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Allseas Buys Bluerise in Renewables Push

Jul 09, 2019

Offshore contractor Allseas says it has acquired Bluerise, a developer of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology, in a push targeting the renewables industry.Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise, founded by Berend Jan Kleute and Remi Blokker…

Esvagt Eyes Offshore Wind with New Hire

Jul 03, 2019

Esvagt, provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, said it has appointed a new head of business development to lead a push into new services, including in offshore wind.The Danish…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

Ground Broken for Virginia Offshore Wind

Jul 02, 2019

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project has entered the construction phase as the American power and energy company Dominion Energy has formally begun construction.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the start of construction of the CVOW demonstration project…

A Future for Floating Wind

Jul 01, 2019

With more demonstrators in the water, more substantial players are taking interest in floating offshore wind.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works, and bigger players – including oil and gas companies – are taking note…

Sapura Energy Bags Multiple Contracts

Jul 01, 2019

Malaysia’s oilfield services player Sapura Energy said it has has clinched contracts worth a total of MYR 1 billion ($242 million) for several new oil patch deals and one – the company’s first – offshore wind contract.The 10 new contracts are…

Petrofac Wins HKZ Offshore Grid Project

Jul 01, 2019

TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, has awarded the oilfield services provider Petrofac work on the Beta high voltage alternate current (HVAC) substation platform in the North Sea for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm…

US Extends Offshore Wind Tax Credit

Jul 01, 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy.The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America…

Floating Wind: French, Japanese Firms Partner

Jun 28, 2019

French floating foundations developer Ideol and Japanese renewable specialist Shizen Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind project (OWF) off the coasts of Kyushu in Japan.The agreement was signed in Tokyo today by Paul de la Guérivière…

Shell, Hexcion to Develop Floating Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2019

Swedish floating wind farm designer Hexicon said it is teaming up with energy giant Shell to develop, construct and operate a floating wind farm approximately 40 kilometers offshore Ulsan.The project will be carried out under a joint development agreement signed by Shell and CoensHexicon…

US Offshore Wind Market Doubles in Size

Jun 25, 2019

The market for offshore wind in the United States is growing, and growing fast, led by a number of solicitations from states on the East Coast.Over the last 12 months, the size of the US market has doubled to surpass China and Taiwan as the world's third largest for offshore wind…

SGRE, Ørsted Firm Up Taiwan OWP Project

Jun 25, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from the Danish energy company and offshore wind giant Ørsted for their 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind power project in Taiwan.The project includes the Asia-Pacific variant of the SG 8…

Subsea Plow Delivered to Global Marine

Jun 25, 2019

UK-based supplier of tailored equipment and engineering services to enable the execution of challenging offshore projects, Osbit has delivered a multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plow to offshore engineering company Global Marine Group…

World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade Debuts

Jun 25, 2019

The American supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry LM Wind Power, part of GE Renewable Energy, has displayed its first 107-meter blade, for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine, which has made its first trip outside its factory in Cherbourg…

New Tech for Wind Blade Inspections

Jun 24, 2019

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, Sandia National Laboratories researchers say…

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