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  • 28 November 2023
    Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The first batch of transition pieces (TPs), that will be installed at the Moray West offshore wind farm, has arrived at Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth. The first delivery to Nigg included two TPs for the offshore substations, allowing progress on the export electrical infrastructure to be made, said Ocean Winds. As part […]

  • 21 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Haventus, the owner of the Ardersier Port in the Moray Firth, Scotland, has taken a final investment decision and kicked off construction work on redeveloping the port to serve both fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind projects. The revamped port is expected to open in the second half of 2025. This month, Haventus was granted a […]

  • 12 February 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D, Research & Development

    Three Welsh companies have been selected for Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales. The three companies that were selected to take part in the F4OR programme are Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, Mainstay Marine Solutions, and CELSA Steel UK. The 12-18 month programme will be delivered by ORE Catapult, […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Business development, Innovation, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has secured nearly GBP 86 million (approximately EUR 99.9 million) capital funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to enhance its wind turbine blade and drive train testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The late-stage research and development facilities, designed for the testing of blades up to 150 metres and […]

  • 16 May 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    A consortium between Belgium-based Elicio and BayWa r.e. has won the AO5 tender in France to develop and operate the country’s first floating offshore wind farm, the 250 MW Pennavel project, off the south coast of Brittany. In 2021, France opened the first tender for a commercial floating offshore wind project off the south of Brittany with […]

  • 16 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Supply Chain

    Inch Cape Offshore Wind Limited (ICOL) has signed capacity reservation agreements with Chinese manufacturers Dajin Offshore Heavy Industry (Dajin Offshore) and Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Heavy Industry (GWSHI) for XXL monopile foundations for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm. The agreements secure the supply, fabrication, and delivery of monopile foundations for the 1.1 GW wind farm […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Cable burial activities at the inter-array routes within the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site have been completed, following the wrap-up of cable installation works in January. The pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) along the inter-array cable (IAC) routes was completed in November 2023 by the vessel Pacific Discovery. The PGLR work started in March […]

  • 15 November 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Buchan Offshore Wind, a consortium comprising BayWa r.e., Elicio, and BW Ideol, has completed offshore site investigations for the 1 GW floating wind farm in Scotland. Ocean Infinity, who commenced the surveying process for Buchan Offshore Wind in April this year, used the Normand Superior vessel to conclude the survey with cone penetration tests on […]

  • 3 April 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The County Administrative Board of Gotland has granted a Natura 2000 permit for the 5.5 GW Aurora offshore wind farm in Sweden, being developed by OX2 and the investment arm of IKEA parent, Ingka Group. When granting the project Natura 2000 permit, the County Administrative Board agrees with other authorities that the wind farm can […]

  • 22 April 2024
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Foundations, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Technology

    BW Ideol and Holcim have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a feasibility study on supplying beneficial low-carbon concrete for the floating offshore wind industry, with particular reference to Scotland. BW Ideol and Holcim aim to collaborate on optimising the supply of the innovative concrete needed for the intended mass production of BW Ideol’s […]

  • 10 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 and its partner Ingka Investments have signed a cooperation agreement with the Swedish electric power distribution company, Ellevio, and submitted applications for connection of the Galene offshore wind farm in Sweden. The 400 MW Galene, the northern part of the 1.7 GW Galatea-Galene project, will be built about 21 kilometres west of Varberg and […]

  • 14 November 2023
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans has started the pull-in of the first of two export cables at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland. The offshore export cables were manufactured by Nexans at its factory in Halden under a contract signed with Ocean Winds in 2021. The Nexans Skaggerak and the Nexans Aurora […]

  • 11 March 2024
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    France-headquartered Nexans has completed the offshore export cable pull-ins for both offshore substation platforms at the 882 MW Moray West wind farm, located in the Moray Firth in the northeast of Scotland. The cable-laying vessel Nexans Aurora took advantage of a recent period of favorable weather to carry out the task, according to Ocean Winds’ […]

