Seven Offshore Renewable Energy Projects Accelerate in Ireland

This week, the Irish government announced that seven offshore projects will be fast-tracked through the planning and permitting process to help the country meet its 3.5-GW installation goal by 2030. These are offshore wind projects that either applied for or were granted a lease under the Foreshore Act 1933, or offshore

Port Esbjerg Secures 144.9 Million Wind Energy Investment

Denmark’s Port Esbjerg set to receive a USD144.9 million investment from Nordic infrastructure fund Infranode. Infranode, is a Nordic infrastructure fund, that has partnered up with the municipally owned, Danish Port Esbjerg to invest up to one billion Danish kroner into new port infrastructure facilities for the wind turbine industry in

MV BoldWind delivered to United Wind Logistics

The first of two state-of-the-art Deck Carriers, MV BoldWind has been delivered to United Wind Logistics for long-term charter in the offshore wind industry. MV BoldWind will soon start her maiden voyage towards Europe carrying windmill blades from China to Norway. With a deadweight of 10.000 mtons, a deck length of 128

Dutch Project Logistics Company XELLZ has named its offshore wind supply base

In early 2020, XELLZ secured approximately 200,000 sqm of land at the port of Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland. XELLZ has now divided the land into zones and the entire area will be known as Rosslare Europort Business Park (EBP). Through its offshore services subsidiary 24shore and XELLZ Ireland, the

CSBC-DEME to work on first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel

Joint venture CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has initiated the early works contract for 'Green Jade', the very first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. The vessel has an exceptionally high transport and load capacity and will be built at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery in

Vattenfall Awards Subsea 7 offshore contract in the Netherlands

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a substantial (150-300 million euro) contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project, off the Dutch coast in the North Sea. The contracted work scope includes the transport and installation of approximately 140 wind turbine monopile foundations and

Siemens Gamesa unlocks surging renewable potential in Vietnam with Wind Turbine Deal

PRESS RELEASE – Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a new wind turbine deal for the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm in Taiwan. The manufacturer will supply 25 units of its SG 4.5-145 turbines providing 240,000 households with electricity. This deal marks Siemens Gamesa’s largest order in Vietnam to date and

Prysmian Lays Keel

Italian cable specialist Prysmian has announced the start of keel laying work for the cable-laying (CLV) vessel Leonardo da Vinci at Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. Ordered in April 2018, the new cable-layer is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2021. “The acquisition of €700 million Viking

Blue Water Wins Stockyard Hill Contract

Cargo carrier Blue Water has been awarded a breakbulk logistics contract for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia. The complex project will involve delivery of 149 turbines via various ports in China and Australia, chartering of 17 full vessels and heavy haulage from the port of Geelong to the