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  • 21 August 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the use of GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at Ørsted’s Skipjack offshore wind farm, to be built at a site some 30 kilometres off the Maryland-Delaware coast. Ørsted selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for the project in 2019, changing its initial […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Ørsted has decided against constructing the interconnection facility for the Skipjack wind farm at Fenwick Island State Park in Sussex County, Delaware, US. In July 2019, Ørsted entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to construct the interconnection facility on a […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted is postponing the Skipjack Wind Farm project offshore Maryland, US by a year due to delays in the permitting procedure. The delays will push the project’s anticipated completion date from late 2022 to the end of 2023, the world’s leading offshore wind developer said. “As the federal permitting timeline evolves, Ørsted is now receiving […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has signed an agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging center at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County, Maryland. The staging center will be used during the development of the Skipjack offshore wind farm located 19.5 miles off Maryland’s coast. “Together with Tradepoint Atlantic, we are […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind aims to submit its permit applications for the Skipjack offshore wind farm in 2019 and has put together a Maryland-based team that will support the project’s permitting and help bring it to construction. 

  • 20 July 2017

    The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.

  • 12 November 2020
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]

  • 11 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The prototype GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine has produced 312 MWh of electricity in a single 24-hour period, once again setting a new world record. This is according to John Lavelle, CEO Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy. The prototype turbine, installed in the Port of Rotterdam, produced its first power in November 2019 and […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted said that the construction of several U.S. projects is now highly likely to be pushed back due to delays in the permitting procedures. Ørsted’s CEO Henrik Poulsen said that the company is still waiting for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to decide on the preferred wind farm layout […]

  • 22 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. During the following months, the prototype operating in the Port of Rotterdam will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type […]

  • 1 September 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of August 2020. Ørsted Recruiting 23 Offshore Wind Turbine Technicians Ørsted has launched a recruitment campaign for 23 wind turbine technicians, who will work out of the East Coast Hub in Grimsby on the company’s offshore wind farms, including Hornsea Project Two. Largest […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Technology

    GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype has obtained a provisional type certificate by DNV GL. According to GE, this certification demonstrates that the Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards. The company expects the full type certificate in the coming months. “This is a very important milestone for us as it confirms […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s offshore wind development projects in the US are moving forward at a slower pace than originally expected, the company’s CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said. The delays are due to a combination of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) prolonged analysis of the cumulative impacts from the build-out of US offshore wind projects, […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Technology

    The HaliadeX-12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 288MWh of electricity continuously over the course of 24 hours, GE Renewable Energy said. The previous record of 262MWh of electricity produced by a wind turbine was also […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a public hearing on the potential impact of bigger turbines at the Skipjack and MarWin offshore wind projects. The event is part of the commission’s limited inquiry into impacts related to changes in the turbine sizes originally anticipated for use at the two offshore wind projects. The […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Training & Education

    AIS Training and Arcon have signed an agreement to develop an offshore wind training center in Maryland, the U.S. The new center will be purpose-built at Arcon’s existing welding training school site in Salisbury to train offshore wind workers in essential skills such as working at height, manual handling, fire awareness, first fid and sea […]

  • 17 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch energy company Eneco is set to purchase all the electricity generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine prototype. This was announced during the inauguration ceremony for the prototype held today, 17 December, at the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. According to GE, the Haliade-X 12MW prototype set a new world record the past weekend by […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated the LM Wind Power blade factory in Cherbourg, France. The facility will provide the manufacture of the 107m long blades for the Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine, as well as other blade models. According to GE, production started in early 2019 and five blades have already been delivered for […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for two of its US offshore wind farms which marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine. Subject to final agreed and signed contract and all required project approvals, Ørsted will deploy Haliade-X 12MW wind turbines on the […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is launching two offshore wind grants for the 2020 fiscal year, with combined funds of USD 2.8 million. The Maryland Offshore Wind Capex program, with allotted funds of USD 1.6 million, provides grant funding to help defray capital expenditure investments for Maryland’s emerging businesses entering the offshore wind industry. Capital expenditures […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Wind Inc and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind have expressed their support to Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and the plans to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2040. As reported, CEJA will see the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity in Maryland by 2030. In May 2017, this US East Coast […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities

    The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) which will incentivize the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity off this US East Coast state by 2030. The assembly has subsequently sent the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill aims to accelerate Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) to […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is beginning a new phase of work that will help inform the design and locations of the turbines at the South Fork Wind Farm and Revolution Wind projects.

  • 12 April 2018

    By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty.[1] But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.