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  • 8 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Governor Dan Mckee has opened a 30-day public comment period about Rhode Island Energy’s draft request for proposals (RFP) for creating more offshore wind energy in the state. Rhode Island Energy, the state’s primary utility, is administering the RFP and will issue the procurement to the market no later than 15 October, McKee’s office said. […]

  • 7 July 2022

    Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has signed a bill that seeks to procure between 600 MW and 1 GW of newly developed offshore wind capacity. “Adding offshore wind clean energy capacity is essential for meeting our new 100 percent renewable energy by 2033 goal and our Act on Climate emissions reductions target. It will not […]

  • 30 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    US-based Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has ordered six Chartwell-designed Ambitious-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The Ambitious-class is Chartwell’s flagship CTV design, said AWT, comprising a 25.2 metre aluminium catamaran with a capacity to transport 24 personnel to and from wind turbines. “The US offshore wind market is expanding rapidly, and AWT’s pioneering vision to support […]

  • 1 July 2022
    Business & Finance

    US-based Keystone Engineering Inc. and the German civil engineering company Jörss-Blunck-Ordemann GmbH (JBO) have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly provide offshore wind farm designs that are tailor-made to the growing US offshore wind market. The parties said that, as the US offshore wind industry gains more momentum, it is becoming more apparent that […]

  • 8 June 2022

    The Rhode Island State Senate has approved the state’s new bill that facilitates procurement of further 600 MW of offshore wind capacity and removes incentives to which utilities are entitled under the existing law for signing long-term contracts with newly developed renewable energy projects. The bill (S 2583A), sponsored by Senator Dawn Euer at the […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Business & Finance

    RWE Renewables has partnered with Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the GNOwind Alliance to help establish an offshore wind supply chain in Louisiana that could serve projects across the US. Germany-based offshore wind developer will collaborate with GNO, Inc. and GNOwind Alliance on building a programme that will help existing Louisiana companies, especially […]

  • 6 June 2022

    A new bill in Rhode Island, which will facilitate procuring further 600 MW of offshore wind capacity, could cut the costs for consumers as it removes incentives for which utility companies were entitled by signing long-term contracts with newly developed renewable energy projects. The bill, set to go before the State Senate on 7 June, […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Van Oord has won a contract to transport and install wind turbines at an undisclosed wind farm offshore the East Coast of the USA. The company will deploy the offshore installation vessel Aeolus on the project. The turbine installation work is scheduled to start in 2023. Van Oord said that this is the first contract […]

  • 6 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the offshore wind developer Ørsted have announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s US offshore wind farms with an American union workforce. “A first-of-its-kind in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Agreement (NOWA) sets the bar for working conditions and equity, injects hundreds of […]

  • 24 March 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Dan McKee, the Governor of the US State of Rhode Island, has introduced legislation that would require a market-competitive procurement for approximately 600 MW of newly-developed offshore wind capacity. If enacted, Rhode Island’s primary utility company would be required to issue the procurement no later than 15 August 2022. Rhode Island is home to North […]

  • 21 March 2022
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics

    Rhode Island’s Port of Davisville and the South Quay Marine Terminal in the City of East Providence will receive USD 60 million and USD 35 million, respectively, for infrastructure upgrades to support offshore wind activities on the US east coast. At the beginning of this year, State Governor Dan McKee announced that his FY2023 budget […]

  • 3 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has presented draft plans for what the company says ”will be the world’s first artificial energy island.” The Princess Elisabeth Island will be located almost 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast and will serve as the link between the offshore wind farms in the country’s second offshore wind zone, […]

  • 31 August 2022

    Eight Baltic Sea countries that yesterday agreed to build sevenfold the offshore wind capacity currently installed in the Baltic Sea by 2030 have outlined their joint path to minimising the reliance on Russian fossil fuels. Along with the offshore wind buildout, the leaders of the eight countries will also cooperate on grid interconnections and LNG […]

  • 11 May 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will open the lease sale for two offshore wind areas in Carolina Long Bay in about one hour, as of when up to 16 prequalified bidders will compete for lease rights for the blocks OCS-A 0545 and OCS-A 0546. The area being auctioned today is the Wilmington East […]

  • 21 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Energy Test Center (METCentre) has been licensed to test four new offshore wind turbines on the Norwegian west coast. According to METCentre, agreements have already been signed with companies for the expanded test capacity and the offshore wind turbines are expected to be installed by 2026. “The expansion of the METCentre is very […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Nigg in Scotland, owned and operated by Global Energy Group (GEG), has unveiled its new East Quay, which increases the port facility’s deep water quayside to over 1,200 metres. The new quay will enable the port to service multiple large-scale energy sector projects simultaneously and ensure the port facility has the required infrastructure […]

  • 2 June 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has partnered with Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to launch a global initiative to attract overseas manufacturing companies of scale to the Scottish Floating Wind Port Cluster. The main target of this international initiative under the DIT’s High Potential Opportunities (HPO) programme is […]

  • 31 August 2022
    Contribution, Environment

    The UK could move forward with its ambitious plans for offshore wind while strengthening approaches to protect nature, according to a new report published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Through a new “Nature Positive” approach the expansion of offshore wind over the next decade can be delivered without jeopardising the […]

  • 24 March 2022
    Ports & Logistics

    Foss Maritime is partnering with local investors of New Bedford’s Cannon Street Holdings LLC (CSH) to develop the New Bedford Foss Marine Terminal at the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The New Bedford Foss Marine Terminal is envisioned as a new base of operations and terminal logistics facility to support offshore wind projects off Massachusetts […]

  • 30 June 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Deep Blue Pacific Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has nominated three areas off the Southern Oregon coast to build the US Pacific Northwest’s first floating offshore wind project. Deep Blue Pacific Wind’s nomination was submitted in response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) official Call for Information and […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The 1,400-tonne offshore substation topside has been installed on its monopile foundation at the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, RWE, the owner and developer of the project, said. The topside was installed by the heavy lift, DP 2 installation vessel Gulliver, operated by DEME’s subsidiary Scaldis Salvage & Marine […]

  • 17 February 2022
    Business & Finance

    Renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power and offshore wind engineering company Keystone Engineering have formed a partnership to pursue and collaborate on technical consulting and advisory business opportunities in the US offshore wind market.  According to Natural Power, their partnership was set up with the aim of providing a wider range of technical […]

  • 14 February 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    South Fork Wind, a 50-50 joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has approved the final investment decision (FID) for the project that will be New York’s first offshore wind farm. This final investment solidifies the companies’ commitment to the 132 MW offshore wind farm. The FID also marked the start of the construction phase of […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Construction work on the 132 MW South Fork wind farm offshore New York is scheduled to start on or about 28 January, South Fork Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, said. According to the developer, the project has now received necessary permits to install the export cable system onshore and in the […]

  • 28 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Ørsted and Eversource have selected two vessel operators in Northeast US that will partner with Rhode Island shipyards to build crew transfer vessels (CTVs) serving the two companies’ offshore wind farms in the region. Joint venture partners Ørsted and Eversource will charter five new offshore wind CTVs from New York-based WindServe Marine and Massachusetts-based American […]

  • 20 January 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, has received the final decision from the federal level needed to move the project toward the start of construction as the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has now given its final approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP). […]