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  • 12 December 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US federal government and the Maryland state government will work jointly to identify additional areas offshore Maryland that will house future offshore wind projects. This was announced on 11 December, following the release of the proposed sale notice for two wind energy areas (WEAs) in the Central Atlantic, one off Delaware and Maryland, and […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Business & Finance

    Baltimore County Offshore Wind Manufacturing Hub will receive approximately USD 47 million from the Port Infrastructure Program of the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration to further develop its hub at Tradepoint Atlantic. The announcement was made on 7 November by the US Congressman Kweisi Mfume, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Vessels

    Marco Polo Marine’s Taiwanese subsidiary company PKR Offshore has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Gamesa for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will serve offshore wind projects in Taiwan and South Korea. The agreement will go into effect this year, including a CTV charter in Korea that will start in the fourth quarter of this […]

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

    In what is described as a “strong start of the year”, Dutch geo-data specialist company, Fugro, reported a 9 per cent revenue growth for the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, said to be due to ongoing significant growth in offshore wind projects. Revenue in the first quarter was EUR […]

  • 21 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Ta San Shang Marine (TSSM), a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine, for the delivery of a Damen Construction Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) 9020. This will be TSSM’s second SOV in their fleet. The first, the TSS Pioneer, was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain

    SeaRenergy Offshore Holding has secured a Marine Coordination Service contract for EnBW’s He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. After participating in the European tender bidding, followed by a bid evaluation, SeaRenergy was chosen to provide the Marine Coordination Service for EnBW’s He Dreiht project during the construction phase of the wind […]

  • 30 April 2024
    Vessels

    Bibby Marine has signed a shipbuilding contract with Gondan to build what the company says is the world’s first truly zero-emission, electric Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (eCSOV). The eCSOV will be built in Gondan’s Asturias shipyard in Spain and is scheduled to be delivered in 2026. After a thorough tendering process involving a variety of […]

  • 2 October 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project. If approved, the Maryland Offshore Wind Project could generate between 1,100 MW and 2,200 MW of clean, renewable energy to the Delmarva Peninsula, which could power up to 770,000 homes. US Wind, […]

  • 15 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Danish Maersk Supply Service and the US vessel owner and operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) are partnering on the construction and operation of a feeder vessel spread designed for Maersk Supply Service’s wind installation vessel (WIV), currently being built in Singapore. The feeder spread, which includes two tugs and two barges, will be built by […]

  • 21 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    OEG Energy Group (OEG) has revealed that Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) and Fern Communications (Fern), both OEG Renewables businesses, have been contracted to deliver a turnkey marine coordination solution to the 1 GW Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The turnkey contract will be for the duration of the installation and commissioning works and […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The UK shipbuilder Diverse Marine has introduced the Diverse Marine Client Finance Programme, its own finance and lease programme, through which it secured financing for an initial, but rolling, eight crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Funding for offshore wind CTVs has been challenging, said the company, and the Diverse Marine Client Finance Programme, designed initially for […]

  • 26 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Lotos Petrobaltic, an ORLEN Group company, signed a contract with Singapore-based Strategic Marine for the construction of a crew transfer vessel that will serve the Polish offshore wind market. The CTV is scheduled to be completed this summer, with delivery to Europe in early September 2024. The vessel will join the existing fleet managed by […]

  • 8 April 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Brazil’s SENAI Institute for Innovation in Renewable Energies (ISI-ER) installed a LiDAR in the Paracuru municipality in the state of Ceará on 3 April, the last piece of equipment of what is said to be the largest offshore wind resource monitoring network in Brazil. Through an agreement with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business development, Environment, R&D, Research & Development

    Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, has partnered with two Scottish universities to investigate any potential impact of floating offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems. The PREDICT 2.0 initiative forms part of a research programme led by experts at the University of the Highlands and Islands’ (UHI) Environmental Research Institute […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Norway-based Espeland and Skomedal Naval Architects (ESNA) and Singapore’s Strategic Marine have signed an agreement to develop a Surface Effect Ship Crew Transfer Vessel (SES CTV) for offshore wind applications. The companies are planning to start building the first offshore wind farm SES CTV during the fourth quarter of 2024. “We are delighted to formalize […]

  • 25 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Cyan Renewables, a Singapore-headquartered offshore wind vessel owner established in 2022 by investment management company Seraya Partners, has acquired a majority stake in Sentinel Marine to strengthen its position in the UK offshore wind market and boost its local content. Cyan Renewables has acquired a 75 per cent stake in Sentinel Marine, the owner of […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Innovation, Research & Development

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a USD 14.5 million funding opportunity to address challenges in marine and ocean renewable energy industries and to encourage innovation. DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) issued a funding notice on 16 January, inviting domestic institutions of higher education, including minority-serving […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Vestas has signed a framework agreement with Marco Polo Marine which finalises the previous Memorandum of Understanding between Marco Polo Marine’s Taiwan-based subsidiary, PKR Offshore, and Vestas Taiwan, for the maiden deployment of a new Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV) on offshore wind projects in the Asia Pacific region. The new CSOV, which can accommodate […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first steel has been cut for RWE’s Nordseecluster NC 2 offshore substation which is being built by Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases, Nordseecluster A and Nordseecluster B, each comprising two offshore wind farms. The sites of Phase A […]

  • 28 February 2024
    Operations & Maintenance

    Acta Marine’s service operation vessel (SOV) Acta Centaurus will soon commence maintenance work at Vattenfall’s DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The entire service campaign is expected to last until October 2024. The vessel is currently making a stop in the Port of Hamburg before starting work for Vattenfall’s offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 April 2024
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    The new commissioning service operations vessel (CSOV) that Vestas chartered for offshore wind farms in the Asia Pacific region will be ready to start work in October this year, according to the Singapore-based marine logistics company Marco Polo Marine. The CSOV, the first vessel of this type that will be owned and operated by Marco […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain, Vessels

    A consortium led by Bibby Marine, which is working on bringing a zero-emission electric service operation vessel (eSOV) to the UK and European offshore wind markets, has contracted Longitude Engineering, a UK-based engineering consultancy and ship design firm, to design the new SOV. Bibby Marine announced the company and its consortium partners Port of Aberdeen, […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Dubai-based vessel equipment and service provider, APT Global Marine and Offshore Engineering UAE, has fitted Jan De Nul’s installation vessel Voltaire with sea fastening systems under one of its latest contracts in the offshore wind industry, which now account for the majority of the revenue for the UAE company that previously did most of its […]