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The fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK will not take place until after the summer, The Crown Estate announced after assessing the latest market feedback. The Crown Estate has updated the plans for the new offshore wind leasing summarising the received feedback from developers since the November engagement events and confirming how […]
The Crown Estate is reviewing the feedback on its proposals for the fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK, which will help finalize the plans. An update on the plans will be shared before a proposed launch and once The Crown Estate reviews all the feedback from the market and shareholders and considers […]
The Crown Estate has detailed the criteria it would assess at the Pre-Qualification (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) stages of the proposed Round 4 offshore wind leasing tender in the UK.
The Crown Estate has provided further details on plans for a new offshore wind seabed leasing round in the UK, including proposed locations to be offered for new seabed rights, and a likely increase in capacity from 6GW to 7GW.
Danish wind energy giant, Dong Energy, is considering to locate a new operations and maintenance base for Westermost Rough in Grimsby, reports the Grimsby Telegraph. Dong Energy expects to create around 40 energy jobs in this area. This comes after the last week's announcement that the construction work on this wind farm will commence in […]
The UK's emerging offshore wind industry has only just started work on ambitious plans to build more than 30GW of new capacity, and is not y... By Jessica Shankleman (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, October 27, 2011
James Fisher Marine Service (JFMS) has successfully completed the Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel (SMV) 24 maiden charter and immediate subsequent charter at UK Round Three wind farm sites. The vessel accomplished its first charter working with offshore wind energy developer Forewind to support the Dogger Bank development, and the second charter was to RES Offshore delivering […]
IDEOL announces it has closed the financing of its innovative solutions development, and strengthened its advisory board with recognized experts from the offshore industry. Offshore wind is a buoyant sector: France is about to launch a first bidding for a 3 GW round, the United-Kingdom forecasts the installation of 32 GW before 2030, Germany sets […]
China's Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]
The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is opening the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round today, 29 May. The third CfD round has attracted offshore wind bids with a combined capacity of 8.4GW from major developers such as SSE, Equinor, Scottish Power, innogy, and Red Rock Power Ltd. A total of […]
The Formosa 1 Phase 2 project has entered the construction phase following a groundbreaking ceremony held in Taiwan's Miaoli County over the past weekend. Formosa 1 Phase 2 will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines installed on monopile foundations some 6km off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait. The project is owned by Formosa I Wind […]
The first cable to connect Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) plug to the Belgian grid made landfall in early May, with the second cable expected to reach the shore later this month, the Belgian offshore grid operator said. The first cable was connected to the mainland, where it was then connected to the existing onshore underground […]
Vietnam's Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1). The Korea- Tra Vinh intertidal wind farm (Phase 1) will comprise 24 2MW wind turbines installed offshore the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh. The project will reportedly feature Vestas wind turbines […]
Ørsted has launched the third annual round of its Walney Extension Skills Fund, dedicated to coastal areas of Lancashire and Cumbria in the UK. GBP 50,000 is available to organizations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a program of targeted events. The full amount may be […]
Ørsted has opened the third round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk. The grants will be available to organizations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a program of […]
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 […]
The company registration process for the third allocation round of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) has opened. According to the National Grid, registration is an essential pre-application activity and parties wishing to apply for a CfD need to first complete and submit a registration form, preferably before the application window opens. The third CfD allocation round […]
Ørsted has allocated grants from the sixth round of the Walney Extension Community Fund, set up to support community and environmental projects near the 659MW offshore wind farm in Cumbria, UK. The grants have been awarded to sixteen groups who will each receive a share of the just over GBP 253,000 windfall and will join 75 other […]
Future Wind has organized a ground-breaking event in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to mark the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype. Earlier this year, GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands, signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Vestas have announced a V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate wind turbine designed to handle extreme weather conditions. The V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate is being introduced at the 2019 Japan Wind Expo to highlight the turbine’s specific suitability for many project sites exposed to a severe climate in Japan and Asia, Vestas said. The […]
Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ''Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]
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 […]
ScottishPower Renewables is launching the consultation phase 4 for East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects in early 2019. This consultation phase will be based around a draft Environmental Statement which will set out the proposed infrastructure and its likely potential environmental impacts. The site selection chapter will set out the […]
Innogy has distributed GBP 1.4 million in Wales in 2018 through community funding from its renewable energy projects.
Ørsted has awarded ten local organizations around Liverpool Bay, the UK, with grants from the seventh round of the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund.
Offshore wind farms at three lease areas off Massachusetts will be built by Equinor (former Statoil), Mayflower Wind Energy (a joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables) and Vineyard Wind. The three will secure 30-year concessions with a total of USD 405,100,000.