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Saipem Bags USD 487M Worth of Contracts

April 20, 2016

Italian contractor Saipem has been awarded new E&C (Engineering & Construction) contracts valued at approximately €430 million ($487 million). The first is a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of offshore floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The 30 MW project is the first floating wind farm being built by Statoil off… Continue Reading »

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Nordsee One Foundations Installation Complete

April 20, 2016

GeoSea, a part of DEME Group, has completed installation of all 54 foundations, including monopiles and transition pieces, for the 332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind project located in the North Sea. According to, Northland Power, one of the owners of the project with 85% interest, the foundations are up to 70 meters tall, and each one… Continue Reading »

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DEME Takes Small Stake in Tidal Power Scotland

April 14, 2016

Atlantis has agreed to sell a minority stake in its Scottish tidal development company, Tidal Power Scotland Limited (TPSL) to DEME for cash consideration, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions precedent which are scheduled to be achieved during the coming weeks. Reportedly, DEME has agreed to pay Atlantis £2 million in cash consideration for a 2… Continue Reading »

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ABB Wins Belgian Offshore Wind Farm Cable Gig

April 7, 2016

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver a cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel wind farm located off the Belgian coast to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. ABB will design, manufacture and install the approximately 40 kilometer long extruded three-core 220-kilovolt… Continue Reading »

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First Dudgeon OWF Monopile Installed

April 7, 2016

Statoil has started marine installations on the Dudgeon offshore wind park with the first monopile foundation installed offshore Norfolk, England.  The first monopile foundation was installed and fixed to the seabed by the crane vessel Oleg Strashnov on the Dudgeon bank, 32 kilometers from the coastal town of Cromer. In total, 67 turbines will be installed… Continue Reading »

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ABB to Connect Hornsea Project One to UK Grid

April 3, 2016

ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Danish DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system to connect the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm to the UK mainland grid. Hornsea Project One will be capable of generating 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy and bringing clean electricity to over one… Continue Reading »

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TRIAXYS Wave Buoys for Rampion OWF

March 18, 2016

AXYS Technologies’ three TRIAXYS Wave & Current Buoys were selected by Partrac as part of their recent metocean support services contract for the Rampion Offshore Wind farm. Partrac has been contracted to manage the supply, deployment, maintenance and delivery of metocean monitoring buoys throughout the wind farm’s construction phase. “AXYS is very pleased to be supplying… Continue Reading »

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Jan De Nul, Prysmian Chosen for Tahkoluoto OWF Work

March 17, 2016

Wind power producer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has chosen Jan De Nul Group as the main contractor of marine construction for the new Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Pori, Finland. The cable manufacturer Prysmian Finland will supply the undersea cable. Construction of the wind farm will begin in April. Jan De Nul will be responsible for… Continue Reading »

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N-Sea Subsea Services for French Renewables

March 16, 2016

N-Sea, the subsea IMR provider, has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with CERES and TechSub to provide subsea survey, installation and remediation services to the French offshore wind industry. Gerard Keser, CEO of N-Sea, said: “N-Sea has developed a strong track record in UXO management, construction support and IMR services in the offshore renewables… Continue Reading »

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Engineers Work on New Anchor System for Floating Wind Farms

March 14, 2016

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with Vryhof Anchors on developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines. Reportedly, the system uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in… Continue Reading »

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