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  • 11 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Ailes Marines, an Iberdrola subsidiary, has achieved a milestone by initiating power production from half of the wind turbines at the 496 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France. The commissioning of the project is gradual and will continue until spring 2024, said the developer. Located 16 kilometres off the northwest coast of France in […]

  • 29 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Supply Chain

    French transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) and the Hitachi Energy – Chantiers de l’Atlantique consortium will sign a contract for the construction of the first offshore substations and DC converter stations for two offshore wind farms that will be built off Ile d’Oléron (AO7) and Normandy (AO8). The 1 GW Ile d’Oléron wind […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola and Amazon have expanded their long-term global clean power partnership by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 159 MW of the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK, equivalent to 700 GWh of clean electricity per year. The two companies announced in March 2023 a new global collaboration to […]

  • 10 April 2024
    Operations & Maintenance

    In February 2024, Global Maritime completed its task of providing marine warranty services (MWS) for the installation of 111 wind turbines on Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Ørsted awarded the MWS contract to Global Maritime Singapore in March 2021. The Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project is […]

  • 28 March 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    On 27 March, the UK Government opened the sixth allocation round (AR6) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme which will continue until 19 April 2024. The round will see a range of renewable technologies, including offshore wind compete for the government’s support. Applications may be submitted via National Grid ESO’s EMR Portal. The results […]

  • 12 January 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa will install and test what has been described by the European Union (EU) as the “world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine prototype” at the Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark, before later starting full-scale production of its “next-generation” offshore wind turbine model. The wind turbine manufacturer did not disclose what rating the new turbine will […]

  • 25 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, Transition, Vessels

    Subsea7 has reported a “robust” backlog of USD 10.4 billion in its financial results for the first quarter of 2024, with tendering activity high in both the subsea and offshore wind sectors. To remind, in the financial results for the full year of 2023, Subsea7 reported it had secured USD 7.4 billion of contract awards […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Wind turbine installation at the Yunlin offshore wind farm site in Taiwan has resumed with two wind turbines already installed in this year’s campaign and 36 of the project’s total 80 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW units in place so far. The wind turbines are being installed by the vessel Seajacks Zaratan. “Following weeks of hard […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan resumes with the 2024 installation campaign now underway, according to Skyborn Renewables, which expects to have the 640 MW project completed this year. “We’re back in full swing and have installed this season’s first monopile just a few days ago. The monopile installation will continue […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Germany’s Federal Network Agency has launched a tender process for two areas in the North Sea with a combined offshore wind capacity of 2,500 MW. Bids must be submitted by 1 June 2024. After checking the bids, carrying out the award process, and, if necessary, carrying out the dynamic bidding process, the bidders will be […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Norwegian government has unveiled Ventyr Energi, a consortium of Parkwind and Ingka Investments, as the winner of the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. The winning bid in the auction was NOK 1.15 (EUR 0.099) per kilowatt hour. “This is a milestone in the government’s offshore wind […]

  • 19 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Supply Chain

    A consortium led by Seatrium and GE Vernova will be constructing its third offshore wind project in the Netherlands for Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT, with the construction work commencing on 1 June 2024. In March 2023, Seatrium was awarded a five-year framework cooperation agreement with GE Vernova by TenneT for the supply three […]

  • 3 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    UAE-based Masdar has signed an agreement with Bahrain’s Bapco Energies to explore the development and investment in wind projects in Bahrain with a potential of 2 GW capacity. Marking a strategic entry into the Bahrain market for the UAE’s clean energy company, the agreement for near-shore and offshore wind farms is Masdar’s first in the […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Beacon Wind offshore wind project in the US could feature suction bucket jacket foundations as the developer – a joint venture between BP and Equinor which is in the process of moving towards BP taking full ownership of Beacon Wind – requested approval to perform suction bucket tests as part of the site investigation […]

  • 22 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Floating Wind

    Swedish floating wind developer Hexicon and Shell have signed an agreement under which Hexicon will acquire Shell’s 80 per cent stake in the MunmuBaram floating wind project. Once the transaction is closed, Hexicon, which currently holds the remaining 20 per cent stake, will fully own the South Korean project. Under the agreement, Hexicon will pay […]

  • 15 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for European Energy’s Jammerland Bay (Jammerland Bugt) offshore wind farm, a 240 MW project off the Danish coast that is soon to be majority-owned by TotalEnergies. The feasibility study report now greenlighted by the DEA consists of an environmental impact report with associated annexes. The […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    The installation of Siemens Gamesa’s 14 MW wind turbines at the Moray West offshore wind farm site in Scotland is scheduled to start in April. The vessel chartered to install the turbines, Cadeler’s Wind Orca, has just arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark, to mobilise for the project after completing a crane upgrade in the Netherlands. In […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the testing of suction bucket jacket foundations at the Beacon Wind offshore wind lease area, owned by BP, which filed an application to perform the tests last year together with its then-joint venture partner Equinor. In March 2023, the Beacon Wind joint venture submitted a […]

  • 13 May 2024

    Ørsted and the US shipbuilder Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) officially christened the first-ever US-built service operations vessel (SOV), ECO Edison, at the Port of New Orleans on 11 May. The construction of the vessel started in March 2022 at ECO’s shipyard in Louisiana, where ECO marked a 50-per cent completion milestone in April last year. […]

  • 5 June 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The State of New York and the developers of Empire Wind 1 and Sunrise Wind projects, Equinor and Ørsted, have signed Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) Purchase and Sale Agreements for the two projects the developers re-bid in the state’s fourth offshore wind solicitation and were awarded capacity. Empire Wind 1 and Sunrise Wind […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: This article was updated on 15 May with correct ownership information for the project company. Further details about the monopiles (to be) removed were added and numbers of installed wind turbines, monopiles and transition pieces were updated following a response from Skyborn Renewables. Some of the monopiles installed during an earlier construction phase of […]

  • 1 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Updates on wind turbine technology and new offshore wind projects, including those facing major challenges, marked 2023 on In the article below, we have compiled our ten most-read news last year, together with some of their related updates and stories. In February 2023, Vestas revealed plans to scale up a new chemical process that […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The UK government has revealed the budget of over GBP 1 billion (approximately EUR 1.2 billion) for this year’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 6 (AR6) with the majority of it, GBP 800 million (around EUR 936 million), earmarked for offshore wind. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) confirmed that over […]

  • 4 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has initiated a public consultation on the 165 MW Lillebælt Syd (Little Belt South) offshore wind farm, planned to be built in the Little Belt strait between the islands of Als and Helnæs. On 7 February 2024, the DEA approved the feasibility study report for the project and said that, […]

  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and BASF are in exclusive discussions to partner on the Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in Germany through a sale of 49 per cent of the project shares to BASF. To formally express their joint ambition, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the transaction is […]