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  • 1 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    UK-headquartered North Star has secured a contract with energy utility company EnBW to deliver a new hybrid-electric service operations vessel (SOV) on a decade-long minimum charter to service the He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany. The newbuild is of VARD 407 design which has been tailored to meet EnBW’s specific requirements. North Star has […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 October 2023
    Vessels

    Last week, North Star took delivery of another hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) leaving the shores of Aberdeen, with the Grampian Derwent setting sail for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK. After completing the final commissioning testing by the technical and rescue teams at North Star, the vessel set sail […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    German logistics company DHL Group has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with RWE Supply & Trading for electricity generated at the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located in the German North Sea. Under the ten-year agreement, DHL will be offtaking around 104 GWh of electricity produced by Kaskasi per year, starting in […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Onshore Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has unveiled its draft 2023-2024 Transmission Plan, which includes 26 proposed projects worth USD 6.1 billion (approximately EUR 5.6 billion), with a majority of the investment related to offshore wind. According to the California ISO, the plan is based on the state projections that California needs to add more […]

  • 12 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    A new quay in the UK’s Tees Valley that will support SeAH Wind’s new XXL monopile manufacturing facility is set to be operational in early summer 2024. Construction work on the first 450-metre phase of the South Bank Heavy Lift Quay, which started in 2021, is now complete, according to Teesworks Ltd, a private-public partnership […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain

    On 30 December, the vessel North Sea Giant is expected to start suction bucket trials within the array areas of the Mona and Morgan offshore wind farm sites, located off North West England and North Wales. The trials will run for an estimated 32 days, during which time the vessel will be lifting a suction […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the 1.4 GW Cenos floating offshore wind project in Scotland are set to run a nearshore survey campaign in March to revalidate data collected in 2017 by NorthConnect, an interconnector project whose infrastructure Cenos planned to use to connect to the grid. Starting on 11 March, the export cable corridor surveys will […]

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

    The first Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbine has been installed at the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. In addition, the 253 MW project has started producing electricity for the first time and delivering it to the transmission network. On 23 April, the first of 23 Siemens Gamesa turbines was installed […]

  • 21 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, has installed the first of 100 monopile foundations at the 1.4 GW Sofia project in the UK, RWE’s largest offshore wind farm to date. The Sofia offshore wind farm is located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea, 195 kilometres from the North East coast of the UK. […]

  • 15 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    The world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, the 30 MW Hywind Scotland, officially entered the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase in October 2017. After a little over six years of operation, the wind farm’s Siemens Gamesa wind turbines are now due for some major maintenance work. While offshore wind farms undergo turbine maintenance work more than […]

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

    The Norwegian government has unveiled Ventyr Energi, a consortium of Parkwind and Ingka Investments, as the winner of the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. The winning bid in the auction was NOK 1.15 (EUR 0.099) per kilowatt hour. “This is a milestone in the government’s offshore wind […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    All 21 wind turbines at Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Nord (North) offshore wind farm have delivered the first power and the 176 MW project is now connected to the Danish electricity grid. However, the blades on a single unit have been temporarily taken down for repairs after sustaining damage during the preparation of the offshore wind farm. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, R&D, Supply Chain, Technology

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  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Power-to-X

    The first of the 23 caissons being built for Princess Elisabeth Island in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is almost finished and will be immersed in the North Sea this summer. The artificial Belgian energy island is a world first. A Belgian consortium comprising DEME and Jan De Nul (TM Edison) is building the foundations of the […]

  • 22 February 2024
    Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Norway-headquartered DOF Group has been awarded a contract to repair an export cable for an offshore wind farm in the Southern North Sea. The project, awarded by an international energy operator, includes the retrieval of the damaged cable and termination, installation, trenching, and commissioning of the replacement cable. DOF’s contract scope includes project management, engineering, […]

  • 2 May 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Research & Development

    Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) has launched a new crowdsourcing campaign with innovation scale-up Wazoku, aiming to capture new ways to manage emergencies on full-scale floating offshore wind turbines. The challenge, named ‘Floating Offshore Wind-Safe Solutions for Black Swan Events’, calls for solutions from sustainability start-ups that prioritise environmental and human safety, as well as the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Beacon Wind offshore wind project in the US could feature suction bucket jacket foundations as the developer – a joint venture between BP and Equinor which is in the process of moving towards BP taking full ownership of Beacon Wind – requested approval to perform suction bucket tests as part of the site investigation […]

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

    Vesterhav Nord (North) offshore wind farm, owned by Vattenfall, started producing power on 16 February, joining its sister park Vesterhav Syd, which began generating electricity in January 2024. Vesterhav Nord is part of Vattenfall’s 344 MW Vesterhav duo, whose 168 MW Vesterhav Syd (South) has been feeding power into the Danish grid since January. The […]

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

    Norway’s Havfram Wind has signed a contract with RWE for the transportation and installation of wind turbines for the Nordseecluster development, an up to 1.6 GW offshore wind cluster comprising four offshore wind farm sites in the German sector of the North Sea. Under the contract, Havfram Wind will be responsible for the transportation and […]

  • 1 May 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian government has awarded the first feasibility licences for offshore wind projects to six wind farms proposed to be built offshore Gippsland in Victoria, with a further six licences expected to be awarded, subject to First Nations consultation. The total capacity of Australia’s first six offshore wind projects to receive feasibility licences is around […]