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  • 1 April 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South is set to start detailed ground investigations along the project’s proposed transmission route on 4 April, shortly after completing two years of marine environmental surveys in Bass Strait, where the offshore wind farm is planned to be built. Investigations at approximately 180 sites will take two to three months and will […]

  • 25 November 2021

    Australia’s Parliament has endorsed a package of new laws establishing the regulatory framework around electricity infrastructure projects in Commonwealth waters. The three bills passed the final stage in the Senate on Thursday, 25 November. ”This legislation will accelerate a number of key projects already under development – projects that include the Star of the South, […]

  • 14 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Star of the South, together with Federation University Australia, has launched the Fed Cadet Program to give a Fed Uni student the opportunity to work in the offshore wind sector while completing their degree. Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, will provide up to two days a week of paid work […]

  • 23 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has entered a AUD 43.1 million (around EUR 27.7 million) partnership with the Victorian government to progress key development activities and kick-start a local offshore wind industry. This partnership will see the Star of the South invest AUD 23.6 million and the Victorian Government contribute AUD […]

  • 10 January 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, has posted three job vacancies looking for Head of Approvals, Senior Land Advisor, and Compliance Officer. The project’s Head of Approvals will manage the approvals team, strategy and project budget for this area. Senior Land Advisor will work with landholders and other stakeholders during the land […]

  • 4 March 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria has released the Offshore Wind Policy Directions Paper which sets the target of the first offshore wind power coming online by 2028. The plan includes procuring projects that will generate at least 2 GW of offshore wind online by 2032 following a competitive process, with targets of 4 […]

  • 5 April 2022
    Authorities, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian government has identified the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first priority area to be assessed for suitability for offshore wind developments. This area has comparatively favourable wind conditions, investor interest, indications of support from the State Government, and has identified grid connection plans, the government said. According to Assistant Minister to the […]

  • 22 March 2022

    Australian Government has launched public consultation on draft regulations for the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (OEI) framework, which will enable the development of offshore electricity infrastructure, including offshore wind and electricity transmission projects, in Commonwealth waters.  The country’s first OEI framework is enabled by legislation introduced in late 2021, when Australia’s Parliament endorsed a package of […]

  • 27 April 2022
    Business & Finance

    Parkwind is entering the offshore wind market in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, and has made its first move outside of Europe by naming a country manager in the two countries. The Belgium-based offshore wind developer, which says its move reflects the high potential in the region, has appointed Peter Lars Spencer as country manager […]

  • 23 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Australia’s state of Victoria is providing a funding boost of AUD 40 million (around EUR 25.7 million) divided between three offshore wind projects aimed at driving jobs and bringing forward the next wave of renewable energy opportunities. As part of the Energy Innovation Fund, the Victorian Government is kickstarting three major offshore […]

  • 17 February 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    A company founded in 2020 by two of the co-founders of the Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, is planning to build five offshore wind projects in the country and three in New Zealand. Oceanex Energy, which says on its website that it is “progressing the development and construction” of up […]

  • 7 December 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Australian renewable energy company Alinta Energy has revealed plans for a 1,000 MW wind farm offshore Portland in southwestern Victoria, which would supply electricity to the Portland Aluminium Smelter and the east coast grid. The project, named Spinifex Offshore Wind Farm and valued at AUD 4 billion (approx. EUR 2.5 billion), would connect to the […]

  • 25 November 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Department of the Interior (DO) has approved the construction and operations of the 132 MW South Fork wind project offshore Rhode Island. This represents DOI’s second approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in the United States after the 804 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore Massachusetts which began construction last week. ”We […]

  • 29 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    German energy company RWE and the Ulsan Metropolitan City will cooperate on the development of floating offshore wind projects off the South Korean coast with an envisaged capacity of up to 1.5 GW. A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently between RWE and Ulsan City, in support of South Korea’s Net Zero 2050 ambition. […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Construction work on the 132 MW South Fork wind farm offshore New York is scheduled to start on or about 28 January, South Fork Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource Energy, said. According to the developer, the project has now received necessary permits to install the export cable system onshore and in the […]

  • 14 February 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    South Fork Wind, a 50-50 joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has approved the final investment decision (FID) for the project that will be New York’s first offshore wind farm. This final investment solidifies the companies’ commitment to the 132 MW offshore wind farm. The FID also marked the start of the construction phase of […]

  • 20 January 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, has received the final decision from the federal level needed to move the project toward the start of construction as the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has now given its final approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP). […]

  • 19 October 2021

    Australian Senate’s Environment and Communications Legislation Committee has endorsed the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, introduced last month by the country’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor. The committee said that, even though the bills established a framework with much of the detail currently unknown, […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Van Oord has won a contract to transport and install wind turbines at an undisclosed wind farm offshore the East Coast of the USA. The company will deploy the offshore installation vessel Aeolus on the project. The turbine installation work is scheduled to start in 2023. Van Oord said that this is the first contract […]

  • 9 May 2022

    China’s first 2,000-tonne offshore wind farm installation vessel, named Baihetan, was launched in April in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province. Built by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), the 126-metre long, 50-metre wide vessel has a full load displacement with a total capacity of 37,000 tonnes and integrates functions such as transport, self-elevating, self-propulsion, lifting, and […]

  • 26 November 2021
    Business & Finance

    BayWa r.e. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ulsan City, South Korea, for the development of floating offshore wind projects off the coast of Ulsan. According to BayWa r.e., floating wind enjoys high levels of public support in Ulsan City, in part due to the city’s major Song Cheol-ho promoting the industry and […]

  • 25 May 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The MSPAR floating wind turbine foundation has passed model tests and is now ready for Approval in Principle (AIP) and a full-scale prototype, according to South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Netherlands-based Monobase Wind, which plan to roll out the prototype in 2023/2024. The tests were conducted on a 1/44 scale MSPAR model at the Océanide facilities in South-East […]

  • 3 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, has announced that plans for transforming the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into a major staging and assembly facility for offshore wind and an operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects are moving forward. Under an agreement now finalised by the New York […]

  • 17 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Eversource and Ørsted have selected Long Island-based contractor Haugland Energy Group to install the underground duct bank system for the onshore transmission line for their 132 MW South Fork offshore wind farm and to lead the construction of the project’s onshore interconnection facility located in East Hampton, New York. David Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of […]

  • 22 February 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Nora Ventu, a company set up by Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy, has launched a consultation to provide local communities with more information on two floating wind projects to be developed in the Gulf of Cagliari offshore Italy. Nora Ventu, set up to develop floating offshore wind farms off the Sardinian coast, has begun a […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    US energy company Eversource has initiated a strategic review of its offshore wind investment portfolio which could result in a potential sale of all or part of its 50 per cent interest in its offshore wind joint venture with Ørsted. The Massachusetts-headquartered Eversource expects to complete this review during 2022. If the recommended path forward […]