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New Service for Offshore Blade Inspections

Sep 24, 2018

WTG blade assessments are usually costly and time consuming. EWPL Ocean aggregates tasks and wind turbines in scope for blade assessment into its service train and can offer this service at an attractive price, with no weather risk.ESVAGT said it has joined forces with Wind Power Lab…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

Sep 24, 2018

The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400…

Ampelmann Wins Five North Sea Contracts

Sep 24, 2018

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann said it has won five new contracts for its Walk to Work (W2W) solutions in the offshore wind market over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea…

NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

Sep 21, 2018

The next wave of tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia has been triggered by a substantial grant of $29,750,000 under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)…

ESVAGT A/S: Working Closely with the Customer Results in High SOV Efficiency

Sep 20, 2018

Cooperation between ESVAGT and its customer maximizes uptime and increases operating efficiency in offshore wind farms.Since their launch in 2015, ESVAGT’s purpose-built service operation vessels (SOV) have established themselves among the most…

ESVAGT Orders Two SOVs from Havyard

Sep 17, 2018

Danish shipowner ESVAGT and offshore wind farm developer MHI Vestas have sealed long-term contracts for the delivery of two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for separate wind farms off the Netherlands and the U.K.The wind farm service vessels will work the fields Borssele 3-4…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Starts Site Survey in the Baltic

Sep 14, 2018

Fugro has commenced a marine site characterization program at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm, in German waters of the Baltic Sea.Under a contract worth over €10 million ($11 million), Fugro will undertake a UXO survey to clear the investigation sites…

California Offshore Wind Project Progresing

Sep 13, 2018

Northern California energy authority RCEA and a consortium of private companies, including Aker Solutions and Principle Power, have submitted a lease application to advance the first commercial scale project for floating offshore wind in the United States…

Platform Mooring Connectors Supplied for Windfloat Atlantic Project

Sep 13, 2018

A U.K. based subsea mooring and cable protection specialist has been called on to help connect wind turbine generator platforms to mooring lines at a floating wind farm under development offshore northern Portugal.First Subsea said it is supplying platform mooring connectors (PMC) to Windplus SA…

Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

Aug 28, 2018

Norway's Equinor said on Tuesday it is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to two North Sea oilfields as part of a strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions.The project at…

Innogy Sells Stake in $2.6 Bln Offshore Wind Project

Aug 13, 2018

German energy group Innogy will sell a 41 percent stake in its 2 billion pound ($2.6 billion) offshore wind farm Triton Knoll to Japan's Electric Power Development Co and Kansai Electric Power Co, it said on Monday.The move helps Innogy secure funding for the project…

Norway Wants to Build Floating Wind Farms

Jun 15, 2018

Norway's energy minister will meet with companies on Wednesday to discuss the potential construction of offshore floating wind farms, he told Reuters on Friday.The meeting is the first concrete step to spur development of offshore floating power generation…

EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

Jun 12, 2018

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is continuing its strategy of capturing growth in new international markets in the renewable energy sector.  Following its recent entry into Taiwan, EnBW has now expanded its activities to the United States of America by establishing a regional subsidiary…

US' First Planned Floating Wind Farm Taking Shape

Apr 04, 2018

Plans for America’s first floating offshore wind farm are taking shape with the news that California’s Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium to enter into a public-private partnership to develop the project off the Northern California coast…

DNV GL Appoints Peter Brun as New Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader

Mar 14, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has appointed wind energy professional Peter Brun as Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader.  Brun is responsible for stakeholder management, alliance building…

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