Offshore news

  • SBO, sept 2020

    SBO invests in newbuild and crane upgrades


    Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) plans to invest in a newbuild wind farm installation vessel, with the option to add a second unit to the order.

  • OHT, sept 2020

    OHT secures second contract for Dogger Bank


    The SSE Renewables and Equinor joint venture has awarded OHT with a transport and installation contract for the second phase of the Dogger Bank wind farm project – Dogger Bank B.

  • Buss Hornsea Two offshore wind project, sept 2020

    Buss commences Hornsea Two project scope


    The first six transition pieces for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the North Sea have arrived at the Buss Terminal in Eemshaven, the Netherlands – signalling the start of the project.

  • Great Yarmouth offshore investment, sept 2020

    Great Yarmouth secures offshore funding


    The UK’s port of Great Yarmouth – part of Peel Ports Group – will receive GBP6 million (USD7.8 million) of funding from Norfolk County Council to establish an offshore energy operations and maintenance site.

  • Dominion progresses with Jones Act vessel, sept 2020

    Dominion progresses with Jones Act vessel


    USA-based Dominion Energy is advancing with its plans to develop a Jones Act-compliant wind turbine installation vessel and selected Huisman as the supplier of the ship’s 2,200-ton (1,995.8-tonne) lifting capacity offshore crane.

  • Mammoet semi submersible floating wind farm project Portugal.1

    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Larger turbines bring capacity pressures

    Larger turbine components, the geographical spread of their location and increasing deployment of floating installations are presenting new challenges and investment requirements for logistics companies servicing the offshore wind power sector, writes Phil Hastings.

  • DEME Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm, sept 2020

    DEME completes Borssele 1 & 2 installations


    In partnership with Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa, DEME Offshore has completed the installation of 94 turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

  • Ninian Northern topside arrives in Lerwick Harbour, Allseas, sept 2020

    Ninian Northern arrives in Lerwick


    The 14,200-tonne Ninian Northern platform topside has arrived at the Dales Voe Base at Lerwick port in Scotland for decommissioning.

  • Ocean Installer and Vard team up for offshore vessel, sept 2020

    Norwegians team up for next generation of wind energy


    Norway’s Ocean Installer and Vard are entering into a partnership to develop an installation vessel capable of handling the next generation of offshore wind energy components.

  • OHT has tasked MacGregor with the engineering, procurement and construction of a monopile installation system for its vessel Alfa Lift, august 2020

    MacGregor to deliver monopile installation system


    OHT has tasked MacGregor with the engineering, procurement and construction of a monopile installation system for its vessel Alfa Lift.

  • Brave Tern by Lee Williamson

    Fred. Olsen wins wind work


    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a conditional contract with Liwei Wind Power for the transport and installation of 36 Vestas wind turbines for the Guanyin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

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    Boskalis reports strong operational results


    Royal Boskalis Westminster reported an increased operating result for the first half of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019. Nevertheless, the company saw a net loss of EUR96.4 million (USD86.6 million) for the period.

  • BWS siemens-coastal-virginia-1860

    BWS executes blade rack moves


    At the port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has moved blade racks from the quayside to a storage area at the rear of the port.

  • Rune Magnus Lundetræ screenshot], august 2020

    Lundetræ joins OHT executive board


    Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has made a push into the offshore wind turbine installation market in recent months through its subsidiary, VIND Offshore Installation. VIND’s founder, Rune Magnus Lundetræ, has been appointed to the executive board at OHT.

  • Buss-Drone-acquisition

    Buss expands portfolio


    Buss Energy Group has acquired a 24.9 percent stake in Aero Enterprise – a drone specialist that offers inspection services for onshore and offshore wind turbines.

  • DEME-Boa Sub C - Moray East - 012 copy

    More progress for Moray


    DEME Offshore has installed two offshore substation platforms (OSP) and 20 jacket foundations for the 950 MW Moray East wind farm in Scotland.

  • heerema-sleipnir-jacket

    Heerema removes Brent Alpha jacket


    Heerema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has removed Shell’s 10,200-tonne Brent Alpha jacket, located off the coast of the UK.

  • Aqualis Braemar OuYang 002

    AqualisBraemar to oversee newbuild works


    AqualisBraemar will oversee the construction of two newbuild self-elevating wind turbine installation vessels that will be delivered to OuYang Offshore.

  • Oav Hetland,ocean installer

    Ocean Installer adds offshore wind division


    Norway-headquartered Ocean Installer has launched a business segment dedicated to offshore wind farm development.

  • Jan de nul dogger bank august 2020

    Jan De Nul lands Dogger Bank contract


    Jan De Nul Group has been awarded a transport and installation contract for the first two phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, off the coast of the UK.