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Acta Centaurus Nears Completion

Feb 25, 2019

Netherlands-based Acta Marine announced that its next offshore wind farm installation vessel will be ready in next two months.'‘Acta Centaurus will be completed and ready for construction support vessel (CSV)/service operation vessel (SOV) operation in a little more than two months…

Correll Bags Taiwan Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 21, 2019

UK electrical installation company Correll Services has won contract award for the Subsea and Land Cable Termination & Testing works on the Formosa 1 (Phase 2) Offshore Wind Farm, in Taiwan.The contract has been awarded by Formosa 1 project turnkey contractor Jan De Nul Group…

SeaOwls, Ulstein Part Ways

Feb 21, 2019

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein and Dutch offshore consultancy SeaOwls BV have decided to each go their own separate ways in the offshore wind industry.The jointly developed SOUL jack-up concept is geared toward the transport and installation…

Japanese Offshore Wind to Hit 4GW in 2028

Feb 20, 2019

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity…

Dunkirk Offshore Wind a Jumpstart for France

Feb 20, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted and Total have teamed up with Belgian renewables firm Elicio to bid for a wind project off the coast of Dunkirk.A total of nine bids are being considered in the tender for the Dunkirk project, which will have a maximum capacity of 600MW…

EnBW Hohe See Bolsters Albatros Installation

Feb 19, 2019

The construction of the EnBW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms is continuing with the help of two new installation vessels – GeoSea’s Innovation and A2SEA’s Sea Installer, EnBW said.The “Innovation” sailed from Eemshaven in Holland yesterday…

National Grid Seeks Approval of Revolution Wind

Feb 17, 2019

National Grid, which provides power to Northeastern United States, filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind.Revolution Wind is a next-generation 400-megawatt offshore wind…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Feb 17, 2019

The first turbine of the 1,218-MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s biggest such facility, has been installed and is now generating power.Matthew Wright, UK managing director of Danish energy group Ørsted A/S, described…

SeaMade Consults Waves Group on Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 17, 2019

Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the construction of two Belgian sector offshore wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar.'We are currently providing Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the installation of foundations…

Welcon to Build World's First TetraSpar Foundation

Feb 17, 2019

Denmark’s Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, Innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies.We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which…

Consortium Buys Veja Mate Offshore Wind

Feb 14, 2019

A consortium led by asset manager Commerz Real AG, WPD Invest, KGAL and IKEA franchisee Ingka Group will acquire an 80% stake in the 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park in the German North Sea.Veja Mate offshore wind park in the North Sea  is…

Europe Offshore Wind Capacity Up 18% in 2018

Feb 12, 2019

Europe installed a total of 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, an 18% increase which takes the region to a total capacity of 18.5 GW.According to new figures published this week by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope…

Denmark Rethinks Offshore Project

Feb 10, 2019

The Energy Board of Appeal has cancelled and withdrawn the part of the construction licence for the Vattenfall's Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm concerning assessment of environmental impacts, with a view to renewed processing by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA)…

Ørsted Sells Half of US Offshore Wind Assets

Feb 10, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted is selling a 50% stake in a portfolio of offshore wind assets to New England utility Eversource Energy, for about $225 million.'Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind project and with this announcement…

European Offshore Wind Capacity up 18%

Feb 07, 2019

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released by the European Wind Energy Association, WindEurope. That translates to a 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.According to WindEurope…

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