Offshore Wind News


Growth industry

Aug 01, 2016

Offshore wind is a growing business in the Netherlands and it’s set to get even bigger, reports Elaine Maslin. A SIF monopile foundation installed offshore. Photo from SIF. This year…

Fleet of foot

Aug 01, 2016

Damen has been quick to build a fleet ready for offshore wind operations, from fast crew suppliers to the latest SOVs. Elaine Maslin reports. The Bibby Wavemaster. Images from Damen. Ship…

Increasing capacity

Aug 01, 2016

Dutch monopile manufacturer SIF already produces the equivalent to the Eiffel Tower every 2.5-3 weeks. It’s looking to increase that capacity further, reports Elaine Maslin. SIF monopile offloading…

Setting sights on EPCI work

Aug 01, 2016

Seaway Heavy Lifting is moving into a new league in offshore renewables, taking on contracts on an engineering, procurement, construction and installation basis. Elaine Maslin found out more. Handling foundations and transition pieces…

Boskalis inks Aberdeen wind farm contract

Jul 22, 2016

Dutch contractor Boskalis has been awarded the offshore balance of plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Following the announcement…

Subsea UK: Subsea diversification is key

Jul 18, 2016

With global offshore wind expenditure expected to reach about US$288 billion (£210 billion) over the next 10 years, Subsea UK is encouraging companies to expand into the renewables sector to sustain long-term growth. The industry body…

Contractors selected for Aberdeen Bay wind farm

Jul 15, 2016

The partners behind the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, have revealed the first of the key suppliers for the project, representing a major step forward for the 11-turbine scheme off Aberdeen Bay…

FORESEA to fund ocean energy testing

Jul 14, 2016

The US$12 million (€11 million) FORESEA project is bringing together European ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions. The project is funded by the Interreg NWE (North-West Europe) program…

GC Rieber inks wind farm charter

Jul 12, 2016

GC Rieber Shipping has agreed a time charter agreement with Senvion for the construction support vessel (CSV) Polar Queen for use on offshore wind farms. The contract is for a fixed period of seven months with options to extend by up to three months…

Offshore wind rebounds

Jul 01, 2016

Cape Wind is a 130 x 3.6MW turbine offshore wind park planned for off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But, it has been struggling to get off the ground for some 15 years, says Stephanie McClellan, director, special initiative on offshore wind, University of Delaware…

Leader of the pack

Jul 01, 2016

The UK oil and gas industry is eyeing opportunities in the offshore wind industry, says the EIC’s Will Sharkey. Image from iStock. The UK has developed a project portfolio of unrivaled offshore wind capacity…

Will it float?

Jul 01, 2016

Floating offshore wind projects are gaining momentum in Europe and elsewhere, including Japan. But, the concepts on offer still vary. Elaine Maslin reports. Hywind schematic. Images from Statoil…

Building blocks

Jul 01, 2016

Audrey Leon profiles Block Island Wind Farm, which is destined to be the US’s first offshore wind project when it starts up later this year. Jacket foundations, built by Gulf Island Fabrication…

Boskalis lined up for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2016

Dutch contractor Boskalis has been appointed the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. The project…

DONG invests in Borkum wind farm

Jun 24, 2016

DONG Energy has decided to build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is expected to be fully commissioned in 1H 2019. With this decision, DONG Energy will reach 6.7GW of installed offshore wind capacity, exceeding the 2020 target of 6…

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