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  • 13 May 2022
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel (SOV) charter agreement to the US-based Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to support the Empire Wind offshore wind farm project. The charter agreement has a fixed period of 10 years, with commencement in the mid-2020s. The plug-in hybrid SOV […]

  • 4 May 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and BP have selected a consortium between Van Oord and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) for subsea rock installation works for their Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farms in New York. The consortium plans to start operations at the offshore wind farm sites in the mid-2020s, with Van Oord […]

  • 29 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The recently announced wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) for which Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine won a shipbuilding contract is now confirmed to have been ordered by Maersk, whose subsidiary Maersk Supply Service has just revealed that it signed a firm contract with a joint venture between Equinor and BP for the installation of the Empire 1 […]

  • 9 May 2022

    Texas-based NOV has received contracts from Sembcorp Marine Ltd to supply equipment for the offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) the company is building for Maersk Supply Service. The order will see NOV-BLM supply the rack and pinion jacking systems and the load transfer system while NOV Heavy Lift will deliver the GustoMSC-designed heavy lift […]

  • 17 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor and BP have finalised the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for their Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 projects, after being selected in the state’s offshore wind power solicitation in January 2021. The finalisation of the agreements was announced at an event […]

  • 15 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Empire Offshore Wind has awarded the engineering consulting group, COWI, with a contract to deliver a turnkey design for the wind turbine foundations for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects off the coast of Long Island, New York. This is COWI’s largest offshore wind engineering contract in the US to date, the company said. […]

  • 4 April 2022

    Sembcorp Marine will build the next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) ordered by Maersk Supply Service to ABS Class, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) said. Two new feeder barges and two diesel-electric hybrid tugboat units will also be built to ABS Class by Kirby Offshore Wind (KOW), to supply the WTIV with towers and turbines […]

  • 31 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has selected Jacobs for the detail design 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 […]

  • 3 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, has announced that plans for transforming the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major staging and assembly facility for offshore wind and an operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects are moving forward. Under an agreement now finalised by the New York […]

  • 22 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A specially formed consortium between GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and New York-based BOND Civil & Utility Construction has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract to supply a digital onshore substation for Empire Wind 1 wind farm offshore New York, USA. Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, awarded […]

  • 9 May 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has, on behalf of the 50-50 partnership between Equinor and bp, selected Heerema Marine Contractors as a strategic supplier for the development of offshore wind projects on the US East Coast. Equinor and Heerema intend to enter into a Strategic Supplier Agreement for the transportation and installation services of wind farm foundations and offshore […]

  • 10 February 2022
    R&D, Technology

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has installed the mould for the 115.5-metre turbine blades to be installed on the V236-15 MW prototype offshore wind turbine later this year. The mould was installed at the company’s blades factory in Nakskov, Denmark. Vestas plans to install the prototype turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large […]

  • 20 January 2022
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul, together with Division of the Budget Director Robert F. Mujica Jr., outlined the State’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Executive Budget on 18 January, confirming the USD 500 million investment in offshore wind infrastructure, announced in her 2022 State of the State address at the beginning of this month. The USD 500 […]

  • 9 March 2022
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The two side-compartments for the Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ prototype wind turbine nacelle have arrived in Denmark. The side-compartments were then transported to Vestas’ factory in Esbjerg, where the full power converter system will be installed. According to Vestas, the modular nacelle components take full advantage of industrial standards, as the side-compartments are dimensionally designed to […]

  • 26 January 2022
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued an order related to offshore wind transmission systems that modifies future offshore wind energy procurements to include options for connections through “meshed” grids and requires Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison) to submit details of a 5-6 GW onshore interconnection hub plan. […]

  • 4 April 2022

    Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has won two contracts, one with Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS) to supply two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with integrated equipment solution, and the other with Sembcorp Marine to supply the Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) with comprehensive technology package. Under the contract with IWS, KM will supply CSOVs with an integrated […]

  • 23 March 2022
    Business & Finance

    BP has entered into an agreement with Marubeni to form a strategic partnership for offshore wind and potentially other decarbonisation projects, including hydrogen, in Japan. The new partnership will see BP acquiring a stake in Marubeni’s proposed offshore wind project in the country. Under the agreement, BP will join with Marubeni on a proposed offshore […]

  • 2 February 2022

    Offshore wind turbines are growing in size as technology advances and demand for renewable energy soars but installing them could be a headache for operators as demand will outpace the supply of capable vessels by 2024, Rystad Energy research shows. Operators will have to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the […]

  • 21 October 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    BP and Equinor, through their joint company Empire Offshore Wind, have filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to postpone the deadline for putting their 816 MW Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm into commercial operation by a year and a half. In the request, filed on 13 October, Empire Wind is […]

  • 22 October 2021
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Nexans is set to open the first U.S. high-voltage subsea cable facility in Charleston, South Carolina, on 9 November. The transformed subsea cable plant will support the expanding US offshore wind market, Nexans said. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs for the industry by the end of the year. To remind, […]

  • 18 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 offshore wind projects in New York, USA. Vestas will provide 138 V236-15.0 MW turbines for Empire Wind 1 and 2, located 15-30 miles off the coast […]

  • 7 December 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The onshore substation for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands has been fully built and put into operation. The 220kV/380kV transformer station, built by Volker Energy Solutions, together with TenneT, is located next to the Euromax terminal in Maasvlakte. Developed by Vattenfall, the wind farm will be connected […]

  • 21 December 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The first set of wind turbines has been put into operation at the Jiangsu Dafeng H8-2 wind farm offshore Dafeng, Jiangsu Province, China’s farthest offshore wind farm. Jiangsu Dafeng H8-2 is expected to run at full capacity by the end of December and thus meet China’s Feed-in-Tariff deadline which will expire at the end of […]

  • 27 December 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    China Three Gorges (CTG) fully connected to the Chinese grid three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 3.1 GW on Saturday, 25 December. The three projects in question are the 1.1 GW Jiangsu Rudong and the 1.7 GW Yangjiang Shapa, the first two gigawatt-scale offshore wind farms in China to be commissioned, and […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    China connected 16.9 GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid in 2021, the latest data from the country’s National Energy Administration has shown. Back in 2020, China installed then record 3,060 MW of new offshore wind capacity, reaching 9,898 MW of installed capacity at the end of that year. China thus had 26,798 MW […]

  • 15 February 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The topside for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta offshore substation has been loaded onto a vessel at Drydocks World Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The topside is expected to start its journey to the Dutch North Sea shortly, TenneT, the platform’s owner and operator, said. Mammoet was in charge of loading the topside onto […]