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Aberdeen Bay Buzzing with Offshore Wind Activity

Wind turbine number three and foundation number five are being installed on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, with the northern cable installation also ongoing, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the wind farm said. The 11-turbine project is the first to feature MHI Vestas 8.8MW

Subsea 7 Finalizes Siem Offshore Contractors Acquisition

Subsea 7 has completed the acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) and cable lay vessel Siem Aimery and support vessel Siem Moxie. Following the completion, SOC’s results will be reported within Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit. Subsea 7 and Siem Offshore Group signed an agreement for the acquisition of the entire

MHI Vestas Turbines for Dutch Offshore Wind Innovation Site

Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier. As reported earlier, Two Towers B.V., a consortium consisting of Van Oord Renewable Finance, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe Holding, won the tender

Doosan Heavy Enters Offshore Wind

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. and Vietnam’s state-run utility Vietnam Electricity have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a pilot offshore wind project off Vietnam. Under the terms of the MoU, the South Korean power equipment manufacturer will be in charge of supplying wind power equipment

HSM Offshore Assembling Borkum Riffgrund 2 OSS Topside

HSM Offshore, the EPC contractor for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore substation, installed the two transformers that make the topside structure on 13 January. The topside left the construction hall for the installation of the transformers and was brought back into the covered construction area after the lifting operation was completed.  The

First Siemens Gamesa Nacelle Born in Cuxhaven

Siemens Gamesa has completed the assembly of the first wind turbine nacelle in its offshore factory in Cuxhaven, Germany.  The company’s team at the factory first put the backend (cabin), generator and rotor hub together, and then ran the final test of the nacelle. In Cuxhaven, Siemens Gamesa is producing nacelles for its

Danish Wind Turbines Smash Annual Production Record

Wind farms across Denmark, both on land and those in Danish waters, broke record in 2017 by producing electricity equivalent to 43.6% of the country’s total consumption. Until the end of 2017, the record year was 2015, when wind power delivered an equivalent of 42% of Danish electricity consumption, according to Dansk

OOS International sends Third vessel to Brazil

OOS International is filled with pride to introduce a new semi-submersible accommodation vessel (SSAV), the OOS Tiradentes (previously named CR-600), destined to enter the OOS International fleet. This vessel, named after a famous independence hero in Brazil, will departure from Yantai to Brazil in February 2018 and be stationed in Brazil

Germany Confirms Two Additional Offshore Wind Farm Links

The German Federal Network Agency has added two more offshore wind farm connection systems to the revised Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2030. Together with the lines confirmed in the previous offshore network development plans, the two new connections, expected between 2026 and 2030, will make up a total of five connections

France to Put Offshore Wind On Fast Track

France will launch preliminary studies on the development of floating wind farms off Brittany and in the Mediterranean, as well as preliminary technical studies and a public debate on the proposed wind farm off Oléron in 2018, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said. During his speech at the Conference on the