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  • 29 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain

    The Crown Estate has published a concession notice confirming the launch of the Round 5 seabed leasing process for floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea, under which leases for up to 4.5 GW of generation capacity will be awarded. Issued on 28 February, the notice directs potential bidders to fill out a pre-qualification […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain

    On 30 December, the vessel North Sea Giant is expected to start suction bucket trials within the array areas of the Mona and Morgan offshore wind farm sites, located off North West England and North Wales. The trials will run for an estimated 32 days, during which time the vessel will be lifting a suction […]

  • 5 June 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Highland Council has approved the onshore plans of the 2 GW West of Orkney Windfarm project, being developed by TotalEnergies, Corio Generation, and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) in Scotland. The onshore application for planning permission in principle was approved on 4 June and outlines the underground cables and electrical infrastructure required to connect […]

  • 24 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    The Crown Estate has initiated a Supply Chain Accelerator to stimulate early-stage investment in the UK offshore wind supply chain. The accelerator is a new GBP 50 million (approximately EUR 58.7 million) fund created to accelerate and de-risk the early-stage development of projects linked to offshore wind. An initial GBP 10 million round of funding […]

  • 12 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Foundations, Manufacturing, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain

    BW Ideol and Associated British Ports (ABP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the manufacturer of concrete floating wind foundations and ABP investigating the feasibility of serial production at Port Talbot. The MOU has been signed in preparation for the Celtic Sea leasing round, BW Ideol said on Monday (11 December). […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Europe’s offshore wind industry brought online a record 4.2 GW of new capacity in 2023 and is expected to build around 5 GW of offshore wind annually over the next three years, according to WindEurope data. However, this is still not enough to meet the continent’s 2030 climate and energy security targets, WindEurope added. The […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the 1.4 GW Cenos floating offshore wind project in Scotland are set to run a nearshore survey campaign in March to revalidate data collected in 2017 by NorthConnect, an interconnector project whose infrastructure Cenos planned to use to connect to the grid. Starting on 11 March, the export cable corridor surveys will […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Shell New Energies, a subsidiary of Shell, has sold its 50 per cent equity share in SouthCoast Wind Energy, established in 2018 to develop wind projects off the coast of Massachusetts, to its joint venture partner Ocean Winds North America for an undisclosed sum. According to Shell, the deal with Ocean Winds was structured to […]

  • 21 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has taken the final investment decision (FID) on what the company says is the world’s single largest offshore wind farm, the 2.9 GW Hornsea 3, which is expected to be completed around the end of 2027. In July 2022, Ørsted was awarded a contract for difference (CfD) for Hornsea 3 at an inflation-indexed strike price of […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Onshore Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has unveiled its draft 2023-2024 Transmission Plan, which includes 26 proposed projects worth USD 6.1 billion (approximately EUR 5.6 billion), with a majority of the investment related to offshore wind. According to the California ISO, the plan is based on the state projections that California needs to add more […]

  • 28 May 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Norway-headquartered Deep Wind Offshore has applied to develop and operate a 1.5 GW floating offshore wind farm in Sweden. The Swedish government has received the first application for a floating offshore wind farm outside Stockholm. The Erik Segersäll floating offshore wind farm is planned around 74 kilometres east of Nynäshamn and can reach electricity consumers […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Industry, Research & Development

    The Crown Estate has revealed further details of the Round 5 offshore wind leasing, which will offer three commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea. Located off the coast of South Wales and South West England, the sites will have a combined capacity of up to 4.5 GW, enough to supply four million homes […]

  • 19 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Supply Chain

    UK-based Wood has been awarded a contract by Dragados Offshore to deliver engineering design and provide regulatory support for the development of three 2 GW convertor stations that will transfer offshore wind power to Germany’s electricity grid. These projects will be executed by the Spanish company Dragados Offshore in partnership with Siemens Energy. In April, […]

  • 6 May 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) and its compatriot NIRAS have teamed up on a project to kickstart the development of offshore wind farms in the Philippines. In April, COP started the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) work for the future offshore wind farm sites, which NIRAS is leading. […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Government of India has invited bids for the development of offshore wind with a total capacity of 4 GW off the coast of Tamil Nadu. The bids invited are for four blocks of 1 GW each on an open access basis, for the development of offshore wind projects off the coast of Tamil Nadu, […]

  • 8 March 2024
    Business & Finance

    Spanish renewable energy giant Iberdrola, which owns around 81.6 per cent of its US subsidiary Avangrid, has launched an offer to acquire the remaining 18.4 per cent in the Connecticut-headquartered company for USD 2.48 billion (EUR 2.28 billion). Iberdrola says it wants to increase exposure to the networks business in the US and grow in markets […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Integrated energy services provider, Kent, has been awarded a contract by Spiorad na Mara Limited for the pre-front end engineering design (Pre-FEED) assessment of the proposed Spiorad na Mara offshore wind farm in Scotland. The project, formerly known as N4, will play a significant role in helping Scotland achieve its net zero emissions target by […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Gulf Energy Development, has submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the 1.5 GW offshore wind project in the UK. The DCO application includes an offshore wind farm comprising up to 100 wind turbines, underground cables […]

  • 21 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Venterra Group company, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), and India’s ABAN Power have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the development and implementation of offshore wind projects, marine and offshore structures, and related initiatives in India and the Asia-Pacific region. The GDG and ABAN power partnership will offer an extensive range of essential […]

  • 14 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau Of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated two final wind energy areas (WEAs) offshore Oregon which could accommodate 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity. The two areas total approximately 195,012 acres and they avoid 98 per cent of the areas recommended for exclusion due to their importance as commercial fishing grounds, BOEM […]

  • 6 May 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    On 30 April, the US state of New Jersey launched its fourth round of offshore wind solicitation, aiming to award between 1.2 GW and 4 GW of generation capacity. The application window will stay open until 10 July 2024. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) president Christine […]

  • 30 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The US Department of the Interior has announced two proposals for offshore wind energy auctions off the coast of Oregon and in the Gulf of Maine. The two sales proposed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have the potential to generate more than 18 GW of offshore wind energy, enough to power more […]

  • 11 June 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Noordzeker, a consortium comprising SSE Renewables, Dutch pension fund ABP and its asset manager AGP, and a joint venture between Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Zeevonk II, have been awarded development permits for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind sites in the Netherlands. Under the tender requirements, the developers will pay special […]

  • 4 June 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables plans to submit an offshore planning consent application to Ireland’s planning authority An Board Pleanála this week for the offshore infrastructure required for its proposed Arklow Bank Wind Park 2 project in the Irish Sea, the developer announced on 4 June. The Maritime Area Planning Application is being submitted by Sure Partners Ltd. […]