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  • 16 May 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    IberBlue Wind, a joint venture between Simply Blue Group, Proes Consultores, and FF New Energy Ventures, has announced a second floating offshore wind project on the Spanish Southern coast of Andalusia. The project is called La Pinta in tribute to one of the three caravels used by Christopher Columbus on his first trip to America. […]

  • 17 August 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea 7, has selected Fugro to conduct a metocean survey for the proposed Salamander floating offshore wind project in Scotland. Scheduled to begin in September, the survey will run for approximately twelve months and gather essential meteorological, oceanographic, and environmental data, said Fugro. These insights […]

  • 12 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    Siemens Gamesa has selected Køge Port in Denmark as the planned location for the pre-assembly and installation of wind turbines for the Aflandshage offshore wind farm. The Aflandshage offshore wind farm will feature up to 26 Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines with an individual capacity of between 9.5 MW and 11 MW, […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The subsea export cable for the South Fork wind farm offshore New York has now been installed, according to an update Eversource Energy posted on social media. The installation work, carried out by the Belgian company DEME using its dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone, started in February with seabed preparation which included relocating boulders from […]

  • 17 August 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Norway-headquartered Brunvoll has received orders for the delivery of propulsion and manoeuvring packages for Purus Wind’s new Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) and for ESVAGT and Hav Design’s Service Operations Vessel (SOV), respectively. Purus Wind and VARD selected the Norwegian company as the supplier of CSOV propulsion and manoeuvring packages. The delivery is for two […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    TotalEnergies, BW Ideol, and Qair, the developers behind the EolMed project, have started the construction of three floating wind turbines for the 30 MW wind farm offshore France. The arrival of the first steel blocks that will make up the three floating substructures marked the beginning of the construction of the wind turbines in the […]

  • 28 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has contracted Teesside-based company Eastgate Engineering for mechanical and electrical work for the pre-assembly of the towers and nacelles for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm offshore wind turbines, whose components started arriving at the marshalling port in January. Eastgate Engineering’s contract is expected to support approximately 90 local jobs including Electrical and […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Business & Finance

    US Wind, the developer of the MarWin and Momentum Wind projects in Maryland, has partnered with the Spanish manufacturer of offshore wind monopiles and towers, Haizea Wind Group, to manage and operate Sparrows Point Steel, the state’s first permanent offshore wind factory. The new facility in Baltimore County will serve for the manufacture of steel […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation has attracted bids from a number of major players including Ørsted and Eversource, Equinor and bp, RWE and National Grid, Invenergy and energyRe, and Rise Light & Power, among others. In July of 2022, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul announced New York’s third competitive offshore wind solicitation for […]

  • 23 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted and Repsol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port Authority of A Coruña to facilitate the development, construction, operation and maintenance of future floating offshore wind projects in Spain. Madrid-based multi-energy company Repsol and Ørsted signed an agreement in April last year to identify and jointly develop floating wind projects offshore Spain. […]

  • 30 May 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    A consortium of Australian and global companies comprising Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream), Reventus Power, AGL, and Direct Infrastructure has submitted a feasibility licence application for a 2.5 GW offshore wind development off the coast of Victoria, Australia. The proposed 2.5 GW project has the potential to generate economic benefits to Australia including more than AUD […]

  • 20 July 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The jack-up vessel Blue Tern has arrived at the offshore construction site of the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland as the installation of the project’s wind turbines has now begun. Earlier this month, the crane vessel Thialf completed the second phase of the installation of wind turbine jacket foundations. The work on […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The government of Sweden has rejected Vattenfall’s application to build an offshore wind farm at Stora Middelgrund off Sweden’s west coast, citing ”negative effects on the environment” and ”national interests” as the reasons for the decision. The Swedish government will not grant Vattenfall permission to build and operate the wind farm located offshore Halmstad, saying […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Eolus Vind has applied for a permit to build a wind farm off the western coast of Sweden. The project, named Västvind, is planned to have up to 50 wind turbines with a maximum height of 320 metres and an installed capacity of 1,000 MW. The company is proposing to build the offshore wind farm […]

  • 4 May 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has unveiled plans to review potential environmental impacts associated with the possible issuance of an offshore wind energy research lease in the Gulf of Maine. The lease was requested by the State of Maine for the purpose of researching potential floating offshore wind development. The research […]

  • 1 May 2023
    Business development, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Technology, Vessels

    Fugro has completed what is said to be the world’s first fully remote ROV inspection of an offshore wind farm using its Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV). The operations were carried out at the Aberdeen offshore wind farm in the North Sea, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) using one […]

  • 12 May 2023
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid which is building the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the US, has signed an agreement with the US company ThayerMahan for a pilot programme to deploy and test a secondary bubble curtain during the installation of foundations. A bubble curtain mitigates noise […]

  • 14 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    JDR Cable Systems (JDR) has been awarded the contract to supply, test, and terminate the 66 kV dynamic inter-array cables (IAC) for the 30 MW EolMed floating wind project offshore France. JDR will design and manufacture the 66 kV dynamic cables, with the cable cores being produced at TFK’s Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. The assets […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first American-built offshore substation has been installed at the South Fork Wind site offshore New York, the state’s first offshore wind farm. The 1,500-tonne, 60-foot-tall offshore substation was built by Kiewit Offshore Services, the largest offshore fabricator in the US, at its Ingleside facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. The substation departed from the facility […]

  • 31 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Skyborn Renewables and its partners in the Yunneng Wind Power consortium that owns the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan have signed an extended financing agreement to complete the construction of the 640 MW offshore wind farm. The project is now on track for completion according to an amended installation schedule. The news comes after […]

  • 31 July 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Cyan Renewables, a Singapore-headquartered offshore wind vessel owner established last year by investment management company Seraya Partners, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) with the goal of manufacturing a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). Cyan Renewables said that this brings them a step closer to their ambition of […]

  • 6 September 2023
    Business development, Contribution, Environment, Project Updates, Technology, Vessels, Wind Turbines

    The next step in zero-emission wind farm operationsWith continuously growing energy demands, the need for renewable offshore wind energy is also on the rise. Currently, wind farms are maintained by technicians using Service Operations Vessels (SOVs). These SOVs serve as warehouses, workshops, transportation and accommodation for all the technicians onboard. In the areas where green […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind

    The Maine Legislature has passed a bill that would call for the state to procure 3 GW of offshore wind by 2040, which is now expected to be signed into law by Governor Janet Mills. The bill calls for Maine to procure 3 GW of offshore wind power generation by 2040, enough to power 900,000 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has started construction on the onshore substation that will connect the Thor offshore wind farm to the Danish grid. Thor will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date and will create many jobs and vocational training positions locally, RWE said. The onshore substation will be built in the municipality of Lemvig. Siemens Energy […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    NASH Maritime, a UK-based shipping and navigation consultancy, is currently undertaking vessel traffic surveys offshore Scotland to inform the navigation risk assessment the company is preparing for the 1 GW Buchan floating offshore wind project. The project site, for which the Floating Energy Allyance consortium secured the rights at the beginning of last year through the ScotWind […]