Highlights of the Month – December 2018

US Bags $405.1 Million on Equinor, Mayflower, Vineyard Wind’s Massachusetts Bids

Offshore wind farms at three lease areas off Massachusetts will be built by Equinor (former Statoil), Mayflower Wind Energy (a joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables) and Vineyard Wind. The three will secure 30-year concessions with a total of USD 405,100,000.

Smulders to Build Moray East OTMs

Siemens has selected Smulders to build the three Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm.

Giant Wind Farm Proposed Offshore Vietnam

UK offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has revealed plans to build the 3.4GW Ke Ga offshore wind farm in Vietnam.

Hornsea One Breaks Export Cable Record

Tideway BV, part of DEME Group, has completed the installation of the export cable at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.

Lamprell Nets $200 Million Moray East Jacket Foundation Deal

GeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Buys Seafox 5

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has made an agreement with Seafox International Group to acquire a 51% ownership in the jack-up vessel Seafox 5.

Ørsted Cautions Against FiT Reductions in Taiwan

The proposed reduction in 2019 Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) for offshore wind in Taiwan could potentially have a negative impact on Ørsted’s localisation plans and the final investment decision for the company’s first offshore projects in the country, a spokesperson for Ørsted told Offshore WIND.

SeaMade Reveals OSS Contractors

SeaMade NV has awarded the consortium of ENGIE Fabricom, Tractebel, Smulders and GeoSea an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the two substations of the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.

Formosa 2 Power Purchase Agreement All Set 

Swancor has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.

Denmark Shortlists Two Sites for 800MW Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark has narrowed down the list of sites that could accommodate the country’s next large-scale offshore wind farm. It will be built either in the North Sea, close to Horns Rev 3 and Vesterhav Syd, or at the Kriegers Flak area in the Baltic Sea.

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