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  • 4 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    DEME Offshore US has been awarded a contract by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, to supply inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms. Under the contract, DEME Offshore US will be responsible for transporting and installing inter-array cables, which will have a total […]

  • 15 November 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) has issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Empire Wind offshore wind projects, being developed by Equinor and BP in New York. The DEIS encompasses the Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms that are proposed to be built in waters […]

  • 6 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans has landed a significant contract for phase one of the Empire Wind offshore wind project developed by a 50/50 partnership between BP and Equinor. This contract follows the preferred supplier agreement signed in March 2021 and covers the design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of export cables for the project. […]

  • 8 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor and BP have selected Skanska USA as the construction manager for the port upgrade of New York’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). Port upgrades to redevelop SBMT were part of the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 project proposals Equinor and BP submitted in the 2021 offshore wind power solicitation in the State of New […]

  • 24 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, led by Equinor and BP, has opened for business and announced its first call for applications to help accelerate the development phase of offshore wind in New York. The Accelerator Program is looking for start-ups that provide innovative technology and solutions related to the development of offshore wind in New […]

  • 13 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The first steel has been cut for the offshore wind installation vessel (WIV) ordered by Maersk Supply Service at the Sembcorp Marine shipyard in Singapore. In March, the Denmark-based Maersk Supply Service ordered a wind turbine installation vessel and won its first contract with Equinor and BP to install wind turbines at the Empire Wind 1 and […]

  • 20 October 2022
    Business & Finance

    Equinor has appointed a new president of its offshore wind business in the US, the company announced on 17 October. As of 1 January 2023, Equinor Wind US will be led by Molly Morris, currently serving as Special Advisor under Siri Espedal Kindem, whom Morris will soon succeed. Espedal Kindem will take on a new […]

  • 30 December 2022

    Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW prototype wind turbine has produced its first kWh after being fully assembled at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. The wind turbine prototype will now undergo an extensive test and verification programme to ensure reliability before full-type certification and serial production begins. The prototype development […]

  • 22 December 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The full blade set for the Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ prototype offshore wind turbine has arrived to Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark where they will be installed. The blade set arrived at the port of Hanstholm on Sunday, 18 December, and was then transported to Østerild National Test Centre. The 115.5-metre blades for the prototype […]

  • 28 October 2022

    Vestas has manufactured and rolled out the first 115.5-metre blade built for the V236-15.0 MW™ offshore wind turbine prototype. The blade was manufactured in Vestas’ production facility in Nakskov, Denmark, using the mould which was built at the factory in Lem, Denmark. The design of the blade has required an extension and retooling of the […]

  • 31 October 2022

    Vestas has announced it will begin serial production of V236-15.0 MW blades from the third quarter of 2023 at its blade factory in Taranto, Italy. A few days ago, Vestas rolled out the first 115.5-metre blade built for the V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine prototype, using the mould which was manufactured at the factory in […]

  • 19 December 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The 115.5 m blade for Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW™ wind turbine is currently being tested at Blaest’s blade test facility in Aalborg, Denmark. Before going into commercial production, the new V236-15.0 MW™ wind turbine will undergo comprehensive test campaigns which are a mandatory part of the type certification process. One of the tests to be performed […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Anbaric Development Partners has released a Notice of Solicitation for offshore wind developers with projects in the New York Bight who wish to deliver energy and renewable energy credits into the New York State Bulk Power System via the transmission facility Juno Power Express. The US electric transmission system developer wants to join forces with developers […]

  • 8 September 2022

    Empire Wind, a 50/50 joint venture between Equinor and BP, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have extended their agreement on monitoring large whales in the Empire Wind lease area, located in the New York Bight off the southern coast of Long Island.   In 2019, Equinor (the sole owner of the Empire Wind project at […]

  • 15 February 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Industry, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    BP and Deep Wind Offshore have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind opportunities in South Korea. As part of their agreement, bp has acquired a 55 per cent stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s early-stage offshore wind portfolio, which includes four projects across the Korean peninsula with a potential generating capacity of up to […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation has attracted bids from a number of major players including Ørsted and Eversource, Equinor and bp, RWE and National Grid, Invenergy and energyRe, and Rise Light & Power, among others. In July of 2022, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul announced New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation for […]

  • 2 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Contribution

    TotalEnergies and BP have decided to partner with several organisations to support their activities in the offshore wind market. To support its offshore wind development ambitions in the Netherlands, such as its participation in the latest tender for the Hollandse Kust West VI and VII offshore wind areas, TotalEnergies is joining forces with Netherlands Wind […]

  • 24 February 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Research & Development, Technology, Technology

    Entrion Wind has been awarded a project to evaluate the feasibility of its patent-pending fully restrained platform (FRP) offshore wind foundation technology by a Scotwind developer. Under the agreement, Entrion will assess the technical and economic feasibility of the FRP foundation technology, extending the monopile and its established supply chain and favourable economics up to […]

  • 23 August 2022

    Vestas has completed the prototype nacelle for the V236-15.0 MW™ offshore wind turbine at its factory in Lindø, Denmark. The new design is now ready for testing, the wind turbine manufacturer said via social media. The turbine will undergo mechanical testing, as well as strict control of its vital controlling software, and the test programme […]

  • 16 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and the United Arab Emirates’ Masdar have entered into a partnership on offshore wind and green hydrogen projects in Azerbaijan. Under a joint development agreement, signed in Abu Dhabi on 15 January within the framework of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev’s business visit to the United Arab […]

  • 2 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Edda Wind and Ørsted have extended their five-year agreement for the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Edda Mistral, which is now set to stay on Hornsea One offshore wind farm until the end of August 2024. The SOV has been operating at Hornsea One in the UK since 2018, having started its charter contract with Ørsted […]

  • 18 August 2022
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    Rise Light & Power has revealed its Queensboro Renewable Express (Queensboro) plan, an offshore wind transmission project that will bring renewable energy to Queens and replace existing fossil fuel generation. The company’s idea is to use multiple sets of transmission cables to bring up to 3.9 GW of electricity generated by offshore wind farms in […]

  • 28 September 2022
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has plans for the development of 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the German parts of the North and Baltic Seas, and has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German developer RWE to explore collaboration on offshore wind projects both in and outside Germany. The company announced its 10 […]

  • 22 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry

    The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the amendments to the German Offshore Wind Energy Act (WindSeeG). The approved amendments, with a total budget of EUR 1.5 billion, include an increase of expansion targets for installed capacity of offshore wind energy installations from 20 GW to at least 30 GW by 2030; […]

  • 14 November 2022

    Edda Wind and Ørsted have extended the charter agreement for the service operation vessel (SOV) Edda Passat, prolonging its deployment on the Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK for seven months after the firm contract expires in March 2023. The contract has been extended at day rates in excess of 25 per cent […]

  • 14 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Japan’s Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure, a strategic investment arm of Daiwa Securities Group, has acquired a minority stake in the 1.2 GW Hornsea One offshore wind farm in the UK. Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure announced the transaction on 10 March, saying that it is constructed on the company’s partnership with Equitix, which has been cultivated […]