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Siemens Gamesa Picks Cadeler to Transport and Install Giant 14MW Offshore Wind Turbines

Mar 10, 2021

Offshore wind installation company Cadeler said Wednesday it had won the largest contract in its history.Cadeler, previously known as Swire Blue Ocean, said that offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa had awarded Cadeler a contract of valued at around $90 million…

UK, Norway Offshore O&G Sectors to See Modest Rise in Investment in 2021

Dec 21, 2020

After a turbulent 2020 for the oil and gas industry, 2021 is expected to see a modest rise in investment in the UK and Norway offshore sectors, assuming a US$50 per barrel average oil price.Exploration activity could recover to 2019 levels and investment in new developments is set to increase…

E.ON, RWE Sign Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Power Offtake Deal

Dec 15, 2020

RWE Renewables has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with E.ON UK under which E.ON will offtake 100% of the electricity produced by the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in the UK from 2022 until 2035. The contract directly follows on from the previous agreement to supply E…

Van Oord to Deliver Monopiles, Cables for RWE's 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 10, 2020

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord has won a contract to deliver and install monopile foundations and array cables at RWE's giant Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK.The 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind project is located is sited on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea…

RWE Sells 49% Stake in Humber Gateway Wind Farm for $863M

Nov 23, 2020

Renewable energy giant RWE has agreed to sell to Greencoat a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway wind farm offshore the UK for GBP 648 million ($863 million). 'The disposal is part of RWE’s capital rotation program and the proceeds will be used to finance further growth in the renewable energy business…

Video: In Offshore Wind, Size Matters

Nov 20, 2020

The offshore wind industry has made great strides to become a cost-competitive option for grid and off-grid energy solutions. And today, the industry is growing faster than ever before, both in the well-established European market and in newer ones such as in China…

Prysmian Picked for Cable Works at RWE's Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 17, 2020

Italian power cable company Prysmian has won a contract to provide export cables for RWE Renewable’s largest offshore wind project, 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia offshore wind farm, in the UK North Sea.Prysmian will provide a turn-key high voltage subsea and land export cable connection…

RWE: All Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations in Place

Aug 26, 2020

German energy company RWE has informed that it has completed the installation of all 90 turbine foundations and two 50-kilometer long export cables connecting offshore and onshore electrical systems at its Triton Knoll offshore wind farm site…

Iv Offshore to Design Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Substation

Jul 28, 2020

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms has awarded the early works contract to Iv-Offshore & Energy for the engineering of the offshore wind farm Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform.Once operational, the RWE-operated Sofia…

RWE Taps GE, Sembcorp Marine for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm HVDC Transmission System

Jul 09, 2020

German renewables giant RWE has selected a GE Renewables/Sembcorp Marine JV as the supplier for high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, off the UK.The wind farm will be located on Dogger Bank…

Site Survey to Start for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Jun 25, 2020

The Haven Seariser 2 jack-up vessel will soon be at work at nearshore area between Redcar and Marske-by-the-Sea in the UK to carry out a six-month offshore site investigation by service provider Fugro for Innogy's Sofia offshore wind farm.'The…

Innogy Picks Most Powerful Wind Turbine for Its Largest Offshore Wind Project

Jun 22, 2020

Offshore wind developer Innogy has chosen giant 14 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines for its flagship 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located 195 kilometers from the UK coast on Dogger Bank in the shallow area of the central North Sea…

Fugro Extends IMR Despina Vessel Charter

Jun 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owners Golden Energy Offshore has secured a contract extension for its IMR Despina vessel.The charter extension will take effect in direct continuation of the current contract with Fugro. Golden Energy Offshore did not provide info on the length of the new contract…

Fugro in Record Cable Route Survey at Sofia Wind Farm Site

Feb 20, 2020

Dutch geotechnical services firm Fugro has said that its Fugro Pioneer vessel has left the Port of Sunderland in the UK earlier this month to begin a 6-month offshore site investigation and survey campaign for innogy's Sofia offshore wind farm…

Teesside Univ, Sofia OWF Ink Skills Partnership

Feb 11, 2020

UK's Teesside University and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (OWF), a project by German energy company Innogy SE, have signed an agreement setting out how they will work together to build local skills and capabilities to equip students for careers in the rapidly growing offshore wind sector…

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