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  • 24 April 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted RWE’s application for the Five Estuaries offshore wind farm for examination. The final planning decision for the project is expected in the summer of 2025. The project now moves into the pre-examination phase of the consenting process, with the examination phase expected to commence later in the summer and […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom

    RWE has reported an adjusted EBITDA of nearly EUR 1.7 billion in its offshore wind segment for 2023, compared to EUR 1.4 billion for the previous fiscal year. The increase in earnings is due to the commissioning of new capacity and better wind conditions, according to the company. Electricity generation from renewable energy at RWE rose by […]

  • 8 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    German energy company RWE has signed framework agreements with Hitachi Energy and Aibel for the joint supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems for the company’s offshore wind farms. The agreements are long-term as the secured HVDC systems are designated for offshore wind projects from RWE’s global development pipeline, which are planned to be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a new offshore wind bill on 9 May, under which the State will create a schedule for offshore wind solicitations until 2031 and revise previous solicitations. The latter will allow the State to re-allocate the support awarded to Ørsted’s Skipjack project, from whose power purchase agreement the developer withdrew, to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 June 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the US Department of the Interior (DOI), and the State of Maryland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the coordinated development of offshore wind in this US state. The MOU follows the announcement from December 2023, when the federal government and the Maryland state […]

  • 25 March 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The award of 1.5 GW of floating wind capacity in Norway, which was planned for this year, will be held in 2025 as the Norwegian government plans to have the subsidy model in place and announced before allocating the Utsira Nord (Utsira North) offshore areas for development. In this article: The government says the decision […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Onshore Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has unveiled its draft 2023-2024 Transmission Plan, which includes 26 proposed projects worth USD 6.1 billion (approximately EUR 5.6 billion), with a majority of the investment related to offshore wind. According to the California ISO, the plan is based on the state projections that California needs to add more […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has revealed its Plan for Program Bornholm Energy Island, outlining the framework for the future energy island at Bornholm and the adjacent coastal areas. The project is planned to consist of an offshore wind farm south of Bornholm with a 3.8 GW capacity as well as high-voltage installations on Bornholm […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Vessels

    Van Oord’s new offshore installation vessel Boreas has been launched at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China. Van Oord ordered a self-elevating offshore installation vessel at the Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard in October 2021. The first steel for Boreas was cut in July 2022 while the keel-laying ceremony was held at the end […]

  • 22 April 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, have obtained the offshore planning approval for the Green Volt floating wind farm offshore Scotland. With onshore consent announced earlier this month, Green Volt has now received all its planning approvals and remains on track to be the first commercial-scale floating offshore wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan in order to easier support the local offshore wind market with geotechnical services. Amberjack was reflagged in December 2023 and is now based in Tokyo, from where it will be deployed to Japanese wind farm projects and provide clients with geotechnical borehole drilling, high-quality sampling, […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has been granted authorisation from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to link the Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project directly into New York’s transmission system. Approved on 1 March, the Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) executed between Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 project, New York ISO (NYISO), and Consolidated Edison Company of New […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 March 2024
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Project Updates

    Offshore construction work on Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first energy island, is expected to start soon in the Belgian sector of the North Sea as cardinal buoys have been deployed to demarcate an exclusion zone within which only vessels working on the energy island will be allowed, according to a Notice to Mariners issued […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, R&D, Research & Development

    In its annual results for 2023, RWE reported on last year’s financial performance and many of its offshore wind developments, but also on research projects related to the wake effect at offshore wind farms. Last year, RWE, together with various project partners, completed two wake-effect studies and embarked on a new research project in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    Netherlands-based company BV Twentsche Kabelfabriek (TKF) has produced its first power cores in its new cable factory in Eemshaven. The company produced three power cores for the type test cable, which were provided with the welded aluminum screen and PE outer sheath.  The investment in the new factory is part of the strategic investment plan […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Equinor’s Empire Wind offshore wind project in New York, the US. With this approval secured, the developer is planning to start the construction of Empire Wind 1 later this year. The approved plan includes the construction and operation […]

  • 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 […]