Category: Wind

Youwind’s Tools for Rapid Offshore Wind Screening adopted by ACCIONA Energía

Leading global developer deploys Youwind’s web-based technology to expedite early phase development for a growing offshore wind pipeline Barcelona, 30th April 2024 — Youwind Renewables, a leading provider of web-based solutions for optimizing early-stage offshore wind development, has announced that Acciona Energía, a global leader in renewable energy, is using its technology to accelerate offshore… Read more »

Windward Offshore orders SEAONICS ECMC cranes for CSOV newbuild duo

SEAONICS will supply 3D Electric Controlled Motion Compensated (ECMC) cranes to two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) under construction for the German shipowner at Norwegian shipbuilder VARD. The order marks the 9th and 10th units sold since the first next-generation ECMC crane was delivered last year. Ambitious new customer The order marks SEAONICS’ first equipment… Read more »

World-first electric CTV to be built in UK with Volvo Penta IPS

A Crew Transfer Vessel’s diesel engines will be replaced with a zero-emissions Volvo Penta solution to create the world’s first retrofitted Electric Crew Transfer Vessel (E-CTV). Using an existing vessel delivers better circularity and sustainability and helped make the project one of just 10 leading-edge developments awarded UK government funding as part of an industry-led… Read more »

For immediate release – Jungle AI and MO4 announce partnership to minimise downtime in the maritime industry

Amsterdam, 29 April 2024 – Dutch companies Jungle AI and MO4 have partnered up to increase efficiency in the offshore sector by minimising vessel downtime. This partnership has allowed the two companies to combine their groundbreaking technologies to increase uptime and profitability in the maritime sector. Unplanned vessel downtime results in substantial losses every year…. Read more »

New Report Shows Louisiana’s Energy Expertise Can Fuel Offshore Wind Job and Economic Benefits

Five recommendations will help Louisiana lead on supply chain demand across the country New Orleans, LA — A new report released today shows Louisiana businesses and workers stand to benefit from expansion of offshore wind nationally and in the Gulf of Mexico. The “Louisiana Offshore Wind Supply Chain Assessment,” released by the Southeastern Wind Coalition,… Read more »

Global challenge seeks innovative ways to manage emergencies on full-scale floating offshore wind turbines

Norwegian Offshore Wind partners with Wazoku to tap into the expertise and knowledge of its 700,000-strong crowd 29 April 2024 – Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) has launched a new crowdsourcing campaign with innovation scale-up Wazoku, aiming to capture new ways to manage emergencies on full-scale floating offshore wind turbines. The challenge—Floating Offshore Wind—Safe Solutions for… Read more »

Vattenfall bank on Lidar for German wind developments

Fleet of ZX Lidars to support TR6 standalone Lidar bankable energy yield assessments Progressing a portfolio of new wind development opportunities in Germany, Vattenfall has confirmed a fleet of ground-based ZX 300 wind Lidars will be deployed for wind resource assessments. The Lidars remotely determine the available wind characteristics including wind speed uniquely from ground… Read more »

Ørsted inaugurates the Asia-Pacific region’s largest offshore wind farms

Ørsted is proud to announce the inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. With a total installed capacity of 900 MW, the two offshore wind farms are in operation and fully connected to the grid, making them the largest of their kind in Taiwan and in the Asia-Pacific region. Today’s inauguration… Read more »

‘Invisible met mast’ deployed at Wilson Renewables’ Bankend Rig III Wind Farm

Natural Power’s Wind Resource Assessment sees 12-month wind Lidar campaign with ZX Measurement Services The Wilson family supports clean energy generation with the aim of contributing to ‘Net Zero’ and protecting the planet for future generations. Bankend Rig 3 is the latest proposed development by Wilson Renewables, a subsidiary of Wilson Forest Products, consisting of… Read more »

BW Ideol unveils its standard floating foundation for mass production with a disruptive market approach

During the FOWT event in Marseille, BW Ideol, one of the global leaders in the sector, unveiled its brand-new market approach combining standardization and mass production to a selected panel of utilities and partners. With over 22 GW already awarded in Scotland, around 8 GW in the USA, and several GW currently being awarded or… Read more »

Associated British Ports to showcase sector leading experience at Offshore Wind Connections conference 2024

