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Metocean Survey Launched for Floating Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scotland

Nov 20, 2023

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea 7, has launched floating LiDAR and wave buoys as part of the metocean campaign for the proposed floating offshore wind farm project off the north-east of Scotland. The survey…

NY Offers New Offshore Wind Auction, May Revive Troubled Projects

Nov 17, 2023

New York State will issue a new offshore wind solicitation on Nov. 30 with bids due in January 2024, the state government said, in a move that should support the troubled industry. European energy companies Orsted, Equinor, and BP have taken a combined $5 billion of writedowns on U…

UK's Octopus Energy Launches $3.7B Offshore Wind Fund with Tokyo Gas

Nov 17, 2023

Britain's Octopus Energy said on Friday that its renewables investing arm had launched a dedicated fund with Japan's Tokyo Gas to invest 3 billion pounds ($3.7 billion) in offshore wind projects by 2030.The Octopus Energy Offshore Wind fund…

VARD and Windward Select Brunvoll Propulsion for New Series of CSOVs

Nov 16, 2023

Brunvoll has received an order for the delivery of propulsion and manoeuvring packages for Windward Offshore's new Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs). The order is for two vessels, with two additional vessels as an option.Windward’s…

Semco Maritime Secures 10-Year Offshore Wind Service Contract at North Sea Wind Farm

Nov 16, 2023

Danish offshore energy industry service provider Semco Maritime has been awarded a balance-of-plant service contract covering operations andmaintenance on the offshore wind farm Butendiek located in the North Sea around 32 kilometers from the Island of Sylt near the German-Danish border…

Britain to Boost Offshore Wind Auction Power Price Guarantees by 66%

Nov 16, 2023

Britain will increase the guaranteed price offered for offshore wind projects in its next renewables auction by 66%, the government said on Thursday, as it seeks to spur more projects after its last auction failed to attract any offshore wind investment…

Seaqualize Executes Offshore Transfer Lifts on Vineyard Wind 1

Nov 15, 2023

Dutch heave compensation specialist Seaqualize executed the world’s first offshore transfer lifts of wind turbine components from a heaving supply vessel.The company’s newly developed offshore lifting device, the Heave Chief 1100, is being deployed…

Seven Groups Apply for Norway's Offshore Wind Tender

Nov 15, 2023

Seven groups of energy companies have sought pre-qualification for Norway's first commercial offshore wind farm tender, the government said on Wednesday, while several others dropped out of the race as soaring costs dampened interest.The tender…

Alliance Forged to Build Offshore Converter Platforms in Warnemünde, Germany

Nov 15, 2023

The Meyer Group, which includes Neptun Werft in Warnemünde, said Wednesday it was joining forces with the Belgian company Smulders to build offshore converter platforms at the Warnemünde site. Warnemünde is a German port town on the Baltic Sea…

Cadeler Secures Loan to Fund Offshore Wind Vessel Construction & Upgrades

Nov 15, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation services company Cadeler said Monday it had entered into an unsecured green loan facility with HSBC. The purpose of the loan facility is, among others, to fund Cadeler’s construction of the X-class and F-class…

Aker Solutions Bags Sizeable Offshore Wind Platform Deal

Nov 15, 2023

Norway-based Aker Solutions said Tuesday it had won a sizeable contract from Vattenfall for the Norfolk Vanguard East Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Norfolk, UK.Aker Solutions defines a sizeable contract as being between NOK 0.5 billion and NOK 1…

Floating Wind Faces Mooring System Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Nov 14, 2023

A combination of technical and market factors could drive supply chain bottlenecks for mooring system components in the emerging offshore wind sector, says Philip Lewis, director of research at Intelatus Global Partners.See the full video interview here.

Orsted's Finance and Operations Chiefs Out after Big Losses

Nov 14, 2023

Denmark's Orsted said on Tuesday that its finance and operations chiefs were stepping down with immediate effect after the offshore wind farm developer earlier this month reported large financial losses.The search for successors to Chief Financial…

Vattenfall's Danish Offshore Wind Farm Delivers First Power to Grid

Nov 14, 2023

Vattenfall has supplied the first power from its offshore wind farm, Vesterhav Syd, to the Danish power grid.'It was a culmination of almost seven years’ work on the wind farm, when the blades of the first wind turbine were turned up against the wind and started generating fossil-free electricity…

Framo to Supply Suction Bucket Pumping Systems for Taiwan Offshore Wind Project

Nov 14, 2023

Framo said Wednesday it would supply suction bucket pumping systems for the foundations of Ørsted's Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan.The Framo Suction Pump Spread Systems will be produced at the Framo factory at Flatøy outside Bergen…

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