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Germany to Build More Offshore Wind than Originally Planned

Jun 07, 2024

Germany plans to build more wind turbines in the North and Baltic seas than originally planned, a draft plan by the maritime authority showed on Friday, as Berlin aims to have 70 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2045.Germany's Maritime and…

Jumbo Offshore Completes Monopile Removal Job in Taiwan

Jun 07, 2024

Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore transport and installation contractor Jumbo Offshore has completed the removal of two monopiles on the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The Jumbo Offshore crew carried out the work by deploying its DP2…

Six Innovators Selected to Advance New York’s Offshore Wind Potential

Jun 07, 2024

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, led by Equinor, has selected six companies that will receive support to further develop their ideas and advance offshore wind’s potential in New York.Six companies were selected from a pool of 78 applicants…

BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Offshore Wind Leases

Jun 06, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued on Thursday its final environmental analysis that found 'no significant impacts' from leasing Central Atlantic coastal areas for potential offshore wind development off the Delaware, Maryland…

Nexans Opens Newly Expanded Subsea Cable Facility in Norway

Jun 06, 2024

French subsea power cable maker Nexans has opened the newly expanded section of its high voltage subsea cable plant in Norway to support the increased demand globally for electrification and the energy transition.The plant, located in Halden…

Ampelmann Inks 'Major Contract' with Seaway7 for US Offshore Wind Project

Jun 06, 2024

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed a major contract with Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway to support the construction of a U.S. offshore wind project.With Ampelmann’s recent engagements in South Fork and Vineyard Wind nearing completion…

North Star Eyes 40 Hybrid SOVs by 2040 with New Funding in Its Pockets

Jun 06, 2024

North Star has secured debt investment of up to $543 million (£425 million) to fuel the next phase of its European offshore wind expansion, setting the target to add 40 hybrid service operation vessels (SOVs) to its fleet by 2040.The committed…

DNV Certifies COWI’s Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations for Empire Wind 1

Jun 05, 2024

COWI North America, a subsidiary of engineering company COWI, has achieved approval certification body DNV for its offshore wind turbine foundations design for Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore New York.COWI developed optimized foundation designs for 54 15MW turbines…

New York Finalizes Offshore Wind Contracts for Equinor, Orsted Projects

Jun 04, 2024

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said on Tuesday it had finalized contracts for Equinor's Empire Wind 1 and Orsted's and Eversource's Sunrise Wind offshore wind projects.NYSERDA in February awarded conditional…

Corio and Å Energi Team Up for Offshore Wind in Norway

Jun 04, 2024

Corio Generation, a Macquarie Group company, and Norwegian energy firm Å Energi have signed a strategic partnership agreement to cooperate on offshore wind in Norway and the Nordic region.Under the agreement, Corio and Å Energi have agreed to…

Malaysia’s MMHE Books Offshore Wind OSS Work for Petrofac

Jun 04, 2024

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings (MHB), through its wholly owned and major subsidiary Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE), has secured a subcontract to build an HVDC offshore substation (OSS) platform from Petrofac in support of TenneT’s 2GW project in the Netherlands…

First Cable Production for 2GW North Sea Offshore Wind Grid Link Kicks Off

May 31, 2024

The production of new cables with a voltage of 525 kV, intended for the BalWin4 and LanWin1 offshore wind grid connection projects, has started at LS Cable’s facilities in South Korea.The start of production at LS Cable in South Korea’s Donghae…

RWE to Explore Creation of Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Hub with Swedish Port

May 31, 2024

RWE and Smålandshamnar, which operates the Swedish Port of Oskarshamn, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore whether the port could serve as the offshore wind hub.The collaboration will assess if the port could be a suitable harbor for the logistics…

OEG Renewables Finds Partner for Offshore Wind Services in Japan

May 31, 2024

OEG Renewables (OEGR), a subsidiary of OEG Energy Group, and Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of pre-construction, operations and maintenance (O&M) and vessel services to offshore wind projects in Japan…

Damen Delivers Third Low-Emission Offshore Wind Fast Crew Boat to Purus

May 30, 2024

Damen Shipyards has delivered the third fast crew supplier (FCS) hybrid vessel to Purus, designed to provide low emission crew transfer services to the offshore wind sector.The vessels are fitted with 190 kW battery arrays that enable them to…

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