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  • 12 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    The North Falls and Five Estuaries offshore wind projects, both extensions to existing offshore wind farms, have signed what is called a “good neighbour agreement” with regard to their connections to the UK grid. The agreement enables closer liaison, information sharing and joint planning, and is a result of feedback gathered through public consultation, which […]

  • 13 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Last month, RWE and its project partners submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Rampion 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The Planning Inspectorate accepted the application for examination on 7 September and will start the examination process within three months. Also in this article: The process at the Planning […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The Portuguese government launched the initial stage of the offshore wind competitive procedure on 31 October by issuing a call for expressions of interest (EoIs) that will stay open until 14 November. An expression of interest is not binding and does not constitute a precondition for proceeding with the remaining stages of the competitive procedure, […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor is bidding in the expedited offshore wind solicitation in New York with Empire Wind 1, the 810 MW project that already secured an Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) contract in 2019, as the rules of New York’s procurement provide for projects with existing ORECs to bid into the solicitation. The company first revealed its […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy, Supply Chain

    The Portuguese cluster Forum Oceano and Norwegian Offshore Wind have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration between the supply chains in the two countries. Forum Oceano and Norwegian Offshore Wind both focus on developing a strong supply chain in floating offshore wind. “Floating offshore wind is an abundant blue renewable energy resource […]

  • 26 October 2023
    Business development, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, R&D, Research & Development

    PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna and GE have signed an agreement for the development of a project aimed at testing the production of green hydrogen using a GE offshore wind turbine. In the planned project, hydrogen would be produced in an electrolyzer using electricity generated from the latest GE wind turbine model intended for the offshore wind […]

  • 8 January 2024
    Business & Finance

    Iberdrola and the World Bank, through its private sector investment arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), have signed a EUR 300 million loan agreement to develop renewable energy projects in countries dependent on fossil fuels, including Morocco, Poland and Vietnam. IFC has already allocated a first tranche of EUR 170 million for the support of […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    East Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principle for SSE Renewables’ proposed Berwick Bank offshore wind farm onshore transmission infrastructure and grid connection at Branxton, south of Dunbar, Scotland. Securing planning consent in principle for the onshore grid network will enable renewable energy generated by the proposed offshore wind farm to be transmitted to […]

  • 1 December 2023
    Industry, Supply Chain

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published the “industry’s first” standard contract for transport and installation (T&I) works in offshore wind projects. The contract has been written to ensure a fairer allocation of risk, IMCA said. Building on the organisation’s contracting principles release in January, its publication comes on the heels of an IMCA-led […]

  • 8 September 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK government has awarded 3.7 GW of renewable energy projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in its fifth allocation round. Among the 95 new projects that secured CfDs are onshore wind, solar and tidal energy developments – and not a single megawatt of offshore wind. According to the government, the global rise in inflation […]

  • 23 November 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The French Government has specified the location of two floating wind projects, around 250 MW each, and their subsequent extensions in the Mediterranean Sea. The two sets of projects of around 750 MW each, which should include a maximum of around 50 wind turbines, will be located within zones 1 and 2. In zone 1 off […]

  • 9 October 2023
    Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Supply Chain

    Growing the UK’s supply chain for offshore wind represents a GBP 92 billion (approximately EUR 106 billion) opportunity to boost the UK’s economy by 2040, according to a report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP).  The report, titled “Supply Chain Capability Analysis”, outlines key measures that industry […]

  • 18 September 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Italian offshore wind developer, Regolo Rinnovabili, a subsidiary of BayWa r.e., has applied for a 30-year maritime concession to build and operate a 750 floating wind farm offshore Sicily. Regolo Rinnovabili submitted the application to the Port Authority of Mazara del Vallo to install approximately 50 wind turbines with a nominal power of 15 MW […]

  • 29 September 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a public notice for the tender for the allocation of offshore wind development areas off the coast of the Tamil Nadu region, with 7,215 MW of capacity in the mix. The country issued the call for seven locations off the Tamil Nadu region in the south […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Metsähallitus and Vattenfall have agreed to expand the Korsnäs offshore wind farm in Finland so that the new project area will allow for an increased capacity. Vattenfall became a Metsähallitus project partner for the 1.3 GW Korsnäs offshore wind farm in December 2022. In connection with the transaction, a possible additional area was agreed on, […]

  • 9 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Planning & Permitting, Supply Chain, Technology

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has issued a call for tenders for a floating LiDAR and associated provision of data for the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS). The scope of work under the contract that will be awarded through the tender includes the installation, operation, maintenance, collection of metocean data, and subsequent […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Business development, Environment, Industry, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries have released a final joint strategy to protect and promote the recovery of endangered North Atlantic right whales while developing offshore wind energy. North Atlantic right whales are approaching extinction and approximately 360 individuals are remaining, including fewer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has opened an eight-week public consultation on the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for the revised southern location of the Hesselø offshore wind farm. The public consultation of the revised SEA of the plan for the offshore wind project is planned to run from 5 February to 5 […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that seven offshore wind projects have signed Exclusivity Agreements as part of the Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas (INTOG) leasing round. The seven projects join the five Innovation projects that secured Exclusivity Agreements earlier this year, bringing the number of INTOG projects to 12 out of the 13 agreements […]

  • 6 February 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Supply Chain

    The US regional transmission company PJM Interconnection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) have signed an agreement that opens the path towards New Jersey’s second offshore wind transmission tender. The agreement was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on 2 February. PJM and NJBPU’s new collaboration is the next phase of […]

  • 6 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    The international marine environmental consulting and survey company, CSA Ocean Sciences, has been granted a non-exclusive General Offshore Geophysical Survey permit which allows the firm to conduct low-energy marine surveys within a three-mile zone from the mean high tide line along California’s coast. The permit, granted by the California State Lands Commission (CSLC), allows CSA […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business & Finance

    UK-headquartered Centurion Group, a company that provides critical rentals and services to the oil and gas, infrastructure, power, environmental, and renewable energy industries, has acquired H2M Offshore Accommodations. Based in the Netherlands, with a location in Denmark, H2M is a global supplier of offshore accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore wind sector on a […]

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

    Ørsted has taken the final investment decision (FID) on what the company says is the world’s single largest offshore wind farm, the 2.9 GW Hornsea 3, which is expected to be completed around the end of 2027. In July 2022, Ørsted was awarded a contract for difference (CfD) for Hornsea 3 at an inflation-indexed strike price of […]