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  • politics & business

    US Offshore wind industry announced to build first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

    Zentech and Renewables Resources International announced to build the first Jones Act compliant U.S. installation vessel. "This vessel will provide the now evolving U.S. Offshore Wind Industry with a much needed and cost competitive marine logistic solution,” stated Zentech in a press release. The U.S. Jones Act requires for all vessels that are transporting goods to and from U.S. ports, such as components for an offshore wind farm, to be U.S. built and operated. Zentech Incorporated is a marine engineering and naval architecture firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Read more
  • project update

    “Final sprint for all the players”

    Bent Christensen is in charge of project management in the offshore business at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Siemens Gamesa is using no less than eight innovative technologies for the pilot project Nissum Bredning Vind. Offshore Wind Industry spoke to Bent Christensen about the rapid pace of development in the industry. Read more
  • project update

    EEW SPC has been awarded two new orders

    Hornsea Project One is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast. (Graphic: DONG Energy)
    The Rostock based company EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has been awarded two new orders for the delivery of 205 monopiles in total. 174 of the foundations are meant to be for Hornsea Project One, the world’s first wind farm with a capacity of more than one Gigawatt. 31 monopiles have been ordered by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Next Generation Gangway at work at Walney Extension

     The Next Generation Gangway installed on the walk-to-work vessel for safe transfer of people and goods from ship to platform (Photo: Barge Master)
    The “Next Generation Gangway” is in operation on the subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start. The ship is chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore for the installation of wind turbines at the Walney Extension Wind Farm at the Irish Sea. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    CWind secures cable pull-in contract at Merkur offshore wind farm

    CWind has project teams and vessels working at numerous locations, completing both installation and repair projects across the UK and Europe. (Photo: CWind)
    CWind announced that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently being constructed 45 km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. Read more
  • politics & business

    Peterhead Port awarded major offshore wind contract

    Peterhead Port has been awarded a major EOWDC contract (photo: EOWDC)
    Game-changing turbine foundations and one of the world’s largest floating cranes to be marshalled at harbour for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre Read more
  • project update

    New ownership of Dogger Bank projects announced

    The 4 consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects have been assigned to the 3 Forewind shareholders, innogy, SSE and Statoil (Graphic: Ordnance Survey Data © Crown copyright and database right 2017)
    The ownership arrangements for the four consented Dogger Bank offshore wind projects have been agreed and signed by the three Forewind shareholders, innogy, SSE and Statoil. Read more
  • project update, logistics & operations

    ABB wins order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

    The East Anglia ONE project is expected to provide in total, 714 MW. ABB’s STATCOMs are meant to smoothen out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent of Projects like this. (Photo: ABB)
    ScottishPower Renewables has placed an order with ABB. Using ABBs technologies the company is hoping to integrate the East Anglia ONE project in the best possible way. Read more
  • science & technology

    First LiDAR wind buoys in China

    The Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR buoy will measure wind conditions in Chinese waters for the first time. (Photo: Fraunhofer IWES)
    Chinese system integrator Titan Technologies Corporation has ordered two Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR measuring buoys for the surveying of the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind farms planned for off the coast of China's Fujian province. Read more
  • project update

    Converter platform DolWin gamma installed at sea

    Now installed, the converter sits 66 feet above the waves. (Photo: TenneT)
    TenneT and GE have successfully installed the DolWin3 offshore converter station in the south-western German North Sea, approximately 80 kilometers from land. Read more

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