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  • 4 August 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Department of Commerce has awarded a USD 22.9 million federal grant to the Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) to develop a new apprenticeship model under the Maryland Works for Wind programme to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry. The Maryland Works for Wind scheme will partner leading employers such as Chesapeake Shipbuilding, […]

  • 7 June 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland, the first proposed wind energy project offshore the state’s coast and the tenth offshore wind review of this kind initiated under the Biden-Harris administration. The company is proposing to install up to 121 turbines […]

  • 21 June 2022
    Technology

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa said it had received a favourable ruling against turbine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in a federal court in Massachusetts, USA. A jury in Boston found that GE infringed on one of Siemens Gamesa’s patents related to structural support of large offshore wind turbines and awarded the company a royalty rate […]

  • 17 August 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The US State of New Jersey has argued that its residents will be ”irreparably harmed” if the 1.1 GW Ocean Wind offshore wind project is not exempt from a permanent injunction against the use of GE Haliade-X wind turbines on offshore wind projects in the USA sought by Siemens Gamesa. Back in June, a jury […]

  • 8 September 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Industry, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    A US federal judge in Boston has barred General Electric (GE) from ‘‘making, using, offering for sale, selling, importing (into), or installing in the United States” the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine after the jury found in June that the wind turbine infringed upon a patent held by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The jury and Judge […]

  • 6 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the offshore wind developer Ørsted have announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s US offshore wind farms with an American union workforce. “A first-of-its-kind in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Agreement (NOWA) sets the bar for working conditions and equity, injects hundreds of […]

  • 24 February 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    [This article was first published at 16:26 on 22 February and was updated on 14:26 on 24 February.] Ørsted will start surveying potential landfall locations in Delaware for the Skipjack Wind 1 export cable this month, when work will begin on studying the seafloor and coastal terrain at three locations near Bethany Beach. The commencement […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind aims to submit its permit applications for the Skipjack offshore wind farm in 2019 and has put together a Maryland-based team that will support the project’s permitting and help bring it to construction. 

  • 18 December 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The US States of Maryland and Massachusetts have selected a total of four new offshore wind projects in their latest solicitation rounds, enabling the addition of more than 3.2 GW of new offshore wind capacity in the country that set its 2030 target to 30 GW at the beginning of this year. On 17 December, […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted is postponing the Skipjack Wind Farm project offshore Maryland, US by a year due to delays in the permitting procedure. The delays will push the project’s anticipated completion date from late 2022 to the end of 2023, the world’s leading offshore wind developer said. “As the federal permitting timeline evolves, Ørsted is now receiving […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the use of GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at Ørsted’s Skipjack offshore wind farm, to be built at a site some 30 kilometres off the Maryland-Delaware coast. Ørsted selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for the project in 2019, changing its initial […]

  • 7 October 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted plans to build a nearly USD 20 million emissions-free offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in west Ocean City, Maryland, USA. Located on Harbor Road, the facility will service Ørsted’s Skipjack Wind program and create up to 110 temporary and permanent jobs in the community, the developer said. Skipjack Wind 1 is a […]

  • 26 May 2017

    US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC’s order published earlier this month.

  • 8 July 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has submitted a bid to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to build a 760 MW wind farm off the state’s coast. The company has filed its proposal for the Skipjack Wind 2 project in response to the Commission’s call for Round 2 offshore wind projects, through which the Commission can award at least […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has signed an agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging center at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County, Maryland. The staging center will be used during the development of the Skipjack offshore wind farm located 19.5 miles off Maryland’s coast. “Together with Tradepoint Atlantic, we are […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first and only offshore wind farm in US waters, has announced plans to construct a 120MW offshore wind farm, the Skipjack wind farm, some 17 nautical miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland. Deepwater Wind has secured the rights to acquire the site’s federal lease, subject to regulatory approval. The developer also […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, enabling US Wind and Deepwater Wind (Skipjack Offshore Energy) to install 368MW of capacity.

  • 13 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Ørsted has decided against constructing the interconnection facility for the Skipjack wind farm at Fenwick Island State Park in Sussex County, Delaware, US. In July 2019, Ørsted entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to construct the interconnection facility on a […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s offshore wind development projects in the US are moving forward at a slower pace than originally expected, the company’s CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said. The delays are due to a combination of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) prolonged analysis of the cumulative impacts from the build-out of US offshore wind projects, […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a public hearing on the potential impact of bigger turbines at the Skipjack and MarWin offshore wind projects. The event is part of the commission’s limited inquiry into impacts related to changes in the turbine sizes originally anticipated for use at the two offshore wind projects. The […]

  • 15 October 2021
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has announced an economic agreement that will establish Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center at Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg, Maryland. Ørsted’s investment in Crystal Steel will enable nearly USD 70 million in supply agreements and create nearly 50 new Maryland jobs, positioning local steelworkers to supply steel components that will be used […]

  • 7 October 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied a Motion to Disqualify filed by Skipjack Offshore Energy, owned by Ørsted, against some of the proposals US Wind submitted in the state’s latest offshore wind application round. However, the process itself has not yet ended, as the Commission said it had not had the opportunity to hear […]

  • 20 July 2017

    The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.

  • 20 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted and Eversource have signed a contract with Sea Services North America, whose partner fishermen in the US Northeast region will provide support vessels and monitoring services during construction of the Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind, and Sunrise Wind offshore wind farms. According to the joint venture partners behind the three offshore wind projects, this is the […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Training & Education

    AIS Training and Arcon have signed an agreement to develop an offshore wind training center in Maryland, the U.S. The new center will be purpose-built at Arcon’s existing welding training school site in Salisbury to train offshore wind workers in essential skills such as working at height, manual handling, fire awareness, first fid and sea […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Wind Inc and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind have expressed their support to Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and the plans to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2040. As reported, CEJA will see the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity in Maryland by 2030. In May 2017, this US East Coast […]