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  • 23 October 2014

    China is scaling back its offshore wind ambitions, said Li Peng from National Energy Administration (NEA) at China Wind Power 2014 in Beijing. According to NEA, the forecast for 2015 is cut down to 2GW and 10GW by 2020, comparing to the initial plan of installing 5GW and 30GW of offshore wind power. Peng named cost and […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Developers in the US will install approximately 2.2GW of offshore wind capacity by 2026, MAKE Consulting said in its latest report.

  • 22 March 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation topside built for the Arkona offshore wind farm has left STX France’s yard in Saint Nazaire and is now en route to the German Baltic Sea.

  • 8 October 2013

    Due to the U.S. government shutdown, Salem Sound Coastwatch was forced to prolong today’s “Climate Change in New England” lecture, which was supposed to be held at the National Park Service’s Visitor Center. This is the second lecture in a row to be postponed after National Park Service’s Visitor Center closed. Jonathan Parker of the […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Last week, German regulators awarded the preliminary approval for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm project. The wind farm will be located on the 30 square kilometers area, approximately 19 kilometers northeast of Cape Arkona. The developer chose Alstom’s 6MW wind turbines for this project. “After Baltic 1 wind farm went into operation in […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL Launches US Offshore Wind Certification OfficeDNV GL has established a renewables certification office in the U.S. to meet the demands for offshore wind certification services. DNV GL selected its office in Medford, Massachusetts, as the base for the U.S. Renewables Certification group, due to its proximity to Boston and New York City. The operations […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Scotland and England are competing to create hub for $52 billion offshore wind industry. Leith, the port area of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and the northeast English coastal town of Hartlepool are striving for an investment worth 150 million-pound ($237 million) from a Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA. It is estimated that the […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    FoundOcean has started work on a ground-breaking offshore wind farm off the northeast coast of the UK. The wind farm is using the latest design in Transition Pieces, adopting a bolted-flange connection for all of the 73 turbine foundations. As well as the bolted-flange, the Transition Pieces are also being secured using a high strength […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Parkwind has awarded COWI with a contract to design the foundations for the turbines and offshore substation of the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. COWI’s Hamburg office is in charge of the geotechnical design, loads calculations, primary and secondary steel design, limit state verification, and all activities pertaining to the approval of the design. According […]

  • 16 February 2012

    Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound released statement regarding the NStar agreement to buy 27.5% of Cape Wind. “Ratepayers, municipalities, and businesses will be saddled with increased electric bills because of the state’s arm-twisting to force NStar to purchase power from this wildly overpriced project. Gov. Patrick has forced NStar to agree to this purchase as […]

  • 22 May 2015

    A federal appellate court has overturned a lower court ruling to dismiss a lawsuit against purchase power between Massachusetts’ utility and Cape Wind offshore wind energy project. In May, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns ruled against an allegation that the state illegally pressured a utility company to buy power from the $2.6 billion offshore […]

  • 16 May 2012

    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond while speaking on Monday in Norway, referred to progress made on NorthConnect, according to the UPI news portal. The NorthConnect is a planned venture to join the British and Scandinavian electricity grids by laying a subsea cable that would act as a two-way traffic route in renewable power, exchanging Scotland’s wind […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Grid Connection

    Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd will provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels for E.ON during the turbine installation of the Arkona offshore wind farm.

  • 19 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is accusing the Patrick administration of holding up Nstar’s proposed $4.6 billion merger with Northeast Utilities until the firms sign a deal to purchase electricity from the planned Cape Wind project. “In effect, the state administration is trying to hold hostage the proposed Nstar-Northeast Utilities merger unless the two electric companies […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    LOC Longitude, part of LOC Group, has opened an office in Newcastle to better serve the offshore renewables market in the UK North East. According to LOC, the office will host geotechnical, geological, naval architecture and marine systems consulting engineers to serve its client base in the region. “The opening of our Newcastle office demonstrates Longitude’s […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON Climate & Renewables has hired TÜV SÜD to carry out inspections on the Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea and the Arkona wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

  • 8 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    On Tuesday, 7 November, the 60th and final monopile built for the Arkona offshore wind farm was lowered into water at the port basin of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH prior to being towed to the installation site some 35 kilometres northeast of the Rügen Island in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 9 April 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vroon’s subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Stone has commenced operations at the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    As of June 2017, the U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline includes 24,135MW of potential installed capacity, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  • 2 July 2012

    Statoil Representatives attended the public reception on Tuesday, June 26, in Rockland, Maine, where Hywind Maine Pilot Offshore Wind Project was introduced. According to, the project includes the deployment of four floating wind turbines 12 miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor. The Gulf of Maine has been chosen due to its favorable water depths, wind […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U. S. District Court of Massachusetts is contemplating a decision regarding a lawsuit against the Cape Wind’s contract with power utility NStar. Town of Barnstable, local businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) filed the lawsuit to the U.S. District Court on January 21. They claim that the state coerced NStar […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Statoil has awarded a contract for marine operations at the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park to Technip Norge AS. Technip’s scope of work includes the transportation of substructures for the floating wind farm from Spain to Norway, and preparations for the installation of top sections and generators. Technip will also be responsible for towing, mooring operations and […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) have been awarded a contract by Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH for the transport and installation of seventy wind turbine foundations and six offshore substation piles for the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 75 […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has kicked off the offshore construction phase on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind project with the installation of the first of the 60 monopile foundations in the German Baltic Sea. 

  • 27 February 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) has loaded and shipped out 26 out of 30 external platforms ordered by Bladt Industries for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm.  Ten platforms with a total weight 240 tonnes were loaded onto Rix Pacific from EPG’s premises in Gdynia as part of the latest shipment. The load-out of the last four platforms is planned for […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DNV GL has awarded the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany with the project certificate that confirms safe and reliable power supply. The certificate confirms all relevant safety features and validates the technical and quality compliance with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard requirements, DNV GL said. […]