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  • 1 May 2023
    Business development, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Technology, Vessels

    Fugro has completed what is said to be the world’s first fully remote ROV inspection of an offshore wind farm using its Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV). The operations were carried out at the Aberdeen offshore wind farm in the North Sea, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) using one […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Cables, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    Vattenfall has contracted DEME Offshore to carry out rock berm installation works at Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm site in the Netherlands. According to Vattenfall, rock installation works will take place between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2025. “Based on lessons learned in the offshore wind industry, Vattenfall are […]

  • 5 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has awarded NKT, Nexans, and a consortium of Jan De Nul, LS Cable, and Denys with contracts to install 525 kV HVDC cable systems for ten offshore wind projects in the Netherlands and Germany. The total volume of the contracts for the production and installation of the ten cable systems amounts to approximately EUR […]

  • 17 May 2023
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The wind turbines at Borssele and Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farms were stopped for four hours on 13 May, to help migrating birds pass by safely. According to the Dutch Government, this is the first time such a measure has been applied and is in line with the approach of the government and participating […]

  • 13 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    PGE Group and Ørsted have signed an agreement with a consortium of Semco Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction (PTSC M&C) for the design, manufacturing, and commissioning of offshore substations for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm in Poland. Four 375 MW substations – each equipped with two transformers – will collect power generated by […]

  • 22 September 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    Nine US East Coast states and four federal agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen regional collaboration on offshore wind supply chain development. In addition, the US Department of Energy (DOE) revealed that multiple projects received funding totalling USD 72 million to address wind energy deployment challenges. According to a press release […]

  • 26 July 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy, Wind Farm Update

    Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has signed a strategic partnership with Iberdrola to co-invest in the 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. According to the terms of the deal, the Baltic Eagle wind farm is valued at approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will control and manage the asset, […]

  • 20 April 2023
    Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The world’s first unmanned High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore substation has been installed at what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, off the UK. The substation is the first of three platforms, supplied by Aibel, to be installed at Dogger Bank, which is being constructed in three […]

  • 22 March 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Semco Maritime, ISC Consulting Engineers, Aalborg University, Energy Cluster Denmark, and Norway and Sweden-based Inocean have secured funding to further develop a floating offshore substation (FOSS) concept. The parties announced their collaboration in 2022 and are now set to further accelerate floating offshore substation development through funding from the Energy Technology and Demonstration Program (EUDP). […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has selected the preferred suppliers for all the main components of its 1 GW Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark, with agreements now in place for wind turbines, foundations, export and inter-array cables, and for the onshore and offshore substations. At the beginning of this year, the developer selected Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-236 DD […]

  • 4 September 2023
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction has started on RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea off the northeast coast of the UK. The offshore works are kicking off with the laying of the first section of high voltage direct current (HVDC) export cable which will be done by Prysmian’s Leonardo […]

  • 20 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola Deutschland and SHS – Stahl Holding Saar, an operational management holding company that performs tasks for the two major steel companies in the German state of Saarland, Dillinger and Saarstahl, have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. Under the PPA, SHS will cover 200 GWh of […]

  • 20 September 2023
    Collaboration, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Training & Education

    On 19 September, the Biden-Harris administration released a roadmap that outlines immediate actions needed to connect the first generation of Atlantic offshore wind projects to the electric grids and longer-term efforts to support needed transmission over the next several decades. The roadmap, called Action Plan for Offshore Wind Transmission Development in the U.S. Atlantic Region, […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    German transmission system operator (TSO), 50Hertz, and Estonia’s TSO, Elering, have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly develop a hybrid submarine cable project called Baltic WindConnector in the Baltic Sea between Estonia and Germany. The Baltic WindConnector will be around 750 kilometres long and will land on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In addition […]

  • 8 September 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK government has awarded 3.7 GW of renewable energy projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in its fifth allocation round. Among the 95 new projects that secured CfDs are onshore wind, solar and tidal energy developments – and not a single megawatt of offshore wind. According to the government, the global rise in inflation […]

  • 16 March 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, Research & Development

    KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) Research Institute, together with DNV as a technical advisor, is developing a long-term plan for a power grid that will enable delivering electricity generated by offshore wind to South Korea. In February 2021, the South Korean government announced a KRW 48.5 trillion (EUR 34.8 billion) project to develop an 8.2 […]

  • 2 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    Belgian offshore construction companies Jan De Nul and DEME, through their consortium TM EDISON, have won the tender for the construction of the Princess Elisabeth Island in their home country, which will be the first artificial energy island in the world. The artificial island, which will be built some 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast […]

  • 22 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Dura Vermeer, BAM Infra Nederland, and Visser & Smit Bouw have signed a framework agreement with Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for civil engineering works for the construction of the land-based stations for the 2 GW offshore projects in the Netherlands. From 2024, TenneT plans to realise the connection of offshore wind farms according to a new […]

  • 3 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has selected NKT and Prysmian to install five 525 kV XLPE HVDC cable connections for grid projects which will link new Dutch offshore wind farms to the national grid. TenneT’s next-generation, 2 GW grid connections in the Netherlands are scheduled to be completed between 2028 and 2030. NKT will build the cable connections for […]

  • 24 February 2023
    Business & Finance

    First steps have been made towards building the first subsea power cable factory in Taiwan to support its growing offshore wind sector as the cable manufacturer NKT and Taiwan’s conglomerate Walsin Lihwa announced they were establishing a joint venture. The factory, which will specialise in the production of high- and medium-voltage AC subsea power cables, […]

  • 23 February 2023
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Heerema Marine Contractors has installed the offshore substation topside for Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany. The substation topside, which was completed last month, was installed by Heerema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Thialf. The jacket foundation had been placed on the construction site in October 2022. The installation involved the heaviest lifting […]

  • 21 February 2023
    Equipment, Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    Damen Shipyards Group has announced that the company is currently working on delivering two High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore transmission projects with the first one being 70 per cent completed at its Damen Shipyards Mangalia (DSMa) facility in Romania. DSMa, the group’s largest facility, is equipped with a semi-automated panel line, modern blasting and painting […]

  • 20 December 2022

    Jan De Nul has taken delivery of its jack-up vessel, Voltaire, from the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in China. The vessel had been delivered by the shipyard on 15 December, and departed for Dubai on the morning of Tuesday, 20 December. Designed in-house, Voltaire will be used to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces, and […]

  • 10 February 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    TenneT is investigating the possible sale of its German activities to the German state in order to achieve the energy transition objectives, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) said. In recent years, TenneT has developed into the world’s largest investor and operator of offshore wind energy transmission networks. The acceleration of grid expansion, onshore and […]

  • 30 January 2023
    R&D, Technology

    Subsea7 and Siemens Energy have joined forces to develop a Subsea High Voltage Plug and Power Hub for the floating offshore wind market. Building on Subsea7’s competence in subsea engineering and offshore construction for the oil and gas and renewables markets, and Siemens Energy’s competence in electrical systems and subsea wet mate connectors, the two […]