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  • 5 March 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro has deployed one of its floating LiDAR buoys in the maritime area of Lithuania’s future offshore wind farm to gather wind and meteorological measurements in the Baltic Sea, which are necessary for the development of the 700 MW project. The measuring station, which was put on a special buoy, will provide environmental monitoring data […]

  • 13 December 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Ignitis Renewables, a subsidiary of the Lithuanian Ignitis Group, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have secured the first of the two sites the Estonian government is auctioning off for offshore wind development by placing a EUR 1.7 million bid. The tender for the Liivi 2 area took place electronically from 7 December to 13 December […]

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

    The US Bureau Of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated two final wind energy areas (WEAs) offshore Oregon which could accommodate 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity. The two areas total approximately 195,012 acres and they avoid 98 per cent of the areas recommended for exclusion due to their importance as commercial fishing grounds, BOEM […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    China-based Dajin Heavy Industry has dispatched the first eleven monopiles for the 496 MW Iles D’Yeu et Noirmoutier offshore wind farm in France. The monopiles, each weighing 700 tonnes, have been loaded onto Boskalis’ heavy-load carrier Black Marlin, which is currently located in China’s Yellow Sea, according to AIS data. The units were manufactured by […]

  • 10 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of transition pieces (TPs) at Scotland’s Moray West offshore wind farm is expected to start on or around 23 January. The TPs will be installed by DEME’s installation vessel Apollo and the company’s vessel Orion will later also arrive at the site to undertake monopile installation. Later this month, Apollo will start placing […]

  • 13 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The second offshore substation platform (OSP) has been installed at the Moray West offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The first OSP was installed in December 2023 by Boskalis’ DP installation vessel Bokalift 1 which also mounted the second OSP on its foundations on 10 January, according to a notice of operations from the project. […]

  • 1 December 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Atlas Wind is the official name of the floating offshore wind project that Equinor plans to build off the coast of California, the developer announced on 29 November. “Atlas is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and most importantly perseverance, as we bring tested, world-class technology to California’s Central Coast,” said Molly Morris, President of […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Wood Thilsted is starting ground modelling and foundation concept design work for the first offshore wind farm in Lithuania, on behalf of Ignitis Renewables. The work, taking place this year, consists of developing a site ground model, support to the geotechnical campaign and a variety of foundation concept assessment activities, including structural design, corrosion protection […]

  • 20 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    The first Siemens Gamesa 108-metre-long wind turbine blades have left its manufacturing factory in Hull for the Moray West offshore wind project in Scotland. Nine of the 180 blades destined for the 882 MW offshore wind farm were loaded onto the Rotra Mare transporter ship at the Siemens Gamesa blade factory in Hull, and are […]

  • 6 February 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Supply Chain

    The US regional transmission company PJM Interconnection and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) have signed an agreement that opens the path towards New Jersey’s second offshore wind transmission tender. The agreement was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on 2 February. PJM and NJBPU’s new collaboration is the next phase of […]

  • 3 April 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Manufacturing, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Dajin Heavy Industry has sent off the first batch of three wind turbine towers for the Moray West offshore wind farm, the company said on 3 April via social media. According to Dajin Heavy Industry, the company is the first Chinese supplier to deliver towers for 14 MW offshore wind turbines to the European wind […]

  • 20 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s vessel Orion has installed its first XXL monopile foundation at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. The company’s jack-up vessel Apollo is also joining the offshore work, taking care of installing the transition pieces at the construction site. Orion is performing monopile installation in addition to Bokalift 2, which kicked […]

  • 24 April 2024
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Association, representing five offshore wind developers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ulsan Floating Offshore Wind Power Fishermen’s Countermeasures Committee and Ulsan Suhyup (National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives) to cooperate on offshore wind developments in Ulsan, South Korea. On 23 April, the parties involved gathered at the Ulsan […]

  • 15 April 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Planning & Permitting

