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BSO, MOW Ink US Offshore Wind JV

Oct 25, 2019

Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH (BSO) and MidOcean Wind (MOW) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the US offshore wind industry as well as explore opportunities in other sectors of U.S. merchant shipping…

OWC Aims Scottish Offshore Wind

Oct 24, 2019

Engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up a Scottish office in Edinburgh to support the country's offshore wind market.“Scotland is home to many offshore wind development companies and is spearheading floating wind in the UK…

W2POWER Floater Passes First Test

Oct 24, 2019

Testing of the W2Power multi-turbine floating offshore wind platform prototype has been completed at the Plocan test site at the Canary Islands in Spain.The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) said the test was developed between June 2019 and October 2019…

Poland's PGE in Talks with Orsted on Baltic OWF

Oct 24, 2019

Poland's largest utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) will begin talks with Denmark's Orsted about the sale of a 50% stake in two offshore wind farm (OWF) projects with combined capacity of 2.5 GW the company is developing in the Baltic Sea…

Offshore Wind: New York Moves on Sunrise

Oct 24, 2019

Sunrise Wind, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy, has signed a 25-year OREC purchase-and-sale agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Earlier in July 2019, New York selected Sunrise…

NKT Services TenneT Offshore Cable Joints

Oct 23, 2019

German-Dutch power grid operator TenneT has awarded the cable company NKT with a three-year service agreement contract covering the cable jointing part of a larger offshore service agreement.The contract covers the cable jointing work for seven…

Jan De Nul Bags Dogger Bank Gig

Oct 23, 2019

Marine contractor Jan De Nul said that its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has secured a contract from the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms.Voltaire with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower…

WFW Advises on Race Bank Wind Farm Deal

Oct 22, 2019

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), an international law firm based in London, said that it has advised Race Bank Wind Farm Limited on its USD 608 million sale of transmission system assets relating to the 573 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm to Diamond Transmission Partners…

New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK

Oct 22, 2019

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's flagship technology innovation and research center for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has launched a new industry-backed national technology accelerator program.The program is designed…

ORCA Hub Readies Drones for Offshore Energy

Oct 22, 2019

A consortium of five universities, including Heriot-Watt University, working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, has unveiled the latest results from its research collaboration.The largest academic center in the world for research into robotics technology for offshore energy infrastructure…

First WindFloat Atlantic Unit Sets Sail

Oct 22, 2019

The first of the three floating platforms for the 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic project has sailed from Spain carrying a fully installed turbine to a location 20 kilometers (12.43 miles) off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.Once at the final location…

Swedish Military Blocks Taggen OWF

Oct 22, 2019

Swedish utility Vattenfall  and co-sponsor Wallenstam have cancelled plans to further develop the 300MW Taggen offshore wind project off the south coast of Sweden due to military opposition.According to a Reuters report, te partners, through a joint company called Taggen Vindpark…

Prysmian Wins SGRE Gig

Oct 22, 2019

Italian cable manufacture Prysmian Group has secured a contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).The scope covers low voltage cables and assemblies for nacelles and low voltage cables for towers, Prysmian said…

Naval Energies, SIDS DOCK to Support OTEC

Oct 17, 2019

A UN-recognized initiative Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of marine renewable energy.Under the agreement SIDS and Naval Energies will collaborate…

Seagreen Opts for MHI Vestas Turbines

Oct 17, 2019

Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm.SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm…

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