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France's First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Fully Operational

Nov 23, 2022

France's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm started operating on Wednesday, adding 480 megawatts of capacity to the grid at a time when Europe is scrambling to secure energy supplies following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Saint-Nazaire wind farm, situated off the coast of Brittany in northwestern France, consists of 80 turbines and will provide clean energy to power the equivalent of 400…

Google to Buy Electricity From Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 24, 2022

French energy company ENGIE  and technology giant Google said they had agreed to undertake a 12-year 100 MW corporate power purchase agreement to support Scotland's Moray West offshore wind development project. As part of this deal, ENGIE will…

Schottel to Propel Four China-built Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Nov 24, 2022

Schottel azimuth thrusters will propel four newly built wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) for Ouyang Offshore in Shanghai.The first vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022, and these vessels will be able to install giant 16 MW wind turbines…

Ocean Winds, Bord na Móna Want to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Ireland

Nov 23, 2022

Renewable energy firm Ocean Winds has partnered up with the Irish company Bord na Móna to jointly identify, co-own, and develop offshore wind energy opportunities around the coast of Ireland.  The joint venture initially incorporates two potential projects…

Pryme Group Launches Specialist Tooling Systems for Offshore Wind Installation

Nov 23, 2022

Engineering firm Pryme Group said Wedneday it had launched two specialist tooling systems - Pile Fixation Tool (PFT) and PileProp - for offshore wind installations, via Caley Ocean Systems. The company said the tools were designed to support…

All 38 Turbines Installed at RWE's Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

Nov 22, 2022

The last turbine at RWE’s Kaskasi wind farm has now been installed 35 kilometers north of the German island of Heligoland, the German company said Tuesday.Kaskasi is RWE’s sixth wind farm off the German coast. According to the company, more…

Cadeler Orders Second Hybrid Offshore Wind Installation Jack-up

Nov 22, 2022

Danish offshore wind installation services firm Cadeler has ordered its second F-class vessel, a hybrid design allowing the vessel to convert from being a foundation installation unit to a wind turbine generator installation vessel within a short period of time…

BV to Certify Floating Wind Farm in S. Korea

Nov 22, 2022

Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification company, will work with the Korean Register (KR) to certify Bada Energy's Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm project in Ulsan, South Korea.Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm is a product of a partnership between Corio Generation…

Fugro Wins Survey Deal at U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Nov 21, 2022

Community Offshore Wind, a U.S. joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid, has awarded Fugro an offshore survey contract to support site appraisal and concept design activities in the New York Bight. The joint venture was last year…

Lhyfe and Nantes - Saint Nazaire Port In Pact to Develop Offshore Renewable Hydrogen

Nov 21, 2022

Green hydrogen firm Lhyfe has signed a partnership deal with Nantes - Saint Nazaire Port, France’s fourth largest seaport, to develop the offshore renewable sector and ramp up energy transition on the Loire Estuary.'Hydrogen is able to draw…

American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

Nov 18, 2022

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane…

Siemens Energy CEO Becomes Chairman of Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa

Nov 18, 2022

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has appointed Christian Bruch, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy AG and member of Siemens Gamesa’s Board of Directors, as its new non-executive Chairman.Born in 1970 in Düsseldorf…

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm: Vattenfall Hits Halfway Mark with HKZ Turbine Installation

Nov 17, 2022

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall said Thursday it had hit the halfway mark with the installation of wind turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm offshore the Netherlands.“We're halfway towards having constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm built without subsidies…

Intelatus: Almost 30,000 Offshore Wind Turbines to Be Installed by 2035

Nov 17, 2022

Over the last few years, many statements have been made concerning growth in offshore wind turbine and foundation installation demand. These statements have been followed, in some cases, by firm orders for high-specification vessels, mainly from established players…

U.S. BOEM Seeks Public Comments for Eight Wind Energy Areas Off Central Atlantic Coast

Nov 17, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday announced eight draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore the U.S. central Atlantic coast for public review and comment. The draft offshore wind areas cover approximately 1.7 million acres offshore North Carolina…

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