Category: Wind

Mainstream and Aker Offshore Wind Combine to Create Global Frontrunner in Offshore Wind

The shareholders of Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”) and Aker Offshore Wind have entered an agreement to combine the two companies to create a stronger renewable company with a 27 GW portfolio across solar, onshore wind and bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind projects. Aker Horizons entered into an agreement with Aker Mainstream Renewables, a holding company… Read more »

On-site energy generation could wield significant savings for companies

Research from Cornwall Insight, included in their report – ‘A corporates guide to decarbonising power’ – has demonstrated how on-site energy generation could help cut corporation energy bills and their carbon footprint. By moving the generation of energy to their site, or through engaging in a private wire arrangement – where the energy is generated… Read more »

The amendment of Germany’s Wind Energy at Sea Act is a first step in the right direction

The amendment of the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) passed by the German Bundestag earlier today provides for an introduction to qualitative tendering criteria that can make the offshore wind supply industry more sustainable. From the point of view of the wind industry association and hydrogen network WAB e.V., this is an important step… Read more »

SLX MET MASTS now available in Canada

DATA STRUCTURES are pleased to formally announce that we have appointed Energy Canvas as exclusive distributor for SLX MET MASTS in Canada. About Energy Canvas: Energy Canvas equipment is playing an important part in supporting energy projects across Canada with wind & solar resource measurement equipment coupled with robust remote power and communications systems. Contact to learn more about… Read more »

Sales success for the Hamburg Office of EST-Floattech

Dutch marine battery designer and manufacturer EST-Floattech opened a dedicated German office in Hamburg in August 2021. Staffed with two sales managers and a technical project manager, this decision is now really paying off: its sustainable, safe and reliable battery solutions are in demand in Europe and also in Asia. In addition to inland waterways… Read more »

Ventus Wind Services (Canada) Inc presents new opportunities for growth in North American markets

Ventus Group continues its international growth with the formation of Ventus Wind Services (Canada) Inc. Registered in Ontario and operating nationwide, the Canadian entity will supply the company’s end to end optimization solutions as demand for excellence in wind turbine performance increases in this part of the world. “Ventus Wind Services (Canada) Inc has been… Read more »

Floating Energy Allyance selects Natural Power for Buchan Offshore Windfarm

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed by Floating Energy Allyance to lead the environmental impact assessment for its Buchan Offshore Wind project at the ScotWind NE8 site.  Having secured the rights to develop a floating offshore wind farm with a capacity of around 1GW off the northeast coast of… Read more »

Nordex Group awarded another 58 MW order in Poland

Hamburg, 5 July 2022. End of June, the Nordex Group received an order from Poland: The Nordex Group will supply and install 15 N131/3900 turbines for the 58.5 MW “Mierzyn” wind farm for the subsidiary of the Polish utility TAURON Polska Energia – Tauron Zielona Energia. The order also includes service for the turbines covering… Read more »

OX2 is selected for technical, commercial and financial management of the Murtomäki wind farm in Finland

OX2 has been selected to run the technical, commercial and financial management of the Murtomäki wind farm outside in Pyhäjärvi, Finland. The wind farm consists of 15 turbines with a total installed capacity of about 90 MW. The Murtomäki wind farm is owned by Ålandsbanken Wind Power Fund who has signed an agreement with OX2… Read more »

Port of Aberdeen welcomes first vessel to South Harbour as construction continues at pace

The Port of Aberdeen welcomed the first commercial vessel to Aberdeen South Harbour on Saturday 2 July, as construction of the £400 million port expansion continues at pace. Subsea 7’s Seven Atlantic dive support vessel safely berthed at Dunnottar Quay to change over the crew, offload project equipment and stock up on provisions after completing… Read more »

