Category: Wind

30 GW offshore wind energy by 2030: Target is good – accelerate and stabilize expansion now

Due to wrongly set political framework conditions, no wind turbine construction activity took place in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea in the entire year 2021. Motivated by the need for climate protection and economic sustainability, the new German government has set higher and more long-term targets in the coalition agreement. These must now… Read more »

Luxcara acquires Dutch offshore wind farm stake from Van Oord

Renewable energy asset manager Luxcara and marine construction company Van Oord completed the sale and transfer of Van Oord’s 10% participation in Blauwwind to Luxcara at the end of December 2021. In 2016, the Blauwwind consortium was awarded the concession to design, construct, operate and maintain one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms located… Read more »

DEME further reinforces fleet with acquisition of offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Antwerp (BE) – DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’. Representing a substantial investment, this move highlights DEME’s commitment to its customers, and supports the continued growth of the offshore wind industry. This latest addition to its… Read more »

INEOS signs renewable power deal with Eneco: Increases total Belgian offshore wind generation to over 200MW and reduces CO2 emissions by nearly 3 million tonnes

INEOS has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with sustainable energy producer Eneco.  Under the terms of the ten-year deal, which begins in 2022, INEOS will purchase 65,5-Megawatt (250 GWh per annum) of off-shore wind power from Eneco, produced at the SeaMade offshore wind park in the Belgian… Read more »

Nordex receives order for 43 MW from Spain from RWE Renewables Iberia

Hamburg, 12 January 2022. End of 2021, the Nordex Group secured an order from Spain: for RWE Renewables Iberia, the manufacturer is supplying nine N149/4.X turbines for the “Rea Unificado” wind farm project. The order also includes a service contract for a period of two years. The 43.2 MW “Rea Unificado” wind farm is being… Read more »

Jan De Nul launched its Next Generation Offshore Wind Intallation Vessel Les Alizés

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched its Offshore Installation Vessel Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest Heavy Lift Vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to… Read more »

Certex UK Opens in Taiwan, Targets Renewables

Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK will serve the renewable energy market from a new office in Taiwan, which will begin operations on 1 January 2022. Certex UK is part of the Lifting Solutions Group, one of six divisions within the Axel Johnson International business. Certex provides products and services to various stakeholders within the wind energy… Read more »

GDG recently established a USA presence to support the rapidly evolving offshore wind market in the United States

Providence, USA, January 5, 2022 – Offshore consultancy, GDG, is excited to announce it is officially open for business in the United States! As we enter into a New Year, the consultancy team at GDG is making resolutions for how we support the USA offshore wind market with specialist geo-solutions. We are approaching 2022 with… Read more »

Nordex Group receives an order for 380 MW in Finland

Hamburg, 4 January 2022. At the end of 2021, the Nordex Group received an order for the 380 MW Pjelax-Böle-Kristinestad Norr wind farm cluster in Finland. Finnish utility company Fortum signed and closed an agreement with the Nordex Group to supply, install and commission 56 N163 wind turbines of the latest 6.X variant. This is… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola partner on service contracts totaling close to 2 GW at 69 wind farms in Spain and Portugal

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed several maintenance contracts totaling 1,928 MW at 69 of the energy group’s wind farms in Spain and Portugal for a period of between three and five years. The agreements cover a total of 1,963 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines of the G4X (660 kW unit power), G5X (850 kW), G8/9X… Read more »

Powering ahead in India: Siemens Gamesa clocks third major order for its 3.X platform with NIIF backed Ayana Renewable Power

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in India from Ayana Renewable Power Six Private Limited to supply a 302MW project, providing another boost to the country’s wind energy drive. A total of 84 units of the SG 3.6-145 wind turbines will be installed for the project in the Gadag district, Karnataka State. Ayana first… Read more »

Safeway secures rental contract extension Seagull gangway for campaign offshore Taiwan

Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment has secured an extension of an existing rental contract supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa.  Safeway is presently market leader in Motion Compensated Gangways in the challenging waters of Taiwan. Safeway customers… Read more »

DNV provides certification services for Hexicon’s floating wind demonstrator project TwinWay

Høvik, 21 December 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has provided Hexicon with a Statement of Feasibility for its TwinWay demonstrator which will be installed and operated at Metcentre, off the coast of Norway. With achieving this first step in the certification process, DNV considers the TwinWay concept feasible for further… Read more »

The Nordex Group receives 110 MW order from Statkraft in Chile

Hamburg, 17 December 2021. Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, the Norwegian Statkraft, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for 19 N163/5.X turbines for Chile. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering three years.  The Delta4000 turbines are intended for the 110 MW “Torsa” project. The wind farm will be built… Read more »

Dieseko supplies world’s largest Vibratory Hammer to Saipem for Monopile installation on Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Dieseko, the Dutch manufacturer of Innovative Foundation Equipment, has secured a contract with Saipem for the supply of the Vibratory Hammer used to install the Monopiles on the Calvados Offshore Wind Farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer). The Calvados OWF is a 450MW offshore wind farm (64 Wind Turbines) and is located approximately 15km north of the city of… Read more »

Liebherr blade bearings for tomorrow’s service operations

Nussbaumen (Switzerland), November 4, 2021  Liebherr opens up new possibilities for wind turbine operators and service providers with optimised blade bearings in 3-row roller bearing design. Thanks to said bearings, the service life of wind turbines is extended even under high loads. A new chapter in service operations: Liebherr is now also offering the state-of-the-art… Read more »

DNV provides technical due diligence for leading Australian bus electrification project

New South Wales Bus Depot integrates EV Technology with Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to develop green transport and provide grid response services Melbourne, Australia, 26 October 2021 –– DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is participating in one of Australia’s leading end-to-end bus depot electrification projects. The AUD$40-million initiative in New South… Read more »

WINDESCO UNVEILS MARKET-FIRST SWARM™ TECH TO TRANSFORM WIND FARM PROFITABILITY

Cooperative turbine control system unlocks fleet optimization, providing 3-5% AEP improvement and a 3-4x return on investment over two years Boston, MA, USA – 26th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, has launched WindESCo Swarm™ – the world’s first commercially available, patented, solution for autonomous,… Read more »

WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows

Marine low-speed engine developer WinGD has strengthened its training capabilities as the number of gas-fuelled vessels on order surges. Among the investments, the company has expanded its network of training locations and added new online tools, making it even easier for ship operators to give their crews the skills they need. According to DNV’s Alternative… Read more »

SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR WIND TURBINE FIRE SUPPRESSION PROMPTS TEAM EXPANSION AT FIRETRACE

–       Firetrace International strengthens its renewables expertise with the appointment of a global BDM, while new Head of Marketing arrives from clean energy sector –       New hires come following a shift in the wind industry that has led to a heightened focus on safety and reliability  Scottsdale, 26th October… Read more »

Sunfish successfully reburies export cable at Eneco’s Luchterduinen Wind Farm

Another milestone achievement for Jan De Nul’s innovative intertidal trenching vehicle Sunfish Jan De Nul successfully reburied an export cable of Eneco’s Luchterduinen wind farm. A tailor-made solution was offered by modifying Jan De Nul’s in-house designed and fabricated intertidal trencher Sunfish. The reburial was executed without interruption of the offshore wind farm production during… Read more »

WINDESCO ANNOUNCES THREEFOLD RISE IN BOOKINGS IN RECORD QUARTER

Optimization pioneer ramps up client portfolio as trusted partner driving AEP gains for global wind industry Burlington, MA, USA – 20th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, celebrated its most successful quarter to date with a three-fold increase in bookings against Q2, thanks to deals… Read more »

Testing confirms CRP Subsea’s Bend Stiffener prolongs the fatigue life of a power cable

CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than… Read more »

