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First Foundations Installed at World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 26, 2022

The first monopile and transition piece have been installed at the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the U.K. North Sea, marking a key milestone for the construction of the world's largest offshore wind farm.The foundations, designed by Wood Thilsted…

Seaway 7 Wins Transport and Installation Cables Contract Offshore US

Jul 26, 2022

Seaway 7 announced that it won a 'sizeable' [between $50-150m] contract for the transport and installation of inner-array grid cables on an offshore wind farm project in the U.S.The scope includes the transport and installation of around 160…

Taiwan: Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Delivers First Power to the Grid as 12 Turbines Installed

Jul 22, 2022

The Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan has reached two important construction milestones: the installation of 12 turbines and the successful transmission of power to the national grid.Once fully completed, the project will have 47 8 MW…

St. Johns Ship Building Starts Building CTV for US Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 22, 2022

Florida-based St. Johns Ship Building has started construction of a Jones Act-compliant crew transfer vessel which will serve the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the U.S. Atlantic.The shipyard informed of the keel laying ceremony for the…

Siemens Energy Wins Its Largest Offshore Grid Connection Deal Ever

Jul 22, 2022

Siemens Energy has won what it says is the largest offshore grid connection order in the company's history. The order, made by Amprion Offshore, will see Siemens Energy supply two offshore wind power converter platforms at sea DolWin4 and BorWin4…

U.S. President Biden Visits Prysmian's Subsea Cable Plant Site in Brayton Point, Mass.

Jul 21, 2022

Prysmian Group, the energy and telecom cable systems provider, on Wednesday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden on a visit to the site of its new subsea power cables plant in Brayton Point, Massachusetts. Prysmian said it was set to transform the area…

Biden Moves to Expand Offshore Wind to Gulf of Mexico

Jul 21, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it had identified 700,000 acres for possible offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, seeking to expand a growing clean energy industry to a major U.S. oil and gas hub.It also said President…

Floating Wind: DemoSATH Floater Launched in Spain (VIDEO)

Jul 20, 2022

Spanish offshore engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies and renewables giant RWE on Wednesday marked the completion and the launching operation of their DemoSATH floating wind unit. SATH Technology is based on a concrete platform concept with a plug-and-play Single Point Mooring…

UK Gov't Gives Green Light for Six Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 20, 2022

The UK government on Tuesday gave green light for six fixed offshore wind projects, with the potential to generate renewable electricity for more than 7 million households.The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gave…

Scania to Power Patriot's New CTV

Jul 19, 2022

Engine manufacturer Scania announced it has been selected by Patriot Offshore Maritime Services to power its new 27-meter aluminum crew transfer vessel (CTV), chartered by Vineyard Wind for support of the construction and management of its commercial offshore wind project…

Cadeler Enters Polish Offshore Wind Market with Baltic Power Deal

Jul 18, 2022

Danish offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler A/S has secured a vessel reservation agreement with Baltic Power for the installation of more than 70 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) in the Polish Baltic Sea. This marks Cadeler’s entry into Poland's developing offshore wind market…

Edda Wind’s New Offshore Wind Vessel Launched in Spain

Jul 18, 2022

Edda Wind’s new Service Operation Vessel Edda Goelo (C416) was launched at Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on Friday.Edda Goelo will serve as a mother vessel for wind turbine technicians as they perform maintenance work on offshore wind turbines…

Lawsuit Filed Against Offshore Gas Project in Dutch North Sea

Jul 15, 2022

Environmentalist groups in Germany and the Netherlands are challenging plans for a new gas field in the North Sea, a German non-profit organization said on Friday, possibly complicating Europe's hunt for alternatives to Russian fuel.Environmental…

RWE's Hydrogen, Offshore Wind Projects Get EU Innovation Fund Grants

Jul 15, 2022

Renewable energy firm RWE said this week that two of its project had been pre-selected for funding by the EU Innovation Fund - FUREC in the Netherlands, and an offshore wind farm off the German coast, in whose project company Nordsee Two GmbH RWE holds a 51% stake…

New Crewing Mandate Could Be a 'Gut Punch' to U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 15, 2022

The U.S. House has this week passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in which it attached a provision that would change rules for manning offshore vessels in U.S. waters, with the goal of fostering American jobs in the U.S. offshore wind sector…

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