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  • 8 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Green Rebel Marine will undertake a geophysical site survey campaign at the site of the Emerald floating offshore wind project in the North Celtic Sea, off the south coast of Ireland. The surveys will be conducted by the vessel Roman Rebel, using multibeam echosounders and ultra-high-resolution survey equipment, and will start on 13 July and […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Simply Blue Energy (SBE) has appointed the Dublin-based engineering consultancy, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), to provide development support services for the Emerald floating wind project in the Celtic Sea. GDG has been commissioned to provide both technical and consenting support during the foreshore licence process, providing a metocean assessment, conduct a landfall suitability assessment […]

  • 15 April 2021

    Irish Government is working on a new maritime planning bill that would remove the regulative and administrative challenges present under the current act and allow for faster realisation of offshore wind projects. The Maritime Area Planning (MAP) Bill will also establish a new agency, the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA), to regulate development in Ireland’s Maritime […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Consulting and engineering company Wood has been awarded a pre-FEED (front-end engineering design) contract by Simply Blue Energy for a proposed floating offshore wind farm located off the west coast of Ireland. The Western Star Floating Offshore Wind project aims to harness the wind power of the Atlantic Ocean to produce energy for Ireland and […]

  • 27 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch oil and gas major Shell has agreed to take a majority stake in a 1 GW floating wind project offshore Ireland. Shell New Energies, the renewable energy trading, generation, and supply arm of Shell, has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy to acquire 51 per cent in Simply Blue Energy’s Kinsale venture. Kinsale […]

  • 6 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment

    Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions (formerly Shell New Energies) has selected ERSG and Light Source People for global staffing services for its offshore wind business. Following a tendering procedure, Light Source People has been appointed as an official supplier to provide contractors and permanent staff for Shell’s offshore wind projects and wider renewables portfolio globally under a […]

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

    Irish floating offshore wind developer Simply Blue Group has revealed a new offshore wind project, Olympic Offshore Wind, off the coast of Northern Ireland. The Olympic Offshore Wind, which is the company’s second offshore wind project in Northern Ireland, is a sister project to Nomadic Offshore Wind that was announced by Simply Blue Group earlier […]

  • 18 November 2021
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Shell has signed an agreement with the Irish blue economy developer Simply Blue Group to acquire a 51 per cent share of their Western Star venture which seeks to develop a floating wind farm off the Clare coast in Ireland. This follows a similar agreement between Shell and Simply Blue Group earlier this year to […]

  • 13 October 2021
    Business & Finance

    TotalEnergies and the Irish floating wind specialist Simply Blue Group have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, targeting floating offshore wind projects in the United States. TotalEnergies SBE US will combine TotalEnergies’ expertise in large-scale offshore projects with Simply Blue Group’s floating know-how and team of pioneers of the US offshore wind industry, to […]

  • 31 May 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    EDF Renewables Ireland has entered into a partnership with Simply Blue Group to develop the Western Star and Emerald floating offshore wind projects. The 50:50 joint venture partners will now seek to progress the two projects to meet the Irish Government’s targets to have 2 GW of floating wind in development by 2030. According to […]

  • 26 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Shell has decided to withdraw from the Western Star and Emerald offshore wind projects in Ireland that the company was developing with Simply Blue Group. Last year, Shell entered an agreement with Simply Blue Group for a 51 per cent share in its Emerald and Wester Star offshore wind projects, which will deliver a combined […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Emera welcomed the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s term sheet consent for Maine Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project, writes the Herald Business. Dina Bartolacci Seely, Emera spokeswoman said: “We’re obviously very pleased.” As Maine Aqua Ventus I is competing against seven other projects for USD 46 million, this approval is very significant for the project […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Contribution, Environment

    Simply Blue Group and Irving Oil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities related to the development of an integrated renewable energy hub at the Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery in Ireland. The Whitegate Refinery is the country’s only refinery and a critical part of the country’s energy infrastructure, Simply Blue said. Under […]

  • 6 July 2023

    A new report from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult outlines how the latest technology advancements can enable faster and more accurate data collection which could reduce consenting times for offshore wind farms by as much as 40 per cent. The report, Accelerating Offshore Wind: The Role of Innovation in Decision-Making and Faster Consenting, details how […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Simply Blue Energy has submitted an application to the Irish Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out site investigations for a potential floating offshore wind project off Kinsale. The Emerald project, which would use Principle Power’s WindFloat floating foundations, is expected to have a total capacity of up to 1 GW. The […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Four Madison high school students won the overall top award in the Windstorm Challenge 2012 at the University of Maine campus for development of a floating offshore wind turbine platform model, reported The Portland Press Herald. The award opens a door for Matt Soucy to get a four year scholarship worth USD 20,000 at the […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

     The Norwegian energy company, Statoil, has decided to drop the offshore wind project off Maine’s coast, writes Press Herald. Statoil was planning to deploy four floating wind turbines offshore Boothbay Harbour. The main reason for Statoil to cancel this USD 120 million project was political uncertainty. Ola Morten Aanestad said for Press Herald that the […]

  • 5 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Irish floating wind developer Simply Blue Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spanish companies Proes Consultores and FF New Energy Venture to explore the floating offshore wind opportunities in Spain and Portugal. The floating wind market in Spain got a kick start recently with the publication of the draft Marine Spatial Plan and […]

  • 18 September 2013

    Environment Northeast and the Conservation Law Foundation sent a letter to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in which they are urging the authority and the University of Maine (UMaine) to make the Maine offshore wind project’s plan public now and then to decide its advantages by December 31, the Portland Press Herald reports. The […]

  • 18 June 2012

    Norwegian energy company Statoil will hold three public consultations to update on the progress and answer questions regarding its floating wind farm project, the Portland Press Herald writes. Statoil is planning to build a demonstration floating wind farm off the coast near Boothbay Harbor. In 2011, Statoil filed with the U.S. Bureau of Energy Management […]

  • 4 September 2013

    The University of Maine submitted a bid for its floating offshore wind project to the Maine Public Utilities (PUC) on August 30, the Bangor Daily News writes. Details of the bid remain undisclosed, because the PUC is obliged to protect confidential commercial information. However, university spokeswoman Margaret Nagle says that the University believes this to […]

  • 12 June 2013

    RenewableUK has heralded new announcements planned today which will bring floating turbines a step closer to UK waters and open up the possibility of further developments. At RenewableUK’s Offshore Wind conference in Manchester, the Crown Estate, the managers of the seabed, will announce a new offshore wind leasing round for innovative structures. This is to […]

  • 19 April 2016

    South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) is hosting meetings on Jeju Island this week, in an effort to obtain international certification for the country’s renewable energy technology from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  On Thursday and Friday, IEC will hold a meeting on wind power technology, including floating offshore wind turbines designed by Korean companies. […]

  • 9 April 2013
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The spring is bringing new steps forward for Maine’s offshore wind development, as two test projects progress toward their next phase. The University of Maine is leading a team that will launch a USD 1 million prototype of its planned Aqua Ventus floating turbine off Castine in May. The prototype, which is one-eighth the size […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Sedgefield-based energy industry software specialist Quorum Development has been appointed by Statoil to provide software to enable the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm and the 30MW Hywind Scotland Hywind Scotland Pilot Park to interface with National Grid and participate in the GB energy market. The software provided by Quorum will allow Statoil to engage with […]