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  • 7 September 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE and SSE Renewables have made a number of changes to the North Falls offshore wind project in the UK, a proposed extension to the existing 504 MW Greater Gabbard, whose implementation will likely move the planned date for filing a development consent order (DCO) application into 2024. The most significant changes to the project […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 June 2023

    Ørsted and WWF, which teamed up last year to advance offshore wind deployment that enhances ocean biodiversity, have now launched a project that will see one or more biogenic reefs of European flat oysters and horse mussels being established in the Danish North Sea. The project, named BioReef, is commencing this year and the deployment […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 September 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The seabed surveys have been completed for this year in the areas of Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) and Utsira Nord offshore Norway. Over the past two years, seabed surveys have been carried out in the open areas of Southern North Sea II and Utsira Nord. The Utsira Nord surveys began in summer but due to technical […]

  • 26 April 2023

    A group of Norwegian directorates led by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has identified 20 new areas for offshore wind development. The areas, which the directorates recommended should be investigated further, are deemed technically suitable for offshore wind, with relatively low conflicts of interest.  This is part of the Norwegian authorities’ work towards having 30 GW of […]

  • 2 May 2023

    Denmark-based Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) has ordered two next-generation crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to be delivered in 2024. The two vessels will form a new class of N-O-S-designed CTVs called the I-Class and are part of a newbuilding and conversion programme intended to meet the offshore wind industry’s high demand for future sustainability, N-O-S said. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business development, Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The Port of Long Beach has released plans to build an offshore floating wind facility, known as Pier Wind, that would support the manufacture and assembly of offshore wind turbines. The offshore wind facility would span up to 400 acres of newly built land located southwest of the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge within the […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    The European Union has granted EUR 252,500 of funding, as part of its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) policy, to assess the feasibility of a potential offshore wind farm in the Northern Adriatic Sea. The CEF Energy support will co-fund preparatory studies to help assess the feasibility of a potential offshore wind farm with a capacity […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    NASH Maritime, a UK-based shipping and navigation consultancy, is currently undertaking vessel traffic surveys offshore Scotland to inform the navigation risk assessment the company is preparing for the 1 GW Buchan floating offshore wind project. The project site, for which the Floating Energy Allyance consortium secured the rights at the beginning of last year through the ScotWind […]

  • 10 August 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    After awarding four offshore wind areas to BP and TotalEnergies for EUR 12.6 billion through its first dynamic bidding process last month, the German Federal Network Agency (BSH) has now awarded further sites for a total of EUR 784 million in the process organised for four centrally pre-investigated areas. Three of the new four areas […]

  • 13 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Last month, RWE and its project partners submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the Rampion 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The Planning Inspectorate accepted the application for examination on 7 September and will start the examination process within three months. Also in this article: The process at the Planning […]

  • 27 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Vessels

    German offshore wind developer RWE and maritime support provider Acta Marine have signed a long-term vessel supply agreement which they say will pave the way for the decarbonisation of offshore wind farm operations. According to the companies, the agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels (SOVs), which will be among the […]

  • 26 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and BP have reached an agreement on the previously disputed overlap area between the Hornsea Four offshore wind farm and the Endurance carbon storage site, developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) that gathers BP, Equinor and TotalEnergies. Quick overview: Ørsted submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the 2.6 GW […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Grid Connection

    The transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has unveiled a new approach for the electricity grid for 2045 which is designed to cope with the challenges of the energy transition. With Target Grid, TenneT is proposing a network of direct current (DC) superhighways and energy hubs, the DC grid (electricity superhighways), and an improved existing alternating […]

  • 21 April 2023

    Norway has the potential to develop up to 338 GW of offshore wind in areas with a low level of conflict, according to a new analysis performed by Multiconsult and commissioned by the industry organisation Norwegian Offshore Wind, Equinor, Source Galileo, Hafslund and Deep Wind Offshore. The report, issued on 14 April, maps 28 areas […]

  • 15 May 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    Sweden-headquartered SeaTwirl has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kontiki Winds to identify and discuss the opportunities to electrify oil and gas assets and other offshore applications, with the use of SeaTwirl’s floating wind turbines. Under the MoU, the two companies will explore new opportunities in the market to implement offshore wind into new […]

  • 14 April 2023

    The Swedish Energy Agency has issued a report that provides a basis for the country’s marine planning to enable 120 TWh of offshore wind energy production (or 30 GW in generation capacity). However, while the report points to areas that could accommodate further offshore wind capacity, the authorities are yet to designate new marine areas, […]

  • 7 April 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Finland is preparing to open competitive tenders for two offshore wind sites in September-October this year and to auction off two further sites in 2024, with plans to award a fifth site next year, as well. This is according to Metsähallitus, Finland’s administrator of state-owned land and water areas, which said more than 6 GW […]

  • 12 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Baltic Workboats (BWB) and Damen Shipyards have signed a partnership agreement for a programme of building Damen’s popular crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, at BWB’s facility on Saaremaa Island in Estonia. The FCS 2710 is a versatile vessel and those built by BWB will undertake a range of duties in […]

  • 7 July 2023

    North Star’s second hybrid-propulsion service operation vessel (SOV), which the shipbuilder and designer Vard just delivered to the company, will be mobilised for work on Dogger Bank Wind Farm three months earlier than planned as North Star was awarded new scope on Dogger Bank A. The new SOV, named Grampian Derwent, will soon be deployed […]

  • 17 May 2023
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The wind turbines at Borssele and Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farms were stopped for four hours on 13 May, to help migrating birds pass by safely. According to the Dutch Government, this is the first time such a measure has been applied and is in line with the approach of the government and participating […]