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  • 8 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor and BP have selected Skanska USA as the construction manager for the port upgrade of New York’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). Port upgrades to redevelop SBMT were part of the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 project proposals Equinor and BP submitted in the 2021 offshore wind power solicitation in the State of New […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation has attracted bids from a number of major players including Ørsted and Eversource, Equinor and bp, RWE and National Grid, Invenergy and energyRe, and Rise Light & Power, among others. In July of 2022, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul announced New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation for […]

  • 24 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, led by Equinor and BP, has opened for business and announced its first call for applications to help accelerate the development phase of offshore wind in New York. The Accelerator Program is looking for start-ups that provide innovative technology and solutions related to the development of offshore wind in New […]

  • 4 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    DEME Offshore US has been awarded a contract by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, to supply inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms. Under the contract, DEME Offshore US will be responsible for transporting and installing inter-array cables, which will have a total […]

  • 5 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Seatrium Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP), has secured a contract from Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, to supply two offshore substations for the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms in the US. The scope of the project involves the engineering, procurement, […]

  • 15 February 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Industry, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    BP and Deep Wind Offshore have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind opportunities in South Korea. As part of their agreement, bp has acquired a 55 per cent stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s early-stage offshore wind portfolio, which includes four projects across the Korean peninsula with a potential generating capacity of up to […]

  • 15 November 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) has issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Empire Wind offshore wind projects, being developed by Equinor and BP in New York. The DEIS encompasses the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms that are proposed to be built in waters […]

  • 9 December 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Ports & Logistics

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has awarded a conditional designation as developer to NorthPoint Development with the goal to transform Rossville Municipal Site in Staten Island into an offshore wind port facility for manufacturing and assembling wind turbine components after development. The Rossville site is a 33-acre city-owned waterfront industrial property, one of […]

  • 30 May 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology

    European global offshore wind developer Parkwind has teamed up with Beach Energy to compete for a licence to develop offshore wind projects in the Bass Strait off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia. The bid was submitted as part of the Commonwealth Government’s process for granting offshore electricity infrastructure feasibility licences for potential offshore […]

  • 2 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) has completed the sale of its 25 per cent equity interest in 1.1 GW Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind project to Ørsted North America. With this executed agreement, Ørsted North America has reimbursed PSEG for all of its cumulative outlays in the Ocean Wind 1 project and Ørsted North […]

  • 30 January 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    California’s Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, has proposed to develop the largest facility in the nation specifically designed to accommodate the assembly of offshore wind turbines. The proposed Pier Wind facility would span up to 400 acres of newly built land, located southwest of the Long Beach International […]

  • 17 January 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Danish Port of Esbjerg, together with US-based Moffatt & Nichol, has deployed digital twin technology which could triple the port’s offshore wind capacity. With a digital twin, the port can simulate future projects and operations, plan accordingly ahead of time, and thus be at the forefront of delivering the service and flexibility that the offshore […]

  • 12 December 2022

    Norwegian offshore wind services company Havfram has confirmed that its first vessel is now under construction, following the execution of a shipbuilding contract with CIMC-Raffles in China. The NG20000X self-propelled jack-up is equipped with a 3,250-ton crane and the latest battery hybrid drive train technology designed to reduce carbon emissions per MW installed by over […]

  • 6 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Energy has selected Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) to deliver a package of marine coordination support comprising consultancy, training, and lead marine coordination for the US Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. Dominion Energy and SMC have committed to driving the development of local skillsets over the next four years, with SMC providing a training […]

  • 2 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    Belgian offshore construction companies Jan De Nul and DEME, through their consortium TM EDISON, have won the tender for the construction of the Princess Elisabeth Island in their home country, which will be the first artificial energy island in the world. The artificial island, which will be built some 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast […]

  • 1 June 2023

    Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, has introduced a new bill in the House of Commons which will put in place regulations that will enable offshore wind development in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. On 30 May, the minister, in partnership with the governments of the two provinces, introduced amendments […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business development, Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The Port of Long Beach has released plans to build an offshore floating wind facility, known as Pier Wind, that would support the manufacture and assembly of offshore wind turbines. The offshore wind facility would span up to 400 acres of newly built land located southwest of the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge within the […]

  • 2 June 2023
    Business development, Innovation, Technology, Technology

    At the beginning of May, Balmoral presented a scour protection solution that could replace rock dumping and is set to potentially cut costs by up to 70 per cent when compared to this conventional method. In an interview with, the company revealed that the initial concept behind its new HexDefence system was aimed at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    100 out of the 140 Siemens Gamesa 11.0-200 DD wind turbines have been installed at the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid, the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm and soon to be the largest offshore wind farm in operation. ”We have finished the installation of offshore wind turbine number 100 at the Hollandse Kust Zuid […]

  • 16 December 2022

    “Ensuring we have the right settings in place to encourage development of offshore renewable infrastructure will enable us to deliver net zero emissions by 2050”. – Megan Woods, New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister New Zealand’s Government has put proposals for the development of offshore renewable energy up for public consultation as part of a […]

  • 26 January 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul and LS Cable & System have completed the installation of the first sea cable for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust West Alpha substation in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. In recent weeks, the cable-laying vessel Connector and the remote-controlled cable-laying vehicle UTV1200 laid more than 60 kilometres of cables between Heemskerk beach […]

  • 27 April 2023
    Contribution, Grid Connection

    Hitachi Energy and WindEurope have published a new report which outlines that Europe needs to invest more in the so-called meshed grids to ensure its offshore wind development. Meshed grids are clusters of offshore wind farms with fewer cables connected to the shore that can route power to two or more national grids. Governments across […]

  • 17 April 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first of 69 wind turbines has been installed at the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea. The offshore wind farm, located some 18.5 kilometres off the coast of Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands, is developed by CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. The wind […]

  • 22 March 2023
    Business development, Industry, Innovation, R&D, Research & Development, Technology, Technology

    Energy major bp has launched three separate calls for innovative ideas and new collaborations in the field of offshore wind. The call is part of bp’s effort to become a global leader in offshore wind, the company said. BP is on the lookout for collaborators, from individuals to large-scale organizations, who have new ideas, at […]

  • 21 December 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed up Port of Blyth as an offshore construction base for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Commissioned in December 2000, Blyth was home to the UK’s first offshore wind turbine pilot project, operated at the time by E.ON Climate and Renewables, whose activities have since become part of RWE. Turning full […]