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  • 13 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    The first Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbine has been installed on the 752 MW Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The team working on DEME’s jack-up Sea Challenger installed the wind farm’s first turbine over the weekend, Ørsted said. In total, the wind farm will comprise 94 of the Siemens Gamesa […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Project & Tenders

    Van Oord has awarded Dutch high voltage specialists Visser & Smit Hanab with a contract to perform all array cable terminations and testing work at the Borssele III and IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. A total of 77 MHI Vestas V164 9.5 MW wind turbines will be connected to the Borssele […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    DEME Group’s installation vessel Sea Challenger has started loading the first wind turbine components for the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Located some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 wind farm will feature 94 Siemens […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Ireland, Wales and Cornwall have signed a collaboration agreement outlining a commitment to work together to progress floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea The commitment, signed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Industry Association Ireland, formalises a relationship that will focus on developing […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Using smart energy control technology to combine wind and wave power could provide all the world’s electricity needs, according to research from the University of Birmingham. Scientists at the University propose integrating wind and wave energy generation so that the system’s overall power output becomes very smooth and can be easily connected to national power […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    Floating Power Plant (FPP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to investigate and develop a potential deployment of FPP’s technology in the PLOCAN test facilities in Gran Canaria. FPP intends to deploy a commercial scale version of its hybrid floating wind and wave energy device in […]

  • 10 September 2008

    Faroe Petroleum has agreed a farm-in deal on a UK Central North Sea prospect which is being drilled by Bow Valley close to the Nelson field area. Faroe has agreed to take 10% equity in P1418 covering block 22/11b where Bow Valley is currently drilling on a Fulmar sands prospect. Bow Valley’s exploration well kicked […]

  • 15 April 2014

    There are some blunt facts about wind farm support vessels and some of them do not make pleasant reading. In the past four years there have been many wind farm support vessels built, some for existing companies and some for new companies. At the time they were ordered the prospects looked good with the UK […]

  • 4 December 2019

    Beehive is a prospect with 388 million barrels of oil equivalent of prospective resource

  • 6 March 2009

    DONG Energy, E.ON and Fred Olsen Renewables have formed a consortium to bid for exclusive rights as part of The Crown Estate’s Round Three Offshore Wind Farm programme. The Crown Estate’s third round is designed to deliver zonal contract management for offshore wind farms in an effort to help the UK reach its renewable energy […]

  • 15 April 2014

    There are some blunt facts about wind farm support vessels and some of them do not make pleasant reading. In the past four years there have been many wind farm support vessels built, some for existing companies and some for new companies. At the time they were ordered the prospects looked good with the UK […]

  • 24 August 2015

     North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]

  • 3 August 2015

    Formosa 1 In June Siemens signed a Turbine Supply Agreement with Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Swancor Enterprise and the developer of what could be Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind demonstration project. Formosa 1 is located 3 to 6km off Miaoli county, in north-west Taiwan, in water […]

  • 13 July 2015

    Race Bank DONG Energy signed a contract with Belgian contractor Jan de Nul during the EWA OFFSHORE event in March for the installation of the export cables for the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm. The full scope includes around 148km of cables to interconnect the 2 offshore substations and to connect each of them […]

  • 19 November 2014

    Malaysian oil giant Petronas has, through its subisidary PSE Kinsale Energy Limited, entered into a farm-in deal for an offshore block in Ireland. According to Lansdowne Oil & Gas, a party in the transaction, Kinsale Energy will acquire an 80% stake and become operator of SEL 4/07 block, offshore Ireland. In return, Kinsale Energy will […]

  • 10 November 2009

    The Australian subsidiary of Ocean Power Technologies has received A$66.46m (£36.76m) from the Australian government to build a 19MW wave farm off the coast of Victoria. The money is expected to fund the construction of a wave power station capable of supplying energy for around 10,000 homes.

  • 16 April 2015

    ZephIR Lidar has installed a turbine-mounted ZephIR DM wind lidar on the 270 MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm located five miles off the Skegness coast It is anticipated that the installation of the lidar unit will help to identify opportunities where a possible improvement to production from the installed 75 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbine […]

  • 24 May 2013

    RenewableUK is celebrating the Government’s announcement that Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk has been granted planning permission. One of the developers, RWE npower renewables, said the construction phase alone will create up up to 850 jobs, with the potential to attract over £1 billion of investment into new UK energy infrastructure […]

  • 16 April 2015

    ZephIR Lidar has installed a turbine-mounted ZephIR DM wind lidar on the 270 MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm located five miles off the Skegness coast It is anticipated that the installation of the lidar unit will help to identify opportunities where a possible improvement to production from the installed 75 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbine […]

  • 31 August 2015

    Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Global Maritime has performed the technical design and engineering (FEED) of an offshore based fish farm for Ocean Farming AS in Norway, a subsidiary of the SalMar Group. The new design combines the best of existing technology and solutions from the Norwegian fish farming industry and the offshore oil and gas sector. The facility is […]