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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 […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Almost one year after installation started, the 24th and final nearshore turbine of Windplanblauw wind farm in the Netherlands has been installed. With both onshore and nearshore turbines now completed, the project is counting down to its official inauguration in August. Windplanblauw is a wind farm repowering project of Vattenfall and SwifterwinT, a local initiative […]

  • 4 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind

    Corio Generation and Norwegian energy company Å Energi, which have already partnered on a proposal for the Norwegian Utsira Nord floating wind tender, have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership that will see the two companies partnering on offshore wind in a broader sense. Under the agreement, Norway’s Å Energi and the UK-based Corio, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 6 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    UK-headquartered North Star has secured debt investment of up to GBP 425 million (approximately EUR 500 million) to accelerate its ambition to add 40 hybrid service operation vessels (SOV) to its fleet by 2040. The committed financial package of GBP 225 million includes term facilities from existing lenders, IFM investors, and committed capex and working […]

  • 18 March 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Turbines

    Norwegian floating wind technology developer Wind Catching Systems (WCS) has contracted its compatriot Axess Technologies for a concept engineering study of the turbine handling system, an integrated feature of the Windcatcher multi-turbine floater that enables wind turbine repairs and component exchange without the need to tow the floater to a port. “Securing the project was […]

  • 17 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a large-scale offshore wind project in Europe. The company did not disclose the name of the client or the project. In an update on 17 May, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer said that the offshore wind project was located in Northern Europe […]

  • 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 […]

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

    The government of Norway has signed a two-way Contract for Difference (CfD) related to the offshore wind farm project in the Sørlige Nordsjø II zone with Ventyr Energi, the winner of the recently held auction. Ventyr Energi, a consortium of Parkwind and Ingka Investments, won the rights to develop the wind farm project at the […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has received a Project Certificate from the UK-headquartered Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. LR was invited to provide an independent assessment of the project in accordance with the IECRE operational document (OD) for Wind Farm Project […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Lotos Petrobaltic, an ORLEN Group company, signed a contract with Singapore-based Strategic Marine for the construction of a crew transfer vessel that will serve the Polish offshore wind market. The CTV is scheduled to be completed this summer, with delivery to Europe in early September 2024. The vessel will join the existing fleet managed by […]

  • 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 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 will be […]

  • 24 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Vessels

    North Star has secured a contract with Siemens Gamesa to build a hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) bound for long-term charter at the 1.4 GW East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm, located off the Suffolk coast, England. The construction project for the SOV of VARD 4 19 design has been awarded by North Star to […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Foundations, Industry, Manufacturing, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Turbines

    As new offshore wind markets keep emerging and targets in established markets keep increasing, questions on how much capacity can actually be installed, especially until 2030 which is just around the corner, have come to the sector’s foreground. The most vocal on the (un)likeliness of the national and regional targets for 2030 being met – […]

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

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two wind projects offshore New Jersey that are being developed by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies and EDF-RE Offshore Development. If approved, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 and Atlantic Shores Offshore […]

  • 17 May 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Copenhagen Energy has finalized the wind measurement strategy for its Northern Luzon, an offshore wind project that the company is developing together with PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) in the Philippines. The outcome of the wind measurement strategy, which was developed in close collaboration with DNV, involves two key results: firstly, validating the initial estimates for […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) and Spain’s Basque Energy Cluster have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration between the supply chains in Norway and the Basque Country. The agreement was signed at the WindEurope Annual Event 2024 in Bilbao this week. These two offshore wind nations have different strengths that will create valuable […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, R&D, Research & Development

    In its annual results for 2023, RWE reported on last year’s financial performance and many of its offshore wind developments, but also on research projects related to the wake effect at offshore wind farms. Last year, RWE, together with various project partners, completed two wake-effect studies and embarked on a new research project in the […]

  • 13 June 2024
    Floating Wind, R&D, Technology

    Two consortia have been selected under the Green Innovation Fund (GIF), established by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and administered by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), to develop demonstration floating offshore wind projects. The first consortium is led by Marubeni Offshore Wind Development (MOWD) and other local partners […]

  • 9 January 2024

    FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics (FWOL) has deployed the first hydrogen-powered dual-fuel crew transfer vessel (CTV) in Germany for the German transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz. The Hydrocat 55 is a CTV equipped with the dual-fuel hydrogen technology of CMB.TECH, one of FWOL’s shareholders. Delivered in 2023, the vessel is built the same way as the […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Vessels

    The UK Government has awarded funding to a consortium led by Morek Engineering to design a new class of low-carbon installation vessels for the floating offshore wind market. The consortium includes Morek Engineering, Solis Marine Engineering, Tope Ocean, First Marine Solutions, and Celtic Sea Power. The consortium has won the funding through the UK Government’s […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Supply Chain

    EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions has been awarded three of the four lots in the Dutch government’s tender for wind and ocean site assessments at two new offshore wind areas. This is the largest single project award for EOLOS to date, according to the Spain-based company, which recently also secured a contract in Japan. The Netherlands Enterprise […]