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SeaRenergy Acquires Elbe-1

Aug 21, 2019

Hamburg-based offshore service provider SeaRenergy announced it has acquired Elbe-1, an engineering company that offers expertise and consultancy for design, certification and approval of offshore wind projects.Whereas SeaRenergy provides engineering…

Petrofac Completes BorWin3 OWP

Aug 21, 2019

Petrofac, the provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry, announced the start of power generation from a major offshore wind project (OWP) in Germany.The 900 mega-watt BorWin3 platform has started the process of…

Formosa 1 Phase 2 Foundations Installed

Aug 20, 2019

Jan De Nul Group said it has installed all 20 foundations for the 120-megawatt (MW) Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm offshore Taiwan.As part of the Dutch company mobilized the Seaway Yudin to install the foundations as part of its EPCI contract for building of the overall balance of plant…

New Autonomous Vehicle for Offshore Wind Surveys

Aug 15, 2019

A new autonomous sailing platform aims make the collection of offshore wind energy data easier, faster, cleaner and more cost efficient.The 16-foot wind- and solar-powered Datamaran, launched recently by Norwegian energy company Equinor and US technology firm Autonomous Marine Systems Inc…

Huadian Wins OWF Contract

Aug 12, 2019

China-based engineering solutions giant Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured a deal as the turnkey contractor at Binhai Smart Wind Power’s 300MW Binhai South offshore wind farm in China.HHI will act as the project's main contractor in the 1…

Heerema Wins More Offshore Wind Work in Taiwan

Aug 09, 2019

Heerema Marine Contractors said it has won another contract to support offshore wind project development in Taiwan, this time in the middle of the country.The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects consist of four sites in the Taiwan Strait…

Hybrid Propulsion for Acta Centaurus

Aug 08, 2019

Acta Centaurus, a new DP2 walk-to-work offshore wind construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, will be fitted with hybrid propulsion capability from Wärtsilä, the Finland-based technology group announced on Thursday…

New Mooring Solution for Kincardine OWF

Jul 30, 2019

First Subsea said it will provide platform mooring connectors to the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm.The company, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, has confirmed its secured the contract with Spanish developer and construction…

Seacat Services Orders Crew Transfer Vessel

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken up its option to build a second multimillion-dollar Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine…

First Power From Deutsche Bucht OWF

Jul 30, 2019

The first turbine at developer Northland’s 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm off Germany has started delivering power to the country’s grid.“This is a great achievement for our Deutsche Bucht project,” said Jens Poulsen, Project Director of Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH…

Prysmian Wins Offshore Gig in Netherlands

Jul 30, 2019

Prysmian Group has been awarded a project by Vattenfall to provide the submarine inter–array cable systems for the 750MW Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV offshore wind farms in The NetherlandsThe major player in energy and telecom cable systems…

DNV GL Looks for Partners in LIDAR JIP

Jul 29, 2019

The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL calls on industry stakeholders to jointly develop acceptance criteria for LIDAR-measured Turbulence Intensity (TI).The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts…

EU Approves Support for French Offshore Wind

Jul 26, 2019

The European Commission said on Friday it approved French state aid for six offshore wind farms in France to help the country meet its climate and renewable energy targets.The farms, which will each have 62 to 83 wind turbines and an expected capacity of 450 to 498 megawatts…

Europe Installs 1.9 GW Offshore Wind Capacity in H1

Jul 26, 2019

Europe added 1.9 GW of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of 2019, up from the 1.1 GW added in the same period in 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope.The UK (931 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) accounted for these installations…

VOS Start Completes Irish Sea Charter

Jul 24, 2019

At the end of last week, Vroon subsea-support walk-to-work unit VOS Start arrived in IJmuiden after almost two years engaged in operations for offshore renewables client MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW).The Netherlands-flagged vessel commenced duties for MVOW in August 2017…

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