Wind Power News


Equinor Acquires 50% Stake in Polish OWP

Dec 10, 2019

The Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor ASA said it has completed the purchase of a 50% stake in the Baltyk I offshore wind project (OWP) in Poland from Polenergia.The Bałtyk 1 offshore location license allows for a development of a wind farm with a capacity up to 1560MW…

Ørsted Announces STEM Skills Fund

Dec 09, 2019

Denmark's offshore wind giant Ørsted A/S has unveiled more than £50k for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills across Lancashire and Cumbria.The renewable energy developer says the wave of new finance will be sourced from the Walney Extension Skills Fund…

First Subsea CPS for WindFloat

Dec 09, 2019

UK's developer and supplier of connectors, First Subsea has delivered a beach landing Cable Protection System for the export cables on the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project, located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Hengtong…

Vineyard Wind Wins Offshore Connecticut

Dec 08, 2019

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected Vineyard  Wind’s 804-megawatt (MW) Park City project as the winner in a major offshore wind solicitation, setting up the seaport city of Bridgeport to become a significant hub for the emerging U…

Prysmian Wins Equinor's Empire Wind Gig

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has contracted Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian to supply the submarine inter-array cable system for the 816-MW Empire Wind project off the coast of New York.Prysmian will provide the 66kV insulated array…

SGRE's 1,000th Offshore Wind Turbine Up

Dec 05, 2019

Spanish-based manufacturer of wind turbines Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached a milestone with the installation of its 1000th offshore direct drive wind turbine as it embarks on the 10MW-plus era.The company reached the milestone…

GWS Wins Northwester 2 Turbine Contract

Dec 05, 2019

Danish wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured a contract to support MHI Vestas on the Northwester 2 offshore wind project by providing technicians for the installation of turbines.The deal includes…

North Sea Countries to Boost Offshore Wind

Dec 04, 2019

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met yesterday (December 04) in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Program on offshore wind deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium…

ERSG Wins Asian Offshore Wind Contracts

Dec 04, 2019

Specialist energy recruiters for offshore wind, ERSG  has won a tender to be the sole supplier of fabrication management personnel to two undisclosed offshore wind farms in Asia.Additionally, the Wind industry specialist recruiter has also agreed…

Nexans, Eversource, Ørsted Ink US OWF Deal

Dec 03, 2019

French cables manufacturer Nexans has signed a framework agreement with Denmark’s global offshore wind giant Ørsted A/S and New England utility Eversource Energy to take part in the offshore wind farm development in North America.According to the provider of cabling and connectivity solutions…

AWT, Blount, Chartwell Sign Offshore Vessel Deal

Dec 03, 2019

U.S. offshore wind farm support company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has signed a multi-million-dollar, market-first order for two state-of the-art Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), developed by Chartwell Marine.The vessels, to be deployed in support of new wind farms off the East Coast…

Ørsted Restructures Offshore Biz

Dec 02, 2019

The offshore wind giant Ørsted has introduced a new operating model for the Offshore business, to support the execution of its project pipeline and future growth.'The global market opportunities in renewables continue to expand and present significant opportunities for growth…

Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Erected

Dec 02, 2019

Swiss multinational equipment manufacturer Liebherr Group said that its cranes erected the prototype of what is currently the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.The gondola of the wind turbine, which measures an overall 207 meters in height…

Van Oord, Hendrik in Lifting Equipment Deal

Dec 02, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord is partnering with compatriot company Hendrik Veder Group for the management of heavy lifting equipment for offshore wind turbines.Rotterdam-based company active in steel wire and fibre rope products…

SeaPlanner Wins Formosa 1 O&M Gig

Dec 02, 2019

SeaPlanner has been selected to support the operations and maintenance phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The SeaRoc Group’s marine management system unit said that under the 10-year contract, SeaPlanner will be deployed by…

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