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  • 27 June 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Research & Development

    Ramboll has won a multi-million contract to develop the electrical infrastructure for one of two offshore energy islands to be developed in Denmark. Acting as a hub, the energy island will gather the power produced by nearby offshore wind farms and distribute it to Denmark and neighboring countries. As the client, Ramboll will assist the […]

  • 28 June 2023

    The Danish government has postponed the decision to initiate the tender for the artificial energy island it plans to build in the North Sea. The reason behind the move is that the current concept for the North Sea Energy Island is too expensive, so the government wants to look into other concepts. The government said […]

  • 5 July 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    After concluding that the current concept of its North Sea Energy Island would be too expensive for the State, the Danish government, the transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet, and other relevant agencies are now looking into the concept for the island to be established on several large platforms. As reported last week, the government has […]

  • 27 September 2023
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    Energinet and 50Hertz plan to establish a Supplier Qualification System (SQS) for the procurement of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter substations with the SQS mainly intended for interconnector and offshore wind-related projects such as the Bornholm Energy Island project. The scope of work of the supplier may cover development, design, engineering, relevant studies and reports, […]

  • 2 June 2023

    German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, and Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Lars Aagaard, have signed an agreement for the Bornholm Energy Island in the Baltic Sea. This is the first legally binding cooperation agreement in Europe on a joint offshore energy project under the EU Renewable Energy Directive. The new […]

  • 11 July 2023
    Business & Finance

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has reached the first close on its fifth flagship fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure V (CI V), at EUR 5.6 billion in capital commitments received. This puts the fund on track to reach its target size of EUR 12 billion, which would make this the world’s largest dedicated greenfield renewable energy fund, according […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Business development, Environment, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 and Finland’s Ålandsbanken Fondbolag have completed underwater nature field surveys of two of its Noatun offshore wind projects near Åland in the Baltic Sea. The project team said it had used innovative methods to explore the underwater environment where the Noatun Norra (Noatun North) and Noatun Södra (Noatun South) offshore wind projects are planned. According […]

  • 3 July 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has invited potential bidders and other market players to provide input and feedback on the upcoming tenders that could bring a minimum of 9 GW and potentially up to 14 GW of additional offshore wind capacity to the Danish grid by 2030. On 30 June, the DEA, in collaboration with […]

  • 1 August 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, and Energia Renewables have formed a partnership to develop offshore wind projects in Ireland, with the potential to deliver up to 1.8 GW of new capacity by 2030. The partnership said that it will initially focus on Ireland’s south and east coasts, where Energia Renewables have […]

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

    Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet has awarded several contracts for surveys and studies for Denmark’s new offshore wind areas. Valued at a total of EUR 19.8 million, the contracts secured by, WSP Danmark, DNV, and LiveLink Aerospace include cable route surveys, consultancy services for a number of marine environmental studies, and radar analysis. […]

  • 31 May 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    After announcing plans to put 9 GW of new offshore wind capacity out to tender by the end of 2023 earlier this year, on 30 May, the Danish government entered into an agreement with a broad majority of parties that secures the framework for the upcoming auctions. The political agreement has been signed on tender […]

  • 15 September 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Andel and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) will form a consortium to cooperate on two tenders for offshore wind farms in Denmark, namely the Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm in Kattegat north of Zealand and Kriegers Flak II in the Baltic Sea. The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities revealed plans to auction off 9 GW […]

  • 6 April 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables is seeking an investigative foreshore licence to facilitate survey work for a possible new offshore wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Ireland. SSE Renewables has recently submitted an application for an investigative foreshore licence to Ireland’s Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is seeking […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    Dutch upstream oil and gas company, ONE-Dyas, has awarded N-Sea with a contract to install a subsea power cable between the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German North Sea and the new, to-be-built N05-A gas production platform. The scope of N-Sea includes the complete scope comprising survey, design, supply, engineering, transport, installation, burial, termination, […]

  • 29 September 2023
    Business & Finance, Cables, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Manufacturing, Onshore Infrastructure, Supply Chain

    German transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz has awarded several contracts to power cable manufacturers NKT and Prysmian. Valued at around EUR 4.6 billion in total, the contracts include offshore wind farm export cables, onshore energy connections, and interconnection for an energy island. NKT and Prysmian secured the orders following the tender procedure that 50Hertz launched […]

  • 3 May 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Global energy major Shell is joining the VindØ consortium which is aiming to take a leading role in developing and building Denmark’s first energy island. The announcement follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which Shell signed in June 2022 to join the VindØ consortium. The other consortium partners are PensionDanmark and PFA – two of […]

  • 20 July 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Industry

    The North Irish Sea Array (NISA), one of the four offshore wind projects selected in Ireland’s first offshore wind auction, could end up overlapping with a bird protection area. The Irish offshore consultancy Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) voiced concerns about the government letting this happen and warned that the project is now at risk […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    German transmission system operator (TSO), 50Hertz, and Estonia’s TSO, Elering, have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly develop a hybrid submarine cable project called Baltic WindConnector in the Baltic Sea between Estonia and Germany. The Baltic WindConnector will be around 750 kilometres long and will land on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In addition […]

  • 7 July 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Asso.subsea has signed a contract with Nexans for the transportation, installation and protection of the nearshore section of the BorWin6 offshore cable in Germany, with offshore work scheduled for 2025. The company will be involved in the design and execution of this part of the project in shallow waters and will also assist Nexans in […]

  • 11 May 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    Statkraft and its partner Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have been selected in Ireland’s first auction for offshore wind under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS-1) to develop the 500 MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project. NISA was one of seven offshore renewable projects issued with a Maritime Area Consent (MAC) last December. […]

  • 29 May 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    Offshore wind and hydrogen developers and organisations in Germany have called on the federal government to set clear targets for offshore hydrogen in the update of the country’s National Hydrogen Strategy, with an additional 10 GW of offshore electrolysis capacity to be added by 2035. On 26 May, several companies and industry organisations signed an […]

  • 14 April 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Skyborn Renewables has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government to build what they say would be the country’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.9 GW Eystrasalt project in the Bothnian Sea. The project area has been chosen, among other things, because of the good wind conditions and the favorable sea depth, but also […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Ilmatar Offshore has been granted an exploration permit by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy to conduct environmental surveys for a 1.2 GW offshore wind project in Finland. Ilmatar Offshore has identified a new 367 square kilometre offshore wind area in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone. The project area, called Vågskär, is located in […]

  • 20 September 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    ProCon Wind Energy has been selected to conduct electrical outfitting works on the 1 GW Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea. ProCon Wind Energy will be delivering the detailed electrical engineering as well as facilitating the procurement and supply of electrical components for monopiles, suspended internal platforms (SIPs), and external platforms. The […]

  • 26 May 2023
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted and Eversource Energy have signed an agreement under which Ørsted will acquire 50 per cent interest in the uncontracted offshore wind lease area in the US the two companies currently own together. Eversource is also looking at selling its 50 per cent stake in the three jointly owned contracted offshore wind projects: South Fork […]

  • 1 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation at the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm was installed 30 kilometres off the island of Norderney in the German North Sea, Ørsted announced. The substation topside was installed by Jan De Nul’s Les Alizés. The vessel is also installing the monopile foundations at the wind farm. In February 2021, Ørsted placed […]