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  • 21 December 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The demonstration phase of the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm extension project, being developed by Suomen Hyötytuuli in Finland, has been granted water and building permits. Tahkoluoto extension offshore wind farm will be located 4-22 kilometres off the coast of Pori, in Western Finland. In the demonstration project phase, two wind turbines will be built to […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Suomen Hyötytuuli has performed test dredging at the site of the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm extension project, where the company plans to build a 600+ MW expansion to the existing 44.3 MW offshore wind farm, the world’s first built and operating in frozen sea conditions. The test dredging was carried out in early May to […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has resumed case processing of all pending applications for lifetime extension of existing offshore wind farms, which was paused due to the ongoing review the Danish authorities are conducting to determine if the country’s ‘open-door’ scheme is in breach of EU law. If the applications are approved, the Danish government […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    The Strategic Investment Model (SIM) Working Group of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has selected three projects to move into Stage 2 of its programme. The Port of Cromarty Firth Expansion and the Port of Nigg Deepwater Quay Expansion projects will move into Stage 2 of the SIM programme. The Scottish Government revealed […]

  • 24 April 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted RWE’s application for the Five Estuaries offshore wind farm for examination. The final planning decision for the project is expected in the summer of 2025. The project now moves into the pre-examination phase of the consenting process, with the examination phase expected to commence later in the summer and […]

  • 18 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero has granted development consent to Equinor’s Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Extension Projects off the North Norfolk coast. The projects are extensions to the operational Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farms, which currently power around 710,000 UK homes. The consent enables […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The UK government has revealed the budget of over GBP 1 billion (approximately EUR 1.2 billion) for this year’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 6 (AR6) with the majority of it, GBP 800 million (around EUR 936 million), earmarked for offshore wind. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) confirmed that over […]

  • 31 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Supply Chain

    Malaysia-headquartered Sapura Energy Berhad (SEB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sapura Offshore Sdn. Bhd. (SOSB) have been served with a EUR 50 million arbitration claim from Yunneng Wind Power, the developer of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan, over alleged contract breaches. The company added that Yunneng has reserved its right to further specify and […]

  • 15 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Supply Chain

    Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a contract by Yunneng Wind Power Company (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved transport and installation of the project’s transition pieces. “We have been active on […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Offshore wind farms in the German and Dutch North Sea generated over 30 TWh of renewable power, according to the German-Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT. The TSO transmitted around 19.24 TWh of wind energy from the German North Sea to land in 2023 and another 11.54 TWh entered the Netherlands, which is an increase […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Grid Connection, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Subsea power cable manufacturer NKT has reported a record-high order backlog for high-voltage cables for 2023, with 45 per cent of orders coming from offshore wind. At the end of last year, NKT’s order backlog was at EUR 10.8 billion, more than double the company saw at the end of 2022. In its full-year 2023 […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Business & Finance

    Fugro has extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PTSC Geos & Subesa Services (PTSC G&S) to provide site characterisation services to support Vietnam’s offshore wind sector. Under the two-year agreement, Fugro’s full range of marine site characterisation services will be deployed with PTSC G&S’s local survey capabilities to support Vietnam’s growing offshore wind industry. […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The grid connection for Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha is ready for commissioning after receiving the grid readiness certificate three months ahead of schedule. Now that Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha has received the certificate, the wind farm operator Ecowende, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco, can connect the turbines for its 760 MW Hollandse Kust […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has launched a tender for two sites in the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone in the North Sea. The tender, issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, is for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta sites, each of which can house approximately 2 GW of installed offshore wind […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Grid Connection, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO) has proposed a GBP 58 billion (approximately EUR 68 billion) investment in the electricity grid. The proposal outlines a vision for incorporating an additional 21 GW of offshore wind into the grid by 2035, which would bring the country’s total offshore wind capacity to a potential 86 GW. The […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Innovation, Technology

    By using new technologies such as digital response twin, one of the tools developed and used successfully in the oil and gas sector, we can extend the life of floating wind farms, Tim Eyles, Vice President of UK-based company Acteon revealed. At this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC), Eyles, together with Ben Andrew, […]

  • 29 April 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Wind Turbines

    Commissioning is a critical phase in the development of offshore wind farms, marking the transition from construction to operation. A well-defined commissioning strategy is essential to ensure the seamless integration of various components, validate their functionality, and ultimately optimize the performance and reliability of the entire offshore wind farm. Boslan, an engineering and consultancy company […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance

    Føn Energy Services has unveiled its plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company, C-Ventus, as part of a merger expected to bolster its offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities. Føn Energy Services will acquire 100 per cent of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International, a global provider of marine engineering, civil […]

  • 28 February 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Sweden-based Eolus has submitted a permit application to build the 1 GW Blekinge offshore wind farm in southern Sweden. The application for an environmental permit has been submitted to the Land and Environment Court in Växjö, according to the developer. An application was sent to the Ministry of Climate and Enterprise to conduct investigations on […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Cables, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Asso.subsea has completed the inter-array cable installation and protection operations for the 500 MW Fécamp wind farm offshore Normandy, France. Asso.subsea was contracted by Italy-headquartered Prysmian Group to execute the seabed preparation, installation, and protection works, involving four different vessels and various subsea tools. According to the company, the project was characterised by very hard […]

  • 12 June 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Storage, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has taken a final investment decision (FID) on battery energy storage for its 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the UK, where the developer will use a Tesla system with a capacity of 600 MWh and a power rating of 300 MW. The battery energy storage system (BESS) will be installed in […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Floating Wind, Foundations, Innovation, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Gazelle Wind Power, the developer of a next-generation floating wind platform, and Tugdock have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a modular offshore wind assembly system that is expected to dramatically drive down costs and increase production of floating offshore wind farms. Tugdock is the developer of the world’s first road-transportable floating dry dock […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection

    TenneT and Nexans, which signed framework agreements for three offshore grid connections last year, have now signed a call-off contract for the BalWin3 and LanWin3 projects, each of which will have a capacity of 2 GW and will link offshore wind farms to the German grid. In May 2023, TenneT awarded NKT, Nexans, and a […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the offshore grid connection system for TenneT’s BorWin5 and BorWin epsilon project in the German North Sea. This marks the last project to be implemented based on the specifications of the Federal Offshore Plan 2017 for the North Sea. The area development plan, which has been […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Maine Governor Janet Mills has revealed that the state has selected a section of state-owned Sears Island reserved for port development as its preferred site for a port facility to support the floating offshore wind industry. Based on technical and engineering analyses, and input from port and offshore wind stakeholders – including the University of […]

  • 17 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Environment, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy, Transition, Vessels

    Jan De Nul has ordered a new XL cable-laying vessel (CLV), identical to the Fleeming Jenkin ordered at a Chinese shipyard last year. With a cable-carrying capacity of 28,000 tonnes, the vessels are said to be the largest capacity CLVs in the world. Like Fleeming Jenkin, the new vessel will be 215 metres long and […]