US offshore sector banks on utility offtake while costs are cut

Apr 25, 2016

Deepwater’s new capacity market agreement for the Block Island wind farm highlights the range of offtake options available to offshore projects but long-term power purchase contracts...

Great Lakes wind pioneer taps local vessel suppliers to speed progress

Apr 25, 2016

The Icebreaker offshore project developer plans to modify regional barges in response to vessel supply challenges on the giant St. Lawrence River.

Offshore operators act on early decommissioning data to limit costs

Mar 14, 2016

Operators can cut decommissioning costs by avoiding peak vessel demand periods and applying the latest project experience to early stage plant design and operations decisions.

World’s largest offshore project to spark sector-wide benefits

Feb 29, 2016

DONG Energy’s massive Hornsea Project One farm will set a long-standing capacity record due to state and private financing challenges but the benefits of clustering and standardization...

Bullish CAPEX cut for floating plant signals 2020s market challenge

Jan 18, 2016

Statoil’s projections of 70% CAPEX cuts on the world's first floating turbine windfarm far outstrip industry-wide forecasts and supply chain and installation savings will see...

EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

Nov 30, 2015

Ireland's offshore wind development has been boosted by the European Commission's decision to prioritize an Ireland-UK interconnector program and national regulatory issues...

Vessel sharing on the rise amid tightening supply outlook

Nov 29, 2015

The offshore wind power industry will see more vessel sharing and joint supply offers to execute larger projects amid predicted vessel shortages, experts told Wind Energy Update.

Micro subsea vehicles cut duration, cost of offshore inspections

Oct 26, 2015

Micro-sized remotely operated vehicles are set to slash inspections costs for offshore foundations by reducing the need for heavy equipment and labor and shortening subsea check-ups.

Offshore projects face vessel shortage for large turbines until 2018

Sep 24, 2015

Offshore project developers face a limited supply of vessels capable of installing new higher capacity turbines in deeper waters until the arrival from around 2018 of a new generation...

Innovation slashes UK offshore costs to ease pain of new CCL rules

Sep 3, 2015

The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of...


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