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Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

May 15, 2019

Heerema Marine Contractors said it has been awarded the Petrofac contract for TenneT's Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha project, one of the largest offshore wind farm zones being developed in the North Sea off the Dutch coast.The award entails…

RWE Open to Partnerships in US Wind

May 15, 2019

German utility RWE would consider teaming up with peers and oil companies to make a move in the U.S. wind market, its chief financial officer Markus Krebber said on Wednesday.RWE will become Europe's third-largest renewable group following a deal to acquire the green energy units of E…

Interview: Mark Jones, CEO InterMoor

May 10, 2019

Mark Jones heads up InterMoor, part of the Acteon group of companies. The CEO weighs in on new technology developments and key markets driving growth for the mooring, foundations and subsea services firm.What type of mooring solutions are most in demand today…

First US-Built CTV Built to Class Requirements

May 09, 2019

WindServe Marine has contracted DNV GL to classify a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the US to class requirements. The purpose-built CTV is being built for Ørsted North America by Workboats in Hubert…

Vattenfall Starts Hollandse Kust Zuid

May 09, 2019

Development of the first unsubsidized offshore wind farm is well underway off the Dutch coast after bouts of bad weather delayed the project earlier this year, said Swedish power company Vattenfall.The European energy company is building the…

Ørsted Orders CTV Pair in the US

May 09, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with the offshore wind support services provider WindServe Marine LLC to construct a two purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert…

DNV GL Urges Interest in Wind-Powered Oil Recovery

May 08, 2019

DNV GL says its WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) technology is now ready for prototype development after two joint industry projects have shown the concept to be technically feasible and cost efficient. WIN WIN was conceived in 2013 by DNV GL…

Keppel FELS, Aibel Ink Major Renewables Gig

May 07, 2019

Singapore-based Keppel FELS and Norway's Aibel have together secured a contract to build and install a new 900 MW offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station for the DolWin 5 cluster offshore wind farms. Under a contract from…

UK Govt Backs Aberdeen Subsea Engineering Hub

May 03, 2019

The UK government said it will back industry plans for a multimillion pound underwater engineering hub in Aberdeen.The planned Global Underwater Engineering Hub will bring together underwater technologies from both industry and academia from…

Orsted Reports Positive Start to 2019

May 01, 2019

Orsted on Wednesday reported higher first-quarter earnings from its offshore wind farms, in a positive sign for the Danish company's focus on renewables after selling its oil and gas business in 2017.Earnings from Orsted's core wind business…

Ørsted to Build Two Wind Farms Off Taiwan

Apr 30, 2019

The world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms Ørsted announced Tuesday it will proceed with building two wind farms offshore Taiwan as the country continues its push to attract investment in renewables.Changhua 1 and 2a will be constructed in 2021 and 2022…

Worley Wins Rhode Island OWF Contract

Apr 30, 2019

Denmark's offshore wind giant Ørsted has awarded WorleyParsons a core role in its Revolution Wind project, which will see the design and installation of a 700-megawatt offshore wind farm, located 15 kilometers south of the Rhode Island coast…

Boskalis to Install Cables for Hornsea 2

Apr 29, 2019

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) said it has been awarded a €100 million ($111.6 million) contract from Ørsted to install three export cable circuits for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.The wind farm will consist of up to 165 turbines with a maximum capacity of 1…

DEME, Equinor Pact for Hywind Tampen Study

Apr 29, 2019

Dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME has signed an agreement with Norwegian energy company Equinor to study floating concrete substructures for the groundbreaking Hywind Tampen floating wind farm.The scope of the front-end…

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

Apr 25, 2019

Equipment that will be used to monitor the interaction between tidal turbines and marine mammals in the Pentland Firth has been put to the test in Aberdeen.The linear actuators that underwent hydrostatic testing at the Balmoral Subsea Test Center…

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