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  • 22 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Floating Wind

    Swedish floating wind developer Hexicon and Shell have signed an agreement under which Hexicon will acquire Shell’s 80 per cent stake in the MunmuBaram floating wind project. Once the transaction is closed, Hexicon, which currently holds the remaining 20 per cent stake, will fully own the South Korean project. Under the agreement, Hexicon will pay […]

  • 31 October 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Freja Offshore, a joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Hexicon, has submitted a planning application for the Dyning floating offshore wind project in Sweden. The floating wind farm, planned to have an installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW, is proposed to be built in the Baltic Sea, some 45 kilometres southeast of Oxelösund. […]

  • 8 December 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway has been granted final approval for new test concessions for floating offshore wind. METCentre was given the green light for five new wind turbines offshore Norway. The Norwegian test centre is developing new infrastructure to be ready in 2026. In total, seven turbines will be tested in […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Freja Offshore, a joint venture between Hexicon and Mainstream Renewable Power, has entered into a collaboration with the Norwegian company Subfarm to enable fish farms inside the Mareld floating offshore wind farm, proposed to be built in the North Sea, off the coast of Lysekil in Sweden. The two companies will work together on a […]

  • 20 October 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified a draft Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore the Gulf of Maine holding an estimated 40 GW of capacity which will be put up for a lease sale in 2024. The Draft WEA covers approximately 3,519,067 acres offshore Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, ranging from approximately […]

  • 8 April 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    Scottish Ministers have approved a variation application to refine the Pentland floating offshore wind farm’s offshore consents. The variation includes a reduction in the number of turbines, which will be deployed within a smaller area while maintaining 100 MW capacity. Pentland floating offshore wind farm is being developed by Highland Wind Limited which is majority-owned […]

  • 18 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated a final Wind Energy Area (WEA) in the Gulf of Maine, which has the potential to support 32 GW of offshore wind capacity, exceeding the current state goals for Massachusetts (10 GW) and Maine (3 GW). The WEA totals about two million acres offshore Maine, […]

  • 12 October 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The developer of the Pentland floating offshore wind farm, located in Scotland, has submitted an application to vary its Section 36 consent and associated marine licences. The 100 MW project is being developed by Highland Wind Limited, which is majority-owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through one of its CI Funds, with Hexicon as a […]

  • 22 February 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has verified that three offshore wind areas in the North Sea, with a combined capacity of 5.5 GW, are approved for auction later this year. The BSH issued the fourth WindSeeV regulation, which contains the preliminary area investigation results for constructing offshore wind farms in three areas in […]

  • 18 October 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    All offshore survey campaigns have been completed across the Pentland floating offshore wind farm’s site area and cable corridor in Scotland. “This is a significant milestone for any offshore wind development, and we are pleased to have safely and successfully completed a number of survey and monitoring campaigns over the past three years that gives […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Maine Governor Janet Mills has revealed that the state has selected a section of state-owned Sears Island reserved for port development as its preferred site for a port facility to support the floating offshore wind industry. Based on technical and engineering analyses, and input from port and offshore wind stakeholders – including the University of […]

  • 30 October 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalised four new wind energy areas (WEAS) in the Gulf of Mexico that could support offshore wind projects with the potential to produce enough renewable energy to power more than three million homes. The four WEAs include Option J, 495,567 acres located approximately 47.2 miles off […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has proposed a second offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, with four areas offshore Louisiana and Texas to be auctioned off. On 20 March, the DOI and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish the proposed sale notice (PSN) in the Federal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 November 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group has unveiled that the world’s first offshore renewable energy project, which combines floating wind power and deep-sea aquaculture, has been completed in China. The project is developed by Longyuan Power Group, with Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group, a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, providing the power generation equipment and towers of […]

  • 1 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has completed the sale of its 32 per cent shareholding in Spain’s Windar Renovables to Bridgepoint. The sale was first announced in May of last year. Bridgepoint is a quoted private asset growth investor, specialised in private equity and private debt. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Industry

    OEG Energy Group (OEG) has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based Marine Coordination Services (MCS), a specialist provider of marine coordination and offshore project services. MCS will join the OEG Renewables (“OEGR”) division, further expanding OEG’s marine coordination capabilities and opening new market opportunities to offer integrated service solutions in the European offshore wind sector. “We […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ North American development arm, and Mitsubishi-owned Diamond Offshore Wind (DOW Wind) have signed operating agreements to build the first offshore wind farms in Louisiana waters. The State Mineral and Energy Board has approved a 6,162-acre property agreement for DOW Wind off the coast of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes and a 59,653-acre agreement […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Euroports and Spain’s BlueFloat Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance cooperation in ports infrastructure and supply chain for the delivery of offshore wind in Europe. Euroports plays an indispensable role in the logistics and infrastructure framework essential for the thriving wind turbine industry, said BlueFloat Energy. “As the world increasingly turns […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    The US will need around USD 36 billion (around EUR 34 billion) over the next decade to meet the nation’s offshore wind port infrastructure gap, according to a report released by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The report, called Building a National Network of Offshore Wind Ports: A $36B Plan for Domestic Clean Energy […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    The US has almost 53 GW of offshore wind projects in operation, development and planning stages. This could power more than 18 million US households if all the projects currently in development and planning are built. The US offshore wind pipeline reached 52,687 MW at the end of May 2023, with two offshore wind farms […]

  • 29 August 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has kicked off the offshore wind energy lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico. As of 9:00 EST (15:00 CET), BOEM will be receiving bids for three areas on the Outer Continental Shelf off Louisiana and Texas. Also in this article: Full list of prequalified bidders for […]

  • 29 August 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Offshore US Gulf, LLC has won the rights to develop offshore wind capacity at the Lake Charles Lease Area in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, USA. The area has the potential to generate approximately 1.24 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity and power nearly 435,400 homes with renewable energy, the US Bureau of […]

  • 1 September 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Equipment, Floating Wind, Innovation, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have unveiled plans to collaborate and jointly fund research to further support durable and environmentally responsible offshore wind and marine energy deployments in the United States. The agencies will launch the upcoming funding opportunity through Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), Water Power […]

  • 24 August 2023
    Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Crowley and Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), through Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP), have formed a new joint venture to advance offshore wind energy solutions for the United States. The joint venture will combine Crowley’s end-to-end maritime and logistics capabilities through the newly created Crowley Wind Services Holdings and the financial knowledge of MSIP. MSIP […]

  • 22 June 2023
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Freja Offshore, a joint venture between Hexicon and Mainstream Renewable Power, has submitted an application for an offshore wind farm in Sweden that could have an installed capacity of between 2 GW and 2.5 GW and, according to the project’s consultation document, could feature wind turbines of up to 30 MW per unit. In this […]