Offshore Wind News


GE inks partnership for robotic subsea inspection

Oct 26, 2017

Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, announced today (26 October) that it has formed a strategic partnership with Kraken Robotics to integrate autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), acoustic and laser sensor technology, and artificial intelligence…

VBMS preferred bidder for Moray Offshore wind farm cables

Oct 26, 2017

Boskalis subsidiary VBMS has signed a preferred bidder agreement for the supply and installation of the inter-array cables for Moray Offshore Windfarm East (MOWE) in the UK. MOWE is a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (77%) and ENGIE (23%)…

Statoil launches world's first floating wind farm

Oct 18, 2017

First power has been achieved from Statoil and partner Masdar's Hywind Scotland project - the world's first floating wind farm.  The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil, is 25km offshore Peterhead, Scotland, and comprises five, 6MW turbines…

RED's monitoring tool used on Beatrice

Oct 17, 2017

A monitoring technology developed by RED Engineering has been used for the first time to improve accuracy, speed and safety during the installation of jacket foundations for wind turbines at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd project in the Moray Firth…

First French offshore wind turbine inaugurated

Oct 13, 2017

France's first floating offshore turbine - and it's first offshore wind turbine at all - was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today. The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS's SEM-REV offshore test site…

VBMS inks Triton Knoll preferred supplier agreement

Sep 25, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster subsidiary VBMS has signed a preferred supplier and early works agreement for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm (OWF), UK. The project will be executed in consortium with NKT Cables…

DONG's Hornsea Two cost cut in half

Sep 12, 2017

DONG Energy will build its Hornsea Project Two wind farm at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK, cutting its original price by half, in what the company is calling a 'breakthough moment.' Map of Hornsea 2…

Blyth wind turbine foundations installed

Sep 11, 2017

EDF Renewables has installed five gravity-based foundations (GBFs) at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm. Designed and built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne, the GBFs were floated into position off the coast…

Global Maritime inks Taiwan wind MoU

Sep 08, 2017

Global Maritime signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a number of leading Taiwanese organizations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty surveys, inspections and testing services.  From…

Dockwise inks West White Rose, Hermod and jacket transports

Sep 06, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster has won contracts, including transporting the West White Rose platform topsides in North America, transport of offshore wind jackets in Europe, and taking the Hermod semisubmersible crane to China to be scrapped…

Global Marine heads to Port of Blyth

Aug 31, 2017

Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland. Blyth has emerged as a major support base for UK offshore energy projects. Operating from the Port of Blyth…

Montrose moves into offshore renewables

Aug 23, 2017

Montrose Port Authority in Scotland has heralded a new era of capabilities, supporting its first project within the offshore renewable sector. In association with NorSea Group (UK), a subsidiary of Norway's NorSea Group, the port is participating…

Deepwater Wind plans 144 MW offshore wind, storage project

Aug 01, 2017

US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans for a 'utility-scale' offshore wind and energy storage project offshore Massachusetts.  Revolution Wind would be a 144 MW wind farm paired with a 40 MW hour battery storage system provided by Tesla…

First Blyth wind farm GBS installed

Aug 01, 2017

A 'float and submerge' gravity-based foundation (GBF) has been successfully installed onto the sea bed as part of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm. Developer EDF Energy Renewables says it is the first time the 'float and submerge' method has been used on an offshore wind farm…

All Coast enters US offshore wind farm market

Jul 27, 2017

All Coast LLC will enter the US offshore wind farm market with the development of the first Jones Act-compliant vessel built for offshore wind farm installation and support activities. The liftboat will be capable of installing offshore foundations and wind turbines…

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