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  • 17 February 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    IberBlue Wind, the joint venture created to promote floating offshore wind farms in the Iberian Peninsula, has revealed its first project for Portugal – a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Figueira da Foz. Called Botafogo, in honour of the Portuguese galleon that was built in the 16th century and became known as […]

  • 17 November 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft tender to lease seabed areas off Tamil Nadu for 4 GW equivalent offshore wind project capacity during the Fiscal Year 2022-23. The tender covers specific identified offshore wind sub-blocks B1, B2, B3, B4, and G1 in the Gulf of Mannar. The developers will […]

  • 22 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Hexicon has selected China-headquartered Mingyang Smart Energy (Mingyang) as the preferred turbine supplier for its flagship 32 MW TwinHub floating offshore wind project in the UK. Hexicon has also awarded Mingyang the wind turbine generator Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the project, which is located 16 kilometres off the coast of Cornwall, England. TwinHub […]

  • 15 December 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Canada-based Northland Power has signed an agreement to sell 49 per cent of its interest in the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan to Gentari. When the deal is completed, expected to occur after the project reaches financial close, Gentari will have a 29.4 per cent indirect equity holding in the Taiwanese offshore wind […]

  • 12 October 2022

    Spain-based renewable energy developer Acciona Energía, together with its compatriot engineering company BlueNewables, has developed two floating foundation solutions for offshore wind turbines, for which the company says can be mass-produced and reduce manufacturing costs and carbon footprint. The two solutions are S-bos (semi-submersible) and CT-bos (TLP), both of which can be easily adapted to […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Petrobras and Equinor have signed a letter of intent that expands their cooperation in the offshore wind sector in Brazil to five more projects, on top of the two offshore wind farms that the companies are already working on. With seven projects in their joint viewpoint, Petrobras and Equinor now together eye installing up to […]

  • 12 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The Netherlands-headquartered Eneco has signed a five-year crew transfer vessel (CTV) charter and partnership agreement with offshore vessel owner Windcat. This long-term charter will allow the safe transport of technicians offshore and will also allow the companies to work together on decarbonisation of Eneco’s marine logistics using Windcat’s hydrogen dual-fuel solutions. The Windcat 32, the […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Milan-based developer Ninfea Rinnovabili has submitted another maritime concession application, this time for a 795 MW floating offshore wind project off the coast of Sicily. The Mazarra del Vallo 2 wind farm will feature 53 wind turbines with an individual capacity of 15 MW and a rotor diameter of 236 metres installed at least 52 […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid has notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that it decided to continue with the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its Commonwealth Wind project that are currently undergoing review and approval proceedings. However, the developer has kept its position that under the conditions in the current PPAs the 1.2 GW project would not […]

  • 23 November 2022
    Grid Connection

    Germany`s Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has completed a boulder detection campaign off the coast of the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea for the offshore transmission system operator 50Hertz`s new offshore platform project. Fraunhofer IWES used seismic measuring techniques to check whether there are boulders in the subsurface of a […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    Following the announcement of the budget for the UK’s fifth Contracts for Difference (CfDs) allocation round (AR5), and the plan on how different renewable energy projects will compete, the renewable energy industry in the UK has warned the budget and the parameters were “too low and too tight” and that CfD Round 5 would “fail […]

  • 30 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    Houston-based classification society ABS has given Approval in Principal (AiP) to the Bassoe D-Floater floating wind turbine foundation, designed to handle the largest wind turbines in the world. The Bassoe D-Floater technology is capable of carrying 15 MW turbines in some of the harshest environmental conditions, ABS said. ”ABS is proud to add the Bassoe […]

  • 24 January 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Italy-based company Mazar Wind Srl has requested a maritime concession for a floating offshore wind farm off the Sicilian coast. The project is planned to comprise 74 wind turbines and four offshore substations. The floating wind farm is proposed to be built in the stretch of sea off Mazara del Vallo, at a minimum distance […]

  • 28 September 2022
    R&D, Technology

    Netherlands-headquartered Mammoet has announced a fixed jib configuration for the SK6,000 crane that could allow offshore wind developers to reach deeper waters. With the launch of the SK6,000, Mammoet’s goal is to provide a next-generation crane needed to install next-generation turbines. As the industry moves towards 20 MW wind turbines, floating wind components continue to […]

  • 15 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Huisman has been awarded a contract by TOA Corporation and Obayashi in Japan for the delivery of a monopile gripper. The gripper will allow TOA and Obayashi to upend and install monopiles without using a separate upending bucket, which is said to improve the safety and efficiency of operations on board. The Huisman Monopile Gripper […]

  • 13 September 2022
    Ports & Logistics

    Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee and East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva broke ground on the first phase of the South Quay Marine Terminal project on 12 September, kicking off construction works on what will become a staging area for offshore wind projects in the US Northeast. The construction of the terminal is supported by USD […]

  • 22 November 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the total of 38 wind turbines at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm in Germany has been installed and more than two thirds of the turbines are now feeding electricity into the grid. Kaskasi is expected to be operational by the end of the year, as of when the 342 MW offshore wind […]

  • 7 February 2023

    NOV has introduced the Modular Service and Operations Vessel (MSOV) concept to optimise offshore wind farm operations and maintenance for bottom-fixed and floating wind. The MSOV concept is a collaboration across NOV’s Marine and Construction business unit. To introduce the concept, an MSOV design was developed based on GustoMSC’s Enhydra MSOV design. The MSOV concept […]

  • 16 December 2022
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    RWE has signed a letter of intent with WindSpider, a Norwegian-based company that is developing a new modular self-erecting crane system for the offshore wind market. To improve operability and scalability for turbine installation as well as major component replacements, the WindSpider solution uses the tower of the wind turbine as part of the crane. […]

  • 30 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has narrowed down the list of offshore wind projects selected in the latest allocation round and has now awarded capacity to seven out of the initially chosen ten future offshore wind farms. On 14 December, MOEA announced that ten projects were selected in the first auction of the Round […]

  • 3 November 2022
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Eolink, Valorem, and Centrale Nantes have been awarded EUR 14.9 million from the funding programme “France 2030” for the manufacturing of Eolink’s floating wind turbine and its deployment at the SEM-REV test site offshore Le Croisic in France. The 5 MW, pre-commercial floating wind turbine will be commissioned in 2024 at the test site which […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Lithuanian government has approved amendments to the Renewable Energy and Electricity Laws which define the tender conditions for the development of a second offshore wind farm of up to 700 MW in the Baltic Sea. If the amendments approved by the government are approved by the Seimas (Parliament), they should enter into force on […]

  • 9 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and Electricity Supply Board (ESB), has appointed JBA Consulting (JBA) to gather information about the installation phases of the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm in Scotland. For the task, JBA will use its strategic and operation planning software ForeCoast Marine to […]

  • 24 February 2023
    Vessels, Vessels

    Stars have aligned today, 24 February, for the first wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) being built in the US as Huisman loaded the vessel’s crane onboard BigLift Shipping’s Happy Star and sent it off to the Lone Star State. In Texas, Huisman’s US team will commission the crane at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard, which is […]

  • 16 March 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK government has confirmed the budget of GBP 205 million (around EUR 233 million) for this year’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. Most of this budget in CfD Round 5, set to open for applications on 30 March, will be available for established technologies which, for the first time, include offshore wind. In the CfD […]

  • 2 February 2023

    The Ship-aH2oy project to develop and demonstrate a zero-emission propulsion technology on board ships using green hydrogen from liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) on a megawatt scale has secured EUR 15 million in funding under Horizon Europe. The European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has informed the consortium of 17 partners that they […]