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Mavenir Assisting Vilicom to Deliver Mobile Network for UK Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 27, 2021

UK wireless telecommunications provider Vilicom is using network software provider Mavenir's MAVair suite as an important element of deploying the UK's first private offshore LTE network for wind farm communications and connectivity, Mavenir said…

First US-built Offshore Wind Substation to be Constructed in Texas

Aug 27, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and its partner Eversource have selected Kiewit to construct an offshore wind substation, which will be deployed at their South Fork Wind project serving New York’s Long Island. This will be the first US-built offshore wind substation…

TGS Expands Data Coverage for U.S. Offshore Wind

Aug 27, 2021

Norwegian company TGS has this week said it has expanded its coverage of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data for offshore wind in the U.S.TGS, best known as a provider of seismic data to oil companies, is working to diversify, and…

MHO's New CTVs Have Zero-emissions Capability

Aug 26, 2021

A pair of hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTV) with extensive zero-emission capability have been delivered to service the Hornsea Project 2 offshore wind farm in the U.K. North Sea for Ørsted.The newbuilds, MHO Asgard and MHO Apollo, built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in China…

DEME Offshore's Jack-Up to Get Huisman Crane for Giant Next-gen Wind Turbines

Aug 26, 2021

Belgian offshore installation contractor DEME Offshore is set to upgrade the crane capacity on its DP2 jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ from 900 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes. The crane, to be built by the Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman…

TVO, DRT to Collaborate on 'Novel' Offshore Wind Support Structures

Aug 25, 2021

U.S. firm Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore (TVO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Deep Reach Technology (DRT) to work on the development of what TVO said would be 'novel support structures for large offshore wind turbines.''TVO…

Huisman Scales Up Production Capacity to Meet Demand from Offshore Wind Sector

Aug 25, 2021

Dutch marine equipment maker Huisman, known for its offshore crane solutions, said Wednesday it had doubled the slew bearing production capacity of its facility in Schiedam, the Netherlands. 'With this significant increase in production capacity…

Cost Reduction, Optimization: DNV Updates Floating Wind Turbine Standard

Aug 25, 2021

DNV has said it has updated its DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures, to include 'numerous technical improvements' that allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety…

Danish Crown Prince to Inaugurate Scandinavia's Largest Offshore Wind Farm in September

Aug 24, 2021

Kriegers Flak in Denmark, labeled Scandinavia's largest offshore wind farm, will be launched on September 6 at Geocenter Møns Klint by Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, according to Vattenfall, the wind farm operator.'All 72 offshore wind turbines…

Crowley, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Setting Up Offshore Wind Training

Aug 24, 2021

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said Tuesday they'd create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to the New England region’s offshore wind energy industry…

Xodus, BSG Launch Project in U.S. to Bring Offshore Wind Jobs to Underrepresented Groups

Aug 24, 2021

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus is teaming up with Browning the Green Space (BGS) coalition to create a workforce program aiming to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in the offshore wind industry across Massachusetts…

Seismic Firms Team Up for Offshore Wind, Carbon Capture Projects

Aug 24, 2021

Magseis Renewables, a renewables-focused subsidiary of the Norwegian offshore oil and gas seismic acquisition contractor Magseis Fairfield, has entered two technology pilot projects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore wind in collaboration with the Norwegian seismic data company TGS…

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's New WTIVs

Aug 23, 2021

NOV announced it has signed a contract to design and equip two wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) newbuilds for Denmark-based Cadeler. The new vessels will have the largest jacking capacity in the industry and will be able to transport…

RWE to Reorganize Renewables Business. RWE Renewables CEO Resigns

Aug 23, 2021

German renewables giant RWE has decided to reorganize its renewables businesses to better meet its growth targets in the area of renewable energies. It said Monday that Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, RWE Renewables CEO, has opted to leave the company…

Kansai Electric, RWE Studying Floating Wind Project in Japan

Aug 23, 2021

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co Inc and German utility RWE have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating wind project off the Japanese coast, the companies said on Monday.Japan's offshore power market is expected…

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