Category: Wind

Biogenic mussel reef has potential as coastal protection technique and ecosystem enhancer

Smartly constructed, self-growing mussel reefs at the boundary of shallow water (the foreshore) can reduce coastal erosion while making a positive contribution to biodiversity and the coastal ecosystem. This result comes from The Coastbusters research project.  On 16 October 2023, the project results were presented to the press in Ostend (B), and to policymakers, marine… Read more »

Cwind Enters New Chapter With Acquisition By Inspirit Capital, Strengthening Commitment To Offshore Wind Industry

Wednesday 11 October 2023 – CWind, a leading provider of offshore wind support services, today announced their acquisition by Inspirit Capital, a UK-based investment firm. The news marks the beginning of a new era for CWind, as it transforms into a stand-alone entity, no longer affiliated with Global Marine Group, the leading independent provider of… Read more »

World’s largest jack-up vessel Voltaire installs first next generation wind turbines to help deliver first power at world’s largest offshore wind farm

The installation and first power of the first GE Haliade-X turbine at Dogger Bank A was confirmed today. The precision exercise to install the turbine was undertaken by engineers and technicians using Jan De Nul Group’s ultra-low emission vessel Voltaire, which has a crane lifting capacity of 3,200 tonnes. The turbine blades tips reach 260… Read more »

Wind power gets a boost from Mondi and NKE: Innovative packaging solution for wind turbine components

9 October 2023 – Mondi Grünburg has partnered with NKE, a prominent manufacturer of bearing solutions for wind, railway and industrial applications, to create a new packaging solution for wind power components. With the rising demand for renewable energy sources, the wind power sector has gained significant attention. The challenging operating conditions of wind turbines… Read more »

Hotting up investment in fusion energy

Power generation currently accounts for approximately 30 percent of global CO₂ emissions. To meet the Paris Agreement’s target of full decarbonisation by 2050, the world is increasingly desperate for an abundant source of clean energy and many governments and utilities are shifting away from fossil fuels as their primary energy source and turning to renewable energy… Read more »

Hornbeck Offshore Settles Litigation And Resumes Completion Of Construction Of Two 400 Class Jones Act-Qualified Mpsvs

COVINGTON, La., Oct. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (“Hornbeck Offshore” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a final settlement agreement with the surety (the “Surety”) for two Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSVs) that had been under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC(“Gulf Island”).  Pursuant to the settlement with the… Read more »

Optimising Foundation Integrity: Grouted Connections For Offshore Wind And O&G

Grout provides structural support, enhances stability, and facilitates the transfer of loads from the offshore structure to the seabed. It acts as a crucial bonding agent, securing the foundation and preventing any potential movement or instability caused by the dynamic forces of wind, waves, and currents. A well-executed grouting operation ensures the integrity and durability… Read more »

RTsys take delivery of another 20 Pathfinder DVLs and 10 Wayfinder DVLs from Teledyne Marine

Specialist of Acoustics and Drones, RTsys is proud to announce continued collaboration with Teledyne Marine with further orders for RDI DVLs as demand continues to grow for its range of specialist AUVs comprising of the SEMA ASW training target, COMET-300, NemoSens AUV and µAUV for scientific, industrial and defense applications. “When it comes to performance,… Read more »

RP Global and Marguerite finalized the sale of two Polish wind farms to ENGIE Zielona Energia

RP Global, one of Poland’s leading players in the renewable energy sector, and Marguerite, a pan-European investor and our co-shareholder of 49.99% have finalized the sale of two wind farms totaling 103 MW to ENGIE Zielona Energia. The agreement was signed on 28 July 2023, and the transaction was successfully completed following approval from Poland’s… Read more »

VideoRay Acquires Blue Ring Imaging’s AI Capabilities to Vastly Improve the Efficiency of Unmanned Systems

POTTSTOWN, Pa., October 4, 2023 – VideoRay, the producer of the Mission Specialist Defender robot recently selected by the US Navy for underwater mine detection and disposal, announced today that it has successfully acquired Blue Ring Imaging, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based innovator in 3D visualization, multi-view perception, and simulation for unmanned systems. Blue Ring Imaging,… Read more »

New Head of Construction and Operations for Natural Power France

Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has appointed Fabien Vacher as Head of Construction and Operations in France. He joins from Nordex Acciona where he was Director of Wind Construction and latterly Director of Wind Maintenance, responsible for wind maintenance activities in France and Belgium covering 220 wind farms, 1200 wind… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders XL cable-laying vessel Fleeming Jenkin

Jan De Nul Group orders Fleeming Jenkin, an extra-large cable-laying vessel, at the CMHI Haimen shipyard. With an unrivalled cable-carrying capacity of 28,000 tonnes, the vessel will serve the renewable energy and subsea cable industry in installing cables over longer distances and in deeper waters. The vessel will be delivered in 2026.   Caption: Fleeming… Read more »

Successful conclusion of the 7th Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts – CWW 2023 in Croatia

September 26, 2023 – The “7th Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts – CWW 2023” concluded last week in Šibenik, Croatia, with a primary focus on identifying sustainable solutions for wind farm development. This prominent event, organized by Croatian companies OIKON and Supernatural, under the patronage of the European Parliament and the Croatian Ministry… Read more »

New programme focused on reducing risk and cost of floating wind is launched by Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) has launched its fourth key strategic programme this week – focused on reducing risk and costs associated with floating offshore wind, and supporting supply chain growth in construction, operations and maintenance. The new strategic programme, ‘Construction, Operations and Maintenance’, builds on previous… Read more »

NKT secures framework agreement and record order for five power cable projects supporting the German Energiewende

