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BW Ideol Secures EUR 17.88M Investment

Oct 04, 2023

BW Ideol AS, a floating offshore wind foundation developer, and ADEME Investissement, a state-owned French financier of innovative infrastructure projects, have today completed the first financial closing following an earlier agreement for EUR…

RWE, Sarens, Tugdock Team Up to Study Floating Wind Deployment Options

Oct 04, 2023

Renewable energy firm RWE said Wednesday it was funding a study to investigate the quayside offload and launch of two types of floating offshore wind platforms – one steel and one concrete – alongside the integration of next-generation wind turbine generators onto these platforms…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

Moray West Offshore Wind Farm's Monopile Installation Set to Start

Oct 03, 2023

The Boskalis heavy lift installation vessel, Bokalift 2, arrived in Invergordon port on October 1, ready to start loading the first batch of three monopiles for installation at the Moray West offshore wind farm.  The first major component installation…

Offshore Wind: Support Vessel Bottlenecks Loom in the US

Oct 02, 2023

An offshore wind industry is growing in the U.S. with an aim to meet the Biden Administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, and eventually 110 GW by 2050.But as is the case for any new industry that is building up, there are going to be bumps along the way…

SeaRenergy Wins Offshore Substation Design Deal For Polish Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds and the Polish SeaRenergy entity have signed a contract to prepare a conceptual design, construction permit design documentation, and obtain a permit for an offshore substation for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic Sea…

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Cable Layer with Record-Breaking Capacity

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered an extra-large cable-laying ship with an 'unrivaled' cable-carrying capacity from China's CMHI Haimen shipyard.The vessel, to be named Fleeming Jenkin, will have a cable-carrying capacity of 28…

IWS Fleet Strikes Deal to Put Off Yard Payments for Offshore Wind Service Vessels

Sep 29, 2023

Integrated Wind Solutions' subsidiary, IWS Fleet AS, has agreed with the shipyard China Merchants Industry Holdings to postpone equity yard installments of a total of 36 million euros on IWS Seawalker, IWS Starwalker, IWS Moonwalker, and IWS Sunwalker offshore wind service vessels up to one year…

Dutch King Inaugurates Massive Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 29, 2023

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has officially inaugurated the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.To mark the occasion the king celebrated the completion of Vattenfall’s largest offshore wind farm to date together with executives of Vattenfall…

Mammoet Assembles Mammoth Crane for Cadeler's Jack-up Vessel Upgrades

Sep 29, 2023

Mammoet has informed it has completed the assembly of its PTC210-DS ring crane, one of the largest in its fleet, in Rotterdam for a heavy-lift project for GustoMSC.The giant 210,000tm crane, which has a maximum lift capacity of 3,200t, will…

Danish Power Cable Maker NKT Clinches Record Order in Germany

Sep 29, 2023

Danish power cable maker NKT has been awarded a combination of five on- and offshore power cable projects embedded in a long-term framework agreement by the German transmission system operator 50Hertz.According to NKT, with a combined value of about 3…

Vestas to Supply 15MW Turbines for Poland's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Sep 28, 2023

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured a firm order to deliver and install turbines for Poland's largest offshore wind farm.The order, from a joint venture between ORLEN and Northland Power, is for the supply of turbines for the 1.14 GW Baltic Power offshore wind farm…

Offshore Wind Vessels: Fixed vs Floating

Sep 28, 2023

How will vessel requirements in the emerging floating offshore wind industry differ from those in the existing fixed-bottom segment? Philip Lewis, director of research at Intelatus Global Partners, weighs in.See the full interview here.

Financing Secured for 1GW Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Sep 28, 2023

Northland Power Inc. said Thursday that its Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan had met all conditions to close its 1171 billion New Taiwan Dollars long-term non-recourse green financing. This is the equivalent of around CAD 5 billion, or $3…

Tugdock and Salamander Offshore Wind Team Up to Accelerate Floating Wind Energy Development

Sep 28, 2023

UK-based company Tugdock has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Salamander floating offshore wind farm to collaborate on innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland.Tugdock, based in Cornwall, UK, has patented marine buoyancy…

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