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  • 22 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Shortly after changing the preferred wind turbine supplier, the three projects in the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone in the UK have now also changed hands as RWE will acquire Vattenfall’s 4.2 GW Norfolk portfolio for GBP 963 million (approximately EUR 1.1 billion). The new owner says it will also resume the development of the Norfolk Boreas […]

  • 2 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Market Outlooks, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    The biggest wind turbines also make for some of the biggest news on offshoreWIND.biz. In 2023, wind turbine OEMs continued making headlines with their models in development and on the path to commercialisation, and by announcing brand new wind turbine generators (WTGs) that further raise the bar in generation capacity and size. Here, we are […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Foundations, Industry, Manufacturing, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Turbines

    As new offshore wind markets keep emerging and targets in established markets keep increasing, questions on how much capacity can actually be installed, especially until 2030 which is just around the corner, have come to the sector’s foreground. The most vocal on the (un)likeliness of the national and regional targets for 2030 being met – […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    German offshore transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz Offshore GmbH has issued a contract notice for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the 2 GW HVDC offshore platform and converter system for the Ostwind 4 grid connection project. The scope consists of the respective complete substructure and topside of the offshore platform and the […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Boskalis’ heavy lift installation vessel, Bokalift 2, arrived at Invergordon Port on 1 October to commence loading of the first batch of three monopiles for installation at the Moray West offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The monopile installation work will be carried out by the vessel Bokalift 2, under a contract Boskalis signed with […]

  • 15 December 2023
    Equipment, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Siemens Gamesa has manufactured the first 108-metre-long wind turbine blades at its factory in Hull for the 880 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. The team from Ocean Winds and Gareth Davies MP, Exchequer Secretary to the UK Treasury were present to see the first blades produced in Hull. In total, 180 blades […]

  • 5 October 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that enables the three states to employ a coordinated selection of offshore wind projects through each of their respective offshore wind energy generation solicitations. Under the MOU, the first of its kind in the United States, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut request that […]

  • 7 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates

    Two offshore survey campaigns have been completed for SSE Renewables’ Arklow Bank Wind Park II offshore wind farm in Ireland. The surveys took place over an eight-week period during July and August. According to SSE Renewables, the surveys were completed on schedule despite unsettled weather conditions experienced over the last couple of months and were […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Petrobras has unveiled plans to develop wind farms offshore Brazil with a potential capacity of up to 23 GW, including a floating wind project in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian state oil and gas group has submitted a request with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) to start the environmental licensing process for ten […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Grid Connection, Manufacturing, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The assembly and fit-out of the offshore substation platform and jacket foundation for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind farm has now kicked off at the Smulders yard in Wallsend, Newcastle, the UK. A consortium of Siemens Energy and Iemants, a Smulders subsidiary, is responsible for the delivery of the offshore substation for the […]

  • 20 October 2023
    Business development, Contribution, Industry, Market Outlooks, Supply Chain, Training & Education, Wind Turbines

    Industry experts convene at Clarksons HQ to address challenges and explore opportunities amid turbulent times. Clarksons Securities, Clarksons Offshore & Renewables, and Green Giraffe Advisory jointly hosted the “Offshore Wind Investment: Mind The Gap” seminar at Clarksons’ headquarters in London. The event brought together key stakeholders, including investors, developers, and suppliers, to provide valuable insights […]

  • 31 October 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Foundations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    The PGE and Ørsted joint venture has signed an agreement with German-based Steelwind Nordenham for the supply of foundations for Baltica 2, which is the first stage of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm in the Polish Baltic Sea. Under the contract, Steelwind Nordenham will deliver 34 monopile foundations with the production expected to start in […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Technology

    System integration is what is needed for the next leap in offshore wind, however, not all technologies that can integrate with offshore wind farms have the same starting point. Floating solar still has some way to go in becoming more resilient to harsh offshore conditions. On the other hand, hydrogen is a more ready option […]

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

    PGE Group and Ørsted have awarded Cadeler a contract for the installation of wind turbines at the Baltica 2 offshore wind project in Poland. The installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 was divided into two phases, and the contractor for each phase was selected by separate tenders. In January, the contract for the installation […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Environment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Transition

    The offshore wind industry, now the linchpin between several offshore energy industries, is calling for both innovation and accelerating deployment, while also making sure one does not impede the progress of the other.  

  • 3 January 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Estonian Ministry of Climate has approved the report on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the North-Western Estonian offshore wind farm being developed by Enefit Green. The North-Western Estonian offshore wind farm is planned to have a capacity of 1 GW and can accommodate up to 60 wind turbines. The wind farm’s annual electricity […]

  • 2 November 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Smulders and Siemens Energy have sent off the first of the two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the Moray West offshore wind farm from the Smulders yard on the Tyne at Wallsend. The second OTM has also been loaded onto a barge and is ready to be transported to Scotland. The OTMs have been delivered […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Vessels

    UK-based Chartwell Marine has partnered with Vard to introduce the Midi Service Operations Vessel (Midi SOV), a 55-metre offshore wind craft that is coming to both the US and European markets in 2024, according to the companies. The vessel is said to be designed Jones Act-compliant, Americanized, and ready for production in the US shipyards. […]

  • 6 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Several days ago, Ørsted called it quits on the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm in the US, with some of the main issues leading to the decision to abandon the project being supply chain bottlenecks, primarily vessel shortages. This has affected not only the now-dropped Ocean Wind 1 but also the company’s Revolution Wind […]

  • 22 February 2024
    Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Norway-headquartered DOF Group has been awarded a contract to repair an export cable for an offshore wind farm in the Southern North Sea. The project, awarded by an international energy operator, includes the retrieval of the damaged cable and termination, installation, trenching, and commissioning of the replacement cable. DOF’s contract scope includes project management, engineering, […]

  • 25 December 2023
    Transition

    The energy transition is at a crossroads, and it’s time to find new ways, Deloitte, one of the world’s largest professional services providers, highlighted at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2023 (OEEC 2023) in Amsterdam this November. The energy transition is one of the biggest challenges of today’s generation. At the beginning of their […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 October 2023
    Business development, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has signed an agreement to investigate an area for the development of infrastructure to support offshore wind manufacturing, assembly, and marshalling and green energy on the Cromarty Firth in Scotland, within the Inverness Cromarty Firth Green Freeport. The area, located within the proposed Nigg and Pitcalzean area of the Green Freeport, […]

  • 28 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Foundations, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Manufacturing, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Technology, Vessels, Wind Turbines

    The following article is a guest post by Fred van Beers, CEO Sif Netherlands B.V., & Anne Vedel, SVP Product Solutions & Integration, Vestas. The looming climate crisis and an acute need for independence from Russian oil and gas have massively accelerated European appetite for offshore wind. Governments keep raising ambitions and underlining the importance […]