Associated British Ports (ABP) is pleased to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the Offshore Wind Connections 2024 (OWC2024) conference and exhibition, taking place on May 1st – 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Hull. Celebrating its eleventh year, OWC2024 has established itself as one of the premier events in the UK offshore… Read more »

Port of Newcastle looking to become floating wind hub

The Port of Newcastle has revealed its intention to become an offshore wind hub and to service floating wind turbine projects in the Hunter offshore wind zone. The Australian port is owned by Macquarie’s Infrastructure Fund and China Merchants Port Holdings Company. It is located adjacent to the 1,854 sq km Hunter offshore wind zone. It… Read more »

Octopus invests in floating foundations firm

Octopus Energy’s generation arm has invested in Ocergy, which aims to make floating offshore wind farms across the world become cheaper and faster to build. Ocergy has an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing floating foundations, drastically reducing the time and cost of building them, according to Octopus. Headquartered in the US and has operations… Read more »

CBED installs permanent gangway on Wind Creation and signs contract for new project

CBED has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for their new SOV, Wind Creation’s, first project as part of the CBED fleet. With this new walk-to-work project, the SOV joins commissioning an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The project commences end of Q2 2024 and runs for the remainder of the year,… Read more »

Jobs boost for renewable energy supply chain, report from trade body finds

90% of businesses included in the Supply Chain Impact Statement have hired new recruits to work exclusively in renewable energy   40 Scottish businesses included in Scottish Renewables annual showcase  Scottish Renewables today (April 24) published the latest edition of its  Supply Chain Impact Statement which has found 90% of the companies included in the report hired new… Read more »

“Made in Germany”: WAB e.V. together with innovative companies at the IPF24 in New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, April 23, 2024: The German Wind Industry and Hydrogen Association WAB e.V. will present the “German Pavilion” from April 23 – 25, represented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection in cooperation with the Trade Fair Committee of German Business (Stand 2143). Visit us and discuss the current topics of offshore… Read more »

CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses. Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while… Read more »

CSO Marine Group launches CSO Engineering to consolidate project engineering in Europe and the US

Offshore solutions provider CSO Marine Group has launched its project engineering operations under the brand name CSO Engineering. Born out of the engineering capabilities of Offshore Operations Ltd, CSO Engineering provides technical engineering, project management and offshore consultancy services to clients in Europe and the United States. Joshua Brennan will lead CSO Engineering as Managing… Read more »

New UK-US collaboration targets innovative UK support for floating wind technology in the United States

Applications open today (18 April 2024) for a unique project that could expand the US market for innovative UK companies developing technology which can help support the growing floating offshore wind market in the United States. The ‘UK-US Floating Offshore Wind Supply Chain Innovation Bilateral (FLOWB)’ supply chain programme brings together the Offshore Renewable Energy… Read more »

VIKING and HeliService USA sign PPE agreement to serve U.S. offshore wind safety needs

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a strategic agreement with HeliService USA, ensuring that the helicopter service provider has a single and continuous source of fully certified personal protective equipment to uphold offshore wind industry safety standards along the U.S. East Coast. Building on enduring relations between the companies, the agreement includes personal protective equipment (PPE)… Read more »

TWD Installation Equipment Designs ready to assist in Hai Long OWF Installation

April 16, 2024 Last week, the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project announced the official launch of offshore construction. TWD , a leading engineering company in the offshore wind market, was awarded the tailored design of the pin pile installation equipment by CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE). TWD’s tailored designs will play a key role in… Read more »


Høvik, Norway, 15 April 2024: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been selected by Equinor to provide verification services for FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) of the substation of the Bandibuli / Firefly floating wind farm. The wind farm comprises two 75 km2 areas, 70 km offshore Ulsan in South Korea. DNV… Read more »

EchoSense study receives final approval from DOE

Now concluded, approved, and published by the US Department of Energy (DOE), this multiyear study confirms the system’s effectiveness and enables broader adoption of EchoSense as a smart curtailment solution in the United States, in turn, advancing the clean energy transition by maximizing the productivity of wind assets. Natural Power was awarded funding by the… Read more »

Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits

A wind farm between Longtown and Gretna has paid more than £1m in grants to the local community.   The nine turbines at Beck Burn began generating electricity in 2017 producing enough power for 18,000 homes.   As part of the scheme, operator EDF Renewables UK agreed to pay £155,250 a year tocommunity projects within… Read more »

Collett Transport Delivers Two 178Te transformers in 7 days to Biggleswade substation.

