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  • 8 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Shell-Ocean Winds joint venture has withdrawn its motion to suspend the proceedings to approve the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its 405 MW Mayflower Wind project, filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) after Avangrid requested a one-month suspension of the DPU’s review of the PPAs for its Commonwealth Wind development. Avangrid, […]

  • 18 November 2022
    Business & Finance

    US-based companies Burns & McDonnell and Bay Ltd. are teaming up to provide engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction of offshore substations. According to the new partnership, the aim is to help the US reach its offshore wind targets, as well as to address global supply chain challenges for the industry. Burns & McDonnell, which has […]

  • 29 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology

    Professionals from the industry discussed floating wind during the panel session ‘Focus on Floating Wind’. With record floating wind capacity already awarded or soon to be procured across Europe, and new targets being set worldwide, the conference session looks at both the industry’s trajectory toward 2030 and 2050, and the supply chain which is crucial […]

  • 30 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Industry, Technology

    Can developers, offshore construction companies, and shipbuilders map a road for the offshore wind sector to reach massive capacity targets while avoiding bottlenecks due to vessel shortages and port over-capacitation? But also, are some of these challenges in the industry providing opportunities for the supply chain? Questions that are discussed in the conference session ‘Opportunities […]

  • 4 January 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Ilmatar Offshore a research permit for two offshore wind areas in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. The granted permit applies to two areas, one of which is located approximately 30 kilometers from Jakobstad and the other approximately 70 kilometres southwest of Vaasa. Ilmatar Offshore previously announced that […]

  • 21 March 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    EnBW has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 50 MW of power from the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm with the Stuttgart-based technology and services company, Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch). The output is equivalent to around 200 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year. The power purchase agreement (PPA) runs for a term of […]

  • 30 January 2023

    Portugal’s Ministry of Economy and Maritime Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action have released draft areas for offshore wind development as part of the government’s plan to award 10 GW of capacity that would be grid-connected by 2030. This is an excerpt from a Premium article published on our […]

  • 3 November 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME has completed the installation of the secondary steel on all the XXL monopiles at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea, with the project now ready to enter the next stage of construction. The offshore construction specialist installed the final XXL monopile, manufactured by Steelwind, at […]

  • 16 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    ABL Group has signed a framework agreement to provide engineering and marine services to support the construction as well as operations & maintenance (O&M) campaigns for Iberdrola’s German offshore wind farms. Iberdrola has awarded the framework agreement to ABL’s local operation in Germany, specifically a four-year (3+1) agreement for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm […]

  • 9 February 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy has signed a contract with UAB Ardynas and the Coastal Research and Planning Institute to prepare the engineering infrastructure development plan and carry out the strategic environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the country’s first offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Under the contract worth EUR 1 million, the companies […]

  • 21 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is increasing the capacity for the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone off the UK from 3.6 GW to over 4.2 GW, meaning that an additional 700,000 homes will be powered by the zone, the energy company said. This will take place with no extra impact for local residents, with its construction taking place within existing […]

  • 7 December 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Chemical company Borealis and Eneco have signed a second ten-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply renewable electricity for Borealis production operations in Belgium. Eneco, which has an exclusive offtake agreement for the entire output generated at the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, will supply around 150 gigawatt-hours (GWh) […]

  • 23 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company EnBW has signed a long-term electricity supply contract with the steel producer Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH for 50 MW of electricity to come from the He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the North Sea. With this power purchase agreement (PPA), Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH secures the supply of green electricity for 15 years from […]

  • 11 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners (TWP), a partnership between DEME, Qair, and Aspiravi, has entered into a series of new supplier contracts for its two ScotWind projects in Scotland. The two projects are the 1 GW Clearan Ear-Thuath floating wind farm located 33 kilometres off the coast of Orkney and the 1 GW Cluaran Deas Ear fixed-foundation […]

  • 18 January 2023

    At the end of December, the Vestas V236-15.0 MW prototype wind turbine produced its first electricity after being fully assembled at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. With a swept area exceeding 43,000 m2, one single V236-15.0 MW unit is capable of producing enough energy to power more […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded Arcadis Nederland BV and BLIX Consultancy BV with contracts covering expert support on soil investigations and expert support on wind and water investigations at the new offshore wind zones in the Dutch North Sea. Arcadis Nederland BV is the winner of Lot 1 which includes expert support on […]

  • 9 February 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    A delegation of fifteen Scottish companies met in Rennes, France, with companies from the Brittany offshore wind and marine energy sector to discuss the development of partnerships around floating wind turbines. Scotland and Brittany are two players at the forefront of floating wind development in Europe. The two territories have the advantage of having floating […]

  • 16 March 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Ilmatar Offshore has contracted The Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) to conduct a conceptual, technical design for two offshore wind projects north of Åland, Finland. During autumn 2022, seabed surveys were performed on Ilmatar Offshore’s project areas Stormskär and Väderskär north of the Åland Islands, totalling approximately 570 square kilometres. “Based on our geophysical surveys, we […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Rosetti Marino has been contracted by Agnes to prepare the conceptual design for the wind turbines of the AGNES Romagna project offshore Italy. Under the contract, Rosetti Marino will analyse alternative foundation options for AGNES Romagna and provide input in terms of technical solutions to the forthcoming environmental impact assessment (EIA) and authorisation process. The […]

  • 28 October 2022
    R&D, Technology

    X1 Wind has installed its PivotBuoy floating offshore wind turbine prototype at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands, Spain. Fitted with a Vestas V29 turbine, the 1:3 prototype has been installed at a 50-metre water depth in a downwind configuration, creating a passive ‘weathervaning’ effect that could eliminate the need for an active […]

  • 1 February 2023

    Germany’s Federal Network Agency has launched a tender for four areas in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea with a combined offshore wind capacity of 7 GW. Three areas (N-11.1, N-12.1, and N-12.2), each with an output of 2,000 MW, are located in the North Sea, and one area (O-2.2) with a capacity of […]

  • 28 March 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    Esbjerg-headquartered Blue Water Shipping has signed a concession agreement with Novaporte, a transportation, logistics, and green energy development in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both parties aim to work together, along with equity partner Membertou First Nation, to develop a major marshalling hub in Sydney, Nova Scotia for offshore wind energy servicing the Northeast Atlantic […]

  • 13 January 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Scotland has 38 GW of offshore wind in its potential pipeline. When added to projects in operation, under construction and awaiting construction, this climbs to over 40 GW, the equivalent to producing enough electricity annually to power every home in Scotland for 17 years, or every home in the UK for over a year and […]

  • 3 November 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    71 out of the 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines have been installed at the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind farm project offshore Taiwan. In April, the first batch of turbine components was transported from the Port of Taichung, and the first turbine was installed at the site by Seajack Scylla, […]

  • 20 January 2023
    Authorities, R&D

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced a Determination of No Competitive Interest for a proposed research lease area offshore Gulf of Maine. BOEM’s determination means it will move forward with the State of Maine’s research application, which could be used to inform any future commercial offshore wind development in the Gulf of […]

  • 2 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    A spell of bad weather could postpone the commissioning of Japan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm – the 140 MW Akita Noshiro. All 33 Vestas V117-4.2 MW wind turbines, 20 at the Noshiro Port offshore wind farm and 13 at the Akita Port offshore wind farm, were installed before the end of September this year. […]