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  • 22 January 2024
    Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Europe’s offshore wind industry brought online a record 4.2 GW of new capacity in 2023 and is expected to build around 5 GW of offshore wind annually over the next three years, according to WindEurope data. However, this is still not enough to meet the continent’s 2030 climate and energy security targets, WindEurope added. The […]

  • 8 April 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Brazil’s SENAI Institute for Innovation in Renewable Energies (ISI-ER) installed a LiDAR in the Paracuru municipality in the state of Ceará on 3 April, the last piece of equipment of what is said to be the largest offshore wind resource monitoring network in Brazil. Through an agreement with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation […]

  • 6 May 2024
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting

    The Finnish government has issued a negative decision on 16 applications for exploitation rights concerning offshore wind power in the exclusive economic zone saying that many of the areas located in the Gulf of Bothnia overlap each other. The applicants who received a negative decision are Halla Offshore Wind Oy and Laine Offshore Wind Oy […]

  • 23 April 2024
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Power-to-X

    The first of the 23 caissons being built for Princess Elisabeth Island in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is almost finished and will be immersed in the North Sea this summer. The artificial Belgian energy island is a world first. A Belgian consortium comprising DEME and Jan De Nul (TM Edison) is building the foundations of the […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom

    RWE has reported an adjusted EBITDA of nearly EUR 1.7 billion in its offshore wind segment for 2023, compared to EUR 1.4 billion for the previous fiscal year. The increase in earnings is due to the commissioning of new capacity and better wind conditions, according to the company. Electricity generation from renewable energy at RWE rose by […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

    All 62 wind turbines have been installed at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France, developed by Ailes Marines, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Iberdrola. The first wind turbine was installed in May on position number SB44, located in the northern part of the offshore construction site while the last SG 8.0-167 DD unit […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today published a proposed sale notice (PSN) for an offshore wind lease sale in the Central Atlantic for one area offshore Delaware and Maryland, and one area offshore Virginia.  BOEM says that the two lease areas have the potential to […]

  • 11 December 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has resumed case processing of all pending applications for lifetime extension of existing offshore wind farms, which was paused due to the ongoing review the Danish authorities are conducting to determine if the country’s ‘open-door’ scheme is in breach of EU law. If the applications are approved, the Danish government […]

  • 5 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    US-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Great Lakes) has been awarded a rock installation contract to perform subsea rock cable protection on an offshore wind project off the East Coast of the US. Great Lakes will use the first Jones Act-compliant subsea rock installation vessel, the Acadia, currently under construction at the Philly Shipyard in […]

  • 4 December 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has received a type certificate for its V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine. The prototype was installed at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark in December 2022. Three months later, the wind turbine reached its nominal power rating of 15 MW. In August 2023, […]

  • 4 December 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    DNV has secured partners to launch a new project to enhance technology development and prepare for scale/industralisation of concrete substructures for floating offshore wind. With the launch of a new joint industry project (JIP), called Concrete FLOW, DNV aims to optimise requirements for concrete floaters, specifically tailored for floating offshore wind farms. The project encompasses […]

  • 23 November 2023
    Industry, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has completed the hoisting of its GWH252-16MW unit in a “record-breaking 24 hours”, the company said via social media. By using strategies that preemptively optimised processes through stimulations, the feat not only reduced construction costs but also served as a “vital breakthrough” for scaling up offshore wind potential in future […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE), has secured a subcontract for its first offshore substation high-voltage direct current (HVDC) platform required for TenneT’s 2 GW offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Malaysian contractor confirmed the award from Petrofac on 29 November and […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group officially launched its fully electric Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with offshore charging capabilities on 28 November at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2023 in Amsterdam. The company says that the new SOV 7017 E, said to be the world’s first vessel with offshore charging capabilities, paves the way for significantly reduced […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Supply Chain

    The Netherlands-headquartered subsea solutions provider N-Sea has handed out a contract to Osbit, a UK-headquartered offshore wind equipment specialist and a Venterra Group company, for the delivery of a suite of equipment to enable the repair and lay of offshore cables. According to Osbit, this equipment consists of a novel dual concentric carousel, a tower […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Business & Finance

    Due to adverse impacts relating to supply chain delays, increased interest rates, and the lack of an Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) on Sunrise Wind, Ørsted has recognised impairment losses of DKK 28.4 billion (about EUR 3.8 billion) in the first nine months of 2023. The majority of impairment losses, DKK 19.9 billion, relate […]

  • 8 November 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    Estonia’s Consumer Protection and Technical Regulation Authority (CPTRA) announced on 7 November that two online auctions will be held for the development of offshore wind farms in the Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 sea areas. The auction for Liivi 2 sea area will take place from 7 December to 13 December while the auction for […]

  • 24 October 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has opened a public consultation process on an offshore wind zone in the Bass Strait region off Northern Tasmania. The proposal refers to an area between Birdport and Burnie, totalling 10,136 square kilometres and located at least 20 kilometres off the north coast of Tasmania. Submissions to the consultation can be made […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development

    The Hellenic Hydrocarbons and Energy Resources Management Company (HEREMA) has announced the draft National Development Programme for Offshore Wind Farms at an event held in Athens, Greece, on October 31. The draft plan includes 25 areas, covering a total area of 2,712 square kilometers, with an estimated minimum capacity of 12.4 GW. The programme defines […]

  • 27 October 2023
    Energy Islands, Grid Connection, Infrastructure

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has opened consultations on an amended electricity market bidding zone configuration around Bornholm Energy Island. This move follows after the Danish transmission system operator (TSO), Energinet, identified a structural congestion in the electricity transmission network that connects Bornholm Energy Island to Zealand and Germany. Following the identification of the structural […]

  • 1 November 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The Portuguese government launched the initial stage of the offshore wind competitive procedure on 31 October by issuing a call for expressions of interest (EoIs) that will stay open until 14 November. An expression of interest is not binding and does not constitute a precondition for proceeding with the remaining stages of the competitive procedure, […]