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DemoSATH Floating Wind Platform Installed Offshore

Aug 11, 2023

The DemoSATH floating wind technology project in Spain has achieved a significant milestone with the successful installation of its 2MW floating wind platform demonstrator in open sea waters. The operation, carried out by the Windstaller Alliance…

Vestas to Deliver Turbines for 1.2GW Offshore Wind Project in Poland

Aug 11, 2023

Danish offshore wind turbine maker Vestas said Thursday it had entered into a conditional agreement to deliver wind turbines for the offshore wind power project Baltic Power in Poland with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW.'If and when the agreement translates into a firm and unconditional order…

RWE, Vattenfall, Waterkant Energy win 1.8 GW German Offshore Wind Auction

Aug 11, 2023

Utilities RWE, Vattenfall, and development firm Waterkant Energy have been awarded four offshore wind sites in the North Sea in a tender worth 784 million euros ($864.75 million), the German energy regulator said on Thursday.The companies secured rights to the areas suited to housing 1…

Germany Grants Awards for 900-megawatt Offshore Wind Nordseecluster B to RWE

Aug 10, 2023

The German Federal Network Agency today announced that RWE has been granted awards for Nordseecluster B. This involves the N-3.6 and N-3.5 sites in the German North Sea, on which RWE plans to develop, build, and operate two wind farms with a total capacity of 900 megawatts (MW)…

Balmoral Develops In-Line Mooring Buoyancy for Offshore Wind and SURF Applications

Aug 10, 2023

Aberdeen-based Balmoral has developed mooring buoyancy for the offshore wind and SURF sectors.'A comprehensive range of ‘off-the-shelf’ products are deployed across a number of applications, from simple location markers to short term installation/deployment aids…

Windar Renovables to Manufacture 21 Transition Pieces for Iberdrola's Windanker Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 10, 2023

Spanish renewables energy company Iberdrola has awarded Windar Renovables a contract to manufacture 21 transition pieces for the Windanker offshore wind farm in German waters. Production will be carried out at the Avilés facilities, with the…

Brunvoll's Propulsion and Manoeuvring Packages for Purus Wind's CSOVs

Aug 10, 2023

Norwegian firm Brunvoll has secured a contract to deliver propulsion and manoeuvring packages for Purus Wind's two new Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV).Each vessel will be outfitted with two azimuth thrusters for propulsion, and…

ROVCO Wins Survey Work at Proposed 1.4GW Floating Wind Farm Site

Aug 09, 2023

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has won a contract with Flotation Energy to carry out a geo-environmental survey at its planned Cenos floating offshore windfarm, 200 kilometers off the north-east coast of Scotland.Located in the Central North Sea…

Offshore Wind Farms Could Offer New Habitats For Lobsters

Aug 08, 2023

Over the past decade, offshore wind turbines have become an ever more present feature along UK coastlines. As part of reaching net zero, the government has ambitious plans for increasing the capacity of offshore wind from 13.9GW to 50GW by 2050…

What are the Issues with Siemens Gamesa's Wind Turbines?

Aug 08, 2023

Shares in Siemens Energy fell on Monday after the company quantified deeper than expected problems at its struggling wind turbine division that were first unveiled in June, saying the issues triggered a 2.2 billion euro ($2.42 billion) charge…

Edison Chouest Offshore Building 'Mini' CTV

Aug 07, 2023

U.S. offshore vessel operator, builder and owner Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) is constructing the U.S. offshore wind industry’s first ever mini-crew transfer vessel (CTV), designed by U.K.-based Chartwell Marine.Set to enter service in summer 2024…

GE Vernova and ORE Catapult Collaborate to Drive Down Offshore Wind Costs

Aug 07, 2023

GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business and UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a new research collaboration, building on the success of their previous ‘Stay Ashore’ program.The £4 million agreement Monday paves the way…

Jan De Nul's Massive Crane Vessel Kicks off Maiden Mission in Germany's Offshore Wind Sector

Aug 07, 2023

Jan De Nul Group's newest crane vessel, Les Alizés, has started its maiden assignment by installing the first of 107 monopile foundations for the construction of Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 wind farms in Germany. Les Alizés is designed for loading…

PHOTO: First U.S. Offshore Wind Substation Stands Tall

Aug 07, 2023

Avangrid, a U.S.-based subsidiary of the Spanish renewable energy giant Iberdrola, on Monday shared a photo of the completed Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind substation.This is the first offshore wind substation installed in the U.S. and will serve…

Dominion Sees Virginia Offshore Wind Farm Complete in Late 2026

Aug 04, 2023

U.S. energy company Dominion Energy said on Friday that its roughly $10 billion Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project was on budget and on track for completion in late 2026.The company said in its second quarter earnings presentation that it expected to get a Record of Decision from the U…

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