Offshore Wind News

Offshore wind rebounds

Jul 01, 2016

Cape Wind is a 130 x 3.6MW turbine offshore wind park planned for off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But, it has been struggling to get off the ground for some 15 years, says Stephanie McClellan, director, special initiative on offshore wind, University of Delaware…

Leader of the pack

Jul 01, 2016

The UK oil and gas industry is eyeing opportunities in the offshore wind industry, says the EIC’s Will Sharkey. Image from iStock. The UK has developed a project portfolio of unrivaled offshore wind capacity…

Will it float?

Jul 01, 2016

Floating offshore wind projects are gaining momentum in Europe and elsewhere, including Japan. But, the concepts on offer still vary. Elaine Maslin reports. Hywind schematic. Images from Statoil…

Building blocks

Jul 01, 2016

Audrey Leon profiles Block Island Wind Farm, which is destined to be the US’s first offshore wind project when it starts up later this year. Jacket foundations, built by Gulf Island Fabrication…

Boskalis lined up for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2016

Dutch contractor Boskalis has been appointed the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. The project…

DONG invests in Borkum wind farm

Jun 24, 2016

DONG Energy has decided to build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is expected to be fully commissioned in 1H 2019. With this decision, DONG Energy will reach 6.7GW of installed offshore wind capacity, exceeding the 2020 target of 6…

Dong announces O&M investment

Jun 20, 2016

Danish energy firm DONG Energy is to build a new operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in Kings Wharf, Seacombe, northern England, to serve its two offshore wind farms in the area.   The facility will consist of a new office and warehouse building on a disused site…

Strong tailwinds

Jun 14, 2016

Offshore wind is headed toward new highs with the North Sea region serving as the backbone of the global market, says Douglas-Westwood’s Celia Hayes. Image from iStock. The offshore…

Bibby enters wind farm market with ESS

Jun 02, 2016

Subsea construction firm Bibby Offshore has made a move into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The company has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable it to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels…

SLP jacket installed at 0.01 degrees

Jun 01, 2016

The offshore substation jacket for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, made in Lowestoft by Sembmarine SLP, has been successfully installed in the seabed on site. The four-legged jacket, designed and built by Sembmarine SLP, stands at a near-perfect verticality of 0…

Indian offshore wind "open playing field"

May 24, 2016

While Europe has been leading the charge in offshore wind development, the US and other regions including India are starting to build activity.  In India, there are two main regions, the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, on the west coast of India…

Subsea 7, Seaway ink Beatrice wind farm EPIC

May 23, 2016

Subsea 7 and Dutch contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting are to work together on the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The wind farm, operated by SSE, was given the green light today, and has been described as one of the largest private investments made in Scottish infrastructure…

HC cable links converter stations

May 18, 2016

For the first time, two sister platforms in an offshore wind farm will be connected by means of a bridge system with the aid of a new, flexible high-voltage cable with a conductor cross section of 800sq mm. This increases the guaranteed energy feed-in for the wind farm operator…

Bladt, Semco in milestone wind farm contract

May 18, 2016

Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are been awarded a contract to build three substations for the Hornsea Project One, described by its developer as the world's largest offshore wind farm. It is the first time in Bladt Industries’ and…

DNV GL to aid BorWin installation

May 18, 2016

Norway's DNV GL has been awarded a contract by China's COSCO Shipping Company for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator…

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