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  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The first floating offshore wind farm in France will be built more than 20 kilometres from Pointe des Poulains, a peninsula located at the northwestern end of Belle-Île. Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, and Hervé Berville, Secretary of State for the Sea, announced the specific location of the country’s first 250 MW floating wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2022
    Industry, Wind Farm Update

    Haizea Wind Group and SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire inaugurated their assembly site at the Brest polder on 6 October. The site is housing the final outfitting of the 62 wind turbine towers for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. Haizea is manufacturing the towers at its factory in the Port of Bilbao, Spain, and then […]

  • 26 August 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has installed 24 out of 62 jacket foundations for the 496 MW Saint-Brieuc wind farm offshore France. The installation of the jackets started on 1 July, while the first four units were placed on the seabed a few weeks later. Meanwhile, Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus continues with pre-piling work at the remaining foundation locations. To […]

  • 5 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann will supply an E5000 motion compensated gangway to Norway-based Volstad Maritime to assist with cabling and commissioning operations on the Saint-Brieuc wind farm offshore France. Unveiled in 2019, the E5000 is a full motion compensated system that is capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to approximately five tonnes. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the first four jacket foundations has been completed at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. The installation of the foundations started at the beginning of this month, while the first jacket was installed on 4 July by Van Oord using Subsea 7’s Seven Borealis vessel. The jackets have been installed on […]

  • 18 July 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    RTE Réseau de Transport d’Electricité has issued a tender for offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey along the export cable routes of the Centre Manche 1 & 2 (AO4 auction) and South Britanny (A05 auction) offshore wind farm grid connection projects. The aim of the surveys is to identify potential locations of UXOs in the corridors envisaged for […]

  • 9 August 2022
    Environment, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    ScottishPower and Hutchison Ports are exploring the opportunity to develop, build and operate a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe, Britain’s busiest container port. Plans are being developed to use green hydrogen for onshore purposes, such as road, rail, and industrial use, with the potential to create liquid forms, such […]

  • 7 July 2022
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The installation vessel Saipem 7000 and the jacket foundation for the Saint-Brieuc wind farm’s offshore substation have arrived in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc ahead of installation work, which will begin once the topside – currently en route to the project site – also arrives in the French bay. After the load-outs in June, both the […]

  • 8 July 2022
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Saipem has reported that the company reached two important milestones in offshore wind this month following the installation of the offshore substation at the Saint-Brieuc wind farm site in France and the delivery of the final of its batch of jacket foundations for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The transport and installation […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The first wind turbine foundation at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm has been installed, the developer Ailes Marines informed today, 4 July. Using Subsea 7’s Seven Borealis vessel, Van Oord installed the first jacket foundation, located in the northern part of the project site and has already started installing the second one in the same […]

  • 5 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Norway-headquartered Aker Solutions and the construction company Balfour Beatty have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver end-to-end design and construction services to the UK offshore wind industry. Under the MoU, the partners will focus on concrete floating and gravity-based offshore wind projects. The partnership will see the companies’ complementary skills, resources, and experience […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Installation of jacket foundations has started at the site of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, the country’s second project of this kind and the first to use jacket foundations. Five vessels have been mobilised for this work. Seven Borealis is being used for the lifting and installation of the foundations, North Sea Giant for […]

  • 3 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has signed a contract with Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to deliver grid connection infrastructure for the 1.4 GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm. Under the contract, Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) onshore and offshore substations and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Renewables France and Bourbon Subsea Services have signed a partnership agreement to jointly bid for the French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender. The respective announcement by the French Government is expected to happen during the coming weeks, said the partners. Under the A06 tender, two sites for floating offshore wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 3 August 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    All 99 contracts offered through the fourth Allocation Round (AR4) of the UK government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme have now been signed and returned to Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC). A total of 93 individual projects across Britain will now proceed to work with LCCC to meet the contractual milestones specified in the CfD, […]

  • 15 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Equans has picked Miros’ dry-mounted Wavex virtual sensor to collect operation-critical wave and current data on the offshore substation for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, located around 16 kilometres off the coast of Brittany, France. Wavex is designed for highly accurate wave and current measurements that can calculate and display directional wave and surface current […]