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Offshore Wind: Taiwan's First DP3 Heavy Lift and Installation Vessel Completed

Jun 30, 2023

The construction of the 'Green Jade' DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel, the first such vessel built in Taiwan, was completed Friday.The vessel was commissioned by the CDWE consortium consisting of Belgium's DEME Offshore and Taiwan's CSBC…

Shell's Renewables Boss Quits after CEO Strategy Shift

Jun 30, 2023

Shell's head of renewable generation Thomas Brostrom is leaving the company, a spokesperson said on Friday, weeks after CEO Wael Sawan scaled back its energy transition plans. Brostrom joined Shell from offshore wind giant Orsted in August 2021to…

Europe's Offshore Wind Boom Threatened by Looming Tower Supply Gap

Jun 30, 2023

Offshore wind developments play a vital role in Europe's energy transition plans, but the industry may face a significant supply challenge in the coming years, with a forecasted wind tower supply crunch.According to Rystad Energy, in 2028, the…

FPSO PTSC Lam Son in Vietnam Gets Contract Extension Worth $27.3 Million

Jun 30, 2023

Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Yinson Production has, through its PTSC AP joint venture company with Vietnam's PTSC, received a 12-month extension for the bareboat charter contract for FPSO PTSC Lam Son, with a further automatic extension of 6 months…

Seaway 7 Secures "Very Large" Contract for East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm Installation

Jun 30, 2023

Seaway 7, an offshore wind installation subsidiary of Subsea 7, has secured a 'very large' contract with ScottishPower Renewables for the transport and installation of the foundations and inner-array cables for the East Anglia THREE offshore farm in the UK…

NGI's Expertise to Play Key Role in Foundation Design for EnBW, BP UK Offshore Wind Projects

Jun 29, 2023

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) said Wednesday it had won 'a significant' contract from the EnBW and BP joint venture for delivery of geo-consulting and laboratory testing services related to the development on the JV's Morgan, Mona…

World's First 16MW Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Offshore China

Jun 29, 2023

China Three Gorges Corporation said Wednesday it had installed the world's first 16MW offshore wind turbine, off the coast of Fujian, China.The news was also confirmed by the wind turbine maker Goldwind, which said: “On June 28, Goldwind successfully…

Itochu, Tokyo Gas Eye Bids for Japan's Offshore Wind Farm Auction

Jun 29, 2023

Itochu Corp, Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, and other companies are considering bidding in the second round of the Japanese government's auction of offshore wind power projects, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday. In December, Japan resumed public…

Australia Readies for Offshore Wind Industry in Southern Ocean

Jun 28, 2023

The Australian Government has opened consultation on a new offshore wind zone in the Southern Ocean.The 5,100 square kilometre area stretches from Warrnambool in Victoria to Port MacDonnell in South Australia. It includes Portland, which is…

Denmark Puts Off North Sea Energy Island Tender Due to High Cost

Jun 28, 2023

The Danish government has postponed the launch of a tender to establish a North Sea energy island project due to high costs, the country's ministry of energy said on Wednesday.The project included the construction of an artificial island in…

Havfram Chooses IFS Cloud for Managing Offshore Wind Operations

Jun 27, 2023

Cloud enterprise software company IFS said Tuesday that Havfram, the Norwegian offshore wind company with its two subsidiaries Havfram Wind and Kontiki Winds, has chosen to implement IFS Cloud.Havfram opted for the solutions to manage the urgent needs around its subsidiaries` core businesses…

RWE Names Chief Operating Officer of Offshore Wind Business

Jun 27, 2023

German renewable energy group RWE has appointed Dr. Thomas Michel Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company’s Offshore Wind business as of September 1, 2023. 'Michel will take on responsibility for this newly created Board division as a very…

VIDEO: Final Turbine Installed at Scotland's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 26, 2023

Seagreen Wind Farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies, achieved another landmark last week as the 114th and final wind turbine was installed.According to SSE Renewables, 76 of the 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines are now energized at the site…

Iberdrola, Partners to Upgrade New York's Power Grid for Offshore Wind Power Consumption

Jun 26, 2023

Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola said Monday it woul dhelp deliver renewable offshore wind power from the Long Island grid to New York City and Westchester County. The company said it would add approximately 90 miles (about 150 km)…

DORIS Secures Second Contract for Gray Whale 3 Floating Offshore Wind Farm in South Korea

Jun 26, 2023

Offshore engineering services firm DORIS has secured a second Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm in South Korea. The scope of the FEED includes the project’s full electrical and communications system to the grid connection…

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