Offshore Renewables News


Ulstein Floats Out Offshore Wind Vessel

4 hours ago

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has floated out the hull of a wind farm support vessel it is building for Bernard Schulte.The service operation vessel (SOV), yard number 315 at Ulstein Verft, was floated out from the yard’s dock hall on Sunday afternoon…

USV Completes Greater Gabbard Survey

Jan 22, 2020

A vessel remotely operated from shore performed survey work for a wind farm in the sea off Suffolk, UK, reportedly marking a first for the offshore wind sector.The XO-450 unmanned surface vessel (USV), owned and operated by XOCEAN, carried out…

Semco-Bladt JV To Build Substation For Mayflower Wind

Jan 15, 2020

Mayflower Wind Energy has hired a Semco-Bladt joint venture to build and deliver a substation for the Mayflower Wind project offshore Nantucket, Massachusetts.Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime have formed a joint venture for the design and construction of the 1…

SGRE Reaches $1.9Bn Green Guarantee Lines

Jan 05, 2020

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that in less than a year, and aligned to its commitment to sustainability it has accumulated €1.72 billion ($1.9Bn) in green guarantee lines.'SGRE is moving forward in its strategy of making…

WindFloat Atlantic Platform Heads Offshore

Dec 31, 2019

The second of the three platforms for the WindFloat Atlantic project has left the Port of Ferrol for its final destination 20 kilometers offshore Viana do Castelo, Portugal.Upon arrival to the project site, it will be installed next to the first floating platform…

Offshore Wind: The Future is Now

Dec 30, 2019

Matthew Tremblay, ABS SVP, Global Offshore Markets, discusses the course ahead for the burgeoning US offshore wind market.

Protecting Subsea Cabling

Dec 19, 2019

The energy industry is changing. Renewables are on the rise and wind energy is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, Britain is set to increase the amount of energy produced from offshore wind farms from 7% to 30% over the next decade.However…

OGS: UK Offshore Energy Integration Advancing

Dec 17, 2019

Increased integration between offshore wind and other marine renewables and offshore oil and gas production can help deliver the UK’s net zero target through technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), said a study.According to a new report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

A Blue/Green Energy Revolution

Dec 17, 2019

A seismic shift in the dialogue around big oil and climate has occurred in the past 12 months. It’s a change in how big oil is orientating itself around what many call the energy transition. Climate goals - governmental, international and industry…

£10 billion+ Offshore Wind Decommissioning Bill

Dec 16, 2019

The UK’s offshore wind industry will need to lean on oil and gas expertise to help decommission wind farms as more than 3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power reaches the end of its design life by 2034, an industry decommissioning conference heard in November…

AWEA Urges DoI to Advance OWP

Dec 15, 2019

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has urged Department of Interior (DoI) to advance offshore wind projects on one-year anniversary of record-breaking lease auctions.This weekend represents the one-year anniversary of a record-breaking…

Comment: Equinor’s New E&P El Dorado

Dec 12, 2019

It’s been quite a month for Equinor — new stakes in European wind; new Gulf of Mexico deepwater acreage; new frame contracts for major suppliers plus an endorsement from the International Energy Agency for its energy mix.Not bad — oh, and an…

Wood Tallies Hywind Tampen Contract

Dec 11, 2019

Engineering firm Wood announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by Norwegian energy group Equinor to deliver modifications to a pair of offshore platforms in the Norwegian North Sea that will be connected to electric power from floating wind turbines…

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

Dec 06, 2019

Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV).The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation…

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