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  • 17 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Fixed-Bottom, Outlook & Strategy, Project Updates, Transition, Wind Farm Update

    Volvo Cars and Eolus Vind have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Västvind offshore wind power project off the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden. The partnership is based on an ambition that the wind farm will supply electricity to Volvo Cars’ operations at Hisingen. The partnership involves the Västvind wind power project supplying […]

  • 27 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    UK-based Ventus Energy has been awarded a contract by SSE Renewables to provide maintenance work on transmission assets for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. Throughout the duration of the contract, the company will operate across primary and secondary equipment at the wind farm’s offshore and onshore substations. In addition to substation asset maintenance, […]

  • 16 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Industry

    OEG Energy Group (OEG) has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based Marine Coordination Services (MCS), a specialist provider of marine coordination and offshore project services. MCS will join the OEG Renewables (“OEGR”) division, further expanding OEG’s marine coordination capabilities and opening new market opportunities to offer integrated service solutions in the European offshore wind sector. “We […]

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

    The Meyer Group, which includes Neptun Werft in Warnemünde, Germany, is joining forces with the Belgian company Smulders to build offshore converter platforms at the Warnemünde site. The two companies will jointly form Neptun Smulders Offshore Renewables and Neptun Smulders Engineering, which will take over the design and manufacture of the platforms. The contemplated joint […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 December 2023
    Business development, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm, developed by Irish Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta (FST), a joint venture owned by Corio Generation and global infrastructure investor, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has completed geophysical and metocean surveys that will inform its forthcoming planning application. The surveys were conducted between September and early November using purpose-built survey vessels operated by Green […]

  • 15 March 2024
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    Ireland-headquartered Simply Blue Group has joined the North Sea Farm 1 (NSF1) project consortium to develop the world’s first commercial-scale seaweed farm located within an offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea, the 10-hectare farm is planned to become operational in autumn 2024 when it will be deployed […]

  • 10 October 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    UK-based Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has been awarded two contracts by Ørsted to continue delivering structural inspections above water (SIAW) across the company’s offshore wind portfolio. The SIAW contracts, which will run until 2026, will see SMC continue to deliver inspection and maintenance works of external, internal, and confined space areas of the foundation, transition […]

  • 9 April 2024
    Business development, Collaboration, Floating Wind, Foundations, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Technology

    Synthetic mooring solutions provider FibreMax has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RWE to advance the development and support of synthetic mooring technology for use in floating wind generation. The Netherlands-based FibreMax said it aims to bring to the table its extensive knowledge and experience in the development, design and manufacturing of unique and […]

  • 11 January 2024
    Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

    Vestas has revealed plans to establish a new blade factory in Szczecin, Poland, where the company aims to produce blades for its flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0 MW. The new offshore blade factory is planned to be located at a site in northern Szczecin, which Vestas acquired in February 2023. The factory is expected […]

  • 20 December 2023
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Planning & Permitting

    Norway has received clearance for up to NOK 23 billion (EUR 2.04 billion) in state aid in the form of a bilateral Contract for Difference (CfD) for the Southern North Sea II (Sørlige Nordsjø II) offshore wind farm project. The CfD will be in place for a period of 15 years. The state aid was […]

  • 10 October 2023

    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 […]

  • 8 February 2024
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank A, the first of the three phases of the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s biggest offshore wind farm under construction, may not be fully operational until 2025, developer SSE said on 8 February. The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being constructed in UK waters some 130 kilometres off the […]

  • 9 April 2024
    Collaboration, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy

    The Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, is exploring interest in an initiative to jointly house management and maintenance services of the offshore infrastructure in a new model. In the coming period, TenneT will share information and ideas with wind farm and oil & gas operators to gauge their interest in the collaborative model. TenneT […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business development, Power-to-X, Research & Development, Storage

    The Offshore Wind and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Colocation Forum (the Forum), set up to provide strategic coordination of colocation research and activity on the nation’s seabed, has commissioned two research projects. The projects are designed to inform the best approach to test and demonstrate the colocation of offshore wind and CCS activities in […]

  • 22 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Shortly after changing the preferred wind turbine supplier, the three projects in the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone in the UK have now also changed hands as RWE will acquire Vattenfall’s 4.2 GW Norfolk portfolio for GBP 963 million (approximately EUR 1.1 billion). The new owner says it will also resume the development of the Norfolk Boreas […]

  • 8 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    Vestas has received a firm order from Thyborøn-Harboøre Vindmøllelaug I/S af 2002 for a V236-15.0 MW wind turbine to be installed directly on the waterfront in the Port of Thyborøn in the northwestern part of Denmark. The order comprises one V236-15.0 MW wind turbine and includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the unit. The order […]

  • 14 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Technology

    System integration is what is needed for the next leap in offshore wind, however, not all technologies that can integrate with offshore wind farms have the same starting point. Floating solar still has some way to go in becoming more resilient to harsh offshore conditions. On the other hand, hydrogen is a more ready option […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate has revealed that it is taking steps to enable the generation of up to an additional 4 GW of electricity from several offshore wind projects in development, within the timeframe of the 50 GW 2030 target. This follows requests from the developers of seven offshore wind farm projects who believe additional capacity […]

  • 8 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Industry, Research & Development

    Finland’s Suomen Hyötytuuli will conduct a full demerger, transferring its wind farms to a new firm of the same name, while Tahkoluoto Offshore Oy will take ownership of the Tahkoluoto demonstration and extension project, the world’s first offshore wind farm in frozen sea conditions, as part of efforts to strengthen offshore wind production. To prepare […]

  • 31 January 2024
    Business development, Collaboration, Green Hydrogen, Outlook & Strategy, Power-to-X, Research & Development

    Norway-headquartered Deep Wind Offshore has entered into a collaboration with Hydepoint to explore offshore hydrogen production from offshore wind. EU has set a target of 200 million tonnes of hydrogen produced from renewable energy by 2030. The European Commission launched an action plan that could ensure growth in wind power to reach its climate goals. […]

  • 28 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Crew transfer vessel operator Windcat is further expanding its commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) fleet and has placed an additional order of two CSOVs with Damen Shipyards. The order increases Windcat’s CSOV fleet to a total of five vessels, leaving the option of acquiring a sixth vessel. The first three vessels are currently under construction […]

  • 7 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Cables, Grid Connection

    Seaway7 and Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on collaboration in the Taiwanese offshore wind market that will focus on cable installation. According to Seaway7, the MOU outlines the intention of the two companies “to collaborate in an exclusive manner and further strengthen their offering to the offshore wind market […]

  • 3 January 2024
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Estonian Ministry of Climate has approved the report on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the North-Western Estonian offshore wind farm being developed by Enefit Green. The North-Western Estonian offshore wind farm is planned to have a capacity of 1 GW and can accommodate up to 60 wind turbines. The wind farm’s annual electricity […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Business & Finance

    Baltimore County Offshore Wind Manufacturing Hub will receive approximately USD 47 million from the Port Infrastructure Program of the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration to further develop its hub at Tradepoint Atlantic. The announcement was made on 7 November by the US Congressman Kweisi Mfume, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, […]

  • 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 […]