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  • 27 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Vessels

    German offshore wind developer RWE and maritime support provider Acta Marine have signed a long-term vessel supply agreement which they say will pave the way for the decarbonisation of offshore wind farm operations. According to the companies, the agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels (SOVs), which will be among the […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Research & Development

    The European Union has granted EUR 252,500 of funding, as part of its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) policy, to assess the feasibility of a potential offshore wind farm in the Northern Adriatic Sea. The CEF Energy support will co-fund preparatory studies to help assess the feasibility of a potential offshore wind farm with a capacity […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 May 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The final inter-array cable loadout has been completed for Equinor’s Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in operation. The remaining eleven kilometres of 630mm2 dynamic cabling including accessories were loaded onto the Normand Vision, a construction support vessel (CSV) from Ocean Installer, the company in charge of installing inter-array cables on the […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Industry

    Germany’s first dynamic bidding process, covering four offshore wind zones with a combined capacity of 7 GW, has generated EUR 12.6 billion in proceeds, according to the Federal Network Agency. The bidding period for the participation in the tenders for the four areas that were not centrally pre-examined ended on 1 June. The auction entered […]

  • 18 August 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Baltic Power has secured three building permits for the 1.2 GW offshore wind farm that will be built approximately 23 kilometres north of the Baltic Sea coastline in Poland. The three building permits for the Baltic Power offshore wind project were issued on Wednesday by the Governor of the Polish region of Pomerania Dariusz Drelich. […]

  • 16 May 2023

    Concerns have been raised that the installation of the monopiles of the Vesterhav North wind farm offshore Denmark could cause a small pod of dolphins to leave the area. The dolphins have, however, neither left the area nor have they changed their behaviour, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the wind farm, said. In 2020, […]

  • 3 April 2023
    Business development, Technology

    Last week, three months after it was installed at the National Test Center for large wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark, Vestas’s V236-15.0 MW prototype wind turbine reached its nominal power rating of 15 MW. The company’s new flagship wind turbine produced its first electricity shortly after being installed in December 2022 and has started operating at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 June 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul, together with its partner LS Cable & System, has completed the installation of the second subsea cable for the Hollandse Kust West Alpha offshore wind farm grid connection off the coast of Egmond aan Zee for TenneT. The subsea cable installation was carried out by the cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton, the work […]

  • 29 August 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Offshore US Gulf, LLC has won the rights to develop offshore wind capacity at the Lake Charles Lease Area in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, USA. The area has the potential to generate approximately 1.24 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity and power nearly 435,400 homes with renewable energy, the US Bureau of […]

  • 19 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has selected Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique, as the preferred supplier of two offshore substations for the first phase of its Nordseecluster development in the German North Sea. The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases, Nordseecluster A and Nordseecluster B, each comprising two offshore […]

  • 23 August 2023
    Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian energy major Equinor, together with its partners, will inaugurate today the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Tampen, according to Reuters. The Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm will be officially opened today by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Equinor’s partners on this project include Petoro, OMV, Vår […]

  • 30 March 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Written by David Matthews, Head of Strategy Clarksons Renewables Clarksons sets out today’s reality if the Wind sector is to achieve its ambitious targets for tomorrow Countries around the world have set ambitious targets around Wind energy production for 2030. But with Wind booming and Oil & Gas back in a big way – does […]

  • 29 March 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Oil and Energy Minister Terje Aasland have officially opened the application window for Norway’s first offshore wind auction. The combined capacity offered in the first auction round is 3 GW split equally across two areas on the Norwegian continental shelf: Southern North Sea II (Sørlige Nordsjø II) and […]

  • 28 April 2023
    Business development, Industry, Research & Development

    DNV has started a joint industry project (JIP) to increase certainty in the design process for offshore wind farms challenged by earthquakes. The so-called ACE2 JIP is a follow-up project of “Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges” (ACE) project and will deeply investigate issues related to earthquakes that were not conducted in the first project. Special […]

  • 23 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary, DB Energie, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EnBW for electricity generated at the He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Based on this PPA, Deutsche Bahn has secured the delivery of around 20 MW of green electricity over a period of 15 years from the […]

  • 16 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Dutch heavy lift and transportation specialist Mammoet has shared a video describing the company’s involvement in the construction of Equinor’s Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm in operation. The 11-turbine Hywind Tampen is also the first wind farm in the world that is supplying electricity to oil and gas platforms. The 88 […]

  • 18 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Windar Renovables for the construction of 95 transition pieces for the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in UK waters. This is the largest order of this type of foundation to date for Windar Renovables and the production will be carried out mainly at the Asturian company’s facilities located […]

  • 11 April 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Germany-based EnBW have issued contract notices seeking services for the development of offshore wind farms in the Doordewind wind farm zone and in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), respectively. RVO aims to publish a tender around the end of May or the beginning of June 2023. The goal […]

  • 2 June 2023

    German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, and Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Lars Aagaard, have signed an agreement for the Bornholm Energy Island in the Baltic Sea. This is the first legally binding cooperation agreement in Europe on a joint offshore energy project under the EU Renewable Energy Directive. The new […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 April 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The first of 69 wind turbines has been installed at the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea. The offshore wind farm, located some 18.5 kilometres off the coast of Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands, is developed by CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. The wind […]

  • 5 July 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, Industry, Innovation, Research & Development, Transition

    AFRY and its increasing global presence in Offshore WindIn the past three decades AFRY has actively participated in over 400 wind power projects worldwide, contributing to a total of over 70GW of renewable energy. In this interview, Mariska Jongbloed will engage in a conversation with Peter Plug, Head of Renewables and Thermal Power at AFRY, […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    WSP USA has been named the professional engineer for the offshore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform for Sunrise Wind Farm, the first US offshore wind project that will use HVDC technology. Sunrise Wind is owned by a partnership between Ørsted Offshore North America, a Danish multinational power company; and Eversource Energy, a New England-based […]

  • 22 August 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the 704 MW Revolution Wind project, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm which will feed electricity into Rhode Island and Connecticut’s grids. With the ROD in place, Ørsted and Eversource may now proceed with the project’s construction. The ROD will […]