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Saipem to Build Floating Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

Jul 17, 2019

Italian services company Saipem said it will design and built a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi Arabia under a memorandum of understanding and exclusive agreement with Abu Dhabi based renewables solutions firm Plambeck Emirates…

German North Sea Wind Power Output Rising

Jul 15, 2019

Power production from German North Sea wind farms from January to June totaled 9.51 terawatt hours (TWh), 16% more than in the same 2018 period, grid company TenneT GmbH said on Monday.TenneT, the German arm of the bigger Dutch transmission network group…

Heerema Signs On Vineyard Wind Project

Jul 12, 2019

Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Marine Contractors said on Friday it has been assigned to help build the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.Situated 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, the 800-megawatt…

Partners Eye Floating Wind in South Korea

Jul 11, 2019

A consortium of companies including Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power (EWP) aim to develop a floating offshore wind project off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea.The 200 megawatt…

Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Bid

Jul 11, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4.Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2 in September 2018.The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

Sif to Build Monopiles for Vineyard Wind

Jul 10, 2019

Sif Holding n.v. will manufacture 84 monopiles (103 KTon steel) for the United States' first large-scale offshore wind farm, the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts.Sif, based in the Netherlands, said its scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles…

JDR Cables Inks MOU with Taya Group

Jul 10, 2019

Cables manufacturer JDR Cables said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taya Group, an electric wire and land cable manufacturer in Taiwan, which will see two companies collaborate on localization opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area…

Maersk Firm to Buy Wind Turbine Supplier

Jul 10, 2019

A.P. Moller Holding, which controls Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk will acquire Danish wind turbine supplier KK Group, it said on Wednesday, in a first step into the renewable energy industry.The acquisition marks a new direction for the family-owned company…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

Jul 09, 2019

Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

Allseas Buys Bluerise in Renewables Push

Jul 09, 2019

Offshore contractor Allseas says it has acquired Bluerise, a developer of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology, in a push targeting the renewables industry.Based in Delft, the Netherlands, Bluerise, founded by Berend Jan Kleute and Remi Blokker…

Esvagt Eyes Offshore Wind with New Hire

Jul 03, 2019

Esvagt, provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, said it has appointed a new head of business development to lead a push into new services, including in offshore wind.The Danish…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

Ground Broken for Virginia Offshore Wind

Jul 02, 2019

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project has entered the construction phase as the American power and energy company Dominion Energy has formally begun construction.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the start of construction of the CVOW demonstration project…

A Future for Floating Wind

Jul 01, 2019

With more demonstrators in the water, more substantial players are taking interest in floating offshore wind.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works, and bigger players – including oil and gas companies – are taking note…

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