politics & business

politics & business

Province of Groningen urges minister to drive forward farms north of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands

(Graphic: Provincie Groningen)

Offshore wind farm conditions in the Wadden Sea Area above Groningen are excellent. That is the outcome of the report, commissioned by the province of Groningen, and presented to the Minister of Economic Affairs. Now the province calls on the Minister of Economic Affairs to facilitate the realization of many more wind farms in the area. This will contribute to a future without natural gas, a low carbon energy system and create hundreds of jobs.

Acquisition of A2SEA by GeoSea becomes effective

On September 1st, 2017, the acquisition of A2SEA by Belgian GeoSea has become effective following the approval by the international competition authorities.

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

BV classed tug, Dux - now operating in Hammerfest, Norway. (Foto: Gondan Shipbuilders)

International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels.

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.

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

First private offshore wind farm in the US moving forward

Domino Energy Virgina is planning the mid-Atlantic’s firstr offshore wind project. DONG Energy will help the electic utility company as part of an agreement and strategic partnership. Engineering and development will start immediately.

ROMEO project: reducing cost for offshore wind farm operators

The kick off meeting of the ROMEO project with representatives of all partner organizations has taken place in Madrid. (Photo: ROMEO Project)

The new flagship European project ROMEO is seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies. It aims to move from corrective and calendar based maintenance to a condition based maintenance, through analysing the real behaviour of the main components of wind turbines.

“Inn2POWER” project strengthens small and medium enterprises of the leading offshore wind energy regions

Andreas Wellbrock, Managing Director of WAB, Inn2POWER’s German partner, emphasizes the support for offshore wind SMEs. (Photo: WAB / Torsten Thomas)

The four-year EU Interreg project “Inn2POWER - Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions” was officially launched during the London Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event.

Governments and businesses join forces for significant offshore wind volumes

European energy ministers reaffirmed their commitment to advance offshore wind energy use. (Photo: Offshore Wind Energy)

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark, together with industry captains signed a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe.

Fair competition in the WindSeeG tendering procedure

The results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms raised more questions than it answered – clarification is needed. (Photo: iStock)

On April 13, Germany’s Federal Network Agency announced the results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms. The tender was awarded to Dong Energy and EnBW for a total of four wind farms in the North Sea with a total capacity of 1,490 MW. Three of the projects that were awarded contracts submitted bids for 0.00 cents.

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