Offshore

US offshore wind expansion creates new technology insurance challenges

Nov 8, 2016

Predicted sharp growth in U.S. offshore capacity will require innovative insurance products based on early insights into technology choices and lessons learned on onshore operational...

Floating wind sector urged to copy onshore manufacturing model to cut costs

Oct 26, 2016

To compete on costs with fixed-bottom offshore wind and other renewables, the floating wind industry should industrialize the foundation in the same way it has manufactured and...

Global wind could hit 2.1 TW by 2030; Germany pilots wind plus pumped hydro

Oct 23, 2016

Wind energy news you need to know.

Cable layer demand to pick up in key European offshore wind markets

Oct 10, 2016

The demand for cable lay vessels will “pick up considerably” in the German, U.K. and Dutch offshore wind markets and remain sustained by at least decade’s end, Andy Readyhough, senior...

Europe's offshore wind sector to see rising demand for dedicated O&M vessels

Sep 27, 2016

About 25 offshore windfarms in Europe will require dedicated maintenance vessels by 2020, John Oosthoek, market intelligence manager for Offshore Renewables at Royal IHC, told Wind...

US outlines offshore targets; UK to extend CfD mechanism beyond 2020

Sep 13, 2016

Wind energy news you need to know.

Offshore wind installation vessel capacity to tighten after 2020

Aug 30, 2016

The existing fleet of turbine and foundation installation vessels is well suited to serve the European offshore wind market in the short and mid-term but it will not be sufficient to...

European offshore wind developers shy away from multi-contracting

Aug 30, 2016

Most independent developers and utilities in Europe’s offshore wind sector are responding to new financing models and more complex projects by switching from multi-contracting to 2-3...

Tender design, output gains key to DONG’s record-low Borssele 1&2 offshore bid price

Aug 17, 2016

A competitive Dutch tender system and favorable site conditions were key to DONG Energy’s record-low bid strike price of 72.7 euros per MWh for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind...

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