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Systematic's Software to Optimize Ops on All RWE Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 26, 2021

Renewable energy firm RWE has signed an agreement with Danish software company Systematic to deploy an innovative information management tool across its global fleet of offshore wind farms.Systematic will supply its marine management tool, called SITE…

Kongsberg Maritime to Equip Cadeler's Next-gen Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Jul 07, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has secured contracts with Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore for the delivery of its Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) technology.Under the deal worth 49 million euros (around $58 million)…

Cadeler Orders Offshore Wind Industry's 'Largest' Installation Vessel Duo

Jun 30, 2021

Offshore wind installation company Cadeler has ordered two new X-class wind turbine installation vessels from China's COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry.The total order amounts to $651 million, so $325.5 million per vessel. According to Cadeler, the new vessels will…

Heerema to Transport and Install Offshore Converter Platform for Sofia Wind Farm

Apr 12, 2021

Dutch offshore installation specialist Heerema Marine Contractors has signed a deal with Singapore's Sembcorp Marine to transport and install an HVDC offshore converter platform for RWE's 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK.Sembcorp Marine’s…

Siemens Gamesa Receives First Firm Order for Giant 14MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Mar 31, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received its first firm order for its giant 14MW offshore wind turbine.The order, from RWE, is for the supply of 100 units of its 14MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine…

Van Oord Confirms 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Installation Deal

Apr 01, 2021

Dutch offshore installation company Van Oord on Thursday confirmed it had secured a contract to deliver and install monopile foundations and array cables for RWE's 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK.The contract comes a little over a…

Sembcorp Marine, GE Firm Up $826M Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Contract

Mar 29, 2021

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine and GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions have secured a firm contract from RWE Renewables for the supply to supply the high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for the Sofia offshore wind farm…

RWE Renewables, National Grid Team Up in U.S. Offshore Wind Push

May 20, 2021

German renewable energy giant RWE Renewables and UK-based National Grid, one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities, on Thursday signed a partnership deal to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the coastal region of the Northeast U…

RWE Sanctions Development of 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 24, 2021

Renewables giant RWE has taken the Financial Investment Decision on its 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK, its largest offshore wind project to date. The project will feature the largest ever offshore wind turbines.RWE said the project…

UK: Offshore Wind Industry to Support Almost 70,000 Jobs by 2026

Mar 25, 2021

The UK offshore wind industry could create more than 69,800 jobs by 2026, a significant increase compared to today's 26,000, according to research published by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).According to OWIC, most of the jobs will…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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