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Orsted and Acciona Team Up to Make Floating Wind More Affordable

Apr 19, 2023

Danish energy firm Orsted and Spanish engineering group Acciona will team up to develop new foundations for floating offshore wind turbines that cut costs and reduce carbon footprints, the two companies said on Wednesday. Floating wind technology…

CIMC Raffles to Build 2nd Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel for Havfram Wind

Apr 18, 2023

Offshore wind installation firm Havfram Wind has ordered a second Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV).This is the first optional vessel ordered under the existing shipbuilding contract with China's CIMC Raffles.The vessel design will be…

DEME Offshore and Liftra Team Up to Develop Innovative Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Methodology

Apr 17, 2023

Belgium-based offshore installation services firm DEME Offshore and Danish offshore engineering company Liftra will partner up to develop an innovative offshore installation methodology for the next generation of offshore wind turbine generators…

UK Looks to Widen Renewables Support Scheme

Apr 17, 2023

Britain plans to widen its flagship renewable energy support scheme to encourage investment in the sector, the government said on Monday as it opened a consultation on the proposed changes. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government's…

Offshore Wind: Heerema Set to Install Dogger Bank A Substation Topside

Apr 17, 2023

Heerema Marine Contractors' offshore installation vessel Thialf is set to install the offshore substation platform topside within the Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm construction area in the UK North Sea. The vessel has previously installed…

Ampelmann to Deploy Second Gangway for World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2023

Ampelmann, a Dutch-based firm providing offshore access solutions, will soon be deploying a second gangway to support the construction of the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway.The first gangway, an E1000 system, was fitted to OSCV Siem Barracuda in early December…

G7 Ministers Set Big New Targets for Solar and Offshore Wind Capacity

Apr 17, 2023

The Group of Seven rich nations on Sunday set big new collective targets for solar power and offshore wind capacity, agreeing to speed up renewable energy development and move toward a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels.But they stopped short…

Siemens Gamesa Taps Cadeler for Offshore Wind Installation Gig in Denmark

Apr 17, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa to transport and install 26 Siemens Gamesa 11MW wind turbines at the Aflandshage wind farm developed by HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen utility company…

Final Foundation Installed at World's Deepest Fixed-bottom Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2023

The final wind turbine foundation has been installed at the world's deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm - the Seagreen - offshore Scotland.Seaway 7, the main installation contractor at the offshore wind project owned by SSE Renewable and TotalEnergies…

Britain Wants to Take Part in Japan's Offshore Wind Development

Apr 17, 2023

Britain wants to take part in developing Japan's offshore wind power via options ranging from the participation of its energy companies to providing financing and insurance, Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps told Reuters. The Group of Seven…

LiDAR Buoys Deployed to Capture Data for Two Scottish Floating Wind Farm Proejcts

Apr 14, 2023

Two floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) buoys have been deployed at the Scottish floating offshore wind projects proposed by the BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership.A couple of days ago, the two EOLOS FLS200 LiDAR buoys were deployed…

Kent Secures pre-FEED Study Contract for 2.9GW Morven Offshore Wind Project

Apr 14, 2023

Energy services firm Kent has secured a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study contract for the Morven offshore wind project in the UK. The project is owned by BP and EnBW.The 2.9 gigawatt (GW) project, awarded as part of the ScotWind leasing round…

Floating Offshore Wind: New Seascape, New Challenges

Apr 13, 2023

Offshore wind energy planners are giving close review to fixed-tower systems in order to extend lessons learned to floating wind towers, under development now. In the U.S., floating towers have been most closely associated with plans for new wind energy areas (WEA) in the Pacific…

N-Sea to Install Subsea Power Cable between Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm and N05-A Offshore Platform

Apr 13, 2023

The Dutch oil and gas company ONE-Dyas has awarded subsea services firm N-Sea a contract to install a subsea power cable between the Riffgat offshore wind farm and the new to be built N05-A gas production platform in the Dutch North Sea.N-Sea's scope comprises of survey…

Markets: The Challenges of Developing Floating Wind at Scale

Apr 13, 2023

Tens of gigawatts of floating wind projects are slated for development in this and the next decade, but many obstacles remain.There has been much focus on the emerging floating wind market of late.The U.K. is forging ahead with commercial scale…

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