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New England Pitch for Offshore Wind Hub

May 06, 2019

The state of Connecticut has reached a harbor development agreement and announced the start of a $93 million investment at State Pier, the beginning of what state officials foresee as the transformation of an underutilized port into a hub for the offshore wind industry…

GAC Opens Offices in Harwich & Ramsgate

May 06, 2019

Gulf Agency Company (GAC),  a global provider of shipping, logistics, and marine services, has opened two new branches, in Harwich and Ramsgate, to meet the increased demand in oil, gas and renewables work in the South of England.Both locations are actively servicing projects within their areas…

DOE Selects Four Offshore Projects

May 06, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects totaling up to $8 million to develop next-generation wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth of wind turbines for both land-based tall wind and offshore applications…

Acta Centaurus Ready for Offshore Job

May 03, 2019

Acta Marine has taken delivery of its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus from Ulstein Verft and is about to set sail for her first offshore wind assignment.“Building on experience with our first Ulstein Walk to Work construction support vessel Acta Auriga delivered to us last year…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Wins Moray East Deal

May 02, 2019

Denmark's Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the transport and installation of 100 V164-9.5MW wind turbines for the Moray East project off the East coast of Scotland.The provider of tailored services for transport…

MHI Vestas Completes Norther Turbines

May 02, 2019

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced  that it had completed the installation of 44 of its 8.4 megawatt (MW) wind turbines at the 370 MW Norther Offshore Wind Farm in record time.Average installation time for the company’s…

Scotland to Launch Offshore Wind Project in October

Apr 30, 2019

Scotland’s new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October 2019, Crown Estate Scotland, the public body responsible for leasing Scotland’s seabed, has announced. It will be at that point that applications for developments can start to be received…

Worley Wins Rhode Island OWF Contract

Apr 30, 2019

Denmark's offshore wind giant Ørsted has awarded WorleyParsons a core role in its Revolution Wind project, which will see the design and installation of a 700-megawatt offshore wind farm, located 15 kilometers south of the Rhode Island coast…

Taiwan Offshore Wind Market to Reach 5.5 GW by 2025

Apr 29, 2019

With significant growth in recent years, Taiwan’s offshore wind market is expected to continue to continually grow, with a goal of achieving 5.5 GW of installed capacity by 2025, said Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).Wind energy growth in Taiwan…

Van Oord Completes Belgium’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 29, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Royal Van Oord successfully  installed the last of the in total 44 wind turbines of the Norther offshore wind farm.Achieving this milestone and already delivering renewable energy makes an important contribution to the energy transition…

DEME, Equinor Pact for Hywind Tampen Study

Apr 29, 2019

Dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME has signed an agreement with Norwegian energy company Equinor to study floating concrete substructures for the groundbreaking Hywind Tampen floating wind farm.The scope of the front-end…

Deutsche Windtechnik Wins Riffgat Deal

Apr 26, 2019

German wind turbine servicing company Deutsche Windtechnik has won the contract to provide maintenance for 30 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.The contract was awarded as part of an…

TÜV SÜD Certifies ELISA Floating Foundation

Apr 25, 2019

TUV SUD, the provider of inspection and product certification services, has allocated a certificate to Esteyco for the floating foundation used for the 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Spain.Offshore wind-turbine…

E.ON, Kyuden Mirai to Develop Offshore Wind in Japan

Apr 24, 2019

Germany-headquartered energy company E.ON and Japanese renewable energy company Kyuden Mirai Energy signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Japan.A press release from the European holding company based in…

Offshore Wind Developers Invests in Rhode Island

Apr 23, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution Wind project.Governor Gina M. Raimondo said: 'Ørsted and Eversource's commitments, as part of their Revolution Wind offshore wind farm…

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