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  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The US offshore wind energy project development and operational pipeline grew in 2018 to an estimated potential generating capacity of 25,824MW, according to a report issued by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The overall size of the US offshore wind pipeline grew by 1.4% in 2018, from 25,464MW to 25,824MW. The growth was driven by […]

  • 14 August 2019

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has approved changes to the policies in the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (OSAMP) with an aim to better address proposed offshore wind farm developments. According to CRMC, a number of issues were raised during the federal consistency review process for the Vineyard Wind project, which the agency […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has further delayed the publication of the Federal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts. In July, BOEM announced it is postponing the issuance of the Vineyard Wind FEIS saying it is not yet prepared to do so. Now, BOEM stated in its public […]

  • 8 August 2019
    R&D

    The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has deployed two floating LiDARs in the New York Bight to study the metocean conditions. According to NYSERDA, the metocean buoys are designed specifically for offshore wind and equipped with environmental and wildlife sensors. The LiDARs will be collecting data for two years, which will be used […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Europe added 1.9GW of new offshore wind capacity in the first half of 2019, up from the 1.1GW installed in the same period last year, according to WindEurope. Countries that contributed to the new installations are the UK with 931MW, including Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, Denmark with 374MW, Belgium with 370MW and Germany […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    A wind turbine installed on the 497MW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea has produced the first power and delivered it to the grid, EnBW said. So far, EnBW has installed 49 of the 87 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines at Hohe See and the neighbouring 112MW Albatros wind farm. Weather permitting, two […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed a veteran regulatory attorney to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the offshore wind sector in the U.S. As Senior Director of Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Smith Morton will lead AWEA efforts in coordination with member companies to resolve permitting and regulatory challenges impacting offshore wind […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Senator of Massachusetts Edward J. Markey, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation said to spur the growth of offshore wind in the U.S. by extending tax credits for the renewable energy industry. The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act would extend the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind through 2025. Offshore wind […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has adjusted the final turbine array for its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S., by changing the location of three MHI Vestas 9.5MW units. According to Vineyard Wind, the design change eliminates three turbines located near Chappaquiddick and the Nantucket Historic District to create additional distance between turbines and important commercial fishing areas. […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Xodus Group and Leidos have joined forces in an alliance dedicated to the offshore wind industry in North America. The partnership is expected to leverage Leidos’ renewable capabilities with Xodus’ experience in European offshore wind projects, Xodus said. “Our alliance with Leidos brings owners and lenders a truly consolidated service in the development of offshore […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Hydrographic and geophysical surveys on the proposed 520MW Arklow Bank wind farm in the Irish Sea are scheduled to start in June. The start of the surveys off the Ireland’s Wicklow coast is weather dependent. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019, a marine notice said. The […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure due to a lack of auctions and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030, according to WindEurope. The last German offshore wind auction was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021. This has lead to order books drying up within […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has partnered with the Connecticut Port Authority and terminal operator Gateway to prepare State Pier in New London for the coming offshore wind projects in New England. The new partnership has committed to a public-private investment of USD 93 million to upgrade State Pier’s infrastructure and […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Training & Education

    Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, owners of the Revolution Wind project, have pledged USD 4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development in Rhode Island. The funding will be invested locally, with USD 3 million dedicated for higher education around offshore wind programs led by the University of Rhode Island (URI), which […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Quadran Energies Marines has applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the EolMed floating offshore wind project in France. Quadran is seeking approximately EUR 50 million in the application that has been under appraisal since 21 March, EIB said. According to the bank, the project’s environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and permitting will be […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is launching an advisory service to help U.S. offshore wind developers navigate the project regulatory frameworks and permitting processes. The regulatory and permitting advisory service is expected to assist developers through processes at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the efficient approach to project approval, the company said. OWC’s team is […]

  • 27 March 2019
    R&D

    Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    U.S. port developer Atlantic Offshore Terminals LLC has acquired a port site in the state of New York which would be used for the offshore wind industry. Atlantic Offshore Terminals is proposing to develop the Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State, said law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A consortium led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has secured funding from Interreg North West Europe to test Saipem’s floating wind technology offshore Ireland. The Accelerating Market Uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT) project is expected to demonstrate the survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind. Under the EUR 31 million project, a floating wind turbine […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Environment

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Authorities

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM’s plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity in 2018, which is an increase from 12% in 2017, according to statistics by WindEurope. Last year, wind power capacity rose by 11.3GW in Europe, with 2.65GW offshore and 8.6GW onshore. According to WindEurope, continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to increase wind’s share […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has loaded out the jacket foundation for the Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore substation in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The jacket, weighing more than 1,700 tons, will be transported to the German North Sea at the beginning of March, weather permitting, Smulders said. The substation topside, which was assembled at the Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen yard, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has passed the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) review process following the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). According to Vineyard Wind, the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew A. Beaton certified the FEIR for the 800MW project, which brought to the finalization of MEPA. The […]