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First foundation installed at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

23 January 2020

The first of 90 innovative short-sleeved transition pieces (TP) for the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, has been successfully installed. The TP’s are designed (with the support of UK subcontractor Atkins) engineered and built by Smulders/SIF.
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Ingenuity of UK entrepreneur set to save Europe’s wind industry £250 million per year

20 January 2020

GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are backing the development of a new technology which promises to reduce manual working at offshore wind farms, slashing one of the industry’s biggest maintenance costs by 80 per cent.
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Van Oord and NYK partnering in offshore wind installation vessels in Japan

16 January 2020

Van Oord and NYK have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. The collaboration is using Van Oord’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK Group’s knowledge of the Japanese market. MORE ❯

Foundation installation successfully completed at Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

6 January 2020

DEME has successfully completed the installation of 58 monopile foundations and two offshore substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The last monopile foundation landed on the seabed on January 2. MORE ❯

Acta Marine and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed CP for Acta Centaurus on Borssele

23 December 2019

On Tuesday November 26th, during the Wind Europe Offshore exhibition in Copenhagen, Acta Marine and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed the Charter Party for deployment of the Acta Centaurus on the Borssele III and IV Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Project. MORE ❯

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Sets New Standard in Digital Safety Training

19 December 2019

Industry-first Safety’N’Mind app developed to streamline safety refresher training courses for offshore wind turbine technicians. MORE ❯

The first of 90 innovative short-sleeved transition pieces (TP) for the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, has been successfully installed. The TP’s are designed (with the support of UK subcontractor Atkins) engineered and built by Smulders/SIF.
MORE ❯
GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are backing the development of a new technology which promises to reduce manual working at offshore wind farms, slashing one of the industry’s biggest maintenance costs by 80 per cent.
MORE ❯
Van Oord and NYK have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. The collaboration is using Van Oord’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK Group’s knowledge of the Japanese market. MORE ❯
DEME has successfully completed the installation of 58 monopile foundations and two offshore substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The last monopile foundation landed on the seabed on January 2. MORE ❯
On Tuesday November 26th, during the Wind Europe Offshore exhibition in Copenhagen, Acta Marine and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed the Charter Party for deployment of the Acta Centaurus on the Borssele III and IV Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Project. MORE ❯
Industry-first Safety’N’Mind app developed to streamline safety refresher training courses for offshore wind turbine technicians. MORE ❯

17 Jan | North Wales civil engineering firm begins work for world’s largest offshore wind farm

A North Wales civil engineering company has started work for the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has commenced preliminary construction on onshore works for Dogger Bank Wind Farms near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire.

16 Jan | Late Surge in Offshore Wind Financings Helps 2019 Renewables Investment to Overtake 2018

London and New York, January 16, 2020 – Investment in renewable energy capacity worldwide was $282.2 billion last year, up 1% from 2018’s $280.2 billion, with the world’s biggest market (China) slipping back, but its second-largest (the U.S.) hitting a new record.

16 Jan | Van Oord and NYK partnering in offshore wind installation vessels in Japan

Van Oord and NYK have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. The collaboration is using Van Oord’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK Group’s knowledge of the Japanese market.

16 Jan | Aberdeen’s Petrofac appointed for Seagreen wind farm substations

SSE Renewables is pleased to announce the appointment of leading FTSE-250 company Petrofac as the preferred supplier of onshore and offshore substations to the 1,075MW Seagreen offshore wind farm project.

16 Jan | Deutsche Windtechnik will be providing maintenance for Vestas V112 turbines at the Bokel-Ellerdorf wind farm

Starting in February 2020, Deutsche Windtechnik will be taking over maintenance at the Bokel-Ellerdorf wind farm, Part 3. The new service contract covers full maintenance for the six Vestas V112 wind turbines, including large components.

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Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC) has awarded a contract for the fabrication and delivery of the Mayflower Wind project’s offshore substation approximately 40 kilometres south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to a joint venture comprised of long-standing business partners Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime. The offshore substation project will be initiated in January 2020.

15 Jan | Semco Maritime and Bladt Industries joint venture inks offshore substation contract with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC 

Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC) has awarded a contract for the fabrication and delivery of the Mayflower Wind project’s offshore substation approximately 40 kilometres south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to a joint venture comprised of long-standing business partners Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime. The offshore substation project will be initiated in January 2020.

15 Jan | Winds of change

Today’s sale of our domestic retail business serving Great Britain marks a major milestone in SSE’s history, but most importantly will help shape SSE’s future at the vanguard of developing the low-carbon assets and infrastructure needed to reach net zero carbon emissions.  This business was born out of supplying gas and electricity to customers but just as the energy industry has changed considerably, so too has SSE.For over a decade now we have been heavily investing in the much-needed renewable power which is the backbone of the UK’s efforts to decarbonise and reduce polluting emissions.From onshore wind farms in the north of Scotland to building the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire at Dogger Bank, SSE has expanded to become one of the UK and Ireland’s largest renewable developers. We have an enviable growth pipeline in offshore and onshore wind.At the same time, our electricity networks have been investing in the pylons and wires transporting renewable energy, from the wettest, windiest and sunniest parts of Britain to power millions of homes and businesses across the country. Our Transmission business has a strong business plan and our Distribution business has a huge role to play in the electrification of the economy.And we have grown a range of complementary businesses which will help the transition to net zero by 2050. From low carbon thermal to Enterprise and our Customer Solutions businesses, we have a range of growth options for the future.Ultimately, at SSE our strategic focus is now on developing, building and maintaining low carbon assets and infrastructure and that’s why it’s made sense now for our domestic retail business in Britain to go from strength to strength in new hands, where the core focus is on retailing.  SSE’s Energy Services business has provided high-quality customer service for over five million customers, winning plaudits and awards for putting customers first - not just in supplying gas and electricity but providing boiler care services and telecommunications. The sale to OVO, a company with a strong reputation for customer service and innovation, is the right thing for customers and employees and will allow that business to continue to evolve in the years ahead. We wish the new business well and I want to pay tribute to the 8,000 employees that delivered for customers every single day and also made such a great contribution to SSE over the years. For SSE, our core purpose in the years ahead is clear. We are providing the energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow. We’re at the heart of tackling climate change, taking the actions needed to deliver a better world of energy. The future is net zero, and we are at the forefront of investing in the assets and infrastructure which are truly delivering climate action.Change is inevitable – and vital – in any company that wants to keep pace with the world around it. The finalisation of this deal today sees two strong British based energy firms grow and evolve in their respective markets, and which will continue to support the UK and Ireland’s energy sectors for decades to come.

14 Jan | Kallista Energy Chooses Greenbyte Energy Cloud to Future-Proof It's Wind Farm Monitoring

French IPP uses datahub to monitor and optimise asset performance for a growing portfolio of wind farms.

14 Jan | Net zero emission goal at risk as less new onshore wind capacity built for second year in a row

RenewableUK is highlighting new statistics which show that the amount of new onshore wind capacity built last year fell to an even lower level than the year before – mainly because Government policy does not currently support the development of onshore wind farms.  

14 Jan | Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

The European Commission unveiled today its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, the financial pillar of the European Green Deal.

13 Jan | Natural Power advises on Finnish wind deal

Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to the Finnish renewable energy developer, Taaleri Energia, in a deal that sees funds managed by Taaleri Group divest part of their wind farm investment portfolio by selling shares in the Nyby and Myllykangas wind farms to a consortium of Korean instituti