Offshore Wind News


Consortium Wins Tender for France's First Floating Offshore Wind Farm

May 15, 2024

A consortium including Germany's BayWa r.e. and Belgium firm Elicio won a tender to develop and operate France's first floating offshore wind farm, the 250-megawatt (MW) Bretagne Sud farm, French industry minister Roland Lescure said on Wednesday…

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

Føn Energy Services and C-Ventus Enter Offshore Wind Merger

May 15, 2024

Føn Energy Services has set out plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company C-Ventus as part of a merger expected to boost its offshore wind operations and maintenance capabilities.Føn Energy Services will acquire 100% of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International…

Van Oord Launches Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

May 15, 2024

Van Oord has launched its new offshore installation vessel Boreas at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China.The Boreas’ dual fuel engine set is able to run on methanol and is purpose-built for the transport and installation of the…

Foundation Installs Kick Off at Dogger Bank B

May 14, 2024

Foundation installation work has commenced for the second phase of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, in the U.K. North Sea.Seaway7’s vessels Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift have commenced installation…

Maryland Sets Course for Offshore Wind Energy Expansion

May 14, 2024

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill aimed at reevaluating and potentially revising existing offshore wind project plans, setting the stage for the state's goal of achieving 8,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2031.The bill…

Cadeler Wins Wind Turbine Install Work in the Polish Baltic Sea

May 14, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation company Cadeler reports it has secured vessel reservation agreements with both MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z.o.o., each a joint venture project owned 50% by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

UK’s Offshore Wind Test Facility Gets $100M Overhaul Boost

May 14, 2024

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, U.K.’s flagship center for renewable energy innovation, has secured $108 million investment to expand and upgrade its testing facilities to support the development of the next generation wind turbines…

Brunvoll System to Propel Cyan Renewables New SOV

May 14, 2024

Brunvoll has signed a contract with Vard for the delivery of a comprehensive propulsion and maneuvering system for Cyan Renewables' new Service Operation Vessel (SOV).The vessel will have the first azimuth propulsion thrusters from Brunvoll with an 8-degree tilted propeller and nozzle…

Salamander Seeks Offshore Consent for 100MW Floating Wind Farm

May 14, 2024

Salamander, a joint venture partnership between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, has submitted an offshore consent application for its proposed 100 MW floating offshore wind farm.Subject to approval by Scottish Ministers, the offshore…

McDermott Performs Record-Breaking Lift on BorWin6 HVDC Project

May 13, 2024

McDermott has executed its heaviest stacking lift at the Jebel Ali fabrication yard in Dubai as part of the BorWin6 980MW high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) project for TenneT.The stacking of deck level one had a total weight of 1,962 metric…

Cyan Renewables, Hyundai to Set Up Offshore Wind Vessel Suply Chain in South Korea

May 13, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Hyundai Asset Management to establish a robust vessel supply with strong local content for South Korea's offshore wind market.Cyan Renewables…

Cadeler Secures Up to $140M in Vessel Agreements with Equinor and Polenergia

May 13, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler has secured vessel reservation agreements with Equinor and Polenergia joint ventures MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III, marking the first contract between the companies.Both MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III are 50% owned by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

Vard to Build Two CSOVs for Taiwanese Client

May 10, 2024

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has signed a contract with an undisclosed Taiwanese customer for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs).The customer has appointed VARD to design and construct two CSOVs’ of VARD 4 39 design…

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