    Ignitis Renewables, part of Ignitis Group, has submitted a bid for the rights to develop around 700 MW of offshore wind capacity in the Baltic Sea as part of the second offshore wind tender in Lithuania. Under the tender regulations, the potential developer can submit either the development fee or request support in the form […]

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

    Euroports and Spain’s BlueFloat Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance cooperation in ports infrastructure and supply chain for the delivery of offshore wind in Europe. Euroports plays an indispensable role in the logistics and infrastructure framework essential for the thriving wind turbine industry, said BlueFloat Energy. “As the world increasingly turns […]

  • 13 December 2023
    R&D, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Turbines

    Mingyang Smart Energy has rolled out its MySE 18.X-20MW wind turbine at its Shanwei manufacturing base in China. As the world’s largest offshore wind turbine in capacity and rotor diameter, the MySE 18.X-20MW wind turbine aims to lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) and ensures long-term returns for customers, according to the company. Evolving from […]

  • 1 February 2024
    Floating Wind, Industry, Project Updates, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    WindFloat Atlantic, the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm, has completed its third year in operation, closing in 2023 with an electricity production of 80 GWh. Connected to the grid by the end of 2019 and fully commissioned in 2020, the floating offshore wind farm was developed by the Windplus consortium formed by Ocean […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    The first 14 MW turbine nacelles have been loaded onto the roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel, Rotra Vente, at Siemens Gamesa’s Cuxhaven plant in Germany. They are destined for the Moray West offshore wind farm and are heading toward the Port of Nigg, Scotland, according to AIS data available online. The vessel left Cuxhaven on 3 April […]

  • 23 November 2023
    Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    China’s Dajin Heavy Industry has delivered the final batch of eight XXL monopiles for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. In June 2022, Dajin Heavy Industry was contracted by the wind farm’s developer, Ocean Winds, to supply 48 XXL monopiles for the project. The units weigh about 2,000 tonnes and have […]

  • 13 May 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a new offshore wind bill on 9 May, under which the State will create a schedule for offshore wind solicitations until 2031 and revise previous solicitations. The latter will allow the State to re-allocate the support awarded to Ørsted’s Skipjack project, from whose power purchase agreement the developer withdrew, to […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Work on the installation of the two offshore substations (OSS) at the Moray West offshore wind farm site has started, with Boskalis’s DP installation vessel Bokalift 1 currently moored in the Port of Nigg with the components for the first OSS on board. The Moray West project team notified about the commencement of the OSS […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Ports & Logistics, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has partnered with the Netherlands’ BOW Terminal to serve as the temporary storage yard for the 61 transition pieces (TPs) for the Iles D’Yeu et Noirmoutier offshore wind farm in France. The first TPs have already been unloaded at the terminal in Vlissingen on 19 February. Smulders manufactures the units in Hoboken, Belgium, under […]

  • 10 January 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has released the official name of its floating wind project in California and revealed that the company will open an office in the city of Eureka in early 2024. The project, named Canopy Offshore Wind Farm (Canopy), is being developed at a site located 45 kilometres (28 miles) off the coast of Humboldt County, […]

  • 15 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Industry

    US-based investment company, BlackRock, has agreed to buy compatriot independent infrastructure fund manager, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), in a USD 12.5 billion cash and shares deal. Under the deal, the world’s largest asset manager will take over GIP for USD 3 billion in cash and approximately 12 million shares of BlackRock common stock. Founded in […]

  • 28 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    All transition pieces (TPs) have been installed at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland, according to a Notice to Mariners issued on 27 May by Moray Offshore Windfarm (West). In addition, Cadeler’s Wind Orca has installed ten wind turbines so far at the offshore site in the Moray Firth. The final […]

  • 15 April 2024
    Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore construction company DEME, using its vessel Orion, has completed the installation of monopiles at the Moray West offshore wind farm site in Scotland.  Monopile installation at Moray West started in October 2023, with Boskalis’s vessel Bokalift 2 deployed for the work and Orion taking over in February. DEME’s Orion installed 29 monopiles for Ocean […]