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EU's Von der Leyen Pledges More Support for Wind Industry

Sep 13, 2023

The European Union will put forward a package of measures to support Europe's wind power industry as renewable energy companies struggle with challenges including inflation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday…

Edda Wind Hosts Naming Ceremony for New CSOV Edda Nordri

Sep 12, 2023

Edda Wind held a naming ceremony for its new commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) Edda Nordri.The 88.3-meter-long vessel is the third in a series of three purpose-built CSOVs built by Spain's Gondan Shipbuilders for Norway-based Edda Wind…

UK Could See 225,000 Offshore Energy Jobs Created by 2030, But Challenges Loom

Sep 12, 2023

The UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved,a new report by Robert Gordon University has found…

UK's Climate Goals Unshaken Despite Offshore Wind Setback in Auction, Minister Says

Sep 12, 2023

The result of a recent subsidy auction for renewable energy projects does not threaten Britain's climate goals, its climate minister said on Tuesday, responding to criticism over a lack of demand for offshore wind development.Offshore wind developers stayed away from Friday's auction…

WINDEA Offshore and Subsea Europe Services in Offshore Wind Services Partnership

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind service provider WINDEA Offshore and marine data acquisition specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH have recently entered a strategic sales partnership. With this agreement, the two partners intend to provide the European offshore…

FoWeLo System Tackles Floating Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Challenges

Sep 12, 2023

Strategic partners Roll Group & Hebetec Engineering AG announced their shared patented solution for offshore wind farm load-outs during the SPE Offshore exhibition in Aberdeen last week.The solution was developed to provide efficient and cost…

FACTBOX-US Offshore Wind Projects Facing Inflation Headwinds

Sep 12, 2023

The U.S. has no large-scale commercial wind farms in operation today, but President Joe Biden's administration aims to have 30 gigawatt (GW) installed by 2030 to help decarbonize the power sector and revitalize domestic manufacturing.The federal…

RWE, TenneT Pen Deals for OranjeWind Offshore Wind Farm Grid Connection

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind farm developer RWE has signed agreements with grid operator TenneT for an offshore grid connection of OranjeWind, a wind farm to be built 53 kilometers off the Dutch coast. The Connection & Transmission Agreement (CTA) and Realisation…

Colombia Mulls Making Ecopetrol Mandatory Partner in Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 12, 2023

Colombia's government is considering revising rules to make majority state-run energy company Ecopetrol an obligatory partner in every offshore wind project, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.The Ministry of Mines and Energy will…

Floating Wind: What Opportunities Exist for Installation Companies and Vessel Owners?

Sep 11, 2023

Floating offshore wind is an emerging technology with strong potential to become a major energy source. A fleet of specialized vessels will be required to help grow grid-connected floating wind capacity from 200 megawatts at the end of 2022 to a projected 61 gigawatts by 2035…

Siem Topaz Vessel's Contract in Taiwan Extended to Q4 2024

Sep 11, 2023

The Norwegian offshore vessel Siem Offshore said Monday it had secured a contract extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz with a local client in Taiwan. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current contract, for a firm period reaching into Q4 2024…

Bibby Marine to Build Zero-emission eSOV

Sep 11, 2023

Bibby Marine and its consortium partners are moving forward with plans to build the world’s first zero-emission electric service operation vessel (eSOV) after securing funding for the project from the Zero Emission Vessel Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition…

Why the Offshore Wind Power Industry has Hit Turbulence?

Sep 11, 2023

Britain's latest subsidy auction for new renewable energy projects failed to attract bidders from the offshore wind industry, raising fears among developers and environmental groups that the country may struggle to meet its climate goals.Over the last two decades…

Japan's MOL Invests in TouchWind's Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Tech

Sep 11, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will invest in a floating wind technology start-up, TouchWind.TouchWind is developing the tilting angled one-piece rotor wind turbine which is expected to reduce wind interference between wind turbines that…

DNV to Certify Baltyk II and Baltyk III Offshore Wind Farms in Poland's Baltic Sea

Sep 11, 2023

DNV has been awarded a contract by the Equinor and Polenergia S.A. owned joint ventures, MFW Bałtyk II sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III sp. z o.o for the certification of the Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, offshore Poland…

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