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  • 8 September 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The seabed surveys have been completed for this year in the areas of Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) and Utsira Nord offshore Norway. Over the past two years, seabed surveys have been carried out in the open areas of Southern North Sea II and Utsira Nord. The Utsira Nord surveys began in summer but due to technical […]

  • 6 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Norway-based Havfram has decided to wind up its business unit dedicated to the early-phase development of offshore wind farms, Kontiki Winds. Moving forward, the company said it would fully focus on the offshore wind transport and installations market. The news came a day after Havfram revealed that Kontiki Winds was ending its collaboration with RWE […]

  • 14 November 2023
    Business & Finance

    Denmark’s Ørsted has decided to pull out of a Norwegian offshore wind partnership with Fred. Olsen Seawind and Hafslund. “Ørsted have informed us that due to a prioritisation of investments in the portfolio they will withdraw from pursuing participation in offshore wind developments in Norway, and therefore their participation in the partnership will discontinue,” said […]

  • 15 November 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    The Ventyr Energy consortium has submitted the application to prequalify for the development of an offshore wind project in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) area in the Norwegian North Sea. In addition, Ventyr unveiled that Ingka Investments is to join the consortium. The Ventyr Energy consortium was first established as a partnership […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The Norwegian government has commissioned the country’s Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) to carry out strategic impact assessments of three offshore wind areas that may be opened and put out to tender in 2025. For the tendering round in 2025, NVE has recommended that the government consider the possibility of the already open areas […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Japanese utility, the Kansai Electric Power Company (Kansai), has joined the Source Galileo, Odfjell Oceanwind, and Vår Energi partnership which is developing a floating offshore wind project at the Goliat platform outside Hammerfest in Norway. Located approximately 95 kilometres from Hammerfest at a depth of 3-400 metres, the GoliatVIND floating offshore wind project could add […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Five applicants have qualified for the upcoming 1.5 GW Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. “Today, we can announce that several strong applicants have been qualified to participate in the auction for offshore wind for Sørlige Nordsjø II. We have decided to proceed with the auction, which will […]

  • 22 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    Siravind, a consortium established by RES and Zephyr with an aim to build a floating wind farm in Norway, has already partnered with several companies for the project, including Smulders and Eiffage Métal for the serial production of floating wind foundations. In June, RES announced the consortium’s plans to bid for one of the three […]

  • 17 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, which owns retailer IKEA, has invested in Source Galileo’s portfolio of offshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. Ingka Investments has secured a 20 per cent stake in the offshore wind project portfolio of Source Galileo. The London and Dublin-based company is developing 10 GW of […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Business development, Project Updates, Research & Development

    Brigg Vind, a consortium comprising Corio Generation, Vårgrønn, and Å Energi, has decided not to submit a pre-qualification application for the development of a bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) area in Norway. Brigg Vind consortium said that it worked extensively on pre-qualification application and completed a detailed […]

  • 5 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has become a shareholder in the Norwegian floating offshore wind technology developer, Odfjell Oceanwind. According to Odfjell Oceanwind, the transaction generates significant capital which will be used to further strengthen the company’s position in floating offshore wind technologies. Odfjell Technology, combined with the Odfjell family’s direct investment, will […]

  • 16 October 2023
    Business development, Environment, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    RWE has launched its first global “Floating Wind Co-use Competition” as the company is looking for solutions to promote the co-existence of floating offshore wind farms with other sea users and biodiversity enhancement. RWE invites start-ups, scale-ups, research institutes as well as other individuals and organisations to propose solutions to promote co-existence with other sea-based […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Planning & Permitting

    Norway has received clearance for up to NOK 23 billion (EUR 2.04 billion) in state aid in the form of a bilateral Contract for Difference (CfD) for the Southern North Sea II (Sørlige Nordsjø II) offshore wind farm project. The CfD will be in place for a period of 15 years. The state aid was […]

  • 8 December 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway has been granted final approval for new test concessions for floating offshore wind. METCentre was given the green light for five new wind turbines offshore Norway. The Norwegian test centre is developing new infrastructure to be ready in 2026. In total, seven turbines will be tested in […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received seven applications to participate in the tender for the Southern North Sea II offshore wind project area. Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy, Texas-based Hydroelectric Corporation, and Norseman Wind, a subsidiary of EnBW, submitted individual applications to take part in the tender. Among others who sought pre-qualification for Norway’s […]

  • 23 August 2023
    Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian energy major Equinor, together with its partners, will inaugurate today the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Tampen, according to Reuters. The Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm will be officially opened today by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Equinor’s partners on this project include Petoro, OMV, Vår […]

  • 10 August 2023

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has pushed back the deadline for applications in the country’s first offshore wind tender by two months as the government is waiting to obtain approval for state aid from the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). This will also postpone the award of the offshore wind areas to 2024. The […]

  • 17 August 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables, have partnered to develop a second ScotWind site of 500 MW east of Shetland, expanding the overall footprint of the Arven offshore wind farm to 2.3 GW. Arven comprises two sites, namely a 1.8 GW project east of the Shetland Islands, […]

  • 2 August 2023
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, have joined the UtsiraVIND consortium, which will be bidding in the upcoming tender in Norway for the Utsira Nord area. The UtsiraVIND consortium originated as a partnership between Odfjell Oceanwind, a Norwegian provider of floating offshore wind technologies, and Source Galileo, […]

  • 26 July 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has been awarded a global master services agreement (MSA) by Equinor to provide owner’s engineering, technical, and advisory services to support the development of Equinor’s offshore wind and low to zero carbon solutions. The MSA is valid for a period of five years, with the option to be extended up to […]

  • 4 July 2023
    Business development, Research & Development

    TGS has announced the deployment of the “first-ever” LiDAR buoy measurement campaign to support Norwegian offshore wind development. This represents the first industry-led investment and installation toward making large-scale Norwegian offshore wind a reality, said TGS. The buoy has been deployed in the Utsira Nord zone. Throughout the 12-month campaign, it will conduct wind, metocean, […]

  • 4 July 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, R&D, Technology

    EDF Renewables and Deep Wind Offshore are cooperating with Moreld Ocean Wind for the floating solution at the offshore wind development on Utsira Nord in the Norwegian North Sea. EDF Renewables has been working with Deep Wind Offshore on the first offshore wind projects in Norway since 2021. This work includes producing a competitive bid […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Equinor and RWE are to continue their collaboration on the development of a bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø 2 zone offshore Norway after Hydro Rein decided not to participate in this competition round. Hydro Rein has justified its decision by saying that it will be setting other priorities in its portfolio and […]

  • 28 June 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Vessels

    Blåvinge, a consortium comprising Fred. Olsen Seawind, Hafslund and Ørsted, has launched a pilot project that aims to explore whether installation vessels for floating offshore wind, and in particular anchor handling vessels, can use green ammonia as an energy carrier for maritime operations. The goal of the project, initiated under the Green Shipping Programme (GSP), […]

  • 4 July 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    US-headquartered Amogy and Southwind have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore joint opportunities in the offshore wind market. According to Amogy, under the terms of their MoU, the two parties will establish a foundation for future collaboration and will explore joint opportunities for mutual promotion and to advocate for offshore wind. As the […]

  • 4 July 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development

    Barclays has committed GBP 95.5 million in loans to support the Moray West offshore wind farm, a project that aims to supply 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity. Moray West, part of Ocean Winds portfolio, has secured a GBP 95.5 million loan from Barclays to support the next phase of the project’s construction as part […]