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'Millennial Milestone': Ørsted Installs 1000th Offshore Wind Turbine in UK

Jun 25, 2021

World's largest offshore wind developer Ørsted said this week it had installed its 1000th offshore wind turbine in UK waters.'As part of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm installation, the 16th turbine to be erected at site symbolizes the world leader in offshore wind’s millennial milestone,' Ørsted said in a statementThe company, based in Denmark, has been building offshore wind farms in the UK since 2004 when it secured its first project…

Offshore Wind: High Tien Offshore to Acquire Taiwan's First Cable Laying Vessel

Sep 20, 2021

Taiwan-based offshore engineering company High Tien Offshore Engineering has said it will invest into and own the first Taiwanese large Cable Laying Vessel (CLV) to support Taiwan's growing offshore wind ambitions.The company said that the vessel…

Aker Offshore Wind, Hexicon Name Directors for Swedish Floating Wind JV

Sep 06, 2021

Former Swedish Finance Minister Pär Nuder and former Vattenfall executive Mikael Kramer - both Swedish - have joined the Board of Directors a new joint venture between Norway's Aker Offshore Wind and Swedish firm Hexicon which will develop floating wind offshore Sweden…

Simply Blue Group Forms Team to Build Floating Wind Business in U.S.

Aug 17, 2021

Simply Blue Group, an Irish-based floating offshore wind pioneer with over 3.2 gigawatts (GW) in development in Ireland and the UK, on Tuesday unveiled its key leadership team for new operations in the U.S., targeting floating wind development opportunities there…

Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream to Acquire Stake in Japanese 800MW Floating Wind Project

Aug 12, 2021

Norway's Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it has, with its partner Mainstream Renewable Power, been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire an initial 50 percent stake in Progression Energy’s 800MW floating offshore wind project in Japan…

Apollo to Invest in New York Offshore Wind Port Project

Jul 20, 2021

Apollo Global Management has recently informed that certain funds managed by its affiliates have signed an exclusive agreement to invest in the Arthur Kill Terminal project, dubbed a major offshore wind energy staging and assembly port under development in Staten Island…

Equinor Tables Bid for Floating Wind Lease in Scotland

Jul 19, 2021

Norwegian energy firm Equinor on Monday confirmed it had filed a bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The deadline for applications ended Friday…

SBM Offshore's AI Mooring Monitoring Tool Gets ABS' Stamp of Approval

Jul 15, 2021

SBM Offshore, a Dutch company best known for its FPSO leasing business, has developed an artificial intelligence-powered mooring lines monitoring solution which has now received new technology qualification from classification society ABS.The…

Two Firms to Invest Over $249M in Northeast England Offshore Wind Hub

Jul 07, 2021

Two offshore wind manufacturers will invest more than 180 million pounds ($249 million) in an offshore wind hub on the northeast coast of England, and get funding from a state-backed scheme, the British government said on Wednesday.In March…

V&SH Offshore Solutions Becomes Part of WTS Energy

Jun 23, 2021

V&SH Offshore Solutions, an offshore contractor specialized in testing and terminations, cable repairs, and outfitting of offshore high voltage assets has become a part of  WTS Energy, an energy services firm providing engineering support and manpower supply…

BW Ideol, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Working on Floating Substations for Offshore Wind

Jun 23, 2021

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has teamed up with Hitachi ABB Power Grids on developing scalable floating substations for offshore wind.In what has been described as an industry-first collaboration, the duo will work on developing…

Poland Awards CfD for 1,2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project

Jun 15, 2021

Northland Power said Tuesday that Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office had awarded a contract for difference (“CfD”) for Northland and PKN ORLEN’s (“ORLEN”) Baltic Power offshore wind project.Under the 25-year contract, the project will receive…

Bilfinger Salamis, Sabik Offshore Team Up to Offer Offshore Wind Marking Service

Jun 15, 2021

Offshore operations, maintenance, and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has partnered with Sabik Offshore to upgrade and retrofit offshore wind marking systems in the UK and northwest Europe.'Strengthening the company’s offshore wind operations and maintenance portfolio…

Aker Offshore Wind Names CFO

Jun 10, 2021

Tom Selwood has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Aker Offshore Wind, the recently established Norwegian floating wind developer. Selwood joins the company from Aker Horizons’ commercial finance unit where he has worked with M&A and financing for offshore wind projects…

Ørsted Joins Norwegian Offshore Wind Venture to Compete in Upcoming Bid Round

Jun 09, 2021

Ørsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, has joined a consortium with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco with the aim to compete in Norway's upcoming application round for offshore wind areas.'The Norwegian part of the North…

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