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Hexicon's Celtic Sea Floating Wind Project Gets Marine License

Jan 14, 2022

Swedish floating wind tech firm Hexicon said Friday its Twin Hub stepping stone project had been awarded a marine license for the installation of an offshore floating wind demonstrator in the Celtic Sea.'Twin Hub floating demonstrator project in the Celtic Sea has now been awarded a marine licence…

DOF Subsea Secures Work for Skandi Acergy, Skandi Constructor Vessels

Jan 14, 2022

Norway-based offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has secured a contract extension for the Skandi Acergy construction support vessel. It has also won a new contract in Trinidad and Tobago for the Skandi Constructor vessel.For the Skandi Acergy,…

RWE Wraps Turbine Comissioning at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 13, 2022

Renewable energy giant RWE has informed that turbine commissioning at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm in the UK has been successfully completed. Once fully operational, the power output of Triton Knoll will be 857 megawatts (MW), making it one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms…

ABS to Class First Jones Act-compliant Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

Jan 13, 2022

The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company's new Jones Act-compliant Subsea Rock Installation Vessel, the first such ship to enter the U.S. market, is to be built to ABS Class by Philly Shipyard, Inc, ABS said Thursday.The vessel will transport and strategically deposit loads of up to 20…

SSE Renewables to Bid in 1.4GW Offshore Wind Tenders in the Netherlands

Jan 13, 2022

SSE Renewables said Thursday it planned to enter bids into the upcoming tenders for the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands which are set to take place in the first half of 2022.The Dutch Government on December 23, 2021…

Luxcara Buys Van Oord's Stake in 731.5MW Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 13, 2022

Renewable energy asset manager Luxcara has acquired 10% stake in Blauwwind offshore wind consortium from the Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord.In 2016, the Blauwwind consortium was awarded the concession to design, construct, operate…

Petrofac Bolsters Offshore Wind Capabilities with Senior Appointment

Jan 13, 2022

Petrofac, a service provider to the energy industry, has appointed Phaedra Pritchard as New Head of Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M), boosting its global offering in the wind sector.Pritchard will be responsible for building and supporting…

Partners Group to Buy UK-based Offshore Vessel Firm North Star

Jan 13, 2022

Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to buy North Star, a UK-based operator of emergency response and rescue vessels, which has recently also dived into the offshore wind sector with several orders…

MMA Offshore Upgrades Vessel to Support Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Jan 13, 2022

Australian offshore support vessel operator MMA Offshore has completed a subsea conversion program on the MMA Crystal vessel to support the Taiwanese offshore wind market.The new additions to the vessel feature subsea equipment including a work-class ROV…

U.S. Plans Record Offshore Wind Sale

Jan 12, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined a range of measures to speed the growth of clean energy on the U.S. power grid, including the government's largest-ever sale of offshore wind leases in waters off the coast of New York and New Jersey…

UK: Research Projects Launched to Enable Coexistence of Offshore Wind Farms and Marine Environment

Jan 12, 2022

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland said Wednesday it was investing over £12million in new research projects aimed at enabling the coexistence of offshore wind farms with a thriving marine environment.Led by Natural England…

INEOS to Buy Power from Seamade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium

Jan 12, 2022

INEOS, a global chemical company, has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with Eneco.Under the terms of the ten-year deal, which begins in 2022, INEOS will buy 65,5-Megawatt (250 GWh per year) of offshore wind power from Eneco…

Iberdrola Joins Five Early-Stage Offshore Wind Projects in the Philippines

Jan 12, 2022

Spanish renewable energy industry firm Iberdrola said Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Triconti ECC Renewables, the Philippines’ largest independent wind developer, and  Stream Invest Holding AG, a Swiss renewable energy group, sealing…

Nexans to Build 110km Subsea Power Cable for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 12, 2022

Subsea power cable maker Nexans has received an order to manufacture approximately 110km of high voltage subsea cables to South Fork Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource. The 3-phase 138 kV high voltage alternative current (HVAC)…

EDF, DP Energy Team Up on 1 GW Floating Wind Farm Project in UK

Jan 12, 2022

EDF Renewables UK has created a joint venture with project developer DP Energy to generate up to 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power from floating turbines in the Celtic Sea, it said on Wednesday.The floating offshore wind project, ‘Gwynt Glas’, will likely span English and Welsh waters south of Ireland…

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