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Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

24 January 2019

  • Potential generation capacity at Oriel Wind Farm to meet the needs of most of the population in Louth and Meath - 280,000 families
  • Highly complementary partnership between Parkwind, an experienced offshore operator, and ESB, which has significant experience in the delivery of major engineering projects in Ireland
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MHI Vestas Achieves Final Turbine Installation at Horns Reef 3

21 January 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the final turbine at Horns Reef 3 offshore wind park, now featuring the most powerful turbines in Denmark MORE ❯

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Wavin making waves with offshore wind farm energy supply

17 January 2019

Manufacturer cuts CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year, with renewable energy from Ørsted. MORE ❯

Newcastle College launches virtual reality offshore wind training facility

17 January 2019

Great Exhibition of the North legacy provides world-leading capability MORE ❯

Business & FinanceMORE ❯
  • Potential generation capacity at Oriel Wind Farm to meet the needs of most of the population in Louth and Meath - 280,000 families
  • Highly complementary partnership between Parkwind, an experienced offshore operator, and ESB, which has significant experience in the delivery of major engineering projects in Ireland
MORE ❯
Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the final turbine at Horns Reef 3 offshore wind park, now featuring the most powerful turbines in Denmark MORE ❯
Business & FinanceMORE ❯
Manufacturer cuts CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year, with renewable energy from Ørsted. MORE ❯
Great Exhibition of the North legacy provides world-leading capability MORE ❯

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.

06 Dec | Offshore wind industry marks first anniversary of Industrial Strategy

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is marking the first anniversary of the publication of the Government’s landmark Industrial Strategy by highlighting its commitment to bring billions of pounds of investment to the UK and to create tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs.

29 Nov | Timescales and next steps for new offshore wind leasing for Scotland

Crown Estate Scotland has today published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters, including potential timescales.

27 Nov | The Crown Estate shares its proposed tender design for new offshore wind leasing

The Crown Estate has shared new detail on the proposed tender design for Round 4 offshore wind leasing, at its latest market engagement event (Monday 26 November), attended by more than 130 industry representatives.

24 Jan | Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

  • Potential generation capacity at Oriel Wind Farm to meet the needs of most of the population in Louth and Meath - 280,000 families
  • Highly complementary partnership between Parkwind, an experienced offshore operator, and ESB, which has significant experience in the delivery of major engineering projects in Ireland

17 Jan | Wavin making waves with offshore wind farm energy supply

Manufacturer cuts CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year, with renewable energy from Ørsted.

10 Jan | New Marine Services Firm Set to Make A Splash

An innovative new specialist marine services company has been established to address a gap in the seabed services market. Introducing Seabed and Offshore Solutions Ltd. (Seabed Solutions).

08 Jan | SMC to provide statutory inspection and auxiliary services to Orsted

Orsted have awarded SMC with a framework agreement to provide statutory inspection and auxiliary services to their sites across the UK.

16 Jan | GE's Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed in Rotterdam

  • Agreement signed with Future Wind includes five years of testing and 15 years of service
  • Installation of Haliade-X 12 MW will take place during summer 2019

15 Jan | Ingeteam is participating in the project for the first offshore wind turbine in Spain

Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.

08 Jan | The world’s first floating wind turbine gets extended life

UNITECH Offshore and Equinor have entered into an agreement that UNITECH will take over the Hywind Demo floating wind turbine outside Karmøy. The turbine will be renamed and used as an infrastructure for research projects, development of new technology, and within teaching and training.

07 Jan | Better Protection for Power Converters

Power converters are among the most frequently failing components of wind turbines and are thus associated with high costs and long downtimes.

21 Jan | MHI Vestas Achieves Final Turbine Installation at Horns Reef 3

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the final turbine at Horns Reef 3 offshore wind park, now featuring the most powerful turbines in Denmark

11 Jan | PKN ORLEN a step closer to building an off-shore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

An ORLEN Group company Baltic Power is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its off-shore wind farm licence area in the Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining an environmental permit for the project and determining the production potential of the planned off-shore wind farm.

27 Dec | The first turbine is spinning at Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

When the Danes switched on their ovens to prepare their meals during the Christmas holidays, it was partly powered by the first electricity from Denmark's next new offshore wind farm - Horns Rev 3.

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.

20 Dec | innogy signs long-term service contract with Senvion for its 295 MW offshore wind park Nordsee Ost

Senvion has been awarded a four-year service contract of innogy SE for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm following a competitive tender process. Senvion has been responsible for the service of the in total 48 wind turbines since their installation in 2014.

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.

02 Oct | ONYX InSight keeps tabs on 8.3MW turbines at Blyth offshore demonstrator wind farm

Predictive maintenance provider signs 3-year contract with EDF Renewables at Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm to monitor their largest operational wind turbines.

15 Jan | Vattenfall and TenneT have signed agreements for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid connection

Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between the 700 MW wind farm of Vattenfall and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform.

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.

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.

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

05 Nov | Oysters and artificial reefs for new nature development within North Sea wind farm

Today Van Oord installed, in cooperation with the North Sea Foundation, the Natuur & Milieu organisation and Eneco, reef balls and cages containing flat oysters within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden. The “Rich North Sea” project will investigate how nature conservation and sustainable energy generation can reinforce one another. 

16 Jan | Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal celebrates 100th flight

On the 3rd of January 2019 flight no 100 took off from Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal at Zeeland Airport

16 Jan | Attollo Offshore launches innovation incubator to continue drive of improving offshore marine operations

Attollo Offshore, a leading offshore marine operator, continues to cement its reputation for innovative thinking by announcing the launch of its Aberdeen-based innovation incubator.

11 Jan | MHI Vestas Expands at the Port of Oostende

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, established at the Port of Oostende since 2013, opens a new office location today in the presence of the Danish ambassador, Karsten Vagn Nielsen, the new mayor of Oostende, Bart Tommelein, and alderman of the port, Charlotte Verkeyn

07 Jan | Boskalis appointed preferred contractor for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation and cables.

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

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.

10 Sep | WindPlus Tabs MHI Vestas for WindFloat Atlantic Offshore Wind Park

Pioneering three-turbine project to feature the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed onto a floating foundation.