Offshore Wind News


Siemens uses Aqualis for wind farm study

May 09, 2016

Siemens Wind Power has contracted offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore to provide a series of assessments for wind turbine service operations to be performed by a jackup vessel chartered by Siemens.  The jackup…

DONG consults on Hornsea Three

May 05, 2016

DONG Energy has started consultation on its 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea. If built out to full capacity, Hornsea Project Three would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of powering over 2 million UK homes…

OTC16: Wind powered water injection feasible

May 03, 2016

Wind powered water injection is a technically feasible project for suitable fields, according to the results of a joint industry project (JIP), revealed at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston today.  The DNV GL-led WIN WIN JIP would also be capable of meeting performance targets…

Record wind order for Siemens

Apr 28, 2016

German multinational Siemens has received its largest order for its 7MW turbine to date. The company is to supply, install and commission 102, 7MW wind turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 154m, for the East Anglia ONE project, led by ScottishPower Renewables…

Statoil enters German wind market

Apr 25, 2016

Statoil has entered into the German offshore wind market, through a 50% acquisition of the Arkona offshore wind farm. Statoil and E.ON also announce the final investment decision on the 385 MW project. The estimated total investment for the project will be in excess of US$1…

Saipem inks string of E&C contracts

Apr 19, 2016

Saipem has been awarded new engineering and construction contracts cumulatively valued at about €430 million. The work includes a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of offshore floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project…

Class approval for floating turbine

Apr 15, 2016

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is designed by Principle Power and consists of a ballasted floating platform which supports a multi-megawatt wind turbine generator…

Statoil to launch Batwind

Mar 21, 2016

Statoil’s Batwind, a new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy, will be piloted in the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Batwind illustration…

DONG picks UK trio for Race Bank

Mar 10, 2016

DONG Energy has placed contracts with three UK firms for the array cables at its 580 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, off coast of Norfolk, England. The array cables for Race Bank will be supplied by JDR from its base in Hartlepool. The…

DONG splits Hornsea wind park in four

Mar 08, 2016

DONG Energy has reached an agreement with The Crown Estate to reconfigure the Hornsea zone as part of the Round 3 offshore wind development zones.   Following its acquisition of the remainder of the Hornsea zone from Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services in 2015…

Boskalis to buy VolkerWessels units

Mar 07, 2016

Dutch firm Boskalis has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire offshore activities from VolkerWessels. Under the offer, Boskalis will acquire maritime and offshore wind energy related activities of VolkerWessels, namely VBMS, Stemat and VSI (Volker Stevin International)…

SAL on Veja Mate wind farm

Mar 04, 2016

SAL Heavy Lift signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce, a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International, for the transport of 67 transition pieces. The transition pieces are destined for the Veja Mate in offshore…

DeepOcean welcomes Maersk Connector

Feb 29, 2016

DeepOcean welcomed its advanced cable installation vessel Maersk Connector to North East England for the mobilization of specialist cable handling equipment for projects in the offshore renewables and subsea interconnector sectors. The vessel…

Green light for East Anglia ONE

Feb 29, 2016

ScottishPower Renewables has made a final investment decision on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which is set to be one of the largest wind parks in the world. The 714 MW, £2.5 billion (US$3.47 billion) project offshore East Anglia…

Gibdock mobilizes Scylla jackup

Feb 23, 2016

Seajacks' latest newbuild self-propelled wind farm installation jackup unit Seajacks Scylla is to be mobilized at Gibdock in Gibralter. The unit was delievered to Seajacks by Samsung Heavy Industries at the end of 2015, and discharged…

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