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US Stays the Course Toward Offshore Wind Targets

Aug 04, 2022

The events of the last month have shown that, despite some negative factors, the impetus to continue to grow the U.S. offshore wind segment has lost little steam. The foundations are firmly in place to support the deployment of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030 and 110 GW by 2050…

Manor Renewable Energy's New CTVs Pass Sea Trials

Aug 04, 2022

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine said the two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) it has built for U.K. services firm Manor Renewable Energy Ltd (MRE) have passed sea trials.The 27.1-meter aluminum catamarans, Manor Victor and Manor Vulcan…

AVANGRID To Take Over Vineyard Wind 1 Operations

Aug 04, 2022

Iberdrola Group company AVANGRID has finalized an agreement to take over responsibility as the operations and management services provider for Vineyard Wind 1, the U.S.' first commercial-scale offshore wind project. The agreements include an…

Ping Names Avalon FPSO Excalibur

Aug 04, 2022

Malaysia's Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX), via its subsidiary Ping Petroleum, has renamed its recently acquired floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to Excalibur.Previously known as the Sevan Hummingbird, the renaming ceremony was recently held in Port of Nigg…

TotalEnergies Hails French Floating Pre-Selection

Aug 04, 2022

A consortium of TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Qair has been pre-selected by the French Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) to participate in a competitive tender to develop two floating windfarms in the Mediterranean Sea…

Siemens Gamesa Bags First Firm Offshore Wind Order in Japan

Aug 03, 2022

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy said it has been awarded an order from Green Power Investment for the 112-MW Ishikari offshore wind power project, marking the wind turbine manufacturer's first firm offshore order in Japan.The order includes 14 SG 8…

Ørsted Opens Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Hub in Taiwan

Aug 03, 2022

Global offshore wind developer Ørsted inaugurated the Ørsted Taiwan Offshore Wind Farms Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Hub. Located at the Port of Taichung, the O&M hub is the first operations facility with green design and the largest in…

Osbit Delivers Gangway for Japanese Offshore Wind

Aug 03, 2022

U.K.-based offshore engineering and technology company Osbit said it has completed its first project for Shimizu, following the delivery of a bespoke walk to work access system for the company’s new–build offshore jack-up vessel for offshore wind constructions…

UK's First Wind Powered Platform Agreement

Aug 03, 2022

Cerulean Winds and Ping Petroleum UK have agreed to create one of the UK’s first offshore oil and gas facilities powered mainly by offshore wind. Under the agreement signed in a meeting hosted by Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng, the production facility at Ping Petroleum’s Avalon site…

Wood to Deliver Design for Salamander Floating Wind Project in Scotland

Aug 02, 2022

Engineering firm Wood said it has been awarded the Principal Designer and Pre-FEED scope for Salamander, the 100MW floating wind farm development located 35km off Peterhead in the East Coast of Scotland.The Salamander project, a joint venture between Simply Blue Group…

X1 Wind's Floater Concept Ready for Testing

Aug 02, 2022

Technology developer X1 Wind said it has laid its dynamic cable clearing way for final installation of its fully functional floating wind prototype at the PLOCAN Test Site, in the Canary Islands.Having installed the modular concrete gravity anchoring system last spring…

Siemens Gamesa Makes Deeper Cuts to Profit View

Aug 02, 2022

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa lowered its 2022 profitability expectations even further on Tuesday and said it would remain negative through 2023, citing expensive raw materials, component failures and geopolitical uncertainty.The group cut its full-year core earnings margin forecast to minus 5…

Siemens Gamesa Weighs Around 2,500 Job Cuts

Aug 01, 2022

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is considering cutting around 2,500 jobs, or about 9% of its total, to recover from losses that have prompted its main shareholder to launch a takeover, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.The cuts would reduce a workforce of some 27…

Cadeler to Install Foundations at Ørsted's Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 01, 2022

Danish offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler on Monday said it has signed an agreement with Ørsted for the installation of offshore foundations at the Hornsea 3 offshore windfarm, off the east coast of the U.K.Scheduled to begin in 2026…

New York Announces Third Offshore Wind Solicitation

Jul 27, 2022

New York is seeking renewable energy to power at least 1.5 million New York homes in its third offshore wind solicitation, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday, as the state ramps up development of the industry.Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority…

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