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DEME Offshore, SABCA Sign Drone Pact

Mar 03, 2019

Two Belgian companies - Aerospace industry supplier SABCA and DEME Offshore - have formed a partnership to use drones for inspection services in the offshore wind energy industry.SABCA, a leading tier 1 aerospace industry supplier and DEME Offshore…

Vattenfall Bids for 750 MW Dutch Offshore Wind

Mar 01, 2019

European energy company Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750 MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4, in the Dutch part of the North Sea.The yearly production is estimated to provide electricity to around 1.3 million…

ALE All Done Hornsea Project One

Feb 27, 2019

Heavy lift specialist ALE has completed works for Orsted's Hornsea 1 wind farm off the east coast of England.ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load…

E.ON Joins Dunkerque Offshore Wind Project

Feb 27, 2019

French utility ENGIE and EDP Renewables (EDPR) has jointly announced the addition of the international private energy company E.ON to the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium in the framework of the competitive bidding process for offshore wind turbines off the coast of Dunkerque…

Northland Signs Taiwan Offshore Power Deal

Feb 27, 2019

The Canadian developer Northland Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with state utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for the 300MW Hai Long 2a wind farm off Taiwan.Northland and its partner Yushan Energy own 60% and 40% of Hai Long 2A…

Norther Offshore Wind Delivers First Power

Feb 27, 2019

The first wind turbines in the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm, he largest offshore wind farm in Belgium, has delivered first power to the Belgian grid.Construction on Norther is still in full swing. But four of the turbines that are already finished were connected to the power grid today…

Ustein Unveils Heavy Lift Jack-up

Feb 26, 2019

With the newly developed J102 heavy lift jack-up design, Ulstein says it presents its answer to the offshore wind industry’s need for fit-for-purpose, cost efficient yet future proof wind turbine installation vessels. The new design is part of Ulstein’s X-JACK series of heavy lift jack-up designs…

Offshore Wind Capacity to Exceed 100GW by 2030

Feb 25, 2019

The offshore wind power industry continues to grow at a steady pace - over 69 GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed between 2018 and 2027, exceeding 100 GW of operating capacity by 2030.According to a new report from Navigant Research…

Wind Provides 14% of European Electricity

Feb 25, 2019

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union’s electricity last year, according to figures published by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including 2.65 GW of offshore wind. Continued…

Acta Centaurus Nears Completion

Feb 25, 2019

Netherlands-based Acta Marine announced that its next offshore wind farm installation vessel will be ready in next two months.'‘Acta Centaurus will be completed and ready for construction support vessel (CSV)/service operation vessel (SOV) operation in a little more than two months…

Correll Bags Taiwan Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 21, 2019

UK electrical installation company Correll Services has won contract award for the Subsea and Land Cable Termination & Testing works on the Formosa 1 (Phase 2) Offshore Wind Farm, in Taiwan.The contract has been awarded by Formosa 1 project turnkey contractor Jan De Nul Group…

SeaOwls, Ulstein Part Ways

Feb 21, 2019

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein and Dutch offshore consultancy SeaOwls BV have decided to each go their own separate ways in the offshore wind industry.The jointly developed SOUL jack-up concept is geared toward the transport and installation…

Japanese Offshore Wind to Hit 4GW in 2028

Feb 20, 2019

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity…

Dunkirk Offshore Wind a Jumpstart for France

Feb 20, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted and Total have teamed up with Belgian renewables firm Elicio to bid for a wind project off the coast of Dunkirk.A total of nine bids are being considered in the tender for the Dunkirk project, which will have a maximum capacity of 600MW…

EnBW Hohe See Bolsters Albatros Installation

Feb 19, 2019

The construction of the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms is continuing with the help of two new installation vessels – GeoSea’s Innovation and A2SEA’s Sea Installer, EnBW said.The “Innovation” sailed from Eemshaven in Holland yesterday…

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