Offshore Wind News


Jan De Nul to Install Second Cable for Hollandse Kust (west Alpha)

Apr 20, 2023

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul will this week complete the installation for the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) to TenneT's substation 50 km off the coast of Egmond aan Zee, offshore the Netherlands.This will be the second cable connection for this wind farm…

TenneT Awards €30B in Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Transmission

Apr 20, 2023

Representatives of the European transmission system operator TenneT,  the Hitachi Energy/Petrofac partnership, and the three consortium partnerships GE/Sembcorp (SMOP), GE/McDermott, and Siemens Energy/Dragados met in Berlin on Thursday to sign…

Poland's PGE Signs Offshore Wind Turbine Deal for Baltica 2

Apr 20, 2023

Poland's biggest utility PGE said on Thursday a unit of the company had signed a deal with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for delivery and installation of 107 offshore wind turbines as part of the Baltica 2 project. The turbines have a total capacity of 1…

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…

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