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Vard to Build Second Cable Layer for Prysmian Group

Nov 22, 2022

VARD, a subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri, said it has won a contract worth approximately €200 million ($205.3 million) to design and build a new cable laying vessel for Prysmian Group.Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2025…

St. Johns Begins Building CTVs for Atlantic Wind Transfers

Sep 21, 2022

St. Johns Ship Building earlier this month began building the first in a series of new crew transfer vessels (CTV) for Rhode Island-based Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT).The Palatka, Fla. shipbuilder held a keel laying ceremony on September 8…

Swire Energy Services Names Wind Division Head

Sep 01, 2022

Energy services provider Swire Energy Services has appointed Claus Rødsgaard as Head of Operations, in a newly created role for the Wind Division.Rødsgaard will support and oversee operational activity within the Swire Energy  Services (SES) Wind Division and will be based in Lystrup…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Orders Six CTVs

Aug 30, 2022

Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel company Atlantic Wind Transfers has ordered six crew transfer vessels to be built at St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Fla. The first two vessels, of the Chartwell Ambitious-class design…

Skanska to Build Offshore Wind Staging Port in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Aug 16, 2022

Sweden-based Skanska, one of the country's largest construction firms, has signed a contract with the Virginia Port Authority to rebuild 72 acres of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. The project will redevelop approximately…

New Crewing Mandate Could Be a 'Gut Punch' to U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 15, 2022

The U.S. House has this week passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in which it attached a provision that would change rules for manning offshore vessels in U.S. waters, with the goal of fostering American jobs in the U.S. offshore wind sector…

Storage Space a Challenge for Offshore Wind Turbine Manufacturers

Jun 02, 2022

Some equations just don’t add up. For example, storing 500 offshore wind turbine blades at a site with only space for 400 (and that’s only if you don’t store the other key elements required to build a full turbine). Elaine Maslin visited Siemens Gamesa’s blade manufacturing facility in Hull…

Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Lease Auction Results Send Mixed Signals

May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, French oil & gas major TotalEnergies and U.S. utility Duke Energy were declared provisional winners of the two lease areas auctioned by BOEM, the federal agency in charge of offshore wind area leasing and project permitting. Whilst…

Seajacks Opens Operational Base in Virginia Beach

Feb 22, 2022

Offshore wind installation services company Seajacks UK, as of recently a subsidiary of Eneti, has established an operational base in the City of Virginia Beach, Va.Seajacks has been providing Blue Ocean Energy Marine, a Dominion Energy-owned company…

Demand for Vessels Capable of Installing Giant Offshore Wind Turbines to Outpace Supply by 2024, Rystad Says

Feb 02, 2022

Offshore wind turbine makers have been working to build increasingly bigger turbines, and the likes of GE, Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, and MingYang have in the past two years or so unveiled designs for giant 14-16MW rated units.It has been said that larger turbines…

Hellenic Cables Delivers Inter-array Cables for Dominion Energy's CVOW Project

Jan 14, 2022

Hellenic Cables has completed cable manufacturing and loading for shipment, as part of the contract with the U.S. renewables firm Dominion Energy for the partial supply of inter-array cables for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project…

Siemens Gamesa's Giant Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Delivers Power to the Grid

Dec 10, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said Friday that its giant 14MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine prototype had started delivering power to the grid. The prototype has been installed in Østerild, Denmark.'We are excited to announce…

Keppel, Ørsted in Offshore Substation Pact

Nov 30, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed a framework agreement with offshore wind industry giant Ørsted for future offshore substation (OSS) projects.'The agreement is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen the long-term partnership…

Offshore Wind Leaders Recognized at Ventus Awards Gala

Nov 19, 2021

The Business Network for Offshore Wind held its first Ventus Awards Gala on Thursday in Washington D.C.According to the organizers, the event brought together more than 200 people to celebrate the industry’s accomplishments, milestones, and the individuals…

German Firm to Build Foundations for 2.6GW Offshore Wind Project in U.S.

Nov 09, 2021

Germany-based offshore wind turbine foundation builder EEW Special Pipe Constructions will construct 176 monopiles for Dominion Energy's 2.6GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the largest offshore wind project in development in the U…

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