Working on behalf of Hyundai Electric UK, in conjunction with National Grid, Collett Transport has successfully delivered two 178Te supergrid transformers from Tilbury Dock in Essex to National Grid’s Biggleswade substation in Bedfordshire. Each transformer measured 9.0 metres long, 5.4 metres wide and 5.0 metres in height; combining with the trailer for a total vehicle… Read more »

SCADA International acquires Quantec Systems GmbH to drive international expansion and expand software offerings

SCADA International, the leading software and control systems provider to the renewable energy sector, is embarking on yet a significant strategic move with the acquisition of Quantec Systems GmbH. This expansion marks a pivotal step in SCADA International’s ambitious growth, adding 10,000 renewable assets and boosting the total installed capacity to an impressive 44 GW…. Read more »

19 North East businesses selected for offshore renewables supply chain programme

  Nineteen businesses in the North East of Scotland have been selected for the successful Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) supply chain support programme – ready to accelerate companies into the offshore renewable energy market. F4OR North East is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ Ltd),… Read more »

“We stand at a tipping point”: Wärtsilä calls for urgent action to enable more flexible power systems

Technology group Wärtsilä is calling for urgent action to enable more flexibility in power systems around the world, as we reach a crucial renewable energy tipping point. According to the IEA World Energy Outlook1 the amount of renewables deployed globally is set to double by 2030, with inflexible generation forecast to decline rapidly, including a 20%… Read more »

WindEnergy Hamburg: Ready to transition!

From equipment and component manufacturers to project developers and operators, and through to scientists and politicians, WindEnergy Hamburg, held from 24 to 27 September 2024, will the meeting place of the entire international wind energy sector. Repowering, grid intertie challenges and new energy storage solutions are at the top of the agenda. The goal is… Read more »

Port of Argentia Marine Terminal Expansion Receives Environmental Release by Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Port of Argentia has reached a significant milestone in its Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project with the decision by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), that following a review and public consultations, an impact assessment is not required for the project. In its release, IAAC stated, “In light of the factors considered, the… Read more »

AEROX Accelerates Wind Energy Sector Growth with Next-Generation Coatings for Turbine Blade Protection

Valencia, Spain – April 8, 2024 – After two years of collaboration under a Joint Research and Development Agreement (JRDA) with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, AEROX proudly announces the launch of its latest innovation in wind turbine blade protection: AROLEP® 940 and AROLEP® 940 bio coatings. Leveraging MCC’s… Read more »


Positive sentiment of the energy sector remains remarkably steady at around 74% Political uncertainty, as the world readies for a tsunami of elections, has been highlighted by the energy sector in DNV’s analysis of the views of nearly 1,300 senior energy professionals around the globe. Rising costs and supply chain disruptions are threatening the viability… Read more »

Reducing production and consumption growth in high-income countries: is it good for tackling climate change?

A new study led by Jarmo Kikstra, a research scholar in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, explores whether reducing production and consumption growth could make a significant contribution to resolving the climate crisis. As the effects of climate change become more severe and the scale of environmental damage gains magnitude, some researchers disagree… Read more »

Maritime Minister, Lord Davies, learns about ABP’s ambitious plans for Port Talbot

Associated British Ports (ABP) was delighted to welcome Maritime Minister, Lord Byron Davies, to ABP’s port at Port Talbot on Friday 5 April, for a site tour and to learn more about ABP’s ambitious plans to transform the port into a major hub for Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) and wider green energy developments. Graeme Power-Hosking,… Read more »

Invisible 12-Hour Energy Storage Project To Chase Oil Shale From Estonia

The hits just keep on coming for fossil energy stakeholders. The latest field to face down reality is the oil shale business, which depends on favorable energy policies in Estonia and elsewhere for support. Now it’s about to get the boot. Instead, Estonia is turning the spotlight on its considerable offshore wind resources and a… Read more »

CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses. Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while… Read more »