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  • 11 May 2023

    TotalEnergies has announced that it is joining two consortia led by Ocergy and Esteyco which recently were awarded Phase One of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize by the US Department of Energy (DOE). OCG-Wind Full Cycle is a project by Ocergy that is being developed in Oakland, California. The company, one of whose […]

  • 3 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of wind turbines that will make up the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin in the coming days, on or after 7 July. The first batches of turbine components have already been delivered to the Port of Dundee and the installation vessel Blue Tern, currently in the Port of […]

  • 18 September 2023

    Scotland-based Marine Procurement Ltd (MPL) has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a 5-tonne motion-compensated crane for Edison Chouest Offshore’s (ECO) service operation vessel (SOV). The motion compensated crane (M-Series) for the newbuild vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024.  “SMST has an impressive track record and we are convinced that the […]

  • 2 October 2023
    Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Buchan Offshore Wind, a consortium comprising BayWa r.e., Elicio, and BW Ideol, has submitted the Offshore Scoping Report for the 1 GW Buchan floating offshore wind farm to the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate. This represents the project’s first major step within the consenting process, the consortium says. The report contains project details and the approach […]

  • 6 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Hydrogen production technology with the direct seawater electrolysis method has been tested at Xinghua Bay offshore wind farm in Fujian, southeast China. According to reports by the Beijing-based state-run foreign-language news channel, CGTN, this world’s first test to produce hydrogen by in-situ direct electrolysis of hydrogen production technology without desalination of seawater was conducted on […]

  • 7 July 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Skyborn Sweden (Skyborn) has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government to build the 2,800 MW Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm north of Örskar in Uppsala County, about 50 kilometres off the coast. The Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm is expected to generate up to 11 TWh fossil-free electricity when completed, which could be enough to […]

  • 9 August 2023

    The third phase of the installation of wind turbine jacket foundations at the Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland is scheduled to start on or around 11 August, with the heavy lift vessel Thialf set to install eleven jackets within this campaign. The jackets will be brought directly to the site from the […]

  • 30 June 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dubai-headquartered engineering company Kent has won a contract for the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for EnBW and BP’s Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms in the UK. The company says it will design jacket foundations for 17-24 MW wind turbines that will be installed in a 35-metre water depth. The contract comes shortly after Kent […]

  • 14 June 2023
    R&D, Technology

    Engineering researchers, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, have won a GBP 125,000 grant from renewables investor Greencoat UK Wind to develop their innovative wind turbine recycling process. The researchers are developing a technique to turn old wind turbine blades into powders that could be used to protect engineering and structural components, including new […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    Spain-headquartered BlueFloat Energy and Greenvolt have joined forces to develop offshore wind projects in Portugal. According to the partners, Portugal holds great potential for offshore wind, which is now recognised by the national policymakers who seek to unlock the potential of this technology to deliver on the country’s decarbonisation targets. Portugal has recently identified draft […]

  • 16 August 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Global Wind Projects has been awarded a contract by Siemens Gamesa for the pre-assembly of 54 wind turbine towers for the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, being developed by EDF Renewables and ESB off the coast of Scotland. Global Wind Projects said that this is the company’s first standalone offshore wind […]

  • 13 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first eight of the 54 wind turbine nacelles for the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm have arrived at the Port of Dundee marshalling yard in Scotland. At the same time, the pre-assembly of the first wind turbine towers has also commenced on land for the Scottish project. Each of the […]

  • 13 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Site investigations are about to start at two locations in Scotland and the UK where Flotation Energy and its project partners plan to build the 480 MW Morecambe and the 1.4 GW Cenos offshore wind farms. At the Morecambe site, located about 30 kilometres from the Lancashire coast, a deep-sea geotechnical survey is scheduled to […]

  • 20 July 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The jack-up vessel Blue Tern has arrived at the offshore construction site of the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland as the installation of the project’s wind turbines has now begun. Earlier this month, the crane vessel Thialf completed the second phase of the installation of wind turbine jacket foundations. The work on […]

  • 3 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore has been awarded three contracts that the company defines as having a total value of more than EUR 300 million for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. The contract includes the transport and installation of the pin piles and jackets forming the foundations for the wind turbines, as well as […]

  • 18 July 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Ireland-headquartered Simply Blue Group, offshore services provider Subsea7, and Australia’s Spark Renewables have unveiled their plan to develop the Sea Fern floating offshore wind project in the Commonwealth’s newly declared Hunter wind zone in the Pacific Ocean. A few days ago, the Australian Government officially declared its second offshore wind zone off the coast of […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has announced that it will invest in Dublin Offshore Technology (DOT), a company specialising in floating offshore wind mooring technology. DOT has developed a technology solution for floating offshore wind mooring systems which provides significant design improvements for the wind farm, the company said. The optimised mooring system delivers these […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Business & Finance, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Transition

    Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started working with the country’s Department of Energy (DOE) on updating the offshore wind and floating solar guidelines so they would become components of next year’s National Expenditure Program (NEP). According to the environment secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, DENR is working “very closely” with the DOE […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners, a consortium founded by DEME Concession, Qair, and Aspiravi, has announced the final names for its two ScotWind offshore wind projects. TWP won the seabed leasing rights for two offshore wind projects in the ScotWind auction last year, in which 25 GW of capacity was awarded. The consortium plans to build the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Technology

    Marine Power Systems (MPS) have joined forces with Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) to deploy their floating offshore wind platform, PelaFlex, at an expected grid-connected test site on the southeast coast of Gran Canaria. PLOCAN will work with MPS regarding a pre-consented and grid-connected site for the testing of their technology and the associated export […]

  • 4 May 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, Research & Development

    Cerulean Winds has unveiled plans to build the North Sea Renewables Grid (NSRG), an offshore integrated green power and transmission system, powered by floating wind, that oil and gas platforms could plug into for clean power. With its consortium of partners including NOV, Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy, DEME, and Worley, Cerulean Winds say they will […]

  • 13 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    DNV, Institute of Energy Vietnam (IE), and PTSC Mechanical and Construction company (PTSC M&C) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help grow offshore wind power in Vietnam. The MoU is expected to promote the strengths of Vietnam’s leading units in consulting, design, construction, and installation combined with the capacity and experience of the […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Worley has signed a contract with Shinfox Far East, a joint venture between Shinfox Energy and Far East Renewable Energy, to provide services for the Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (TPC Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan. Under the contract, the Australia-headquartered company will provide basic and detailed design services along with procurement and fabrication […]

  • 9 June 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind

    The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has recommended that the government conducts larger offshore wind tenders, inviting bids for several sites. This is according to the latest update from CRE, which has now published specifications for the country’s AO5 tender for a floating wind farm in southern Brittany. The deadline for submitting bids under the […]

  • 26 September 2023
    Floating Wind, Foundations, Supply Chain, Technology

    Principle Power has launched a new flat panel, pontoon-based floating wind foundation, called WindFloat F, designed for ultra-shallow wind turbine integration in ports. Having its existing WindFloat tubular design, now called WindFloat T, already proving its mettle offshore and building upon it to bring WindFloat F, Principle Power has now expanded its WindFloat product portfolio […]