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First Ever Jones Act Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel to be Classed by ABS

Feb 24, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), seen as a key vessel for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Launches Jones Act CTV Atlantic Endeavor

Feb 15, 2021

U.S. offshore wind crew transfer company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) said its second Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was launched at the end of December.Designed by U.K. firm Chartwell Marine and built by Blount Boats in Warren…

Keppel AmFELS Lays Keel for First Jones Act WTIV

Dec 16, 2020

Shipbuilder Keppel AmFELS has laid the keel for the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at its shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, marking a key milestone for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

2020 Has Been a Big Year for US Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2020

This has certainly been an active year for offshore wind, both in the U.S. and globally. Looking at the U.S. in particular, the East Coast is certainly giving cause for real optimism with a clear pipeline of state procurement targets indicating 12 gigawatts installed by 2030 and 29…

Atlantic Endeavor Crew Transfer Vessel Almost Ready for Launch

Nov 16, 2020

U.S. offshore wind crew transfer firm Atlantic Wind Transfers said Sunday that the Atlantic Endeavor crew transfer vessel rolled out on the lift dock at Blount Boats over the weekend to get ready for the launch.This new Chartwell Marine crew…

Video: USCG Performs Rescue Drill on Wind Turbine off Virginia

Oct 22, 2020

As the U.S. offshore wind industry begins to build up, the U.S. Coast Guard is training to ensure it is prepared to respond to any potential emergency—even at 400 feet in the air.Last week, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City…

USA: Dominion Energy's 12MW Offshore Wind Farm Ready to Enter Service

Oct 14, 2020

Dominion Energy has said that its two-turbine, 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project, offshore Virginia Beach, successfully completed reliability testing and is ready to enter commercial service and deliver electricity to Virginia customers…

VIDEO: Power On at Two Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Turbines

Sep 30, 2020

Dominion Energy and Orsted have brought online two offshore wind turbines, which are part of the 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project, offshore Virginia Beach, USA. 'We're excited that the two CVOW wind turbines are…

Geoquip Marine Supports US Offshore Wind Project

Jul 27, 2020

Switzerland-based offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine said it has secured a contract to work on the development of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project being developed by Dominion Energy off the coast of Virginia Beach…

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

Jul 27, 2020

A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.Naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA…

VIDEO: Dominion Installs 12MW Test Wind Farm ahead of 2.6GW Behemoth

Jun 29, 2020

Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two-turbine, 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project 27 miles off Virginia Beach, USA, paving way for the development of a much larger, 2.6 gigawatt, offshore wind farm project…

Turbine Foundations Shipped for Virginia Offshore Wind Farm

May 27, 2020

The first foundations for Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project have been shipped from Germany to Canada for eventual installation 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va.On March 31, the foundation components for…

Largest Wind Turbines for U.S. Largest Offshore Wind Project

May 26, 2020

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's new wind turbines with up to 15MW capacity have been earmarked for an offshore wind project in the U.S.First, the company on Tuesday morning said it was planning to deploy the giant SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct…

Tekmar Boosts U.S. Offshore Wind Presence

May 26, 2020

Tekmar Group, a UK-based offshore services provider, has announced the involvement of its operating companies; Ryder Geotechnical, Agiletek Engineering, Tekmar Energy, and Pipeshield International in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW) on the East Coast of the US…

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind On Track Despite COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project remains on schedule to become an economic driver in Hampton Roads. The project team and vessel crews have implemented processes to navigate the impact of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Dominion Energy said Monday…

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