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Ørsted, TSS Hold Naming Ceremony for First Asia-built SOV

May 17, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and Taiwanese vessel company Ta San Shang Marine Co. Ltd. held a ceremony in Taichung on Tuesday to christen and name the first-ever purpose-built Service Operation Vessel (SOV) 'TSS Pioneer' in the Asia-Pacific region. The vessel, built in Vietnam, will be used to service the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. 'TSS Pioneer” is the first Taiwan…

BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric In Floating Wind Partnership in Japan

May 12, 2022

Floating wind foundation maker BW Ideol has partnered up with Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power to conduct feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city…

Marco Polo Marine Wraps Buy of Taiwan-based PKR Offshore

May 06, 2022

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Marco Polo Marine has completed the acquisition of the offshore renewables service firm PKR Offshore.Marco Polo bought the Taiwan-based company through its 49% owned joint venture company, Oceanic Crown Offshore Marine Services Ltd…

GIP to Buy wpd's Offshore Wind Business

May 06, 2022

Independent infrastructure investor Global Infrastructure Partners ('GIP') has agreed to acquire offshore wind farm developer wpd offshore from the German company wpd AG.wpd offshore has a track record of ~7 GW of offshore wind developed to date…

India Plans to Install 30GW of Offshore Wind

May 04, 2022

India plans to set up 30,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity alongside 50,000 MW of solar capacity, the country's power minister said on Tuesday.'India has focused programs for capacity addition and accelerating the energy transition…

ReCoral - Ørsted to Try Growing Corals on Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

May 04, 2022

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted is planning what it says is a world-first attempt to support coral reefs by growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations in Taiwan.The company will test the concept in the tropical waters of Taiwan this summer…

Taiwan: Works Resume on Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Apr 29, 2022

Following the winter break, works have restarted on the construction of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) will bring the heavy lift vessel DLS 4200 as their fleet’s flagship from Abu Dhabi into Taiwanese waters for the work…

In Offshore Energy, the Winds of Robotic Change are Blowing

Apr 28, 2022

Whether we realize it or not, robotics and robotics systems are starting to impact our daily lives. From warehouse picking systems through to high-end medical devices through to your mowbot lawnmower. Each tends to be specialized to its own…

Japan: Construction of 16.8MW Goto Floating Wind Farm to Start in September

Apr 27, 2022

Construction of the 16.8 megawatt Goto floating wind farm in Japan is expected to start in September 2022, with the commercial operations scheduler to begin in January 2024.A a sole bidder, the Japanese Goto Floating Wind Farm consortium, in June 2021…

U-Ming Marine Offshore Buys Two CTVs for Offshore Wind Market in Taiwan

Apr 26, 2022

U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO) has acquired two secondhand crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and completed their reflagging.The company, a joint venture between U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and World Marine Offshore A/S, said the vessels…

Vestas, Tien Li Build First Blade for 9.5MW Offshore Wind Turbine in Taiwan

Apr 25, 2022

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has together with its partner Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology (Tien Li) produced the first V174-9.5MW blade at its facilities in Taiwan.The blades, part of Vestas' V174-9.5MW offshore turbine, will be installed…

Havfram to Assist with Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Foundation Installation

Apr 21, 2022

Norwegian offshore services company Havfram has won a contract on the Yunlin offshore wind farm which is being developed offshore Taiwan.The contract, with Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd, will see Havfram provide Project Management and Owners Engineer…

Greater Changhua 1 & 2a: Taiwan's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Delivers First Power

Apr 21, 2022

Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm, Taiwan's largest, has delivered first power, Ørsted, the developer of the wind farm said Thursday.Located 35-60 kilometers off Taiwan’s west coast, Greater Changhua 1 & 2a has a total capacity of 900 MW…

World Bank: The Philippines has Potential to Install 21GW of Offshore Wind by 2040

Apr 20, 2022

The Philippines has the potential to install 21 gigawatt of offshore wind power by 2040, equivalent to about a fifth of its electricity supply by then, according to a study released by the Department of Energy and the World Bank on Wednesday…

CoensHexicon Changes Name

Apr 15, 2022

Swedish floating wind technology developer Hexicon has informed that its joint venture CoensHexicon Co., Ltd. has changed its name. The new name is Hexicon Korea Co., Ltd. with the change taking effect from Friday, April 15, 2022. 'The change…

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