Offshore Wind News


Subsea 7, Seaway ink Beatrice wind farm EPIC

May 23, 2016

Subsea 7 and Dutch contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting are to work together on the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The wind farm, operated by SSE, was given the green light today, and has been described as one of the largest private investments made in Scottish infrastructure…

HC cable links converter stations

May 18, 2016

For the first time, two sister platforms in an offshore wind farm will be connected by means of a bridge system with the aid of a new, flexible high-voltage cable with a conductor cross section of 800sq mm. This increases the guaranteed energy feed-in for the wind farm operator…

Bladt, Semco in milestone wind farm contract

May 18, 2016

Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are been awarded a contract to build three substations for the Hornsea Project One, described by its developer as the world's largest offshore wind farm. It is the first time in Bladt Industries’ and…

DNV GL to aid BorWin installation

May 18, 2016

Norway's DNV GL has been awarded a contract by China's COSCO Shipping Company for the installation engineering services for the BorWin gamma high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The Dutch-German transmission system operator…

Dudgeon jacket sails away

May 12, 2016

A jacket built for the for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm offshore substation by Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft, England, sailed away from the yard yesterday (11 May).  The 1500-tonne structure that has dominated Lowestoft’s port skyline…

Winds of change offshore US?

May 10, 2016

American offshore wind has for too long been overshadowed by the long-delayed Cape Wind project, but the winds of change might finally be blowing.  Cape Wind, is a 130 turbine, 3.6MW offshore wind park planned for off Cape Cod, Massachusetts…

Siemens uses Aqualis for wind farm study

May 09, 2016

Siemens Wind Power has contracted offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore to provide a series of assessments for wind turbine service operations to be performed by a jackup vessel chartered by Siemens.  The jackup…

DONG consults on Hornsea Three

May 05, 2016

DONG Energy has started consultation on its 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea. If built out to full capacity, Hornsea Project Three would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of powering over 2 million UK homes…

OTC16: Wind powered water injection feasible

May 03, 2016

Wind powered water injection is a technically feasible project for suitable fields, according to the results of a joint industry project (JIP), revealed at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston today.  The DNV GL-led WIN WIN JIP would also be capable of meeting performance targets…

Record wind order for Siemens

Apr 28, 2016

German multinational Siemens has received its largest order for its 7MW turbine to date. The company is to supply, install and commission 102, 7MW wind turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 154m, for the East Anglia ONE project, led by ScottishPower Renewables…

Statoil enters German wind market

Apr 25, 2016

Statoil has entered into the German offshore wind market, through a 50% acquisition of the Arkona offshore wind farm. Statoil and E.ON also announce the final investment decision on the 385 MW project. The estimated total investment for the project will be in excess of US$1…

Saipem inks string of E&C contracts

Apr 19, 2016

Saipem has been awarded new engineering and construction contracts cumulatively valued at about €430 million. The work includes a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of offshore floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project…

Class approval for floating turbine

Apr 15, 2016

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is designed by Principle Power and consists of a ballasted floating platform which supports a multi-megawatt wind turbine generator…

Statoil to launch Batwind

Mar 21, 2016

Statoil’s Batwind, a new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy, will be piloted in the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Batwind illustration…

DONG picks UK trio for Race Bank

Mar 10, 2016

DONG Energy has placed contracts with three UK firms for the array cables at its 580 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, off coast of Norfolk, England. The array cables for Race Bank will be supplied by JDR from its base in Hartlepool. The…

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