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Vard to Build Cyan Renewables’ SOV for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 15, 2024

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a hybrid power service operation vessel (SOV) for the Taiwanese company Cyan Renewables.The news comes after Siemens Gamesa awarded…

Kongsberg to Equip Four Offshore Wind CSOVs Being Built by Ulstein Verft

Feb 15, 2024

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Ulstein Verft for the supply of an extensive equipment package for four wind farm commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV), two for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and two for J.P. Morgan Asset Management…

Prysmian Signs $5B Contracts with Amprion for Germany’s Offshore Wind

Feb 15, 2024

Italian cable maker and installation services provider Prysmian Group has secured three contracts with German transmission system operator Amprion worth around $5 billion, for two offshore grid connection systems - BalWin1 and BalWin2 - and the underground cable project DC34…

Siemens Gamesa Selects Contractor for First SOV Newbuild in Asia

Feb 14, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, will build Siemens Gamesa’s first service operations vessel (SOV) in Asia to facilitate the servicing of wind turbines for the Hai Long offshore wind projects in Taiwan.Siemens Gamesa awarded a 15-year charter contract to Cyan Renewables…

OEG Renewables Launches Wind Turbine Blade Maintenance Division

Feb 13, 2024

OEG Renewables (OEGR), an OEG Energy Group business, has through its Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) subsidiary added a new division dedicated to blade maintenance and repair services in the wind turbine market, which will operate under the name SMC Blades Limited…

PGS Finds Offshore Wind Site Survey Work

Feb 13, 2024

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has secured an offshore wind site characterization contract in Europe.The project will be acquired with PGS' ultra-high-resolution 3D (UHR3D) streamer. According to the company, UHR3D streamer provides…

Three Welsh Firms Enrol in ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind Supply Chain Accelerator

Feb 12, 2024

Three Welsh companies have been selected for Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) program, aimed at boosting their skills and expertise in delivering support for the floating wind sector in Wales…

Minesto Generates First Power with 1.2MW Tidal Energy Kite

Feb 09, 2024

Swedish marine energy company Minesto has reached a key milestone with the delivery of first electricity to Faroe Island’s grid from its 1.2MW utility-scale Dragon 12 tidal energy device.In the early morning of February 9, the Dragon 12 device…

US and Denmark Team Up for $4.2M Floating Wind Innovation Call

Feb 09, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Innovation Fund Denmark have announced an intention to release a $4.2 million funding opportunity to advance floating offshore wind energy systems.The announcement…

US to Establish National Offshore Wind Center of Excellence

Feb 09, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out plans to invest $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate offshore wind deployment across the United States.The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)…

Consortium Forms to Deliver Wave-Powered Microgrid in Thailand

Feb 08, 2024

A consortium, led by Toshiba and Aquatera, has been awarded $1.9 million UK government funding to design a pilot microgrid project that will be powered by wave energy on a remote island in Thailand.Aside from Toshiba Europe and Aquatera, the consortium also includes Eco Wave Power…

Minesto Reels In $260K Government Grant for Tidal Energy Moorings

Feb 08, 2024

Swedish tidal energy company Minesto has secured a $267,000 grant (SEK 2.8 million) from the Swedish Energy Agency to upgrade its mooring system.The grant will support the development and testing of the next generation mooring system by co-funding…

USFR Plans $700M Investment in US Offshore Wind Towers Production Plant

Feb 08, 2024

US Forged Rings (USFR) has unveiled plans to invest $700 million to construct a state-of-the-art tower fabrication facility and a steel forging plant that would serve the U.S. offshore wind industry.The U.S.-based company will use these two…

DNV Updates ‘Go-To Standard’ for Offshore Energy Operations

Feb 08, 2024

DNV has published a substantial revision to the ‘go-to standard’, DNV-ST-N001, for the design and planning of marine operations for the transport, installation and removal of offshore wind farms, subsea cables and oil and gas assets.The new…

Seaway7 and Dong Fang Partner Up for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Feb 08, 2024

Seaway 7 and Dong Fang Offshore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining their intention to collaborate in offshore wind market in Taiwan, with a focus on cable installation.The collaboration will focus on developing a robust…

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