Plans to develop swathes of offshore wind turbines across the globe could be hampered as companies compete for limited resources.
wind turbine installation vessels
Billions of pounds are likely to be spent on new wind turbine and foundation installation vessels this decade as industry moves address the looming shortage.
By the end of the decade, the UK is aiming to have 50 gigawatts (GW) worth of turbines spinning in the sea.
Seajacks UK has signed three new contracts to provide accommodation for technicians during commissioning of the Dogger Bank windfarm, off the Yorkshire coast.
Demand for offshore wind turbine installation vessels is forecast to become a significant issue over the next few years and may affect the pace of development of offshore wind farms.
Research from Rystad Energy suggests demand for larger offshore wind turbines will outpace the supply of capable installation vessels by 2024.
A trio of companies have teamed up in order to build a series of “next generation, state of the art” wind turbine installation vessels.