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Dutch-Aussie Team Targets Safer Blade Lifting

Jun 24, 2019

Dutch maritime contractors Van Oord and heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet are cooperating with Australian start-up Verton to design a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades.The technology specialist was scouted after…

Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

Jun 24, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S. state to date.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)…

Siemens Gamesa Enters Japan Offshore Market

Jun 21, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first preferred supplier nomination in the Japanese offshore wind sector, winning a preferred supplier status for a 455-MW project in Akita prefecture.The agreement with Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8…

Danska Commodities Inks PPA with Hywind Scotland

Jun 21, 2019

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm, was officially opened in October 2017…

Prysmian Bags Dolwin5 Cabling

Jun 19, 2019

Italian multinational corporation Prysmian Group  has been awarded a major grid connection project worth in region of EUR 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind farms to the German grid…

Singapore, Taiwan Firms Team-Up for OWP

Jun 19, 2019

Sinagpore-based Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan-based Hung Hua Construction (HHC) to collaborate on the offshore wind sector.Kim Heng said in a statement: 'Our wholly owned…

Jan De Nul Scores OWF Contract in Taiwan

Jun 18, 2019

Luxembourg-headquartered offshore services company Jan De Nul Group scores a hattrick in Taiwan being successfully awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of both foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF)…

Siemens Gamesa Bags Formosa 2 Project

Jun 18, 2019

Spanish-based provider of the offshore and onshore wind turbines and services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for…

Steelwind Bags Yunlin OWF Gig

Jun 17, 2019

German offshore foundations manufacturer Steelwind Nordenham has received an order from YunNeng/wpd for its 640MW Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan.The order is for 40 monopiles, as well as 120 segments for Formosa Heavy Industries (FHI)…

EDF Consortium Wins 600 MW Dunkirk OWP

Jun 17, 2019

France's state-owned utility, EDF, and its consortium partners Canada's Enbridge and Germany's Innogy has won a contract for a major 600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western France, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said…

France Doubles Offshore Wind Target

Jun 14, 2019

France has boosted its offshore wind power target to 1 GW per year until 2028 totalling 10 GW, double an initial target of 4.7 GW over the next decade, prime minister Edouard Phillippe said.Referring to a 500 MW wind power tender the country…

U.S. Pushes for More Offshore Wind Jobs

Jun 14, 2019

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced the support for the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunities Act.NOIA President Randall Luthi submitted a letter in support Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunities Act, ahead of House Natural…

C-Ventus Merges with 4SEAS

Jun 13, 2019

Netherlands-based C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services BV has merged with 4SEAS BV to jointly service the offshore wind industry.All personnel and activities of 4SEAS, including ongoing projects and opportunity pipeline, will join, respectively be taken over by the new company…

MHI Vestas Opens First US Office

Jun 12, 2019

Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts.The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region as as MHI Vestas gears up for Vineyard Wind…

Iberdrola's Wikinger OWF Passes DNV GL Test

Jun 12, 2019

The energy advisory and certification body DNV GL has awarded Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm.The 350 megawatt offshore wind farm project located in the German Baltic…

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