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U.S. Offshore Wind Expansion: Here’s How Officials Decide Where Turbines May Go

Oct 27, 2021

The Biden administration has announced ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts. In an announcement released on Oct. 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior stated…

DEME Offshore Installs Final Foundation for Ørsted’s Giant Offshore Wind Farm in UK

Oct 26, 2021

Belgian offshore installation company DEME Offshore has installed the final and 165th monopile foundation at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two wind farm,  in the UK. The wind farm will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world once operational in 2022…

Shopping Spree: OEG Offshore Buys Hughes Subsea Services

Oct 07, 2021

UK-based offshore equipment provider OEG Offshore has acquired Hughes Subsea Services (Hughes), an integrated subsea service company.This is OEG Offshore's second acquisition in a little over a week, when it bought Fern Communications.Hughes…

Aker Offshore Wind Plans to Deploy Scotland’s First Offshore Wind Underwater Substation

Oct 07, 2021

Norway-based firm Aker Offshore Wind plans to utilize Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore wind farms.'The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied…

Norway's New Offshore Vessel Firm Orders Offshore Wind Vessel Trio from Vard

Oct 04, 2021

Norway's Farstad, Volstad, and Kleven have teamed up and formed a new ship-owning company in Norway, called Norwind Offshore, focused purely on offshore wind.For this, Norwind Offshore has already entered into a contract with Vard for the delivery of three vessels by 2024…

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…

Industry's First: North Star to Order Hybrid Daughter Craft for Offshore Wind Support

Jul 20, 2021

UK-focused offshore wind vessel operator North Star Renewables said Tuesday it would order the world’s first hybrid daughter craft vessels to support the offshore wind market.The company, established earlier this year as an offshore wind-focused business of the ERRV-firm North Star…

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…

In a Historic First, ABS Classes Floating Wind Farm Off Portugal

Jul 14, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm in Portugal, making it the world’s first classed offshore wind farm of the type.The floating wind…

BP, Aker, Statkraft in Norwegian Offshore Wind Team-up

Jun 14, 2021

Oil giant BP, working to reimagine itself and become a wider energy company, has joined Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a ‎consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.The partnership – in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33…

Topside Construction Starts for Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) Offshore Substation

Jun 11, 2021

Construction has started of the topside for the offshore transformer station to be deployed at the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) wind farm zone offshore the Netherlands.The joint venture between ENGIE Solutions and Iemants (a subsidiary of Smulders) and…

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…

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…

Ex-CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Joins Maersk Supply Service Board

Mar 15, 2021

Philippe Kavafyan, former CEO of offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been appointed as new board member at the Danish offshore vessel operator Maersk Supply Service.'As former CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Kavafyan comes…

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