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29 May 2019 R&D

The global offshore wind power market size will grow by more than USD 17 billion during the period 2019-2023 at a nearly 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a research report by Technavio. The forecasted growth of the global offshore wind market in the next five years is due to wind power registering […]

3 May 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four projects totaling up to USD 8 million to develop next-generation drivetrain technologies to facilitate the growth of tall offshore and onshore wind turbines. The projects are expected to develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will lower costs and make wind power more affordable. Each of the chosen […]

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 […]

27 March 2019 R&D

The U.S. offshore wind industry represents a circa USD 70 billion CAPEX revenue opportunity to businesses in the local supply chain, according to a new white paper by Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). The analysis, provided by Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), offers a road map for states and a menu for suppliers to build new offshore wind […]

10 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure.

23 August 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.

20 July 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) has announced a funding opportunity for advanced research and development (R&D) to reduce wind energy costs and environmental impacts.

1 June 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Deepwater Wind will invest USD 250 million locally for its Revolution Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, US, including a USD 40 million private investment in Rhode Island ports ProvPort and Quonset Point.

16 May 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Training & Education

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has made available Offshore Wind Business and Workforce Development Grant Programs for the Fiscal Year 2019.

2 May 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to collect meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data off the New York coast, in areas with the potential for future offshore wind development, and announced USD 5 million available to support the works. 

22 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The UAE-based offshore engineering and fabrication company Lamprell recorded USD 98.1 million net loss in 2017, USD 80 million of which was attributed to the operational challenges faced on the East Anglia One project.

13 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of USD 179.3 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under a total budget for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) of USD 11.7 billion. 

25 January 2018 Business & Finance

Lamprell, the company in charge of fabrication of 60 jacket foundations and their accompanying piles for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, will book approximately USD 80 million (approx. EUR 64 million) in losses related to project in its 2017 financial results, to be released in March. 

22 December 2017 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

The proposed Bay State Wind wind farm project will bring USD 1 billion direct investment to Massachusetts and will support the construction of the first purpose-built Jones Act-compliant installation and transportation vessels, the developers said.

13 December 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially announced a USD 18.5 million funding for an offshore wind R&D consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the states.

7 December 2017 Business & Finance

Westwood Global Energy Group expects USD 119 million of offshore wind-related helicopter expenditure over the period 2018-2022 with a CAGR of 39%, as the world could see the number of installed offshore wind turbines reaching 10,000 by 2022.

5 December 2017 Business & Finance

According to a report at Zion Market Research, global offshore wind energy market size was valued at USD 20.3 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 57.2 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% between 2017 and 2022. 

27 October 2017 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has applied for a USD 15 million government grant to make room for an increase in activities, including offshore wind.

16 October 2017 R&D

The University of Delaware has determined that assembling offshore wind turbines in a port is the most cost- and time-effective method in the construction of offshore wind farms, since it would cost up to USD 1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and would take half the construction time.

27 September 2017 Business & Finance

The global high voltage power cable market was valued at USD 33.225 billion in 2016 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 7.17% over the forecast period to reach USD 50.345 billion by 2022, according to a report at Research and Markets. 

21 April 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has allocated a combined USD 1 million for two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry.

24 March 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Oil and gas giant Shell plans on increasing investments in its newly-established New Energies division to up to USD 1 billion a year by the end of the decade, according to our sister site Offshore Energy Today.

8 February 2017

Annual global spending on transmission system infrastructure for large-scale renewable energy integration is expected to grow from USD 36.7 billion in 2016 to USD 46.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

12 January 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Offshore wind was the brightest spot in the global clean energy investment picture in 2016 with capital spending commitments to this technology hitting USD 29.9 billion, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The industry saw a 40% increase in investment in 2016 compared to 2015 figures as developers took advantage […]

5 January 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

China plans to invest CNY 2.5 trillion (USD 361 billion) in renewable energy projects by 2020, according to the country's National Energy Administration (NEA). The announced investment is part of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development which is expected to ensure that renewable energy projects contribute to half of the country's electricity generation by […]

16 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

Statoil Wind US came out as the winner of the New York offshore wind lease sale, agreeing to pay USD 42.5 million for rights to build an offshore wind farm at the 79,350-acre area. The lease comprises an area that could potentially accommodate more than 1GW of offshore wind, with a phased development expected to start with […]