Offshore Renewables News

Final Turbine Installed at Borssele III/IV Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 27, 2020

Final offshore wind turbine has been installed at the Blauwwind consortium's Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm project site in the Dutch North Sea, MHI Vestas, the turbine manufacturer said Friday.The last of 77 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines…

Top Six European Oil Firms Have Over 28GW of Renewables Capacity in Pipeline

Nov 27, 2020

European international oil companies (IOCs) are leading the way in terms of progressing strategies for renewable power growth, ahead of US players that have not, so far, made the same switch, energy intelligence firm GlobalData said.According to Global Data…

Tokyo Gas Joins Chiba Offshore Wind Partnership

Nov 25, 2020

Japan's largest provider of city gas Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. has joined the joint venture established by Shizen Energy Inc. and Northland Power Inc. in 2019 for the development of offshore wind projects in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, the partners announced Wednesday…

Olympic, Safeway Team Up for Offshore Wind Farm Gig with JDR

Nov 24, 2020

Offshore vessel owner Olympic Shipping and gangway provider Safeway are cooperating on the Sandbank wind farm project off Germany, under a contract by subsea power cable provider JDR Cables.Olympic Shipping's multi-purpose offshore vessel Olympic…

RCG Appoints Floating Wind Expert

Nov 23, 2020

Advisory company Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has appointed floating offshore wind specialist Dan Kyle Spearman to lead its global floating offshore wind practice.'As floating offshore wind will be a key renewable energy technology in the energy transition to net zero carbon emissions…

Seacat Services Orders Two Crew Transfer Vessels

Nov 23, 2020

UK-based offshore wind farm support vessel operator, Seacat Services has ordered two more Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessels.The two vessels – to be named Seacat Sceptre and Seacat Sovereign – are designed by Chartwell Marine, and will be the…

RWE Sells 49% Stake in Humber Gateway Wind Farm for $863M

Nov 23, 2020

Renewable energy giant RWE has agreed to sell to Greencoat a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway wind farm offshore the UK for GBP 648 million ($863 million). 'The disposal is part of RWE’s capital rotation program and the proceeds will be used to finance further growth in the renewable energy business…

Video: In Offshore Wind, Size Matters

Nov 20, 2020

The offshore wind industry has made great strides to become a cost-competitive option for grid and off-grid energy solutions. And today, the industry is growing faster than ever before, both in the well-established European market and in newer ones such as in China…

ORE Catapult Invests in Innovative Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Facility

Nov 20, 2020

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, UK-based innovation center for offshore renewable energy, is looking to lower costs and speed up the production of the wind turbine blade designs of the future with investment in a prototype blade manufacturing facility…

European Union Eyes Mammoth Expansion of Offshore Wind Farms

Nov 20, 2020

The European Union unveiled plans on Thursday to transform its electricity system to rely mostly on renewables within a decade and increase its offshore wind energy capacity 25-fold by 2050.Renewable sources like wind and solar provide roughly a third of EU electricity today…

Windthrust Working on All-in-one Floating Port and Installation Vessel for Offshore Wind Sector

Nov 19, 2020

Windthrust, a subsidiary of Australian-based, National Ports Corporation, has revealed plans for a 300 meters long, combined self-propelled floating port and installation vessel for foundations, wind turbines, and substation - named the Oceandock LX…

Sif-Smulders JV to Build Monopiles and Transition Pieces for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Nov 19, 2020

SSE and Equinor, as developers of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK, have ordered monopiles and transition pieces for the Dogger Bank A & B phases. The monopiles and transition pieces will be built by the Sif-Smulders joint venture…

Mocean's Wave Energy Device to Power Subsea Oil & Gas Ops

Nov 18, 2020

Edinburgh-based wave energy technology firm Mocean Energy has raised £850,000 (USD 1,1 million) to speed up the commercialization of its wave energy converter and deploy it to power subsea oil and gas equipment.The Scottish start-up has raised £612…

Aker Offshore Wind Beefs Up Stake in Floating Wind Firm Principle Power

Nov 18, 2020

Norwegian offshore wind services firm Aker Offshore Wind has increased its stake in Principle Power, a company developing foundations for floating wind farms.Aker Offshore Wind's stake in Principle Power will grow from around 20 percent to an expected 39 percent…

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