Semco Maritime wins 5-year service contract for Parkwind on Arcadis Ost 1

Parkwind has awarded Semco Maritime a service contract on offshore wind park Arcadis Ost 1 in the Baltic Sea northeast of the German island of Rügen. The contract covers 2022-2027 and contributes to the realisation of Semco Maritime’s strategic ambition of increasing revenue from service assignments. In 2022-2027, Semco Maritime will perform service assignments on… Read more »

New Q ENERGY group enters European renewable energy downstream market with 20+ years of experience and a 12 GW development portfolio

The former power plant division of Hanwha Qcells GmbH forms the new Q ENERGY Europe GmbH and will join forces with Q ENERGY France SAS under the umbrella of the new holding company Q ENERGY Solutions SE. With a fresh brand appearance, 20+ years of experience in renewable energy downstream projects as well as a 12… Read more »

Edge Solutions looks to USA with Rope Partner tie up

Scots firm Edge Solutions has announced a partnership with Colorado wind turbine maintenance specialist Rope Partner to roll out their Armour Edge leading edge protection in the USA. Armour Edge is a highly durable leading-edge protection shield that uses an ultra-tough thermoplastic material created specifically for wind turbine blades. The shields are operating successfully at… Read more »

Rovco Signs Subsea Contract for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm

Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects, has signed a contract with Van Oord to perform subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord.    The company has been contracted to carry out an unexploded ordnance (UXO) investigation and identification campaign, as well as survey work across nominated locations… Read more »

Harlyn Solutions expands its team in the wake of new offshore moving contract wins

Engineering-led transporting company Harlyn Solutions has further increased its team at its headquarters in Blyth, following a raft of new contract wins. The company, which has seen significant growth since it was established in 2019, has added another permanent new role to its team as well as an engineering student placement – bringing the company’s headcount… Read more »


Ms. Nikol A. Hearn, CFA joins Waterworks Offshore Concepts GmbH/ Corp. as M&A and Fund Advisor to continue WOC’s recent success providing offshore wind related maritime investments, ship finance and M&A Advisory services to many of the top companies in America and Europe. Nikol is a CFA charterholder specializing in the green transition centered around… Read more »


KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, was awarded a contract by Fugro for the design and delivery of a LARS (Launch & Recovery System), part of Fugro’s new innovative geotechnical system, the Blue Snake™. The Fugro Blue Snake™ is an integrated LARS… Read more »

Osbit delivers well intervention system to FTAI Ocean

Osbit, the offshore technology company, has successfully delivered a new well intervention tower system to FTAI Ocean. The system, which comprises of 1,300 tonnes of equipment and stands at 40 metres tall, will enable riser and riserless based well intervention activities in water depths up to 1,500 metres. Osbit’s design integrates a series of innovations… Read more »

Focus on the Netherlands at WindEnergy Hamburg: An innovative industry and a wide range of services

The Netherlands has excellent natural conditions for wind power. And the dutch government is betting heavily on offshore wind farms: In 2050 all energy used in the Netherlands must come from renewable sources and offshore wind is key to the transition to a zero-carbon energy supply. Together with Germany, Denmark and Belgium, the Netherlands agreed… Read more »

RWE and Tata Steel enter new partnership to support green industrial revolution and offshore wind power generation in Wales

RWE, Wales’ largest electricity producer, has entered a new partnership with Tata Steel to understand and explore the production of steel components that could be used in high-tech floating wind foundations and structures for projects in the Celtic Sea. The industry leaders will work together to identify the steel components that could be supplied from… Read more »

Next generation specialist, SeaBot Maritime, unveils new identity reflecting its pioneering work in people and technology transformation

SeaBot Maritime, the positive disrupter in next generation maritime, has unveiled its new identity, reflecting its position at the forefront of maritime sector people-technology integration. The new visual identity, messaging and website embodies SeaBot Maritime’s innovative and pioneering operating mantra, and continued commitment to the global maritime industry and to that of its loyal worldwide… Read more »

New report provides roadmap for future interactions between floating offshore wind and the wider marine environment

