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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Takes Crucial Steps Toward 3,500 MW Offshore Wind Goals

19 December 2018

Board Approves OREC Funding Mechanism; Rejects Demonstration Project

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Smulders to build three offshore transformer modules for the Moray East wind farm

19 December 2018

Siemens has awarded a contract for the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) to Smulders. The project, situated off the Aberdeenshire coast in the North Sea, will be developed by EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Diamond Generating Europe.
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EMS Maritime Offshore to operate new heliport in Eemshaven

18 December 2018

EMO is to be the operator of the newly constructed heliport in Groningen’s Eemshaven. The long-term operation contracts are being signed today.

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MHI Vestas and ESVAGT enter into another SOV contract

18 December 2018

Another ESVAGT Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farms is on its way to MHI Vestas. The vessel will service the offshore wind farm, the Moray East, in the UK from 2021.

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Board Approves OREC Funding Mechanism; Rejects Demonstration Project

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Siemens has awarded a contract for the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) to Smulders. The project, situated off the Aberdeenshire coast in the North Sea, will be developed by EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Diamond Generating Europe.
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EMO is to be the operator of the newly constructed heliport in Groningen’s Eemshaven. The long-term operation contracts are being signed today.

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Another ESVAGT Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farms is on its way to MHI Vestas. The vessel will service the offshore wind farm, the Moray East, in the UK from 2021.

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19 Dec | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Takes Crucial Steps Toward 3,500 MW Offshore Wind Goals

Board Approves OREC Funding Mechanism; Rejects Demonstration Project

18 Dec | World Forum Offshore Wind officially launched

  • New non-profit organisation created to promote offshore wind energy worldwide
  • Founded by ten international organisations from the global offshore wind industry, including innogy SE

17 Dec | Record-breaking amount of new UK offshore wind capacity installed in 2018

RenewableUK is highlighting the record amount of offshore wind capacity installed this year.

14 Dec | BIDDING BONANZA! Trump Administration Smashes Record for Offshore Wind Auction with $405 Million in Winning Bids

Three companies claim winning bids for Massachusetts offshore wind. Areas could support approximately 4.1 gigawatts of commercial wind generation, enough to power nearly 1.5 million homes.​

16 Dec | Sif to manufacture 58 monopiles for SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm

Sif Holding N.V. announces that Dredging International has awarded to Sif the production of 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm.

14 Dec | Triton Knoll Wind Farm Earthworks

Since the official turf cutting back in September 2018, significant progress is being made on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project managed by lead shareholder, Innogy.

14 Dec | Equinor acquires offshore wind lease outside Massachusetts

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

13 Dec | MHI Vestas Appoints Hans Henrik Jensen to Chief Sales Officer

Former VP of Sales in Europe to take the reins amid rising sales activities around the globe.

14 Dec | Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University to lead EU-funded R&D project to make offshore wind one of the most affordable energy sources

  • i4Offshore project to receive almost 20 million euro in support over five-year duration
  • Goal is to deliver offshore wind solutions making consumers' electricity bills both lower and greener compared to fossil fuel or other renewable energy sources
  • Technologies tested to include 1,000-ton bucket foundation, steel jacket, a concrete transition piece, new cable connection
  • 15 project partners companies include experts from all fields within the offshore wind industry; one of the largest offshore wind energy R&D projects ever
  • Official title: "Integrated Implementation of Industrial Innovations for Offshore Wind Cost Reduction"

13 Dec | CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for Offshore Wind Turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT).

20 Nov | GE Renewable Energy strengthens offshore wind partnership with ORE Catapult

  • A $11 million R&D program to be implemented over the next four years to improve reliability, drive down operating costs and improve safety of offshore wind operations 
  • The agreement will provide new digital and service solutions for operating and maintaining wind turbines remotely
  • Collaboration will increase innovation and growth opportunities for the UK supply chain

16 Nov | Design for Wind Floater receives ABS stamp of approval

Classification society, ABS, has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.

13 Dec | Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK

A world first and a major construction milestone was reached at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK when Tideway completed the export cable installation.

11 Dec | Hornsea One, the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, celebrates major construction milestone

  • Longest ever AC offshore wind export cable system now installed
  • Total offshore cable length of 467 km, around the same distance from London to Newcastle
  • Manufacture and installation completed months ahead of schedule

06 Dec | TEPCO’s First Commercial Offshore Wind Power Facility to Launch on January 1, 2019

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that the company’s first commercial offshore wind power facility will launch on January 1, 2019.

