Offshore Wind News


Ulstein Floats Out Offshore Wind Vessel

4 hours ago

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has floated out the hull of a wind farm support vessel it is building for Bernard Schulte.The service operation vessel (SOV), yard number 315 at Ulstein Verft, was floated out from the yard’s dock hall on Sunday afternoon…

Drones Could Deliver Spare Parts for Offshore Wind Turbines

Jan 27, 2020

Three European companies are working on a drone that could deliver spare parts and tools from vessels to offshore wind turbines, cutting delivery times to technicians atop wind turbine generators.Siemens Gamesa, Ørsted, and ESVAGT have teamed…

Vietnam Begins 48 MW Wind Farm Construction

Jan 26, 2020

Climate Fund Managers (CFM), the manager of the Climate Investor One facility (CI1), have announced that construction has begun of its 48MW near-shore wind farm in Tra Vinh province Vietnam.CI1’s Construction Equity Fund has committed USD 71 million to the project company…

MHI Vestas Installs 9.5MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Jan 26, 2020

Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) has installed a prototype of its V174 offshore wind turbine at the Osterild National test center in Denmark.The 9.5MW unit will be now be put through a “robust test program ...…

EDPR, Engie Team Up to Build Offshore Wind Giant

Jan 24, 2020

Wind energy companies EDP Renewables and Engie have signed a deal to form 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind.EDPR and ENGIE will combine their offshore wind assets and project pipeline in this new entity, starting with a total of 1…

Ørsted to Brief Atlantic City Residents on NJ's First OWF

Jan 24, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm company Ørsted is set to host an open house in the first week of February to update Atlantic City residents on the progress of Ocean Wind, New Jersey's first offshore wind project.Ørsted was in June 2019 selected as…

New Crane Booms for Swire's Pacific Osprey

Jan 24, 2020

Offshore wind farm installation company Swire Blue Ocean has awarded Blue Water Shipping a contract to transport new crane boom for its Pacific Osprey jack-up unit.Blue Water Shipping will transport Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom from NOV’s manufacturing yard to Denmark aboard SAL’s M/V Wiebke…

Poland Eyes 10GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2027

Jan 23, 2020

Poland's ministry of state assets has published a draft of legislation to promote offshore wind power, aiming to award more than 10GW in the Baltic Sea by 2027.The country will  incentivise the construction of around 10 GW of offshore wind capacity…

German Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 7.5GW

Jan 23, 2020

A total of 1,469 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,516MW feed electricity into the German offshore wind industry grid as of now. 160 turbines with a capacity of 1,111MW were connected to the grid in 2019.According to a joint press…

Orsted Fans Offshore Wind Farm Boom

Jan 23, 2020

Danish wind energy developer Orsted is gearing up to launch its first big-ticket project financing in Taiwan, one of the world’s fastest-growing offshore wind markets.Orsted is expected to mandate banks next month on an NT$61.9bn (US$2bn) 18-year loan for its offshore wind farms in Changhua county…

First foundation Installed at Triton Knoll

Jan 22, 2020

Triton Knoll, a offshore windfarm which is being constructed 33km away from the coast of Lincolnshire in the North Sea, confirmed that the first of its 90 wind turbine monopile foundations has been safely and successfully installed, 32km off the Lincolnshire coast…

Tekmar Secures Kriegers Flak Deal

Jan 22, 2020

Tekmar Energy, the provider of sub-sea cable protection systems for the renewable energy industry, has secured two contracts awards for the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.'Tekmar Group is delighted to announce contract awards from Global…

Orsted Opens Borssele 1&2 O&M Base

Jan 22, 2020

The global leader in offshore wind Ørsted has opened the operations & maintenance (O&M) base for the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The opening was organized together with Energy Port Zeeland.All construction…

NJ Governor Signs Offshore Wind Bill

Jan 22, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into legislation Bill, expanding the definition of a 'qualified offshore wind project'. This definition now includes an 'open access offshore wind transmission facility'.With the new legislation in place…

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