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  • 4 August 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Avangrid has finalized an agreement to assume responsibility as the operations and management services provider for Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the United States. The 800 MW Vineyard Wind 1, a 50-50 joint venture between Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) funds CI II and CI III, is currently under […]

  • 17 October 2022
    Industry

    The US saw a 58 per cent growth in long-term targets for offshore wind in the third quarter of 2022, a new record for quarterly growth, driven by landmark federal policy, record investments, and new state-level actions, a new report from the Business Network for Offshore Wind found. The most important factors behind this growth […]

  • 26 July 2022
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Installation of the 277 wind turbine foundations has started on the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm which is being developed 130 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast, the UK. The campaign to install turbine foundations at what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm has commenced in recent days, with the installation of the […]

  • 7 December 2022
    Industry, Technology

    This is a guest article by Daniel Gerber, Senior Vice President, Global Product Group Manager Wind, System Drives, ABB. The critical role of wind in the world’s future energy needs is clear: the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition states that 1,400 gigawatt (GW) of offshore wind power will sustain one tenth of global electricity demand by […]

  • 18 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    A pre-lay multibeam survey operation has begun along the export cable route for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts. The survey operations, being performed by the research vessel Shearwater in the Nantucket Sound, will take approximately two weeks, subject to weather conditions. Shearwater is accompanied by the fishing vessels Chicawa and Rock & […]

  • 3 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Italy-headquartered Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) to provide power grid asset management services for Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp, and Calvados wind farms offshore France. Under the contract, Prysmian Group will provide inspection, maintenance, and repair services for the submarine export cable links connecting the three offshore wind farms near the […]

  • 30 November 2022
    Industry, R&D, Technology

    A consortium of thirteen partners has launched the NextFloat project in Paris aimed at accelerating the rollout of the next generation of floating wind technology for a competitive, more scalable, and industrial deployment. The initiative is being led by partners from eight countries including Technip Energies as project coordinator, X1Wind, Naturgy, 2B Energy, Hellenic Cables, […]

  • 30 June 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Installation of monopiles at Dogger Bank A, the first of the three 1.2 GW phases comprising the world’s largest wind farm under construction, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, is scheduled to start in the first half of July. DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Innovation is expected to start installing the first three of the 95 monopiles […]

  • 13 July 2022
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian mineral exploration company, Arafura Resources Limited, to jointly co-operate in the establishment of a sustainable supply chain for Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr) rare earths. The parties will negotiate a long-term sales agreement for GE to purchase NdPr from Arafura’s Nolans Project […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 June 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation topside built for Dogger Bank A has arrived at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway. The topside, which is the first of three platforms that Aibel will deliver to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, was transported from Aibel’s yard in Thailand by BigLift Shipping’s heavy transportation vessel […]

  • 20 June 2022
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind energy project offshore New Jersey. BOEM’s DEIS for the proposed Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action described in Ocean Wind’s project plan for constructing […]

  • 9 June 2022
    Vessels

    Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS) has held an official keel-laying ceremony for the IWS Skywalker commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) at a shipyard of China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. The vessel, for which the first steel was cut in January 2022, will commence its first contract in Summer 2023 at the Dogger Bank Wind […]

  • 2 June 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Norway-based DeepOcean has been awarded a contract to provide subsea services to Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind project in the US. Under the contract, DeepOcean will provide a range of subsea services including project management, engineering, ROV, tooling, and survey activities. The company will lead the project out of its office in […]

  • 19 May 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based Fulkrum has secured a contract to support the QA/QC-quality assurance/quality control activities for the first phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm project offshore England. Under the contract, Fulkrum will provide inspection services during the Dogger Bank A development stage, with a possibility of a contract extension to Dogger Bank B and […]

  • 9 May 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has loaded out and sent off the first four of the 95 transition pieces for the first phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm from its yard in Hoboken, Belgium. The first batch of transition pieces was loaded out on 19 and 20 April and shipped to Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, […]

  • 17 May 2022
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Sif Group, representing KCI the engineers, GE Renewable Energy, and Pondera have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the feasibility study of AmpHytrite – a green hydrogen centralized offshore wind production project. The AmpHytrite project is aimed at mastering the complexity of a centralized offshore and off-grid hydrogen production unit and is aiming for […]

  • 10 May 2022
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has signed a charter agreement with Massachusetts-based Patriot Offshore Maritime Services for a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for work on the 806 MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm. The CTV will be delivered during mid–2023 and deployed directly into construction, transporting essential personnel and equipment in support of the project. The 27-metre […]

  • 29 April 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction work has now officially started on what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm with the installation of the first length of the HVDC export cable off the Yorkshire coast. NKT has commenced work on the laying of the nearshore cable for Dogger Bank A, the first of the three 1.2 GW […]

  • 10 May 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first of a number of transformers that will enable the transmission of renewable energy from the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, has been delivered, SSE Renewables said. The transformers will play an integral role in the operation of three onshore convertor stations in East Riding of Yorkshire and on […]

  • 25 April 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based marine consultant Waves Group Ltd (Waves Group) has secured the Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) contract for the construction of the 1.2 GW Dogger Bank C wind farm offshore England. This is the company’s third win of the three project phases as they’re currently providing MWS services for Dogger Bank A and B. The third […]

  • 21 April 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Aibel has started the construction of the offshore converter platform for the third phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm – Dogger Bank C. The first steel for the platform was cut at Aibel’s Laem Chabang yard in Thailand. In keeping with the tradition, the steel was blessed by Thai monks prior […]

  • 28 April 2022
    Vessels

    US-based WINDEA CTV LLC has started construction of its first three 30-metre hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the emerging US offshore wind market. Two of the Incat Crowther-designed CTVs will be constructed at St. Johns Shipyard in Palatka, Florida and one will be built at Gulf Craft in Franklin, Louisiana. The CTVs are scheduled […]

  • 9 June 2022
    Technology, Vessels

    The impending shortage of specialised vessels in offshore wind is not limited to the installation phase and could hit areas of project development such as seabed mapping and UXO surveys, according to a US company that recently introduced a solution to this issue in the form of a portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). At the […]

  • 25 April 2022
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have successfully tested a six-legged robot that the companies say could bring the wind industry over GBP 250 million in savings annually. Funded by Innovative UK, the project also brought together UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) BladeBUG and EchoBolt. The testing showed how a robot […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore US and Barge Master have entered into a long-term agreement to jointly develop a Jones Act compliant feeder solution for the upcoming offshore wind projects in the USA. The two companies said they will work closely together to develop motion compensation technology which will be deployed in a pioneering feeder concept on the […]