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  • 20 December 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid, the developer of the 1.2 GW Commonwealth Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has filed a motion to dismiss the ongoing review and approval proceedings for its power purchase agreements (PPAs) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and plans to take the project to the upcoming offshore wind solicitation in the state. […]

  • 4 January 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) wrapped up 2022 by issuing several new orders, among them also an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for Mayflower Wind and Commonwealth Wind projects, although Avangrid filed a motion to dismiss the proceedings for the latter in mid-December, with plans to re-apply at the upcoming state […]

  • 21 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    On 20 December, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the award of USD 180 million in funding for projects supporting offshore wind development, including USD 75 million for upgrades at the Port of New Bedford and USD 75 million for redevelopment of a site in Salem that could also support floating […]

  • 20 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed New England Wind offshore project in Massachusetts. The notice of availability will be published in the Federal Register on 23 December, which will open a 60-day public comment period that ends on 21 February 2023. The input […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid has notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that it decided to continue with the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its Commonwealth Wind project that are currently undergoing review and approval proceedings. However, the developer has kept its position that under the conditions in the current PPAs the 1.2 GW project would not […]

  • 14 February 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the SouthCoast Wind project offshore Massachusetts, the 2.4 GW offshore wind project formerly known as Mayflower Wind, developed by a joint venture between Shell and Ocean Winds. BOEM will open a 45-day public comment period for the DEIS […]

  • 21 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Mayflower Wind, the joint venture (JV) between Shell and Ocean Winds, said that it did not state that its offshore wind project in Massachusetts was no longer viable and intends to testify to the project’s viability before the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) in Rhode Island, where part of the offshore wind farm’s transmission corridor […]

  • 14 December 2022
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    This article was first published on 13 December with information on the date set for Mayflower Wind’s hearing before the Rhode Island EFSB. On 14 December, the article was updated following the receipt of information on Mayflower Wind’s request to reschedule the hearing, which the EFSB has granted. Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell […]

  • 17 November 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The case between the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and the developers of the Commonwealth Wind and Mayflower Wind offshore wind projects has reached beyond the state lines as it raised questions in Rhode Island, where Mayflower Wind filed an application for part of the project’s cable route. Mayflower Wind’s statement on the project’s […]

  • 10 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    This article was first published on 9 November and was updated on 10 November after the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities granted Commonwealth Wind the extension of response period. On 9 November, Avangrid Renewables, the US-based company owned by Spain’s Iberdrola and the developer behind the 1.2 GW Commonwealth Wind offshore wind project, filed a […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Shell-Ocean Winds joint venture has withdrawn its motion to suspend the proceedings to approve the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its 405 MW Mayflower Wind project, filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) after Avangrid requested a one-month suspension of the DPU’s review of the PPAs for its Commonwealth Wind development. Avangrid, […]

  • 24 October 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid, part of the Iberdrola Group, has filed a motion with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to suspend for a month the review of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the 1,232 MW Commonwealth Wind offshore wind project. According to Avangrid’s statement, under the current PPAs, the Commonwealth Wind project is no longer […]

  • 10 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian’s cable-laying barge Ulisse has resumed cable-laying operations at the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind project, located off the coast of Massachusetts. According to the project’s latest mariner update, cable laying operations of the mid-section cable for the Vineyard Wind 1 project were set to kick off on or about 9 April and continue through […]

  • 30 May 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology

    European global offshore wind developer Parkwind has teamed up with Beach Energy to compete for a licence to develop offshore wind projects in the Bass Strait off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia. The bid was submitted as part of the Commonwealth Government’s process for granting offshore electricity infrastructure feasibility licences for potential offshore […]

  • 3 May 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the electric distribution companies (EDCs) hav jointly filed a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), which if approved, would represent the fourth and largest offshore wind solicitation to date. If approved, the draft RFP will invite submittals for offshore wind generation […]

  • 5 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The first of the 62 transition pieces to be built for Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the United States, has been transferred on 2 December from the Windar Renovables’ offshore facilities (Tadarsa Eólica 4) to the Port of Avilés, Spain. In 2019, Windar Renovables won a contract to manufacture, certify, […]

  • 7 December 2022
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind 1, America’s first large-scale offshore wind project, is moving forward with submarine cables being delivered by Prysmian Group. Prysmian’s cable laying vessels, Cable Enterprise and Ulisse, arrived in the US with submarine cables manufactured and tested at the company’s centres of technological excellence in Pikkala, Finland, and Arco Felice, Italy. In November, Cable […]

  • 13 February 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Windar Renovables has announced that the first transition piece has been upended for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind I offshore wind farm in the United States. First of a total of 62 transition pieces to be manufactured by Windar Renovables has been already upended in the Port of Avilés in Spain. In 2019, Windar Renovables […]

  • 17 February 2023
    Equipment, Infrastructure

    EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has produced its heaviest monopile to date which is part of the order for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the USA. The German monopile manufacturer broke its own record, which was set in July 2022, when the company produced a 1,421-tonne monopile destined for […]

  • 26 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid Renewables, the US-based company owned by Spain’s Iberdrola, is postponing the expected start of commercial operation of the Park City Wind and Commonwealth Wind offshore wind projects in Massachusetts to 2027 and 2028, respectively. In its Q3 results, Iberdrola cites mitigating potential supply chain bottlenecks and high commodity prices as the reason behind the […]

  • 31 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has entered into a partnership with Shoreline Offshore to build a berthing and fueling area for crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The work will involve deploying two floating barges on Pope’s Island, New Bedford, and Shoreline Offshore upgrading its existing facilities, including adding fuel […]

  • 26 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation topside and the jacket foundation for the Vineyard Wind 1 project have left the quay at Bladt Industries’ production site in Southern Denmark heading for its destination 35 miles from mainland Massachusetts, USA. The sail-away is on time according to the original schedule and is a major milestone for the project team […]

  • 8 March 2023
    Business & Finance

    Three former members of the Star of the South project’s executive team have launched a consultancy company focused on offshore wind and are now recruiting with an aim to grow the team to more than ten people by the end of this year. The company, named Energise Renewables, has been founded in Melbourne by Naomi […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed six new contracts in the US offshore wind market for 2023, 2024, and 2025. In the coming year, Ampelmann’s motion-compensated gangway will assist in the hook-up, cabling, and commissioning of turbines on Vineyard Wind and South Fork Wind offshore wind farms, two of the first commercial-scale wind […]

  • 22 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Simply Blue Group, Subsea 7, and Australian developer Spark Renewables have formed a consortium to pursue floating offshore wind development off the coast of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in the Hunter and Illawarra regions. The recently declared Hunter-Central Coast and Illawarra Renewable Energy Zones offer good opportunities to support the development of floating wind […]

  • 26 May 2023
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and AVANGRID, has received the first shipment of turbine components for GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbine at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts, USA. The tower sections will be constructed at the terminal before being shipped out and installed later this summer, Vineyard […]