Offshore Wind News

HST Marine Nets Long-term Contract in North Sea with Otary

Apr 20, 2023

Offshore energy industry services provider HST Marine said Thursday it had secured a long-term contract in the North Sea for its HST Hudson fast crew supplier, to continue working with Belgium-based offshore wind firm Otary.'In order to assist Otary with its emission reduction journey…

HSI Consortium Wins EPCI Contract for Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea

Apr 20, 2023

The HSI consortium comprising HSM Offshore Energy, Smulders, and Iv-Offshore & Energy has won a contract to deliver substations and jackets for the largest offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, the Gennaker.Under the contract, awarded by 50Hertz…

Ulstein to Design Cyan Renewables' Offshore Foundation Installation Vessels

Apr 20, 2023

Singapore-based Cyan Renewables has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions BV to design a series of new floating foundation installation vessels (FFIV) dedicated to offshore wind. Ulstein said that the new FFIVs would feature adequate deck space…

Dutch Landscape Shifts with North Sea Wind Farms, Onshore Hubs

Apr 20, 2023

Onshore substations springing up to receive electricity from its burgeoning North Sea wind farms are triggering rapid change in the electrical infrastructure landscape of the Netherlands, renowned for its windmills in an earlier era. After years of lagging behind its European partners…

Transocean's Big Move: Adapting Offshore Drilling Vessels to Install Wind Foundations

Apr 19, 2023

Transocean, best known for its deepwater drilling services in the oil and gas space, is looking to expand into the offshore wind sector and is planning to convert some of its offshore drilling vessels into wind foundation installation vessels…

China's CRCC-HCEB Orders Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Apr 19, 2023

China's CIMC Raffles has recently secured an order to build a self-propelled offshore wind turbine installation vessel for CRCC Harbour & Channel Engineering Bureau (CRCC-HCEB.)According to CIMC Raffles, the jack-up vessel will be China's most…

Huisman to Deliver 3,000mt+ Crane for Havfram Wind's New WTIV

Apr 19, 2023

Dutch crane maker Huisman has won a contract from offshore wind installation contractor Havfram Wind for the delivery of a 3,000mt+ Leg Encircling Crane for its second NG-20000X Wind Turbine Installation Vessel. The crane contract news comes…

Orsted and Acciona Team Up to Make Floating Wind More Affordable

Apr 19, 2023

Danish energy firm Orsted and Spanish engineering group Acciona will team up to develop new foundations for floating offshore wind turbines that cut costs and reduce carbon footprints, the two companies said on Wednesday. Floating wind technology…

CIMC Raffles to Build 2nd Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Havfram Wind

Apr 18, 2023

Offshore wind installation firm Havfram Wind has ordered a second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).This is the first optional vessel ordered under the existing shipbuilding contract with China's CIMC Raffles.The vessel design will be…

DEME Offshore and Liftra Team Up to Develop Innovative Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Methodology

Apr 17, 2023

Belgium-based offshore installation services firm DEME Offshore and Danish offshore engineering company Liftra will partner up to develop an innovative offshore installation methodology for the next generation of offshore wind turbine generators…

UK Looks to Widen Renewables Support Scheme

Apr 17, 2023

Britain plans to widen its flagship renewable energy support scheme to encourage investment in the sector, the government said on Monday as it opened a consultation on the proposed changes. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government's…

Offshore Wind: Heerema Set to Install Dogger Bank A Substation Topside

Apr 17, 2023

Heerema Marine Contractors' offshore installation vessel Thialf is set to install the offshore substation platform topside within the Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm construction area in the UK North Sea. The vessel has previously installed…

Ampelmann to Deploy Second Gangway for World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2023

Ampelmann, a Dutch-based firm providing offshore access solutions, will soon be deploying a second gangway to support the construction of the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway.The first gangway, an E1000 system, was fitted to OSCV Siem Barracuda in early December…

G7 Ministers Set Big New Targets for Solar and Offshore Wind Capacity

Apr 17, 2023

The Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday set big new collective targets for solar power and offshore wind capacity, agreeing to speed up renewable energy development and move toward a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels.But they stopped short…

Siemens Gamesa Taps Cadeler for Offshore Wind Installation Gig in Denmark

Apr 17, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa to transport and install 26 Siemens Gamesa 11MW wind turbines at the Aflandshage wind farm developed by HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen utility company…

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