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  • 2 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Vattenfall have signed a three-year extension on their testing and demonstration collaboration at the 96.8 MW Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland. The partnership at the 96.8MW offshore wind test and demonstration facility first began in 2019. Since then, technologies that […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Fugro has opened a new office in South Korea as part of a joint venture with South Korean marine technology company UST21 in support of the local offshore wind sector. The new office called Fugro UST21 and located in Incheon will provide geo-data solutions for South Korea’s offshore renewable energy sector, which the Dutch company […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain, Vessels

    A consortium led by Bibby Marine, which is working on bringing a zero-emission electric service operation vessel (eSOV) to the UK and European offshore wind markets, has contracted Longitude Engineering, a UK-based engineering consultancy and ship design firm, to design the new SOV. Bibby Marine announced the company and its consortium partners Port of Aberdeen, […]

  • 26 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    In what is described as a “strong start of the year”, Dutch geo-data specialist company, Fugro, reported a 9 per cent revenue growth for the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, said to be due to ongoing significant growth in offshore wind projects. Revenue in the first quarter was EUR […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics

    Australian Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek, has rejected the application for the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal submitted by the Port of Hastings Corporation, which plans to establish the terminal at the Old Tyabb Reclamation Area (OTRA), located within an existing port zone. In this article: The proposed terminal is planned to serve as […]

  • 9 October 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    BlueFloat Energy’s floating offshore wind project in Taiwan, called Winds of September, has achieved approval from Taiwan’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) review committee. Named after the strong winds blowing in the Hsinchu region every September, the Winds of September project is located 25 kilometres offshore in an area of around 125 square kilometres and in […]

  • 6 October 2023
    Green Hydrogen, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Power-to-X

    This is a guest article by Anne Haase, Renewables Director at Aquaterra Energy.  Europe is currently driving plans forward to significantly decarbonise industry and accelerate its journey to a low carbon economy. Hydrogen is core to that decarbonisation strategy, with infrastructure projects being developed conceptually to support transmission and distribution across Europe, the UK and wider. […]

  • 6 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has completed its geotechnical campaign for the 100 MW Erebus Test and Demonstration floating offshore wind project in Wales. The surveys, led by the Dutch geo-data specialist Fugro, included the acquisition of sub-seabed data using borehole, vibrocore, and cone penetration test techniques utilising […]

  • 27 July 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Metocean studies for the Erebus and Valorous projects, the first floating wind farms to be built in Welsh waters, are now underway, the developer Blue Gem Wind reported on 27 July. The studies, which will support the design of the two floating wind projects, are being performed by ABPmer, which will deliver the certifiable metocean […]

  • 23 February 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine license for the 100 MW Erebus floating offshore wind project in Wales. Working with OWC, MarineSpace, ITPEnergised, and Burges Salmon, and following a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, Blue Gem Wind was granted a marine license for the […]

  • 22 December 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has submitted consent applications for its 100 MW Erebus floating wind project offshore Wales, the UK. According to Blue Gem Wind, these are the first-ever consent applications to be submitted for floating offshore wind in Welsh waters. Blue Gem Wind has applied to […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind has awarded Rovco with a contract to carry out survey work at the site of the proposed 96 MW Erebus floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea. The million-pound contract will see Rovco carry out detailed geophysical and environmental site investigations to assess the seabed and sub-surface conditions at both the wind […]

  • 23 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture of Total and Simply Blue Energy, has submitted the scoping report for the Valorous floating offshore wind project in the Celtic Sea. The proposed Valorous site is located approximately 50 km South West of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Valorous represents the second floating wind project being progressed by Blue Gem […]

  • 17 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Blue Gem Wind has received planning consent from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to install a temporary met mast to study the floating offshore wind potential in the Celtic Sea. The 120-meter met mast and onshore monitoring equipment is provided by local supplier Solar Wheel.  Due to be installed on the Angle Peninsula, on […]

  • 21 June 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore digital aerial surveys have begun at a site in the Celtic Sea where a 300 MW floating wind project has been proposed to be built by Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy. The partners have contracted APEM to deliver 24 consecutive monthly bird and marine mammal surveys of […]

  • 4 November 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind has hired Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd (OWC) to provide engineering services for an offshore wind development project on the UK Continental Shelf. The contract is for a term of approximately three years, and the scope of work includes Owners Engineering and Project Development Support, OWC said. The contract is valued at between […]

  • 31 May 2022
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, has redeployed an EOLOS FLS200 floating LiDAR system at the proposed Valorous floating wind project site to continue an offshore metocean campaign in the Celtic Sea. The company said it will share wave data with local surfers. Alfie Wisdom, delivery manager at Blue […]

  • 27 September 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, is preparing to deploy a floating LiDAR at the Valorous floating wind project site to inform the engineering designs and the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for the proposed project. The EOLOS FLS200 floating LiDAR system will be towed from the harbour in Milford […]

  • 19 July 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, has awarded Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) an Owner’s Engineer contract for the pre-FEED of the Valorous floating offshore wind project in the UK. Under the one-and-a-half-year contract, OWC’s scope of work will be to deliver the Owner’s Engineering services for the pre-leasing engineering […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate has awarded Blue Gem Wind with seabed rights to develop the 96 MW Erebus project, Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm. The Agreement for Lease will allow the joint venture between Simply Blue Energy and Total to progress with environmental assessments and surveys, and seek planning consent for the project through the statutory processes. […]

  • 8 April 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    GEOxyz has begun geophysical survey work at the 96 MW Erebus project, Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm. GEOxyz will carry out the offshore surveys until mid-June at the site located 45km South West of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The work follows the geophysical and environmental site investigations which Rovco kicked off in August last year. […]

  • 13 March 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Welsh Government has granted consent for the country’s first floating offshore wind farm located 40 kilometres off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Project Erebus will feature seven next-generation 14 MW turbines on floating platforms, providing enough renewable energy to power 93,000 homes. Erebus is part of a first phase of a 4 GW renewable energy […]

  • 24 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Irish floating wind company Simply Blue Energy (SBE) is setting up an international development team to identify and originate new project opportunities outside Ireland and the UK. Kevin Banister, who worked for floating wind technology provider, Principle Power, for almost ten years, is joining the company in September as Chief Development Officer (International) to set […]

  • 29 June 2022
    R&D, Technology

    HydroSurv and Sonardyne have completed a demonstration project involving HydroSurv’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) and Sonardyne’s acoustic communications technology, whose combined capabilities the two companies showcased at the site of the Valorous floating wind project, developed by TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy. The project, which was part of an extension to the ‘Robotics for a […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    EOLOS has deployed its FLS200 floating LiDAR buoy in the waters where Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm, the 96 MW Erebus, will be built. The Spanish floating LiDAR supplier secured a contract for the Erebus project this summer with Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between Ireland-based blue economy developer Simply Blue Energy and […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    NASH Maritime has been selected as the shipping and navigation consultant for the 96 MW Erebus floating wind project in the Celtic Sea offshore Wales, UK. NASH Maritime’s scope includes the delivery of radar vessel traffic surveys, which commenced this month, a Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) and input to the offshore Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), […]