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ReCoral - Ørsted to Try Growing Corals on Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

May 04, 2022

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted is planning what it says is a world-first attempt to support coral reefs by growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations in Taiwan.The company will test the concept in the tropical waters of Taiwan this summer…

Bilfinger UK Expands Offshore Wind Team

May 03, 2022

UK-based engineering and maintenance contractor Bilfinger UK has made three appointments to its offshore wind team in Great Yarmouth, growing the business’s Southern North Sea presence for projects in the UK and Denmark.The company has appointed a business development consultant…

Intelatus: U.S. Offshore Wind Picking Up Speed

May 03, 2022

The U.S. offshore wind sector continues to pick up speed on its journey to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 110 GW by 2050, with a total investment of $205 billion required for the 70 GW of capacity forecast to be added in this and the next decade…

ABS Grants AIP for F&G-Designed COSCO Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

May 02, 2022

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a design for a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) for China Ocean Shipping Company Limited (COSCO) by Friede and Goldman (F&G).According to ABS, the design is…

First Floating Wind Turbine for Equinor's Hywind Tampen Project Assembled in Norway

May 02, 2022

The first floating wind turbine for Equinor's 88MW Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Noway was assembled last week at Wergeland Group's base in Norway, Wergeland shared via social media.Equinor’s Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm once completed later this year…

Vestas Warns Ukraine War Adds to Strain on Wind Industry. Posts 1Q Loss

May 02, 2022

Wind turbine maker Vestas posted a deep first-quarter loss and slashed its 2022 margin forecast due to the war in Ukraine and writedowns in its offshore business, reflecting an industry-wide struggle to turn a profit despite record demand.Focus…

'Revolutionary' Vessel Orion Joins DEME Offshore's Installation Vessel Fleet

May 02, 2022

Belgian offshore installation contractor DEME said Saturday that the 'revolutionary' offshore installation vessel Orion officially joined its fleet.This next-generation vessel is equipped with a powerful 5,000-tonne crane and is designed to handle the massive turbines and foundations of the future…

Incat Crowther Designs CTVs for U.S. Offshore Wind Market

May 02, 2022

Incat Crowther has recently secured contracts to design three offshore Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for the U.S. operator Windea CTV.Two of the CTVs will be built by St Johns Shipbuilding in Florida and one will be built by Gulf Craft in Louisiana…

Ørsted Refuses to Open Rouble Account for Gas Payments

Apr 29, 2022

Denmark's Ørsted has no intention of opening a rouble account in Russia to accommodate Moscow's demand for gas payments in the Russian currency, the energy firm's CEO said on Friday, but declined to comment on payment in other currencies.Ørsted…

NOIA Welcomes U.S. Offshore Wind Plans for Oregon and Central Atlantic. Warns of Looming Lease Sale Ban

Apr 29, 2022

U.S. National Ocean Industries Association has welcomed this week's news that the U.S. government is looking to open more areas - off Oregon and in the Central Atlantic - for offshore wind development, but has also called for a 'legislative…

Dogger Bank: Offshore Construction Work Starts at World's Largest Wind Farm

Apr 29, 2022

Offshore construction work has officially started on what will become the world's largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank - in the UK North Sea, with the installation of the first length of HVDC export cable off the Yorkshire coast.Cable laying…

Taiwan: Works Resume on Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Apr 29, 2022

Following the winter break, works have restarted on the construction of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) will bring the heavy lift vessel DLS 4200 as their fleet’s flagship from Abu Dhabi into Taiwanese waters for the work…

In Offshore Energy, the Winds of Robotic Change are Blowing

Apr 28, 2022

Whether we realize it or not, robotics and robotics systems are starting to impact our daily lives. From warehouse picking systems through to high-end medical devices through to your mowbot lawnmower. Each tends to be specialized to its own…

SSE, Brookfield to Jointly Bid in Dutch 1.4GW Offshore Wind Tender

Apr 28, 2022

British utility SSE and green power firm Brookfield Renewable will work together in preparing bids for the Dutch 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm zone tenders, they said on Wednesday.The 50/50 strategic partnership seeks to combine SSE Renewables' expertise in developing…

Octopus Buys Stake in UK North Sea Wind Farm

Apr 28, 2022

Octopus Energy Generation has bought a near-8% stake in the 270 megawatt Lincs wind farm off the East of England, its first investment in a large UK offshore wind farm, it said on Thursday without disclosing financial details.The wind farm has…

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