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Seajacks' New WTIVs Named After Mythological Sea Creatures

May 24, 2022

UK-based offshore wind turbine installation firm Seajacks, owned by Eneti, has revealed the names of the two next-gen offshore wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) ordered last year by Eneti.The two new NG-160000X vessels will be known as Nessie and Siren, in line with the Seajacks tradition of naming vessels after mythological sea creatures. They also have a Zaratan, a Kraken, a Scylla, a Hydra…

RWE's Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Moves to Next Phase

May 26, 2022

RWE Renewables has informed that Awel y Môr offshore wind farm, which could provide power for up to 500,000  homes, has passed a key milestone after proposals were submitted to, and accepted for consideration by the UK Planning Inspectorate…

Kongsberg's $30M Tech Package for Cadeler's F-Class Foundation Installation Vessel

May 25, 2022

Norwegian marine equipment and technology firm Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract worth around EUR 28 million (~$29,9 million) with Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore to deliver a technology package for an F-Class, Foundation…

MEO Group Orders Five Crew Boats from Penguin

May 24, 2022

Singapore-based offshore vessel owner MEO Group has ordered five new crew boats, as part of a fleet rejuvenation programThe company ordered the vessels from Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International. Based on Penguin's proprietary Flex-42X and Flex-40X designs…

Aibel's Yard in Thailand Wraps Work on Dogger Bank A Topside

May 23, 2022

Norwegian engineering and construction firm Aibel's yard in Thailand has completed the construction of the Dogger Bank A wind farm substation topside, in what is the first ever HVDC converter platform exported from Thailand.Loaded on a BigLift heavy transportation vessel…

BW Ideol Inks Deal with EDF, Maple Power for Floating Wind Project in Mediterranean

May 23, 2022

BW Ideol, a company that builds foundations for floating wind farms, has signed an agreement with the EDF Renouvelables and Maple Power consortium to cooperate on the design of floating foundations for the AO6 floating offshore wind tender in the French section of the Mediterranean Sea…

Siemens Energy Launches $4.3B bid for Remaining Stake in Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa

May 23, 2022

Siemens Energy on Saturday launched a 4.05 billion euro ($4.28 billion) bid for minority holdings in struggling wind turbine unit Siemens Gamesa, hoping to remove a complex ownership structure that has weighed on its shares.The bid at 18.05 euros per share constitutes a premium of 27…

Proposal Placed for 975MW Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Sardinia, Italy

May 20, 2022

Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy have proposed to build a 975MW floating offshore wind farm off the northeastern coast of Sardinia, Italy. The wind farm's name would be Tibula Energia.Before starting the Ministerial authorization process…

Construction Permit Granted for 640 MW Swedish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

May 19, 2022

Swedish Government has granted a construction permit of an offshore wind farm at Swedish Kriegers Flak, Vattenfall has informed.According to the company, Kriegers Flak in the south of the Baltic sea is one of Vattenfall’s Swedish offshore wind projects that has come the furthest in its development…

Offshore Wind: CIP, AIM Plan to Build Artificial Energy Island in German North Sea

May 19, 2022

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Allianz Investment Management (AIM) said Thursday they would jointly conduct a feasibility study for an artificial energy island in the German North Sea. The island is planned to be connected to large…

Vattenfall Gets Funding for World's First Hydrogen Producing Offshore Wind Turbine

May 19, 2022

The UK Government has awarded Vattenfall £9.3 million pounds ($11.5 million) in innovation funding to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyzer sited directly onto an existing operational turbine…

Simply Blue Group Plans to Build Two Gigawatt-scale Floating Wind Farms in Sweden

May 19, 2022

Ireland-based floating wind developer Simply Blue Group on Thursday unveiled plans for two floating wind projects of a combined 4,75GW capacity offshore Sweden.The 2 GW Skidbladner floating wind project is located 100 km southeast of Stockholm and the 2…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Blue Tern Jack-Up Wins Work at Neart na Goithe Offshore Wind Farm

May 19, 2022

Offshore wind installation contractor Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has won a contract to support the jacket installation campaign on the Neart na Goithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in the UK, using its jack-up installation vessel, the Blue Tern…

EU Unveils $220B Escape Route from Russian Fossil Fuels by 2027

May 18, 2022

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a 210 billion euro [about $220 billion] plan for Europe to end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and to use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its transition to green energy.The invasion of Ukraine by Russia…

North Sea: Four Countries Plan to Install 150GW of Offshore Wind Capacity by 2050

May 18, 2022

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least 150 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea by 2050 to create a 'green power plant' for Europe.But the task will be challenging as the European…

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