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

    Offshore installation work has started at the 913 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3, the first subsidy-free offshore wind farm in Germany to reach this development phase, Ørsted, the developer of the project, said. The first of the 83 monopile foundations have now been installed at the site some 53 kilometres off the island of Borkum in […]

  • 16 May 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Foundations, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and Eversource’s Revolution Wind offshore wind farm has achieved its “steel in the water” milestone with the installation of the project’s first turbine foundation offshore the US. Located approximately 15 miles (about 24 kilometres) south of the Rhode Island coast and 32 miles (approximately 51 kilometres) southeast of the Connecticut coast, Revolution Wind is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Foundations, Industry, Manufacturing, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Vessels, Wind Turbines

    As new offshore wind markets keep emerging and targets in established markets keep increasing, questions on how much capacity can actually be installed, especially until 2030 which is just around the corner, have come to the sector’s foreground. The most vocal on the (un)likeliness of the national and regional targets for 2030 being met – […]

  • 8 December 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway has been granted final approval for new test concessions for floating offshore wind. METCentre was given the green light for five new wind turbines offshore Norway. The Norwegian test centre is developing new infrastructure to be ready in 2026. In total, seven turbines will be tested in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Industry, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Supply Chain, Transition

    RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind Industry Council, The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland have published an Industrial Growth Plan, setting out how to triple offshore wind manufacturing capacity over the next ten years in the UK. The UK offshore wind industry already employs 32,000 people and each new large offshore wind farm adds GBP 2-3 […]

  • 5 December 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Natural Resources Wales has awarded marine licences for RWE’s Awel y Môr offshore wind project off the North Wales Coast. The offshore wind farm, which could power more than half of Wales’ homes, has secured all of its necessary planning approvals with the award of its marine licences from Natural Resources Wales, RWE said. The […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Environment, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, R&D, Supply Chain, Technology

    Welcome to the Live Blog! #OEEC2023 in a nutshell. Enjoy the highlights of the event in this video: Thanks to all participants, partners, sponsors and media partners for making this event such a great success! See you next year on 26 & 27 November 2024! Drinks at Navingo stand Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference is almost coming […]

  • 10 October 2023
    Vessels

    Last week, North Star took delivery of another hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) leaving the shores of Aberdeen, with the Grampian Derwent setting sail for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK. After completing the final commissioning testing by the technical and rescue teams at North Star, the vessel set sail […]

  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and BASF are in exclusive discussions to partner on the Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in Germany through a sale of 49 per cent of the project shares to BASF. To formally express their joint ambition, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing of the transaction is […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Energy Islands, Equipment, Grid Connection, Supply Chain

    Danish and German transmission system operators (TSOs) Energinet and 50Hertz have started the tendering process for the delivery of HVDC equipment and cables for the joint project, Bornholm Energy Island. HDVC equipment for the stations in Germany and Denmark will be tendered as one joint contract which has been sent to prequalified vendors today, Energinet […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Environment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Transition

    The offshore wind industry, now the linchpin between several offshore energy industries, is calling for both innovation and accelerating deployment, while also making sure one does not impede the progress of the other.  

  • 24 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    The Danish Energy Agency has tasked Energinet with undertaking site conditions assessments for the development of five future offshore wind farm areas within the Danish EEZ, namely North Sea I, Hesselø South, Kriegers Flak II North, Kriegers Flak II South, and Kattegat. The metocean conditions assessment will result in a report for each area, which […]

  • 4 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed an agreement with UAE’s Masdar as a partner for its 3 GW Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind projects in the UK. The partners acknowledged the signing of the new partnership during a ceremony at COP28 in Dubai. Masdar will acquire a 49 per cent stake in the landmark renewables projects while […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics

    Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden, together with the European Commission (EC), have launched joint planning of offshore wind tenders at a ministerial meeting of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC), held on 20 November, in the Hague, the Netherlands. The collective NSEC tender planning translates the nine NSEC member countries’ […]

  • 22 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Grid Connection, Manufacturing, Offshore Platforms, Supply Chain

    German shipbuilding company, Meyer Werft, has been awarded its first contract for steel construction work for four Amprion offshore converter platforms. Amprion Offshore has commissioned Dragados Offshore and Siemens Energy to build the offshore converter platforms. The consortium has now awarded parts of the production to Meyer Werft. Amprion said that the shipyard is to […]

  • 16 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received seven applications to participate in the tender for the Southern North Sea II offshore wind project area. Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Mingyang Smart Energy, Texas-based Hydroelectric Corporation, and Norseman Wind, a subsidiary of EnBW, submitted individual applications to take part in the tender. Among others who sought pre-qualification for Norway’s […]

  • 10 October 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    UK-based Aventus Energy has partnered with Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) in support of Japan’s growing offshore wind sector. While HOM offers advisory, consultancy, and IMR services for the Japanese offshore wind sector, Aventus is said to bolster this partnership by providing a wide range of technical and engineering services such as inspection, repair, and maintenance […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    ScottishPower Renewables has awarded DNV a three-year contract to provide integrated inspection services on the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project in the UK North Sea. The agreement will see DNV conduct a wide range of services, including site inspection, vendor inspection, and quality management services across project and vendor locations globally until 2026. “East […]

  • 15 November 2023
    Authorities, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting

    The Ventyr Energy consortium has submitted the application to prequalify for the development of an offshore wind project in the Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II) area in the Norwegian North Sea. In addition, Ventyr unveiled that Ingka Investments is to join the consortium. The Ventyr Energy consortium was first established as a partnership […]

  • 20 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Ports & Logistics

    A new report from the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) calls for “immediate action” on developing new port infrastructure and upgrading existing port facilities as the study behind the report found the joint offshore wind target of the nine NSEC countries for 2030 is unlikely to be met otherwise. In this article: The North Seas […]

  • 21 November 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Revolution Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm serving Rhode Island and Connecticut, has secured the final approval needed from the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to move the project toward the start of offshore construction. Revolution Wind, being developed by Ørsted and Eversource, has received approval of the project’s […]

  • 13 November 2023
    Business development, Energy Islands, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Research & Development

    Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has developed seven measures to boost biodiversity around Princess Elisabeth Island, the world’s first artificial energy island. The artificial Princess Elisabeth Island will be an energy hub 45 kilometres off the Belgian coast connecting new wind farms and additional interconnections, to the UK and Denmark, to Belgium’s onshore power […]

  • 17 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Octopus Energy’s generation arm has launched a dedicated fund with Japan’s Tokyo Gas to invest GBP 3 billion (approximately EUR 3.5 billion) in offshore wind globally by 2030. The fund, set up with a GBP 190 million (about EUR 217 million) cornerstone investment from Tokyo Gas, will invest in the development, construction, and operational stage […]