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In the offshore news we inform you about the latest news about offshore wind farm projects, companies, policy and technology, sourced from all important international journals and websites.

  • 14.12.2018 US Bags $405.1 Million on Equinor, Mayflower, Vineyard Wind’s Massachusetts Bids

    Offshore wind farms at three lease areas off Massachusetts will be built by Equinor (former Statoil), Mayflower Wind Energy (a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell) and Vineyard Wind, which will pay a...

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  • 14.12.2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Day 2 Starts

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

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  • 14.12.2018 Floating LiDAR Deployed at Moray West OWF Site

    Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Ltd. has installed an EOLOS floating LiDAR buoy at the Moray West offshore wind farm site, located next to the Moray East and Beatrice offshore wind farms.

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  • 14.12.2018 Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg Uni to Lead Offshore Wind Cost-Cutting Initiative

    Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

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  • 14.12.2018 Ørsted Establishes Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

    Ørsted has taken a concrete step towards protecting marine flora and fauna at its offshore wind farm sites with its offshore wind biodiversity policy, announced on 13 December. 

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  • 14.12.2018 Mick George Moving Earth for Triton Knoll

    Construction specialist Mick George Ltd has been appointed on behalf of J. Murphy and Sons Ltd to complete earthworks at the main onshore cable site for the Triton Knoll wind farm offshore...

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  • 14.12.2018 Record-Shattering Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Enters Day Two

    Three commercial wind leases offshore Massachusetts have brought in a total of USD 285 million in bids in the first 24 auction rounds, sending a strong signal that developers are committed to the US...

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  • 13.12.2018 MHI Vestas Carries Out Sales Exec Changes

    MHI Vestas has promoted its current Vice President of Europe Sales Hans Henrik Jensen as Chief Sales Officer.

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  • 13.12.2018 Ørsted Picks Greater Changhua Financing Team

    Ørsted has appointed the Bank of Taiwan, Cathay United Bank and BNP Paribas as lead arrangers for financing the Greater Changhua offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

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  • 13.12.2018 Report: Offshore Wind Puts Wales on Fast Track to Reaching Renewable Energy Goals

    Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its...

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  • 13.12.2018 New Project Tackles Biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci, and E.ON have joined forces to launch the CleanWinTur project to combat...

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  • 13.12.2018 Seacat Goes Digital on Vessel Monitoring

    Seacat Services has installed Reygar’s BareFLEET monitoring system across its entire fleet of offshore energy support vessels.

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  • 13.12.2018 BMO Extends CTV Motion Monitoring Deal with Ørsted

    Ørsted has awarded BMO Offshore with a contract extension for the supply of vessel motion monitoring systems onboard its crew transfer vessels (CTVs).

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  • 13.12.2018 New Senvion CEO Taking Helm in January

    Senvion's newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Yves Rannou will officially take over the role on 1 January 2019.

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  • 13.12.2018 Ørsted Starts Building Borssele O&M Base

    Ørsted has started building the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in Vlissingen-Buitenhaven at the North Sea Port, the Netherlands.

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  • 13.12.2018 EGS Wraps Up Geotechnical Surveys Offshore Taiwan

    EGS Group has completed two geotechnical campaigns for offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

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  • 13.12.2018 Dudgeon Owners Sign Refinancing Deal

    Equinor, Masdar and China Resources Group, the owners of the Dudgeon wind farm, have signed a hybrid refinancing of GBP 1.4 billion (EUR 1.55 billion).

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  • 13.12.2018 Sif and Smulders Win SeaMade Contract

    Dredging International has contracted Sif to produce the monopiles and, in joint venture with Smulders, the transition pieces for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.

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  • 13.12.2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Showdown Starts

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.

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  • 12.12.2018 Formosa 2 Power Purchase Agreement All Set

    Swancor has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.

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  • 12.12.2018 SeaTwirl, Floating Power Plant Secure EU Funding

    SeaTwirl and Floating Power Plant have joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) which has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.

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  • 12.12.2018 Roll Group Unveils TP Transport Concept

    Roll Group has developed a detachable base frame for the onshore transport of transition pieces using its self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT).

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  • 12.12.2018 Horizon Geobay Wraps Up 2018 Inch Cape Site Surveys

    The MV Horizon Geobay has completed the 2018 site investigation campaign on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm at the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.

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  • 12.12.2018 Ndurance Completes Cable Trencher Tests in Rotterdam

    Boskalis' cable laying vessel Ndurance has completed cable trencher tests in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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  • 12.12.2018 Virginia Offshore Wind Project Brings Subsea 7 to the US

    Ørsted North America has awarded Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) with a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the U.S.

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  • 12.12.2018 Energy Powerhouses Call For Offshore Wind-Hydrogen Combo in Germany

    Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.

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  • 11.12.2018 GWEC Advises Against Unilateral Feed-in-Tariff Changes in Taiwan

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects.

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  • 11.12.2018 GeoSea Picks Alewijnse Heli Deck Tech for Apollo

    GeoSea has awarded Alewijnse Marine with a contract for the electrical installation of a helicopter deck on its multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo.

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  • 11.12.2018 DecomTools Project Seeks Sustainable End-of-Life Solutions

    The European Union’s Interreg North Sea will fund the DecomTools project to develop eco-innovative concepts for the end-of-life for offshore wind farms.

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  • 11.12.2018 EU Commission Okays Dunkirk OWF Funding Plan

    The European Commission had approved the public funding that France plans to put in place for the construction of the Dunkirk offshore wind farm.

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