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  • 25 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, Transition, Vessels

    Subsea7 has reported a “robust” backlog of USD 10.4 billion in its financial results for the first quarter of 2024, with tendering activity high in both the subsea and offshore wind sectors. To remind, in the financial results for the full year of 2023, Subsea7 reported it had secured USD 7.4 billion of contract awards […]

  • 25 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Vineyard Northeast’s proposed offshore wind project, located offshore Nantucket, Massachusetts. The publication of the NOI in the Federal Register opened a 45-day public comment period […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has proposed a second offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, with four areas offshore Louisiana and Texas to be auctioned off. On 20 March, the DOI and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish the proposed sale notice (PSN) in the Federal […]

  • 14 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau Of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated two final wind energy areas (WEAs) offshore Oregon which could accommodate 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity. The two areas total approximately 195,012 acres and they avoid 98 per cent of the areas recommended for exclusion due to their importance as commercial fishing grounds, BOEM […]

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

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated a final Wind Energy Area (WEA) in the Gulf of Maine, which has the potential to support 32 GW of offshore wind capacity, exceeding the current state goals for Massachusetts (10 GW) and Maine (3 GW). The WEA totals about two million acres offshore Maine, […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro has deployed one of its floating LiDAR buoys in the maritime area of Lithuania’s future offshore wind farm to gather wind and meteorological measurements in the Baltic Sea, which are necessary for the development of the 700 MW project. The measuring station, which was put on a special buoy, will provide environmental monitoring data […]

  • 12 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The largest Dutch offshore wind tender is now completed with winning bidders announced. In March, when the application period closed, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) said that despite challenging market conditions, several proposals were submitted. Here, we’re bringing a few more details about the tendering procedure and who placed bids in the 4 GW tender. […]

  • 12 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Storage, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has taken a final investment decision (FID) on battery energy storage for its 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the UK, where the developer will use a Tesla system with a capacity of 600 MWh and a power rating of 300 MW. The battery energy storage system (BESS) will be installed in […]

  • 8 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Siemens Gamesa has initiated comprehensive measures for the operational restructuring of the company with the aim of achieving break-even by 2026 and then returning to profitable growth. As part of the long-term strategic development plan, the company will streamline its onshore business and focus on ramping up the capacities in the offshore business area. “The […]

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

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved the feasibility study report for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. Approved on 20 March, the feasibility study report, which covered an area of 286 square kilometres, also included the environmental impact study (EIS). The approval does not give the project developer, Thor Wind Farm I/S, owned […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    The export cable of the Rentel offshore wind farm is reported to have been damaged. However, the offshore wind farm keeps feeding electricity into the Belgian grid as the offshore power hub, Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), has taken over. Elia, the operator of Belgium’s MOG, says that the cable from the Rentel platform to the […]

  • 2 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Operating for the Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC), Météo-France has selected Akrocean to collect offshore wind, wave, and current data for potential offshore wind farm sites in France. The framework contract won by Akrocean includes several measurement campaigns that will be conducted on all the French coastlines over four years, according to the […]

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

    Denmark’s Cadeler has signed an offshore wind turbine installation contract for the vessel, Wind Scylla, with an undisclosed client. The contract has a value between USD 75 million and USD 150 million, including both the firm period and potential options. The installation work is planned to commence in 2025. During the project duration, spanning between […]

  • 4 June 2024
    Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    Ørsted has awarded three multi-year framework agreements for fault-finding, diagnostic and dry repair of cables at its offshore wind farms in the UK, the US, and Taiwan to Correll Group. The agreements have been signed for an initial period of three years and Ørsted has also selected the UK-based Correll Group, a subsidiary of the […]

  • 28 May 2024
    Cables, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Operations & Maintenance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The repairs on the cable linking the 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm to mainland Belgium have been completed about four months after it failed. The fault was located just below the Rentel transformer platform, said the Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia. A new section of the cable, approximately 400 metres long, was attached to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 May 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) and its compatriot NIRAS have teamed up on a project to kickstart the development of offshore wind farms in the Philippines. In April, COP started the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) work for the future offshore wind farm sites, which NIRAS is leading. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 June 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) plan to announce the results of the tender for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind sites on 11 June. The application period for the two IJmuiden Ver sites, totalling 4 GW in capacity, was opened on 29 February and closed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 March 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has received several applications in the 4 GW IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind tender, according to the government agency which closed the application period at 5 p.m. (CET) on 28 March. RVO will now assess the applications in collaboration with two expert committees and expects to announce the […]

  • 22 April 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment

    OEG Renewables, part of OEG Energy Group Limited, has entered the US offshore wind market after signing a multi-year framework agreement with Ørsted. The multi-year agreement gives OEG Renewables’ topside division exclusivity for all temporary power scopes Ørsted have during commissioning on their projects. This agreement has begun immediately with the provision of temporary power […]

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

    Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary IWS Fleet, has signed a three-year contract with Siemens Gamesa for its Skywalker-class walk-to-work commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs). Under the agreement, IWS Fleet will provide the CSOVs to support offshore turbine commissioning works across multiple Siemens Gamesa projects in North Europe over a three-year period, starting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment

    Last year was a record year for offshore wind projects reaching a final investment decision (FID) with nearly 9 GW of capacity hitting this milestone in 2023, according to WindEurope’s annual report, issued on 28 February. Ahead of its annual event, opening today in Bilbao, the European wind energy industry organisation also released a new […]

  • 24 January 2024
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Tidal Transit, a supplier of purpose-design crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry, has begun the design and engineering phase of a project to deliver what the company claims to be the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV). Over the next 15 months, the UK-based company will retrofit a diesel-powered Mercurio 20-metre […]