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  • 24 December 2019
    Training & Education

    AIS Training and Arcon have signed an agreement to develop an offshore wind training center in Maryland, the U.S. The new center will be purpose-built at Arcon’s existing welding training school site in Salisbury to train offshore wind workers in essential skills such as working at height, manual handling, fire awareness, first fid and sea […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Wind Inc and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind have expressed their support to Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and the plans to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2040. As reported, CEJA will see the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity in Maryland by 2030. In May 2017, this US East Coast […]

  • 11 April 2023
    Authorities

    The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill that sets the state on the path towards having 8.5 GW of offshore wind capacity in its energy mix by 2031. The bill, approved on 10 April, also establishes an approach to building offshore wind transmission infrastructure similar to that which New Jersey is employing and sets […]

  • 1 September 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of August 2020. Ørsted Recruiting 23 Offshore Wind Turbine Technicians Ørsted has launched a recruitment campaign for 23 wind turbine technicians, who will work out of the East Coast Hub in Grimsby on the company’s offshore wind farms, including Hornsea Project Two. Largest […]

  • 4 April 2023
    Authorities

    The state administration of Maryland, US, has set a goal of achieving 8.5 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2035, by which time the state aims to have 100 per cent of clean energy in its energy mix. To support this target, the administration is working to establish new lease areas and strengthen the […]

  • 19 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for two of its US offshore wind farms which marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine. Subject to final agreed and signed contract and all required project approvals, Ørsted will deploy Haliade-X 12MW wind turbines on the […]

  • 18 March 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted and Tradepoint Atlantic have completed the initial phase of Maryland’s first offshore wind staging center at the 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County. Ørsted has now completed USD 13.2 million in port infrastructure upgrades, establishing both a lift-on/lift-off and roll-on/roll-off berth within Tradepoint Atlantic’s port facility for handling offshore […]

  • 7 June 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland, the first proposed wind energy project offshore the state’s coast and the tenth offshore wind review of this kind initiated under the Biden-Harris administration. The company is proposing to install up to 121 turbines […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Maryland’s Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings on two offshore wind farm projects proposed by US Wind and Deepwater Wind in March.

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.

  • 7 February 2020
    Technology

    The HaliadeX-12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 288MWh of electricity continuously over the course of 24 hours, GE Renewable Energy said. The previous record of 262MWh of electricity produced by a wind turbine was also […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has cancelled hearings on offshore wind projects scheduled for Tuesday, 14 March, after a severe winter storm closed the state agency’s offices.

  • 21 June 2022
    Technology

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa said it had received a favourable ruling against turbine manufacturer General Electric (GE) in a federal court in Massachusetts, USA. A jury in Boston found that GE infringed on one of Siemens Gamesa’s patents related to structural support of large offshore wind turbines and awarded the company a royalty rate […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated the LM Wind Power blade factory in Cherbourg, France. The facility will provide the manufacture of the 107m long blades for the Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine, as well as other blade models. According to GE, production started in early 2019 and five blades have already been delivered for […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind is currently preparing to submit more than 20 local, state and federal applications for its South Fork offshore wind farm in early 2018 and has now opened an office in East Hampton, New York, to support the development of the project, according to U.S. media.

  • 17 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch energy company Eneco is set to purchase all the electricity generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine prototype. This was announced during the inauguration ceremony for the prototype held today, 17 December, at the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. According to GE, the Haliade-X 12MW prototype set a new world record the past weekend by […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board is expected to approve a contract for New York’s first offshore wind farm this Wednesday, 25 January, according to the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. After receiving support for the project from environmentalists, labor groups, elected officials, civic organizations, and the public, LIPA is anticipated to vote yes on Deepwater […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Technology

    GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype has obtained a provisional type certificate by DNV GL. According to GE, this certification demonstrates that the Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards. The company expects the full type certificate in the coming months. “This is a very important milestone for us as it confirms […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is launching two offshore wind grants for the 2020 fiscal year, with combined funds of USD 2.8 million. The Maryland Offshore Wind Capex program, with allotted funds of USD 1.6 million, provides grant funding to help defray capital expenditure investments for Maryland’s emerging businesses entering the offshore wind industry. Capital expenditures […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind and US Wind have notified the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on their acceptance of the conditions set out by the PSC earlier this month upon approving offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, according to The Baltimore Sun.

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Breakfast attracted more than 150 local companies who met with representatives form Deepwater Wind and US Wind to discuss their potential involvement in the two projects currently in contention for the state’s Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC), the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the organiser of the event, said.

  • 23 November 2016
    Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    A group of researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Cornell University are investigating how the proposed offshore wind farms off Ocean City, Maryland, could affect the travels of marine mammals in the area. Every three months, a crew of scientists and assistants rides a boat out into the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]

  • 11 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The prototype GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine has produced 312 MWh of electricity in a single 24-hour period, once again setting a new world record. This is according to John Lavelle, CEO Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy. The prototype turbine, installed in the Port of Rotterdam, produced its first power in November 2019 and […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted said that the construction of several U.S. projects is now highly likely to be pushed back due to delays in the permitting procedures. Ørsted’s CEO Henrik Poulsen said that the company is still waiting for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to decide on the preferred wind farm layout […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), who were set to reach an agreement on the 90MW Deepwater ONE – South Fork project in July, are now expected to do so by the end of this year, according to the national media.  Namely, LIPA was expected to approve the offshore wind farm off Long […]