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News & in-depth analysis and features of the offshore wind sector, including project updates, offshore wind technology, policy, vessels, undersea cabling and marine services.

A reduced-scale version of the Hive Wind platform is now being tested to evaluate its hydrodynamic behaviour

Spanish companies developing new floating wind platform

Sener and Amper plan to use experience from the Kincardine wind farm to create a new floating platform

MingYang launched its MySE 11-230 typhoon-proof hybrid-drive offshore wind turbine in July 2020

MingYang wins 1GW offshore wind order in China

Chinese turbine manufacturer secures contract for two large wind farms in deep waters off south-east China

Ørsted has developed offshore wind farms around the world and is helping to develop a 4GW-plus pipeline in US waters

New York’s first offshore wind farm gets the green light

BOEM’s final approval enables Ørsted and Eversource to begin construction of 12-turbine wind farm off the US’s east coast

Offshore News & Analysis

New York contracts offshore wind from BP and Equinor

Developers firm up agreements to sell power from 2.5GW of offshore wind farms off the east coast of the US

Floating takes biggest share in Scottish offshore lease auction

Consortia led by BP, Shell, Vattenfall, Northland Power and Falck Renewables among those successful in ScotWind tender

Siemens Gamesa launches 11MW serial production

Manufacturer begins serial production of 11MW offshore wind turbine, which has a 5.1GW global order book

Ørsted launches probe after offshore wind turbine tilts

Danish developer investigating what caused turbine installed on gravity-based foundation to tilt in Baltic Sea

California targets port investments for offshore wind

Governor proposes spending $45 million in next fiscal year as California looks to begin offshore wind build-out

Offshore In depth

Superclass offshore turbines pose installation challenges

Offshore wind turbines are reaching dizzying new heights and capacities. Will the rest of the industry be able to keep up?

Exclusive: How SGRE made its blades fully recyclable

Eize de Vries gets an exclusive insight into Siemens Gamesa’s recyclable blade technology

Offshore wind sector targets rapid growth beyond Europe

With offshore wind now set to account for a fifth of all global wind energy by 2025, more countries are setting out bold new visions

Exclusive: SGRE pushes offshore turbine to 236 metres

Siemens Gamesa upgrades its SG 14-222 DD turbine to align rotor size with the latest 12-16MW competitor offerings

Exclusive: Inside SGRE’s 14MW prototype nacelle

Eize de Vries climbs into the giant nacelle of Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore platform to see the result of a decade of rapid upscaling