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  • 15 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has opened the application window for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. From today, 15 January, registered developers are able to apply for seabed rights to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March. Opening the application window follows Marine […]

  • 15 January 2021

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  • 15 January 2021
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have launched the Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI). Through a partnership between SUNY’s Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University, the USD 20 million investment will advance offshore wind training programs and the educational infrastructure needed to […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency has pre-qualified a total of six consortia and companies to participate in the tender for the Thor offshore wind farm. The applicants include Ørsted, Vattenfall, a consortium of Total and Iberdrola, as well as Thor Wind Farm I/S, owned by RWE Wind Holding A/S and RWE Offshore Wind A/S. Other pre-qualified […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s Baltic Power, a member of the ORLEN Group, has signed a grid connection agreement with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for its offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The ORLEN Group is making preparations for the construction of the offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW. The wind farm is located […]

  • 14 January 2021
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Elia Group is set to launch its fifth Open Innovation Challenge which will focus on innovative solutions for offshore wind applications. Elia Group comprises two transmission system operators, Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in northeast Germany. The Open Innovation Challenge aims to connect the industry to the wider ecosystem of startups and small and medium-sized […]

  • 13 January 2021
    Authorities

    Poland’s Senate has unanimously passed the Offshore Act regulating the development of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. The bill has now cleared both chambers of the Polish Parliament, the Sejm and the Senate, marking the end of the legislative process in this institution. The bill is expected to be signed into law […]

  • 12 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Offshore Wind Consultants has appointed Tom Whittle to the newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director. Whittle, previously OWC’s country manager in Taiwan, has worked as a project director, project manager and package manager on a number of offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and Asia, the company said. The APAC regional director […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seajacks Japan LLC has been awarded a contract with Kajima Corporation to transport and install the wind turbines at the Akita Port and Noshiro Port offshore wind farms in Japanese waters. Seajacks Japan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK-based Seajacks International, will in total transport and install 33 MHI Vestas V117 – 4.2 MW wind […]

  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Codling Wind Park Ltd has issued the scoping report for the offshore elements of the Codling offshore wind project in Ireland. The report, sent to 78 consultees, sets out the approach that will be taken to the development of the Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).  The purpose of the scoping report is to engage […]

  • 8 January 2021
    R&D, Technology

    Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa, ITM Power, and Element Energy have been awarded EUR 5 million in funding to demonstrate and investigate a combined wind turbine and electrolyser system designed for operation in marine environments. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2-JU), a public private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded the consortium behind […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Rotech Subsea has secured a contract for a follow-up phase of sand wave clearance and seabed leveling work at an offshore wind project in Taiwan. In Q3 2020, the company mobilized its TRS2 Controlled Flow Excavation (CFE) and Suspended Jet Trenching tool, setting sail from Aberdeen to Taiwan, where the TRS2 completed a sand wave […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aker Solutions has awarded Granada Material Handling with a contract to supply eleven davit crane units for use at the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway. The company will design, supply, third party certify and commission 11 individual crane units. Granada said that each of its Python crane units has been specifically designed […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Acta Marine has opened an office in Saint-Nazaire, France, off whose coast a 480 MW offshore wind project is being built, for which the company’s vessel Coastal Chariot recently supported the export cable pull-in operations. Acta Marine said the move to open the office in Saint-Nazaire was in support of the growing offshore wind requirements […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Innovation Norway has granted financial support to the Deep Purple project, which is developing a green hydrogen production system powered by offshore wind, with the hydrogen being stored on the seabed. A consortium led by TechnipFMC is working on a pilot project that will see a green hydrogen offshore energy system being constructed and tested […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    The Florida-headquartered Crowley Shipping has formed a new division focusing on the offshore wind sector in the United States. Crowley Shipping expects its expansion in the offshore wind industry to be as a total lifecycle service provider, with tailored solutions in support of the entire project. The solutions include transportation of turbines during construction, designs […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company RWE has signed the Grid Connection Agreement with Poland’s transmission system operator PSE for the 350 MW FEW Baltic II offshore wind farm. The project is being developed in the Polish part of the Baltic sea and is planned to be one of the first to start construction off Poland, RWE Renewables […]

  • 6 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Baltic Power, a subsidiary of Polish energy company PKN Orlen, has appointed Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) as technical advisor for its 1.2 GW offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea. OWC will support PKN Orlen during the development of the project by the assurance of comprehensive technical advisory services. This includes the provision of technical information, […]

  • 4 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore wind farms generated 6.7 TWh of electricity in 2020, which represented 8.4 per cent of total electricity consumption in Belgium, or the electricity consumption of around 1.9 million families. Eight offshore wind farms are currently operational in the Belgian North Sea, with a total installed capacity of almost 2.3 GW. This includes Northwester […]

  • 1 January 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) gave the development consent to the Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm on 31 December 2020. Ørsted submitted the development consent order (DCO) application for the 2.4 GW project to the UK Planning Inspectorate on 14 May 2018. The application was accepted for examination […]

  • 31 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Fuqing Haitan Strait offshore wind project in China has begun producing power. The wind farm features 22 MingYang MySE7.0-158 turbines with a rated power of 7 MW and a rotor diameter of 158 meters. The 300 MW wind farm is being developed by China Huadian Corporation and is the company’s first offshore wind project. […]

  • 30 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    Polish state-owned utility TAURON has signed an agreement with the joint venture of EDP Renováveis and Engie to cooperate on offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. Under the bilateral agreement, the plan is that TAURON acquires a 50% share in the joint venture, whose portfolio includes wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea, a […]

  • 30 December 2020
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics

    U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for major investment to transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in New York into a wind turbine assembly center.  The city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is one of 11 ports around the state to be pre-qualified to be considered for up to USD 200 million in loan and grant funds […]

  • 28 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    BVG Associates has begun a new study to help pave the way for Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the offshore wind sector. The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council commissioned the research with the aim of helping SMEs win business in the global offshore wind market. The council’s Supply Chain and Clusters group and […]

  • 24 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected Fraunhofer to carry out meteorological measurements and reporting for the N-9 offshore wind zone in the North Sea. The aim of the tendered services is to generate the most accurate information possible about the wind conditions in areas N-9.1, N-9.2, N-9.3, and N-9.4, identified in BSH’s […]