Offshore Wind News


Reduce, reuse, recycle

Jul 01, 2017

While offshore wind has taken off rather successfully in Europe – the US offshore wind industry has some way to go. Karen Boman reports on how existing offshore oil and gas technologies can be applied on offshore wind projects in the states…

Efficient winds

Jul 01, 2017

Westwood Global Energy Group’s Marina Ivanova sheds light on the global offshore wind market. Source: Westwood Global Energy Group. Westwood Global Energy Group (Douglas Westwood)…

VIDEO: Heavy lift on floating wind farm turbines

Jun 29, 2017

Norwegian operator Statoil has released footage of the mating of its Hywind floating wind turbine towers, complete with nacelle and blades, with the spar-hull structures that will support them. The operation, carried out in a fjord, Norway…

Ramboll inks Chinese wind farm foundation contract

Jun 16, 2017

Ramboll has been appointed by Huadong Engineering Corp. to design foundations for the SPIC Binhai South H3 offshore wind farm in the Yellow Sea north of Shanghai.  The project involves geotechnical investigations, numerical modelling of waves…

Mediterranean Sea wind farm first lined up

Jun 16, 2017

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has been appointed by Beleolico as the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Senvion, with a total rated power of 30 MW from 10 Senvion turbines…

GMS close to Evolution cantilever launch

May 16, 2017

Gulf Marine Services is close to putting its new cantilever system on its GMS Evolution self propelled jackup barge into system.  The cantilever system will enable the firm to compete for well workover and intervention work that was previously…

Atlantis, Hyundai sign partnership agreement

May 15, 2017

Tidal energy firm Atlantis Resources has signed a strategic partnership agreement (SPA) with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction over collaborating on ocean power renewable projects, including targeting a 100MW tidal stream project in South Korea…

JV in Massachusetts wind energy development

May 11, 2017

Avangrid Renewables and Vineyard Wind have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop a large scale wind energy project off the coast of Massachusetts.  Last summer, Massachusetts required utilities to procure 1600 MW of clean…

Gemini wind park online

May 09, 2017

The massive, 600 MW Gemini offshore wind park has been opened offshore the Netherlands ahead of schedule and under budget.   Gemini will produce 2.6 TWh of wind power every year, reducing the Netherlands’ CO2 emissions by 1.25 million tons…

SCORE looks to wind farm technology challenges

May 08, 2017

A subsea “sheepdog” robot could herd seals away from piling work at offshore wind farm sites. The idea – using an autonomous underwater vehicle – was among those hatched at a pioneering workshop seeking innovation to solve subsea engineering…

Floating wind farm first for Bourbon

Apr 28, 2017

French vessel operator Bourbon has been awarded a contract for the mooring installation of, FLOATGEN, the first floating wind turbine in France at the experimental test site of SEM-REV managed by Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN). FLOATGEN…

Boskalis contracts SPT for wind farm foundations

Apr 20, 2017

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis has picked SPT Offshore for the detailed design and installation of 33 suction pile foundations for the foundations of 11 suction bucket jackets for the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. The European Offshore…

Statoil completes Dogger Bank stake deal

Mar 24, 2017

Statoil and Statkraft completed a deal that has increased the Norwegian giant’s share in the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind development to 37.5%. Image of Sheringham Shoal off the coast of Norfolk, from Statoil…

Floating wind project gets go-ahead

Mar 17, 2017

Dounreay Trì has been granted planning consent for the installation of a floating windfarm 9km off the Northern Coast of Scotland by the Scottish government. The decision means that the facility will achieve the necessary Renewables Obligation…

DEME orders heavy lift vessel from COSCO

Mar 02, 2017

Belgium marine contractor DEME has ordered a new, 300-tonne lifting capacity offshore transport and installation vessel, to be called Orion, from China's COSCO.  The vessel is set to be delivered in 2019 and will be deployed by DEME’s…

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