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Seaway 7 to Install Cables at Hornsea Two

Jul 24, 2019

Seaway 7 has won a contract from Ørsted's Optimus Wind to install the entire inner array grid cable system for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project in the UK sector of the North Sea.Seaway 7 parent company Subsea 7 said the contract is worth between $50 million and $150 million…

LDA Wins French Offshore Wind Work

Jul 24, 2019

French maritime firm Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group announced that its subsidiary Louis Dreyfus TravOcean has signed its first contract related to the development of offshore windfarms in France.The transport and logistics company said that the contract for supply…

Heerema Wins Taiwan Offshore Wind Contract

Jul 22, 2019

The Netherlands based offshore contractor Heerema Marine Contractors said it has been awarded a contract to support the construction of an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan. Assigned by the Taiwan branch of Jan de Nul, Heerema will take on…

New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts

Jul 18, 2019

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions…

Work Begins at Windfloat Atlantic

Jul 18, 2019

Installation of the first turbine has started at the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm off Portugal.The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project  belongs to the Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renováveis (54…

Saipem to Build Floating Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

Jul 17, 2019

Italian services company Saipem said it will design and built a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi Arabia under a memorandum of understanding and exclusive agreement with Abu Dhabi based renewables solutions firm Plambeck Emirates…

German North Sea Wind Power Output Rising

Jul 15, 2019

Power production from German North Sea wind farms from January to June totaled 9.51 terawatt hours (TWh), 16% more than in the same 2018 period, grid company TenneT GmbH said on Monday.TenneT, the German arm of the bigger Dutch transmission network group…

Heerema Signs On Vineyard Wind Project

Jul 12, 2019

Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Marine Contractors said on Friday it has been assigned to help build the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.Situated 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, the 800-megawatt…

Partners Eye Floating Wind in South Korea

Jul 11, 2019

A consortium of companies including Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power (EWP) aim to develop a floating offshore wind project off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea.The 200 megawatt…

Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Bid

Jul 11, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4.Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2 in September 2018.The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

Sif to Build Monopiles for Vineyard Wind

Jul 10, 2019

Sif Holding n.v. will manufacture 84 monopiles (103 KTon steel) for the United States' first large-scale offshore wind farm, the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts.Sif, based in the Netherlands, said its scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles…

JDR Cables Inks MOU with Taya Group

Jul 10, 2019

Cables manufacturer JDR Cables said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taya Group, an electric wire and land cable manufacturer in Taiwan, which will see two companies collaborate on localization opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area…

Maersk Firm to Buy Wind Turbine Supplier

Jul 10, 2019

A.P. Moller Holding, which controls Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk will acquire Danish wind turbine supplier KK Group, it said on Wednesday, in a first step into the renewable energy industry.The acquisition marks a new direction for the family-owned company…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

Jul 09, 2019

Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

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