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  • 1 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Google has signed corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) with Shell and Eneco for 478 MW of energy capacity at two offshore wind farms the partners jointly own in the Netherlands: Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West VI. Together with the existing power purchase agreements Google previously signed in the Netherlands, the two offshore wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 October 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    UK-based Aventus Energy has partnered with Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) in support of Japan’s growing offshore wind sector. While HOM offers advisory, consultancy, and IMR services for the Japanese offshore wind sector, Aventus is said to bolster this partnership by providing a wide range of technical and engineering services such as inspection, repair, and maintenance […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Vattenfall today (14 September) informed the German Federal Network Agency (BSH) that it is invoking its right of entry for the N-6.6 offshore wind site that BSH provisionally awarded to RWE last month. Vattenfall, which holds a step-in right for the site following changes to the German offshore wind tendering process, had until today to notify […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    ScottishPower Renewables has awarded DNV a three-year contract to provide integrated inspection services on the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project in the UK North Sea. The agreement will see DNV conduct a wide range of services, including site inspection, vendor inspection, and quality management services across project and vendor locations globally until 2026. “East […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The Norwegian government has commissioned the country’s Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) to carry out strategic impact assessments of three offshore wind areas that may be opened and put out to tender in 2025. For the tendering round in 2025, NVE has recommended that the government consider the possibility of the already open areas […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Ports & Logistics

    A new report from the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) calls for “immediate action” on developing new port infrastructure and upgrading existing port facilities as the study behind the report found the joint offshore wind target of the nine NSEC countries for 2030 is unlikely to be met otherwise. In this article: The North Seas […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Business development, Project Updates, Research & Development

    Brigg Vind, a consortium comprising Corio Generation, Vårgrønn, and Å Energi, has decided not to submit a pre-qualification application for the development of a bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) area in Norway. Brigg Vind consortium said that it worked extensively on pre-qualification application and completed a detailed […]

  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Iberdrola and Masdar have signed a strategic partnership agreement to evaluate the joint development of offshore wind and green hydrogen projects in Germany, the UK, and the US, which also includes an investment in Iberdrola’s 1.4 GW East Anglia 3 offshore wind project in the UK. After the parties’ successful co-investment in the Baltic Eagle […]

  • 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.  

  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and BASF are in exclusive discussions to partner on the Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in Germany through a sale of 49 per cent of the project shares to BASF. To formally express their joint ambition, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the transaction is […]

  • 12 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    The North Falls and Five Estuaries offshore wind projects, both extensions to existing offshore wind farms, have signed what is called a “good neighbour agreement” with regard to their connections to the UK grid. The agreement enables closer liaison, information sharing and joint planning, and is a result of feedback gathered through public consultation, which […]

  • 12 September 2023
    Vessels

    Netherlands-based SMST has been awarded a contract by Norwegian shipbuilder VARD for the supply of two sets of mission equipment for North Star’s newbuild commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). SMST is delivering a gangway (Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series) combined with a tower and elevator, and motion motion-compensated crane (M-Series) to each CSOV for the UK firm. The agreement also has […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Transition

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has secured the environmental permit for the construction of Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island. A consortium comprising Belgian marine construction companies. DEME and Jan De Nul, has already started preparing the site where it will build the caissons, or concrete foundations, in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. […]

  • 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’ […]

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

    Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG has issued a contract notice for the charter of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in Germany. The CTV will be used for the transportation of personnel as well as material, components, and spare parts to the 200 MW […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Industry, Research & Development

    The Crown Estate has revealed further details of the Round 5 offshore wind leasing, which will offer three commercial-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea. Located off the coast of South Wales and South West England, the sites will have a combined capacity of up to 4.5 GW, enough to supply four million homes […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Germany’s Federal Network Agency has launched a tender process for two areas in the North Sea with a combined offshore wind offshore wind capacity of 2,500 MW. Bids must be submitted by 1 June 2024. After checking the bids, carrying out the award process, and, if necessary, carrying out the dynamic bidding process, the bidders […]