Wind Power News


Experts Laud India’s 30 GW Offshore Wind Target

Oct 05, 2018

The top global experts have been lauding India’s 30 GW offshore wind industry target by 2030 in a session titled ‘A Leap Into Offshore’ was held in India on 3rd October, 2018 and moderated by Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)…

Vattenfall Opts Great Yarmouth Base for Offshore Wind Farms

Oct 05, 2018

The Swedish energy group Vattenfall and the infrastructure specialists Peel Ports have agreed to reserve space at Great Yarmouth harbour to site an operations base for two major offshore wind farms.Economic leaders described the move as a big…

Smulders Orders Granada Cranes for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 04, 2018

Granada further extend their offshore portfolio with a major contract win from Smulders, to design, manufacture, deliver and commission 90 of their unique Python cranes, one to be fitted to each of the transition piece platforms for Triton Knoll…

AgileTek Eyes Korean Offshore Wind Industry

Sep 26, 2018

Subsea engineering analysis consultancy AgileTek has underlined growth plans in South Korea through the formation of a collaborative agreement with Blue Wind Engineering.The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow for future cooperation…

Francis Brown Delivers Specialist Deck Equipment

Sep 26, 2018

Fabrication and engineering specialists Francis Brown Limited delivered deck equipment fabrications for a global supplier specializing in subsea remotely operated equipment which is working on offshore wind farms in the North Sea.In less than 16 weeks…

Kongsberg to Equip New Heavy Lift Crane Vessel

Sep 25, 2018

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract worth approximately $13 million to equip a new heavy lift crane vessel for Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) with an innovative technology suite. The vessel, a customized Ulstein Design & Solutions BV design…

Chartwell Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Sep 25, 2018

Chartwell Marine announced the launch of the Chartwell 24, a brand-new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets. The catamaran design has been developed in conjunction with CTV operators, wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers…

Alpha Completes Record Number of Blade Inspections

Sep 25, 2018

Alpha Offshore Service reports it has completing more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections to date in 2018, a company record. This is an increase of 56 percent compared to 2017, which was previously its most productive period.The…

New Service for Offshore Blade Inspections

Sep 24, 2018

WTG blade assessments are usually costly and time consuming. EWPL Ocean aggregates tasks and wind turbines in scope for blade assessment into its service train and can offer this service at an attractive price, with no weather risk.ESVAGT said it has joined forces with Wind Power Lab…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

Sep 24, 2018

The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400…

Ampelmann Wins Five North Sea Contracts

Sep 24, 2018

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann said it has won five new contracts for its Walk to Work (W2W) solutions in the offshore wind market over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea…

NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

Sep 21, 2018

The next wave of tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia has been triggered by a substantial grant of $29,750,000 under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)…

ESVAGT A/S: Working Closely with the Customer Results in High SOV Efficiency

Sep 20, 2018

Cooperation between ESVAGT and its customer maximizes uptime and increases operating efficiency in offshore wind farms.Since their launch in 2015, ESVAGT’s purpose-built service operation vessels (SOV) have established themselves among the most…

ESVAGT Orders Two SOVs from Havyard

Sep 17, 2018

Danish shipowner ESVAGT and offshore wind farm developer MHI Vestas have sealed long-term contracts for the delivery of two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for separate wind farms off the Netherlands and the U.K.The wind farm service vessels will work the fields Borssele 3-4…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Starts Site Survey in the Baltic

Sep 14, 2018

Fugro has commenced a marine site characterization program at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm, in German waters of the Baltic Sea.Under a contract worth over €10 million ($11 million), Fugro will undertake a UXO survey to clear the investigation sites…

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