Offshore Wind News


First US offshore wind farm operational

Dec 13, 2016

The first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid is now operational, owner Deepwater Wind said this week. The turbines have now completed commissioning and testing and started commercial operations. Energy produced…

Subsea opportunities in offshore wind

Dec 07, 2016

A new report from NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative) has identified operations and maintenance (O&M) – particularly inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) activities – as the highest potential area for subsea companies to diversify into offshore wind…

Lamprell lands offshore wind job, subcontracts Harland & Wolff

Nov 25, 2016

Dubai-based engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell has won a contract from ScottishPower Renewables for the fabrication of multiple jackets and piles for the East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm. The East Anglia One project will be in the southern North Sea…

Eni, GE in renewable energy pact

Nov 22, 2016

Eni and General Electric (GE) have entered an agreement to develop renewable energy projects and hybrid solutions with a focus on energy efficiency. Through this agreement, Eni and GE intend to jointly identify and develop large-scale power generation projects from renewable energy sources…

SBM picked for floating wind farm project

Nov 10, 2016

Dutch floating technologies firm SBM Offshore has been picked to provide a floating wind systems solution for a pilot project, offshore France.  EDF Energies Nouvelles was selected by the French government last week to construct a pilot floating wind farm for its Provence Grand Large project…

Developing US offshore wind

Nov 01, 2016

Offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in several European nations since 1991. Over the past five years, the US offshore wind industry has achieved major milestones. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has awarded…

DONG first to 1000 installed offshore turbines

Oct 27, 2016

​Danish utility and oil firm DONG Energy is laid claim to being the first company worldwide to have installed 1000 offshore wind turbines. Its offshore wind turbine number 1000 was commissioned at the German offshore wind farm Gode Wind 2…

Fugro to probe US offshore wind development option

Oct 26, 2016

Fugro has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind, formerly named OffshoreMW, to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease, offshore Massachusetts. Fugro’s state-of-the-art, 105m drilling vessel M/V Fugro Synergy will perform the study…

Ulstein, SeaOwls partner in SOUL jackup design

Oct 24, 2016

Ulstein Design & Solutions and SeaOwls BV have formed a partnership to jointly develop the next generation self-propelled heavy lift jackup vessel. Image of van Leeuwen, Snijders. From Ulstein…

Aibel, ABB join forces on wind farms

Oct 07, 2016

ABB and Aibel have agreed a strategic partnership to deliver state-of-the-art offshore wind integration solutions. ABB will focus on its high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, while Aibel will take turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) responsibility for the design…

Statoil takes Sheringham Shoal operatorship, ups Dogger stake

Sep 09, 2016

Statoil and Statkraft signed a letter of intent (LOI) for Statoil to take over as operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm from January 2017. Sheringham Shoal, from Statoil. The…

300 turbine wind farm approved

Aug 17, 2016

DONG Energy has been given development consent for the 300 turbine, 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, 89km off coast of east England. Hornsea Project Two, which is being developed by SMartWind, owned by DONG, could meet the electricity needs of approximately 1…

Powering wind

Aug 01, 2016

Meg Chesshyre speaks with HSM Offshore as the company looks to the offshore wind market while the oil industry downturn continues. The Horns Rev C offshore high voltage substation. Photo from HSM Offshore…

Growth industry

Aug 01, 2016

Offshore wind is a growing business in the Netherlands and it’s set to get even bigger, reports Elaine Maslin. A SIF monopile foundation installed offshore. Photo from SIF. This year…

Fleet of foot

Aug 01, 2016

Damen has been quick to build a fleet ready for offshore wind operations, from fast crew suppliers to the latest SOVs. Elaine Maslin reports. The Bibby Wavemaster. Images from Damen. Ship…

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