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Scorpio Bulkers Plans to Buy Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Dry bulk shipowner Scorpio Bulkers on Monday announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a newbuild wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) as a “first step in a transition towards a sustainable business in renewable energy”.Scorpio…

Scarecrow Saves Offshore Wind Farm Substation from 'Carcinogenic' Seabird Poop

Aug 03, 2020

A scarecrow system designed to prevent the costly issue of seabird droppings on offshore wind farms has proved successful in a year-long trial with Galloper Wind Farm, Scaretech Global, the developer of bird deterrents said.Per Scaretech, Seabird…

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE…

OHT's Alfa Lift Vessel to Install Dogger Bank A Wind Farm Foundations

Jul 31, 2020

Norway's Offshore Heavy Transports has won a contract to transport and install foundations for the first phase of Equinor's and SSE's Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank A, in the UK, using its foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift being built in China…

Mitsubishi Heavy, CIP JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Hokkaido, Japan

Jul 31, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a 50-50 joint venture regarding the development of offshore wind projects in Hokkaido, Japan.'The partners have high ambitions to be significant…

Tennet: Borssele Beta Platform Ready for Operation

Jul 31, 2020

Tennet's Borssele Beta offshore transformer platform for offshore wind farms Borssele III, IV and V in the Dutch North Sea is ready for use. 'Blauwwind (Borssele III & IV) and Two Towers (Borssele V) can connect the wind turbines to the high voltage grid one month earlier than planned…

Japan Aims at 10 GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2030, up to 45 GW in 2040

Jul 31, 2020

The Japan Wind Power Association said on Thursday it aims to expand the country's offshore wind power installed capacity to 10 gigawatts(GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040.Offshore wind power currently provides only a tiny fraction of Japan's electricity supply but is set to grow after a law…

ABS Updates Offshore Wind Guidance

Jul 30, 2020

Classification society ABS said it has updated its guides addressing both floating and bottom-founded offshore wind turbines.The revised guides incorporate updated industry best practices and industry feedback, lessons learned from a range of…

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a…

Siemens Gamesa Slashes 2020 Revenue Forecast on COVID-19 Impact

Jul 30, 2020

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa expects the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will cut 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) from its sales revenue in the full year, the German-Spanish manufacturer said on Thursday.The company said the impact will be harsher than previously expected…

CrossWind Hires Van Oord for 759 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Jul 30, 2020

Dutch offshore services giant Van Oord has won a construction contract for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm from CrossWind.The contract follows the announcement on Wednesday that CrossWind, a Shell-Eneco JV, had won a tender to…

Shell, Eneco JV Wins Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Farm Tender

Jul 29, 2020

CrossWind, a joint venture Shell and Eneco, has won the tender for the subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord) in the Netherlands. The consortium plans to have Hollandse Kust (Noord) operational in 2023 with an installed capacity of 759 MW…

Subsea 7 Posts $922M Loss in Q2 on Impairment Charges. Offshore Wind Boosts Orderbook

Jul 29, 2020

Offshore installation services company Subsea 7 reported a Q2 net loss of $922 million, compared to a profit of $24 million in Q2 2019, due to impairment charges of $807 million.The second-quarter revenues of $754 million was 21% lower than in the second quarter of 2018…

UK: Fugro Starts Site Survey at East Anglia Hub

Jul 28, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has started the geophysical survey phase of a large multidisciplinary site investigation contract for East Anglia offshore wind hub project in the UKThe contract with ScottishPower Renewables…

East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm Project Complete

Jul 28, 2020

East Anglia ONE, a £2.5 billion offshore wind farm 43km off the coast of Suffolk, UK, has been completed, ScottishPower Renewables has informed.All 102 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines – situated 43km off the Suffolk coast – are now fully operational…

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