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Avangrid Renewables is conducting geophysical surveys at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind lease area off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. The work is being carried out in and near the wind lease area and proposed cable corridor from Sandbridge, Virginia, to the east of Corolla, North Carolina. The purpose of the surveys, scheduled for […]
A minimum investment of GBP 2.2 billion is required between 2021 and 2026 to maintain and grow the north of Scotland transmission network, and a significant proportion of this investment will be aimed towards accommodating the growth in offshore wind in the north east, SSEN Transmission said in a recently issued draft Business Plan. There is […]
TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are holding a number of public meetings regarding the grid connection of the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm. The aim of the meetings is to learn the residents' opinion on the cable connection route from the 700MW Ten Noorden van […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the official notice for comment on Anbaric’s proposed New York and New Jersey OceanGrids offshore transmission system. Anbaric is the first to present to BOEM a planned transmission system for both New York and New Jersey, and to file and advance its application to use […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is publishing a Request for Competitive Interest for the development of the New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line. Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (ADP) has requested a right-of-way grant to develop the NY/NJ Ocean Grid, but prior to reviewing the right-of-way application, BOEM must determine […]
The New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) is seeking public comment on a proposed electric transmission line which would connect the South Fork offshore wind farm to the state's grid. Deepwater Wind South Fork, LLC, a subsidiary of Ørsted, is seeking authorization to install an approximately 3.5 mile submarine export cable from the New York State […]
The Danish Comtec Int and HeliPPE have opened a supply base in Grimsby, the UK, for personal protective equipment (PPE) and related services for the offshore wind industry. Located at Grimsby’s new GRO Centre, the Offshore Wind Supply Base will service rental PPE equipment on site, as well as carry out legally required inspections. According to the companies, […]
The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver electricity generated at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to the regional power grid. Approval of the project’s transmission cables and interconnection substation by the EFSB, […]
German offshore grid network system is too expensive, inefficient, and will lead to billions of euros in additional costs by 2030 compared to its UK counterpart, according to a study commissioned by Ørsted. The study, Market Design for an Efficient Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Energy, carried out by DIW Econ, compared the market design of German offshore grid […]
Grimsby’s Royal Dock has been confirmed as the home for Triton Knoll’s offshore construction and operations and maintenance facility after the project signed a port lease with ABP in Grimsby. A new construction and longer-term Operations and Maintenance base will be constructed across nearly four acres. Tendering for a contractor to build the facility is […]
TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]
The scope of the tender to develop the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea will include the offshore grid connection, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said. DEA has also revealed that Thor will have the minimal installed capacity of 800MW, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm's capacity to […]
German transmission system operators (TSOs) have issued the first draft of the Grid Development Plan (GDP) 2030, which includes expanded offshore wind capacity scenarios. According to 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW, the expansion targets have been increased to 17GW in scenarios B and C 2030, 20GW in scenario A 2030 and 23.2GW by 2035, compared to the 15GW by […]
The Netherlands commission for environmental assessment has issued a positive recommendation on the Environmental Impact Report of the Hollandse Kust (noord) and the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) grid connections. Pondera Consult, together with Arcadis, provided the EIR and the necessary studies. The Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm will be located about 18.5 kilometers offshore. The Hollandse […]
GRI Renewable Industries has started manufacturing a tower for GE's Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Sevilla, Spain. The work on the tower for the prototype started at the end of December, the company said. GE announced in March 2018 its plans to invest over USD 400 million over the next three to five […]
Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. The agreements relate to the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between Vattenfall’s wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore […]
Siemens has secured an order to connect the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid.
GE Grid Solutions has won a contract to design, supply and install the high voltage equipment for the Inch Cape offshore wind project in Scotland.
Offshore wind farms in combination with meshed offshore grids and cross-border interconnectors, powered by appropriate regulatory frameworks, can largely contribute to energy security in the European Union.
Vattenfall's two new offshore wind farms, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord, will be the first in Denmark to be directly involved in stabilising the electricity grid and thus the power supply, the Swedish developer said.
The grid operators TenneT, Gasunie Deutschland and Thyssengas have put forward detailed plans for coupling the electricity and gas grids and advancing Germany's energy transition.
Jan De Nul Group has awarded Huisman with a contract for the delivery of a monopile gripper which will be installed on the wind turbine installation vessel Vole au vent.
Innogy’s Green Bond Committee has decided to reallocate proceeds of its inaugural Green Bond from renewables generation projects to grid projects.
Baltic InteGrid, a project exploring the potential of meshed offshore grids in the Baltic Sea region, is in focus of the second video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is holding a workshop together with Narec Distributed Energy on the topic of connecting renewable energy and battery technologies to the electricity grid.
Siemens Energy Management has received a firm order to design, supply and build the grid connection for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm by German customer innogy SE.