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  • 7 May 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the testing of suction bucket jacket foundations at the Beacon Wind offshore wind lease area, owned by BP, which filed an application to perform the tests last year together with its then-joint venture partner Equinor. In March 2023, the Beacon Wind joint venture submitted a […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Beacon Wind offshore wind project in the US could feature suction bucket jacket foundations as the developer – a joint venture between BP and Equinor which is in the process of moving towards BP taking full ownership of Beacon Wind – requested approval to perform suction bucket tests as part of the site investigation […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and BP have reached an agreement to restructure the ownership of their joint US offshore wind projects which, following completion, will result in BP taking ownership of Equinor’s 50 per cent stake in the Beacon Wind 1 and 2 projects and Equinor taking ownership of BP’s 50 per cent stake in the Empire Wind […]

  • 1 December 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Atlas Wind is the official name of the floating offshore wind project that Equinor plans to build off the coast of California, the developer announced on 29 November. “Atlas is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and most importantly perseverance, as we bring tested, world-class technology to California’s Central Coast,” said Molly Morris, President of […]

  • 4 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US joint venture between BP and Equinor has agreed with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to terminate the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) agreement for the 1,260 MW Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project that recently obtained federal approval. The move comes after the joint venture, and two […]

  • 15 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Danish Maersk Supply Service and the US vessel owner and operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) are partnering on the construction and operation of a feeder vessel spread designed for Maersk Supply Service’s wind installation vessel (WIV), currently being built in Singapore. The feeder spread, which includes two tugs and two barges, will be built by […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Clean Air Act permit to Empire Offshore Wind, owned by Equinor. The air quality analysis, conducted by EPA, showed that the impacts on air quality from the construction and operation of the offshore wind project will not cause or contribute to a violation of federal air […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor is bidding in the expedited offshore wind solicitation in New York with Empire Wind 1, the 810 MW project that already secured an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) contract in 2019, as the rules of New York’s procurement provide for projects with existing ORECs to bid into the solicitation. The company first revealed its […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Equinor’s Empire Wind offshore wind project in New York, the US. With this approval secured, the developer is planning to start the construction of Empire Wind 1 later this year. The approved plan includes the construction and operation […]

  • 16 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Energy’s 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project has received an air quality permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the final federal permit required to begin offshore construction. The installation of monopiles at the project site off the coast of Virginia Beach is scheduled to begin in May. Belgian offshore […]

  • 25 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Italian Ministry for Environment and Energy Security has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the 250 MW 7SeasMed floating offshore wind project. This is the first EIA approval for a floating offshore wind project, said Copenhagen Offshore Partners, the lead developer for the wind farm. “The EIA Decree is the result of our […]

  • 29 April 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first transition pieces (TPs) for Dominion Energy’s 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project have been loaded onto the heavy load carrier, Sun Rise, and are en route to the US East Coast. On 24 April, MV Sun Rise left the quayside of CS WIND Offshore (previously known as Bladt Industries) in Aalborg, […]

  • 13 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first six foundations for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project have been loaded onto DEME Group’s installation vessel, Orion. In addition, work on the second offshore substation for the 2.6 GW project has started at CS Wind Offshore’s production site in Aalborg, Denmark. The first six monopiles, which are produced by EEW […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway7’s vessels, Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift, have commenced the installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces (TPs) for Dogger Bank B, the second phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK, which is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once in operation. The monopiles and TPs, […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Norway’s Odfjell Oceanwind and its compatriot Prodtex have set up a joint venture, named Windsteel Technologies, to establish the production capacity necessary to meet the need for hundreds of floating wind foundations per year in Europe. The joint venture is planning to have its first facility operational by 2027. According to Odfjel Oceanwind, the joint […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan resumes with the 2024 installation campaign now underway, according to Skyborn Renewables, which expects to have the 640 MW project completed this year. “We’re back in full swing and have installed this season’s first monopile just a few days ago. The monopile installation will continue […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind turbine installation at the Yunlin offshore wind farm site in Taiwan has resumed with two wind turbines already installed in this year’s campaign and 36 of the project’s total 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW units in place so far. The wind turbines are being installed by the vessel Seajacks Zaratan. “Following weeks of hard […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Technology

    System integration is what is needed for the next leap in offshore wind, however, not all technologies that can integrate with offshore wind farms have the same starting point. Floating solar still has some way to go in becoming more resilient to harsh offshore conditions. On the other hand, hydrogen is a more ready option […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) for a total of 473 MW of Moray West offshore wind farm’s generation capacity to help power its operations when the project becomes operational later this year. The technology giant signed the CPPA with ENGIE, which owns the Moray West project through Ocean Winds, the 50-50 […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance

    Føn Energy Services has unveiled its plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company, C-Ventus, as part of a merger expected to bolster its offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities. Føn Energy Services will acquire 100 per cent of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International, a global provider of marine engineering, civil […]

  • 9 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Western Power, an Ireland- and UK-based wind energy developer, is studying potential offshore wind areas in Croatia’s sector of the Adriatic Sea. Subject to plans taking off, as this is currently at an early stage, the company could develop a 500 MW offshore wind project off the coast of the country’s Istria County. In this […]

  • 8 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Romania’s independent energy company Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) has completed an offshore wind feasibility study of potential areas in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea. Last year, BSOG and its Midia Gas Development (MGD) partners revealed plans to use their existing MGD infrastructure to connect up to 3 GW of offshore wind […]

  • 23 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group’s heavy lift vessel, Orion, has installed the first monopile foundation for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the largest offshore wind farm under construction in the US. The first six monopiles were loaded onto DEME Group’s Orion this month, and the vessel headed to the offshore construction site approximately 43 […]

  • 25 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. Approved on 20 March, the feasibility study report, which covered an area of 286 square kilometres, also included the environmental impact study (EIS). The approval does not give the project developer, Thor Wind Farm I/S, owned […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Power-to-X

    The first of the 23 caissons being built for Princess Elisabeth Island in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is almost finished and will be immersed in the North Sea this summer. The artificial Belgian energy island is a world first. A Belgian consortium comprising DEME and Jan De Nul (TM Edison) is building the foundations of the […]