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  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and BASF are in exclusive discussions to partner on the Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in Germany through a sale of 49 per cent of the project shares to BASF. To formally express their joint ambition, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the transaction is […]

  • 13 July 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Industry

    Following the results of the latest German offshore wind auction, which went into the so-called negative bidding stage and ended up earning the State billions from the winning developers, WindEurope warned that this would be passed on to consumers and the supply chain, and called on the German government to avoid this approach in future […]

  • 12 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    The North Falls and Five Estuaries offshore wind projects, both extensions to existing offshore wind farms, have signed what is called a “good neighbour agreement” with regard to their connections to the UK grid. The agreement enables closer liaison, information sharing and joint planning, and is a result of feedback gathered through public consultation, which […]

  • 12 September 2023

    Netherlands-based SMST has been awarded a contract by Norwegian shipbuilder VARD for the supply of two sets of mission equipment for North Star’s newbuild commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). SMST is delivering a gangway (Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series) combined with a tower and elevator, and motion motion-compensated crane (M-Series) to each CSOV for the UK firm. The agreement also has […]

  • 28 August 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry

    Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has issued its annual offshore wind report, according to which 2022 was the second-best year for new capacity ever, with 8.8 GW connected to the grid around the world. The report also forecasts that a further 380 GW of offshore wind will be added by 2032, nearly half of which […]

  • 5 July 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    After concluding that the current concept of its North Sea Energy Island would be too expensive for the State, the Danish government, the transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet, and other relevant agencies are now looking into the concept for the island to be established on several large platforms. As reported last week, the government has […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Transition

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has secured the environmental permit for the construction of Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island. A consortium comprising Belgian marine construction companies. DEME and Jan De Nul, has already started preparing the site where it will build the caissons, or concrete foundations, in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics

    Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden, together with the European Commission (EC), have launched joint planning of offshore wind tenders at a ministerial meeting of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC), held on 20 November, in the Hague, the Netherlands. The collective NSEC tender planning translates the nine NSEC member countries’ […]

  • 8 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    North Star has held a naming ceremony for the Grampian Tyne service operation vessel (SOV) that will be deployed at the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK. The vessel was named at Equinor’s Port of Tyne base in the North East of England ahead of its early handover to the Dogger Bank […]

  • 6 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy, Supply Chain

    Vattenfall and TKF have signed a multi-year partnership for the supply of inter-array cables for offshore wind farms in Europe. The agreement covers the supply of 66 kV inter-array cables and will apply to all fixed-bottom European offshore wind farms developed by Vattenfall in the coming years. The framework contract, which is initially signed for […]

  • 16 October 2023
    Business development, Environment, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    RWE has launched its first global “Floating Wind Co-use Competition” as the company is looking for solutions to promote the co-existence of floating offshore wind farms with other sea users and biodiversity enhancement. RWE invites start-ups, scale-ups, research institutes as well as other individuals and organisations to propose solutions to promote co-existence with other sea-based […]

  • 29 August 2023
    Grid Connection

    Amprion Offshore has started working on an energy corridor project that would bring electricity produced by up to 8 GW of offshore wind farms in the North Sea directly to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Named Windader West, the energy corridor involves building four offshore grid connection systems that would use the new-generation 2 […]

  • 28 June 2023

    The Danish government has postponed the decision to initiate the tender for the artificial energy island it plans to build in the North Sea. The reason behind the move is that the current concept for the North Sea Energy Island is too expensive, so the government wants to look into other concepts. The government said […]

  • 7 June 2023
    Business development, Industry

    A new report from Invest in Pomerania, a Polish investment promotion initiative in the Pomerania region, has been published with a focus on the region’s maritime sector and, within it, the region’s growing offshore wind industry and supply chain capabilities have taken centre stage. “When we decided that the subject of the next FOCUS ON […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has officially declared its second offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the New South Wales (NSW) Hunter region which has the potential to accommodate up to 5 GW of offshore wind capacity. The declared area stretches over 1,800 square kilometres between Swansea and Port Stephens and could […]

  • 24 October 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has opened a public consultation process on an offshore wind zone in the Bass Strait region off Northern Tasmania. The proposal refers to an area between Birdport and Burnie, totalling 10,136 square kilometres and located at least 20 kilometres off the north coast of Tasmania. Submissions to the consultation can be made […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Preparatory survey work on four new floating offshore wind farms has been completed in the North Sea. Geophysical survey work was completed on BlueFloatEnergy and Renantis Partnership’s ScotWind projects, namely the 900 MW Broadshore project, located 50 kilometres north of Fraserburgh, and the 1.2 GW Bellrock project, located 120 kilometres east of Aberdeen. The partnership […]

  • 29 May 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    Offshore wind and hydrogen developers and organisations in Germany have called on the federal government to set clear targets for offshore hydrogen in the update of the country’s National Hydrogen Strategy, with an additional 10 GW of offshore electrolysis capacity to be added by 2035. On 26 May, several companies and industry organisations signed an […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received seven applications to participate in the tender for the Southern North Sea II offshore wind project area. Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy, Texas-based Hydroelectric Corporation, and Norseman Wind, a subsidiary of EnBW, submitted individual applications to take part in the tender. Among others who sought pre-qualification for Norway’s […]

  • 12 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    New Zealand power generation company Meridian Energy and Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will explore joint development of offshore wind projects in New Zealand, primarily off the Taranaki coast. In April 2022, the Belgium-based developer revealed that it had appointed a country manager for Aotearoa […]

  • 14 July 2023

    NOTE: The original article “Irish Government Designates 700 MW Area for Next Offshore Wind Auction, Work on Tender Design Underway”, published on the 14th of July, has been updated following information from the Irish Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) that the grid capacity available for auction in ORESS 2.1 has been upgraded from […]

  • 5 October 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Spain-based manufacturer of rolled rings euskalforging has been awarded a contract to supply flanges for the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK. Within the scope of the project, the company will ring roll a total of 235 flanges as transition piece (TP) top flanges, TP bottom flanges, and monopile flanges […]

  • 6 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), through its wholly-owned subsidiary CPPIB Renewables Europe S.à r.l, has agreed to sell its 24.5 per cent stake in two German offshore wind farms to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enbridge. Under the transaction, CPP Investments will sell its stake in Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms, which […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Prysmian Group has signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the German-Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to provide nearshore cable inspection, maintenance, and repair services for TenneT’s HVDC and HVAC submarine power cables in the North Sea. The agreement will be fulfilled in partnership with N-Sea, a Dutch integrated subsea solutions service provider specialised […]

  • 22 June 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Eneco and Equinor have joined forces to participate in the upcoming 4 GW IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind farm zone tenders. The two companies said they want to contribute to the Netherlands reaching its decarbonisation targets by integrating offshore wind into the Dutch energy system while ensuring biodiversity, and co-existence with marine and […]

  • 8 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    The Tasmanian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the owners of the Bass Offshore Wind Energy Project (BOWE) to work together to supply northern Tasmania with green offshore wind energy. In December 2022, Equinor and Australian renewables developer Nexsphere joined forces to progress BOWE project in the Bass Strait, Tasmania. BOWE is […]