Offshore Wind News


McDermott Performs Record-Breaking Lift on BorWin6 HVDC Project

May 13, 2024

McDermott has executed its heaviest stacking lift at the Jebel Ali fabrication yard in Dubai as part of the BorWin6 980MW high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) project for TenneT.The stacking of deck level one had a total weight of 1,962 metric…

Cyan Renewables, Hyundai to Set Up Offshore Wind Vessel Suply Chain in South Korea

May 13, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Asset Management to establish a robust vessel supply with strong local content for South Korea's offshore wind market.Cyan Renewables…

Cadeler Secures Up to $140M in Vessel Agreements with Equinor and Polenergia

May 13, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler has secured vessel reservation agreements with Equinor and Polenergia joint ventures MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III, marking the first contract between the companies.Both MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III are 50% owned by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

Vard to Build Two CSOVs for Taiwanese Client

May 10, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has signed a contract with an undisclosed Taiwanese customer for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs).The customer has appointed VARD to design and construct two CSOVs’ of VARD 4 39 design…

Over 150 Specialist Subsea Jobs Up for Grabs at Rovco and Vaarst

May 10, 2024

UK-based tech-powered offshore wind solutions provider Rovco and its robotic spin-off company Vaarst have unveiled plans to recruit over 150 specialist subsea roles across by the end of 2025.Rovco said it will recruit over 100 new roles across its Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices…

Ørsted Picks ABL for Taiwan Offshore Wind Farms Services

May 09, 2024

Ørsted has appointed energy and marine consultancy ABL to provide marine warranty survey services for the offshore transportation and installation (T&I) of wind turbines and cables package for the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan…

First Turbine Stands Tall at Iberdrola’s 476MW Offshore Wind Farm

May 09, 2024

The first of a total of 50 wind turbines has been installed at the 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Iberdrola and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), located off the German Baltic coast.Working in partnership with Vestas…

Colombia's Ecopetrol Talking to Very Large Offshore Wind Players

May 08, 2024

Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol has held talks with big players ahead of a potential bid in an offshore wind auction organized by the country's government, Chief Executive Ricardo Roa said on Wednesday.Roa was speaking…

Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 Delivers First Power

May 08, 2024

First power from Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is now feeding the grid.Offshore wind construction company Cadeler reports its wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Wind Osprey recently installed the first Siemens Gamesa 11-megawatt (MW) turbine at the project…

Hollandse Kust West Beta Export Cables to Come Ashore Next Week

May 08, 2024

The first export cable for the Hollandse Kust West Beta offshore wind farm will come ashore next week as the work progresses to connect the 700 MW project to the Dutch grid.According to an update from transmission system operator TenneT, several…

Onshore Tests Start for PosHYdon Offshore Green Hydrogen Pilot

May 08, 2024

The onshore tests for the PosHYdon project, which aims to produce green hydrogen on an operational gas platform in the Dutch North Sea, have started in the Netherlands.The PosHYdon pilot kicked off the onshore test successfully at the premises of InVesta…

RWE Inks Deals for Three HVDC Offshore Wind Substations with Hitachi Energy and Aibel

May 08, 2024

German energy giant RWE has signed framework agreements with Hitachi Energy and Aibel for the joint supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems for its offshore wind farms.The agreements are long-term in nature as the secured…

TGS Launches Multi-Client Wind and Metocean Surveys Off Germany

May 07, 2024

Norwegian seismic firm TGS has started its latest multi-client wind measurement campaign using two LiDAR buoys offshore Germany in the North Sea.The buoys are equipped with a multitude of sensors, allowing detailed measurements of wind, metocean and environmental data…

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Suction Bucket Test

May 06, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of Beacon Wind’s proposal to test suction bucket foundations on its lease area offshore Massachusetts.Suction bucket foundations are an alternative foundation…

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