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  • 22 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Industry, Outlook & Strategy

    Cadeler and Eneti have rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange as one entity, marking the merger of the two companies and creating a leading offshore wind installation firm. Following the business combination of Cadeler and Eneti, the combined group will be named Cadeler and be headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices across […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Offshore Platforms, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    After energy ministers of 26 EU Member States signed the European Wind Charter on 19 December, a dive into the EU Wind Power Package documents shows that, besides the new EU offshore renewable energy target and plans to streamline permitting and strengthen the supply chain, the EU will also be implementing cybersecurity measures and surveilling […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Business development, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Corio Generation has deployed Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems for offshore wind projects in the vicinity of sites in Guimaras and Cavite, the Philippines. Designed to withstand the harsh coastal environment with a backup power and monitoring system, the LiDARs will collect detailed information on the wind resources of two potential offshore wind farms. […]

  • 24 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    The Danish Energy Agency has tasked Energinet with undertaking site conditions assessments for the development of five future offshore wind farm areas within the Danish EEZ, namely North Sea I, Hesselø South, Kriegers Flak II North, Kriegers Flak II South, and Kattegat. The metocean conditions assessment will result in a report for each area, which […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Norway-headquartered TGS has started a multi-client wind measurement campaign using two LiDAR buoys offshore Germany in the North Sea. The buoys, supplied by Green Rebel, are equipped with a multitude of sensors, allowing detailed measurement of wind, metocean, and environmental data. The collected data from the 24-month measurement campaign is streamed to shore and used […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Brazilian oil and gas major Petrobras – together with partners Shell Brasil, TotalEnergies, China’s CNPC and CNOOC, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – has kicked off a series of wind measurements in Brazil’s pre-salt region to collect data for potential offshore wind projects in Búzios and Mero fields. Initial data […]

  • 17 May 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Copenhagen Energy has finalized the wind measurement strategy for its Northern Luzon, an offshore wind project that the company is developing together with PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) in the Philippines. The outcome of the wind measurement strategy, which was developed in close collaboration with DNV, involves two key results: firstly, validating the initial estimates for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro has deployed one of its floating LiDAR buoys in the maritime area of Lithuania’s future offshore wind farm to gather wind and meteorological measurements in the Baltic Sea, which are necessary for the development of the 700 MW project. The measuring station, which was put on a special buoy, will provide environmental monitoring data […]

  • 1 April 2024
    Business development, Research & Development

    Iberdrola’s renewable energy development arm in Brazil, Neoenergia, has deployed a floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor for wind measurement in an area on the north coast of Rio de Janeiro. The LiDAR system will collect data on wind and sea characteristics in an area located approximately 40 kilometres from the coast. Among other […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Ignitis Renewables, an international green energy company, has prepared an environmental impact assessment (EIA) programme for the first offshore wind farm in Lithuania. The EIA itself will be prepared on the basis of this programme, said the company. “When we develop renewable energy projects, the environment is inevitably affected, but to achieve a balance between […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Business development, Research & Development

    Dutch geo-data specialist company, Fugro, has been picked by KREDO Offshore to support its offshore wind development in South Korea. Fugro will carry out a metocean and wind resource measurement campaign on the west coast of South Korea, offshore Yeonggwang County. The project site is currently in the initial investigation stage to assess its suitability for investment, […]

  • 25 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    Ecowende, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, has awarded Van Oord a contract for the construction of the 760 MW Hollandse Kust West VI offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. As Ecowende’s contractor, Van Oord will be responsible for transporting and installing the foundations and will also lay, connect, and bury the cables between […]

  • 14 May 2024

    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 […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance

    Føn Energy Services has unveiled its plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company, C-Ventus, as part of a merger expected to bolster its offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities. Føn Energy Services will acquire 100 per cent of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International, a global provider of marine engineering, civil […]

  • 13 November 2023
    Business development, Energy Islands, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Research & Development

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has developed seven measures to boost biodiversity around Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island. The artificial Princess Elisabeth Island will be an energy hub 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast connecting new wind farms and additional interconnections, to the UK and Denmark, to Belgium’s onshore power […]

  • 24 November 2023

    Huisman has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the offshore mast crane onboard the Aegir, owned by Heerema. The project will enhance the second main hoist capacity from 2,000mt to 3,200mt at a height of 110 metres, making the upgrade suitable for the installation of large jacket foundations, said Huisman. The upgraded crane […]

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

    The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture between Mitsui & Co., Osaka Gas, and a subsidiary of RWE AG, all three established in Japan, to develop a 684 MW offshore wind project in Japan. The Commission concluded that the notified transaction would not raise competition concerns, […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Innovation, Technology

    After completing the first full-year bird survey in Norway using the AI bird-tracking technology developed by the Norwegian start-up Spoor, Deep Wind Offshore will introduce the technology to the Swedish and South Korean offshore wind markets. Spoor has been tracking birds at the Utsira Nord floating wind area in Norway on behalf of Deep Wind […]

  • 2 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Operating for the Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC), Météo-France has selected Akrocean to collect offshore wind, wave, and current data for potential offshore wind farm sites in France. The framework contract won by Akrocean includes several measurement campaigns that will be conducted on all the French coastlines over four years, according to the […]

  • 5 January 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    J.P. Morgan has contracted Norway-based Ulstein Verft to deliver two methanol-ready commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). In July 2023, Bernhard Schulte Offshore ordered the design and construction of two CSOVs from Ulstein, a contract that included options for two + two vessels. These options have been transferred to institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway7’s vessels, Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift, have commenced the installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces (TPs) for Dogger Bank B, the second phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK, which is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once in operation. The monopiles and TPs, […]

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

    Denmark’s Cadeler has signed an offshore wind turbine installation contract for the vessel, Wind Scylla, with an undisclosed client. The contract has a value between USD 75 million and USD 150 million, including both the firm period and potential options. The installation work is planned to commence in 2025. During the project duration, spanning between […]

  • 4 January 2024

    Cadeler’s offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Wind Peak, has been launched at Cosco Shipyard in Qidong, China. According to the Danish company, the launching of Wind Peak is a critical milestone that marks the completion of the vessel’s hull. The construction of the vessel was a result of two years of intricate engineering and […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Supply Chain

    EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions has been awarded three of the four lots in the Dutch government’s tender for wind and ocean site assessments at two new offshore wind areas. This is the largest single project award for EOLOS to date, according to the Spain-based company, which recently also secured a contract in Japan. The Netherlands Enterprise […]