BV to certify first floating wind farm in Celtic Sea

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is to certify the Erebus wind farm, the first floating facility off the Welsh coast in the Celtic Sea. The farm, due to be commissioned in 2026, lies some 44 km off the Pembrokeshire coast in waters about…


World’s first large-scale floating wind projects planned in Scotland

Energy major Shell and ScottishPower plan the world’s first large-scale floating wind farms off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. Two joint ventures – MarramWind and CampionWind – will generate 3 GW and 2 GW of energy respectively,…


Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric…


Rebranded floating wind specialist to target venture capital funding

Vidi Energy, a rebranded FloatWind Ltd venture, plans to raise Series A venture capital funding later this year, as it prepares to develop its floating wind technology in various offshore locations. The initiative follows a successful seed funding…


Vard lands fourth SOV contract for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, has won a contract to build a fourth Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the UK’s North Star Group. The 78m-long vessel will be built to a Vard 4 12 design and is due for delivery from the shipbuilder’s Vietnam facility,…


Seaway 7 celebrates steel-cutting of next-generation WTIV

At China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in Jiangsu, Norwegian offshore support group Seaway 7 celebrated the steel cutting ceremony for its next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel, called


Hybrid electric CTVs now in service at Hornsea Two

Two new Chinese-built hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTVs) have been commissioned by wind farm transfer company, MHO-Co, to service Ørsted’s Hornsea Two wind farm in the North Sea. The CTVs – MHO Asgard and MHO Apollo – have propulsion systems based…




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