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  • 30 August 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Contribution

    Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project, has launched a study to connect local businesses with future opportunities in Gippsland’s emerging offshore wind sector. The project is seeking out local businesses that supply goods and services needed for offshore wind projects and opportunities to grow local capabilities. Star of the South has […]

  • 21 October 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    Australia’s federal government and the Victoria state government plan to fast-track Victorian Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) and offshore wind development in an effort to create new energy jobs across Victoria, unlock cleaner, cheaper and more secure energy, and put downward pressure on prices. The Commonwealth and Victoria have signed an agreement to jointly fund Victorian […]

  • 19 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Albanese and Andrews Governments, together with Wellington Shire Council, local community members, and industry have formally declared the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first offshore wind zone and awarded Major Project Status to the Start of the South offshore wind farm. The declared area in Gippsland, Victora, covers about 15,000 square kilometres offshore […]

  • 30 August 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has entered into partnership with the company established by two of the co-founders of the Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, to develop offshore wind projects in the country. The partnership marks Equinor’s entrance into the Australian offshore wind market. “Our ambition is to apply our industrial offshore experience and […]

  • 5 August 2022

    The Australian government has nominated the Bass Strait off Gippsland, Victoria, as the first offshore wind area to be formally assessed under its new Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework. A map detailing the declared area off Gippsland has been released for public comment. The government has invited the public to comment on the notice for the […]

  • 1 August 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Two wind measurement devices, called floating LiDARs, have been retrieved and inspected after two and a half years of collecting wind data at the proposed Star of the South offshore wind project site in Australia, with the ground investigations wrapping up as well along the project’s proposed transmission route. The wind data collected by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Spain-based BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have expanded the proposed capacity of the Greater Gippsland wind project offshore Australia from 1,275 MW to 2,085 MW. Initially, the two companies planned to develop a 1.3 GW bottom-fixed offshore wind project located off the coast of the Gippsland region in Victoria. The increase in the capacity of the […]

  • 25 August 2022
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The international renewable energy company DP Energy has unveiled plans for five separate offshore wind projects in Australia after the government introduced more supportive policy for the sector. These five areas are off the coast of Warrnambool in Western Victoria, Wonthaggi and Port Albert in the Gippsland Region, and Wollongong and Newcastle areas in New […]

  • 30 November 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Irish energy provider and renewable energy developer, Energia Renewables, has finished seabed surveys for the South Irish Sea offshore wind project, located off the coast of Wexford and Wicklow. The geotechnical and geophysical surveys, carried out over several months between April and October 2022, following the granting of a Foreshore Licence in 2021, measured important […]

  • 6 December 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The topside for the second offshore substation (OSS) for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland is due to be installed over the coming days, starting on or around 9 December. The 450 MW wind farm, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, is being built 15 kilometres off the coast of Fife, […]

  • 30 September 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    OX2 has started the analysis and environmental impact assessment work for two of its Noatun offshore wind projects near Åland, after the Government of Åland issued a permission for site investigations to the developer. The Sweden-based developer, which is developing the two projects together with Finland’s Ålandsbanken Fondbolag, says that it has now included its […]

  • 5 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is performing geophysical surveys at the array sites of RWE’s two Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind projects, DBS East and DBS West. The survey campaign, which started in May this year, will be underway until 31 October, subject to weather conditions, and is now being performed from the Fugro Frontier vessel after Fugro […]

  • 7 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Doosan Enerbility’s Vietnamese subsidiary, Doosan Vina, to cooperate on the supply of offshore wind turbine substructures. With the signing of this MoU, Doosan Vina will be supplying the monopile foundations for Ørsted’s global offshore wind power projects that are currently underway in regions such as Southeast […]

  • 26 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Elenergy Co Ltd, a Korean renewable energy development company, has appointed DNV as owner’s engineer for the 1.5 GW fixed-bottom Chujin offshore wind project. When completed in 2027, the Chujin plant will be the largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the country, DNV said. As the owner’s engineer, DNV will drive the pre- Front End […]

  • 24 August 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy will install a Doppler Light Detection and Ranging system (LiDAR) on its Kupe platform in the gas field located offshore South Taranaki, New Zealand, and will share the obtained data with multiple offshore wind developers. On 23 August, the consortium between BlueFloat Energy, Energy Estate and Elemental Group […]

  • 17 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Corio Generation and TotalEnergies have selected a consortium comprising Technip Energies, Subsea 7, and Samkang M&T to perform Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for their 504 MW floating wind project in South Korea. The contract covers engineering for the floating foundation, mooring, and inter-array cable in collaboration with a wind turbine supplier. The design of the […]

  • 3 February 2023

    Port of Tallinn and the energy company, Utilitas Wind, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in Estonia and the Baltic States. According to Valdo Kalm, the CEO of Port of Tallinn, cooperation with Utilitas signifies the port’s growing role in the development of renewable […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ireland-headquartered Energia Group has appointed Danish engineering company Ramboll to support the development of its North Celtic Sea and South Irish Sea offshore wind farms. Surveys examining the seabed conditions have been ongoing throughout 2022 and are now nearing completion and the data gathered from them will be used for the design and consenting processes which are […]

  • 7 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate, the developers of the Hunter Coast floating wind farm offshore Australia, have expanded the size of the project from 1.4 GW to 1.65 GW and released the visual simulation for it. Located between 20 and 50 kilometres off the Hunter-Central Coast region of New South Wales (NSW), the 110-turbine Hunter […]

  • 5 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    A consortium between DORIS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Corio Generation and TotalEnergies for its Ulsan Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind project in South Korea. The FEED contract covers the full integrated scope of activities related to the floating units, including the design, procurement […]

  • 20 January 2023

    The offshore wind turbine installation vessel Aeolus has been fitted with a new, 133-metre-long crane boom at the Damen shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after Van Oord last year sent the vessel for its second crane upgrade to enable Aeolus to handle wind turbines of up to 15 MW. Back in 2018, the 2014-built Aeolus […]

  • 11 November 2022
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    As part of its development of the 2.9 GW Hornsea Three offshore wind farm in the UK, Ørsted is also required to implement compensation measures for the protection of the Black-legged kittiwake. Now, the company is starting surveys at the locations where artificial nesting structures for kittiwake are proposed to be set up. The offshore wind […]

  • 31 January 2023
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has commenced work on constructing artificial nesting structures for Black-legged kittiwake offshore Minsmere and Lowestoft in East Suffolk, UK, as part of a compensation scheme associated with its Hornsea Three offshore wind farm. The works were scheduled to start on 30 January for the site off Minsmere, where one artificial nesting structure (ANS) will […]

  • 29 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Mainstream Renewable Power and Maple Power are jointly exploring the upcoming Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind Tender in the UK, which will be launched in 2023. The Crown Estate is advancing the Celtic Sea seabed leasing tender for floating wind, which is anticipated to deliver a total of 4 GW of renewable energy by 2035. […]

  • 21 November 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A geophysical survey has commenced at the Oriel Wind Park project off County Louth in the Irish Sea. The ultra-high-resolution geophysical survey started in November and is expected to be completed by mid-December, subject to weather and operational constraints. The goal of the survey, which will be carried out by the shallow draft vessel Fastnet […]