Offshore Wind News


ESVAGT A/S: Working Closely with the Customer Results in High SOV Efficiency

Sep 20, 2018

Cooperation between ESVAGT and its customer maximizes uptime and increases operating efficiency in offshore wind farms.Since their launch in 2015, ESVAGT’s purpose-built service operation vessels (SOV) have established themselves among the most…

BSM Launches a Offshore Division

Sep 18, 2018

In what can be construed as another positive sign for the turnaround of the offshore energy markets, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said it has set up a new business unit to focus on the oil and gas and offshore energy renewables markets…

ESVAGT Orders Two SOVs from Havyard

Sep 17, 2018

Danish shipowner ESVAGT and offshore wind farm developer MHI Vestas have sealed long-term contracts for the delivery of two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for separate wind farms off the Netherlands and the U.K.The wind farm service vessels will work the fields Borssele 3-4…

Unique gravity based foundations set sail for Baltic Sea

Jan 08, 2018

Two huge concrete gravity based wind farm foundations have set sail from Ostend, Belgium, for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, says Jan De Nul Group.  It's only the third wind farm to use gravity based foundations in Europe…

A Dutch decommissioning opportunity - seeking renewables and CCS alternatives

Dec 27, 2017

While decommissioning is often seen as a challenge, to the Dutch it is also an opportunity. Elaine Maslin reports (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). The Dutch don’t have the largest patch of the North Sea by a long shot…

Oceaneering nets US offshore wind contract

Dec 18, 2017

US offshore wind developer US Wind has awarded a contract to Oceaneering for high-resolution marine geophysical surveys in 2H 2018 for the Maryland Offshore Wind Project.  The $2.5 billion Maryland project on the Maryland Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)…

Fugro awarded contracts for US offshore wind work

Dec 04, 2017

Fugro has been awarded contracts by Ørsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at two large-scale offshore wind development sites. Ørsted is pursuing the development of these two new projects - Bay State Wind, located 15mi off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard…

Jan de Nul, Smulders, build gravity based substation structures

Dec 01, 2017

Dutch firm Jan De Nul Group and Belgium's Smulders worked together to build two gravity-based foundations (GBF) for the high voltage station of the Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak.  The foundations, weighing 10,000-tonne and 8000-tonne each…

Statoil awards battery contract for Hywind Scotland

Nov 28, 2017

Statoil has awarded a contract to Younicos, a provider of smart energy and grid solutions based on battery storage, to deliver a 1MW battery system that will be connected to Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The purpose of the battery storage solution project…

CDC set to commercialize its multi-purpose jackup design

Nov 28, 2017

Multi-purpose vessel designer CDC Scotland is set to commercialize its first vessel design through Dutch firm OOS Energy, part of OOS International.  OOS Energy, which is also building two semisubmersible crane vessels, is planning to build two units…

Siem eyes sale of construction business

Nov 20, 2017

Norway's Siem Offshore says it's in negotiations with a potential buyer for its Siem Offshore Contractors cable lay business as it prepares for 'an extended downturn in the offshore supply market.' The firm is trying two separate moves to improve its finances…

GE inks partnership for robotic subsea inspection

Oct 26, 2017

Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, announced today (26 October) that it has formed a strategic partnership with Kraken Robotics to integrate autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), acoustic and laser sensor technology, and artificial intelligence…

VBMS preferred bidder for Moray Offshore wind farm cables

Oct 26, 2017

Boskalis subsidiary VBMS has signed a preferred bidder agreement for the supply and installation of the inter-array cables for Moray Offshore Windfarm East (MOWE) in the UK. MOWE is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (77%) and ENGIE (23%)…

Statoil launches world's first floating wind farm

Oct 18, 2017

First power has been achieved from Statoil and partner Masdar's Hywind Scotland project - the world's first floating wind farm.  The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil, is 25km offshore Peterhead, Scotland, and comprises five, 6MW turbines…

RED's monitoring tool used on Beatrice

Oct 17, 2017

A monitoring technology developed by RED Engineering has been used for the first time to improve accuracy, speed and safety during the installation of jacket foundations for wind turbines at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd project in the Moray Firth…

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