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A bipartisan group of US Senators has introduced legislation to create a grant program for offshore wind educational and career training. The legislation, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, would direct the Energy Department to work with stakeholders to identify the offshore wind industry’s educational and career training needs before setting up a grant program to […]
Democratic Congress representatives from Massachusetts and Arizona have introduced the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation to educate and train a new generation of US offshore wind workers.
The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]
The Scottish government has approved the proposed changes to the Inch Cape offshore wind farm which allows for the installation of fewer bat larger capacity wind turbines. Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) said this is a key milestone for the project as it prepares to bid for the third Contract for Difference (CfD) funding allocation […]
President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Chris Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources calling for workforce development for the local offshore wind industry. The hearing, Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce, focused on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, which […]
The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted 134-10 in favour of legislation authorizing the development of 2,000MW of wind capacity offshore Connecticut. The legislation, House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, will next be referred to the State Senate. It ensures that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) must […]
The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’. The guide is intended to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained. It is said to […]
Germany's leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]
Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has added three new categories under the Operations & Maintenance and Windfarm Lifecycle challenge area in Offshore Wind Innovation Hub's (OWIH) guide.
Commercial Development Company (CDC) is rebranding the retired coal-fired power plant Brayton Point Power Station in Massachusetts, U.S., to a support center for the offshore wind industry.
UK-based EEW OSB has secured a contract to provide 35 transition pieces for Ørsted's Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has officially accepted the application tendered by EDF Renewables and Fishermen’s Energy for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project.
GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for.
Three Massachusetts-based institutions for higher education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), called Connect4Wind, to share resources and collaborate on the development of curriculum and programs centered on the offshore wind energy sector.
J. Murphy & Sons has appointed three Lincolnshire-based contractors to work on innogy's 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
Deepwater Wind will invest USD 250 million locally for its Revolution Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, US, including a USD 40 million private investment in Rhode Island ports ProvPort and Quonset Point.
The Crown Estate has received eight applications to extend existing wind farms offshore the UK by a total of 3 gigawatts (GW) capacity.
Ørsted and its joint venture partner Eversource will continue progressing the Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York, Ørsted's Executive Vice President Martin Neubert said after the project was not selected under the 83C solicitation in Massachusetts.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has indicated its interest in establishing a hub on the Brooklyn waterfront to support its South Fork Wind Farm and future projects off New York, subject to necessary approvals.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
Bay State Wind, the US-based 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource developing an offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement with the steel pipe manufacturing specialist EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind turbine foundations.
The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK's electricity and reach the connected capacity of 30GW by 2030.
The State of New York has released the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, which will guide the development of 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded grants to five companies under its two initiatives to prepare Maryland’s businesses and workforce to participate in the two offshore wind projects approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) in May 2017.
RenewableUK and the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) have welcomed the UK Government making available up to GBP 557 million for the future Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions and the announcement that the next CfD round will be held in spring 2019.