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China’s first 2,000-ton offshore wind power installation platform delivered in Guangzhou – China Daily


China’s first 2,000-ton offshore wind power installation platform was delivered for use in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Wednesday, according to China Daily. It will help make a deeper exploration of offshore wind power potential for the country in the months to come. The platform, named Baihetan, is the first offshore wind… Read More

Bourbon creates new offshore wind division


Building on more than 10 years experience in the installation of the main floating wind farm prototypes in Europe, Paris-headquartered offshore services specialist Bourbon has established a new division dedicated to offshore wind. It says the new Bourbon Wind division will support its ambition to become a major player across the entire offshore wind value chain: pre-studies,… Read More

Six European Ports Collaborate to Support Offshore Wind Growth

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One of the challenges created by the rapid expansion of the offshore wind industry is the need for port facilities to support the industry both during its installation and later for maintenance and operations. In many parts of the world, they are struggling with the need to support the industry while analysts warn that the… Read More

Wind-Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa Lays Off 2,900 Workers


Siemens Gamesa intends to lay off 2,900 employees after revealing that inflation and supply chain issues are affecting its bottom line. Rising costs for energy, raw materials and transport are cutting into margins, while shortages of components, port congestion and supply delays are impacting production. Three days after the world’s largest offshore wind turbine maker… Read More

Investing in the future: Major crane upgrade for offshore installation vessel Aeolus


Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 28 September 2022 – Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus will get a major crane upgrade. By installing a new, longer boom on Aeolus’ existing crane, the vessel will be ready to handle the newest generation up to 15 MW turbines for offshore wind projects. Van Oord decided to upgrade the Aeolus… Read More

Ørsted completes divestment of 50 % of Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm


Further to our company announcement issued on 28 March 2022, Ørsted has today completed the divestment of 50 % of Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm to a consortium comprising AXA IM Alts, acting on behalf of clients, and Crédit Agricole Assurances. The information provided in this announcement does not change Ørsted’s previous financial guidance for the financial… Read More

Kumul offers to acquire 5% stake in PNG LNG project from Santos


Santos has received an offer from Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) national oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum to acquire a 5% stake in the former’s $19bn PNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, located near Port Moresby, for approximately $1.4bn. The consideration of the binding conditional offer includes a proportionate share of project finance debt of nearly $300m. Kumul Petroleum… Read More

Blade Installation Vessel Could Solve Large Wind Turbine Challenges

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Rapid growth in the offshore wind sector and the move to larger wind turbines with longer blades is giving rise to the need for more specialized installation vessels. In the latest proposal, designers at GustoMSC working with NOV Lifting & Handling have developed a design for a specialized smaller lifting vessel for blades that they… Read More

Design for Floating Offshore Substation to Support Floating Wind Farms


As wind farms grow larger and further from shore and convert from fixed bottom to floating, new salutations will be required to support these projects. Drawing on their experience in floating structures for floating wind turbines and for major floating oil and gas topsides, Denmark’s Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers and with Technip Energies’… Read More

CBM’s Windcat Workboats Will Add Six Hydrogen-Powered CTVs by 2024


Owner/operator of offshore crew transfer vessels Windcat Workboats announces plans to add six additional hydrogen-powered vessels to its fleet servicing Europe’s offshore wind and energy sector. A division of Belgium’s Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) the company is focusing on the emerging opportunities tied to the offshore wind sector. Windcat Workboats and CMB.TECH introduced the world’s… Read More

Portugal Targets 10 GW in Giant Offshore Wind Auction in 2023


As Portugal accelerates efforts for energy transition, the government has further raised the target for its debut offshore wind power auction to 10 gigawatts (GW). In June, the government committed to tender 6-8 GW of projects, which was already double the target it had set at the start of 2022. Portugal’s Environment Minister Duarte Cordiero… Read More

First Offshore Floating Hydrogen Production Pilot Begins Tests


The concept of developing hydrogen offshore linked to wind farms is taking a step forward with the first test unit having been dedicated in France. The Sealhyfe platform was installed on a Wavegem wave energy platform and is now preparing for tests alongside a pier in the port of Saint-Nazaire, France before it is moved… Read More

Marco Polo Targets Offshore Wind Market with Newbuild CSOV


Singapore’s Marco Polo Marine wants to capitalize on the fast expanding Asia-Pacific offshore wind energy market after unveiling plans to build, own and operate a new commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV). The company announced that construction of the $60 million vessel is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024 and will be… Read More

Ampelmann mobilises first L-type in Abu Dhabi

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Ampelmann mobilises first L-type in Abu Dhabi As one of the pioneers of Walk to Work (W2W), we are proud to announce that we have signed a contract with shipping company P&O to supply one of our L-type gangways t to a major player in the offshore industry in Abu Dhabi. This is an exciting moment for… Read More

Maersk Drilling secures four-well contract offshore Denmark


Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with INEOS E&P A/S for the provisioning of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve to drill two development wells at the Solsort field as well as performing well intervention work scopes on two wells within the Siri cluster. Both areas are located in the Danish North Sea. The… Read More

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