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  • 3 January 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind offshore wind project, being developed by Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has delivered its first power to the New England grid in Massachusetts. As part of the initial commissioning process, on Tuesday 2 January 2024, one turbine delivered approximately 5 MW of power, with additional testing expected to happen both on and […]

  • 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, […]

  • 6 February 2024
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    Fugro has been awarded the geophysical survey contract for the development of the Doordewind offshore wind zone in the Netherlands. Fieldwork is planned to commence in April 2024 and will be conducted with Fugro’s geophysical vessel Fugro Pioneer. Onboard are customised digital streamers and processing technology that enable 2D ultra-ultra-high resolution (UUHR) surveys. Using proprietary […]

  • 22 March 2024
    Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Innovation, Technology

    After completing the first full-year bird survey in Norway using the AI bird-tracking technology developed by the Norwegian start-up Spoor, Deep Wind Offshore will introduce the technology to the Swedish and South Korean offshore wind markets. Spoor has been tracking birds at the Utsira Nord floating wind area in Norway on behalf of Deep Wind […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Business development, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has decided to cancel the Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1) project offshore Aberdeen, Scotland, almost two years after the firm began developing it. However, the project helped enable the creation of a regulatory and consenting regime for offshore hydrogen transportation and storage in the UK, according to the Swedish company. The HT1 project was designed […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Australian federal government has declared an area in the Southern Ocean off western Victoria as the country’s third offshore wind development zone, though with a considerable reduction in both size and power generation capacity. The final area is located at least 15-20 kilometres from Victoria’s coast and covers 1,030 square kilometres, one-fifth of the […]

  • 13 June 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Site investigation survey work will soon start at RWE’s floating wind project site off the coast of Northern California, where the Germany-based offshore wind developer plans to build its first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, Canopy. RWE will be performing initial site investigation surveys during 2024 and 2025, with the first activities beginning in June […]

  • 9 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has commissioned all wind turbines at the offshore wind farm Vesterhav Syd in Denmark, which is now fully operational and feeding power into the Danish grid. Vesterhav Syd (South) is part of Vattenfall’s 344 MW Vesterhav duo, whose Vesterhav Nord (North) wind farm the company expects to connect to the grid during the first […]

  • 24 January 2024

    The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs), the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level. The plans could help to accelerate the expansion of offshore wind and facilitate the deployment of innovative grid solutions […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Five applicants have qualified for the upcoming 1.5 GW Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) offshore wind auction round in Norway. “Today, we can announce that several strong applicants have been qualified to participate in the auction for offshore wind for Sørlige Nordsjø II. We have decided to proceed with the auction, which will […]

  • 16 April 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Arctia Meritaito, a subsidiary of Finland’s icebreaking, fairway maintenance, and hydrographic surveying player Arctia, has been tasked with carrying out a hydrographic seabed survey of one of the offshore wind farm areas the Norwegian government plans to auction off next year. Thanks to a contract with the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service (NHS), Arctia Meritaito […]

  • 8 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Following a retrofit campaign, TDI-Brooks’ new research vessel has arrived on the US East Coast where it will perform offshore wind work. The RV Nautilus, formerly known as Nautical Geo, reached the shores of the East Coast on 3 March after undergoing a six-month retrofit in Las Palmas. The 75-metre-long, 2000-built DP2 vessel will provide support […]

  • 2 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has added seven projects to the three it already selected in February 2024 for priority assessment in the Strategic Investment Model (SIM) funding round. Of these ten projects, five are port facilities, four are supply chain proposals, and one is an equipment project. “Out of the 45 projects that […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 13 June 2024
    Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of turbines for an offshore wind power project in two phases in Northern Europe. The capacity of the project is above Vestas’ current disclosure threshold of 1 GW. If and when the agreement translates into firm and unconditional orders, Vestas said it […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has designated a final Wind Energy Area (WEA) in the Gulf of Maine, which has the potential to support 32 GW of offshore wind capacity, exceeding the current state goals for Massachusetts (10 GW) and Maine (3 GW). The WEA totals about two million acres offshore Maine, […]

  • 12 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    A new quay in the UK’s Tees Valley that will support SeAH Wind’s new XXL monopile manufacturing facility is set to be operational in early summer 2024. Construction work on the first 450-metre phase of the South Bank Heavy Lift Quay, which started in 2021, is now complete, according to Teesworks Ltd, a private-public partnership […]

  • 1 April 2024
    Business development, Research & Development

    Iberdrola’s renewable energy development arm in Brazil, Neoenergia, has deployed a floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor for wind measurement in an area on the north coast of Rio de Janeiro. The LiDAR system will collect data on wind and sea characteristics in an area located approximately 40 kilometres from the coast. Among other […]

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

    The Xuwen Dongsan Offshore Wind Power Demonstration Project, a joint venture between Mingyang Smart Energy and German BASF, has received approval in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China. China’s Mingyang and the world’s largest chemicals producer, German BASF, created a joint venture in July 2023 to build and operate a 500 MW offshore wind farm in China. […]

  • 9 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates

    Western Power, an Ireland- and UK-based wind energy developer, is studying potential offshore wind areas in Croatia’s sector of the Adriatic Sea. Subject to plans taking off, as this is currently at an early stage, the company could develop a 500 MW offshore wind project off the coast of the country’s Istria County. In this […]

  • 12 June 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The joint venture between Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), which has been awarded the 2 GW IJmuiden Ver Beta offshore wind area in the Netherlands, will also build a floating solar farm within the offshore project site and install a large-scale electrolyser in the Port of Rotterdam to use the electricity generated at IJmuiden […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    Six energy companies have joined forces and formed the Philippine-based offshore wind industry organisation to provide expertise and technical resource to accelerate the development of offshore wind projects in the country. The organisation, named Pilipinas Offshore Wind Energy Resource Inc. (POWER), is formed by the following energy companies: Acen Corporation (ACEN), The Blue Circle (TBC), […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Business development, Grid Connection, Offshore Platforms, Onshore Infrastructure, Research & Development

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has unveiled its draft 2023-2024 Transmission Plan, which includes 26 proposed projects worth USD 6.1 billion (approximately EUR 5.6 billion), with a majority of the investment related to offshore wind. According to the California ISO, the plan is based on the state projections that California needs to add more […]

  • 27 December 2023
    Cables, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian has commissioned the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm located in the English Channel, some 24 kilometres off the French coast, in Normandy. The Fécamp offshore wind farm is comprised of 71 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines with a total capacity of nearly 500 MW, generating clean electricity equivalent to the […]

  • 26 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Work on the construction of a service base that will serve the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, a joint project between ORLEN Group and Northland Power, has begun in Łeba, Poland. The service base in Łeba will be ready in 2025, one year before the Baltic Power offshore wind farm becomes operational. The service base […]