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  • 7 May 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the testing of suction bucket jacket foundations at the Beacon Wind offshore wind lease area, owned by BP, which filed an application to perform the tests last year together with its then-joint venture partner Equinor. In March 2023, the Beacon Wind joint venture submitted a […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Beacon Wind offshore wind project in the US could feature suction bucket jacket foundations as the developer – a joint venture between BP and Equinor which is in the process of moving towards BP taking full ownership of Beacon Wind – requested approval to perform suction bucket tests as part of the site investigation […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and BP have reached an agreement to restructure the ownership of their joint US offshore wind projects which, following completion, will result in BP taking ownership of Equinor’s 50 per cent stake in the Beacon Wind 1 and 2 projects and Equinor taking ownership of BP’s 50 per cent stake in the Empire Wind […]

  • 15 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Danish Maersk Supply Service and the US vessel owner and operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) are partnering on the construction and operation of a feeder vessel spread designed for Maersk Supply Service’s wind installation vessel (WIV), currently being built in Singapore. The feeder spread, which includes two tugs and two barges, will be built by […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Clean Air Act permit to Empire Offshore Wind, owned by Equinor. The air quality analysis, conducted by EPA, showed that the impacts on air quality from the construction and operation of the offshore wind project will not cause or contribute to a violation of federal air […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Equinor’s Empire Wind offshore wind project in New York, the US. With this approval secured, the developer is planning to start the construction of Empire Wind 1 later this year. The approved plan includes the construction and operation […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor is bidding in the expedited offshore wind solicitation in New York with Empire Wind 1, the 810 MW project that already secured an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) contract in 2019, as the rules of New York’s procurement provide for projects with existing ORECs to bid into the solicitation. The company first revealed its […]

  • 4 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US joint venture between BP and Equinor has agreed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to terminate the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) agreement for the 1,260 MW Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project that recently obtained federal approval. The move comes after the joint venture, and two […]

  • 26 June 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Vineyard Wind 1 project is now delivering more than 136 MW to the electric grid in Massachusetts, making it the largest operating offshore wind project in the US. Vineyard Wind 1, the first large-scale offshore wind project in the US, now has ten turbines in operation totalling approximately 136 MW, enough to power 64,000 […]

  • 16 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Energy’s 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project has received an air quality permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the final federal permit required to begin offshore construction. The installation of monopiles at the project site off the coast of Virginia Beach is scheduled to begin in May. Belgian offshore […]

  • 25 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Italian Ministry for Environment and Energy Security has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the 250 MW 7SeasMed floating offshore wind project. This is the first EIA approval for a floating offshore wind project, said Copenhagen Offshore Partners, the lead developer for the wind farm. “The EIA Decree is the result of our […]

  • 10 July 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource have finalized the transaction for Eversource’s share in the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project, initially announced in January. Ørsted has acquired its former partner’s stake for USD 78 million (approximately EUR 72 million) less than the originally agreed price earlier this year. In the agreement signed in January, the two companies agreed […]

  • 29 April 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first transition pieces (TPs) for Dominion Energy’s 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project have been loaded onto the heavy load carrier, Sun Rise, and are en route to the US East Coast. On 24 April, MV Sun Rise left the quayside of CS WIND Offshore (previously known as Bladt Industries) in Aalborg, […]

  • 13 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first six foundations for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project have been loaded onto DEME Group’s installation vessel, Orion. In addition, work on the second offshore substation for the 2.6 GW project has started at CS Wind Offshore’s production site in Aalborg, Denmark. The first six monopiles, which are produced by EEW […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway7’s vessels, Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift, have commenced the installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces (TPs) for Dogger Bank B, the second phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK, which is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once in operation. The monopiles and TPs, […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Norway’s Odfjell Oceanwind and its compatriot Prodtex have set up a joint venture, named Windsteel Technologies, to establish the production capacity necessary to meet the need for hundreds of floating wind foundations per year in Europe. The joint venture is planning to have its first facility operational by 2027. According to Odfjel Oceanwind, the joint […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan resumes with the 2024 installation campaign now underway, according to Skyborn Renewables, which expects to have the 640 MW project completed this year. “We’re back in full swing and have installed this season’s first monopile just a few days ago. The monopile installation will continue […]

  • 21 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    California-based floating wind technology developer, Aikido Technologies, has secured USD 4 million (approximately EUR 3.7 million) in seed funding to advance its platform technology and establish pilot projects. The financing was led by Azolla Ventures with participation from Propeller Ventures, Sabanci Climate Ventures, Cisco Foundation, Anthropocene Ventures, and others. Aikido said that it will use […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind turbine installation at the Yunlin offshore wind farm site in Taiwan has resumed with two wind turbines already installed in this year’s campaign and 36 of the project’s total 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW units in place so far. The wind turbines are being installed by the vessel Seajacks Zaratan. “Following weeks of hard […]

  • 5 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Clean Fuels, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group has launched Yellowstone, said to be the world’s largest fallpipe vessel, which is now preparing for its first project, the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), the largest offshore wind farm under construction in the United States. Officially named by the Princess of Belgium, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, on 4 June, […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) for a total of 473 MW of Moray West offshore wind farm’s generation capacity to help power its operations when the project becomes operational later this year. The technology giant signed the CPPA with ENGIE, which owns the Moray West project through Ocean Winds, the 50-50 […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance

    Føn Energy Services has unveiled its plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company, C-Ventus, as part of a merger expected to bolster its offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities. Føn Energy Services will acquire 100 per cent of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International, a global provider of marine engineering, civil […]

  • 1 December 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Atlas Wind is the official name of the floating offshore wind project that Equinor plans to build off the coast of California, the developer announced on 29 November. “Atlas is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and most importantly perseverance, as we bring tested, world-class technology to California’s Central Coast,” said Molly Morris, President of […]

  • 8 July 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development, Technology

    WindSpider, a Norway-based company developing an innovative modular self-erecting crane system for the offshore wind industry, has been awarded a NOK 17.5 million (approximately EUR 1.5 million) grant from Innovation Norway. The funds from Innovation Norway will support the company in advancing its aluminum lifting solution, control system, and simulator. Following the project, WindSpider will […]

  • 9 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Western Power, an Ireland- and UK-based wind energy developer, is studying potential offshore wind areas in Croatia’s sector of the Adriatic Sea. Subject to plans taking off, as this is currently at an early stage, the company could develop a 500 MW offshore wind project off the coast of the country’s Istria County. In this […]

  • 23 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group’s heavy lift vessel, Orion, has installed the first monopile foundation for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the largest offshore wind farm under construction in the US. The first six monopiles were loaded onto DEME Group’s Orion this month, and the vessel headed to the offshore construction site approximately 43 […]