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USA: Fugro Completes Mayflower Wind Site Survey

Nov 20, 2020

Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro has completed a large site characterization field program off the coast of Massachusetts for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies and Ocean Winds.The 6‑month program involved…

European Union Eyes Mammoth Expansion of Offshore Wind Farms

Nov 20, 2020

The European Union unveiled plans on Thursday to transform its electricity system to rely mostly on renewables within a decade and increase its offshore wind energy capacity 25-fold by 2050.Renewable sources like wind and solar provide roughly a third of EU electricity today…

Windthrust Working on All-in-one Floating Port and Installation Vessel for Offshore Wind Sector

Nov 19, 2020

Windthrust, a subsidiary of Australian-based, National Ports Corporation, has revealed plans for a 300 meters long, combined self-propelled floating port and installation vessel for foundations, wind turbines, and substation - named the Oceandock LX…

South Korea: Doosan Heavy, SK E&C in Floating Wind Farm Tie-up

Nov 19, 2020

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed an agreement with compatriot SK Engineering & Construction to collaborate on floating offshore wind farm projects.Under the agreement, SK E&C will take on the development of the wind farm complex…

Sif-Smulders JV to Build Monopiles and Transition Pieces for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Nov 19, 2020

SSE and Equinor, as developers of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK, have ordered monopiles and transition pieces for the Dogger Bank A & B phases. The monopiles and transition pieces will be built by the Sif-Smulders joint venture…

Ørsted Pens Offshore Wind Workforce Deal with NABTU

Nov 18, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed an agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the labor organization representing more than 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.'The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U…

Ideol Could Create Over 500 Jobs in Port of Cromarty Firth

Nov 18, 2020

Floating wind farm foundations specialist Ideol has signed a letter of intent with the Port of Cromarty Firth in the UK, that could create more than five hundred new Scottish construction jobs.The agreement would see the French-based company…

UK: Boris Johnson Outlines 10-point Green Plan with up to 250,000 Jobs

Nov 18, 2020

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday set out a ten-point plan for 'a green industrial revolution' which promises to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs.'Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies…

Siemens Gamesa Names New CEO of Offshore Business

Nov 18, 2020

Spanish-German wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has informed that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its Offshore business.He served as Managing Director for Germany and Head of Offshore Sales and Projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020…

Aker Offshore Wind Beefs Up Stake in Floating Wind Firm Principle Power

Nov 18, 2020

Norwegian offshore wind services firm Aker Offshore Wind has increased its stake in Principle Power, a company developing foundations for floating wind farms.Aker Offshore Wind's stake in Principle Power will grow from around 20 percent to an expected 39 percent…

Prysmian Picked for Cable Works at RWE's Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 17, 2020

Italian power cable company Prysmian has won a contract to provide export cables for RWE Renewable’s largest offshore wind project, 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia offshore wind farm, in the UK North Sea.Prysmian will provide a turn-key high voltage subsea and land export cable connection…

Norway: Fred. Olsen, Hafslund Eco in Offshore Wind Pact

Nov 17, 2020

Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco have agreed to cooperate as equal partners on a 50/50 basis on the development of offshore wind and transmission concepts in Norway.'The combination of Hafslund Eco’s competencies as a power producer and grid operator with [Fred…

UK: SSE, Scottish Power, National Grid to Develop 4GW Subsea Power Link

Nov 16, 2020

British utilities SSE, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power and grid operator National Grid will develop a 4 gigawatt (GW) power link between Scotland and England, they said on Monday.The multi-billion pound project, called the Eastern Link, will…

Atlantic Endeavor Crew Transfer Vessel Almost Ready for Launch

Nov 16, 2020

U.S. offshore wind crew transfer firm Atlantic Wind Transfers said Sunday that the Atlantic Endeavor crew transfer vessel rolled out on the lift dock at Blount Boats over the weekend to get ready for the launch.This new Chartwell Marine crew…

Fugro, NYK to Provide Geotechnical Services for Offshore Wind Sector in Japan

Nov 16, 2020

Dutch-based Fugro and Japan's NYK Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan.The two companies will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects…

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