Offshore Wind News


Balmoral Launches Scour Protection System

May 01, 2023

Aberdeen-based Balmoral has unveiled a new scour protection system that integrates seabed protection and flow reduction to minimize operational costs and potential cable failure in the offshore wind industry.The new HexDefence structure eliminates the requirement to dump rock…

Taiwan’s Port of Taichung Starts Work on Offshore Wind Support Infrastructure

Apr 30, 2023

Officials of the Port of Taichung (TIPC) in Taiwan have held a ground-breaking ceremony for the start of construction on Wharf Nos. 37 and 38 which will provide supporting infrastructure to the nation’s offshore wind industry.When completed…

Bidders Jostle for Stake in Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 28, 2023

Three firms are vying to buy a minority stake of up to 49% in Iberdrola's 'Baltic Eagle' offshore wind farm off the German coast, newspaper Expansion reported on Friday, citing unidentified market sources.The top candidates for the transaction…

Japanese Firm to Set Up Subsea Cable Factory in Scotland

Apr 28, 2023

Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries said Thursday it would set up a subsea cable factory in Scotland, UK.'The introduction of renewable energy and interconnected national and regional lines are being promoted worldwide to achieve a decarbonized society…

Fugro to Conduct Geotechnical Site Survey for Australia's Star of the South Offshore Wind Project

Apr 28, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won a contract to conduct an offshore geotechnical site investigation for Australia's offshore wind project Star of the South (SOTS), located off the coast of Gippsland southeast of Australia.Partly…

Glosten Readies PelaStar for the US Wind Energy Market

Apr 27, 2023

Glosten is growing its PelaStar partner network to prepare for Phase 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Floating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize. The expanded team will focus on identifying facilities and the requisite investment to enable U…

Ocean Winds Reaches FID on French Offshore Wind Project

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds on Thursday announced the Final Investment Decision for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. The project of around 500 MW in France represents a total investment of €2.7 billion, said the company…

Swift Anchors Gets OWGP Grant to Complete Testing of Floating Wind Anchor Technology

Apr 27, 2023

Scotland-based Swift Anchors, developing anchoring solutions for the global offshore renewable energy and aquaculture industries, has secured a UK£395,000 grant from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP).Swift Anchors, a subsidiary of AQUOS SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies since October 2022…

DNV Launches JIP to Enhance Offshore Wind Farm Design Process in Earthquake Zones

Apr 27, 2023

DNV has started a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to increase certainty in the design process for wind farms challenged by earthquakes. The so called ACE2 JIP is a follow-up project of “Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges” (ACE) JIP…

RWE, Acta Marine Partner to Build 'Green' Vessels for Offshore Wind Operations

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore wind developer RWE has entered a long-term vessel supply agreement with offshore vessel owner Acta Marine that it says paves the way for the decarbonization of offshore wind farm operations.The agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels…

Hellenic Cables to Supply Cables for Giant Offshore Wind Projects in UK and Denmark

Apr 26, 2023

Hellenic Cables has this week won contracts to supply cables for two large offshore wind projects in Denmark and the UK.Vattenfall has awarded Hellenic Cables a contract to provide inter-array cables for its giant Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone in the UK…

UXO Survey Kicks Off Along Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Export Cable Route

Apr 26, 2023

U.S. offshore wind developer Dominion Energy is this week kicking off unexploded ordinance identification within the export cable corridor and the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) lease area located offshore of Virginia Beach, Virginia…

Denmark, Ukraine Expand Energy Cooperation

Apr 26, 2023

Denmark has signed a 5-year agreement with Ukraine to help the war-torn country rebuild destroyed wind capacity and strengthen its independence from Russia on energy, the Danish Climate Ministry said on Tuesday. 'The new 5-year collaboration…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install Turbines at Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 26, 2023

Offshore wind turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has won a firm contract with renewable energy firm RWE to install 72 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) at the 1GW Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.For this project…

Van Oord's Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel to Debut in Germany

Apr 26, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord has been appointed as a preferred supplier for the transport and installation of foundations for the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster wind project in Germany, a joint venture between RWE and Northland Power…

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