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  • 26 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    In what is described as a “strong start of the year”, Dutch geo-data specialist company, Fugro, reported a 9 per cent revenue growth for the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year, said to be due to ongoing significant growth in offshore wind projects. Revenue in the first quarter was EUR […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm situated in the German North Sea has secured a second long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Under the new agreement, BKW Energie AG, a Swiss energy utility, will purchase 18 per cent of the wind farm’s total production, equivalent to over 200 GWh annually, over the long-term. Amanda Niklaus, […]

  • 15 January 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Renantis and BlueFloat Energy have submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for the Odra Energia floating offshore wind project to the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (Mase) and the Ministry of Culture (MiC). The EIA study, which marks the beginning of the EIA procedure for the floating offshore wind project, comprises a […]

  • 16 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Brazilian oil and gas major Petrobras – together with partners Shell Brasil, TotalEnergies, China’s CNPC and CNOOC, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – has kicked off a series of wind measurements in Brazil’s pre-salt region to collect data for potential offshore wind projects in Búzios and Mero fields. Initial data […]

  • 13 May 2024
    Business development

    This is a press release from Navingo BV, the owner of offshoreWIND.biz and the organiser of the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The registration period for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2024 (OEEC 2024) in Amsterdam is now open. Early-bird tickets are available on the OEEC website with a 25% discount […]

  • 8 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Vestas has received a firm order from Thyborøn-Harboøre Vindmøllelaug I/S af 2002 for a V236-15.0 MW wind turbine to be installed directly on the waterfront in the Port of Thyborøn in the northwestern part of Denmark. The order comprises one V236-15.0 MW wind turbine and includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the unit. The order […]

  • 13 June 2024
    Floating Wind, R&D, Technology

    Two consortia have been selected under the Green Innovation Fund (GIF), established by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and administered by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), to develop demonstration floating offshore wind projects. The first consortium is led by Marubeni Offshore Wind Development (MOWD) and other local partners […]

  • 22 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Floating Wind

    Swedish floating wind developer Hexicon and Shell have signed an agreement under which Hexicon will acquire Shell’s 80 per cent stake in the MunmuBaram floating wind project. Once the transaction is closed, Hexicon, which currently holds the remaining 20 per cent stake, will fully own the South Korean project. Under the agreement, Hexicon will pay […]

  • 21 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Vessels

    Marco Polo Marine’s Taiwanese subsidiary company PKR Offshore has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Gamesa for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) that will serve offshore wind projects in Taiwan and South Korea. The agreement will go into effect this year, including a CTV charter in Korea that will start in the fourth quarter of this […]

  • 7 May 2024
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the testing of suction bucket jacket foundations at the Beacon Wind offshore wind lease area, owned by BP, which filed an application to perform the tests last year together with its then-joint venture partner Equinor. In March 2023, the Beacon Wind joint venture submitted a […]

  • 27 December 2023
    Floating Wind, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Vessels

    GustoMSC, a subsidiary of U.S.-based NOV, has officially launched the Enhydra series of vessels tailored specifically for floating offshore wind farms. Alain Wassink, Commercial Director of GustoMSC, presented the new series at The Stage during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The vessel was described as a strategic enabler […]

  • 19 January 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Dutch engineering company H2SEA, in cooperation with the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), has performed an assessment of monopile-based support structures for hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbines. H2SEA says that one of the main questions was if decentral hydrogen production on a monopile-based support structure of an offshore wind turbine would be structurally feasible. The […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Boskalis’s offshore energy division saw 50 per cent of its revenue coming from offshore wind in 2023, according to annual results the Dutch dredging and offshore construction specialist released on 7 March. Company-wide, Boskalis reported a 20 per cent increase in revenue and a 150 per cent higher net profit than in 2022. For its […]

  • 5 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Beacon Wind offshore wind project in the US could feature suction bucket jacket foundations as the developer – a joint venture between BP and Equinor which is in the process of moving towards BP taking full ownership of Beacon Wind – requested approval to perform suction bucket tests as part of the site investigation […]

  • 1 May 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Australian government has awarded the first feasibility licences for offshore wind projects to six wind farms proposed to be built offshore Gippsland in Victoria, with a further six licences expected to be awarded, subject to First Nations consultation. The total capacity of Australia’s first six offshore wind projects to receive feasibility licences is around […]

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

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalized the environmental review of potential offshore wind lease activities in the Central Atlantic. BOEM announced on 6 June the availability of its final Environmental Assessment (EA), which considers possible impacts from issuing leases for potential offshore wind development off the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia coasts, […]

  • 3 April 2024
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Estonia’s Consumer Protection and Technical Regulation Authority (CPTRA) is reviewing ten applications for three offshore wind sites west of Saaremaa. The Estonian regulatory body had already received one proposal for each of the three sites and opened a window for competing applications in January this year. The ten applications were submitted by Estonia Offshore Wind […]

  • 3 May 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Irish Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has launched the Future Framework for Offshore Renewable Energy, which provides a roadmap for Ireland to deliver 37 GW of offshore wind by 2050. The framework sets out the pathway Ireland will take to deliver 20 GW of offshore wind by 2040 and at least 37 […]

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

    Noordzeker, a consortium comprising SSE Renewables, Dutch pension fund ABP and its asset manager AGP, and a joint venture between Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Zeevonk II, have been awarded development permits for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind sites in the Netherlands. Under the tender requirements, the developers will pay special […]

  • 27 February 2024
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted’s Group Executive Team will see Trond Westlie and Patrick Harnett joining on 1 April following Ørsted’s Board of Directors appointing Westlie as the next Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board, and Harnett as the Chief Operational Officer (COO) on 27 February. The appointments follow a decision from November last […]

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

    The installation of the offshore substation topside and monopile foundations is about to commence at Dogger Bank B offshore wind farm, the second of the three 1.2 GW phases of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK. Installation vessels Saipem 7000 and Seaway Strashnov are expected to arrive at the project site […]

  • 11 June 2024
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch provider of foundation installation equipment, CAPE Holland, has signed a contract with its compatriot Van Oord to supply Vibro Lifting Technology (VLT) for the installation of monopiles at Hollandse Kust West Site VI, where the Ecowende consortium will build what Van Oord said was “the most ecological wind farm yet”. Under the contract, CAPE […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    The three consortia that Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) selected in the country’s second round of offshore wind auctions will use some of the biggest and most powerful wind turbines on/coming to the market – Vestas V236-15 MW and GE’s 18 MW Haliade-X. RWE, which secured a site together with partners Mitsui […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Manufacturing, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch offshore wind foundation manufacturer, Sif, has received a notice of termination of its Empire Wind 2 monopile contract from the joint venture owned by BP and Equinor, who have just terminated their Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) agreement for the 1,260 MW project with the New York State. Sif was contracted to […]

  • 15 December 2023
    Equipment, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Siemens Gamesa has manufactured the first 108-metre-long wind turbine blades at its factory in Hull for the 880 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. The team from Ocean Winds and Gareth Davies MP, Exchequer Secretary to the UK Treasury were present to see the first blades produced in Hull. In total, 180 blades […]