Offshore Wind News


Ulmatec Nets Walk-to-work Gig

Jan 25, 2023

Ulmatec said Wednesday it had won a new contract for the supply of a 32-meter motion-compensated gangway and logistics support systems to a'major international player.''The gangway offers superior workability with its 12 m telescopic compensation…

Norwegian Marine Seismic Player Enters Offshore Wind Market

Jan 25, 2023

Norwegian company PGS, best known for its seismic survey services in the offshore oil and gas sector, said Wednesday it had scored its first offshore wind contract. The company said it had secured its first ultra-high resolution offshore wind farm site characterization project…

GMS Nets Offshore Wind Gig in France

Jan 24, 2023

UAE-based GMS, a provider of self-propelled jack-up units serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has won a contract in France.The company said Monday it had signed a contract to provide support for the construction and development of a major offshore wind farm in France…

Portugal to Launch First Offshore Wind Auction, Eyes 10 GW by 2030

Jan 24, 2023

Portugal expects to launch its first offshore wind power auction by the last quarter of this year, aiming to reach 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2030, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Monday. As a pre-condition to the auction…

Rovco Expands Offshore Capabilities with Glomar Supporter Charter

Jan 24, 2023

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has signed a three-year charter with Glomar Offshoreof the multipurpose support vessel, Glomar Supporter.The company said the charter was part of its growth strategy within its site characterizing business unit…

Two Energy Giants, Two Green Projects: One Double-booking in North Sea

Jan 24, 2023

Oil major BP plans to build a vast carbon capture project beneath the North Sea that would be crucial to Britain hitting its emissions targets. Power giant Orsted aims to build a huge offshore windfarm to help the country meet renewable goals…

St. Johns Lays Keel for Second Atlantic Wind Transfers CTV

Jan 23, 2023

Palatka, Fla. shipbuilder St. Johns Ship Building held a keel laying ceremony on January 18 for the second in a series of up six new aluminum crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Rhode Island-based Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) to service the offshore wind farm industry…

Red Rock Wins Offshore Crane Order in UAE

Jan 23, 2023

Norway-based offshore crane maker Red Rock said Monday it had received an order to deliver a 40t active-heave compensated offshore crane.The crane will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023 from Red Rock's workshop in Poland. After the test…

Spain's Iberdrola Considers U.S. Renewables Stake Sale, Sources say

Jan 23, 2023

Spanish power company Iberdrola is considering the sale of a stake in its U.S. renewables business to help to finance new investments, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. One of the sources said that Iberdrola had appointed…

Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Charges Highlight Offshore Wind Callenges

Jan 23, 2023

Charges unveiled by two offshore wind sector leaders highlight the challenges the fast-growing renewables industry is facing, ranging from quality issues to cost inflation, that are hitting profit outlooks. Denmark's Ørsted, the world's No. 1 offshore wind farm developer…

Germany Could Quadruple Current Offshore Wind Capacity by 2035

Jan 23, 2023

Germany said on Friday it has drawn up new development plans for offshore wind turbine sites to reach a target for 30 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity by 2030.The plans by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) will ensure that the target can be met…

Crane Upgrades: Cadeler Taps Semco Maritime for WFIV Duo Modification

Jan 23, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation vessel owner Cadeler has awarded Semco Maritime a contract for vessel modifications as part of the upgrade of main crane capacity on Cadeler’s two O-class windfarm installation vessels (WFIV), Wind Orca and Wind Osprey…

Briggs Marine to Deliver Dehumidification System for NnG Transition Pieces

Jan 20, 2023

Briggs Marine and its sister firm ARB Wind have secured a contract to deliver a temporary dehumidification system for ten offshore wind transition pieces at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to control humidity levels. The Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project is located 15…

SMST to Deliver Equipment for First Asia-designed CSOV

Jan 20, 2023

Marco Polo Marine, the Singapore-based marine logistics company, has awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of a gangway and a crane for its offshore wind Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV). The vessel will be used in commissioning…

SSE Renewables Taps Bureau Veritas for Irish Offshore Wind Farm Certification

Jan 20, 2023

Bureau Veritas has been awarded the project certification of Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2, off the east coast of Ireland at Arklow, Co. Wicklow, following a competitive tender process.SSE Renewables, the owner of the project, will invest up to €2…

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