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  • 21 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    Companies from the French region of Brittany (Bretagne) will be present at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam on 29 and 30 November to highlight their expertise and the region’s ports’ strategic position close to several fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind projects. Bretagne Ocean Power, accompanied by five Breton companies, will be present […]

  • 5 May 2023
    Grid Connection

    Energinet and 50Hertz have issued a periodic indicative notice to carry out a market investigation on the planned procurement of cable systems regarding the Bornholm Energy Island (BEI) project for establishing the required cable connections from/to Bornholm. This market investigation is a process that aims at the interaction between employers and potential suppliers prior to […]

  • 20 January 2023
    Business & Finance

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has recorded EUR 760 million net loss in the first quarter of the financial year 2023, driven largely by charges due to a negative development of failure rates in specific components detected during the evaluation of the installed fleet. This has led to charges of EUR 472 million at EBIT […]

  • 3 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Australian marine services provider MMA has won three contracts supporting offshore wind farm developments in Taiwan during 2023. The three contracts, with firm periods totalling 370 days, will increase the company’s contracted revenue by a total of approximately AUD 30 million (EUR 19 million) and provide for additional potential revenue of approximately AUD 15 million […]

  • 21 November 2022

    Crown Estate Scotland has closed the window for applications under its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round, dedicated to offshore wind projects that will directly reduce emissions from oil and gas production and to small scale innovation projects, including alternative outputs such as hydrogen. A two-week registration window for INTOG opened in […]

  • 13 February 2023

    The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), on request from the UK government, will conduct a study on the infrastructure planning system and National Policy Statements (NPSs). The study will have a special focus on the lengthy consenting processes for major infrastructure projects such as offshore wind farms. The NIC will deliver the final report to […]

  • 13 December 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for offshore wind projects for public review and comment. The two projects, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) and the Sunrise Wind, if approved, could provide more than 4 GW of offshore wind power capacity, enough to power more than […]

  • 4 May 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has unveiled plans to review potential environmental impacts associated with the possible issuance of an offshore wind energy research lease in the Gulf of Maine. The lease was requested by the State of Maine for the purpose of researching potential floating offshore wind development. The research […]

  • 5 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Industry, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Houston-headquartered engineering, construction, and services company, KBR, has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services for an offshore energy storage project for CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Dutch utility company, Eneco. KBR will perform a front-end engineering design of the baseload power hub (BLPH) for the Hollandse Kust noord wind farm located […]

  • 20 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna and Ørsted have chosen Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the supplier of wind turbines for its Baltica 2 offshore wind farm in Poland. The agreement covers the design, manufacture, delivery, transport, installation, commissioning, and service of 107 14 MW wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,498 MW for the Baltica […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    Australia’s Ministry for Climate Change and Energy has opened the invitation period for feasibility licence applications for the Gippsland declared area, the country’s first offshore wind area. Feasibility Licence applications will be accepted for proposed projects within the area until 27 April. Once the application period has closed, the Registrar will assess all applications against […]

  • 27 April 2023

    The Philippines’ President, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., issued Executive Order No. 21 on 19 April, directing the country’s Department of Energy to put together a policy and administrative framework for offshore wind development and to commence work related to grid development. Also in this article: The Department of Energy (DOE) says the Executive Order is […]

  • 20 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed New England Wind offshore project in Massachusetts. The notice of availability will be published in the Federal Register on 23 December, which will open a 60-day public comment period that ends on 21 February 2023. The input […]

  • 20 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet has opened a qualification period for a tender seeking technical consultancy services for the power equipment of the artificial island Denmark plans to build in the North Sea. The North Sea Energy Island will connect 3 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2033 and 10 GW by 2040, and […]

  • 26 April 2023

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the Gulf of Maine Call for Information and Nominations to assess interest in possible commercial offshore wind development in areas offshore Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, and to gather public comment. This is an early step in the commercial planning and leasing process and the […]

  • 2 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Edda Wind and Ørsted have extended their five-year agreement for the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Edda Mistral, which is now set to stay on Hornsea One offshore wind farm until the end of August 2024. The SOV has been operating at Hornsea One in the UK since 2018, having started its charter contract with Ørsted […]

  • 4 April 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has completed its review of critical design and installation reports for the South Fork Wind project, clearing the way for the start of turbine construction offshore Rhode Island and New York. This will be the first commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to start turbine construction in […]

  • 13 January 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish a proposed rule to update regulations for clean energy development on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The proposed regulations would modernize regulations, streamline overly complex and burdensome processes, clarify ambiguous provisions and enhance compliance provisions in order to decrease costs and uncertainty associated with […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Business & Finance

    The Chair of the Board of Directors of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Bert Nordberg, has informed Vestas that he will not stand for re-election as board member in connection with the Annual General Meeting on 12 April 2023. Nordberg steps down after having chaired the Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S during the period 2012-2023. […]

  • 7 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Transition

    With the latest news about Lidl and Kaufland entering a long-term offshore wind power offtake contract, and Mercedes-Benz announcing the same shortly prior to that, the list of big names signing up to buy offshore wind-generated electricity in Germany keeps growing. What lies behind this are both the companies’ ambitious decarbonisation strategies and the country’s […]

  • 13 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    COSCO Shipping (Qidong) Offshore has awarded Huisman a contract for the design and construction of a 3,000+mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) that will be installed on Cadeler’s second F-class jack-up vessel. The contract award follows this year’s order of a similar crane for Cadeler’s first F-class vessel. With this crane, Cadeler will be capable of […]

  • 9 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    LS Cable & System has won a contract to deliver the onshore export cable section for the 1 GW Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. The wind farm’s onshore grid connection consists of 21 individual cable sections each containing two 220 kV cable systems with a combined length of approximately 28 kilometres, […]

  • 13 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Australia-headquartered Incat Crowther has delivered a new catamaran crew transfer vessel (CTV) to Shanghai-based Goldsea Marine & Offshore Engineering (Goldsea). The Incat Crowther 32, built by AFAI Southern shipyard in Guangzhou, is a step change for the Chinese offshore wind industry, offering enhanced capabilities compared with existing Chinese vessels, including a large cargo zone and […]

  • 11 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Gulf of Maine, whose US waters lie off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, has already attracted several (floating) offshore wind developers as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) continues its process towards designating Wind Energy Areas which will be put up for a lease sale in 2024. After BOEM issued a […]

  • 16 May 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two wind energy projects offshore New Jersey that are being developed by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a US joint venture between EDF Renewables and Shell New Energies. The federal permitting process started in 2021, with BOEM announcing the […]

  • 17 January 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Parkwind’s first offshore wind farm outside Belgium, the 247 MW Arcadis Ost 1 in Germany, has started producing first electricity and feeding it into the grid after the first set of wind turbines were powered up. The installation of wind turbines started in November 2022, when the crane vessel Thialf installed the first of the […]