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  • 28 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Dutch geo-data specialist company Fugro has been awarded a contract to perform a geotechnical site investigation, which is set to kick in this weekend, for Australia’s first offshore wind farm, Star of the South. The geotechnical site investigation is partly funded by the Victorian Government through the Energy Innovation Fund with a USD 19.5 million […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Albanese and Andrews Governments, together with Wellington Shire Council, local community members, and industry have formally declared the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first offshore wind zone and awarded Major Project Status to the Star of the South offshore wind farm. The declared area in Gippsland, Victora, covers about 15,000 square kilometres offshore […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    Australia’s Ministry for Climate Change and Energy has opened the invitation period for feasibility licence applications for the Gippsland declared area, the country’s first offshore wind area. Feasibility Licence applications will be accepted for proposed projects within the area until 27 April. Once the application period has closed, the Registrar will assess all applications against […]

  • 11 April 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    VicGrid, a new body established by the government of the Australian state of Victoria that coordinates the overarching planning and development of the state’s renewable energy zones (REZ), has initiated early consultation on new transmission connections for offshore wind with an aim to select preferred transmission options or concepts by the end of this year. […]

  • 3 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables and Equis Development, a Singapore-based renewable energy developer, have established a 50/50 consortium for offshore wind development in Australia, where they now plan to submit a bid for a feasibility license for an offshore wind farm project in Gippsland. In a press release issued on 3 April, the new offshore wind partners said […]

  • 16 March 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics, Ports & Logistics

    Victorian Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio has released the Victorian Offshore Wind Energy Implementation Statement 2 which sets out how this Australian State will leverage industry-led investment in offshore wind for the first tranche of projects that will deliver at least 2 GW by 2032. The strategy confirms the location of the Victorian Renewable […]

  • 31 May 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    EDF Renewables Ireland has entered into a partnership with Simply Blue Group to develop the Western Star and Emerald floating offshore wind projects. The 50:50 joint venture partners will now seek to progress the two projects to meet the Irish Government’s targets to have 2 GW of floating wind in development by 2030. According to […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Furgo, using its vessel Fugro Explorer, will perform a geotechnical survey campaign at the SouthCoast Wind lease area offshore Massachusetts, formerly known as Mayflower Wind, where the joint venture between Shell and Ocean Winds plans to install up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity. A geophysical site investigation is also scheduled to start soon. […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE is performing a benthic survey off the northeast coast of the UK, where the company plans to build its 3 GW Dogger Bank South (DBS) Offshore Wind Farm. According to a Notice to Mariners from the project, the developer has contracted Ocean Ecology to carry out a seabed habitat survey at the offshore wind […]

  • 9 February 2023

    Ramboll has appointed Inho Cho as Country Director for the new office in Seoul, South Korea, which the company opened in 2022. With the appointment of Inho Cho as Country Director, Ramboll brings in a well-regarded senior expert, the company said. Prior to joining Ramboll, he held various senior positions in technical sales and marketing […]

  • 17 February 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction will soon continue on the South Fork offshore wind project in New York with the installation of the project’s 68-nautical mile (about 126 kilometres) submarine cable to kick off in early 2023. The work installing South Fork Wind’s submarine cable involves six stages: seabed preparation, sea-to-shore interconnection preparation, nearshore cable laying, nearshore cable […]

  • 4 April 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has completed its review of critical design and installation reports for the South Fork Wind project, clearing the way for the start of turbine construction offshore Rhode Island and New York. This will be the first commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to start turbine construction in […]

  • 6 June 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Industry, Wind Farm Update

    SouthCoast Wind, the developer of an offshore wind lease area off the coast of Massachusetts, has started discussions with this US state’s representatives and utilities to terminate its existing Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) citing ”material and unforeseen supply chain and financing cost increases affecting the whole offshore wind industry.” The SouthCoast Wind, a 2.4 GW […]

  • 7 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    South Korean subsea cable manufacturer LS Cable & System has been selected as the preferred bidder for the supply of subsea cables for the country’s 400 MW Shinanwui offshore wind project, being developed by Hanwha Engineering & Construction. The Shinanwui (Sinan Ui) offshore wind farm will be built in the southeastern sea area of ​​the Ui-Do island, in Sinan […]

  • 16 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The onshore cable system for the South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm under construction, has been completed. Crews have demobilized all equipment from the project’s cable route and completed restoration, including “edge to edge” repaving of the Town roads and reseeding of the grassy shoulders, Ørsted and Eversource, the owners and developers […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The subsea export cable for the South Fork wind farm offshore New York has now been installed, according to an update Eversource Energy posted on social media. The installation work, carried out by the Belgian company DEME using its dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone, started in February with seabed preparation which included relocating boulders from […]

  • 14 February 2023

    The commissioning work on the second offshore substation (OSS) of the Scottish offshore wind farm Neart na Gaoithe will start on 15 February. The first of Neart na Gaoithe’s two offshore substations, South OSS, was installed in June 2022 by Heerema Marine Contractors, using the world’s largest crane vessel Sleipnir, followed by the installation of the jacket […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 February 2023

    Port of Tallinn and the energy company, Utilitas Wind, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in Estonia and the Baltic States. According to Valdo Kalm, the CEO of Port of Tallinn, cooperation with Utilitas signifies the port’s growing role in the development of renewable […]

  • 6 December 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The topside for the second offshore substation (OSS) for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland is due to be installed over the coming days, starting on or around 9 December. The 450 MW wind farm, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, is being built 15 kilometres off the coast of Fife, […]

  • 30 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 and Ingka Investments have entered into a conditional agreement with NKT for the delivery and installation of export power cables for two wind farm projects offshore Sweden. Under the agreement, NKT’s facility in Karlskrona, Sweden, will deliver the cables for the recently awarded Galene project. The agreement also covers the Triton offshore wind farm. […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 has entered a conditional agreement with EEW Special Pipe Constructions (SPC) for the delivery of monopile foundations for two of the offshore wind farms OX2 is developing in Sweden together with Ingka Investments. According to the agreement, EEW SPC will deliver up to 230 monopile foundations to the offshore wind farms Galatea-Galene and Triton […]

  • 20 January 2023

    The offshore wind turbine installation vessel Aeolus has been fitted with a new, 133-metre-long crane boom at the Damen shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after Van Oord last year sent the vessel for its second crane upgrade to enable Aeolus to handle wind turbines of up to 15 MW. Back in 2018, the 2014-built Aeolus […]

  • 8 June 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The County Administrative Board of Skåne has awarded the Triton offshore wind farm permission to be built in accordance with a regulation concerning Sweden’s exclusive economic zone. The wind farms’ developers, OX2 and Ingka Investments, welcomed the decision, and if the government gives final approval, the construction of the project could start in 2027. Last year, […]

  • 17 April 2023
    Environment, Innovation

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy revealed on 17 April that it started the construction of a jacket foundation that also features a net cage system for fish farming, which will be installed at the Mingyang Qingzhou 4 offshore wind farm in the South China Sea later this year. The jacket is typhoon-resistant and […]