Offshore Wind News

 

DNV GL Launches Renewables Certification Ops in U.S.

Aug 23, 2019

With the U.S. offshore wind industry poised for rapid growth, DNV GL has established a Renewables Certification office in Medford, Mass., to meet the growing demands for certification services. While the U.S. is still a generation behind Europe in the exploitation of offshore wind energy resources…

MHI Vestas Bags Taiwan Switchgear Deal

Aug 22, 2019

Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed its third contract in Taiwan for local production as it prepares to execute 900 MW of offshore wind projects.'Confirming the first electrical component for local supply in the budding offshore wind industry in Taiwan…

Further Delay for Vineyard OWP

Aug 22, 2019

Netherlands-based provider of steel foundations to the offshore wind, Sif Holding NV  said that the Vineyard Wind, which was set to be U.S.'s largest offshore wind farm will be further delayed.Early July 2019 Sif and Vineyard Wind announced…

Iberdrola Sells Stake in East Anglia One to GIG

Aug 14, 2019

Spanish public multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has entered into an agreement with Green Investment Group (GIG), part of Macquarie Group, to sell a 40% share in the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.The group will continue to be the majority shareholder…

Iberdrola Profits Up with Contribution from OWF

Jul 29, 2019

Spanish public multinational utility company Iberdrola said that its gross operating profit (EBITDA) grew by 12.5% to €4.99 billion, due to the positive performances in the United States, Mexico and Brazil and the contribution of the Wikinger offshore wind farm…

Regulatory Crewing Challenges for Offshore Wind Vessels

Jul 23, 2019

Every day we see more and more news about how the planning for new offshore wind projects continues to expand with the increasing investment from both domestic and foreign interests in these projects.  This is resulting in both developers and…

U.S. Offshore Wind: RMG, Bibby Sign MOU

Jul 09, 2019

As the prospects for offshore wind energy continue to grow in and around the United States, so too do the business potential and parnterships. The latest announcement comes from south Florida where Resolve Marine Group and Bibby Marine Services…

World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade Debuts

Jun 25, 2019

The American supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry LM Wind Power, part of GE Renewable Energy, has displayed its first 107-meter blade, for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine, which has made its first trip outside its factory in Cherbourg…

Carbon Trust: Contest to spur Emission Reduction Tech

Jun 11, 2019

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) launched a competition to accelerate the development of technologies with the potential to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption.Up to $127,000 in funding will be awarded to the winning technologies…

Wilhelmsen Acquires 50% of NorSea Wind

Jun 05, 2019

Norway-based global maritime industry group Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has announced the acquisition of a 50% stake of NorSea Wind and it’s subsidiaries to expand its offerings in the the renewable wind energy market.NorSea Wind, founded in 2016 as a subsidiary of  Norsea Group…

Tyne Port Attracts Offshore Wind Players

May 22, 2019

The Port of Tyne, which comprises the commercial docks in and around the River Tyne in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England, is increasing their offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers.Offshore wind could provide 30% of Britain's electricity generation by 2030…

Kongstein, Green Shipping Join Force for US Offshore Wind Market

Jan 29, 2019

Kongstein, the European service provider focused at offshore engineering and maritime logistics, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Green Shipping Line to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States…

MHI Vestas Expands at Ostende

Jan 15, 2019

Danish manufacturer of wind turbines MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened a new office in the Port of Ostend to expand its offshore wind operations at the Belgian port.“Because we will be servicing no fewer than 244 wind turbines at sea from the Port of Oostende by 2020…

Ørsted Completes Divestment in Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 26, 2018

Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has completed the divestment of 50% of the Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).Three months ago, Ørsted signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)…

India Publishes Draft Wind Turbine Certification

Nov 13, 2018

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft scheme on wind turbines in India. Known as the ‘Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme’ (IWTCS), the draft has been prepared in consultation with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE)…

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