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  • 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 January 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Windar Renovables has obtained the final approval for its new manufacturing facility in Poland as the Spanish company and Szczecin Port Authority today (16 January) ratified the concession agreement for the port site where the facility will be built. The new offshore wind turbine tower factory was announced in February 2022, when Windar said it decided […]

  • 6 February 2024
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    The Dutch company, Ventolines, has won a public tender to consult the team behind the Estonian-Latvian cross-border offshore wind project, ELWIND, in executing the next practical steps in de-risking the offshore areas. By winning the tender and signing the agreement, Ventolines took the position of technical consultant for the 1 GW ELWIND offshore wind project. […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Floating Wind, Jobs & Recruitment, Supply Chain, Training & Education

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales, specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. F4OR Wales programme will be delivered in phases starting in 2024, with an initial cohort of three companies. ORE Catapult is partnering […]

  • 31 October 2023
    Vessels

    US-based Friede & Goldman and Norway’s OIM Wind have unveiled a new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), called FO-146. The vessel is based on Friede & Goldman’s WindSetter Class WTIVs and is the result of a collaboration between the two firms. The FO-146’s hull can accommodate up to five 18 MW or four 20 MW […]

  • 1 February 2024
    Authorities, Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdansk has issued a decision on the environmental conditions for the connection infrastructure of the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind projects in Poland. This allows the project’s investors, Polenergia and Equinor, to continue the project and start working on the building permits. “With his decision, the Regional Director […]

  • 31 August 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Seven companies have submitted applications for the development of offshore wind projects in two areas in the Estonian sector of the Baltic Sea, for which the application deadline closed on 28 August. The auction for the two areas, named Liivi 1 and Liivi 2, is expected to take place in November or December of this […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Clean Air Act permit to Empire Offshore Wind, owned by Equinor. The air quality analysis, conducted by EPA, showed that the impacts on air quality from the construction and operation of the offshore wind project will not cause or contribute to a violation of federal air […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Equinor’s Empire Wind offshore wind project in New York, the US. With this approval secured, the developer is planning to start the construction of Empire Wind 1 later this year. The approved plan includes the construction and operation […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is establishing a new bidding zone that will enter into force with the commissioning of Bornholm Energy Island, the agency announced on 18 December. The bidding zone is being established based on a structural congestion identified by Energinet, the Danish transmission system operator (TSO), in the electricity transmission grid that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Hai Long Offshore Wind Project, a joint venture between Northland Power and Mitsui & Co., has signed a credit agreement to secure TWD 118 billion (approximately EUR 3.4 billion) long-term over 20-year non-recourse financing for the 1 GW offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The non-recourse project financing will be provided by over 15 international and […]

  • 27 October 2023
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has opened consultations on an amended electricity market bidding zone configuration around Bornholm Energy Island. This move follows after the Danish transmission system operator (TSO), Energinet, identified a structural congestion in the electricity transmission network that connects Bornholm Energy Island to Zealand and Germany. Following the identification of the structural […]

  • 2 October 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Ocean Winds and the Polish office of SeaRenergy have signed a contract under which SeaRenergy will prepare a conceptual design, construction permit design documentation and obtain a permit for the offshore substation (OSS) for Ocean Winds’ BC-Wind offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic Sea. SeaRenergy, which already started working on the project, will prepare […]

  • 4 October 2023
    Floating Wind, Industry, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Supply Chain

    RWE has funded a study in Wales to investigate the quayside offload and launch of two types of floating offshore wind platforms – one steel and one concrete – alongside the integration of next-generation wind turbines onto these platforms. The aim is to maximise local supply chain opportunities by utilising local port infrastructure such as […]

  • 25 August 2023
    Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTTSC) has secured an EPCI contract with 50Hertz for the eastern part of the grid connection for the Gennaker offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea. The grid connection for the 927 MW offshore wind farm (OST-6-1), being developed by Skyborn Renewables (formerly wpd offshore), consists of […]

  • 22 November 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Department of Interior (DOI) has approved Equinor and BP’s Empire Wind, the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind farm to receive federal approval. Empire Wind US LLC, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, plans to develop two offshore wind farms known as Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2. Located approximately 12 nautical miles […]

  • 26 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Vindkraft Värmland and Njordr, the Nordic developer, have sold 100 per cent of the shares in the joint company, Njordr Offshore Wind (NOW), to Statkraft. NOW holds a pre-permit portfolio of nine offshore wind projects in the Swedish economic zone with a total potential for up to 21 GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes […]

  • 29 September 2023
    Business & Finance, Cables, Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Manufacturing, Onshore Infrastructure, Supply Chain

    German transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz has awarded several contracts to power cable manufacturers NKT and Prysmian. Valued at around EUR 4.6 billion in total, the contracts include offshore wind farm export cables, onshore energy connections, and interconnection for an energy island. NKT and Prysmian secured the orders following the tender procedure that 50Hertz launched […]

  • 15 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Italy-headquartered Prysmian has finalized three contracts worth in aggregate around EUR 5 billion with the transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion for BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems and the DC34 underground cable project in Germany. According to Prysmian, this package deal is the largest in value and in km of cable ever awarded to […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The Crown Estate has unveiled more details for Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5, saying it will offer three Project Development Areas (PDAs) to bidders instead of four, increasing the capacity from 4 GW to 4.5 GW. Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5, expected to be the first phase of development in the Celtic Sea, aims to […]

  • 24 October 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish company Eolus Vind has submitted a permit application for a 1,400 MW offshore wind project in Sweden. Named Arkona, the offshore wind farm is planned to have between 50 and 70 turbines that would together be able to produce around 5.5 TWh of renewable electricity per year. The Swedish Arkona project (as there is […]

  • 8 January 2024
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Planning & Permitting

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BHS) has issued a planning approval decision for 50Hertz’s Ostwind 3 offshore wind grid connection in the Baltic Sea. According to BHS, the new standard for connecting offshore wind farms, the so-called 66 kV direct connection concept, is being implemented, that does not require the construction of additional substation platforms […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Semco Maritime has partnered with the Danish service provider, KK Wind Solutions, on a new offshore wind service contract for the High voltage (HV) Services at Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 wind farms in the German North Sea. Both Semco Maritime and KK Wind Solutions specialize in delivering […]

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

    Lithuania’s National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) has opened the country’s second offshore wind tender which, same as the first one, is looking for a developer of a 700 MW offshore wind farm. Interested developers now have until 15 April to register and submit their documents and offers, which will then be undergoing evaluation until 27 […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Vestas has revealed plans to establish a new blade factory in Szczecin, Poland, where the company aims to produce blades for its flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0 MW. The new offshore blade factory is planned to be located at a site in northern Szczecin, which Vestas acquired in February 2023. The factory is expected […]