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  • 28 January 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    EDF Renewables plans to build phase two of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm off the coast of Northumberland using floating offshore wind technology. The first phase of the wind farm consists of five wind turbines and was constructed in 2017. It has a generating capacity of 41.5 MW and is the first UK offshore […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Vattenfall has placed an order with Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS) for the offshore wind industry’s first in-turbine toilet. Each of the eleven turbines at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) will be fitted with the toilet cubicle, which represents PWS’ first entire wind farm order. The unit’s design was finalized at the end of […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    France’s Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) has opened a competitive dialogue process towards selecting the developer of an offshore wind farm off the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy. The process will be carried out in three phases: the selection of applications, competitive dialogue, and tender submissions and the selection of a winner. The procedure is scheduled […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has chosen Denmark-based Green Hydrogen Systems (GHS) as the supplier of electrolysis technology for the H2RES offshore wind-to-hydrogen demonstration project. The 2 MW electrolysis plant at the Avedøre Power Station will be built around GHS modular electrolysers powered by two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines. GHS, one of the project partners, announced that it […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the H2RES green hydrogen demonstration project in Denmark and expects first hydrogen production in late 2021. The project, to be built at Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen, will comprise a 2 MW electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage, with the production powered by Ørsted’s two Siemens Gamesa […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are joining forces to develop a solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly produce green hydrogen. Siemens Gamesa will adapt its development of SG 14-222 DD – the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine – to integrate an electrolysis […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s HOFOR is starting a restoration and recycling project at the Middelgrunden wind farm offshore Copenhagen with the aim of extending the project’s service life by up to several decades. The wind farm’s 20 wind turbines form a gentle arch which has been ”shielding” Denmark’s capital and its harbour since 2001. HOFOR owns ten of […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 21 million in funding for three projects supporting offshore wind energy technology demonstration and resource characterization. The projects will support offshore wind development by demonstrating innovative technologies not previously commercially used in the U.S. and by improving the ability to forecast energy production, DOE said. Atkins […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Falco Drone Technologies will commence trials of a prototype of its new drone in 2021, which is said to play a vital role in floating offshore wind inspection and maintenance.  In summer 2021, launch and recovery trials will begin at ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine off the Fife coast. The newly developed drone addresses limitations […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    French government has selected an area off Cotentin as the place where its eighth offshore wind farm will be built, and launched a competitive tender process with a plan to select a developer in 2022. French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili and Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin announced the selection of the offshore wind […]

  • 2 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    UK energy regulator Ofgem and the Scottish government have set aside up to nearly GBP 25 million to finance a project that will use offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen energy for heating homes in Fife, Scotland. Being developed by the gas network operator SGN, the H100 Fife project aims to use the electricity […]

  • 2 December 2020

    The iFROG robot that cleans and inspects monopiles has completed trials at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. iFROG is an amphibious robot capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 meters below (~6 bar). Initial technology demonstrations took place at […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Technology

    The Crown Estate has invited views on how best to accelerate the development of floating wind in the UK. The consultation is part of the UK government’s ambition to deliver 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The Crown Estate has invited views on the scale of the opportunity for floating wind in the UK […]

  • 27 November 2020
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    A consortium of offshore renewable energy and marine companies are exploring the viability of developing an offshore charging facility for electrified vessels. Funded by the first phase of the UK Government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund, the project – led by Turbulent Simulations, alongside Aluminium Marine Consultants, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, MJR Power & Automation, […]

  • 26 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The European Commission has awarded Saitec Engineering with EUR 2.4 million funding under the Blue Economy Window call. The funding will support the SATHScale project in bringing to market the SATH floating wind technology through scaling-up the prototype from the technology validation and demonstration to Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) required for commercial products in the relevant markets. Saitec already put its […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Business & Finance, industry

    WindEurope and SolarPower Europe, supported by Breakthrough Energy, have launched a new coalition that is said to give voice to businesses and thought leaders who will be decisive in positioning Europe as the world leader in renewable hydrogen, produced via electrolysis and 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity. The Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC) was […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The California State Lands Commission is reviewing two floating offshore wind applications for the use of land for demonstration projects in the Pacific Ocean. This concerns the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of two projects that would be located in state waters off the coast of Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base. The first application […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Tethys Energy Services (Tethys) and Aerones have won a competition to demonstrate a novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms to GE Renewable Energy. The two companies have won a blade robotics innovation competition launched by GE Renewable Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and KTN, which called for robotics solutions focussed […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Fred. Olsen Renewables (FORAS) and Hafslund Eco have entered into an agreement to collaborate for the offshore wind sector in Norway. FORAS and Hafslund Eco plan to jointly submit a pre-application for the development of offshore wind projects at the Sørlige Nordsjø and Utsira Nord areas. According to the parties, the 50:50 agreement will see […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Scottish offshore wind seabed leasing process has brought together Scotland-headquartered SSE Renewables, Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation, and Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). According to the latest press release from SSE Renewables, the developer has teamed up with Marubeni and CIP to work on joint bids for the ScotWind seabed leasing, managed by […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    EOLOS has deployed its FLS200 floating LiDAR buoy in the waters where Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm, the 96 MW Erebus, will be built. The Spanish floating LiDAR supplier secured a contract for the Erebus project this summer with Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between Ireland-based blue economy developer Simply Blue Energy and […]

  • 5 November 2020

    The BladeBUG inspect-and-repair robot for offshore wind turbine blades has carried out its first open door walk on an operating turbine. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged robot repeatedly scaled blades on ORE Catapult’s 7 MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine located off the coast of Fife. During the demonstration, BladeBUG walked 50m on a vertically […]

  • 2 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The scaled-down version of the Nezzy² floating wind turbine, a two-turbine floating wind platform, completed its two-month tests in the Bay of Greifswald in the Baltic Sea and has now been dismantled. Over the coming weeks, the recorded data from the tests will be evaluated, with the findings to be incorporated in the design of […]

  • 29 October 2020

    Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia have partnered to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry. The creation of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) is said to provide a framework for […]

  • 27 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has launched the fourth stage of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), with all industry partners returning to participate and fund collaborative research, development and demonstration projects. Partners for Stage 4 are EnBW, Equinor, Ørsted, RWE Renewables, ScottishPower Renewables, Shell, SSE Renewables, and Vattenfall. The OWA has undertaken more than 180 projects internationally […]