Offshore Wind News


TetraSpar Demonstrator Launches Floating Wind Innovation Challenge

May 17, 2023

The shareholders of the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating wind project, Shell, TEPCO Renewable Power, RWE and Stiesdal Offshore, have launched an innovation challenge to accelerate the technical advancement of floating offshore wind.To encourage…

TenneT Taps Allseas, Heerema to Install 14 Massive Offshore Converter Stations

May 17, 2023

Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT has signed multi-year framework agreements with offshore installation firms Allseas and Heerema Marine Contractors for transport and installation of at least fourteen 2-gigawatt (2GW) offshore platforms…

CBED's Vessel to Support Work on Ørsted's New Offshore Wind Farm Projects in Germany

May 17, 2023

Offshore accommodation company CBED has won a contract with Ørsted to provide its services for offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 in Germany.After completing the current project on DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Powers Up Another Norwegian Offshore Field

May 17, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas Equinor has informed that the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm, the world's largest, has started delivering power to its Snorre field, offshore Norway.'As the operator, we’re proud to announce on behalf of the partners…

FairWind Secures Pre-Assembly Contract for Danish Offshore Wind Farms

May 16, 2023

Wind industry service company FairWind has been awarded the turnkey pre-assembly contract for the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Nord and Syd at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark.FairWind will be responsible for the pre-assembly erection of 41 Siemens Gamesa’s SG 8…

Purus Wind Orders Two Offshore Wind Vessels from VARD

May 16, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won a contract for the design and construction of two offshore wind Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) from UK-based Purus Wind. Purus Wind will have the option to order two more vessels.The two CSOVs…

European Energy and Vårgrønn Form Strategic Partnership to Harness Baltic Sea's Offshore Wind Potential

May 16, 2023

Renewable energy developer European Energy and offshore wind company Vårgrønn have entered a long-term strategic partnership to jointly pursue offshore wind opportunities in the Baltic Sea within Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia.The Baltic states have significant offshore wind potential…

Siemens Gamesa, deugro, Amasus Offshore to Deliver Transport Vessels for Next-gen Offshore Wind Components

May 16, 2023

deugro Danmark and its partners Siemens Gamesa and Amasus Offshore said Tuesday they would bring two newly designed vessels customized for transporting offshore wind turbine components to the market.Siemens Gamesa and deugro have entered into a long-term charter agreement for these newbuild vessels…

Swedish Gov't Grants OX2 Permission for 400 MW Offshore Wind Project

May 16, 2023

OX2 said Tuesday it had received permission from the Swedish government to build the northern part of the offshore wind project Galatea-Galene on the west coast of Sweden, with a potential capacity of 400 MW. The total project Galatea-Galene comprised 1…

Taiwan's Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Project Officially Inaugurated

May 16, 2023

Construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan has been completed, with the milestone marked by an inauguration ceremony at the Waipu Fishing Port in Miaoli to celebrate the successful construction of the offshore wind farm. With…

Noise Mitigation: Bubble Curtain to Be Deployed During Construction of U.S. Largest Offshore Wind Project

May 15, 2023

U.S. offshore wind farm developer Vineyard Wind will deploy and test a secondary bubble curtain noise mitigation system during foundation installation at the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm, the first commercial-scale wind farm installation project in the U…

Record Orders, Strong Sales Drive Strong Q2 for Siemens Energy

May 15, 2023

Siemens Energy, which supplies equipment and services to the power sector, posted forecast-beating second-quarter sales and lifted its revenue outlook, as strong demand pushed the firm's order book past the 100 billion euro ($110 billion) mark…

REM Purus' New CSOV Named in Aalesund, Norway

May 12, 2023

Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) REM Power was named at a ceremony in Aalesund, Norway on Friday.The Rem Power, owned by Rem Purus, designed to offer services and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms, was named in the center…

Ireland Awards Four Contracts in First Offshore Wind Auction

May 12, 2023

Ireland awarded contracts to four offshore wind projects with the potential to produce 3.1 gigawatts of capacity in its first-ever offshore wind power auction, the government announced on Thursday.The schemes were awarded at a weighted average strike price of 86…

Japan Picks Five Promising Zones for Offshore Wind Farms

May 12, 2023

The Japanese government said on Friday it had chosen five sites off the coast of Hokkaido as 'promising zones' for developing offshore wind farms, marking the second stage in a three-part selection process. The move comes as Japan looks to accelerate…

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