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  • 3 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Aberdeen-based Rotech Subsea has secured a contract to provide inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services on America’s first offshore wind farm – the Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island. The contract, which is Rotech Subsea’s first in the US since its return to the sector, saw the subsea, trenching, and excavation specialist mobilise its […]

  • 19 March 2021
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to the South Fork offshore wind farm’s export cable, which will make landfall at Beach Lane in Wainscott and then run to the Cove Hollow Road substation in East Hampton, where the project will be connected to […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands-headquartered Ventolines has signed on as the offshore wind expertise partner for the Mayflower Wind project in Massachusetts. Ventolines will provide transport and installation expertise on the substation, foundations, inter-array cables, and wind turbines. The Dutch company has also opened its first U.S. office in Boston with the aim of exploring new opportunities in […]

  • 6 January 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Fork offshore wind farm and will open a 45-day public comment period on 8 January. After the public consultation period, BOEM will address all received comments and publish a Final EIS, which is expected to be […]

  • 10 March 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Denmark-headquartered engineering and consultancy company Ramboll has added Benjamin Foley to its offshore wind team in the United States. Operating from Ramboll’s office in Philadelphia, Foley will act as Head of Engineering on the company’s US offshore wind activities. His main task will be to strengthen Ramboll’s global position and facilitate growth within the US […]

  • 7 June 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource have decided to reduce the number of wind turbines at the South Fork offshore wind farm from 15 to 12. The 130 MW project, which was planned to comprise up to 15 wind turbines with a capacity of between 6 MW and 12 MW, will now most likely opt for 11 MW […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Global installed offshore wind capacity increased in 2020 and reached around 5 per cent of total wind capacity, according to the latest statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Overall, wind energy expansion almost doubled last year with 111 GW, compared to 58 GW in 2019. Of the 111 GW, around 34.4 GW of […]

  • 18 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has signed supply and service contracts for the 1.1 GW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm in New Jersey, which will use the company’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbines. The contracts, subject to final notice to proceed, cover the GE Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine with an option for Ocean Wind to utilise the […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    US Wind, the developer of the MarWin offshore wind project off the coast of Maryland, has entered into a partnership with Sea Risk Solutions, a U.S.-based business which will assist the company with engagement efforts with fishermen in Maryland and the greater Delmarva region. The partnership will see Sea Risk’s Wolfgang Rain and Ron Larsen […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Authorities

    U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new Executive Order on 27 January, directing the Department of the Interior to identify steps that can be taken to double offshore wind energy production by 2030 and to pause entering into new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and in federal waters. The Executive Order comes […]

  • 20 April 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Ocean Wind and EEW have broken ground for the EEW monopile manufacturing facility at the Port of Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, New Jersey, U.S. The start of construction marks a significant milestone in delivering the largest industrial offshore wind manufacturing facility in the U.S. to date, Ocean Wind said. Construction of the facility […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    US Wind has named Jeff Grybowski as CEO to lead the company in developing its MarWin offshore wind project off the coast of Maryland. Grybowski is the former CEO of Deepwater Wind, and under his leadership the company developed Block Island – the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. “I’m thrilled to be joining […]

  • 1 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company EnBW has issued a contract notice seeking a Main Automation Contractor (MAC) for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind farm in the German North Sea. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of a main automation system (MAS), including generator block controllers and the station automation system controllers, communication […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Ørsted and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the next generation offshore wind workforce in the U.S. The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U.S. union construction workers into the offshore wind industry, in collaboration with the leadership of the 14 U.S. NABTU […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Business & Finance

    French floating wind foundation developer Eolink and Dutch robotics company Kranendonk are looking into setting up a gigafactory for automated production of floating wind foundations. Eolink said it had slightly adapted its detailed design to be fully compatible with automated welding robots which would be used in Kranendonk production line. The flow-rate and the infrastructural […]

  • 8 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of Siemens Gamesa turbines has begun at the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands. All of the 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW turbines are expected to be installed and tested in the IJsselmeer Lake by June. According to project developer, it takes approximately one and half days to build one turbine, and […]

  • 22 March 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Visser & Smit Hanab has laid and tested the onshore HV cable connecting the transformer station and HV substation of the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Approximately 23 km of 110 kV cable was laid from Breezanddijk through the Afsluitdijk and along the A7 motorway to Bolsward, from where 32 km of […]

  • 12 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The first wind turbine at Windpark Fryslân has begun producing electricity, according to a project update published on social media on 12 April. The first of the total of 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW wind turbines was installed at the project site at the end of the last month. Located in the IJsselmeer Lake in […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed all of the 89 foundations at the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the IJsselmeer Lake, the Netherlands. Van Oord installed the first monopile at the site in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer near Breezanddijk in September. Due to the shallows in the IJsselmeer and the width of the locks, […]

  • 24 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of the 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW wind turbines has been installed at Windpark Fryslân, the world’s largest wind farm in inland fresh waters. Located in the IJsselmeer Lake and some six kilometres off the Frisian coast, the Netherlands, the 382.7 MW Windpark Fryslân wind farm is being constructed by the Zuiderzeewind consortium […]

  • 20 May 2021
    R&D, Technology

    The Fraunhofer IWES is now starting construction work on a third rotor wind turbine blade test bench at its Großer Westring site in Bremerhaven, Germany. Once complete, the bench will be used to test state-of-the-art prototypes measuring 115 metres in length and even more. Some EUR 19 million are set to be invested in the […]

  • 3 May 2021

    Securing the flow of green energy by safely servicing and maintaining fast growing numbers of wind turbines on land and at sea, is no small challenge. Part of that challenge is to optimally protect against electrical shocks and to make turbine activation impossible while maintenance is still ongoing. The company needed a practical and reliable […]

  • 26 February 2021
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of Siemens Gamesa turbines at the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands is set to commence at the beginning of March. The 382.7 MW Windpark Fryslân will comprise 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW turbines located in the IJsselmeer Lake. According to the project developer, all preparations are almost ready, Van Oord installed the final […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The U.S. state of Rhode Island is planning to issue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. A draft RFP will be filed with state regulators this fall, and if approved, a final request is expected to be issued to the marketplace in early-2021. Any […]

  • 8 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet is seeking environmental engineering consultancy services for the energy islands and the accompanying offshore wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The scope of work covers a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental investigations for the two energy islands and the wind farms. The tender remains open […]

  • 31 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Energinet has issued a tender seeking floating lidar measurements for the areas where the Danish energy islands and accompanying offshore wind farms are set to be built. The tender is divided into four lots, with the first two concerning atmospheric and oceanographic measurements for project areas in the North Sea. The second two lots are […]