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  • 1 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Updates on wind turbine technology and new offshore wind projects, including those facing major challenges, marked 2023 on offshoreWIND.biz. In the article below, we have compiled our ten most-read news last year, together with some of their related updates and stories. In February 2023, Vestas revealed plans to scale up a new chemical process that […]

  • 21 August 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Elanora Offshore, a consortium comprising EnergyAustralia, KIMAenergy, Boskalis, Respect Energy, and Polpo Investments, has unveiled its plans to build a 5 GW wind farm off the Gippsland coast, Australia’s first declared offshore wind zone. According to the project’s website, the 5 GW Elanora offshore wind farm would create over 3,000 direct jobs during the construction […]

  • 10 August 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s jack-up installation vessel Sea Installer is on its way to the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm site, where the vessel will soon install what will be the first wind turbines offshore the US state of Massachusetts. The vessel, which first called the port of Halifax in Canada at the beginning of this month, […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The campaign to install the first turbines at the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm is underway, with Jan De Nul’s Voltaire jack-up vessel leaving the Able Seaton Port with the first batch of wind turbines and heading to the offshore construction site about 130 kilometres off the east coast of Yorkshire, the UK. […]

  • 9 August 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    UK-headquartered Osbit has delivered to GE Vernova’s Offshore Wind business its twin wind turbine tower lifting tools that will be used in constructing the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date, Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Osbit’s tools have full DNV approval and will be used to lift and rotate the turbine tower sections of GE’s […]

  • 1 August 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    The Italian authorities are currently processing a concession application for a wind energy project in the waters off Taranto, where the country’s first offshore wind farm was built. While the wind turbines now spinning near the Port of Taranto stand on fixed-bottom foundations, the new application is for a project that would be built farther […]

  • 4 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW wind turbines at the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project site in Massachusetts is expected to start next week, according to WCVB Channel 5 Boston and other US media who reported on updates shared by Avangrid’s project team during a boat tour of the Vineyard Wind site earlier […]

  • 1 August 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, have signed an agreement to collaborate on offshore wind opportunities in Estonia and Latvia and intend to jointly bid in the upcoming offshore wind tenders in these countries. Estonia plans to hold auctions for multiple offshore wind sites in the last quarter […]

  • 31 July 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development

    Spain-headquartered Iberdrola has secured a EUR 500 million loan from Citi, partly guaranteed by the Norwegian Export Credit Agency (Eksfin), to support the development of the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK. The loan has a drawdown period of two years. According to Iberdrola, it will improve the company’s liquidity […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 July 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy has signed a multi-million-dollar deal to start environmental surveys in the Bass Strait region in Australia despite licences for potential offshore wind projects not being awarded until later this year. Flotation Energy signed a USD 22 million contract with RPS to commence its two-and-a-half-year programme of environmental surveys for the 1.5 GW Seadragon […]

  • 24 July 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    A floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) buoy has been deployed in waters off the coast of Brindisi, Italy, to conduct surveys and preparations for the construction of the Kailia Energia and Lupiae Maris floating offshore wind farms. Equipped with fully autonomous remote sensing devices, the buoy will remain inside the water for a minimum […]

  • 1 August 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Outlook & Strategy

    Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has joined the DemoSATH floating offshore wind turbine project, located in Spain, as a strategic partner and co-investor. “Our partnership with KEPCO marks a significant milestone for the DemoSATH project. KEPCO’s vast experience and considerable resources amplify our capabilities, bringing a new level of expertise to our collective […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Business development, Environment, Research & Development

    The Crown Estate has revealed that it is partnering with a range of UK-wide expert bodies to launch four research projects to support nature recovery and the coexistence of offshore wind farms with marine life. The projects aim to fill critical evidence gaps around how seabirds interact with offshore windfarms and how strategic compensation measures […]

  • 19 July 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Wind Farm Update

    Rhode Island Energy, the largest utility in Rhode Island, has decided that it will not be moving forward on a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ørsted and Eversource for the Revolution Wind 2 offshore wind farm. The utility, formerly known as National Grid Rhode Island, said that higher interest rates, increased costs of capital […]

  • 31 July 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced three final wind energy areas (WEAs) offshore Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, which, if fully developed, could support between 4 GW and 8 GW of offshore wind capacity. The three WEAs total approximately 356,550 acres. The first WEA (A-2) is 101,767 acres and is located 26 […]

  • 27 July 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind

    The Maine Legislature has passed a bill that would call for the state to procure 3 GW of offshore wind by 2040, which is now expected to be signed into law by Governor Janet Mills. The bill calls for Maine to procure 3 GW of offshore wind power generation by 2040, enough to power 900,000 […]

  • 24 July 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has signed an agreement with funds managed by Schroders Greencoat to divest its remaining 25 per cent minority interest in the London Array offshore wind farm in the UK. The total value of the transaction is GBP 717 million (approximately EUR 829 million). Ørsted originally owned 50 per cent of the project and divested […]

  • 24 July 2023
    Business & Finance

    UK green energy supplier Octopus Energy Group has announced that it will invest, through its generation arm, USD 20 billion (about GBP 15 billion) into offshore wind by 2030. The company said that this will go towards the generation of 12 GW of renewable electricity a year, enough to power 10 million homes. Octopus is targeting projects […]

  • 19 July 2023
    Environment

    Ørsted has commissioned three nearshore artificial nesting structures (ANS) designed to house Black-legged kittiwake off the East Suffolk coastline as part of plans to compensate for the potential impacts of the Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm on the species. The structures, fabricated by Suffolk-based Red7Marine and Four Tees Engineering, are located approximately one kilometre offshore, […]

  • 11 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Seaway7 has completed the full engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) cables scope on the Seagreen wind farm offshore Scotland, a joint venture project between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. The inter-array cable team completed the termination and testing last weekend and the trenching was completed yesterday, said Seaway7. This follows less than six weeks after […]

  • 14 July 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    CrossWind has awarded Rosetti Marino an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) contract for an offshore green hydrogen production and storage plant, located within CrossWind’s Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Rosetti Marino said that the pilot plant, called the Baseload Power Hub and fully integrated into an offshore wind […]

  • 7 July 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development

    The Port of Esbjerg has entered into a cooperation agreement with PensionDanmark under which the port will receive DKK 5.8 billion (about EUR 779 million) for the construction of facilities for the production of offshore wind turbines. PensionDanmark has decided to invest up to DKK 7 billion (around EUR 940 million) in the Port of […]

  • 12 July 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has officially declared its second offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the New South Wales (NSW) Hunter region which has the potential to accommodate up to 5 GW of offshore wind capacity. The declared area stretches over 1,800 square kilometres between Swansea and Port Stephens and could […]

  • 29 June 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate has reported a record net revenue profit of GBP 442.6 million (around EUR 512 million) for the financial year 2022/23 thanks to earnings from option fees that the developers of the Round 4 offshore wind farms started paying this year. Offshore wind has also boosted the value of The Crown Estate’s wider […]

  • 21 June 2023
    Industry

    TotalEnergies has confirmed its participation in Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2023 (OEEC 2023), to be held this November in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The energy giant is now a returning exhibitor and sponsor at OEEC, after having been part of OEEC 2022. The company will join this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference as one […]