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  • 2 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The scaled-down version of the Nezzy² floating wind turbine, a two-turbine floating wind platform, completed its two-month tests in the Bay of Greifswald in the Baltic Sea and has now been dismantled. Over the coming weeks, the recorded data from the tests will be evaluated, with the findings to be incorporated in the design of […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Rambøll has secured another contract with Energinet to carry out an export cable route survey for the Hesselø offshore wind farm in Denmark. The contract concerns the proposed export cable route with landfall in Gilleleje. Two export cable routes were initially explored, thus two tender processes were carried out, both in which Rambøll was successful, […]

  • 29 October 2020

    DNV GL has awarded aerodyn engineering with a statement of feasibility for its nezzy² double rotor floating wind turbine concept. According to DNV GL, this statement confirms that the floater is designed to state-of-the-art safety, quality and performance standards. It is said to allow aerodyn to secure investments and enter the next level of prototype […]

  • 2 December 2020

    The iFROG robot that cleans and inspects monopiles has completed trials at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. iFROG is an amphibious robot capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 meters below (~6 bar). Initial technology demonstrations took place at […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore wind farms generated 6.7 TWh of electricity in 2020, which represented 8.4 per cent of total electricity consumption in Belgium, or the electricity consumption of around 1.9 million families. Eight offshore wind farms are currently operational in the Belgian North Sea, with a total installed capacity of almost 2.3 GW. This includes Northwester […]

  • 5 February 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Horns Rev 2 has produced 10 billion kWh of electricity since its commissioning in 2009. The 209 MW Danish offshore wind farm reached the milestone on 4 February. Located in the North Sea some 30 kilometres off the Danish west coast, Ørsted’s wind farm was expected to supply clean energy corresponding to the annual power consumption […]

  • 2 September 2020

    MHO-Co and AFAI Southern Shipyard have held a keel-laying ceremony for the two hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will service the Hornsea Two offshore wind project. MHO-Co signed a contract with the Chinese shipyard in mid-June for the construction of the two CTVs. The 35m vessels will have hybrid propulsion packages designed to be adapted […]

  • 30 December 2020
    Training & Education

    CWind Taiwan will sponsor up to 100 Taiwanese students and local fishermen who want to participate in a Global Wind Organisation (GWO) pilot project, which will provide a general introduction into the offshore wind industry and fundamentals of the GWO working-at-height and sea survival modules. The company is organising five sessions open to individuals from […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and RenewableUK are launching a new programme to support the transition of skilled workers from sectors such as oil & gas into renewables. In April 2021, the two organisations will launch GWO Safety Training Access Programme, which will allow workers from other sectors to fast-track onto GWO’s refresher courses if they […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Grid Connection

    In 2020, Germany’s total offshore wind generation was 26.89 terawatt hours (TWh), of which wind farms in the North Sea generated 22.76 TWh and those in the German sector of the Baltic Sea produced 4.13 TWh of electricity. A year earlier, wind farms operating offshore Germany generated 24.16 TWh, with 20.25 TWh coming from the […]

  • 23 April 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has been granted a Natura 2000 permit for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Sweden by the Administrative Board of Skåne County, off whose coast the developer aims to build the 640 MW project. Parts of the Kriegers Flak site in the Baltic Sea have been classified as a Natura 2000 area and, […]

  • 2 April 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a letter extending the examination period for the Development Consent Order (DCO) applications for the East Anglia One North and the East Anglia Two offshore wind farms. The deadline for the completion of examinations has been moved from 6 April until […]

  • 2 February 2021

    A research project on sustainable installation and decommissioning of XXL monopiles for large next-generation offshore wind turbines has been launched in the Netherlands. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will give EUR 4 million to support the project, called Sustainable Installation of XXL Monopiles (SIMOX), with the participating companies investing EUR 2 million. The three-year project […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Training & Education

    Ten Taiwanese companies that are planning to become offshore wind sub-suppliers have been awarded funds to upgrade their offshore wind technologies by Ørsted and the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), which is managing Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Industrial Development Fund (IDF) in Taiwan. The companies will now kick off their research and development for the […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Technology

    TEPCO Renewable Power (TEPCO RP) has joined the TetraSpar floating foundation demonstration project by buying a 30% stake. In addition to TEPCO RP, the share structure in the project includes Shell holding a 46.2% share, RWE 23.1% and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies 0.7%. Through their collaboration on the project, the four partners aim to obtain knowledge […]

  • 23 March 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is set to launch the second phase of its competition for technologies that mitigate radar risk of offshore wind farms. The Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence competition seeks proposals that can develop technologies to permit the coexistence of future offshore wind farms alongside UK air defense surveillance systems. […]

  • 14 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Norwegian seismic company SeaBird Exploration has secured its first contract in the offshore wind sector. SeaBird will provide its survey vessel Petrel Explorer as an accommodation vessel for a wind farm maintenance campaign in the Baltic Sea. The company did not disclose the name of the project, but did say that the contract will start in […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aibel has awarded AEG Power Solutions with a contract for the supply of its Protect 8 UPS and Protect RCS rectifiers to secure power on the HVDC offshore converter platforms for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. AEG PS will deliver two Protect RCS 110TPRE1200 rectifiers, two Protect 8 inverters 60KVA, distribution cabinets and […]

  • 10 February 2021
    Ports & Logistics, Technology, Vessels

    DEME Group’s wind farm installation vessels Sea Installer and Sea Challenger have connected to Port Esbjerg’s new shore-to-ship power units. The two jack-ups are the first installation vessels from the offshore wind industry, and the first two very large vessels to use certified green power generated at offshore wind farms while docked at Port Esbjerg. […]

  • 29 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    A consortium comprising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Taiwanese private equity fund Cathay PE is acquiring a 50 per cent ownership share in Ørsted’s 605 MW Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan for approximately TWD 75 billion (around EUR 2.2 billion). Under the agreements Ørsted signed with the consortium […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    PGE Baltica and Ordtek have signed a contract to prepare a strategy that will define the methodology of dealing with the potential risk related to the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind project sites. In preparation for the construction of PGE’s offshore wind farms in the Polish […]

  • 31 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Energinet has issued a tender seeking floating lidar measurements for the areas where the Danish energy islands and accompanying offshore wind farms are set to be built. The tender is divided into four lots, with the first two concerning atmospheric and oceanographic measurements for project areas in the North Sea. The second two lots are […]

  • 21 October 2020

    The UK-based High Speed Transfers (HST) has acquired two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Gardline Ltd. The CTVs Marian Array and Gardian 14 have been renamed to HST Thomas and HST Grace. According to HST, they will undergo an extensive refit and upgrade works package to ensure the HST Quality is reflected in the 21m […]

  • 12 March 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved the construction of offshore wind farms through joint ventures between foreign companies and Poland’s Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) and PKN Orlen. The authority issued two decisions on 12 March, one for each of the two Polish companies, approving this type of investment that includes […]

  • 10 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture for the development, construction and operation of the 1.5 GW Baltica 2 and 1 GW Baltica 3 offshore wind farms in Poland. The agreement was signed following negotiations that PGE and Ørsted started back in October 2019. Almost a […]

  • 22 April 2021
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT have opened consultation on the IJmuiden Ver Gamma 2 GW offshore wind connection project, the third offshore grid in the wind farm zone along with IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta. Local residents, companies and other parties have until 21 May […]