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) has today launched a report that will allow the floating wind industry to effectively plan for the major roll-out of the technology, which is a key part of the UK’s race to net zero. The recent ScotWind Leasing process led to… Read more »

EDP plans to invest €1.5 billion in renewable projects in the ocean by 2025

The Group continues to reinforce its leadership role in the energy transition by promoting the development of new offshore wind capacity. EDP will participate in the UN Ocean Conference, which will take place next week, conveying its investment strategy and sustainability commitments through various events.  EDP ​​plans to invest 1.5 billion euros in the development… Read more »

Protecting Renewable Energy Equipment from Harsh Environments

Ensuring the alternative energy sector’s long-term success will require protecting a wide variety of equipment from the elements in harsh outdoor settings, while optimizing performance and minimizing required maintenance. From small solar powered LED lighting to massive solar farms, as well as wind turbines of all sizes, critical components must be able to stand up… Read more »

Ventus Group sets a benchmark for technological excellence with DNV certification

Ventus Engineering GmbH, supplier of the standard been certified from DNV according to envelope for excellence in wind turbine performance, has end to end optimization solutions within the type approval DNV-SE-0439-2021-10 Certification of Condition Monitoring for Wind Turbines, for its Dynamic Relative Blade Pitch angle Misalignment (DRBPM) inspection service. This innovative technology, consisting of a high-speed… Read more »

KenzFigee and CMIC sign strategic cooperation agreement

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, and CMIC, a world leading supplier of integrated solutions to onshore, offshore oil and gas, offshore wind and hydrogen sectors, signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to explore how both companies can complement each other with regards… Read more »

Venterra acquires Balltec to complement Osbit offering

Venterra Group Plc, the offshore wind energy services business, today announces the acquisition of Balltec, a global provider of high integrity connectors for subsea and marine engineering in the renewable energy sector. Venterra was formed to create a global services champion supporting the offshore wind industry’s rapid expansion and leading role in the energy transition…. Read more »

New awards recognise outstanding renewable energy suppliers

A new award ceremony celebrating green energy supply chain businesses is now open for nominations. Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards are designed to reward the dedication and talent of the exceptional people and companies delivering the energy transition across a broad rand of industrial, community and household activities. The awards, Headline Sponsored by TotalEnergies, are… Read more »

Natural Power supports acquisition of 65MW French wind portfolio

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has delivered technical due diligence on behalf of Greencoat Renewables PLC to support its acquisition of a 65-MW portfolio of four operating wind farms in France from Swiss renewable energy producer Axpo. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. The assets… Read more »


Ventus Engineering GmbH, supplier of end to end optimising solutions for excellence in wind turbine performance, has secured two international standard accreditations. Receiving ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system and ISO 45001:2018 certification for its occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems, Ventus has the official seal of approval that its R&D processes,… Read more »

WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries collaborate on ammonia two-stroke engine development

WinGD and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (EMD) are to collaborate on delivering the first WinGD engine capable of running on ammonia, providing a vital step in shipping’s progress towards decarbonisation. Under an MOU (Memo of Understanding) signed during the Posidonia exhibition on the 7th of  June, the two parties will aim to deliver… Read more »

Nabrawind’s BladeRunner executes a 20-ton blade exchange in an ACCIONA Energía wind farm

BladeRunner, the crane less blade replacement system developed by Nabrawind, has been used to execute a demonstrator maneuver for ACCIONA Energía in Aragon (Spain), consisting of the uninstallation and installation of a brand new Nordex N149 blade. This was BladeRunner’s first operation with blades over 20 tones and 70 meters, confirming the applicability of this… Read more »

UK Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence Report

A new report published today (June 13) by the Offshore Wind Industry Council shows a surge in the number of people working in the UK offshore wind industry, and a substantial increase in the billions of pounds of private investment which the sector is attracting every year. Responding, Charlotte Stamper, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish… Read more »