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  • 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. […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Contribution

    Socio-economic research on the potential benefits of Arklow Bank Wind Park 2 estimates an economic benefit to the Irish economy of up to EUR 800 million during the project’s lifetime, of which over half a billion euros could directly benefit counties Wicklow and Wexford. The preliminary data is contained in an independent report commissioned by […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The UK shipbuilder Diverse Marine has introduced the Diverse Marine Client Finance Programme, its own finance and lease programme, through which it secured financing for an initial, but rolling, eight crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Funding for offshore wind CTVs has been challenging, said the company, and the Diverse Marine Client Finance Programme, designed initially for […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Supply Chain

    The Netherlands-headquartered subsea solutions provider N-Sea has handed out a contract to Osbit, a UK-headquartered offshore wind equipment specialist and a Venterra Group company, for the delivery of a suite of equipment to enable the repair and lay of offshore cables. According to Osbit, this equipment consists of a novel dual concentric carousel, a tower […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: The article was amended on 23 January to include the parts of Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s Supporting Statement filed to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) that concern the reasons for the delay of the monopile installation on Dogger Bank B. The installation of foundations on two UK offshore wind projects, the 1.4 GW Sofia […]

  • 1 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Updates on wind turbine technology and new offshore wind projects, including those facing major challenges, marked 2023 on In the article below, we have compiled our ten most-read news last year, together with some of their related updates and stories. In February 2023, Vestas revealed plans to scale up a new chemical process that […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    Swedish supplier of engineering, design, and advisory services, AFRY, has revealed that it will support the Colombian Government in the identification of offtake mechanism for commercialisation of offshore wind energy in the country. According to AFRY, the company’s support will allow the Colombian Government to formulate the mechanism that supports offshore wind energy commercialisation with […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has revealed its Plan for Program Bornholm Energy Island, outlining the framework for the future energy island at Bornholm and the adjacent coastal areas. The project is planned to consist of an offshore wind farm south of Bornholm with a 3.8 GW capacity as well as high-voltage installations on Bornholm […]

  • 8 January 2024
    Business & Finance

    Iberdrola and the World Bank, through its private sector investment arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), have signed a EUR 300 million loan agreement to develop renewable energy projects in countries dependent on fossil fuels, including Morocco, Poland and Vietnam. IFC has already allocated a first tranche of EUR 170 million for the support of […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, Transition

    Japan-headquartered Sumitomo Electric has kicked off the construction of its subsea cable factory in Scotland, set to supply critical elements for the reinforcement of the UK electricity transmission grid and for connecting renewable energy production facilities to the grid. Sumitomo Electric held the groundbreaking ceremony together with its subsidiary Sumitomo Electric UK Power Cables on 14 […]

  • 16 May 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Floating Wind, Foundations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Principle Power’s WindFloat, PelaStar, Technip Energies’ INO15, Stiesdal’s Tetra Triple-One, and Esteyco’s WHEEL floating wind platforms are the winners of the second phase of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize in the United States, set up to support technologies that can facilitate mass production and deployment of floating wind turbines. Each of the five […]

  • 15 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Denmark-based Cadeler has entered into an unsecured green term loan facility with The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch (HSBC). The purpose of the loan facility is, among others, to fund Cadeler’s construction of the X-class and F-class newbuild vessels and upgrade of the existing O-class vessels with new cranes, namely Wind Orca […]

  • 26 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid have secured a USD 1.2 billion first-of-its-kind tax equity package for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project in the US. The investment transaction, which CIP said is the largest single asset tax equity financing and the first for a commercial-scale offshore wind project, was reached […]

  • 26 October 2023
    Business development, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, R&D, Research & Development

    PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna and GE have signed an agreement for the development of a project aimed at testing the production of green hydrogen using a GE offshore wind turbine. In the planned project, hydrogen would be produced in an electrolyzer using electricity generated from the latest GE wind turbine model intended for the offshore wind […]

  • 7 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates

    Two offshore survey campaigns have been completed for SSE Renewables’ Arklow Bank Wind Park II offshore wind farm in Ireland. The surveys took place over an eight-week period during July and August. According to SSE Renewables, the surveys were completed on schedule despite unsettled weather conditions experienced over the last couple of months and were […]

  • 23 September 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The Ireland-based Alpha Marine is set to kick off a reconnaissance survey at the Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 located off the Wicklow coast in the Irish Sea. The goal of the survey is to provide background information to inform future site investigation works for the 520 MW project. Works, which will include magnetometer surveying, are […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Partrac, MetOceanWorks and Cooper Marine Advisors are carrying out a detailed assessment of the geomorphology of SSE Renewables’ Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 offshore wind project. The consortium partners are currently in the second stage of their project, following the completion of the first round of work at the end of 2019. Last year, […]

  • 20 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables is holding public consultations in the South Wicklow and North Wexford areas in Ireland for the Arklow Bank Phase 2 offshore wind project. During the consultations held from 14 October to 11 November, the public will be able to provide feedback on the offshore infrastructure and onshore grid infrastructure elements of the project. […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has issued a tender seeking a company to provide the turbine substructure FEED and detailed design for the second phase of the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm. SSE has developed a substructure concept that includes a monopile and transition piece which shall provide the basis for commencing the FEED scope of works. The […]

  • 30 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has issued two periodic indicative notices to carry out market sounding for the construction of the Arklow Bank Phase 2 offshore wind project in Ireland. The first notice seeks market sounding for the wind turbine installation vessels, including associated services. Parties can apply until 10 November, with the planned date of publication of the […]

  • 21 April 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables has announced its intention to submit a planning application for the onshore grid infrastructure for the Arklow Bank 2 offshore wind farm. This is the first time an offshore wind developer will seek consent for this kind of infrastructure in Ireland. The company said it would submit the application in the coming weeks […]

  • 7 June 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables has presented details of its plan for an operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the 520 MW Arklow Bank 2 offshore wind project in Ireland. The O&M base, in which SSE will invest EUR 15 million, will be built at a disused site known as The Old Shipyard at the South Dock in […]

  • 25 July 2018

    SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design “may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward.”

  • 7 February 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables has issued contract notices seeking Tier 1 contractors for the Arklow Bank Phase 2 wind farm project offshore Ireland. Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 is located approximately 6 to 15 kilometres off the coast of Arklow, Co. Wicklow and covers an area approximately 27 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide. The wind […]

  • 4 September 2023

    Malta’s Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise has issued a draft National Policy for the Deployment of Offshore Renewable Energy for public consultation and has demarcated six floating offshore wind development areas located beyond the country’s 12-nautical-mile territorial waters and into its potential Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). According to the Ministry, an international call […]

  • 31 July 2020
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip Marine will commence geotechnical survey at the Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 site in the Irish Sea in late August or early September, according to a Notice to Mariners from Ireland’s Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The company will use its vessel Geoquip Saentis to carry out the survey work, which will be […]