Offshore Wind News

TotalEnergies Opens UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen

Oct 18, 2021

French energy major TotalEnergies' Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné on Monday opened the company’s UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen. 'The Hub will be part of the company’s existing offshore operations center in Aberdeen. The Hub will enable…

Crystal Steel to Build Offshore Wind Steel Fabrication Plant in Maryland for Ørsted's U.S. Projects

Oct 15, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has said Friday it had signed a deal to establish Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center at Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg, Maryland. 'Ørsted’s investment in Crystal Steel will enable…

ZE PAK, Ørsted to Create JV for Offshore Wind Projects in Poland

Oct 15, 2021

Poland’s largest privately-owned energy producer ZE PAK, which is looking to shift from coal to renewables, and Denmark's Ørsted world's largest offshore wind developer have signed a letter of intent to jointly take part in the upcoming auction for seabed leases in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea…

Vestas to Install Huge 15MW Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype in Denmark

Oct 15, 2021

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will install a prototype of its giant 15 MW offshore wind turbine at the Østerild National test center for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. Vestas will install the prototype at the test center in the second half of 2022…

Aker Solutions, DeepOcean, and Solstad Offshore in Offshore Wind Services Pact

Oct 14, 2021

Offshore energy industry service providers Aker Solutions, DeepOcean, and Solstad Offshore have formed Windstaller Alliance, focused on offshore wind services.'The new partnership aims to provide the world’s most cost-efficient and complete product supply…

US Aims to Hold Up to Seven Offshore Wind Auctions by 2025

Oct 13, 2021

The United States plans to hold up to seven offshore wind auctions in the next four years and will extend its ambitions to areas that have yet to be developed such as off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico, a Biden administration official said on Wednesday…

TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

Jan De Nul's 'Les Alizés' to Debut at Ørsted's German North Sea Wind Farms

Oct 13, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed a contract with offshore installation firm Jan De Nul for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one offshore substation topside at Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea…

X1 Wind Installs Rotor on its 'Downwind' Floating Wind System

Oct 13, 2021

Spanish floating wind technology company X1 Wind has completed the rotor assembly for its 'downwind' floating wind system.'Fitted with a specially adapted V29 Vestas turbine, the unique ‘downwind’ system is able to ‘weathervane’ and orientate passively with the wind to maximize energy yields…

Avangrid Names Co-CEOs of Renewables Business

Oct 13, 2021

Avangrid, a U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola, has appointed Bill White and Jose Antonio Miranda as Co-Presidents & CEOs of Avangrid Renewables. White will serve as Offshore President & CEO and Miranda will serve as Onshore President & CEO effective immediately…

Vattenfall to Stop Sending Wind Turbine Blades to Landfills. Looks to Recycle All Used Blades by 2030

Oct 13, 2021

Vattenfall aims to recycle all of its used wind turbine blades by 2030, the Swedish utility said on Tuesday, and will immediately stop disposing of them in landfill sites.The decision applies to the wind farms that it owns and commits Vattenfall to re-use…

GE's LM Wind Power Launches Second 107-meter Wind Turbine Blade Mold in Cherbourg, France

Oct 12, 2021

GE Renewable Energy's LM Wind Power, a designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, has launched its second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory in France, to address the industry’s demand for offshore wind turbine blades…

GE to Deliver 13MW Turbines for U.S. First Utility-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 12, 2021

GE Renewable Energy has received an order from Vineyard Wind in the U.S. to supply Haliade-X turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.GE was announced as the preferred turbine supplier for the project in December of 2020…

Van Oord Hires Cadeler to Assist with Hollandse Kust Noord Offshore Wind Farm Work

Oct 12, 2021

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has selected Danish offshore installation specialist Cadeler to assist it with executing the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project in the Netherlands.Hollandse Kust Noord will be completed in 2023 and will have 69 x 11MW turbines…

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