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  • 14 March 2023
    Business development, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource, the developers of the 704 MW Revolution Wind project offshore Connecticut and Rhode Island, have filed a proposal in Rhode Island’s offshore wind solicitation for Revolution Wind 2 which would have a generation capacity of 884 MW. According to the developers, the new offshore wind farm represents more than USD 2 billion […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The subsea export cable for the South Fork wind farm offshore New York has now been installed, according to an update Eversource Energy posted on social media. The installation work, carried out by the Belgian company DEME using its dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone, started in February with seabed preparation which included relocating boulders from […]

  • 13 December 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for offshore wind projects for public review and comment. The two projects, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) and the Sunrise Wind, if approved, could provide more than 4 GW of offshore wind power capacity, enough to power more than […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The onshore cable system for the South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm under construction, has been completed. Crews have demobilized all equipment from the project’s cable route and completed restoration, including “edge to edge” repaving of the Town roads and reseeding of the grassy shoulders, Ørsted and Eversource, the owners and developers […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed six new contracts in the US offshore wind market for 2023, 2024, and 2025. In the coming year, Ampelmann’s motion-compensated gangway will assist in the hook-up, cabling, and commissioning of turbines on Vineyard Wind and South Fork Wind offshore wind farms, two of the first commercial-scale wind […]

  • 12 January 2023
    Grid Connection

    An energy island in the Black Sea developed jointly by Romania and Bulgaria would facilitate deployment of multi-gigawatt offshore wind capacity while avoiding grid challenges that both countries face in this regard, according to a new report from the Energy Policy Group (EPG), a Bucharest-based independent think-tank focused on energy and climate policies. Titled Offshore wind […]

  • 28 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry, Ports & Logistics

    The following article is a guest post by Kristin Carman, PMP, REP – Offshore Project and Permit Manager DNV Energy USA, Inc. Offshore wind (OSW) development in the Gulf of Mexico (the Gulf) is an opportunity that has, arguably, received less focus than East and West Coast prospects, and one which some in the industry […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    German transmission system operator (TSO), 50Hertz, and Estonia’s TSO, Elering, have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly develop a hybrid submarine cable project called Baltic WindConnector in the Baltic Sea between Estonia and Germany. The Baltic WindConnector will be around 750 kilometres long and will land on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In addition […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    The Irish government has approved a new framework for offshore wind project procurement and development that will be in effect for auctions and projects that will follow after the country’s upcoming, first-ever offshore wind tender. The wind energy industry in Ireland has voiced concerns about some of the changes the new policy brings, saying it […]

  • 27 March 2023
    Business development, Innovation, Technology

    Following Principle Power and Ocergy, California – the US state poised to become one of the global floating wind hotspots – is now also home to its third floating wind technology developer, Aikido Technologies, which aims to launch a demonstration project next year and plans on rolling its technology out internationally, once it is ready […]

  • 28 March 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    Esbjerg-headquartered Blue Water Shipping has signed a concession agreement with Novaporte, a transportation, logistics, and green energy development in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both parties aim to work together, along with equity partner Membertou First Nation, to develop a major marshalling hub in Sydney, Nova Scotia for offshore wind energy servicing the Northeast Atlantic […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    On 16 March, the European Commission issued a proposed Net Zero Industry Act and a Critical Raw Materials Act, the building blocks of the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan. Together with a State aid framework adopted last week that also supports the Plan, the EU aims to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero economy and […]

  • 17 October 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Rhode Island Energy, the state’s primary utility company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for offshore wind, targeting an additional 600 MW to 1,000 MW of capacity. Offshore wind project proposals by bidders will be due to Rhode Island Energy on 1 February 2023. In July, Governor McKee signed into law clean energy legislation […]

  • 24 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    American utility PPL Corporation, through its subsidiary PPL TransLink LLC, and Belgium’s Elia Group, through its subsidiary WindGrid, have signed an agreement to develop and propose transmission solutions to integrate future offshore wind capacity to the onshore grid in the New England region, USA. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to work together […]

  • 11 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has issued an invitation to tender for a marine warranty surveyor for the maintenance activities on the energy island of the Modular Offshore Grid II (MOG II) project in the North Sea. From next year, an EPCI contractor will be responsible for the detailed design and the construction of the […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 December 2010

    Echoing a recent exchange at the Island Energy Plan Committee, the Electric Utility Task Group discussed options for reducing island electricity costs should a cable from the Deepwater Wind Block Island project fall through. Task group Chair Barbara MacMullan said that she didn’t think the town should limit itself to a stand-alone cable only. She […]

  • 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 […]