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Researchers Reimagine Next-gen Drivetrain Technologies for Offshore Wind Turbines

Aug 30, 2023

New studies leveraging conceptual designs of offshore wind turbines point to how their drivetrains could change in the near future to produce more power while lowering costs, according to a new journal article by the U.S. Department of Energy’s…

Low Interest Shown in US' First Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Auction

Aug 29, 2023

Only one of three available areas was sold during the United States' first ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.The auction, held by the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered up three sites for offshore wind development…

Renewables Competitiveness Accelerates Despite Cost Inflation

Aug 29, 2023

The fossil fuel price crisis has accelerated the competitiveness of renewable power, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Around 86% (187GW) of all the newly commissioned renewable capacity in 2022 had lower costs than fossil fuel-fired electricity…

ESVAGT Develops Larger Transfer Vessel

Aug 28, 2023

Danish partners ESVAGT and Hvide Sande Shipyard are collaborating to create larger and stronger transfer boats, with room to transport more technicians and cargo for the offshore wind industry.Many years ago, ESVAGT introduced safe transfer…

First US Gulf Offshore Wind Auction to Fuel Green Hydrogen Push

Aug 28, 2023

The U.S. Gulf Coast region, the nation's primary offshore source of oil and gas, has cheap electricity and lacks state mandates for renewable energy procurement, making it an unlikely place to expand one of the most expensive forms of clean energy…

HexDefence Aims to Protect Offshore Wind Assets, Cradle to Grave

Aug 28, 2023

As the pace of offshore wind installation accelerates globally, all eyes turn to tools and techniques that will enable efficient installation and lifecycle protection of offshore wind towers. Balmoral, with decades of experience protection offshore oil and gas infrastructure…

Hellenic Cables Awarded Cable Contract for Gennaker Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 25, 2023

Hellenic Cables announced it has been awarded an EPCI contract for the grid interconnection of the Western Offshore Substation of Gennaker Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea, off Germany.Hellenic Cables, the cables segment of Cenergy Holdings…

Offshore Wind: US Shipbuilders Answering the Call

Aug 24, 2023

It’s a big deal when a U.S. president visits an American shipyard, and these trips always send a message. When President Obama spoke at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013, he warned of the consequences of sequestration. President Trump’s 2020 speech at Fincantieri Marinette Marine touted a $5…

Morgan Stanley Gets Behind Crowley's Offshore Wind Push

Aug 24, 2023

Morgan Stanley's infrastructure investment arm is teaming up with U.S. maritime, energy and logistics solutions company Crowley to advance offshore wind energy solutions for the United States.Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP)…

Autonomous Vehicles Used for O&M at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 24, 2023

A recent pilot project has verified the application of autonomous surface and subsea platforms for operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, located in the German North Sea.The July 2023 project was commissioned…

Equinor Inaugurates Hywind Tampen, World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Aug 22, 2023

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and its partners inaugurated the world's largest floating offshore wind farm on Wednesday, whose output will supply nearby oil and gas platforms and cut their greenhouse gas emissions.The Hywind Tampen wind farm…

Revolution Wind: US Approves Fourth Major Offshore Wind Project

Aug 22, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday approved the construction of a 704-megawatt (MW) wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, the fourth major offshore wind project the agency has greenlit…

US Offshore Wind: Long-term Outlook Bright Despite Short-term Concerns

Aug 21, 2023

While trouble areas continue to emerge in the young U.S. offshore wind industry, analysts at Intelatus Global Partners maintain an optimistic outlook for the industry in the long term.The business intelligence and consulting firm said in its latest U…

Ampelmann Inks Second Contract for New Ulstein CSOVs

Aug 21, 2023

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann announced it has signed a new contract to build two more W-type systems for Ulstein, on behalf of one of Germany’s major shipowners. This is Ampelmann's second contract with Ulstein to provide an integrated gangway system on two new vessels…

Mainstream, Ocean Winds to Develop 500MW Floating Offshore Wind Site in Scotland

Aug 17, 2023

Renewable energy firms Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds have partnered to develop a second ScotWind floating offshore wind site of 500 MW east of Shetland, expanding the overall footprint of the Arven Offshore Wind Farm to 2.3 GW.Arven comprises two sites…

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