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  • 30 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Energy Islands, Equipment, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Danish and German transmission system operators (TSOs) Energinet and 50Hertz have started the tendering process for the delivery of HVDC equipment and cables for the joint project, Bornholm Energy Island. HDVC equipment for the stations in Germany and Denmark will be tendered as one joint contract which has been sent to prequalified vendors today, Energinet […]

  • 19 January 2024
    Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Industry, Research & Development

    Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) will launch a new company dedicated to developing energy islands globally with backing from Nordic, European, and North American investors. Named Copenhagen Energy Islands (CEI), the new company will build on CIP’s long-standing experience within offshore wind to develop energy island projects globally and is currently developing around 10 energy […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Outlook & Strategy

    Jörg Singer, chairman of German offshore wind-to-hydrogen initiative AquaVentus has called for a timely tender for the expansion of offshore electrolysis, saying that the imminent start of the auction for the Noth Sea region SEN-1, a 100 km2 area in the North Sea designated for hydrogen production, is a central prerequisite for the ramp-up of […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Planning & Permitting

    Norway has received clearance for up to NOK 23 billion (EUR 2.04 billion) in state aid in the form of a bilateral Contract for Difference (CfD) for the Southern North Sea II (Sørlige Nordsjø II) offshore wind farm project. The CfD will be in place for a period of 15 years. The state aid was […]

  • 15 January 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is doing one last check with the market before launching the offshore wind tenders for at least 6 GW of capacity that would be installed by 2030 across several sites, starting with the first auction this Spring. On 12 January, the DEA published revised draft tender documents for a follow-up […]

  • 26 October 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Energy Islands, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Supply Chain

    3E, a Belgium-based technology and SaaS company for the wind, solar and energy storage industries, has been awarded a contract for a strike price study for the offshore wind tender(s) in the Princess Elisabeth zone. Under the contract signed on 20 October, 3E will analyse both the maximum strike price and the strike price range […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 December 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Transition

    Today, 19 December, the energy ministers of 26 European Union Member States signed the European Wind Charter, by which the state governments officially commit to deliver on the actions set out in the EU Wind Power Package, which the European Commission published in October. The Charter, which was also signed by the European Commission and […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    Energy and marine consultancy ABL has been awarded a contract to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services for the offshore transportation and installation (T&I) operations relating to the Modular Offshore Grid 2 (MOG2) energy island project in the Belgian sector of the North Sea. ABL’s scope of work includes the review of all procedural documentation, vessel inspections to assess the suitability […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 January 2024
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BHS) has issued a planning approval decision for 50Hertz’s Ostwind 3 offshore wind grid connection in the Baltic Sea. According to BHS, the new standard for connecting offshore wind farms, the so-called 66 kV direct connection concept, is being implemented, that does not require the construction of additional substation platforms […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received seven applications to participate in the tender for the Southern North Sea II offshore wind project area. Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy, Texas-based Hydroelectric Corporation, and Norseman Wind, a subsidiary of EnBW, submitted individual applications to take part in the tender. Among others who sought pre-qualification for Norway’s […]

  • 11 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection

    Eight Baltic Sea countries signed a joint declaration on collaborating closer to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure in the region on 10 April, only a day after six North Sea countries entered into a similar agreement. Both are a result of security concerns arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and reports of possible sabotage […]

  • 16 April 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Arctia Meritaito, a subsidiary of Finland’s icebreaking, fairway maintenance, and hydrographic surveying player Arctia, has been tasked with carrying out a hydrographic seabed survey of one of the offshore wind farm areas the Norwegian government plans to auction off next year. Thanks to a contract with the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service (NHS), Arctia Meritaito […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Five applicants have qualified for the upcoming 1.5 GW Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. “Today, we can announce that several strong applicants have been qualified to participate in the auction for offshore wind for Sørlige Nordsjø II. We have decided to proceed with the auction, which will […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics

    Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden, together with the European Commission (EC), have launched joint planning of offshore wind tenders at a ministerial meeting of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC), held on 20 November, in the Hague, the Netherlands. The collective NSEC tender planning translates the nine NSEC member countries’ […]

  • 26 December 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued a planning approval decision for the DolWin4 offshore grid connection in Germany’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. DolWin4, the first offshore grid connection system being implemented by German transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion Offshore, will go into operation in 2028 and connect […]

  • 13 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Octopus Energy’s generation arm has made its first offshore wind investment in Germany with the acquisition of a 5 per cent stake in the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm from Ewz, the Zurich Municipal Electric Utility. Located 32 kilometres west of Sylt Island in the North Sea, the Butendiek offshore wind farm features 80 […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Environment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Transition

    The offshore wind industry, now the linchpin between several offshore energy industries, is calling for both innovation and accelerating deployment, while also making sure one does not impede the progress of the other.  

  • 13 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    Wood Thilsted (WT) has been appointed by Ocean Winds to complete the preliminary foundation designs for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm in Poland as FEED and detailed design wind turbine foundation designer. Wood Thilsted has previously led the foundations concept design, evolving the project’s understanding of the engineering constraints of the site. When the project […]

  • 15 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Italy-headquartered Prysmian has finalized three contracts worth in aggregate around EUR 5 billion with the transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion for BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems and the DC34 underground cable project in Germany. According to Prysmian, this package deal is the largest in value and in km of cable ever awarded to […]

  • 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, […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    Semco Maritime has been awarded a 10-year service contract from Siemens Gamesa for the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm in Germany. The balance-of-plant contract covers operations and maintenance on the wind farm located 32 kilometres west of Sylt Island in the North Sea. Semco Maritime has entered the 10-year agreement from 1 January 2024 […]