Van Oord has been awarded the Balance of Plant contract to build the Northland Power Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, the Rotterdam-based company said in a statement.

Observers of the US maritime scene are set to become familiar with a new acronym - JADE - a newly established office within the New Orleans field office of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tasked with enforcement of the Jones Act.

Hamburg-based Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL), which specializes in super heavy lift, heavy lift and project cargo, says it is looking to step up its involvement in the offshore industry with a particular focus on transportation and installation (T&I) in the subsea oil and gas market as well as the offshore windfarm sector.

Subsea specialist Global Marine Systems is pushing into the renewables market acquiring a majority interest in offshore wind support contractor CWind.

Offshore wind farm installation provider A2SEA believes an imbalance between supply and demand will level off in the next two – three years, and is eyeing expansion into Asia.