Offshore Wind News


EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

9 hours ago

Houston-based Bleutec Industries, a company which describes itself as the builder, owner, and operator of Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessels, said Thursday it had secured 'a significant capital commitment' from EnCap Investments L…

UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

11 hours ago

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure…

HST Marine Orders Three Battery-powered Fast Crew Suppliers from Damen

13 hours ago

Offshore energy industry services provider High Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has ordered three Fast Crew Suppliers 2710s from Damen Shipyards for an undisclosed fee.Damen Shipyards said that the vessels would be fitted with 190kW battery arrays…

Germany Plans to Buy Majority Stake in Unit of Dutch Grid Operator TenneT - sources

15 hours ago

The German government wants to buy either a majority stake or all of the German subsidiary of Dutch power grid operator TenneT as part of Berlin's planned transition towards sustainable energy use, two German government sources told Reuters…

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Two Shanghai Electric SOVs

Nov 30, 2022

A keel-laying ceremony was held for two Ulstein-designed offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) on Wednesday at the ZPMC yard.Shanghai Electric, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, ordered the two vessels of the Ulstein SX195 and SX197 designs…

New JV Eyes Floating Wind Projects in Sweden, Finland

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore wind developers Eolus and Simply Blue Group have created a joint venture, SeaSapphire, under which they plan to develop floating offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. SeaSapphire is starting the early development of four commercial…

Offshore Wind: BAR Targets U.S. Crew Transfer Vessel Deployment for 2024

Nov 30, 2022

Marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies (BAR), said Wednesday that its low-emission crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, the BARTech 30, will be available for the first U.S. offshore wind projects in 2024, following quotes at several U…

Thirteen Firms Team Up to Develop Next-gen Floating Wind Tech

Nov 30, 2022

Technip Energies is leading a 13-partner consortium that is working to roll out the next generation of floating wind technology 'for a competitive, more scalable and industrial deployment.'The initiative, called NextFloat, launched in Paris earlier this month…

HSM to Build Offshore Wind-powered Gas Platform for One-Dyas

Nov 29, 2022

HSM Offshore Energy will build an offshore wind-powered offshore gas production platform for client One-Dyas.The platform will be a part of One-Dyas' N05-A project in the Dutch North Sea.The N05-A platform will run entirely on renewable energy from the nearby Riffgat offshore wind farm…

UTEC Showcases New Unmanned Catamaran for Offshore Wind Surveys

Nov 29, 2022

Survey, positioning, and data management firm UTEC, part of the Acteon Group, is targeting the offshore wind survey and inspection market with a new uncrewed surface vessel (USV).Torsten Marten, lead surveyor, UTEC, outlined the new design at the Marine Autonomous Technology Showcase (MATS)…

Windcat Orders Two Hydrogen-powered CSOVs from Damen Shipyards

Nov 29, 2022

Offshore crew transfer company Windcat said Tuesday it had ordered two hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (“CSOVs”) from the Dutch company Damen Shipyards, with options for further vessels.The “Elevation Series” CSOVs have…

The Future is Bright for Floating Wind in the U.S.

Nov 29, 2022

Intelatus’ director of research, Phil Lewis, discusses the promising future for floating offshore wind in the United States.

Mainstream, Maple Power to Bid for Celtic Sea Floating Wind Farm Rights

Nov 29, 2022

Mainstream Renewable Power ('Mainstream'), a renewable energy company majority-owned by Aker Horizons, and offshore wind developer Maple Power are jointly exploring the upcoming Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind Tender in the UK, which will be launched in 2023…

Shell, Hexicon JV Selects Vestas' 15MW Turbines for S. Korea Floating Wind Project

Nov 29, 2022

MunmuBaram, a joint venture between Shell and Swedish floating wind technology developer Hexicon, has named the wind turbine maker Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project in South Korea…

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