Offshore Wind News


Jumbo Offshore Awarded Monopile Removal Contract in Taiwan

Feb 14, 2024

Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a contract by Yunneg Wind Power Co. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved…

Siemens Gamesa Selects Contractor for First SOV Newbuild in Asia

Feb 14, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, will build Siemens Gamesa’s first service operations vessel (SOV) in Asia to facilitate the servicing of wind turbines for the Hai Long offshore wind projects in Taiwan.Siemens Gamesa awarded a 15-year charter contract to Cyan Renewables…

Eversource Energy to Sell Stake in Two Offshore Wind Projects

Feb 13, 2024

Eversource Energy on Tuesday said it will sell its stake in two energy projects in a $1.1 billion deal that helps the New England-based power company exit the troubled offshore wind business.Eversource said it would sell its 50 percent share…

US Finalizes Two Offshore Wind Energy Areas in Oregon

Feb 13, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday finalized two wind energy areas (WEAs) in the offshore Oregon region, aligning with government goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power along U.S. coastlines this decade to fight climate change…

New Breakwater Installed to Support CTVs Berthing at Port of Newhaven

Feb 13, 2024

As part of the refurbishment for the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Rampion offshore wind farm, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has installed a floating concrete breakwater within the Port of Newhaven to provide safe berthing facilities for crew transfer vessels (CTV)…

OEG Renewables Launches Wind Turbine Blade Maintenance Division

Feb 13, 2024

OEG Renewables (OEGR), an OEG Energy Group business, has through its Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) subsidiary added a new division dedicated to blade maintenance and repair services in the wind turbine market, which will operate under the name SMC Blades Limited…

PGS Finds Offshore Wind Site Survey Work

Feb 13, 2024

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has secured an offshore wind site characterization contract in Europe.The project will be acquired with PGS' ultra-high-resolution 3D (UHR3D) streamer. According to the company, UHR3D streamer provides…

BIMCO Starts Work on Wind Turbine Transport Contract

Feb 12, 2024

BIMCO has established a subcommittee to work on a global standard contract for the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines. The project has been launched to support the offshore wind industry as the global demand for more renewable sources of energy increases…

MARAD’s Title XI Changes: Good News for Offshore Wind?

Feb 12, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) in December issued a final rule updating its financial requirements for the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. While the move applies to the U…

Three Welsh Firms Enrol in ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind Supply Chain Accelerator

Feb 12, 2024

Three Welsh companies have been selected for Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) program, aimed at boosting their skills and expertise in delivering support for the floating wind sector in Wales…

US and Denmark Team Up for $4.2M Floating Wind Innovation Call

Feb 09, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Innovation Fund Denmark have announced an intention to release a $4.2 million funding opportunity to advance floating offshore wind energy systems.The announcement…

US to Establish National Offshore Wind Center of Excellence

Feb 09, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out plans to invest $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate offshore wind deployment across the United States.The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)…

USFR Plans $700M Investment in US Offshore Wind Towers Production Plant

Feb 08, 2024

US Forged Rings (USFR) has unveiled plans to invest $700 million to construct a state-of-the-art tower fabrication facility and a steel forging plant that would serve the U.S. offshore wind industry.The U.S.-based company will use these two…

DNV Updates ‘Go-To Standard’ for Offshore Energy Operations

Feb 08, 2024

DNV has published a substantial revision to the ‘go-to standard’, DNV-ST-N001, for the design and planning of marine operations for the transport, installation and removal of offshore wind farms, subsea cables and oil and gas assets.The new…

Seaway7 and Dong Fang Partner Up for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Feb 08, 2024

Seaway 7 and Dong Fang Offshore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining their intention to collaborate in offshore wind market in Taiwan, with a focus on cable installation.The collaboration will focus on developing a robust…

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