The UK Government has today (October 19) published the Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise the installation of low-carbon heating systems and replace old boilers over the coming decade.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the announcement today from the UK Government of its plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, with more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. It’s crucial that people and business across the UK are incentivised to move… Read more »

Important milestone: Deutsche WindGuard is ISO 45001 certified

Occupational health and safety management system now firmly embedded Varel, 2021-10-19: With the successful certification according to ISO 45001, Deutsche WindGuard has now firmly embedded its occupational health and safety management system in its corporate philosophy. “Workplace safety and the health of our employees are top priorities in our organisa- tion. This certification in accordance… Read more »

DNV acts as lenders technical advisor to successful financial close for the world’s first multi-megawatt integrated solar and green hydrogen power plant in Western French Guiana

Paris, France – 19 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as the lenders technical advisor and provided technical due diligence reviewing the world’s largest power plant project combining photovoltaic energy and massive storage of 128MWh by “Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais” (CEOG). Meridiam, the main shareholder and developer… Read more »

Deputy First Minister addresses renewable energy event as part of COP26 tour

Reception at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on Friday (Oct 15) brought together those working in area’s green energy industry ahead of COP26 Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP addressed a renewable energy event in Pitlochry last week (Oct 15). The reception, held at SSE Renewables’ Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, brought together representatives of renewable energy companies operating… Read more »

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines as MAN ES opens new route to sustainable sailing for gas carriers

ABB Turbocharging to deliver A200-L turbochargers for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers   Low-pressure dual-fuel engine offers environmental and transitional benefits of LNG at reduced capital cost Order highlights crucial role for turbochargers in enabling new engine concepts ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six… Read more »

Nordex Group achieves order intake of over 1.8 gigawatts in the third quarter of 2021

Hamburg, October 14, 2021. In the third quarter of 2021, the Nordex Group received orders for 389 wind turbines with a total rated output of 1,829 megawatts (MW), up from 271 wind turbines with 1,229 MW in the third quarter of the previous year. Turbines of the Delta4000 series accounted for 1,391 MW or 76… Read more »

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Jan De Nul Group signs the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one topside for the Gode Wind 3 and the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms. This T&I contract will be the first assignment for Jan De Nul’s NextGen Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés, a seaworthy Ultra-Low Emission… Read more »

ONYX INSIGHT SURPASSES 2GW BENCHMARK IN MONITORING OF CLEARWAY WIND PORTFOLIO

Five-year relationship sees 850+ turbines employing ecoCMS hardware and fleetMONITOR software to cut costs for Clearway’s wind fleet, with more to follow Nottingham, 13th October 2021 – Clearway Energy Group, a prominent US renewables developer and owner-operator, and ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry,… Read more »

New research which shows a more ambitious onshore wind target for Scotland could produce £27.8 billion of economic activity while helping meet the country’s net-zero target has been published today.

The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus also contains new polling which shows Scots are in favour of new onshore wind development and reform of the planning system. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: “The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus published today shows the enormous benefits of increasing our ambition for Scotland’s outstanding wind resource… Read more »

Scottish Government Heat and Buildings Strategy published

The Scottish Government has today (October 7) published the Heat in Buildings Strategy setting out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: We welcome today’s publication… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés from the Italian Company Remazel Engineering S.p.A

Jan De Nul awards Remazel S.p.A. for the design and manufacture of a fully automated monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel, Les Alizés. Jan De Nul continues to invest in new mission equipment to find solutions for next generation offshore wind installation challenges. The automated monopile installation system on deck increases safety and… Read more »

Finnish maritime expo Navigate targets global audience in 2022

Finland’s biggest maritime event, Navigate, will look beyond its well-established local base when it returns next year. The exhibition and conference, to be held at Turku Fair Center on 1-2 June, will cater for international visitors and exhibitors with an agenda highlighting the Nordic region’s critical contribution to today’s most urgent maritime issues, as well… Read more »