Offshore Renewables News


Partners Plan Floating Wind Farm in South Korea

Oct 18, 2019

Partners WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions will develop a 500 megawatt (MW) floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea.The consortium was formed as EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions have invested…

UK to Account for 35% Offshore Wind in Europe

Oct 13, 2019

The UK will account for 35% of the growth in offshore wind over the next five years, followed by the Netherlands and Germany, said , according to WindEurope’s new ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023’.In the next five years 22 GW of wind energy capacity…

Final Turbine Installed at Taiwan 1st OWF

Oct 09, 2019

Formosa 1 announced that the installation of all 20 wind turbines for phase 2 of the project has now been completed.Formosa 1 is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan and will be able to supply 128,000 households with clean power…

Seacat Kicks Off 3-vessel Charter with Equinor

Oct 08, 2019

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services said it has commenced a long-term contract with Equinor, which will see three OESVs support the ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) of the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the UK North Sea…

Groix and Belle-Ile OWF Selects MHI Vestas

Oct 07, 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  has been selected as the preferred supplier for the Groix & Belle-Île floating offshore wind project in France.At a royal signing ceremony today in Paris…

Foss, Østensjø Partner for US Offshore Wind

Oct 03, 2019

Foss Maritime LLC and Østensjø Rederi AS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a partnership to provide domestic service operation vessels (SOV) to owners and operators of offshore wind projects in US waters.Paul Gallagher, Vice President at Foss Maritime said…

Equinor Sells 25% Stake in German Wind Farm

Oct 03, 2019

Norway's Equinor has agreed to sell a 25% stake in Germany's Arkona offshore wind farm for around 500 million euros ($547.85 million), almost doubling the value of its investment, the company said on Thursday.The buyers are funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners…

Subsea 7 Wins Offshore Wind Work in Taiwan

Oct 02, 2019

Subsea 7 said it has secured a contract for the installation of the submarine cable system on an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.The award is worth between $50 million and $150 million, Subsea 7 said.Project engineering will commence immediately at Seaway 7’s offices in Leer…

Mayflower Joins Connecticut Offshore Bids

Oct 01, 2019

Mayflower Wind has submitted bids to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in response to Connecticut's Request for Proposals.Mayflower is a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC…

California Launches Offshore Wind Coalition

Oct 01, 2019

A group of offshore wind industry members that includes Equinor, Magellan Wind and Principle Power have launched an offshore wind group in California.The Offshore Wind California (OWC) said it is  committed to providing industry expertise, innovative solutions…

Gulf Marine Services Gets Capital Respite

Sep 27, 2019

Gulf Marine Services Plc said on Friday it reached an agreement with lenders to ensure it would have continued liquidity until the end of the year, nearly a month after its top boss quit after the company warned of a shortfall in full-year profit…

GERE Goes Carbon Neutral

Sep 24, 2019

GE Renewable Energy, the renewable energy arm of US industrial technology giant General Electric, announced its plan to make 100 percent of its operations carbon neutral by the end of 2020.GE Renewable Energy will reach carbon neutrality by reducing emissions through operational efficiencies…

Equinor, SSE Win Contract for Largest Offshore Wind Project

Sep 20, 2019

Equinor and Britain's SSE have won a tender to build three wind farms off Britain, which the Norwegian firm said together will form the world's largest such development.Like other European oil firms, Equinor is developing its renewables business…

Dominion to Build Largest US Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 20, 2019

The American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Dominion Energy wants to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast.The company filed an application with the regional transmission organization PJM…

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