Offshore Wind News

Octopus Energy Eyes Rapid Increase in Offshore Wind Spending

Feb 27, 2023

Renewables investor Octopus Energy Generation plans a rapid increase in investment in offshore wind power after spending $1 billion in less than a year.The firm, part of Octopus Energy Group, said it has raised its stake in the 270 megawatt…

EnBW and BP Looking to Build Low-emission Vessels for Offshore Wind Maintentance

Feb 27, 2023

BP and EnBW are collaborating with research and development experts at the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to investigate using zero- or low-emission support vessels at offshore wind farms.The two companies are jointly developing…

HAV Design Becomes First European Firm to Design SOV for U.S. market

Feb 27, 2023

The Norwegian company HAV Group said Monday that its ship-design subsidiary, HAV Design, had signed a contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to construct a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) destined for the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project in the U…

Crane for US-built WTIV Charybdis Heads to Texas

Feb 24, 2023

The crane for the first ever U.S.-built wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) is on its way to America.The 2,200mt Huisman leg encircling crane has been loaded onto BigLift Shipping's Happy Star for shipment to the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville…

Luna Innovations' Monitoring Services for Largest Offshore Wind Project in US

Feb 24, 2023

Optical technology specialist Luna Innovations will provide monitoring services for what will become the largest offshore wind project in the United States - Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The company’s EN.SURE…

Heerema Installs Substation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2023

Heerema Marine Contractors has installed the offshore substation topside on a four-legged steel jacket foundation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm site in Germany, using its Thialf semi-submersible crane vessel.The offshore substation…

Australia Steps Up Its Renewable Energy Game with Proposed Offshore Wind Zone

Feb 24, 2023

The federal government of Australia has opened a consultation on a new offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, a region of New South Wales, Australia.The government said that the proposed offshore wind area, which sits alongside the Hunter…

Greencoat Renewables Buys 22.5% in Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2023

Greencoat Renewables has completed the acquisition of a 22.5% stake in the Butendiek offshore wind farm in Germany from Marguerite Pantheon.Developed by wpd, the Butendiek offshore wind farm is located in Germany’s exclusive economic zone in the North Sea…

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…

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