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SSE Merges Two Projects into 4.1GW Mega Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 17, 2021

UK-based renewable energy firm SSE Renewables has decided to merge two proposed offshore wind farms in Scotland into one 'super project development.'Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms, off the east coast of Scotland, have been brought…

EDF, Maple Power Partner Up with BW Ideol for Floating Wind Work in France

Sep 16, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has partnered up with EDF Renewables, and Maple Power, to cooperate on the design of the technical solution for the floating foundations in the context of France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender…

Solstad Offshore Installs Subsea Cable for TetraSpar Floater

Sep 16, 2021

Solstad Offshore said Thursday its Far Sapphire vessel has completed the installation of the inter-array cable for the TetraSpar floating wind turbine in Norway.The TetraSpar floating foundation, fitted with an offshore wind turbine, was recently…

Vattenfall, Partners Prequalify for French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish power company Vattenfall has said it has, with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, prequalified for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France, the first commercial floating tender in France…

Vineyard Wind Secures $2.3 Bln Loan, Allowing Construction to Start

Sep 15, 2021

Vineyard Wind, which is on track to be the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, closed on a $2.3 billion loan and will begin construction in Massachusetts later this year, its owners said on Wednesday.The senior debt financing allows the project…

Harland & Wolff, Navantia, and Windar Target Joint Offshore Wind Work in UK

Sep 15, 2021

InfraStrata, a UK-based company that will soon be renamed Harland & Wolff, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spanish companies Navantia and Windar to target specific fixed and floating wind projects primarily within the UK…

InfraStrata Proposes Name Change to Harland & Wolff

Sep 14, 2021

InfraStrata, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management, has applied to Companies House to trade under the name Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc.The company, which in 2019 bought Harland & Wolff…

How an Offshore Drilling Contractor Ended Up in the Renewables Business

Sep 14, 2021

A little over a year ago, Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling announced its entry into the offshore renewables space, through its investment in Oceanwind AS, a company working on developing harsh environment floating offshore wind turbines…

Ampelmann First to Deploy Motion-Compensated Gangway in China's Offshore Wind Sector

Sep 14, 2021

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China, to provide the A-type gangway to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. Ampelmann said it was able to secure this…

Siemens Gamesa Opens Offshore Wind Nacelle Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated its new offshore facility in Taichung, Taiwan, the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe. The facility will now be starting regular operations…

DEME, Quair, Aspiravi JV Reveal ScotWind Bid

Sep 14, 2021

A consortium composed of DEME Concessions NV, Qair Marine SAS, and Aspiravi International NV called Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) has revealed its participation in Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind seabed leasing process. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round…

Crosby Tugs Merges with SEA.O.G

Sep 13, 2021

U.S.-based marine services and transportation companies Crosby Tugs and SEA.O.G Offshore have merged to focus on delivering installation support and operations and maintenance services for the U.S. offshore wind industry.“We are looking forward…

Orbital Picked to Lead EU-backed Floating Tidal Energy Project

Sep 13, 2021

Scottish tidal energy technology developer, Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) will lead a pan-European consortium to deliver the €26.7m FORWARD-2030 project, set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy.The FORWARD-2030 project consortium will receive €20…

UK Union Calls for Stronger Link Between Offshore Wind Projects and Local Jobs

Sep 13, 2021

As the UK on Monday launched its biggest renewable scheme - Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme - aimed at encouraging offshore wind investments, offshore workers' union RMT has called for a stronger link between offshore wind projects and local jobs and businesses…

UK: GE's New Offshore Wind Blade Plant Gets Planning Approval

Sep 13, 2021

GE Renewable Energy has received the official planning approval for its Teesside offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in the UK from the Local Planning Authorities. This is the first major milestone in the lead-up to the construction of what…

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