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  • 31 October 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    New York is days away from having its first offshore wind turbine. The first wind turbine components for the South Fork offshore wind farm have been loaded onto a barge and the installation vessel Aeolus is already in the project site area. The South Fork team has loaded out the components for the first wind […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The 132 MW South Fork Wind offshore wind farm delivered the first power to New York State’s power grid, announced Governor Kathy Hochul on 6 December. The South Fork Wind project is being built by a joint venture between Eversource and Ørsted. The joint venture reached the final investment decision for the project at the […]

  • 16 October 2023
    Business development, Research & Development

    Rhode Island Energy, the largest utility in Rhode Island, has issued a request for proposals (RfP) to secure an additional 1,200 MW of offshore wind to help power the state’s energy needs. According to the utility, the 1,200 MW RfP is the largest renewable energy solicitation ever sought for Rhode Island. Proposals can be submitted by the […]

  • 12 January 2024
    Business development, Industry, Research & Development

    Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has released a draft version of a bill that would streamline the offshore wind development process and get new sources of affordable clean energy on the grid. Senator Whitehouse requests feedback on his bill from all stakeholders, including federal, state, and local agencies, industries, developers, and communities. The Senator released […]

  • 7 November 2023
    Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    As construction work continues on New York’s first offshore wind farm, James Fisher Renewables is carrying out its second contract for the project. Following the deployment of the company’s bubble curtain during foundation installation this summer, James Fisher is now engaged in the final cable work at the South Fork Wind offshore wind farm. The […]

  • 21 November 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbine has been installed at the South Fork Wind Farm offshore New York. The first of South Fork Wind’s twelve Siemens Gamesa wind turbines was hoisted into place by the offshore construction team at the project site 35 miles off Montauk, New York. First approved by the Long Island […]

  • 14 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Eversource Energy has executed a definitive agreement to sell its 50 per cent stake in two US offshore wind projects, South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), nearing closer to its goal of exiting the offshore wind industry. The transaction allows Eversource to realise approximately USD 1.1 billion of cash proceeds […]

  • 13 November 2023
    Business development, Energy Islands, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Research & Development

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has developed seven measures to boost biodiversity around Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island. The artificial Princess Elisabeth Island will be an energy hub 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast connecting new wind farms and additional interconnections, to the UK and Denmark, to Belgium’s onshore power […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2 GW of offshore wind generation capacity. The RFP contains a few new provisions, including an indexed pricing option that adjusts for inflation and multi-state bids under the recently signed agreement with Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The state launched […]

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

    China-based Dajin Heavy Industry has dispatched the first eleven monopiles for the 496 MW Iles D’Yeu et Noirmoutier offshore wind farm in France. The monopiles, each weighing 700 tonnes, have been loaded onto Boskalis’ heavy-load carrier Black Marlin, which is currently located in China’s Yellow Sea, according to AIS data. The units were manufactured by […]

  • 24 January 2024

    The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs), the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level. The plans could help to accelerate the expansion of offshore wind and facilitate the deployment of innovative grid solutions […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Floating Wind, Foundations, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain

    Construction work on Eolink’s 5 MW floating wind turbine that will be installed at the French SEM-REV test site off the coast of Le Croisic is set to begin this Spring following the arrival of the first components at the Port of Brest on 20 February. The floater, which will be installed offshore as part of […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm situated in the German North Sea has secured a second long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Under the new agreement, BKW Energie AG, a Swiss energy utility, will purchase 18 per cent of the wind farm’s total production, equivalent to over 200 GWh annually, over the long-term. Amanda Niklaus, […]

  • 8 September 2023
    Business & Finance

    Eversource Energy has completed its sale of an uncommitted lease area off the south coast of Massachusetts to its joint venture (JV) partner Ørsted for USD 625 million. The all-cash transaction, which was announced in May, closed today following approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The deal with Eversource provides […]

  • 6 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Several days ago, Ørsted called it quits on the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the US, with some of the main issues leading to the decision to abandon the project being supply chain bottlenecks, primarily vessel shortages. This has affected not only the now-dropped Ocean Wind 1 but also the company’s Revolution Wind […]

  • 30 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Infrastructure, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    The world’s leading offshore wind developer, Ørsted, could book impairments of DKK 16 billion (EUR 2.15 billion) on its US portfolio due to adverse impacts relating to the supply chain, lack of favorable progress in Investment Tax Credit (ITC) guidance, and increased interest rates. The Ocean Wind 1, Sunrise Wind, and Revolution Wind projects are […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    The Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, has commissioned the 900 MW DolWin6 offshore grid connection, bringing the transmission capacity in the German North Sea to 8,032 MW. DolWin6, TenneT’s 13th German offshore grid connection, has now been officially handed over to the TSO for regular operation after several weeks of trial operation by Siemens Energy. […]

  • 10 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    All 13 monopile foundations have been installed at the South Fork Wind Farm site offshore New York, the state’s first offshore wind farm. Boskalis’s offshore installation vessel Bokalift 2 was responsible for the transporting and installation of the foundations, as well as the one for the substation, the first American-built offshore wind substation. More than […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first American-built offshore substation has been installed at the South Fork Wind site offshore New York, the state’s first offshore wind farm. The 1,500-tonne, 60-foot-tall offshore substation was built by Kiewit Offshore Services, the largest offshore fabricator in the US, at its Ingleside facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. The substation departed from the facility […]

  • 17 August 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables, have partnered to develop a second ScotWind site of 500 MW east of Shetland, expanding the overall footprint of the Arven offshore wind farm to 2.3 GW. Arven comprises two sites, namely a 1.8 GW project east of the Shetland Islands, […]

  • 19 July 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Wind Farm Update

    Rhode Island Energy, the largest utility in Rhode Island, has decided that it will not be moving forward on a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ørsted and Eversource for the Revolution Wind 2 offshore wind farm. The utility, formerly known as National Grid Rhode Island, said that higher interest rates, increased costs of capital […]

  • 10 July 2023
    Business development, Technology

    Bristol-based Sennen is working with Ørsted to pilot an innovative digital system at the developer’s South Fork, New York’s first offshore wind farm under construction. Based on Sennen’s technology, the new system is said to help Ørsted plan and deliver the construction of the 132 MW South Fork offshore wind farm. According to Sennen, this […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    National Grid has started installing the cofferdams for the subsea cables which will connect the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in US waters, developed by Deepwater Wind, with Block Island. The next step involves a process called horizontal directional drilling (HDD), which creates a boring through which a conduit, and ultimately the submarine cables, […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Block Island is no longer powered by diesel generators after the Block Island Power Company transferred the Island’s electrical system to Deepwater Wind’s 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in US waters.

  • 8 December 2014

    On 5 September developer Deepwater Wind announced that it received final federal approval for the construction of their 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, to belocated around 3 miles off the coast of Block Island. The company is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for its application […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The 20-mile submarine cable which will connect US mainland to Block Island and export the electricity generated by the 30MW Block Island offshore wind wind farm, is expected to make landfall at Crescent Beach, Block Island, in the next week or so, depending on the weather. The cable laying barge Big Max started laying the 34.5kV […]