Offshore Wind News

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…

Hellenic Cables to Boost Subsea Cable Production Capacity with $86M Investment

Jan 20, 2023

Subsea cable maker Hellenic Cables plans to invest around 80 million euros (currently ~$86,47 million) over two years to meet the growing demand for 'electrification driven by the accelerating transition to a low-carbon economy.'The program…

King Charles Suggests $1.1B Offshore Wind Farm Deal Profits Should Go to Society, Not Royal Family

Jan 20, 2023

King Charles told the British government he would like the expected surge in profit from a 900 million pound ($1.1 billion)-a-year wind farm deal for his Crown Estate to go to the 'wider public good' rather than to the royal family.Under agreements announced on Thursday…

VIDEO: Jan de Nul's Les Alizés Vessel Departs China for First Offshore Wind Mission in Germany

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore installation company Jan De Nul said Thursday that Les Alizés, its next-generation heavy lift vessel, had sailed away from the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Europe.The vessel was delivered by the shipyard on January 16 and departed Thursday…

Taiwan: Taiya Renewable Energy to Join Floating Wind Demonstration and 3-2 Zonal Development in 2023

Jan 19, 2023

Taiya Renewable Energy (TRE), an offshore wind power developer in Taiwan, said Thursday it would bid for the second phase of wind power zonal development and floating demonstration project in 2023.Taiya has invited local and foreign investors…

Crown Estate Signs Deals for Six Offshore Wind Projects that Could Power 7 Million UK Homes

Jan 19, 2023

The Crown Estate, responsible for the seabed around England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has signed agreements for lease for six offshore wind projects with companies involving TotalEnergies, BP, RWE, Corio Generation, EnBW, Cobra IS, and Flotation Energy…

Eolus, PNE Partner Up to Develop 1GW Offshore Wind Farm in Latvia

Jan 19, 2023

Eolus and PNE have created a joint venture to develop the Kurzéme offshore wind project in Latvia. The wind farm will have a capacity of around 1 GW and is planned to start commercial operation before 2030.The project area is located in the Baltic Sea…

First Steel Cut in Turkey for Acta Marine's New Offshore Wind Vessel Duo

Jan 19, 2023

The steel cutting ceremony of the first of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO-powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels for Acta Marine was held on January 18, 2023, at Tersan in Turkey. The SX216 design of the vessel has been developed…

Havfram Subsea Reclaims Ocean Installer Name after Offshore Wind Business Sold

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore construction company Havfram Subsea said Thursday it was taking back its Ocean Installer name.The company's subsea business was known as Ocean Installer from the company's inception in 2011, with the 2020 name change reflecting its diversification into the offshore wind industry…

Offshore Wind: Shipbuilder Selected for Crowley, Esvagt JV SOV

Jan 18, 2023

Following the news on Wednesday that Crest Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT, is set to build a service operation vessel for operations in the U.S. offshore wind sector, the partners have now selected a shipbuilder for the SOV construction…

Ørsted to Become Sole Owner of 1.1GW Wind Farm Off New Jersey

Jan 18, 2023

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has agreed to buy Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PSEG) 25 percent stake in Ocean Wind 1, a 1,1 GW offshore wind project located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey. The acquisition gives Ørsted complete ownership of Ocean Wind 1…

Norway's HAV to Design Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Jan 18, 2023

CREST has chosen HAV Group ASA’s subsidiary HAV Design to develop a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) destined for a US offshore wind project.'The contract marks the U.S. breakthrough for HAV Design, which becomes the first European ship designer to develop an SOV for the U…

Swift Anchors Looking to Expand Engineering Team

Jan 18, 2023

Swift Anchors, a UK-based company that develops anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and aquaculture industries, is looking for new engineers to join its team. The company said that…

China Faces Wind Turbine and Foundation Installation Vessel Shortage

Jan 17, 2023

Over the last few weeks, we have seen three announcements by Chinese OEMs of 18-megawatt (MW) turbines. CSSC Haizhuang announced the H260-18MW turbine with a 260-meter rotor diameter. Mingyang Smart Energy has announced its new MySE 18X-28X turbine…

Crowley, ESVAGT to Build Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Ops

Jan 17, 2023

U.S. maritime services company Crowley and Danish offshore service company ESVAGT will jointly build and operate a service operations vessel (SOV) under a long-term charter with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The vessel will serve in the U…

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