Offshore Wind News

First French offshore wind turbine inaugurated

Oct 13, 2017

France's first floating offshore turbine - and it's first offshore wind turbine at all - was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today. The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS's SEM-REV offshore test site…

VBMS inks Triton Knoll preferred supplier agreement

Sep 25, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster subsidiary VBMS has signed a preferred supplier and early works agreement for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm (OWF), UK. The project will be executed in consortium with NKT Cables…

DONG's Hornsea Two cost cut in half

Sep 12, 2017

DONG Energy will build its Hornsea Project Two wind farm at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK, cutting its original price by half, in what the company is calling a 'breakthough moment.' Map of Hornsea 2…

Blyth wind turbine foundations installed

Sep 11, 2017

EDF Renewables has installed five gravity-based foundations (GBFs) at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm. Designed and built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne, the GBFs were floated into position off the coast…

Global Maritime inks Taiwan wind MoU

Sep 08, 2017

Global Maritime signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a number of leading Taiwanese organizations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services.  From…

Dockwise inks West White Rose, Hermod and jacket transports

Sep 06, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster has won contracts, including transporting the West White Rose platform topsides in North America, transport of offshore wind jackets in Europe, and taking the Hermod semisubmersible crane to China to be scrapped…

Global Marine heads to Port of Blyth

Aug 31, 2017

Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland. Blyth has emerged as a major support base for UK offshore energy projects. Operating from the Port of Blyth…

Montrose moves into offshore renewables

Aug 23, 2017

Montrose Port Authority in Scotland has heralded a new era of capabilities, supporting its first project within the offshore renewable sector. In association with NorSea Group (UK), a subsidiary of Norway's NorSea Group, the port is participating…

Deepwater Wind plans 144 MW offshore wind, storage project

Aug 01, 2017

US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans for a 'utility-scale' offshore wind and energy storage project offshore Massachusetts.  Revolution Wind would be a 144 MW wind farm paired with a 40 MW hour battery storage system provided by Tesla…

First Blyth wind farm GBS installed

Aug 01, 2017

A 'float and submerge' gravity-based foundation (GBF) has been successfully installed onto the sea bed as part of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm. Developer EDF Energy Renewables says it is the first time the 'float and submerge' method has been used on an offshore wind farm…

All Coast enters US offshore wind farm market

Jul 27, 2017

All Coast LLC will enter the US offshore wind farm market with the development of the first Jones Act-compliant vessel built for offshore wind farm installation and support activities. The liftboat will be capable of installing offshore foundations and wind turbines…

Floatgen moorings installed

Jul 27, 2017

French offshore vessels and services firm Bourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France for Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) as part of the European project FLOATGEN at the SEM-REV experimental test site…

First Hywind turbine heads to Scotland

Jul 19, 2017

The first of five turbines for Statoil's Hywind Scotland pilot floating offshore wind park has left Stord, Norway, for its final destination, the Buchan Deep, 25km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Once operational, the Hywind Scotland pilot…

GeoSea to acquire A2SEA

Jul 07, 2017

Belgian firm GeoSea is to acquire offshore wind installation and service firm A2SEA from Denmark's DONG Energy and Germany's Siemens. A2SEA, which has been owned by DONG and Siemens since 2009, will continue to operate out of Denmark…

Strait wind

Jul 01, 2017

The Taiwan Strait could be on the verge of an offshore wind boom. Elaine Maslin reports on ambitious targets and challenges. Image from iStock. Taiwan has set itself an ambitious offshore energy target…

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