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WIND Opens Taiwan Office

Nov 06, 2020

WIND, a shipping company providing specialized logistic services to the subsea cable industry, has opened a branch office in Taiwan, a growing offshore wind market.Patrick Schelvis, Area Manager Asia said: 'We are proud that our clients requested…

EU Eyes Huge Hike in Offshore Wind Capacity to Meet Climate Goals

Nov 06, 2020

The European Union is considering a plan to increase its offshore wind energy capacity five-fold this decade and 25-fold by 2050, as it seeks to become climate neutral by mid-century, according to a draft policy.The 27-nation EU, which is already home to 42% of the world's offshore wind capacity…

Mainstream Renewable Power, AIT to Develop 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

Nov 06, 2020

Mainstream Renewable Power has signed a joint development agreement with Vietnamese company Advance Information Technologies Corporation (AIT), to co-develop a 500MW offshore wind project in Ben Tre province, Vietnam.The project received the requisite site survey license earlier this year…

Vattenfall to Step Up Offshore Wind Partnerships, New CEO Says

Nov 06, 2020

Vattenfall's new CEO, Anna Borg, will increasingly partner with other companies rather than go it alone to grow its portfolio of European offshore wind projects, she told Reuters.Formerly the CFO at the company, Borg took over from Magnus Hall on Nov…

Iberdrola's $88B Green Spending Spree Eclipses European Big Oil's Plans

Nov 05, 2020

Spanish wind energy group Iberdrola's plans to spend around $88 billion on renewable power by 2025 eclipse Europe's top oil companies' combined planned investments in low-carbon over the same period.Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Total, Norway's Equinor…

Seiche Keeps Marine Mammals from Harms Way During Offshore WInd Farm Construction

Nov 05, 2020

Worlds largest offshore wind development company Ørsted has awarded Seiche a contract to ensure marine mammal safety during the construction of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.Seiche, which provides marine technology and environmental…

Liebherr: Key Milestone Reached with Alfa Lift Crane Construction

Nov 05, 2020

Crane specialist Liebherr has informed that a key milestone has been achieved with the construction of the Liebherr Heavy Lift Crane 150000-3000 for OHT's Alfa Lift offshore wind turbine foundation installation vessel.Liebherr said Thursday…

Siemens Gamesa Shares Up as Wind Power Firm Sees Rising Margins

Nov 05, 2020

Shares in Siemens Gamesa rose on Thursday after it confirmed forecasts for a steady rise in margins until 2023, even though a small operating profit in the fourth quarter was not enough to save the wind turbine maker from an annual loss.Beset by a slowdown in the Indian market…

In a World's First, Spider-like Robot Deployed on Offshore Wind Turbine

Nov 05, 2020

In what has been described as a 'world's first' a spider-like robot recently achieved its first blade walk an offshore wind turbine in the UK, opening door to significant offshore inspection cost cuts.Developed by BladeBUG, with support of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult…

Scotland Sets 11GW Offshore Wind Target

Nov 04, 2020

The Scottish Government plans to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030 – which is, as the government has said, enough to power more than eight million homes.Currently, Scotland, with a population of around 5…

Rovco, CWind Wrap First Phase of East Anglia ONE Subsea Inspection Works

Nov 04, 2020

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV and hydrographic services has completed the first stage of its long-term contract awarded by CWind for its annual subsea balance of plant (BOP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm in the UK…

PHOTO: MHI Vestas Delivers Able Seaton Port's 'First-Ever' Wind Turbine Components

Nov 03, 2020

Offshore wind turbine builder MHI Vestas has delivered the first-ever offshore wind turbine components to Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool, in the UK.The components, including 15 blades produced at the Isle of Wight and finished at Fawley, are…

Marcelo Penna, Safeway Design Trimaran SOV for Offshore Wind Sector

Nov 03, 2020

Spanish engineering company Marcelo Penna Engineering and the Dutch offshore gangway specialist Safeway have designed what they say is 'an intelligent Service Operation Vessel' for the offshore wind industry.'The outcome of the collaboration…

Aker Offshore Wind Gets Funding for Study on Floating Wind Farms

Nov 03, 2020

Norwegian company Aker Offshore Wind has received funding from Enova for a pre-project that aims to reduce costs and increase maturity in important technical segments of offshore floating wind. Enova is Norway’s innovation fund for environmentally friendly technologies…

Solstad Scores Charters in Subsea, Offshore Wind Sectors

Nov 03, 2020

Norwegian firm Solstad Offshore has won contracts for two of its vessels the Normand Jarstein and Normand Tonjer in the offshore wind and subsea sectors.The Normand Jarstein construction support vessel has been awarded a 4 months firm contract…

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