Offshore Wind News


Class approval for floating turbine

Apr 15, 2016

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is designed by Principle Power and consists of a ballasted floating platform which supports a multi-megawatt wind turbine generator…

Statoil to launch Batwind

Mar 21, 2016

Statoil’s Batwind, a new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy, will be piloted in the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Batwind illustration…

DONG picks UK trio for Race Bank

Mar 10, 2016

DONG Energy has placed contracts with three UK firms for the array cables at its 580 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, off coast of Norfolk, England. The array cables for Race Bank will be supplied by JDR from its base in Hartlepool. The…

DONG splits Hornsea wind park in four

Mar 08, 2016

DONG Energy has reached an agreement with The Crown Estate to reconfigure the Hornsea zone as part of the Round 3 offshore wind development zones.   Following its acquisition of the remainder of the Hornsea zone from Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services in 2015…

Boskalis to buy VolkerWessels units

Mar 07, 2016

Dutch firm Boskalis has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire offshore activities from VolkerWessels. Under the offer, Boskalis will acquire maritime and offshore wind energy related activities of VolkerWessels, namely VBMS, Stemat and VSI (Volker Stevin International)…

SAL on Veja Mate wind farm

Mar 04, 2016

SAL Heavy Lift signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce, a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International, for the transport of 67 transition pieces. The transition pieces are destined for the Veja Mate in offshore…

DeepOcean welcomes Maersk Connector

Feb 29, 2016

DeepOcean welcomed its advanced cable installation vessel Maersk Connector to North East England for the mobilization of specialist cable handling equipment for projects in the offshore renewables and subsea interconnector sectors. The vessel…

Green light for East Anglia ONE

Feb 29, 2016

ScottishPower Renewables has made a final investment decision on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which is set to be one of the largest wind parks in the world. The 714 MW, £2.5 billion (US$3.47 billion) project offshore East Anglia…

Gibdock mobilizes Scylla jackup

Feb 23, 2016

Seajacks' latest newbuild self-propelled wind farm installation jackup unit Seajacks Scylla is to be mobilized at Gibdock in Gibralter. The unit was delievered to Seajacks by Samsung Heavy Industries at the end of 2015, and discharged…

NorSea Group inks Hywind base deal

Feb 19, 2016

Norway-based NorSea Group's Stordbase is to be used to assemble the world's first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park under a US$5.8-8.1 million (NOK 50-70 million) contract. The contract, which enters starts 1 March 2016…

Statoil in renewable energy capital fund

Feb 16, 2016

Statoil launched a new venture capital fund, Statoil Energy Ventures, dedicated to investing in attractive and ambitious growth companies in renewable energy, supporting its strategy of growth in new energy solutions. Image from Statoil…

UXO guidance issued

Feb 10, 2016

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) has published essential guidelines for the management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment. CIRIA’s report, entitled Assessment and management of…

First floating wind job for Nexans

Feb 05, 2016

Statoil awarded Nexans the contract to supply static and dynamic cabling and associated accessories for the world's first floating wind farm, following a successful demo facilitated by Nexans' cables which has been in operation since 2009…

Petrofac, GE join up on wind farm

Jan 28, 2016

Petrofac and GE have been awarded a contract worth over £110 million to engineer, construct and install a turnkey power system to efficiently connect up to 336 MW of clean energy from the Galloper offshore wind farm, off Suffolk, UK, to the British grid…

Irish Sea offshore study published

Dec 14, 2015

The UK's Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey summarizing the geological conditions of the Irish Sea. It is intended that the study will provide a valuable resource for anyone considering development of offshore infrastructure in the region…

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