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  • 17 January 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Spain’s Navantia Seanergies and Windar Renovables have started production of the first of the 14 XXL monopiles for the Moray West offshore wind project, with the bending of the first sheet. The monopiles will have an approximate length of 90 metres, a maximum diameter of 10 metres, and a maximum weight of 2,000 tons. This […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Shell-Ocean Winds joint venture has withdrawn its motion to suspend the proceedings to approve the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its 405 MW Mayflower Wind project, filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) after Avangrid requested a one-month suspension of the DPU’s review of the PPAs for its Commonwealth Wind development. Avangrid, […]

  • 22 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Scotland-based Utility ROV Services has won a contract to provide boulder and debris clearance services on the Moray West offshore wind farm. The manufacturer of the UTROV system plans to start offshore operations in the first quarter of the year. A turnkey contract was signed between the Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) and Utility ROV Services […]

  • 26 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Moray West has selected Sarens PSG, a joint venture between Sarens and PSG Marine & Logistics, to undertake the marshalling work at Invergordon of all 62 monopiles prior to installation as part of the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. Established in the summer of 2022, the joint venture will use its fleet of […]

  • 18 November 2022

    Croatian shipyard Brodosplit has completed the fabrication of the buoy ordered by Ocergy, which will equip it with a LiDAR and systems to collect metocean and biodiversity data, both aerial and marine, before deploying the platform in the French A06 offshore area, for which the floating wind tendering procedure is underway. Ocergy’s French subsidiary Ocergie […]

  • 1 February 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Cadeler’s jack-up vessel Wind Orca is scheduled to start work on the Moray East offshore wind farm today, 1 February, when major component inspection and repair activities are set to begin on several wind turbines. The work is planned to be done on four potential wind turbines that might need repair and will be taking […]

  • 7 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The State of New Jersey plans to put up for auction up to 4,000 MW of offshore wind capacity in its third solicitation round scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has now issued the draft solicitation guidance document (SGD) for the third solicitation. The release […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    French transmission system operator RTE Réseau de Transport d’Electricité has started work to connect the country’s first floating offshore wind farm to the national grid. The laying of the export cable has started to connect the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea to the French national grid. ”Initiated […]

  • 27 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    St. Johns Ship Building has held a keel laying ceremony for the second Incat Crowther 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV) that the company is building for WINDEA CTV in compliance with Jones Act regulations in the US. At the beginning of this year, WINDEA CTV began construction of its three 30-metre hybrid-ready CTVs for the […]

  • 30 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    A dive vessel, DSV Curtis Marshall, is scheduled to soon begin investigations and disposal of potential unexploded ordnance (pUXO) at the nearshore part of the export cable corridor of the Moray West offshore wind farm, close to the town of Portsoy. This work will be followed by the commencement of the first construction activities on […]

  • 19 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company has invested in Skyborn Renewables, as part of a Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) – led consortium. Skyborn Renewables is the former offshore wind unit of wpd offshore, which Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) bought earlier this year with the transaction being completed on 15 September. Headquartered in Bremen, Germany, Skyborn Renewables […]

  • 7 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Iberdrola and AXA IM Alts have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore collaboration in the offshore wind sector in France. With the agreement signed between the two companies, both parties will negotiate terms where AXA IM Alts on behalf of clients would join Iberdrola’s project as a minority shareholder if awarded in the […]

  • 9 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

    The Dutch government plans to announce the winner of the tender to develop the 750 MW Hollandse Kust (west) VI wind farm next week. The winner will be announced next Thursday, 15 December, after 6 PM CET, according to Ruud De Bruijne, Project manager Energy Systems and Offshore Wind at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). […]

  • 10 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    This article was first published on 9 November and was updated on 10 November after the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities granted Commonwealth Wind the extension of response period. On 9 November, Avangrid Renewables, the US-based company owned by Spain’s Iberdrola and the developer behind the 1.2 GW Commonwealth Wind offshore wind project, filed a […]

  • 12 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Maersk Supply Service has been contracted to transport and install three 10 MW wind turbines at the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm in France, developed by Ocean Winds and Banque des Territoires (groupe Caisse des Dépôts). Awarded by EPCI contractor Eiffage Métal, Maersk Supply Service’s scope of work includes the […]

  • 17 November 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The case between the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and the developers of the Commonwealth Wind and Mayflower Wind offshore wind projects has reached beyond the state lines as it raised questions in Rhode Island, where Mayflower Wind filed an application for part of the project’s cable route. Mayflower Wind’s statement on the project’s […]

  • 4 January 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) wrapped up 2022 by issuing several new orders, among them also an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for Mayflower Wind and Commonwealth Wind projects, although Avangrid filed a motion to dismiss the proceedings for the latter in mid-December, with plans to re-apply at the upcoming state […]

  • 12 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME has won the contract to install foundations at the 882 MW Moray West wind farm offshore Scotland. DEME Offshore’s scope on Moray West includes the installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces. The contract is valued between EUR 50 million and EUR 150 million. This marks the return of DEME to the Moray Firth, […]

  • 7 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    ABL Group’s Paris office has been awarded contracts to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services for two Round 2 offshore wind farms in France. The company has been hired on the 496 MW Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier and the 496 MW Dieppe-Le Tréport, on which offshore construction activities are scheduled to start this year. Both […]

  • 2 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Japan’s Inpex Corporation has acquired a 16.7 per cent stake in the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm. Moray East is located approximately 22 kilometers off the Moray East coast of Scotland in the United Kingdom. The wind farm has been in operation since April 2022. The acquisition was enabled through an agreement between […]

  • 27 March 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie, a special purpose company of EDF Renouvelables and Canada’s Maple Power, has won the tender to build and operate the 1 GW Centre Manche 1 wind farm project offshore Normandy, France. Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie was one of the six pre-selected candidates in this tendering round. The other developers […]

  • 6 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    EODEX UK Subsea has secured a contract for the safe and environmentally friendly disposal of legacy unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in the Moray Firth, ahead of construction works on the Moray West offshore wind project. Work has recently begun to ensure the cable route and the offshore site are safe and ready for construction works and […]

  • 14 December 2022
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    This article was first published on 13 December with information on the date set for Mayflower Wind’s hearing before the Rhode Island EFSB. On 14 December, the article was updated following the receipt of information on Mayflower Wind’s request to reschedule the hearing, which the EFSB has granted. Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell […]

  • 16 September 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Bluepoint Wind is the official name of the offshore wind project that Ocean Winds East (OW East) plans to build in the New York Bight, the developer announced on 15 September. Ocean Winds East, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, won the lease area in Central Bight for USD 765 million this February […]

  • 10 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    DEME has been awarded two transport and installation contracts for the foundations and the offshore substation for the Iles D’Yeu et Noirmoutier wind farm offshore France. For DEME this is the second major offshore wind farm project in France following industry-first technology deployed at Saint-Nazaire. DEME Offshore will execute the pre-piling works for the offshore […]

  • 8 December 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Four more applications for environmental investigation licences for offshore wind projects have landed on the desk of Brazil’s Institute for the Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA), bringing the total to 71 applications and 176.6 GW in proposed capacity.  Since many of the project sites overlap, not all of the proposed development will be realised, but […]