Offshore Wind News


Vestas Inks Conditional Turbine Order for 1.6GW Nordlicht Offshore Wind Projects

Jun 17, 2024

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has signed a conditional agreement to supply 112 of its 15 MW-rated offshore wind turbines for Vattenfall’s and BASF’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind projects in Germany.Within the scope of the contract for the supply of V236-15.0 MW turbines, Vestas also agreed a five-year service and warranty deal followed by an operational support agreement until year 30.The companies…

Petrobras to Study Potential Offshore Wind Project in Rio

Jun 18, 2024

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has signed an agreement with the Rio de Janeiro state government to study a potential offshore wind power pilot project, the firm said on Tuesday in a securities filing.(Reuters - Reporting by Luana Maria Benedito; Editing by Kylie Madry)

Maersk Gets Vestas' Powertrains Heavy Lift Job

Jun 18, 2024

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has hired Maersk for the transport of extra heavy powertrains for its largest ever built offshore wind turbine - the V236, rated at 15 MW.This powertrain of the 15 MW turbine weighs 260 tons alone and will be installed in the nacelle in Vesta’s factory in Lindø…

CDWE to Install Foundations on CIP’s 500 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Jun 18, 2024

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), a joint venture set up by Belgian DEME and Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC, has secured a contract from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for transport and installation of foundations for 500 MW Fengmiao 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan…

Norwegian-Korean Academic Cooperation Set Up to Boost Offshore Wind Workforce

Jun 18, 2024

Norway-based company Deep Wind Offshore has joined forces with the Korean Jeollanam-do province and leading maritime universities in Norway and South Korea, to develop and strengthen the offshore wind workforce.Deep Wind Offshore has initiated…

North Star Secures First Mover Rights for New Offshore Wind Midi-SOV

Jun 18, 2024

North Star, specialist vessel operator for offshore infrastructure support services, has been announced as the first mover on the Midi-SOV – a new offshore wind ship design developed by Chartwell Marine and Vard that bridges the gap between…

Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund Buys UK Wind Farm Stake

Jun 17, 2024

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has bought a 37.5% stake in the 573 megawatts operational wind farm Race Bank offshore Britain for 330 million pounds ($418 million), it said on Monday.The Norwegian fund would also become responsible for a debt facility of 644 million pounds…

ABL Group Wraps Up Ross Offshore Acquisition

Jun 17, 2024

Global consultancy ABL Group has completed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares of specialist energy consultancy Ross Offshore, which now will merge with ABL Group company AGR.The combination of AGR and Ross Offshore will further strengthen…

Xodus Launches Dedicated Renewables Engineering Arm

Jun 17, 2024

Global energy consultancy Xodus has created a new dedicated renewables engineering arm Evolv Energies to strengthen its capabilities in the offshore markets.Evolv Energies has been formed to deliver a broader engineering service as developments ramp up globally…

Damen Presents Offshore Charging Solution for Electric CTVs

Jun 14, 2024

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging for fully electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) operating at offshore wind farms.The system envisages a fully electric CTV which can charge either at offshore wind turbine…

Vestas Gets Offshore Wind Turbines Order for RWE's 600MW Project in Germany

Jun 14, 2024

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured an order to supply 44 offshore wind turbines, each rated at 14 MW, for RWE’s Nordseecluster A offshore wind project in Germany.The Nordseecluster is being implemented in two phases – Nordseecluster A and B…

BSEE Conducts First Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection

Jun 13, 2024

The United States' Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, marking the agency’s first inspection of an operational offshore wind turbine in U.S. waters. Located offshore New York and Rhode Island…

Norway’s Enova Launches Floating Wind Support Fund

Jun 13, 2024

Enova, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, has launched a support program for floating wind projects which can be awarded up to $188 million (€175 million) in funding assistance.Enova’s support for wind started with the development of onshore wind power…

Strategic Marine Inks MoU with Mainprize Offshore for Six New Supa Swath CTVs

Jun 13, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mainprize Offshore for the delivery of six new Supa Swath crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with options for six additional ones.Following the recent successful…

RWE Picks Argeo for Site Survey Work for 1.6GW Floating Wind Farm Off California

Jun 13, 2024

RWE has selected Argeo, a subsea service provider, to perform the site investigation work for Canopy offshore wind farm, a 1.6 GW floating wind project located off the coast of Northern California.The site investigation survey is a key milestone…

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