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  • 9 March 2022

    James Hunt (Interconnectors & Cables Lead, Xodus) and Matt Blythe (Co-Founder, Continuum Industries), explain why offshore wind developers need to understand how more detailed and early optioneering on marine export cable routes can generate financial value at EVERY stage of their project The first priority for offshore wind developers that have secured sites in recent […]

  • 3 March 2022
    Business & Finance

    Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has announced plans to launch a new specialist offshore wind business named Corio Generation (Corio). The new company, to be headquartered in London and led by ex-Iberdrola offshore CEO Jonathan Cole, will operate on a standalone basis and take projects from origination, through development and construction, and into operations. Corio […]

  • 28 February 2022
    Business & Finance

    German energy company EnBW has decided to exit the US offshore wind market and focus its future offshore wind activities on Europe. The move was prompted by ”successful auctions in the UK and the announcement of bold offshore wind build-out targets in Germany,” EnBW said. The company’s US entity, EnBW North America, and its assets […]

  • 7 February 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between the Edinburgh-based Red Rock Power Limited and Ireland’s energy company Electricity Supply Board (ESB), has selected Montrose Port as the future operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm. Should the Inch Cape project be awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) this summer, […]

  • 21 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Metec Group (Metec), a South Tyneside manufacturing company, has been awarded a six-figure offshore contract to supply and install a 30-year cathodic protection system for what’s set to be “the largest offshore wind tower factory in the UK”. The company will produce around 400 sacrificial anodes for the development of the new quay in Cromarty […]

  • 23 February 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Dutch marine engineering and offshore energy company, SBM Offshore, has taken the first step towards applying for a marine licence to build two floating wind farms offshore Northern Ireland. SBM Offshore, which has set up a company named North Channel Wind to develop and build the projects, has completed site characterisation and commenced a scoping […]

  • 21 February 2022
    R&D, Technology

    Petrofac has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Seawind Ocean Technology, an engineering and technology company which has developed what Petrofac describes as ”a unique floating offshore wind energy system”. The Netherlands-based Seawind has developed proprietary two-bladed floating wind turbines integrated with a unique concrete floating structure suitable for installation in all seas, including […]

  • 26 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables is about to kick off further geotechnical survey work at the Berwick Bank Wind Farm located off the east coast of Scotland. The first phase which will include a borehole survey is planned to mobilize between 29 January and 1 February, with the completion expected by 22 February. The second phase will begin […]

  • 22 February 2022
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Odfjell Oceanwind plans to order the first batch of floating Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs) later in 2022, with a plan of going into operation in 2024. The units will be operated as one fleet under Odfjell Oceanwind’s management. Odfjell Oceanwind, part of Norway’s Odfjell Group, is developing a fleet of floating MOWUs with the […]

  • 3 February 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Agder Energi, a Norwegian power utility, have formed a partnership to bid for a floating offshore wind project at Utsira Nord, in the Norwegian North Sea. The 1.5 GW Utsira Nord is one of two areas the Norwegian Government opened to licensing applications for offshore wind development. With deep […]

  • 7 February 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Lamprell is set to deliver the final ten jacket foundations for the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm in the first quarter of this year, the Dubai-based company said on 7 February. Under a contract signed in 2020 with Subsea 7’s renewables business unit Seaway 7, Lamprell will deliver a total of 30 jackets for the […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Demonstrator has been awarded GBP 9.6 million of UK government funding to develop and demonstrate a suite of UK-manufactured innovative floating wind technologies for the first time. The Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstrator Programme funding provided through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio will help accelerate technologies to support the roll-out […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem is inviting tenders to own and operate prebuilt electricity links including cables and substations which connect Seagreen 1, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, to Great Britain’s mainland energy network. This will be the ninth tender round Ofgem has conducted under its offshore transmission owner (OFTO) regime, which has so far […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the Ørsted, Falck Renewables, and BlueFloat Energy consortium to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland. The award for this floating wind site of up to 1 GW in scale has been made through CES’s ScotWind offshore wind […]

  • 18 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Scotland made headlines yesterday (17 January) by awarding seabed lease rights to 17 offshore wind projects totalling almost 25 GW in capacity, well beyond the expected 10 GW, and by the fact that more than half of this massive capacity is coming from floating wind farms. With many details about the selected proposals yet to […]

  • 19 January 2022
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Nexans is about to begin the installation of the first of three export cables at the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. According to the latest AIS data, cable laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora arrived at the project site on 18 January. Operations will commence at the Carnoustie landfall site, the export cable will be […]

  • 17 January 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Scotland has selected 17 offshore wind projects in its ScotWind seabed leasing round, which aimed to procure at least 10 GW of offshore wind but resulted in the chosen proposals having a total capacity of 24,826 MW. Ten projects are using floating wind technology, six are fixed-bottom, and one involves installing both floating […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has conditionally selected Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, as the planned location for the pre-assembly and installation of wind turbines for the Moray West offshore wind farm. Siemens Gamesa, as the preferred bidder for the supply of the offshore wind turbines, has signed a conditional agreement with Global Energy Group […]

  • 2 February 2022
    Vessels

    Offshore wind turbines are growing in size as technology advances and demand for renewable energy soars but installing them could be a headache for operators as demand will outpace the supply of capable vessels by 2024, Rystad Energy research shows. Operators will have to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the […]

  • 10 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is set to begin nearshore surveys at the Inch Cape offshore wind farm, located 15-22 kilometres off the Angus coastline in Scotland. The information gathered will be used to inform detailed design work and ultimately the construction process, according to Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between the Edinburgh-based Red Rock Power Limited […]

  • 25 January 2022
    R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has granted GBP 10 million to technology partners – SENSEWind, Glosten, and Subsea Micropiles, and six delivery partners to design and construct a SENSE PelaStar floating wind turbine demonstrator off the coast of Scotland. The SENSE concept (stands for Self-Erecting Nacelle and Service) looks to […]

  • 27 January 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Danish wind farm installation vessel owner and operator Cadeler A/S has secured a contract with Vestas, and a reservation agreement with an undisclosed client. The contract with Vestas is said to have strengthened Cadeler’s order backlog and ensured optimal utilization of the company’s O-class vessels, Wind Osprey and Wind Orca, up until the planned vessel […]

  • 20 January 2022
    Business & Finance

    The following is a guest post by Westwood Global Energy Group’s Senior Analysts Michelle Gomez, Bahzad Ayoub and Ruth Chen. The offshore wind sector had another record-breaking year in 2021. Some 18.6 GW of capacity was put into operation – the industry’s highest level of annual capacity additions.   Mainland China’s push to bring capacity […]

  • 5 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is working on a hydrogen demonstrator project named Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1), which involves installing hydrogen production equipment on one of the wind turbines at its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) in Scotland. The company has already submitted a couple of applications for pipeline route surveys with Marine Scotland, as […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Korea Floating Wind (KF Wind), a joint venture between Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind, has obtained its first Electric Business License (EBL) from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea for a capacity of 870 MW for its floating wind project in Ulsan. The EBL is a mandatory requirement […]

  • 25 January 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded GBP 31.6 million (approximately EUR 37.7 million) in grant funding to eleven projects through the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme. With an aim of reducing costs as well as increasing the rate of deployment of floating wind turbines, the funding will support […]