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15 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Four proposers responded to New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation with a total of 18 bids, according to the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). As previously reported, Equinor submitted a bid to develop its Empire Wind project in response to the state’s solicitation to procure 800MW or more of offshore wind renewable energy certificates (ORECs). The second bid came […]

15 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Equinor Wind US has submitted a bid to provide New York state with renewable energy from its Empire Wind lease site located offshore New York and New Jersey. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800MW New York State Offshore Wind Power Procurement, the state’s first formal solicitation targeted to the newly developing US offshore […]

14 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge have applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB has not disclosed the total cost and the approximate amount of the proposed finance that the companies applied for. Saint-Nazaire is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN […]

14 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA franchisee with 367 IKEA stores in 30 markets, has acquired a 25% stake in the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Ingka Group is part of a consortium which recently bought an 80% stake in Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH, the owner and operator of the wind […]

14 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

Japan’s offshore wind capacity is expected to reach 4GW in 2028, a 62-fold increase from 2018, according to a new research by Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie estimates that Japan will see a power generation shortfall of more than 10GW by 2030, as it struggles to restart 30 nuclear reactors to meet the national nuclear target, and […]

13 February 2019 Business & Finance

Lithuania’s state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija is seeking strategic partners to jointly develop offshore energy projects internationally and domestically. The company has issued a call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) to find an experienced partner and jointly develop offshore wind projects within the European Economic Area. The decision on potential partners is expected by the end of the year. Lietuvos Energija plans to […]

13 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) expects to announce the winner of the 1,100MW offshore wind solicitation at the end of June. NJBPU is currently in the process of reviewing applications. As reported earlier, three bidders responded to the solicitation, Ørsted with its Ocean Wind project, Equinor with Boardwalk Wind, and Atlantic Shores […]

13 February 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has opened for applications the [email protected] program focused on projects related to planning and O&M of offshore wind farms. The call focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of projects across the different spatial and temporal scales involved. The program should be […]

12 February 2019 Business & Finance

Now more than ever offshore wind is showing true global potential. Join the celebratory tenth edition of the Offshore Wind Conference on 7 and 8 October to discover how offshore wind is powering the energy transition. Topics will range from an outlook on the global potential of offshore wind, emerging markets, pricing and financing, (inter)connecting […]

8 February 2019

Offshore WIND, part of Navingo BV, has released its 2019 business guide for the offshore wind industry. The 8th edition of the Offshore WIND International Business Guide features 70 full company profiles, with 141 companies joining us online. This year’s publication – issued in 3,000 copies – also contains six market outlooks. While the companies […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]

7 February 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Federal Parliament of Belgium has proposed a target of 4GW of total installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 in the draft of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The draft of the NECP was presented on a workshop that the Federal Parliament organized with EUFORES (the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) on 5 […]

7 February 2019

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy have signed a joint agreement to tackle climate change, with a specific focus on offshore wind. Scotland and New Jersey have set ambitious climate and clean energy targets, recognising the importance of decarbonising the energy sector and in particular the role of offshore […]

7 February 2019 Business & Finance

Europe installed 2.6GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, an 18% increase, according to the latest statistics by WindEurope. Fifteen new offshore wind farms were commissioned last year, with the UK and Germany accounting for 85% of the new capacity by adding 1.3GW and 969MW respectively. The average size of the new turbines […]

5 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has issued its first Euro-denominated Green Bond. The sale of EUR 1 billion in 10-year fixed-rate notes will enable CPPIB to invest further in eligible assets such as renewables, water, and real estate projects, as well as diversify the fund’s investor base. Among the Green Bond-eligible investments recently made by […]

5 February 2019 Grid Connection

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 […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Offshore wind provided 13,500 full-time equivalent jobs in the UK in 2017, a 20.5% increase compared to 11,200 in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Based on the estimates, there were 9,900 jobs in England in 2017, which represents 2,300 more than the 7,600 estimated in 2016. Scotland saw 3,400 jobs provided by […]

4 February 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Formosa I offshore wind project in Taiwan by Macquarie, Ørsted, Swancor, and Japan’s utility JERA. Formosa 1 is currently a joint venture between Ørsted (35% ownership), Taiwanese developer Swancor Renewable (15%), and Macquarie Capital (50%). As reported, JERA agreed […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

A UK consortium led by the University of Hull has won a GBP 5.5 million funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at boosting offshore wind skills and investment. The bid, which the university’s Energy & Environment Institute secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), […]

1 February 2019 Business & Finance

The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]

1 February 2019 Authorities, R&D

Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]

31 January 2019 Authorities

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft offshore wind energy lease rules for the development of projects within the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The draft rules are open to comments and suggestions until 25 February, MNRE said. The rules stipulate that the offshore wind energy blocks are to be allocated to successful […]

31 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has put into operation the first 6.45MW turbine of the Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind project. The 6.45MW unit is the country’s first low-temperature turbine and its launch marks the first commercial operation of an offshore wind project in northern China, CCCC said. The 300MW project is located in the Zhuanghe waters offshore Dalian in the […]

31 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]

30 January 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects will move forward, Ørsted said in response to the announced 6% Feed-in-Tariff reduction, but the final investment decision depends on the outcome of supply contract renegotiations and relevant project milestones being achieved in time to keep the projects on track for commissioning in 2021. Developers who sign their […]

30 January 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Thirteen potential partners have responded to PGE Group’s invitation to develop offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Baltic Sea, Poland’s state-owned power company said. PGE intends to sell up to a 50% stake in two special purpose vehicles that are preparing the offshore projects with a combined capacity of up to 2,545MW, and to operate […]