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Study: Booming U.S. Offshore Wind Offers Major Export Opportunities for UK Supply Chain

Sep 17, 2021

Energy consultancy Xodus, tasked by the British Consulate-General in Boston, Massachusetts, to carry out a study on the prospects available for UK companies to enter the booming US offshore wind market has found that there are multiple opportunities…

GE, Partners Building World’s Largest 3D Printer for Offshore Wind

Sep 16, 2021

GE Renewable Energy said Thursday it has partnered up with Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG in a research to develop the world’s largest 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to speed up the production of key components of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine…

EDF, Maple Power Partner Up with BW Ideol for Floating Wind Work in France

Sep 16, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has partnered up with EDF Renewables, and Maple Power, to cooperate on the design of the technical solution for the floating foundations in the context of France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender…

Solstad Offshore Installs Subsea Cable for TetraSpar Floater

Sep 16, 2021

Solstad Offshore said Thursday its Far Sapphire vessel has completed the installation of the inter-array cable for the TetraSpar floating wind turbine in Norway.The TetraSpar floating foundation, fitted with an offshore wind turbine, was recently…

Vattenfall, Partners Prequalify for French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish power company Vattenfall has said it has, with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, prequalified for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France, the first commercial floating tender in France…

Vineyard Wind Secures $2.3 Bln Loan, Allowing Construction to Start

Sep 15, 2021

Vineyard Wind, which is on track to be the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, closed on a $2.3 billion loan and will begin construction in Massachusetts later this year, its owners said on Wednesday.The senior debt financing allows the project…

ORE Catapult Secures Funding for Five Projects to Drive Forward Maritime Decarbonisation

Sep 15, 2021

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has said it has secured funding for five projects as part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK…

VIDEO: Installation of Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Foundation - TetraSpar

Sep 15, 2021

Offshore vessel operator and installation services firm Bourbon Subsea Services has recently completed the installation of the 3.6 MW TetraSpar floating wind turbine prototype at a test site in Norway.The TetraSpar Demo project is developed by Stiesdal Offshore Technology…

Harland & Wolff, Navantia, and Windar Target Joint Offshore Wind Work in UK

Sep 15, 2021

InfraStrata, a UK-based company that will soon be renamed Harland & Wolff, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spanish companies Navantia and Windar to target specific fixed and floating wind projects primarily within the UK…

Final Offshore Wind Turbine Installed at Moray East

Sep 15, 2021

Ocean Winds (OW), a 50-50 joint venture between EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, has said that the final offshore wind turbine has been installed at what is currently Scotland’s biggest windfarm: Moray East.The project currently has all 100 turbines with a capacity of 9…

Gazelle Wind Power's Floating Wind Platform Gets DNV Nod

Sep 15, 2021

Classification Society DNV has granted Gazelle Wind Power a statement of feasibility for its hybrid floating wind platform with, what Gazelle says is, a first-of-its-kind mobile mooring system. Gazelle says that its system combines the best…

Japan to Open Bidding for Akita Area Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 14, 2021

Japan's industry ministry will open bidding for an area off Akita, northern Japan, for the development of an offshore wind farm while designating four 'promising areas' and identifying 10 as potentially suitable for development, it said in a statement…

How an Offshore Drilling Contractor Ended Up in the Renewables Business

Sep 14, 2021

A little over a year ago, Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling announced its entry into the offshore renewables space, through its investment in Oceanwind AS, a company working on developing harsh environment floating offshore wind turbines…

Ampelmann First to Deploy Motion-Compensated Gangway in China's Offshore Wind Sector

Sep 14, 2021

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China, to provide the A-type gangway to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. Ampelmann said it was able to secure this…

Siemens Gamesa Opens Offshore Wind Nacelle Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated its new offshore facility in Taichung, Taiwan, the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe. The facility will now be starting regular operations…

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