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  • 6 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has appointed Charles Rattray as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commencing in August 2022. Charles succeeds Casper Frost Thorhauge, who served as Star of the South CEO for two and a half years until March 2022. Erin Coldham is currently acting CEO and will resume her role […]

  • 14 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Star of the South, together with Federation University Australia, has launched the Fed Cadet Program to give a Fed Uni student the opportunity to work in the offshore wind sector while completing their degree. Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, will provide up to two days a week of paid work […]

  • 2 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cbus Super, Australia’s building and construction industry superannuation fund, has acquired a 10 per cent interest in Star of the South, the country’s most advanced offshore wind project, after investing into Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV), the majority owner of the project and the flagship fund of the Danish Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The new […]

  • 1 April 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South is set to start detailed ground investigations along the project’s proposed transmission route on 4 April, shortly after completing two years of marine environmental surveys in Bass Strait, where the offshore wind farm is planned to be built. Investigations at approximately 180 sites will take two to three months and will […]

  • 1 August 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Two wind measurement devices, called floating LiDARs, have been retrieved and inspected after two and a half years of collecting wind data at the proposed Star of the South offshore wind project site in Australia, with the ground investigations wrapping up as well along the project’s proposed transmission route. The wind data collected by the […]

  • 4 March 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria has released the Offshore Wind Policy Directions Paper which sets the target of the first offshore wind power coming online by 2028. The plan includes procuring projects that will generate at least 2 GW of offshore wind online by 2032 following a competitive process, with targets of 4 […]

  • 5 August 2022
    Authorities

    The Australian government has nominated the Bass Strait off Gippsland, Victoria, as the first offshore wind area to be formally assessed under its new Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework. A map detailing the declared area off Gippsland has been released for public comment. The government has invited the public to comment on the notice for the […]

  • 5 April 2022
    Authorities, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian government has identified the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first priority area to be assessed for suitability for offshore wind developments. This area has comparatively favourable wind conditions, investor interest, indications of support from the State Government, and has identified grid connection plans, the government said. According to Assistant Minister to the […]

  • 27 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Parkwind is entering the offshore wind market in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, and has made its first move outside of Europe by naming a country manager in the two countries. The Belgium-based offshore wind developer, which says its move reflects the high potential in the region, has appointed Peter Lars Spencer as country manager […]

  • 22 March 2022
    Authorities

    Australian Government has launched public consultation on draft regulations for the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (OEI) framework, which will enable the development of offshore electricity infrastructure, including offshore wind and electricity transmission projects, in Commonwealth waters.  The country’s first OEI framework is enabled by legislation introduced in late 2021, when Australia’s Parliament endorsed a package of […]

  • 17 February 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    A company founded in 2020 by two of the co-founders of the Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, is planning to build five offshore wind projects in the country and three in New Zealand. Oceanex Energy, which says on its website that it is “progressing the development and construction” of up […]

  • 10 January 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has posted three job vacancies looking for Head of Approvals, Senior Land Advisor, and Compliance Officer. The project’s Head of Approvals will manage the approvals team, strategy and project budget for this area. Senior Land Advisor will work with landholders and other stakeholders during the land […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Authorities, Vessels

    A search and rescue (SAR) operation is underway offshore China’s Guangdong Province for 26 people who went missing after an offshore wind installation vessel sank amid typhoon “Chaba” that hit the coast near the city of Yangjiang. On Saturday (2 July) the vessel Fujing 001 was avoiding the typhoon at the anti-typhoon anchorage in the waters […]

  • 15 July 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Ocean Infinity has started a geophysical survey campaign at the South Irish Sea offshore wind farm in Ireland, off the coasts of Wexford and south Wicklow. The survey, which is carried out by the vessel Northern Maria, will last until 30 August, subject to weather conditions. For the survey, Ocean Infinity will utilise a multibeam […]

  • 21 July 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is set to kick off a geotechnical site survey campaign at the North Celtic Sea and South Irish Sea offshore wind projects at the end of July. Supply vessel Fugro Voyager is in charge of carrying out the work which will include a downhole cone penetration test (CPT) and continuous sampling boreholes with geophysical […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Van Oord has won a contract to transport and install wind turbines at an undisclosed wind farm offshore the East Coast of the USA. The company will deploy the offshore installation vessel Aeolus on the project. The turbine installation work is scheduled to start in 2023. Van Oord said that this is the first contract […]

  • 1 June 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Mayflower Wind has merged its two projects that were selected in Massachusetts’s offshore wind solicitations into one development now known as the SouthCoast Project. The first Mayflower Wind offshore wind farm has now been decided to also connect to the grid at Brayton Point in Somerset, instead in Falmouth on Cape Cod as initially planned. […]

  • 9 May 2022
    Vessels

    China’s first 2,000-tonne offshore wind farm installation vessel, named Baihetan, was launched in April in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province. Built by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), the 126-metre long, 50-metre wide vessel has a full load displacement with a total capacity of 37,000 tonnes and integrates functions such as transport, self-elevating, self-propulsion, lifting, and […]

  • 3 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, has announced that plans for transforming the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major staging and assembly facility for offshore wind and an operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects are moving forward. Under an agreement now finalised by the New York […]

  • 8 July 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Construction works on the new offshore wind foundation factory in the UK, which will produce XXL monopiles, started on 7 July. The new facility, located at Redcar’s Teesworks, is being built by SeAH, a subsidiary of South Korea’s pipe manufacturer SeAH Steel Holdings, and will produce between 100 and 150 monopiles per year. The monopiles […]

  • 14 July 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Maersk Supply Service has signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) with the joint venture of Equinor and BP to install the wind turbines at the Beacon Wind offshore wind farm in the United States. Located 60 miles east of Montauk Point and 20 miles south of Nantucket, the Beacon Wind offshore wind farm was selected […]

  • 25 May 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The MSPAR floating wind turbine foundation has passed model tests and is now ready for Approval in Principle (AIP) and a full-scale prototype, according to South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Netherlands-based Monobase Wind, which plan to roll out the prototype in 2023/2024. The tests were conducted on a 1/44 scale MSPAR model at the Océanide facilities in South-East […]

  • 22 February 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Nora Ventu, a company set up by Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy, has launched a consultation to provide local communities with more information on two floating wind projects to be developed in the Gulf of Cagliari offshore Italy. Nora Ventu, set up to develop floating offshore wind farms off the Sardinian coast, has begun a […]

  • 17 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Corio Generation and TotalEnergies have selected a consortium comprising Technip Energies, Subsea 7, and Samkang M&T to perform Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for their 504 MW floating wind project in South Korea. The contract covers engineering for the floating foundation, mooring, and inter-array cable in collaboration with a wind turbine supplier. The design of the […]

  • 21 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) has decided to invest up to EUR 53 million to build a new 310-metre quay with a 10-hectare area beyond the quay in Paldiski South Harbour, Estonia, to support the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea region. The investment is co-financed by European Commission in […]

  • 27 June 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish political parties have signed an agreement on the new location for the Hesselø offshore wind farm, moving the project site to the south of the area that was originally planned to accommodate offshore wind turbines. On 25 June, the country’s government, run by Social Democrats, and the Liberal Party, the Socialist People’s Party, […]