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World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Goes Online

Sep 22, 2021

The construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm Kincardine, in the UK, is now complete, marking the start of the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed in 2018 between Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (KOWL’s) joint venture and Statkraft.The floating wind farm features Principle Power-developed Windfloat semi-submersible foundations on which five MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines are installed…

GE Charters Acta Marine's SOV for French Offshore Wind Farm Work

Sep 22, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy has chartered Acta Marine's Service Operation Vessel Acta Auriga for the commissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.The vessel will…

Havyard Leirvik Delivers Sixth SOV to Esvagt

Sep 22, 2021

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Leirvik has delivered another offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) to Danish vessel owner Esvagt.The vessel, Esvagt Havelok, is the third and last of the ‘triplet ships’ built by Havyard for Esvagt.  The ship handed over Tuesday was the third in the same series…

Iberdrola Buys CIP Out of Two U.S. Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 22, 2021

Iberdrola has taken full control of two wind projects it has been developing off the U.S. coast with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), as part of a global ramp-up of its offshore business.The European wind power leader's U.S. unit Avangrid will pay $167…

Windcat Workboats Names Head of CSOV Business

Sep 21, 2021

Offshore crew transfer company Windcat Workboats has informed that Stephen Bolton has joined its Executive Management Team as Managing Director CSOVs, as part of the company's plan to build a CSOV business.Commissioning service operation vessels…

BW Ideol to Build Floating Wind Foundations in Scotland's Ardersier Port

Sep 21, 2021

Floating wind technology developer BW Ideol has gained access to the Ardersier Port in Scotland for the construction of its concrete floaters for floating wind turbines.Under the agreement signed between BW Ideol and Ardesier Port authorities…

Response to Speculation: UK's SSE Says No Break-up Decision Made

Sep 20, 2021

Britain's SSE has not made a decision to break itself up, the renewable power and networks group said on Monday, after a newspaper report said it was close to splitting up following months of pressure from U.S. activist investor Elliott.The…

Wind Turbine Maker Vestas to Close Some Factories in Spain, Denmark, and Germany

Sep 20, 2021

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said Monday it would cease production at its factories in Lauchhammer, Germany; Viveiro, Spain and Esbjerg, Denmark, where it employs 650 people in total.In Germany, Vestas’ factory in Lauchhammer, which scaled-down activities two years ago…

HonuWorx, ORE Catapult Working on Ridley - Subsea Mothership for Offshore Wind ROVs, AUVs

Sep 20, 2021

UK-based technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult working to develop a submersible mothership that will 'make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.'The 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…

German Food Retailer to Buy Electricity from Ørsted's Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 20, 2021

Germany-based food retailer REWE has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Ørsted to procure 100 MW of electricity from Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm which is set to become operational in 2025.The deal marks REWE Group’s…

RWE Qualifies as Bidder for 270MW French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 17, 2021

RWE Renewables has pre-qualified as a bidder for the upcoming French tender for a commercial floating offshore wind project off the coast of South Brittany with a capacity of up to 270 megawatts (MW).  RWE said Thursday it was looking forward…

Port of Mukran to Serve as O&M Base for Parkwind's Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Sep 17, 2021

Offshore wind developer Parkwind has selected the Port of Mukran as a service base that will serve its Arcadis Ost I wind farm, in the Baltic Sea, offshore Germany.Earlier this week, Parkwind, wind turbine maker Vestas, and construction firm…

SSE Merges Two Projects into 4.1GW Mega Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 17, 2021

UK-based renewable energy firm SSE Renewables has decided to merge two proposed offshore wind farms in Scotland into one 'super project development.'Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms, off the east coast of Scotland, have been brought…

Final Turbine Installed at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 17, 2021

Renewable energy firm RWE has informed that Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK has installed its final turbine.The last of the Vestas 9.5 megawatts (MW) turbines was erected early on Friday at what is the most powerful offshore wind farm being constructed by RWE…

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