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  • 9 January 2024
    Vessels

    FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics (FWOL) has deployed the first hydrogen-powered dual-fuel crew transfer vessel (CTV) in Germany for the German transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz. The Hydrocat 55 is a CTV equipped with the dual-fuel hydrogen technology of CMB.TECH, one of FWOL’s shareholders. Delivered in 2023, the vessel is built the same way as the […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, R&D, Research & Development

    In its annual results for 2023, RWE reported on last year’s financial performance and many of its offshore wind developments, but also on research projects related to the wake effect at offshore wind farms. Last year, RWE, together with various project partners, completed two wake-effect studies and embarked on a new research project in the […]

  • 7 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Supply Chain

    EOLOS Floating LiDAR Solutions has been awarded three of the four lots in the Dutch government’s tender for wind and ocean site assessments at two new offshore wind areas. This is the largest single project award for EOLOS to date, according to the Spain-based company, which recently also secured a contract in Japan. The Netherlands Enterprise […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Vessels

    The UK Government has awarded funding to a consortium led by Morek Engineering to design a new class of low-carbon installation vessels for the floating offshore wind market. The consortium includes Morek Engineering, Solis Marine Engineering, Tope Ocean, First Marine Solutions, and Celtic Sea Power. The consortium has won the funding through the UK Government’s […]

  • 2 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Vattenfall have signed a three-year extension on their testing and demonstration collaboration at the 96.8 MW Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland. The partnership at the 96.8MW offshore wind test and demonstration facility first began in 2019. Since then, technologies that […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish company European Energy has decided to cease the development of the Omø Syd (Omø South) offshore wind project in Denmark. European Energy has been developing the Omø South offshore wind project for over ten years and had its environmental impact assessment (EIA) approved in 2020, together with its other project in Denmark, the […]

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

    UK-headquartered North Star has secured a contract with energy utility company EnBW to deliver a new hybrid-electric service operations vessel (SOV) on a decade-long minimum charter to service the He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany. The newbuild is of VARD 407 design which has been tailored to meet EnBW’s specific requirements. North Star has […]

  • 27 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Foundations, Green Hydrogen, Grid Connection, Industry, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Vessels

    The work on the vertical lay-up machine (VLM) for JDR’s new cable factory in the UK is now well underway in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where Norway-headquartered PASSER Group recently opened a new fabrication facility. The Group has revealed that, besides expanding its production capacity, it is also looking into areas for future business expansion, with floating […]

  • 29 January 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Offshore wind farms in the German and Dutch North Sea generated over 30 TWh of renewable power, according to the German-Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT. The TSO transmitted around 19.24 TWh of wind energy from the German North Sea to land in 2023 and another 11.54 TWh entered the Netherlands, which is an increase […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Grid Connection, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO) has proposed a GBP 58 billion (approximately EUR 68 billion) investment in the electricity grid. The proposal outlines a vision for incorporating an additional 21 GW of offshore wind into the grid by 2035, which would bring the country’s total offshore wind capacity to a potential 86 GW. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The first Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbine has been installed at the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. In addition, the 253 MW project has started producing electricity for the first time and delivering it to the transmission network. On 23 April, the first of 23 Siemens Gamesa turbines was installed […]

  • 19 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Supply Chain, Transition

    RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind Industry Council, The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland have published an Industrial Growth Plan, setting out how to triple offshore wind manufacturing capacity over the next ten years in the UK. The UK offshore wind industry already employs 32,000 people and each new large offshore wind farm adds GBP 2-3 […]

  • 18 March 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has revealed that it will initiate the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore New Jersey, the US, known as Atlantic Shores North, that would feature up to 157 wind turbines. BOEM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the […]

  • 19 January 2024
    Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Industry, Research & Development

    Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) will launch a new company dedicated to developing energy islands globally with backing from Nordic, European, and North American investors. Named Copenhagen Energy Islands (CEI), the new company will build on CIP’s long-standing experience within offshore wind to develop energy island projects globally and is currently developing around 10 energy […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    RTS Wind has signed a multi-year framework agreement with C-Power for blade maintenance at the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in Belgium, after completing a three-year contract for the same work in 2023. Dirk Magnus, CEO at C-Power, said: “The extension of our framework with RTS Wind aligns with our mission to harness wind energy […]

  • 29 February 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain

    The Crown Estate has published a concession notice confirming the launch of the Round 5 seabed leasing process for floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea, under which leases for up to 4.5 GW of generation capacity will be awarded. Issued on 28 February, the notice directs potential bidders to fill out a pre-qualification […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Supply Chain

    Eversource Energy expects to record an impairment charge of between USD 1.4 billion and USD 1.6 billion related to three offshore wind projects in the United States the company owns in partnership with Ørsted. The New England utility is currently in the process of divesting its 50 per cent ownership interest in three offshore wind […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Outlook & Strategy

    Jörg Singer, chairman of German offshore wind-to-hydrogen initiative AquaVentus has called for a timely tender for the expansion of offshore electrolysis, saying that the imminent start of the auction for the Noth Sea region SEN-1, a 100 km2 area in the North Sea designated for hydrogen production, is a central prerequisite for the ramp-up of […]

  • 12 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Foundations, Manufacturing, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain

    BW Ideol and Associated British Ports (ABP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the manufacturer of concrete floating wind foundations and ABP investigating the feasibility of serial production at Port Talbot. The MOU has been signed in preparation for the Celtic Sea leasing round, BW Ideol said on Monday (11 December). […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Authorities, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Offshore Platforms, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    After energy ministers of 26 EU Member States signed the European Wind Charter on 19 December, a dive into the EU Wind Power Package documents shows that, besides the new EU offshore renewable energy target and plans to streamline permitting and strengthen the supply chain, the EU will also be implementing cybersecurity measures and surveilling […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today published a proposed sale notice (PSN) for an offshore wind lease sale in the Central Atlantic for one area offshore Delaware and Maryland, and one area offshore Virginia.  BOEM says that the two lease areas have the potential to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2024
    Jobs & Recruitment

    South Korea’s SeAH Wind has started its large-scale drive to recruit for positions including welders, platers, roll bending machine operatives, mechanical and electrical technicians, supervisors, and general operatives for its XXL monopile manufacturing facility on Teesworks, the UK. Applications will be accepted via the company’s dedicated recruitment website where individuals can sign up for job […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Business development, Environment, Industry, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries have released a final joint strategy to protect and promote the recovery of endangered North Atlantic right whales while developing offshore wind energy. North Atlantic right whales are approaching extinction and approximately 360 individuals are remaining, including fewer […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the 1.4 GW Cenos floating offshore wind project in Scotland are set to run a nearshore survey campaign in March to revalidate data collected in 2017 by NorthConnect, an interconnector project whose infrastructure Cenos planned to use to connect to the grid. Starting on 11 March, the export cable corridor surveys will […]