Offshore Wind News

Australian Gov't Says Hunter Area Suitable of Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 13, 2023

The Australian Government has declared an area in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, New South Wales (NSW) as suitable for future offshore wind development.The announcement follows the declaration of Gippsland off the Victorian coast and will improve energy security…

NYK Commences Operation of CTV for Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 13, 2023

NYK has delivered Rera As, an NYK-owned crew transport vessel (CTV), to Siemens Gamesa for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm.The ClassNK certified vessel is the first CTV owned and operated by the NYK Group and is largest gross tonnage…

Massive UK Offshore Wind Farm Project Gets Development Consent

Jul 12, 2023

The British government granted development consent for the Hornsea 4 offshore wind farm project on Wednesday. The project, being developed by Danish wind developer Orsted will be located off the Yorkshire coast in England. The wind farm will have a capacity of up to 2…

Seafloor Data Firm Bedrock Raises $25.5 M to Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy Development

Jul 12, 2023

Seafloor data acquisition and distribution firm Bedrock has said it has secured $25.5 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to date to $33.5M. The funds will be utilized to bring its data offering to the offshore wind market this year…

BP, Total Win in $14B German Offshore Wind Site Tender

Jul 12, 2023

Oil majors BP and TotalEnergies emerged as the winners in a 7 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind site auction in Germany worth 12.6 billion euros ($13.96 billion), highlighting the appeal of renewable assets across Europe.The move comes as European…

Hornbeck Offshore Eyes U.S. Offshore Wind Work with OSV-to-SOV Conversion Project

Jul 12, 2023

U.S. offshore vessel owner Hornbeck Offshore Services, best known for its offshore oil and gas support vessel services, is looking at business opportunities in the growing U.S. offshore wind sector as well as in offshore accommodation services in the oil and gas area…

Vattenfall Gets Production License for Two Wind Farms Offshore Denmark

Jul 12, 2023

The Danish Energy Agency has granted Swedish utility Vattenfall a license to produce electricity from two offshore wind farms on Denmark's west coast, it said on Wednesday.Vattenfall has said previously it aimed to start production from the two wind farms…

North Star Welcomes Caspar Blum as European Renewables Lead

Jul 12, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel operator North Star has appointed Caspar Blum to the newly created role of European renewables lead. Based in Hamburg, at the Hanseatic Trade Center at the Am Sandtorkai 74 building, he will be the main focal point for the business within the region…

Danish Green Energy Investor CIP Secures $6B for New Fund

Jul 11, 2023

Danish green investment company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has raised 5.6 billion euros ($6.13 billion) for its latest fundand expects to meet its full 12 bln euro target amid undiminished global investor appetite, it said on Monday…

Former BOEM Head Amanda Lefton Joins RWE

Jul 10, 2023

German energy company RWE announced it has hired Amanda Lefton as Vice President of Offshore Development, U.S. East.Lefton was previously Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) during a period of sigificant growth for the U…

CHC Helicopter Wins Dogger Bank Wind Farm Crew Change Contract

Jul 10, 2023

Offshore helicopter transportation services firm CHC Helicopter has won a contract to support the construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK North Sea.CHC is providing crew change support for the development of the first phase of the project – the 1…

The World Needs 200,000 More Offshore Wind Turbines – Where Will They All go?

Jul 07, 2023

To reach net zero, the world may need as many 200,000 offshore wind turbines generating 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of energy. To put this in context, by the end of 2022, 63 GW of offshore wind capacity had been installed worldwide. Within the next 28 years…

North Star's Grampian Derwent SOV Set to Assist with Construction and Commissioning at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Jul 07, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel firm North Star said Friday its second hybrid-propulsion service operation vessel (SOVs) was set to be mobilized three months earlier than planned to support SSE Renewables with a new scope of work at the Dogger Bank Wind Farm…

SeaTwirl Secures First Order for Vertical-Axis Floating Wind Turbine

Jul 06, 2023

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, said Wednesday it had received its first commercial revenues.'The purchase order applies to a bid for a new wind turbine application in the North Sea,' SeaTwirl said…

Bernhard Schulte Offshore Orders Two Ulstein CSOVs

Jul 06, 2023

Germany-based Bernhard Schulte Offshore has awarded Norway's Ulstein Verft a contract for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) of the ULSTEIN SX222 design. The contract includes options for four additional vessels…

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