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  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    US demand for wind turbine systems is forecast to increase 55 percent annually through 2018 to $18.9 billion, a nearly ninefold increase over depressed 2013 sales. Demand was adversely affected in 2013 by the record number of sales, valued at more than $25 billion, the previous year. The number of new installations in 2012 nearly […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Environment

    Long-term impacts of turbine noise on the marine life are still poorly understood and the lack of data might have unfavorable impacts on offshore wind projects, reports Vineyard Gazette. However, certain studies have provided some clues about how marine life might be affected by underwater turbine noise while the potential impact on fisheries remains an […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind is currently preparing to submit more than 20 local, state and federal applications for its South Fork offshore wind farm in early 2018 and has now opened an office in East Hampton, New York, to support the development of the project, according to U.S. media.

  • 29 April 2011

      The Bureau Veritas Industry Services GmbH is awarded by RWE Innogy GmbH with the contract to supervise production and quality assurance in the production of 48 wind turbines for the offshore wind farm. The contract is worth over 2 million €. The order covers the continuous monitoring of the production of all 48 future […]

  • 13 December 2012

    The N.C. Solar Center welcomed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Call for Information and Nominations for potential offshore wind leasing areas offshore from North Carolina. As a member of BOEM’s North Carolina Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, the N.C. Solar Center has been involved in advancing these efforts over the last two years. […]

  • 19 July 2011

    Infocast brings its inaugural Turbines, Towers & Vessels 2011 for Northeastern Offshore Wind Projects from September 7-9, 2011 to the Providence Biltmore in Providence, RI highlighted by The Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island. The event will feature case studies on all four leading Northeastern offshore wind projects including Cape Wind, Deepwater Wind, […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing to hold the auction of the wind energy lease area off the coast of New York on 15 December, as planned. Namely, the wind lease sale was said to be delayed last week following a complaint filed to the federal court by fishing groups. However, BOEM […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    At the beginning of April, Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov will install the 4,000-tonne Arkona topside onto its jacket foundation.

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.

  • 9 April 2018
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane vessel Oleg Strashnow has installed the offshore substation topside on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 19 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Trade Council of Denmark’s Offshore Wind Alliance has kicked off a week-long roadshow in the USA.

  • 15 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    VOS Stone, Vroon’s latest addition to its subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) fleet, will be mobilised with an Ampelmann A-400 gangway system.

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Maryland’s Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings on two offshore wind farm projects proposed by US Wind and Deepwater Wind in March.

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract for the construction of the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm. Once the contract becomes effective later next year, Siemens will supply Cape Wind with its industry-leading 3.6-megawatt offshore wind turbines, an offshore Electric Service Platform (ESP) and a long-term service agreement. When fully built, […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Ørsted has placed an order with WindServe Marine for two purpose-built crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the U.S. offshore wind market. The first CTV will be built by U.S. Workboats and deployed for Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, followed by subsequent service on Northeast projects. WindServe’s affiliate shipyard Senesco Marine will construct the second vessel […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    German power company E.ON organised a groundbreaking ceremony in Sassnitz on August 18 to signal that the 385MW Arkona offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea moved from the planning to the construction phase. The project entered the construction phase with a ceremonial laying of a cornerstone for the wind farm’s O&M facility at the Mukran ferry port […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Equinor has named its wind project off the coast of New England, US, Beacon Wind. “Beacon conveys a sense of hope and guidance, qualities that we value very highly at Equinor, especially now,” said Siri Espedal Kindem, President of Equinor Wind U.S. “Equinor is making substantial progress, even during these challenging times, in strengthening our […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) has issued a tender for geological modeling and reporting on wind areas in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The tender is part of preliminary geological investigations on the N-3 zone in the German North Sea, and the O-1 zone in the German […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has won a contract by Siemens Gamesa to build/pre-assemble the wind turbine towers ahead of the installation on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

  • 17 March 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in the US, reported on 16 March that its Block Island Wind Farm had shown strong performance during the winter storm Stella, which hit the northeast of the US earlier this week.

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the next offshore wind auction offering nearly 390,000 acres offshore Massachusetts on 13 December.

  • 7 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued early information about tender calls for geotechnical investigations and monitoring services for offshore wind farm areas in the North and Baltic Seas.  According to BSH’s prior notices from the end of December 2018, the tender calls for the provision of the works should be launched this […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    On April 21, the County Council of Erie County, Pennsylvania voted unanimously to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie. Erie County becomes the first county outside of Ohio to join the public-private partnership. Membership […]

  • 30 May 2012

      The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound urged residents and businesses to speak out against the wildly overpriced Cape Wind project that would cost Massachusetts ratepayers billions during a Department of Public Utilities hearing in Boston on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. NStar is seeking approval to purchase 27.5 percent of Cape Wind’s power […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Authorities

    Environment Northeast and the Conservation Law Foundation sent a letter to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in which they are urging the authority and the University of Maine (UMaine) to make the Maine offshore wind project’s plan public now and then to decide its advantages by December 31, the Portland Press Herald reports. The […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Parkwind has signed a contract with Steelwind for the fabrication of the monopile foundations for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. The contract was signed at Steelwind’s headquarters in Nordenham, Germany. This signature follows Parkwind’s recent order of the wind farm’s offshore substation at Bladt Industries. Under the contract, Steelwind will […]