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  • 22 June 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Deutsche Windtechnik performed the periodic inspection of the rotor blades at the German Butendiek offshore wind farm using automated drones at the beginning of this month. According to the company, it is among the first to carry out a large-scale offshore wind inspection campaign using automated drone technology. The work included the inspection of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    The Australian government will soon launch consultations for two more proposed offshore wind zones, namely the Bass Strait region off Northern Tasmania and the Indian Ocean region off Perth/Bunbury. The government, which has earlier identified six zones, is carrying out consultations as part of the process to officially declare each identified area an offshore wind […]

  • 5 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Technology

    Goldwind’s GWH252-16MW wind turbine, installed at the Zhangpu Liuao offshore wind farm owned and developed by China Three Gorges, has produced 384.1 megawatt-hours in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record for an individual wind turbine in the given period. The record was achieved on 1 September while the wind farm offshore the Fujian […]

  • 22 June 2023
    Business development, Innovation, Technology, Vessels

    Ørsted has designed and developed its own uncrewed surface vessel (USV) for offshore metocean measurement campaigns. The USV has also achieved DNV’s type validation as a floating LiDAR system and is set to enter serial production. The company, whose employees invented the concept which has now been patented, says its vessel is the first USV […]

  • 14 August 2023
    Business development, Technology

    The Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ prototype offshore wind turbine has set a world record for the most power output by a single wind turbine in a 24-hour period, producing 363 megawatt-hours in that time span, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer said. The prototype was installed at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2023

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified two draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore southern Oregon with which the federal agency plans to move forward and offer them in a lease sale, expected to take place in the first quarter of 2024. Avangrid, Ocean Winds, BlueFloat Energy, and Mainstream Renewable Power, as […]

  • 31 July 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced three final wind energy areas (WEAs) offshore Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, which, if fully developed, could support between 4 GW and 8 GW of offshore wind capacity. The three WEAs total approximately 356,550 acres. The first WEA (A-2) is 101,767 acres and is located 26 […]

  • 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 July 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the potential issuance of a research lease to the State of Maine that would grant the State the exclusive right to submit plans for a twelve-turbine, 144 MW floating wind farm for BOEM’s approval. The federal agency is set […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development, Technology

    The 2 MW DemoSATH floating offshore wind platform demonstrator has been installed at the BiMEP test area offshore Spain in the Cantabrian Sea. Windstaller Alliance carried out the operation and the company used their anchor handling vessel, the Normand Sapphire, along with local tugboats, to tow DemoSATH from the construction site in the Port of Bilbao to […]

  • 21 August 2023

    India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published a revised strategy for offshore wind according to which areas will be awarded for development through three models, with the first tender under one of the auction models expected to be launched in December. MNRE has also issued two calls for tenders for offshore wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2023
    Equipment, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The construction of the world’s largest monopile foundation manufacturing plant has begun with the first pile being driven into its position in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The plant will be built at the 62-hectare Maasvlakte 2 site in Rotterdam as an extension of Sif’s existing facilities. The company made the final investment decision to construct the […]

  • 30 June 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate its eleventh offshore wind environmental review with Equinor and BP’s 2.4 GW Beacon Wind 1 and 2 wind farms, proposed to be built offshore Massachusetts and connected to the grid in New York and Connecticut. BOEM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an […]

  • 19 April 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has invited bids to build and operate Power-to-X projects with a deadline for applications set to 1 September. Through the tender – the first of this kind in both Denmark and the world – the country has made available DKK 1.25 billion (approximately EUR 167.7 million) in state support for […]

  • 30 May 2023

    Monopile installation work has started at the Vineyard Wind 1 site offshore Massachusetts, the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the US and the Americas. DEME’s installation vessel Orion which, according to AIS data available online, will reach the project site today (30 May), will install the first six monopiles and accompanying transition pieces (TPs) […]

  • 12 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    A preliminary geophysical and environmental survey campaign has started at the Muir Mhòr floating wind project site in Scotland, being developed by Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall. The survey campaign will take place along the export cable corridor for the Muir Mhòr floating offshore wind project from June to July 2023. Operations will be conducted […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Shell and Hexicon, through their joint venture in South Korea, have appointed K2 Management (K2M) as Lender’s Technical Advisor for the MunmuBaram project, a 1.3 GW floating wind farm planned to be built between 65 and 80 kilometres offshore the city of Ulsan.  The Denmark-headquartered K2 Management will first review the general project status and […]

  • 18 September 2023

    Scotland-based Marine Procurement Ltd (MPL) has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a 5-tonne motion-compensated crane for Edison Chouest Offshore’s (ECO) service operation vessel (SOV). The motion compensated crane (M-Series) for the newbuild vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024.  “SMST has an impressive track record and we are convinced that the […]

  • 9 August 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Australia’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has opened the application period for feasibility licences for the recently declared offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, New South Wales. Developers have until 14 November to submit applications for the permits that will require them to hold further consultation […]