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  • 9 February 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    A delegation of fifteen Scottish companies met in Rennes, France, with companies from the Brittany offshore wind and marine energy sector to discuss the development of partnerships around floating wind turbines. Scotland and Brittany are two players at the forefront of floating wind development in Europe. The two territories have the advantage of having floating […]

  • 12 May 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167DD wind turbines has been installed on the 496 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm site in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, some 16.3 kilometres from the Breton coast. The operation was carried out from the jack-up vessel Brave Tern of the Norwegian company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The […]

  • 29 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry

    In this session three professionals from Offshore Energy’s supporting and endorsing partners will share their views on the current state of affairs, outlooks for the upcoming years and share opportunities in several regions and markets in the maritime, offshore and energy sector. Hans Simons from HoTai Energy Consult wrote a whitepaper ‘Feeding the beast’ about […]

  • 27 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Ailes Marines, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has announced that the construction works on the 496 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm are now resuming, saying the installation vessel Aeolus will be continuing pile and drilling installation operations on the remaining wind turbine positions. According to the AIS data, Van Oord’s jack-up vessel is en route to […]

  • 8 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Navantia Seanergies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US shipyard General Dynamics NASSCO to jointly bid for offshore wind farm projects in the United States. The agreement was signed by the Director of Navantia Seanergies, Javier Herrador, and the President of General Dynamics NASSCO, David J. Carver. The agreement includes the manufacture […]

  • 21 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Companies from the French region of Brittany (Bretagne) will be present at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam on 29 and 30 November to highlight their expertise and the region’s ports’ strategic position close to several fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind projects. Bretagne Ocean Power, accompanied by five Breton companies, will be present […]

  • 1 March 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The technical base of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm was inaugurated on 24 February, however, this solution remains temporary, pending the final realisation of the maintenance base in the port of Saint-Quay-Portrieux. The temporary technical base of the French offshore wind farm was inaugurated by Daniel Cueff, Vice President of the Brittany region, and Stéphane […]

  • 4 January 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola has revealed that it completed the first phase of construction for its 496 MW Saint-Brieuc wind farm offshore France, with works continuing in January depending on weather conditions. A total of 65 per cent of the piles and 40 per cent of the jacket foundations that will support wind turbines have now been installed […]

  • 14 February 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    The European Commission (EC) has approved, under EU State aid rules, a EUR 2.08 billion measure to support the construction and operation of a floating offshore wind farm in France. The floating offshore wind project will be located off the coast of South Brittany and is expected to have a capacity of 230 MW to […]

  • 16 February 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    TotalEnergies and Corio Generation have signed a joint venture partnership to develop the Formosa 3 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Under this agreement, Corio will remain the majority shareholder and lead developer with 50 per cent plus ten shares overall in the project. The announcement comes after Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy confirmed in late December […]

  • 23 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Equipment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    The largest European center for sea trials entirely dedicated to floating wind power and marine renewable energies, called the OPEN-C Foundation, has been set up in France by major industry players. The creation of OPEN-C Foundation has been announced by 10 public and private founders including Ifremer, Centrale Nantes, ITE France Énergies Marines, EDF, RTE, […]

  • 12 May 2023

    Wind farms in Britain generated more electricity than gas-fired power stations for the first time in the first quarter of 2023. Offshore and onshore wind turbines supplied 32.4 per cent of electricity while gas-fired power stations delivered 31.7 per cent during the first three months of this year.  This is according to findings released ahead […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The world’s deepest fixed-bottom wind turbine foundation has been installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen – off the coast of Angus. On Friday, 7 April, the jacket foundation was transported to the project site on a barge operated by the main contractor, Seaway 7, where it was met by […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem has received the application for an electricity interconnector license for the recently announced LionLink multi-purpose interconnector that will connect the UK and the Netherlands. The application was submitted by National Grid Lion Link Limited for a license that would authorize it to participate in the operation of the electricity interconnector in […]

  • 12 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Switzerland-headquartered Allseas has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation (T&I) of Norfolk Boreas high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in the UK. The contract was awarded by Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy which are responsible for Boreas’ engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of HVDC onshore and offshore substations and connection […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Hellenic Cables has signed an agreement with the Swedish energy company Vattenfall to supply inter-array cables for the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone in the UK. Under the agreement, the Greek cable manufacturer will provide approximately 850 kilometres of aluminium cables which will be used to connect the wind turbines to the offshore substation. “The Norfolk […]

  • 10 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    COWI has been awarded a contract by Vattenfall for the oversight of the detailed design phase of the onshore cable installation for the 1.4 GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm in the UK. Under the contract, COWI will review the plans – devised by J. Murphy & Sons – to install 60 kilometres of cables […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has appointed Havfram Wind as the preferred supplier for the installation of wind turbines on Vattenfall’s Norfolk projects in the United Kingdom. The agreement covers transport and installation works over a period of three years, utilizing one of Havfram Wind`s newbuild NG20000X jack-up wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) with a 3,200-ton crane. The work […]

  • 21 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is increasing the capacity for the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone off the UK from 3.6 GW to over 4.2 GW, meaning that an additional 700,000 homes will be powered by the zone, the energy company said. This will take place with no extra impact for local residents, with its construction taking place within existing […]

  • 3 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem has approved the strategic electricity transmission reinforcements required to deliver the UK Government’s 50 GW offshore wind by 2030 target, set out as part of the regulator’s Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework. The decision confirms that all SSEN Transmission projects identified by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) as required to meet 2030 offshore […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has selected Peel Ports as the preferred bidder, and its port at Great Yarmouth as the location for the operations and maintenance base of the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone in the UK. When completed, Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will be able to power around 4.6 million homes making it one of the largest […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm under construction, has officially been opened at the Port of Tyne, the UK. The O&M base also houses the control room that will monitor and manage five per cent of the UK’s electricity generating capacity, […]

  • 24 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    ENGIE and Google have entered into a 12-year, 100 MW corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) supporting the Moray West offshore wind development in Scotland. ENGIE will provide Google with more than 5 TWh of green power from the Moray West project, a nearly 900 MW offshore wind farm set to begin generating power from 2025. […]

  • 17 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    BayWa r.e. has officially applied to secure the rights for an exclusive use of the seabed for a commercial-scale floating offshore wind project in Portugal, which the company said will be the first subsidy-free floating wind farm in the world. This follows initial discussions and consultation stages with the Portuguese government and all local stakeholders, […]

  • 1 February 2023
    Business & Finance

    Last November, the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference took place in Amsterdam. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and wider UK Government partners organised and participated in various activities over the two-day programme, spotlighting the strength of UK offshore energy and maritime capabilities and exchanging perspectives on the industry’s future. Trade mission from […]

  • 10 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a new Innovation Grant funding competition aimed at decarbonising the offshore wind sector and improving reliability. Sponsored by Equinor, Ocean Winds, and ScottishPower Renewables, OWGP launched its latest Innovation Grant competition which will see a total of GBP 2 million awarded to successful supply chain companies. Development […]