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The Path to Maturity for Floating Offshore Wind

Feb 12, 2021

Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) is set to be the next big thing in renewable power. It can unlock huge wind potential in new areas globally, but it will also enable many countries lacking suitable seabed conditions for fixed bottom wind to realize large economic benefits…

Scotland Delays Offshore Wind Tender as Price Expectations Rise

Feb 12, 2021

Crown Estate Scotland has pushed back the deadline for applicants in its tender for seabed licenses for offshore wind projects after high prices secured in an English and Welsh auction this week, it said.Scotland’s ScotWind wind leasing tender…

Denmark: Public Consultation Starts for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm EIA

Feb 12, 2021

The Danish authorities on Friday invited the public, companies, authorities, and other interested parties to submit ideas on the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for the Plan for Hesselø offshore wind farm and the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the land-based part of the project…

Green Energy Majors See Poland as 'Very Attractive' Offshore Market

Feb 12, 2021

Poland's biggest power producer PGE confirmed a deal on Wednesday to develop offshore wind farms with Denmark's Orsted in another sign the country reliant on coal is fast becoming a hot destination for renewable energy investors.Poland was the…

Tekmar CPS to Protect Cables at Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 11, 2021

Tekmar Energy has this week announced a contract award to supply its cable protection systems for RWE's Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea.Construction work at the 342MW offshore wind farm will start in Q3 2021…

U.S. Could Install Up To 11GW of Floating Offshore Wind by 2035

Feb 11, 2021

The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to flourish in the upcoming years due to planned fixed bottom turbine projects on the east coast, however, a floating wind boom is expected as well, a Danish offshore wind energy intelligence firm said Wednesday…

Vestas Thinks Big to Boost Offshore Wind Business

Feb 11, 2021

Vestas aims to dominate the offshore wind market with the launch of its giant 15 megawatt (MW) turbine and will focus on integrating its recently acquired offshore wind business, it said after posting mixed fourth-quarter results on Wednesday…

NOV Wins Offshore Wind Vessel Deal in China

Feb 11, 2021

Chinese shipbuilder China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has awarded NOV a contract to design and supply equipment for GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G wind turbine installation jack-up vessel to be built for OHT, a Norwegian heavy transport and installation contractor…

Europe's Offshore Wind Investments to Keep Growing After Record Year

Feb 10, 2021

Offshore wind investments in the European Union and Britain in 2020 were more than double the level projected at the start of the year and should continue to grow in 2021, an industry group said on Wednesday.The record 26.3 billion euros ($31…

Poland: Ørsted, PGE JV to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms in Baltic Sea

Feb 10, 2021

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has teamed up with Polish PGE to develop two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea, off Poland.Ørsted and PGE will form a 50/50 joint venture which will work on the development, construction…

Port of Nigg Selected to Support Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 10, 2021

SSE Renewables and Total have announced that Global Energy Group's Port of Nigg near Inverness has been selected as turbine foundation marshaling port for their giant Seagreen offshore wind farm.The marshaling contract will support 141 skilled jobs at Global Energy Group’s Port of Nigg…

Vestas to Launch Giant 15MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Feb 10, 2021

Danish wind turbine builder Vestas has introduced a giant 15 MW offshore wind turbine - V236-15.0 MW- joining GE's and Siemens' 'bigger is better' party.Vestas said the new turbine will have the world’s largest swept area exceeding 43,000 m2…

Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gets DNV GL Project Certificate

Feb 10, 2021

Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3, Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, has received a project certificate from certification firm DNV GL, proving a safe and cost-efficient operation of the offshore wind farm.The 412 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm…

Jumbo Delivers Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Goods

Feb 09, 2021

Dutch heavy lift and transportation firm Jumbo has recently completed the transportation part of what is the company's largest-ever job - the Transportation and Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.Jumbo said Tuesday it had mobilized its heavy lift vessels…

Crowley, Watco Team Up to Support Growing U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Feb 09, 2021

Two U.S.-based maritime & offshore services and logistics companies Crowley and Watco, are teaming up in the space of the emerging offshore wind industry in the country.In a statement on Tuesday, the two firms said they'd create a single-source…

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