  • 1 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Green Hydrogen, Planning & Permitting, Power-to-X

    OX2 and Ingka Investments are expected to submit an application for another offshore wind-to-hydrogen project to the Swedish authorities, after the partners recently applied for a permit to build a similar project off the coast of Blekinge. The second energy hub combining offshore wind energy and green hydrogen production for which the partners are expected […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Preparatory survey work on four new floating offshore wind farms has been completed in the North Sea. Geophysical survey work was completed on BlueFloatEnergy and Renantis Partnership’s ScotWind projects, namely the 900 MW Broadshore project, located 50 kilometres north of Fraserburgh, and the 1.2 GW Bellrock project, located 120 kilometres east of Aberdeen. The partnership […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Euroports and Spain’s BlueFloat Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance cooperation in ports infrastructure and supply chain for the delivery of offshore wind in Europe. Euroports plays an indispensable role in the logistics and infrastructure framework essential for the thriving wind turbine industry, said BlueFloat Energy. “As the world increasingly turns […]

  • 1 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Google has signed corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) with Shell and Eneco for 478 MW of energy capacity at two offshore wind farms the partners jointly own in the Netherlands: Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West VI. Together with the existing power purchase agreements Google previously signed in the Netherlands, the two offshore wind […]

  • 2 February 2024
    Vessels

    Seaway7 is saying goodbye to Seaway Yudin, one of the company’s founding vessels and one of the first vessels of its size to serve the offshore wind industry, having entered the offshore wind construction market in 2009. In a social media post published on 2 February, Seaway7 said that the company said farewell to the […]

  • 26 April 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Foundations, R&D, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    France-based BW Ideol has unveiled its standardised floating foundation product and a blueprint for mass production that could drive costs down across projects. With over 22 GW already awarded in Scotland, around 8 GW in the US, and several GW currently being awarded or in the tendering phase elsewhere in the world, the floating wind […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Bourbon Subsea Services installed a floating electrical hub (FEH) at the EolMed pilot floating wind farm site in France in Autumn 2023, the company revealed on 9 January. The FEH will be connected to the project’s three floating wind turbines on one side and to the export cable on the other to enable the electricity […]

  • 30 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) for a total of 473 MW of Moray West offshore wind farm’s generation capacity to help power its operations when the project becomes operational later this year. The technology giant signed the CPPA with ENGIE, which owns the Moray West project through Ocean Winds, the 50-50 […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain

    Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture between Ocean Winds, Diamond Green Limited, and China Three Gorges, has concluded the transfer of its transmission assets to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), a consortium comprising Transmission Investment, Amber Infrastructure, and INPP. The transmission assets include a 220 kV 3-cable connection to the Moray East Wind Farm […]

  • 16 January 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Green Hydrogen, Planning & Permitting, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    OX2 and Ingka Investments have submitted a permit application under the act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone to build the Neptunus offshore energy hub off the coast of Blekinge, in the south of Sweden. The Neptunus offshore energy hub is planned to comprise up to 207 wind turbines with a maximum height of 420 metres […]

  • 22 April 2024

    Moray West, an offshore wind farm in the outer Moray Firth, Scotland, has installed the first of 60 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines. Supplied with “Power Boost”, each turbine can generate up to 14.7 MW output. The 882 MW wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds. The pre-assembly activity of the 60 […]

  • 2 November 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    A geotechnical survey campaign has been completed at the Ossian floating offshore wind farm site in Scotland. Set to be located across 858 square kilometres of seabed off the east coast of Scotland, the project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Marubeni, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The site’s seabed is around 72 metres […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business development, Power-to-X, Research & Development, Storage

    The Offshore Wind and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Colocation Forum (the Forum), set up to provide strategic coordination of colocation research and activity on the nation’s seabed, has commissioned two research projects. The projects are designed to inform the best approach to test and demonstrate the colocation of offshore wind and CCS activities in […]