Offshore Wind News


Statoil completes Dogger Bank stake deal

Mar 24, 2017

Statoil and Statkraft completed a deal that has increased the Norwegian giant’s share in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development to 37.5%. Image of Sheringham Shoal off the coast of Norfolk, from Statoil…

Floating wind project gets go-ahead

Mar 17, 2017

Dounreay Trì has been granted planning consent for the installation of a floating windfarm 9km off the Northern Coast of Scotland by the Scottish government. The decision means that the facility will achieve the necessary Renewables Obligation…

DEME orders heavy lift vessel from COSCO

Mar 02, 2017

Belgium marine contractor DEME has ordered a new, 300-tonne lifting capacity offshore transport and installation vessel, to be called Orion, from China's COSCO.  The vessel is set to be delivered in 2019 and will be deployed by DEME’s…

Scottish floating wind farm clears hurdle

Feb 22, 2017

Dounreay Trì's proposed floating wind farm demonstration project offshore the north of Scotland has been approved by Highland Council, taking the project a step closer to approval by Scottish Ministers. According to the Renewables Obligation Scheme…

JDR wins US offshore wind farm work

Feb 20, 2017

Subsea power cables and umbilical manufacturer JDR has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project.  The project is the 750MW Maryland Development project. Expected to be the largest offshore wind farm to date in the USA…

HSM bags Borssele Alpha transformer platform contract

Feb 17, 2017

Dutch fabricator HSM Offshore has won a contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the huge 700 MW Borssele Alpha project offshore the Netherlands.  HSM also has an option for the contract to build a transformer station for the 700 MW Borssele Beta project…

First power from Dudgeon wind farm

Feb 09, 2017

Statoil's Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm has starting producing its first electricity to the UK National Grid, off southeast England. Some 67 foundations, plus cables and the offshore substation, on the wind park were installed last year…

Sparrows wins East Anglia ONE crane deal

Feb 08, 2017

Aberdeen’s Sparrows Group signed a deal to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, of the coast of Suffolk. Illustration from Sparrows…

SeaOwls, Ulstein unveil SOUL jackup

Feb 07, 2017

SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jackup vessel design, the SOUL, at the Offshore Wind Journal Conference today (7 February). Illustration of the SOUL, from SeaOwls. The…

Cable protection

Feb 01, 2017

Using expertise developed for the oil and gas industry, Seaproof Solutions has carved out a market in offshore wind. Seaproof’s J-tube interface. Images from Seaproof Solutions. In a short period of time…

Smulders inks Aberdeen wind farm fabrication contract

Jan 31, 2017

A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up to another 105 positions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after being awarded to Smulders Projects…

Cathie opens US office, targets offshore wind

Jan 30, 2017

Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy Cathie Associates, has formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. The move is part of the company’s plans for international expansion and will enable them to serve offshore wind development in the US…

Siemens installs 8 MW turbine

Jan 30, 2017

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 MW and equipped with the proven 154m diameter rotor…

DONG dives into first Taiwan offshore wind

Jan 27, 2017

DONG Energy has signed an agreement to acquire a 35% ownership interest in Taiwan's first commercial offshore wind farm from local developer Swancor Renewable. Formosa I comprises two phases. Phase I has a total capacity of 8MW and consists…

Atlantis eyes UK 100 MW floating wind park

Jan 26, 2017

Tidal energy firm Atlantis Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ideol, a leading developer of offshore wind floating foundation solutions, which could lead to a 100 MW plant by 2021. Atlantis is behind the MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth…

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