NKT secures framework agreement and record order for five power cable projects supporting the German Energiewende NKT has been awarded a combination of five on- and offshore power cable projects embedded in a long-term framework agreement by the German TSO 50Hertz. With a combined value of approx. EUR 3.5bn, the order is a new company… Read more »

Natural Power supports Innergex accelerate renewable project growth in France

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided vendor’s due diligence to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (“Innergex”) in support of its long-term co-investment agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances to provide additional equity commitment for the development and financing of ongoing renewable energy projects in France. Pierre Warlop, Managing Director of Natural Power… Read more »

ORE Catapult launches first floating offshore wind supply chain development programme in Wales with Floventis Energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales – specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. ORE Catapult is partnering with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1 and 2 in the Celtic Sea, to deliver ‘F4OR… Read more »

Natural Power appoints Energy Storage Technical Director

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Tom Sklaschus as Energy Storage – Technical Director. Based in the company’s Glasgow office, Tom leads Natural Power’s energy storage consultancy services with a focus on development support, procurement and construction management. As part of this role, he supports major developers, investors and owners… Read more »

New partnership for setting up greener State of Maine, USA

FibreMax from the Netherlands announced a new collaboration with PelaStar, Yale Cordage and Avient Dyneema focusing on enhancing local content development and driving economic growth in the State of Maine’s floating wind sector. With the ambitions of localizing the supply chain and leveraging the collective expertise, the partners aim to minimize environmental impact, reduce project… Read more »


ASL SAFETY & TRAINING) has announced today that it has in recent weeks received approval for delivery of STCW 95, Marine Training Programmes from the Department of The Marine & Marine Survey Office. The addition of these programmes continues our investment and innovation in this area. We are continuing to add further programmes over the… Read more »

Glamox lands contract to light Havfram Wind’s two next-generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Oslo, Norway, 18 September 2023:  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a major contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited, of China, to light Havfram Wind’s two new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV). These new vessels will be capable of installing the next generation of giant wind turbines with rotor blades… Read more »

The DemoSATH project starts supplying energy to the Spanish grid

Bilbao, September 18, 2023. The floating offshore wind project DemoSATH, led by the Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies, in collaboration with the German energy company RWE Offshore Wind and the Japanese company THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC. (KEPCO), achieves a significant milestone as it commences electricity generation. In August DemoSATH was installed offshore… Read more »

TrueOcean and merge to become a leading Cloud Geodata Specialist – Their digital technology drives the energy transition.

Kiel, 18 September 2023 The merger of three Kiel-based software companies, GmbH, TrueOcean GmbH and NatureConnect GmbH, marks a significant step forward in the use of digital technology for a sustainable future. These companies, which specialise in the management of geospatial data on land and at sea, have joined forces to form “”. The… Read more »

Making a meaningful difference to the green agenda By Nick Dimock, Founder at 350PPM

The devasting effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world as we are fast approaching a 1.5°C rise in global temperature – a crucial tipping point after which irreversible damage will be done. To curb global warming, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared with 2019 levels – taking CO₂ levels… Read more »

Former BOEM Director Amanda Lefton to Receive 2023 Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind

BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to develop offshore wind and build a dedicated supply chain in the United States, today announced former Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Amanda Lefton as its Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind recipient. Ms. Lefton… Read more »

Natural Power appointed for North Kyle wind farm construction

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer providing construction management services to Brockwell Energy’s North Kyle onshore wind farm in East Ayrshire, Scotland.  The 49-turbine development in the North Kyle Forest will have a nominal capacity of up to 220MW, with turbine tip heights at a maximum… Read more »

Powering up the Workforce

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade, with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved. However, the new Powering up the… Read more »

The dynamic is there”: Federal Minister Habeck opens German wind fair

Wind industry in high spirits at Husum Wind 2023 / 600 exhibitors expect 15,000 trade visitors / Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics Lies and Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Conversion Goldschmidt underline the importance of wind energy and renewable energies for the states’ policies  Husum | 12 September 2023 – Today, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for… Read more »

Study highlights significant design advances across floating offshore wind sector

The UK’s renewable energy sector is well placed to take advantage of the expected boom in floating offshore wind technology, a new study suggests. Writing in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews journal, researchers from the University of Plymouth highlight that huge advances in platform technology have taken place over the past two decades. This… Read more »

Ore Catapult Launches New Programme For Companies In Caithness, Sutherland And Orkney To Break Into Offshore Renewable Energy

Businesses across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney aiming to enter the rapidly expanding offshore renewable energy sector can apply to a regional Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme for the first time today (Tuesday). The industry leading F4OR supply chain growth programme will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and supported by £125,000… Read more »

Econowind scales up with support from NOM and Horizon Flevoland

Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 11 September 2023 – Using the power of the wind, ocean-going vessels can sail more efficiently. Dutch company Econowind builds ‘VentoFoils’ in Zeewolde and Warten. These sails enable ship owners to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. This contributes to making the shipping industry more sustainable. The Investment and Development Agency… Read more »

Vaisala’s WindCube Nacelle Turbulence Intensity algorithm improvements demonstrate high measurement accuracy and data coverage for wind energy applications

The first lidar classified according to the IEC 61400-50-3 standard, WindCube Nacelle’s unique Turbulence Intensity algorithm is an important step for increasing nacelle-mounted lidar usage in wind energy Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar provides accurate Turbulence… Read more »

Beyond The Scope Of Supply: Vos Prodect’s Supporting Role To Ensure The Successful Deployment of Submarine Cables

In the ever-evolving world of offshore energy and telecommunications, success depends not only on value engineered cable protection systems but also on comprehensive support and expertise. At Vos Prodect, we understand that our role extends far beyond supplying submarine cable accessories. We’re dedicated to ensuring the success of your projects, every step of the way…. Read more »