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Offshore Windservice's New CTV Delivered

Jan 03, 2022

Norwegian shipbuilder Oma Baatbyggeri handed over its third vessel to the Danish shipping company Offshore Windservice AS at the beginning of November.Designed and developed in collaboration with Odfjell Wind AS in Bergen, the aluminum newbuild FOB Swath 10 is a 32-meter-long and 11…

Prysmian to Build US Subsea Cable Plant

Dec 29, 2021

Italy's Prysmian plans to invest around 200 million euros ($226 million) to build a plant in the U.S. to produce submarine power transmission cables, CEO Valerio Battista said to the media in remarks confirmed by a company spokesman.The plant…

U.S. Offshore Wind: Assessing the Use of Existing Vessels

Dec 28, 2021

In a recent interview with Maritime Reporter TV, Robert Galinski, DNV’s Offshore Wind Director, Americas, discussed the lingering question of whether existing vessels built to serve the traditional offshore oil and gas fleet could serve a significant role in the build out of the U…

Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha Topside Installed in the North Sea

Dec 28, 2021

The offshore transformer station of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha platform is successfully installed on the jacket in the North Sea, about 20 kilometers off the coast of The Hague, on Sunday. The transformer station is one of the two topsides of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore grid…

Edda Wind Bags Long-term Charter with Siemens Gamesa

Dec 28, 2021

Norwegian offshore wind services company Edda Wind said it has entered into a long-term contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for one of its newbuild service operation vessels (SOV).The contract will commence mid-2023, and Edda Wind…

Floating Offshore Wind: Attention Turns Subsea for Power Transport

Dec 28, 2021

From being an ugly duckling, floating offshore wind is now the Cinderella of the offshore renewables world. Attention is now being paid to floating and even subsea substation concepts to help bring this power to shore. Over the past year, expectations…

Building a New Fleet: CTVs for US Offshore Wind

Dec 27, 2021

The U.S. has big plans for its offshore wind industry, and shipbuilders like Blount Boats and others are ramping up to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunity.Earlier this year, the Biden Administration unveiled its goal to have 30 gigawatts…

Van Oord Charters WTIV Seajacks Scylla

Dec 27, 2021

Eneti Inc. announced its subsidiary Seajacks UK Limited, a provider of installation and maintenance vessels to the offshore wind sector, has signed a contract with Dutch marine contractor Van Oord for the charter of wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Seajacks Scylla…

5,100-ton Substation Jacket Installed at Scotland's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 24, 2021

UK-based offshore wind developer SSE Renewables has informed that construction of Seagreen, the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm,  which is also Scotland’s largest, has reached another milestone with the installation of a jacket…

Tata Steel Providing Steel for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dec 23, 2021

A few months back, Offshore Engineer ran a feature on who's doing what in the development of the world's largest offshore wind farm - the 3.6GW Dogger Bank project in the UK - covering suppliers of turbines, cables, installation services, vessel-owners…

Ørsted CFO Wiinholt to Step Down

Dec 23, 2021

Marianne Wiinholt, CFO of offshore wind developer Ørsted, has decided to step down from her position. Ørstedsaid Thursday it had started the process of identifying the next CFO of Ørsted.'Having served as Ørsted’s CFO for the past 8 years, Marianne…

Blue Gem Wind Files Consent Bid in Wales for 100MW Floating Wind Farm

Dec 22, 2021

TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group's joint venture, Blue Gem Wind, has filed consent applications for its 100MW Erebus floating offshore wind project.The first-ever consent applications for floating offshore wind in Welsh waters were submitted this week…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

Weak Winds Worsened Europe's Power Crunch; Utilities Need Better Storage

Dec 22, 2021

Wind speeds were milder than usual in Europe this year, so windmills across the bloc generated less electricity which worsened a crunch that sent power prices to record highs as utilities had to buy more coal and scarce, costly, natural gas…

DNV: Hexicon's TwinWay Floating Wind Concept Feasible for Further Development

Dec 21, 2021

Energy expert and assurance provider DNV has provided Swedish floating wind tech firm Hexicon with a Statement of Feasibility for its TwinWay demonstrator which will be installed and operated at Metacenter, off the coast of Norway. With achieving this first step in the certification process…

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