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15 January 2019

From today OffshoreWIND.biz readers can enjoy an optimised news website with enhanced usability, performance and a fresh look & feel. Great news for all those readers interested in the latest and in-depth news on all things offshore wind as the whole process of improving the website was driven by user experience. The new clean design […]

28 June 2018

Global business means global coverage 24/7 and, over the last eight years, OffshoreWIND.biz has been working on positioning itself as the number one information source for everyone active in or connected to the offshore wind industry.

21 October 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

OffshoreWIND.biz will live broadcast three talk-shows that are recorded at “Community Square” on the Offshore Energy Exhibition (OEEC) on 25 & 26 October 2016 in Amsterdam. In the 30 minute talk-shows, guests from the oil & gas industry, renewables industry and academia will discuss the bigger picture in energy. Visitors of Offshore WIND can expect a pop […]

15 February 2019 Business & Finance

Equinor and the state-owned Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for floating offshore wind in South Korea. Under the MoU, the two parties will jointly explore the opportunities of developing commercial floating offshore wind, Equinor said. According to KNOC’s Senior Vice President Jae-Heon Shim, executing the agreement will become a […]

15 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round in the UK will commence on 29 May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said. BEIS earlier issued a GBP 60 million draft budget proposal for the third CfD round. A final budget notice will be issued no later than ten working days before the commencement of […]

15 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm is awaiting the last two monopile foundations to be installed as 172 out of 174 have been put in place. GeoSea’s installation vessel Innovation installed the first monopile at the project in January 2018 and thus marked the beginning of offshore construction. EEW SPC produced all the monopile foundations for the […]

15 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind has officially submitted a bid in New York State’s first offshore wind solicitation for the Liberty Wind project which includes the option of up to 1.2GW of capacity to be developed. The Liberty Wind proposal includes project size options of 400MW, 800MW and 1,200MW which would be produced by turbines located 85 miles away from […]

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 […]

15 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services during the construction of the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm. Waves Group is currently providing MWS services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, wind turbines, export cables, and two offshore substations. Associated operations include loadouts, installations, and pulling in cables to both […]

15 February 2019 R&D, Technology

The OPEC project has found that it is technically feasible, but economic viability challenging, to combine certain marine energy devices with other activities such as aquaculture to reduce the costs of multi-use platforms at sea. OPEC (Offshore Platform for Energy Competitiveness) identified a number of deployment cases that would be most suitable for future investment, such […]

15 February 2019 Grid Connection

Ørsted and Eversource Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Con Edison Transmission to support the development of the transmission facilities needed to deliver the energy produced by the proposed Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm to the New York grid. The MoU also gives New York’s transmission developer an eventual right to acquire the offshore portion […]

14 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Denmark’s Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies. ”We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which can be a game changer in offshore foundations for wind turbines,” Welcon said. ”The way this foundation is designed fits perfectly […]

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 […]

14 February 2019 R&D

The Japanese ORIX Corporation has commenced a seabed geological survey off the coast of the Chiba Prefecture to investigate the feasibility of offshore wind power. ORIX is carrying out an acoustic seabed survey in the waters offshore Choshi to study the conditions, ground structure and the topography of the seabed. The company said it is using […]

14 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power. The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power. The unit was transported from the pre-assembly site in Hull […]

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 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Innogy, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies (SOT) have reached the final investment decision on their EUR 18 million floating wind demonstration project in Norway. The project will feature SOT’s TetraSpar floating foundation supporting a 3.6MW Siemens Gamesa direct-drive turbine which will be tested at the test site of the Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) near Stavanger in […]

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 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

A consortium composed of funds managed by Commerz Real, wpd invest, KGAL, and the Ingka Group has acquired an 80% stake in the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The consortium acquired the stake in the project from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Highland Group Holdings, and Siemens Financial Services. Siemens Financial Services […]

13 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract for inter-array cable work at an undisclosed offshore wind farm. Under the EUR 80 million contract, the Dutch company is in charge of replacing and repairing a part of the inter-array cables at the project. Boskalis will use three anchored barge spreads, including the cable repair assets Bokabarge 82 and recently acquired […]

13 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Pipeshield International Limited has secured a contract by DeepOcean to supply the scour protection for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the Lowestoft-based company, more than 300 bespoke fronded concrete mattresses (FCMs) have been manufactured at the port of Great Yarmouth within close proximity of the deep water berth. Pipeshield […]

12 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments. After five years of development at X and more than a decade of development in total, Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to expand […]

12 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa’s facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]