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  • 29 February 2024
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Norway’s Odfjell Oceanwind and its compatriot Prodtex have set up a joint venture, named Windsteel Technologies, to establish the production capacity necessary to meet the need for hundreds of floating wind foundations per year in Europe. The joint venture is planning to have its first facility operational by 2027. According to Odfjel Oceanwind, the joint […]

  • 1 May 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian government has awarded the first feasibility licences for offshore wind projects to six wind farms proposed to be built offshore Gippsland in Victoria, with a further six licences expected to be awarded, subject to First Nations consultation. The total capacity of Australia’s first six offshore wind projects to receive feasibility licences is around […]

  • 26 December 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued a planning approval decision for the DolWin4 offshore grid connection in Germany’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. DolWin4, the first offshore grid connection system being implemented by German transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion Offshore, will go into operation in 2028 and connect […]

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

    All monopiles have been installed at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. Furthermore, 10 out of 12 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines have been installed at Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork Wind Farm offshore New York. Ørsted has unveiled that all monopiles have been installed at the 253 MW Gode Wind […]

  • 31 May 2024
    Cables, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms

    The production of TenneT’s new cables that can transmit up to 2 GW of offshore wind capacity has started at LS Cable in Donghae, South Korea. The new cables with a voltage of 525 kV make it possible to transmit 2 GW of direct current (DC) over long distances with low losses, said the Dutch-German […]

  • 15 January 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is doing one last check with the market before launching the offshore wind tenders for at least 6 GW of capacity that would be installed by 2030 across several sites, starting with the first auction this Spring. On 12 January, the DEA published revised draft tender documents for a follow-up […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Seven companies from the north of Scotland and Orkney have been selected by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the first Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in the region. The chosen firms come from a wide range of sectors including engineering, marine renewables, offshore operations and maintenance, and subsea monitoring. The seven selected […]

  • 30 April 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    Brazilian oil and gas major Petrobras and the government of Rio Grande do Norte have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study for a pilot offshore wind project in the state. The MoU foresees that the Brazilian state will promote actions such as aligning the project with state programmes and policies, supporting […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics

    Australian Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek, has rejected the application for the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal submitted by the Port of Hastings Corporation, which plans to establish the terminal at the Old Tyabb Reclamation Area (OTRA), located within an existing port zone. In this article: The proposed terminal is planned to serve as […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Manufacturing, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The first steel cutting of the monopiles for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark has taken place at Dajin Offshore Heavy Industry’s Penglai facility in China, marking the start of the project’s construction phase. In April 2023, Dajin was selected to deliver 36 monopiles as well as secondary structures and electrical outfitting for the […]

  • 4 June 2024
    Vessels

    The “world’s first” e-methanol-fueled service operation vessel (SOV) was launched at Cemre Shipyard in Türkiye on Saturday, 1 June. In April 2022, Esvagt and Ørsted decided to invest in what the companies described as the world’s first SOV that can operate on green fuels. A month later, Cemre Shipyard received an order to build the […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: The article was amended on 23 January to include the parts of Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s Supporting Statement filed to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) that concern the reasons for the delay of the monopile installation on Dogger Bank B. The installation of foundations on two UK offshore wind projects, the 1.4 GW Sofia […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Norway-headquartered TGS has started a multi-client wind measurement campaign using two LiDAR buoys offshore Germany in the North Sea. The buoys, supplied by Green Rebel, are equipped with a multitude of sensors, allowing detailed measurement of wind, metocean, and environmental data. The collected data from the 24-month measurement campaign is streamed to shore and used […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has revealed its Plan for Program Bornholm Energy Island, outlining the framework for the future energy island at Bornholm and the adjacent coastal areas. The project is planned to consist of an offshore wind farm south of Bornholm with a 3.8 GW capacity as well as high-voltage installations on Bornholm […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Spain-based Windar Renovables has transferred the first transition piece (TP) for the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind project from its offshore facility to the Port of Avilés for completion. Under the contract signed with Iberdrola in May 2023, Windar Renovables is responsible for constructing 95 transition pieces for the East Anglia Three offshore […]

  • 19 December 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Transition

    Today, 19 December, the energy ministers of 26 European Union Member States signed the European Wind Charter, by which the state governments officially commit to deliver on the actions set out in the EU Wind Power Package, which the European Commission published in October. The Charter, which was also signed by the European Commission and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Integrated Wind Solutions (IWS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary IWS Fleet, has signed a three-year contract with Siemens Gamesa for its Skywalker-class walk-to-work commissioning service operations vessels (CSOVs). Under the agreement, IWS Fleet will provide the CSOVs to support offshore turbine commissioning works across multiple Siemens Gamesa projects in North Europe over a three-year period, starting […]

  • 17 May 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Copenhagen Energy has finalized the wind measurement strategy for its Northern Luzon, an offshore wind project that the company is developing together with PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) in the Philippines. The outcome of the wind measurement strategy, which was developed in close collaboration with DNV, involves two key results: firstly, validating the initial estimates for […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Innovation, Technology

    After completing the first full-year bird survey in Norway using the AI bird-tracking technology developed by the Norwegian start-up Spoor, Deep Wind Offshore will introduce the technology to the Swedish and South Korean offshore wind markets. Spoor has been tracking birds at the Utsira Nord floating wind area in Norway on behalf of Deep Wind […]

  • 13 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    Norway’s Havfram Wind has signed a contract with RWE for the transportation and installation of wind turbines for the Nordseecluster development, an up to 1.6 GW offshore wind cluster comprising four offshore wind farm sites in the German sector of the North Sea. Under the contract, Havfram Wind will be responsible for the transportation and […]

  • 28 February 2024
    Operations & Maintenance

    Acta Marine’s service operation vessel (SOV) Acta Centaurus will soon commence maintenance work at Vattenfall’s DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The entire service campaign is expected to last until October 2024. The vessel is currently making a stop in the Port of Hamburg before starting work for Vattenfall’s offshore […]

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

    Denmark’s Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) and its compatriot NIRAS have teamed up on a project to kickstart the development of offshore wind farms in the Philippines. In April, COP started the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) work for the future offshore wind farm sites, which NIRAS is leading. […]

  • 13 February 2024
    Authorities, Cables, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    German transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz has received planning approval decisions for the offshore route of the Ostwind 3 grid connection project in the Baltic Sea. The planning approval refers to the section in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the section in the territorial sea, the so-called 12 nautical mile zone. The Ministry of […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    ZTT Submarine Cable & System has finished the installation and termination of the 155 kV submarine cable connecting the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm to the DolWin kappa offshore converter platform in Germany. In 2020, TenneT contracted ZTT Submarine Cable & System to link the 253 MW offshore wind farm to the DolWin kappa […]