Offshore Wind News


Port Esbjerg Welcomes Jan De Nul's Mega Jack-up Voltaire

May 12, 2023

Jan De Nul's new offshore installation jack-up vessel Voltaire has called the port of Esbjerg in Denmark to mobilize for an offshore wind farm installation project in the North Sea.The Voltaire, delivered in December from China's COSCO shipyard…

Siemens Gamesa Installs First Wind Turbine at Iberdrola's Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

May 12, 2023

Spanish offshore wind developer Iberdrola said Friday it had installed the first wind turbine at the offshore farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, France.The installation of the first of 62 wind turbines for the Saint-Brieuc wind farm was carried out on May 12 by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy…

OX2 to Sell 49% Stake in Three Finnish Offshore Wind Projects to Ingka

May 12, 2023

Sweden-based renewable energy firm OX2 has agreed with Ingka Investments to sell a 49 percent stake in its three offshore wind projects in Finland. According to OX2, the three offshore wind projects will have the potential to reach a total installed capacity of about 6…

Innovative Electron Beam Welding Promises Cost Savings in Offshore Wind Monopile Production

May 11, 2023

A collaboration between Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE), SSE Renewables, Sif Group, and TWI, has resulted in what is said to be the first-ever electron beam welded section to be incorporated in an offshore wind turbine monopile foundation (transition piece)…

Recent News a ‘Mixed Bag’ for US Offshore Wind

May 11, 2023

The month of May brings a mixed bag of news for offshore wind in the United States, as outlined in the latest U.S. Offshore Wind Report from business intelligence firm Intelatus Global Partners.In the 'positive' category, Intelatus said federal permitting of projects continues on schedule…

Taiwan's Offshore Wind Industry Braves Cross-strait Risks in Clean Energy Boom

May 11, 2023

In the port city of Taichung on Taiwan's west coast, a crane hoists into place the end section of a white wind turbine tower that stands almost a hundred meters tall.The turbine will be one of 111 spinning at a multi-billion dollar offshore wind…

Fincantieri Must Reach 3% Profit Margin 'to make economic sense' - CEO

May 11, 2023

Loss-making Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri must reach a 3% net profit margin 'to make economic and industrial sense,' its chief executive said on Wednesday, without setting a date for the goal. 'That's where we want to be when our work is done…

RMI to Provide Medical Support for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

May 10, 2023

RMI, a company providing medical, security, and technical services said Wednesday it had been tasked with the provision of medical support for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank.The company, which specialises in…

Gazelle Wind Power Takes Controlling Stake in F. Carceller to Drive Floating Offshore Wind Innovation

May 10, 2023

Gazelle Wind Power (Gazelle), the developer of a hybrid modular floating offshore wind platform, has agreed to take a controlling stake in Spanish-based naval architect and marine consulting firm Faustino Carceller, S.L. (F. Carceller). 'Gazelle’s…

Baltic Leaders Look to Offshore Wind for Energy Security

May 10, 2023

The Baltic Offshore Wind Forum was held in Berlin, Germany on May 9 as part of a bid to advance sustainable energy and energy security in the Baltic Sea region.Foreign Ministers and high-level representatives of Member States of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)…

SMST to Provide 'World's Largest' 3D Motion Compensated Cranes for Windcat Offshore's CSOVs

May 09, 2023

Dutch offshore equipment supplier SMST has been awarded a contract by Damen Shipyards to deliver two sets of mission equipment for the two newbuild Elevation Series CSOVs for Windcat Offshore. SMST will deliver a gangway combined with access…

North Star to Expand Offshore Wind Fleet with Two New Vessels from Vard

May 09, 2023

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard, part of Italy's Fincantieri, has signed new contracts to design and construct two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK-based offshore vessel owner North Star.The agreement also has an option for two additional ships…

SoutH2Port: ABB, Lhyfe, and Skyborn Collaborate on Ambitious Green Hydrogen Project in Sweden

May 08, 2023

ABB is collaborating with green hydrogen specialist Lhyfe, and renewable energy firm Skyborn, a global leader in renewable energy, to jointly realize and optimize what the partners described as 'one of Europe’s most ambitious renewable hydrogen projects ever…

Singapore's Seatrium to Build Two Substations for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Projects

May 05, 2023

Singapore's Seatrium, through its subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte. Ltd. (“SMOP”), has secured a contract worth more than S$500 million for two offshore wind farm substations from Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP…

Dajin Offshore to Supply Wind Turbine Foundations for Nordseecluster Offshore Germany

May 05, 2023

RWE and Northland Power have selected Dajin Offshore as the preferred supplier of offshore wind turbine foundations for their up to 1.6-gigawatt (GW) Nordseecluster offshore Germany. The Nordseecluster cluster will consist of four offshore wind farm sites in the German North Sea…

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