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  • 17 March 2023
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Spain-headquartered BlueFloat Energy has deployed a floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system at the site of the Winds of September floating wind project offshore Taiwan. The planned wind farm is located 25 kilometres offshore from Hsinchu city, with a water depth of 64-96 metres, and an area of approximately 125 square kilometres. The 1 […]

  • 26 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and BP have reached an agreement on the previously disputed overlap area between the Hornsea Four offshore wind farm and the Endurance carbon storage site, developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) that gathers BP, Equinor and TotalEnergies. Quick overview: Ørsted submitted an application for the development consent order (DCO) for the 2.6 GW […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    On 13 March, Ørsted and Eversource announced that they had submitted a proposal for an 884 MW offshore wind farm in Rhode Island’s offshore wind solicitation. At the end of last week, Rhode Island Energy confirmed this was the sole response to its request for proposals (RFP). “Although we had hoped to see more developers […]

  • 21 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: The article was updated on 28 March with information about the deployment of a floating LiDAR at the Muir Mhòr offshore site. The UK-headquartered company EGS Survey will carry out a survey campaign at the Muir Mhòr floating wind project site in Scotland, being developed by Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall. Starting next month, […]

  • 3 March 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    Australian marine services provider MMA has won three contracts supporting offshore wind farm developments in Taiwan during 2023. The three contracts, with firm periods totalling 370 days, will increase the company’s contracted revenue by a total of approximately AUD 30 million (EUR 19 million) and provide for additional potential revenue of approximately AUD 15 million […]

  • 15 March 2023
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    MJR Power and Automation, together with Blackfish Engineering and Tidal Transit, have completed the harbour trials of the company’s platform-mounted automated offshore power and charging system. The harbor trials were carried out at the Port of Blyth in the UK using the Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) Tia Elizabeth, owned and operated by Tidal Transit. The […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Business & Finance

    The Chair of the Board of Directors of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Bert Nordberg, has informed Vestas that he will not stand for re-election as board member in connection with the Annual General Meeting on 12 April 2023. Nordberg steps down after having chaired the Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S during the period 2012-2023. […]

  • 15 March 2023
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Danish Energy Agency has granted Energinet permission to carry out feasibility studies for offshore wind farms in the North Sea I area. Energinet will begin the feasibility studies in the second quarter of 2023. The studies will include geophysical and geotechnical studies of the area designated for offshore wind farms and possible cable disembarkation […]

  • 30 May 2023
    Business development, Environment, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Transition

    The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, and with it, global energy demand is projected to rise by as much as 50%. But as society continues to grapple with the challenges of climate change, governments across the globe are looking to offshore energy to help meet these increasing energy demands while […]

  • 6 March 2023
    Authorities, Environment

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has opened a public consultation period to gather ideas for the environmental assessments of the plans for the country’s new offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas. DEA is working on planning for the areas that were last year identified as suitable for the establishment of offshore wind […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Business development, R&D, Research & Development

    Norway-based energy data and intelligence provider, TGS, has added four more locations on the US East Coast to its multi-client offshore wind and metocean measurement campaign. In addition to their floating LiDAR buoy in the New York Bight, TGS announced four further deployments, one offshore Massachusetts, two covering the impending Central Atlantic lease round, and […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Business development, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    A study, funded by RWE, has identified supply chain opportunities for Wales and the region from Celtic Sea floating offshore wind development. The study was carried out by Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) which is developing a floating wind platform solution called PelaFlex for industrial-scale application. RWE is working with MPS to help prove the […]

  • 7 March 2023
    Business development, Grid Connection, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    X1 Wind has announced that its floating offshore wind turbine prototype delivered first power to PLOCAN’s smart grid in the Canary Islands, Spain. First Power was fed from the prototype, installed at a 50-metre water depth in a downwind configuration, into PLOCAN’s offshore platform smart grid via a 1.4-kilometre subsea cable connected to a 20 […]

  • 2 March 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Industry, Infrastructure, Technology

    Vestas has completed the sale of its converters and controls business, marking the transfer of the company’s three converters and controls factories to KK Wind Solutions (KK). Following the acquisition, KK becomes a world leader within converter and controls for the wind industry, adding 600 employees from the three factories in Denmark, India, and China. […]

  • 28 February 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    BlueFloat Energy has announced plans for developing a 1.7 GW floating offshore wind project off the coast of the New South Wales Hunter region in Australia. The Eastern Rise Offshore Wind Project follows last week’s announcement by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, about the proposed offshore wind zone in the Pacific […]

  • 2 March 2023
    Business development, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, who recently filed a Marine Licence application for their 500 MW Green Volt floating wind farm in Scotland, have now submitted a Scoping Report for the 1.4 GW Cenos floating offshore wind farm to Marine Scotland. The developers have submitted leasing applications for both Cenos and Green Volt as part of […]

  • 28 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Boskalis has secured a multidisciplinary role in the development of the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. On behalf of its client, Boskalis will carry out a large number of activities contributing to the development of this renewable energy project in the coming twelve months, the Dutch company said. The contract, valued between EUR […]

  • 20 February 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet has opened a qualification period for a tender seeking technical consultancy services for the power equipment of the artificial island Denmark plans to build in the North Sea. The North Sea Energy Island will connect 3 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2033 and 10 GW by 2040, and […]

  • 1 March 2023
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The technical base of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm was inaugurated on 24 February, however, this solution remains temporary, pending the final realisation of the maintenance base in the port of Saint-Quay-Portrieux. The temporary technical base of the French offshore wind farm was inaugurated by Daniel Cueff, Vice President of the Brittany region, and Stéphane […]

  • 24 February 2023
    Business & Finance

    First steps have been made towards building the first subsea power cable factory in Taiwan to support its growing offshore wind sector as the cable manufacturer NKT and Taiwan’s conglomerate Walsin Lihwa announced they were establishing a joint venture. The factory, which will specialise in the production of high- and medium-voltage AC subsea power cables, […]

  • 22 February 2023

    The first steel has been cut for Cadeler’s second X-class wind turbine installation vessel at COSCO Shipping Offshore’s shipyard in Qidong, China. The Danish service provider Cadeler signed a contract with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry for the construction of two new X-class wind turbine installation vessels in June 2021. Each vessel, equipped with a crane […]

  • 13 February 2023

    The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), on request from the UK government, will conduct a study on the infrastructure planning system and National Policy Statements (NPSs). The study will have a special focus on the lengthy consenting processes for major infrastructure projects such as offshore wind farms. The NIC will deliver the final report to […]

  • 28 February 2023
    Environment, R&D, Research & Development

    Updated on 1 March with a download link to the final report (full study). Vattenfall has been testing technology and conducting research at its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm for several years now. On 28 February, the company reported the findings of a study into seabird behaviour, performed in collaboration with bird and nature protection organisations, […]

  • 23 February 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Outlook & Strategy

    Fugro has reported a revenue of EUR 1.76 billion for the whole year of 2022, representing a 14.8 per cent growth in comparison to 2021, said to be due to a 42 per cent increase in offshore wind. Infrastructure and oil & gas were also up, with 7 per cent and 9 per cent respectively. […]

  • 22 February 2023
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Department of the Interior has proposed the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. The Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) includes a 102,480-acre area offshore Lake Charles, Louisiana, and two areas offshore Galveston, Texas, one comprising 102,480 acres and the other comprising 96,786 acres. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) […]

  • 17 February 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Swedish government has given the approval for Vattenfall to lay subsea cables for its 640 MW offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak, the second by that name as the developer already built a 604 MW offshore wind farm in the Danish part of Kriegers Flak. According to Sweden’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Romina Pourmokhtari, […]