Offshore Renewables News

X1 Wind Expands Leadership Team

Aug 03, 2021

Floating offshore wind company X1 Wind announced a series of new appointments aiming to help accelerate full-scale commercial operations. New additions to the team include Strategy and Business Development Director João Neves, Mechanical Engineer Javier G…

Subsea 7 Takes Majority Stake in Floating Wind Tech Player

Aug 02, 2021

Offshore services firm Subsea 7 on Monday revealed has reached a deal to acquire a majority interest in the equity of Nautilus Floating Solutions S.L., a Bilbao, Spain-based developer of technology for the floating wind market.Nautilus has developed…

Partners Sell Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm's Transmission Assets

Jul 30, 2021

The consortium owning the Beatrice Offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland, has signed an agreement to sell the 588MW wind farm's Offshore Transmission Assets (OFTO) to Transmission Capital Partners.The buyer is a consortium comprising International Public Partnerships Limited…

Siemens Gamesa Hikes Wind Turbine Prices as Raw Materials Become More Expensive

Jul 30, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is charging higher prices, combing over contracts, and hedging harder against rising raw materials costs to try to heave its business back to profit, executives said on Friday.The world's biggest maker of the…

SSE, Acciona Partner Up for Polish Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 28, 2021

UK-based SSE Renewables and Spanish firm Acciona have agreed to jointly explore offshore wind opportunities in Poland, and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to formalize a 50/50 joint venture for the Polish market.Poland…

First Subsea Bags Offshore Wind Deals with Gov't Support

Jul 27, 2021

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK's export credit agency and a government department, said Tuesday it had helped Scottish firm First Subsea land multi-million-pound export opportunities with offshore wind farms overseas. 'First Subsea Ltd, a…

Systematic's Software to Optimize Ops on All RWE Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 26, 2021

Renewable energy firm RWE has signed an agreement with Danish software company Systematic to deploy an innovative information management tool across its global fleet of offshore wind farms.Systematic will supply its marine management tool, called SITE…

Van Oord to Install Cables, Foundations at Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

Jul 23, 2021

Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola has awarded Dutch offshore installation company Van Oord a contract for the offshore installation works at the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.Van Oord will transport and install the foundations at the Baltic Sea project and ensure the supply…

Metec to Protect Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm from Corrosion

Jul 23, 2021

Metec UK, a company based in South Tyneside, England, has won two multi-million pound contracts to protect the giant 3.6GW Dogger Bank wind farm from corrosion.Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets…

BP Bolsters Offshore Wind Ambitions. Enters Consultancy Deal with Quaybridge

Jul 22, 2021

British oil major BP, working to beef up its renewables business, has signed an exclusive consultancy agreement with Quaybridge, a UK-based renewables consultancy with expertise in offshore wind.'The two will work together to advance BP’s global…

Solar Firm Sues U.S. Interior Department Over Offshore Wind Project Approval

Jul 20, 2021

A solar energy company has sued the Department of the Interior over its approval of the nation's first major offshore wind farm, alleging that the project off the coast of Massachusetts threatens the area's fishing industry and imperiled marine life…

California is Planning Floating Wind Farms to Boost its Power Supply – Here’s How They Work

Jul 20, 2021

Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible…

Industry's First: North Star to Order Hybrid Daughter Craft for Offshore Wind Support

Jul 20, 2021

UK-focused offshore wind vessel operator North Star Renewables said Tuesday it would order the world’s first hybrid daughter craft vessels to support the offshore wind market.The company, established earlier this year as an offshore wind-focused business of the ERRV-firm North Star…

South Korean Shipbuilder Eyes Floating Wind Opportunities

Jul 20, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is joining the offshore wind industry through the development of an independent offshore wind floater model able to operate in extreme marine environments.The company said Monday it had received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 9…

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