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Offshore Wind Firm Ørsted's CEO Optimistic Biden Will Speed Up Permitting

Feb 03, 2021

Energy group Ørsted expects previously delayed U.S. wind farm projects to receive swifter approval under President Joe Biden's administration, the new chief executive of the Danish energy group said on Wednesday.Mads Nipper, who took the helm of the company in January…

TGP to Transport Offshore Wind Turbines for Project in Vietnam

Feb 03, 2021

UK-based project logistics management firm Trans Global Projects Group (TGP), has been awarded a contract for the transport of around 320,000 freight tons of offshore wind turbine components. The components will be used for two wind farm projects in Vietnam…

Dutch End Exclusive Talks with Germany over TenneT Grid Stake Sale

Feb 03, 2021

The Dutch government said on Tuesday that talks on Germany taking an equity stake in grid company TenneT have stalled over the question of which would control the company's German subsidiary.Talks with Germany are continuing but no longer on an exclusive basis…

KenzFigee to Deliver New Deck Crane for Cadeler's Wind Orca Jack-Up

Feb 03, 2021

Danish offshore wind farm installation vessel owner Cadeler has hired Dutch firm KenzFigee to replace the current offshore deck crane on the jack-up vessel Wind Orca to make it ready for future offshore wind market needs.KenzFigee will deliver…

New Jones Act SOV Design Unveiled

Feb 02, 2021

The U.S. is going to need a fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels to serve its budding offshore wind industry. New Orleans-based Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) said it has designed a range of EnviroMax diesel-electric hybrid service operation…

Deep Wind Offshore Names Chief Commercial Officer

Feb 01, 2021

Deep Wind Offshore, a Norwegian offshore wind company formed last month, has appointed Hans Petter Øvrevik as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Øvrevik has more than 16 years of experience in the offshore industry, including roles in Aker Solutions and Aker Offshore Wind…

Mitsubishi Heavy, Vestas Form Japan JV

Feb 01, 2021

MHI Vestas Japan, a joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems started operations on Monday.The newly established joint venture is aimed at strengthening the two partners' collaboration in the field of renewable energies…

Siemens Gamesa: Biden Election a Boost for U.S. Wind Industry

Feb 01, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa on Friday said U.S. President Joe Biden's promise to tackle climate change had boosted the industry's prospects, identifying more openings for itself in an American market transformed by his election.Prior to Biden's victory…

Saipem to Build Foundations for French Offshore Wind Farm in Deal worth $556M

Feb 01, 2021

Italian engineering and construction services firm Saipem has won a contract worth 460 million euros (around $556 million) to build and install foundations at a wind farm offshore France.The contract, awarded by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados…

Mammoet Opens New Taiwan Office to Target Offshore Wind Opportunities

Feb 01, 2021

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet is opening a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, to allow its team to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore wind farms locally.'Due to the rapid expansion…

VIDEO: 2021 Will Be a 'Step-change' for U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Feb 01, 2021

Despite being the second-largest global market for onshore wind, the United States is today a very minor player in comparison to the European and East Asian offshore wind markets, however, this is about to change.Philip Lewis, Director of Research…

Solstad Nets Offshore Wind W2W Contract in UK

Feb 01, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas has awarded a contract to the Norwegian offshore vessel operator for the charter of the construction support vessel Normand Fortress.Under the contract, the vessel will support MHi Vestas' Walk-to-work operations at the Triton Knoll wind farm in the UK…

Equinor, BP Firm Up US Offshore Wind Partnership

Jan 29, 2021

Equinor and bp have completed their previously announced transaction including bp’s $1.1 billion purchase from Equinor of a 50% interest in two major lease areas off the US East Coast. The transaction is the first step in a strategic partnership…

Northland Power to Buy into 1,2GW Offshore Wind Farm Project in Poland

Jan 29, 2021

Canada-based Northland Power has entered into an agreement with Poland's PKN ORLEN to acquire a 49% interest in the Baltic Power offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind generation…

Shell Joins Floating Wind Project Offshore Ireland

Jan 29, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week signed an agreement to join a floating wind project in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The agreement, signed with Irish developer Simply Blue Energy, will see Shell acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture…

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