05 Dec | Hornsea Project Two Offshore Windfarm

ISC and Semco Maritime was awarded the detailed design for the Hornsea 2 wind farm 1320 MW offshore substation and the offshore Reactive Compensation Station in late 2017 by Ørsted. Design is now completed on time and fabrication will take place in Singapore.

17 Dec | New concept improves wind turbine inspections

Cheaper, faster and more precise. The joint venture between ESVAGT and Wind Power LAB reduces both weather risk and expenses related to drone inspections of offshore wind turbines.

26 Nov | London Array Limited selects James Fisher to provide the complete maintenance solution

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has secured a trio of milestone contracts on London Array 175 turbine 630 MW wind farm – one of the largest in Europe.

15 Oct | Semco Maritime wins service contract for Deutsche Bucht

Semco Maritime has been awarded a 5-year service contract for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, owned by Northland Power. Alongside, Semco Maritime doubles staffing at offshore centre in Norddeich due to increasing activity.

09 Oct | GE Renewable Energy debuts high-speed blade inspection system - advancing performance and reliability for all turbine assets

  • Applies thermal imaging technology and wide-band acoustic spectral analysis to detect anomalies on blades across entire wind fleets
  • Can be used on all blade platforms, regardless of manufacturer, with high accuracy and location precision
  • Modular system is a significant advance in gathering data analytics, reducing physical inspections, and need for technician climbs

19 Dec | Smulders to build three offshore transformer modules for the Moray East wind farm

Siemens has awarded a contract for the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) to Smulders. The project, situated off the Aberdeenshire coast in the North Sea, will be developed by EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Diamond Generating Europe.

03 Dec | Green light for the construction of Seamade offshore wind farms

Tractebel is part of the Consortium that has been awarded a contract for the construction and installation of the Seamade offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The consortium will build the two high voltage substations, and their respective substructure, to be installed respectively in the Mermaid and the Seastar area.

27 Nov | Van Oord select Tekmar for Borssele 2

Tekmar Energy are pleased to announce that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.

25 Nov | NKT awarded its largest offshore export cable order ever for the Ostwind 2 grid connection

NKT is awarded a contract of approx. EUR 300m (approx. DKK 2.23bn) by 50Hertz. The contract comprises supply of approx. 270 km of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system, and approx. 8 km of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE onshore cable system for the Ostwind 2 offshore wind farm grid connection in Germany.

13 Dec | New report outlines offshore wind opportunities in Wales

Scaling up offshore wind generation could help Wales meet its renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, as well as deliver local economic stimulus, says a new report out today.

10 Dec | Project Update: Vineyard Wind Endorses Offshore Transit Corridor Plan Supported by RI, MA, NY Fishermen and U.S. Coast Guard

Vineyard Wind today formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that has been previously supported by fishermen from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

26 Nov | Port of Tyne demonstrates its offshore capability

Port of Tyne was selected as a base to lift and immerse the 11 ton BLIDAR buoy.

15 Nov | Will the secrets of Doggerland be revealed by unique find at North Sea site?

Archaeologists analyse pre-historic seabed evidence recovered from offshore wind farm development area

18 Dec | EMS Maritime Offshore to operate new heliport in Eemshaven

EMO is to be the operator of the newly constructed heliport in Groningen’s Eemshaven. The long-term operation contracts are being signed today.

18 Dec | MHI Vestas and ESVAGT enter into another SOV contract

Another ESVAGT Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for offshore wind farms is on its way to MHI Vestas. The vessel will service the offshore wind farm, the Moray East, in the UK from 2021.

17 Dec | REBO nv wins important contract for the port of Oostende

REBO (Renewable Energy Base Oostende) has once again won an important contract for the port of Oostende.

11 Dec | Milestone Coastal Wind Project for Seaway Offshore Cables

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy.

06 Dec | Moray East Signs Firm Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Confirming the largest MW project to date in the company’s history, MHI Vestas will supply 100 V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 950 MW project to be installed in Scotland’s Moray Firth.

03 Dec | Siemens Gamesa to supply 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium

  • Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included
  • SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW)
  • Clean energy to be provided to 485,000 households
  • Installation and commissioning expected to be completed before the end of 2020

27 Nov | Vineyard Wind Selects MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in the United States

MHI Vestas to bring industry-leading V164-9.5 MW turbine to the US market as Massachusetts sets the pace in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

07 Nov | Parkwind and MHI Vestas Confirm Firm Order for Northwester 2

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind park to feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.