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U.S. Looking at Ways to Compensate Fishing Industry for Offshore Wind Impacts

Jul 29, 2021

The Biden administration is considering ways to ensure the U.S. commercial fishing industry is paid for any losses it incurs from the planned expansion of offshore wind power in the Atlantic Ocean, according to state and federal officials involved in the matter, [Reuters reported in an exclusive on Thursday.]Discussions between state and federal officials, which participants described as being at a very early stage…

Siemens Energy CEO Buch Calls Wind Division Problems 'Extremely Annoying'

17 hours ago

Siemens Energy cranked up the pressure on wind turbine division Siemens Gamesa on Wednesday, saying it was 'extremely annoying' that it was having to reduce its profit outlook as a result of the Spanish-listed unit.The comments from CEO Christian…

X1 Wind Expands Leadership Team

Aug 03, 2021

Floating offshore wind company X1 Wind announced a series of new appointments aiming to help accelerate full-scale commercial operations. New additions to the team include Strategy and Business Development Director João Neves, Mechanical Engineer Javier G…

Subsea 7 Takes Majority Stake in Floating Wind Tech Player

Aug 02, 2021

Offshore services firm Subsea 7 on Monday revealed has reached a deal to acquire a majority interest in the equity of Nautilus Floating Solutions S.L., a Bilbao, Spain-based developer of technology for the floating wind market.Nautilus has developed…

BV Classes World-First Hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship

Aug 02, 2021

Bureau Veritas (BV) classed the world’s first hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship (SES), the CWind Pioneer, which features an air cushion, twin hulls and an innovative diesel and electric drivetrain with considerable battery storage onboard.With a capacity of 24 passengers…

TetraSpar Floating Wind Demonstrator Reaches Test Site in Norway

Jul 30, 2021

The TetraSpar floating wind foundation, developed by Stiesdal Offshore Technology, has arrived at the Marine Energy Test Centre, near Stavanger, southeast Norway. The foundations have been fitted with a 3.6MW wind turbine.The news was shared…

Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Bid in Scotland's Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Jul 30, 2021

Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services said on Friday they jointly bid to build offshore wind capacity in the ScotWind leasing round.The companies did not disclose how much capacity they intend to build if their bid is successful…

Partners Sell Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm's Transmission Assets

Jul 30, 2021

The consortium owning the Beatrice Offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland, has signed an agreement to sell the 588MW wind farm's Offshore Transmission Assets (OFTO) to Transmission Capital Partners.The buyer is a consortium comprising International Public Partnerships Limited…

Siemens Gamesa Hikes Wind Turbine Prices as Raw Materials Become More Expensive

Jul 30, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is charging higher prices, combing over contracts, and hedging harder against rising raw materials costs to try to heave its business back to profit, executives said on Friday.The world's biggest maker of the…

PHOTO: Offshore Wind Blade for MingYang's 11MW Turbine Rolls of Production Line

Jul 30, 2021

China's MingYang is making progress will its MySE 11MW-203 offshore wind turbine development.The company said Friday via social media that its MySE 11-99A1 blade for the 11MW turbine had rolled off the production line at the Guangdong Shanwei offshore blade production facility on Thursday…

Offshore Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa Posts Quarterly Loss

Jul 30, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa posted a loss for the three months to June on Friday and confirmed a warning it made earlier this month that its profit margin could be negative over the full year.The world's biggest maker of the huge offshore generators…

Wärtsilä Engines, Thrusters for OHT's Offshore Wind Jack-up Rig

Jul 29, 2021

Finland-based maritime and offshore engine and equipment maker Wärtsilä has won orders to equip Norwegian firm OHT’s next-generation wind offshore turbine installation vessel being built in China.Wärtsilä will supply an integrated propulsion and dynamic positioning thruster solution…

BOEM Seeks Public Input on Offshore Wind Areas off California

Jul 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has moved a step forward towards advancing the federal wind leasing process offshore California.BOEM said Wednesday it would publish a Call for Information and Nominations…

RWE Taps Fugro for UK North Sea Wind Farm Site Survey

Jul 29, 2021

Dutch offshore survey specialist Fugro has secured a contract with RWE to carry out geophysical exploratory works at Five Estuaries offshore wind farm, the extension project of the existing 353MW Galloper wind farm.Works are expected to take…

Demand Soaring for Offshore Wind Farm Installation Vessels

Jul 28, 2021

World Energy Reports estimate that more than 100 wind farm installation and maintenance vessels will be required over the next decade. This is due to the proliferation of offshore wind farm projects planned for construction over the next 10 years…

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