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  • 17 January 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Parkwind’s first offshore wind farm outside Belgium, the 247 MW Arcadis Ost 1 in Germany, has started producing first electricity and feeding it into the grid after the first set of wind turbines were powered up. The installation of wind turbines started in November 2022, when the crane vessel Thialf installed the first of the […]

  • 19 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Transmission system operator TenneT has selected Fugro Germany Land GmbH to carry out geophysical and geotechnical soil investigations at the BalWin1, BalWin2, and BalWin3 offshore platform locations in the German North Sea. The contract covers the execution of geophysical and geotechnical soil investigations in order to obtain subsoil information in accordance with the BSH Standards […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment

    Spain’s GRI Renewable Industries and the Polish Industrial Development Agency (IDA JSC or ARP) have created a joint venture for the construction of a new offshore wind tower factory in the city of Gdansk, Poland. The estimated value of this investment is more than EUR 200 million, and production is expected to start in 2025 […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    The developer of the Gwynt Glas floating offshore wind farm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates Port Talbot, and Port of Milford Haven in South Wales. Under the MoU, information and industry knowledge will be shared between the developer and the ports to investigate the potential opportunities […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Polenergia, Equinor, Rumia Municipality, and Rumia Invest Park have signed a Letter of Intent on the plan to cooperate as part of the Pomerania Offshore Wind Energy Competence Centre, with an aim to reinforce the labour market necessary for offshore wind development in Polish Baltic Sea. The agreement sets out the activities the parties will […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish developer Eolus Vind is investigating the prerequisites for constructing two offshore wind farms in the Bothnian Sea offshore Finland. Eolus has applied for permission to the Finnish government to investigate the conditions for establishing offshore wind power projects located in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Permission for the investigation is expected within the coming year. […]

  • 27 January 2023
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 has initiated the development of the Tyrsky offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Bothnia in the Finnish economic zone. The project is estimated to have a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW and will be included in OX2’s project development portfolio for the first quarter of 2023. The developer received a research permit […]

  • 19 October 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company has invested in Skyborn Renewables, as part of a Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) – led consortium. Skyborn Renewables is the former offshore wind unit of wpd offshore, which Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) bought earlier this year with the transaction being completed on 15 September. Headquartered in Bremen, Germany, Skyborn Renewables […]

  • 22 December 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The full blade set for the Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ prototype offshore wind turbine has arrived to Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark where they will be installed. The blade set arrived at the port of Hanstholm on Sunday, 18 December, and was then transported to Østerild National Test Centre. The 115.5-metre blades for the prototype […]

  • 17 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Seaqualize has signed a contract with DEME Offshore US to deploy their newly developed offshore lifting device, the Heave Chief 1100 (HC1100), on Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the United States. DEME Offshore and Seaqualize have been working together on developing a novel tool, enabling a Jones Act-compliant feeder-barge concept. […]

  • 30 December 2022
    R&D

    Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW prototype wind turbine has produced its first kWh after being fully assembled at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. The wind turbine prototype will now undergo an extensive test and verification programme to ensure reliability before full-type certification and serial production begins. The prototype development […]

  • 30 December 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Equinor and Polenergia have selected Hitachi Energy to deliver electrical systems infrastructure for the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III offshore wind projects in Poland. Under the awarded contract, Hitachi Energy will be responsible for the electrical system design for the whole offshore wind farm, from the wind turbines to the point of connection to the grid […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Grid Connection

    Amprion Offshore has reported that it plans to complete LanWin1 and LanWin3, the two offshore grid connection systems in Germany, two and three years earlier than initially planned. Additionally, the company announced that it will rename the offshore converter platforms to BalWin1 and BalWin2 to indicate a change in the wind farm areas to be […]

  • 31 October 2022
    Technology

    Vestas has announced it will begin serial production of V236-15.0 MW blades from the third quarter of 2023 at its blade factory in Taranto, Italy. A few days ago, Vestas rolled out the first 115.5-metre blade built for the V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine prototype, using the mould which was manufactured at the factory in […]

  • 28 October 2022
    Technology

    Vestas has manufactured and rolled out the first 115.5-metre blade built for the V236-15.0 MW™ offshore wind turbine prototype. The blade was manufactured in Vestas’ production facility in Nakskov, Denmark, using the mould which was built at the factory in Lem, Denmark. The design of the blade has required an extension and retooling of the […]

  • 10 October 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The Crown Estate has changed the “Areas of Search” for the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, as part of the work toward holding a seabed leasing round for 4 GW of floating wind next year. Following the announcement in July of five broad “Areas of Search”, the Crown Estate has now […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Lithuanian government has approved amendments to the Renewable Energy and Electricity Laws which define the tender conditions for the development of a second offshore wind farm of up to 700 MW in the Baltic Sea. If the amendments approved by the government are approved by the Seimas (Parliament), they should enter into force on […]

  • 2 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    An unmanned surface vessel (USV) survey is set to begin this month at the Braymore Wind Park site located offshore Ireland. Trial operations of remotely piloted XOcean USVs will take place in the Balbriggan and Drogheda Bay area during September and October for approximately six weeks, subject to weather and operational constraints. The vessels will […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ireland-headquartered Energia Group has appointed Danish engineering company Ramboll to support the development of its North Celtic Sea and South Irish Sea offshore wind farms. Surveys examining the seabed conditions have been ongoing throughout 2022 and are now nearing completion and the data gathered from them will be used for the design and consenting processes which are […]

  • 20 December 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed New England Wind offshore project in Massachusetts. The notice of availability will be published in the Federal Register on 23 December, which will open a 60-day public comment period that ends on 21 February 2023. The input […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Authorities

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has published a new area development plan for the expansion of offshore wind energy. The plan maps out the build-out of offshore wind by 2030, by when the country is to reach 30 GW of capacity connected to its grid, and sets the stage for further deployment of […]

  • 31 January 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    With 4 GW of floating wind capacity to soon be awarded in the Celtic Sea, and more planned to come after that, ports in the UK are preparing to accommodate the construction and maintenance operations for the emerging industry. At Pembroke Port, a project simulating the processes of manoeuvring floating wind turbines into and out […]

  • 1 November 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore wind development, with the potential to produce enough clean energy to power nearly three million homes. The first WEA is located approximately 24 nautical miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas. The area […]

  • 11 November 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A joint venture (JV) between BlueFloat Energy, Energy Estate, and Elemental Group have announced its plans to develop up to 1.4 GW Waikato offshore wind project in South Auckland and West Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand. The project is intended to be developed in phases to generate a capacity of up to 1.4 GW of power […]

  • 9 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Germany-based SeaRenergy and its compatriot the Asian Spirit Steamship company (ASSC) have joined forces to offer cargo run services to the offshore wind supply chain in the German North Sea. The expansion of offshore energy projects together with the backlog of works due to the corona pandemic has an impact on the supply vessel demand […]

  • 17 October 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Rhode Island Energy, the state’s primary utility company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for offshore wind, targeting an additional 600 MW to 1,000 MW of capacity. Offshore wind project proposals by bidders will be due to Rhode Island Energy on 1 February 2023. In July, Governor McKee signed into law clean energy legislation […]