Offshore Wind News


Germany's Switch from Coal to Renewables: Gap to be Filled by Offshore Wind

13 hours ago

German high-voltage grid operator Amprion is confident the country's planned switch to renewable energy can be mastered by its network, it said on Monday, rejecting claims that power supply could be at risk.Coal importers group VDKi last Friday…

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm: First Turbine Up, 99 More to Go

13 hours ago

The first offshore wind turbine was installed last Friday at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland.The first turbine installation comes just a few weeks after the Moray East consortium announced the completion of jacket…

Rovco Tapped for Subsea Services at Beatrice Wind Farm

15 hours ago

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV and hydrographic services, has signed a contract to carry out work on offshore wind farm Beatrice, the Scottish largest operational offshore wind farm.  Rovco, which did not share the value of the contract,…

Harren & Partner Adds Offshore Wind Vessel to Fleet. Launches SAL Renewables

Jan 15, 2021

German shipping group Harren & Partner has added the jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet, and has this week announced the launch of Bremen-based SAL Renewables, a provider of offshore wind installation services.'Born as a sister company to the renowned heavy lift shipping company SAL Heavy Lift…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Long-Term Charter for Acergy Viking SOV

Jan 15, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has won a long term charter with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its Service Operation Vessel Acergy Viking. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current…

VIDEO: Huisman's Crane for OIM Wind's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 15, 2021

Dutch crane specialist Huisman has signed a letter of intent with China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU offshore wind installation unit.OIM Wind last year signed an EPC contract with CIMC for the construction of 1 + 1…

SEACOR Marine Completes Sale of Windcat to CMB

Jan 15, 2021

New York-listed offshore vessel owner SEACOR Marine has completed the previously announced sale of its offshore crew transfer subsidiary Windcat Workboats to the Belgian shipping and logistics group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB).Windcat is headquartered in Lowestoft…

Lamprell to Split Three Ways. Puts Greater Focus on Renewables, Digital

Jan 15, 2021

Lamprell, a company traditionally known as oil and gas rig builder, has this week announced a reorganization of its business aimed at increasing focus on renewables and the energy transition. Based in the UAE, the company has in recent years increased its uptake of renewables sector orders…

MOL, Bombora Targeting Wave Energy Opportunities in Japan

Jan 14, 2021

Wave energy converter developer Bombora has entered into an agreement with Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to identify wave energy potential in Japan and across the region.MOL has recently said it has completed a detailed internal technical review of Bombora’s mWave wave energy converter…

Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy Team Up in Green Hydrogen Push

Jan 14, 2021

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have this week announced they'd work together on wind-to-hydrogen projects to help decarbonize the economy 'to solve the climate crisis.'The companies said they were contributing with their developments to an…

Six Consortia Pre-Qualify for Danish Largest Offshore Wind Farm Tender

Jan 14, 2021

Six consortia have pre-qualified to take part in the tender for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm Thor, the Danish Energy Agency said Thursday.Thor will have a capacity of 800-1000 MW when it is fully installed and connected to the grid, which is expected to happen by 2027…

Vestas to Lay Off 220 Employees in Denmark and UK

Jan 14, 2021

Wind turbine maker Vestas said on Thursday it will lay off 220 employees, primarily in Denmark and Britain, as part of the integration of its onshore and offshore operations.This follows the Danish company's October announcement that it would…

Equinor Selected for US' Largest Offshore Wind Award

Jan 13, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor said it has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the United States' largest renewable energy procurements to date.Under the award, Equinor and partner BP will provide 1,260…

Slower Wind Speeds to Hit Earnings of Offshore Wind Giant Ørsted

Jan 13, 2021

Ørsted warned a return to more normal wind speeds this year would hit operating earnings after the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer raised its profit forecast for 2020.The Danish company said on Tuesday it now expected operating profit of about 18 billion Danish crowns ($2…

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