Offshore Wind News

NKT to Provide Technical Support for Taiwan's First Subsea Power Cable Factory

Feb 24, 2023

NKT, a Denmark-based company specializing in power cable making and installation, said Friday it would sign a joint venture deal with Taiwanese cable company, Walsin Lihwa, to provide technical support for the construction of the first subsea power cable factory in Taiwan…

Seaway7 and Saipem Partner in Pursuit of Offshore Wind Work

Feb 23, 2023

Subsea 7's renewables-focused offshore installation subsidiary Seaway7 on Thursday announced it has struck a deal with offshore services company Saipem to collaboratively pursue projects in the growing offshore wind industry.Under the commercial collaboration agreement…

EU Firms Look to Set Up Offshore Wind Turbine Plants in Vietnam

Feb 23, 2023

European manufacturers are considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnam to build wind turbine plants, sources familiar with the situation said, as the country gears up to exploit its large untapped potential in offshore wind…

Blue Gem Wind JV Gets Marine License for Wales' First Floating Wind Farm

Feb 23, 2023

French energy major TotalEnergies, in partnership with Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine license for the 100MW Erebus project, Wales' first planned floating wind farm.The project is owned by Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group…

U.S. Gov't Proposes First-ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 22, 2023

The U.S. administration on Wednesday proposed the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of the government's plan to spur offshore wind deployment beyond the East Coast.The proposed sale is part of the leasing path announced…

Belgium on High Alert as Russian 'Spy Ship' Detected in North Sea

Feb 22, 2023

Belgium said it is investigating the presence of a Russian 'spy ship' in the North Sea, a day after its neighbor the Netherlands reported that Russia was targeting North Sea infrastructure.The ship was detected in the Belgian North Sea around mid-November last year…

Floating Offshore Wind Industry Poised for Full Commercialization by 2035 - Survey

Feb 22, 2023

The floating offshore wind industry is in its early stages of development but is poised for rapid growth, with full commercialization possible in a little over a decade, according to a recent DNV survey. However, the industry faces challenges…

Denmark to Issue Tenders for 9 GW of Offshore Wind in 2023; May Review Suspended Applications

Feb 22, 2023

Denmark will issue public tenders for offshore wind projects this year and may resume reviewing applications that had been suspended over worries of breaching European Union state aid law, the country's energy minister said on Tuesday. The Nordic country…

TDI-Brooks Awarded Contract to Study Seabed Conditions for US Offshore Wind

Feb 21, 2023

U.S.-based marine services company TDI-Brooks announced it was awarded geophysical, geotechnical and benthic sampling survey campaigns to study seabed conditions within the project lease area and potential export cable corridors for offshore wind farms off the U…

Vard Electro's SeaQ Comms System Selected for CSOV Duo

Feb 21, 2023

Norwegian marine electrical systems Vard Electro will supply its SeaQ Communication system onboard two construction service operation vessels (CSOVs) being built by Ulstein for end client Olympic. Vard Electro signed the contract with Ulstein…

Russia Targets Dutch North Sea Infrastructure, MIVD Says

Feb 21, 2023

Russia has in recent months tried to gain intelligence to sabotage critical infrastructure in the Dutch part of the North Sea, Dutch military intelligence agency MIVD said on Monday.A Russian ship has been detected at an offshore wind farm in…

Strategic Marine, HST Marine Pen MoU for Construction of Three CTVs

Feb 21, 2023

Aluminium vessel builder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding with Purus Wind’s UK-based crew transfer vessel owner HST Marine, to build three Brevity-class crew transfer vessels. The agreement binds the two parties to negotiations…

Seaway 7 to Install Subsea Cables at Hai Long Offshore Wind Project

Feb 21, 2023

Seaway 7, a renewables-focused subsidiary of the offshore installation firm Subsea 7, has won a contract for the transport and installation of cables for the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan.This contract award completes the key procurement for the project…

Norway and Portugal Team Up for Offshore Wind Development

Feb 20, 2023

Norway's METCentre, a floating wind test center, has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Portuguese offshore wind player WavEC. WavEC provides commercial services for wind farm developers and is a shareholder of the Aguçadoura test site…

DEME to Use Special Drilling Tech Again as It Wins Second Major Offshore Wind Deal in France

Feb 20, 2023

Offshore installation firm DEME Offshore will need to deploy its special drilling technology again to install offshore wind monopiles at an offshore wind farm in France, due to rough ocean conditions and a rocky seabed.The company recently secured…

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