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  • 16 October 2023

    The 900 MW DolWin Epsilon offshore converter platform has left Seatrium’s shipyard in Singapore and is heading towards Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway, where it is expected to arrive in the second half of December. After three years of construction and with more than ten million manhours, the heavy transport vessel Mighty Servant 1 has […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the offshore grid connection system for TenneT’s BorWin5 and BorWin epsilon project in the German North Sea. This marks the last project to be implemented based on the specifications of the Federal Offshore Plan 2017 for the North Sea. The area development plan, which has been […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Offshore wind farms in the German and Dutch North Sea generated over 30 TWh of renewable power, according to the German-Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT. The TSO transmitted around 19.24 TWh of wind energy from the German North Sea to land in 2023 and another 11.54 TWh entered the Netherlands, which is an increase […]

  • 14 November 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The ATLANTIS project, led by INESC TEC, with the participation of EDP NEW and the support of other technological partners, has completed the first round of tests with autonomous robots on a floating offshore wind platform in Portugal. The demonstration took place at Ocean Winds’ WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, […]

  • 22 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    TotalEnergies has decided to sell a 25.5 per cent equity stake in Seagreen, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, in a GBP 522 million (about EUR 602 million) deal with Thailand’s national oil and gas company PTTEP. Following this farm down, TotalEnergies retains 25.5 per cent of Seagreen, alongside PTTEP (25.5 per cent), and SSE Renewables […]

  • 30 October 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Ørsted has become “the first offshore wind company in the world” to use giant autonomous drones to transport cargo to wind turbines. The Danish offshore wind giant is testing the drones to transport cargo from vessels to its 1.2 GW Hornsea One project in the UK. Building on its previous experience using smaller drones in […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Almost one year after installation started, the 24th and final nearshore turbine of Windplanblauw wind farm in the Netherlands has been installed. With both onshore and nearshore turbines now completed, the project is counting down to its official inauguration in August. Windplanblauw is a wind farm repowering project of Vattenfall and SwifterwinT, a local initiative […]

  • 15 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Italy-headquartered Prysmian has finalized three contracts worth in aggregate around EUR 5 billion with the transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion for BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems and the DC34 underground cable project in Germany. According to Prysmian, this package deal is the largest in value and in km of cable ever awarded to […]

  • 19 December 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish company Eolus Vind has submitted an application for the Najaderna offshore wind project outside Tierp, Sweden with a planned capacity of 1 GW-1.7 GW. The fixed-bottom Najaderna offshore wind project is located approximately 17 kilometres off the coast within Tierp municipality in Uppsala County and extends into Sweden’s economic zone. Since the site is […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2 GW of offshore wind generation capacity. The RFP contains a few new provisions, including an indexed pricing option that adjusts for inflation and multi-state bids under the recently signed agreement with Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The state launched […]

  • 15 April 2024
    Vessels

    Kalypso Offshore Energy, an emerging contractor for the offshore wind industry in the US, has signed a Letter of Intent with Royal IHC to build America’s first Jones Act-compliant cable laying vessel (CLV) for the offshore wind market. The collaboration between Kalypso and Royal IHC aims to fill a gap in the nation’s vessel capabilities […]

  • 3 November 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    A new partnership between the UK and German governments has been agreed on 3 November to help secure safe, affordable, and clean energy for consumers in both nations for the long-term and bolster energy security. Both countries commit to strengthening cooperation in renewables, notably offshore wind and electricity interconnection. Under the new partnership signed in […]

  • 20 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s vessel Orion has installed its first XXL monopile foundation at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. The company’s jack-up vessel Apollo is also joining the offshore work, taking care of installing the transition pieces at the construction site. Orion is performing monopile installation in addition to Bokalift 2, which kicked […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm situated in the German North Sea has secured a second long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Under the new agreement, BKW Energie AG, a Swiss energy utility, will purchase 18 per cent of the wind farm’s total production, equivalent to over 200 GWh annually, over the long-term. Amanda Niklaus, […]

  • 13 March 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    The Japanese Government has passed an amendment to the “Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas”, expanding the area for setting up offshore wind to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Japanese government aims to deploy 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and 30-45 GW by 2040, including floating wind, as part […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Floating Wind, Foundations, Innovation, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Gazelle Wind Power, the developer of a next-generation floating wind platform, and Tugdock have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a modular offshore wind assembly system that is expected to dramatically drive down costs and increase production of floating offshore wind farms. Tugdock is the developer of the world’s first road-transportable floating dry dock […]

  • 14 December 2023
    R&D, Technology

    A project consortium led by Nekkar has conditionally been awarded a NOK 75.2 million (EUR 6.5 million) grant to develop remote-controlled, self-hoisting lifting equipment for the offshore wind industry. The Nekkar-led consortium also includes Kongsberg Maritime, DOF, an undisclosed global wind farm developer, GCE Node, NORCE, Sustainable Energy Catapult Center, Sintef Ocean, and the University […]

  • 13 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Octopus Energy’s generation arm has made its first offshore wind investment in Germany with the acquisition of a 5 per cent stake in the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm from Ewz, the Zurich Municipal Electric Utility. Located 32 kilometres west of Sylt Island in the North Sea, the Butendiek offshore wind farm features 80 […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    The Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, has commissioned the 900 MW DolWin6 offshore grid connection, bringing the transmission capacity in the German North Sea to 8,032 MW. DolWin6, TenneT’s 13th German offshore grid connection, has now been officially handed over to the TSO for regular operation after several weeks of trial operation by Siemens Energy. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has been awarded contracts for Baltic Power offshore wind farm in Poland and Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farm in Taiwan valued at more than EUR 500 million. For the Baltic Power offshore wind project in the Polish Baltic Sea, Van Oord will transport and install 78 foundations, including 76 monopile […]

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

    The Australian Government has launched a consultation on an offshore wind development zone in the Indian Ocean off the Bunbury region in Western Australia (WA) that could host up to 20 GW of offshore wind. The Commonwealth is seeking feedback on a proposed area, which is 7,674 square kilometres and at least 20 kilometres from […]

  • 17 October 2023
    Jobs & Recruitment, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Norwegian ports investing in offshore wind can generate NOK 8.4 billion (about EUR 727 million) in annual value and employ approximately 6,400 people by 2030, according to a new report from Menon Economics. The study has identified 14 installation and assembly ports with plans to facilitate projects for offshore wind farms by 2030, indicating significant […]

  • 27 February 2024
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted’s Group Executive Team will see Trond Westlie and Patrick Harnett joining on 1 April following Ørsted’s Board of Directors appointing Westlie as the next Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board, and Harnett as the Chief Operational Officer (COO) on 27 February. The appointments follow a decision from November last […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry, Planning & Permitting

    The government of the United Kingdom has increased the maximum strike price for offshore wind projects in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction by 66 per cent for fixed-bottom and by 52 per cent for floating wind projects. The maximum strike price for fixed bottom offshore wind projects has been increased from GBP 44/MWh […]

  • 18 April 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development, Transition, Vessels

    Milad Sheikhi, Head of Sales and Business Development – Offshore Wind at Jumbo Offshore discusses the way forward for standardisation in offshore wind. Is regulatory restriction the way forward for offshore wind – or will a free market approach yield more rapid returns? With increasingly ambitious targets in the coming years, the pressure is on […]