Offshore Wind News


BP Taps DORIS for Offshore Wind Engineering Services

Sep 06, 2023

Offshore engineering firm DORIS has been awarded a framework agreement by BP to provide engineering services to BP’s offshore wind projects.This framework will see DORIS support BP globally.Across the five-year agreement, DORIS will provide engineering for scopes such as concept development…

Port of Nigg in Scotland Selected for Marshaling Transition Pieces for Moray West Wind Farm

Sep 06, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds has selected the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, owned and operated by Global Energy Group (GEG), as the location for marshaling all 62 transition pieces (TPs) prior to installation as part of the Moray West offshore wind farm…

Orsted CEO Says Abandoning US Wind Projects a 'real option'

Sep 06, 2023

Denmark's Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, is prepared to walk away from projects in the U.S. unless the Biden administration guarantees more support, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing the company's CEO. 'We are still upholding a real option to walk away…

Fishing Vessel Converted to CTV for Work in US Offshore Wind

Sep 05, 2023

A fishing vessel has been converted to operate as a Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV) in the U.S. offshore wind industry.Hornblower Marine announced it converted the former fishing vessel Nice Day Too for New Bedford, Mass. based Coast Line Transfers…

Solstad Offshore's CSVs Win Deals in Asia, South America

Sep 05, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured new contracts for two of its subsea vessels (CSV). CSV “Normand Baltic” has been awarded a 180-day contract for providing “Walk to Work” services on an unnamed offshore wind project in Asia…

Boskalis Wins 'Large' Contracts for Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 05, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services firm Boskalis has secured two contracts for the transportation and installation of the export and array cables for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Poland. The two contracts have a combined value which is considered to be 'large…

Prysmian's Leonardo da Vinci Vessel Begins Laying Cable for RWE's Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 04, 2023

Offshore construction has officially started at RWE’s 1.4 gigawatts (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm to install essential subsea cable infrastructure from the UK’s northeast coast to the wind farm site on Dogger Bank, in the central North Sea.Cable…

How Serious a Problem is the Cost Issue in U.S. Offshore Wind?

Sep 04, 2023

Much has been written recently about the challenges facing U.S. offshore wind projects, resulting in requests to terminate or renegotiate contracts to sell power to states. Examples of these challenges can be found from Massachusetts to Virginia…

Iberdrola Sees No Need to Book Impairments in Offshore Business

Sep 01, 2023

Spain's renewable energy giant Iberdrola has told investors it does not need to book any impairments in its offshore business, a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.The document is designed to reassure investors after Denmark's Orsted…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install Monopiles for 640 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Sep 01, 2023

Offshore wind installation services firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been awarded a contract working with Shimizu for the transportation and installation of monopile foundations for the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm off the west coast of central Taiwan…

Equinor, BP Seek 54% Hike in US Offshore Wind Power Price, Filings Show

Sep 01, 2023

Norway's Equinor and its partner BP are seeking a 54% increase for the price of power produced at three planned offshore U.S. wind farms, according to a filing made by a New York state regulatory authority. The two partners in recent years won the rights to build the Empire Wind 1…

SEAONICS to Equip Purus Wind's New CSOVs

Aug 31, 2023

SEAONICS has received an order to supply the electric controlled motion compensated (ECMC) gangway and crane package for U.K based Purus Wind's new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV). The order includes delivery of equipment for two vessels…

Enerpac wins Calvados Offshore Wind Farm Deal

Aug 31, 2023

Enerpac won a contract by Saipem to supply the Hydraulic Levelling and Fixation System for the installation of 64 transition pieces (TP) at the offshore wind farm in France. The Enerpac system is designed to allow accurate levelling and fixation of the transition pieces on the monopile foundation…

US Offshore Wind Sector Faces Key Test After Weak Gulf Auction

Aug 30, 2023

The low interest in the first-ever auction of offshore wind farm development rights in the Gulf of Mexico marks a potentially serious setback for U.S. President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda, and the U.S. offshore wind sector in general.U…

Researchers Reimagine Next-gen Drivetrain Technologies for Offshore Wind Turbines

Aug 30, 2023

New studies leveraging conceptual designs of offshore wind turbines point to how their drivetrains could change in the near future to produce more power while lowering costs, according to a new journal article by the U.S. Department of Energy’s…

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