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DEME, Quair, Aspiravi JV Reveal ScotWind Bid

Sep 14, 2021

A consortium composed of DEME Concessions NV, Qair Marine SAS, and Aspiravi International NV called Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) has revealed its participation in Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind seabed leasing process. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round…

Crosby Tugs Merges with SEA.O.G

Sep 13, 2021

U.S.-based marine services and transportation companies Crosby Tugs and SEA.O.G Offshore have merged to focus on delivering installation support and operations and maintenance services for the U.S. offshore wind industry.“We are looking forward…

UK Union Calls for Stronger Link Between Offshore Wind Projects and Local Jobs

Sep 13, 2021

As the UK on Monday launched its biggest renewable scheme - Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme - aimed at encouraging offshore wind investments, offshore workers' union RMT has called for a stronger link between offshore wind projects and local jobs and businesses…

VARD Orders Kongsberg PM Thrusters for Rem Offshore's CSOV Duo

Sep 13, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has won a deal with VARD shipyard to supply a large package of permanent magnet (PM) thrusters for installation on two new offshore wind farm maintenance vessels ordered by REM Offshore. The scope of delivery for…

UK: GE's New Offshore Wind Blade Plant Gets Planning Approval

Sep 13, 2021

GE Renewable Energy has received the official planning approval for its Teesside offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in the UK from the Local Planning Authorities. This is the first major milestone in the lead-up to the construction of what…

UK Announces Biggest Round of Its Renewable Energy Scheme

Sep 13, 2021

The British government announced on Monday the biggest auction round of its renewable energy scheme, hoping to build up enough extra offshore wind capacity to power about 8 million homes.Under its Contracts-for-Difference (CfD) scheme, qualifying…

Recycling: Aging Wind Turbines Offer Huge Opportunity for UK, Report Says

Sep 10, 2021

The UK is the world leader in installed offshore wind capacity, and with thousands of turbines nearing the end of life in the next few years, the country might become a leader in wind turbine blade recycling, a new study has found.'The wind…

Zero Subsidy: Germany Awards Offshore Wind Licenses for 2026

Sep 10, 2021

Germany's power network agency said on Thursday it had awarded licenses to build 958 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity at zero subsidy for commissioning in 2026 in the country's North Sea and Baltic Sea territories.The winners of the…

Nexans in Cable Deal Talks with 'Leading' Offshore Wind Developer

Sep 10, 2021

Offshore cable construction and installation firm Nexans has said it has entered into exclusive negotiations with an unnamed 'leading developer' to supply and install onshore and offshore export cables for 'a significant' offshore wind farm in the UK…

RWE, NTE, Havfram to Bid for Floating Wind Rights in Norway

Sep 10, 2021

Renewable energy firms RWE and NTE, and offshore services company Havfram, have signed a deal to jointly participate Norwegian government’s tender for floating offshore wind energy, which will begin later this year. By 2030, Norway, one of Europe's largest oil and gas producers…

Ørsted, T&T in Offshore Wind Partnership in Vietnam

Sep 09, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind giant Ørsted has partnered up with Vietnam's T&T to work on offshore wind projects in Vietnam'The collaboration between Ørsted and T&T brings together a multi-GW pipeline of greenfield offshore wind projects located…

Flotant Validates Dynamic Cable Concept for Floating Wind Projects

Sep 09, 2021

EUHorizon 2020-backed Flotant project has successfully validated an innovative dynamic cable concept for deepwater floating wind projects, unlocking the potential for greater wind power resources at lower cost.The project consortium aims to…

Macquarie’s GIG Buys Irish Offshore Wind Farm Project

Sep 09, 2021

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) said Thursday it had acquired Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the Sceirde Rocks offshore wind farm, in Galway, Ireland. Sceirde Rocks is a proposed 400 MW offshore wind farm, which will be…

ROVOP Names New President for Americas. Eyes Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 09, 2021

Remotely operated vehicles specialist ROVOP has appointed Daniel Wheeler as its new President for the Americas, to lead the company in Houston as it prepares for its next phase of growth in the region both in oil and gas and in the emerging offshore wind sector there…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Bids to Build Offshore Wind Farms in UK

Sep 08, 2021

BW Offshore, an Oslo-listed firm best know for its FPSO leasing business in the oil and gas sector, said Wednesday it had, together with U.S. renewable energy and utility company Invenergy, submitted bids to develop up to 5.4 gigawatts of offshore…

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