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  • 22 June 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Deutsche Windtechnik performed the periodic inspection of the rotor blades at the German Butendiek offshore wind farm using automated drones at the beginning of this month. According to the company, it is among the first to carry out a large-scale offshore wind inspection campaign using automated drone technology. The work included the inspection of the […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners, a consortium founded by DEME Concession, Qair, and Aspiravi, has announced the final names for its two ScotWind offshore wind projects. TWP won the seabed leasing rights for two offshore wind projects in the ScotWind auction last year, in which 25 GW of capacity was awarded. The consortium plans to build the […]

  • 19 May 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Japanese giants Marubeni Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, and Sumitomo Electric Industries have committed to investing a total of GBP 14.2 billion (approximately EUR 16.3 billion) in offshore wind and green hydrogen projects, and the offshore wind supply chain in the UK. Ahead of the UK Prime Minister’s business reception in Tokyo on 18 May, the UK government […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Edda Wind’s service operation vessel (SOV) has arrived at Montrose Port and will soon start work on SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies’ Seagreen offshore wind farm. Edda Brint is 82 metres in length and has been designed and built to order for offshore wind operations at the 1,075 MW wind farm. The SOV is expected to […]

  • 6 September 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Ports & Logistics, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Moray West has selected the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, as the location for marshalling all 62 transition pieces (TPs) prior to installation as part of the 882 MW offshore wind farm. Moray West has signed an agreement with Global Energy Group (GEG), which owns and operates the Port of Nigg, to […]

  • 4 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands-based CAPE Holland has announced that its Vibro Lifting Technology was selected for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind project in Scotland. The Moray West project, located in the North Sea, off the coast of Scotland, will utilise the CAPE Vibro Lifting Technology to install up to 62 monopiles in water depths ranging […]

  • 31 May 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, has started construction of an operations and maintenance (O&M) base in Scotland that will initially service the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm. The new 2,000 square metre base will feature cutting-edge technology, including a fully equipped workshop and warehouse, as well as office […]

  • 2 May 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Grid Connection, Outlook & Strategy

    Nexans Norway has secured NOK 2 billion (around GBP 155 million) in loan guarantees from Export Finance Norway (Eksfin) that will be used for a UK export cable contract. The transaction covers the export and installation of high-voltage subsea cables for the Moray West offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland. “Having Eksfin on […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables, Marubeni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for the array area of their Ossian floating wind farm to Marine Scotland. According to the report, the wind farm could have up to 270 wind turbines and six offshore substations. The consortium won the development rights for the Scottish […]

  • 11 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) has completed the cable layout for the first campaign of six inter-array cables and one interconnector between the two offshore substations (OSS) within the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The works began on Wednesday, 12 April, and were completed on Sunday, 30 April. […]

  • 15 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Ocean Winds (OW), a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, has awarded UK-based Clarksons Port Service to provide support for the Moray West offshore wind project in Scotland. The contract marks a first for Clarksons Port Services in regards to working directly with the developers, according to the company. Under the contract signed with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 March 2023
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) has announced that it is planning to conduct a pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) and commence cable lay out for the first campaign of six inter-array cables and one interconnector between the two offshore substations, within the wind farm’s site in Scotland. The PLGR works, expected to begin […]

  • 28 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    CHAP Group and Ocean Winds have inked a contract for a new operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in Buckie, Scotland which is expected to serve the Moray West offshore wind farm. The 882 MW offshore wind farm will come online next year as a sister project to the operational Moray East offshore wind farm, almost […]

  • 24 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Moray West Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Ocean Winds and minority shareholder Ignitis Group, has secured GBP 2 billion of non-recourse project finance and reached financial close, the developers announced on 21 April and said this was the first project from the UK’s Contract for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4 to reach this milestone. The […]

  • 6 July 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    France’s BW Ideol and its compatriot ADEME Investissement have entered into a final agreement for a funding injection to set up a new floating offshore wind company. Under the contract, BW Ideol will transfer its co-development project portfolio to BW Ideol Projects Company with ADEME investing an initial EUR 17.85 million at the first financial […]

  • 5 September 2023
    Business development, Research & Development

    Sweden-headquartered OX2 has unveiled plans to develop a new offshore wind farm, named Ran, approximately twelve kilometres off Gotland’s east coast within Swedish territorial waters. Ran offshore wind project will be developed together with the Pleione offshore wind farm, which is located approximately 35 kilometres off Gotland’s east coast in Sweden’s economic zone (SEZ). OX2 […]

  • 21 June 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Portuguese energy company Galp has decided to join forces with French energy major TotalEnergies to explore the potential development of wind projects offshore Portugal. The partnership combines Galp’s knowledge of the Portuguese market with TotalEnergies’ expertise in large-scale offshore wind projects, according to the press release. The partners said that they intend to contribute with […]

  • 13 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables, Marubeni Corporation, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the consortium behind Ossian floating offshore wind farm in Scotland, have awarded the contract for geotechnical investigations to Fugro and Ocean Infinity. The Netherlands-based Fugro will focus on downhole geotechnical sampling and in-situ cone penetration testing, while Ocean Infinity will focus on the seabed scope which […]

  • 20 April 2023
    Industry, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Vessels

    Eneti and the offshore drilling contractor, Transocean, have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding indicating their intention to form a joint venture company that will engage in offshore wind foundation installation activities. The move marks Transocean’s entry into the offshore wind market. Transocean has three hundred plus rig-years of experience operating a global fleet of […]

  • 5 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has awarded Stowen Clean Energy with a five-year framework agreement for ad hoc services for the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland. Stowen already has agreements with SSE for ad hoc services for the 504 MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. The UK company says that adding the Beatrice project allows it to […]

  • 25 August 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Ports & Logistics, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The joint venture between Navantia Seanergies and Windar Renovables has loaded out the first XXL monopiles for the Scottish Moray West offshore wind farm. For the joint venture, which the developer Ocean Winds contracted to deliver 14 out of the total of 60 wind turbine monopiles, these are the first monopiles that were manufactured at […]

  • 21 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: The article was updated on 28 March with information about the deployment of a floating LiDAR at the Muir Mhòr offshore site. The UK-headquartered company EGS Survey will carry out a survey campaign at the Muir Mhòr floating wind project site in Scotland, being developed by Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall. Starting next month, […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Innovation, Project Updates, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Vattenfall, Norwegian AI technology start-up Spoor, and British Trust for Ornithology have teamed up on a project that will test AI technology in tracking 3D flight paths of seabirds flying near the wind turbine blades at the Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. The project has already started, with four cameras already installed and […]

  • 10 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Global Energy Group’s (GEG) North Fabrication division has started production of the J-tube frames for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm, with the first steel being cut at the Port of Nigg in Scotland. Once the two J-tube frames are finished, they will be attached to the offshore substation platforms (OSPs). The frames […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian offshore service company Argeo has signed a survey contract with Stromar, a consortium made up of Ørsted, Renantis, and BlueFloat Energy for the Stromar floating wind project offshore Scotland. Argeo will conduct a geophysical survey in the project’s development area, located in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland. The Stromar offshore wind […]