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Boskalis Orders SMD Pre-lay Plough

Jun 07, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) announced it has signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre-lay Plough to marine service provider Boskalis N.V.Set for delivery in spring 2020, the Pre Lay Plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control…

BMT Scores US Offshore Wind Contract

Jun 06, 2019

BMT said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract to design two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to be deployed for Windserve Marine to service Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project in the US.BMT has designed the new 20-meter CTV specifically for East Coast conditions with maneuverability…

Vattenfall May Raise Offshore Wind Target

Jun 06, 2019

Sweden's Vattenfall may raise its target for installing offshore wind power generation in Europe beyond the 11,000 megawatts (MW) it now plans to have in place by 2025, an executive said.Gunnar Groebler, the Swedish power firm's board member in charge of wind…

WIND Inks 20-year Deal with Ørsted

Jun 05, 2019

Danish renewable energy company Ørsted has awarded WIND a 20-year framework agreement for the storage and onshore handling of all its array cables and accessories at WIND's site in Velsen, The Netherlands. The contract relates to all of Ørsted's current and future European offshore wind farms…

Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo Refit Completed

Jun 05, 2019

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) that included the installation of a moon pool on the main deck.According to DSDu, the technical demands…

JDR Cables Wins SeaMade OWF Contract

Jun 05, 2019

JDR Cables reports it has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometers of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories…

Innogy Eyes Partnerships in US Offshore Wind

Jun 05, 2019

Energy firm Innogy , in the process of being broken up by parent RWE and rival E.ON, could team up with oil majors to build offshore wind farms in the booming U.S. market, one of its board members said.Projects off the U.S. coast have become a major target for utilities in Europe…

Taiwan Wind Farms Fuel PF Boom

May 31, 2019

The promise of jumbo project financings arising from Taiwan’s ambitious push to develop offshore wind farms is beginning to hold true as a flurry of loans compete for liquidity among the island’s lenders.Financings totaling at least NT$155bn (US$4…

SMD Delivers Cable Burial Tractor to Boskalis

May 29, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) said it has delivered an ultra-high powered, compact 2,400 horsepower Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis.The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilized directly onto Boskalis’ specialist cable lay vessel…

Asian Renewables Investment on the Rise

May 28, 2019

Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Monday.Total capital expenditure in renewables will rise above $30 billion in the region by 2020…

US Offshore Wind Hits Potential Snag

May 22, 2019

New legislation could stall US offshore wind farm development, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said.The House Appropriations Committee adopted language calling for a one-year Department of Defense study of the impact of offshore wind turbines…

ROVOP Opens Rotterdam Office

May 21, 2019

Subsea robotics specialist ROVOP announced Tuesday it has opened a new office in Rotterdam to support to mainland Europe based clients and further strengthen the company's position in the market.The newly appointed Business Development Manager in the Rotterdam office…

BMT Unveils New Vessel Designs

May 21, 2019

BMT has introduced two vessel designs aimed at Taiwanese offshore wind operations.In March, BMT's Specialized Ship Design division attended an official keel laying ceremony for its new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV). BMT…

Engie, EDP to Form 50-50 Offshore Wind JV

May 21, 2019

French utility Engie and Portuguese power company EDP will create a 50-50 joint venture to pool their fixed and floating offshore wind operations, the companies said on Tuesday.'Creating this JV will bring the projects we have together. It means…

DEME to Install Hornsea Two Turbines

May 17, 2019

Belgium-based DEME Offshore announced Friday it has been awarded a contract worth approximately €200 million ($223.3 million) for the transportation and installation of 165 foundations and turbines at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK…

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