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German offshore wind industry associations have called on the government to launch a special tender before the end of the year and offer up to 2GW in capacity to be developed. The industry representatives from BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB said that ''the industry now needs reliable, long-term framework conditions. This involves […]
Transmission system operator TenneT TSO BV has issued a contract notice for the provision of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Ijmuiden Ver offshore platforms. This FEED platform study is a part of the development of a 2GW 525 kV DC platform design for the two IJmuiden Ver grid connection systems (GCS) […]
Energinet has issued a tender seeking a consultant to provide a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. The work will include a number of surveys to be carried out, as well as technical reports of specific environmental and other themes, for the construction, operation and decommissioning phases of the […]
German transmission system operator 50Hertz Offshore GmbH is seeking geotechnical survey services for a project in the German Baltic Sea. 50Hertz has issued a tender for a geotechnical investigation and an accompanying report for an offshore transformer platform. The duration of the contract would be ten months, 50Hertz said. The value of the contract is undisclosed. […]
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the results from an offshore wind study which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW. The […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium is inviting proposals to fund projects that support offshore wind innovation for the local market. This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) seeks to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) for offshore wind in the U.S. Proposals should focus on new solutions that […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received expressions of interest from 14 developers in the call for information and nominations for obtaining commercial wind energy leases offshore California. The list of interested parties includes Equinor Wind US, EDF Renewables Development, EDP Renewables North America, Northland Power America, wpd Offshore Alpha, Avangrid Renewables, Castle Wind, US Mainstream […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium's first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating up to USD 28.1 million in funding for wind energy research, of which more than half will be awarded for offshore wind. DOE will give up to USD 7 million for projects conducting testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development using national-level testing facilities, including […]
California Assembly Member Jordan Cunningham has called on the U.S. Interior Department's Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to lease parts of the state's coastline for offshore wind development. In his letter, Cunningham explained that due to the expected closing of San Luis Obispo County's largest private employer, the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, in 2025, around 1,500 […]
A2SEA's wind turbine installation vessel Sea Challenger has left Hull with a first load of turbine components to be installed on the 1,218MW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. A2SEA is in charge of transporting and installing half of the wind farm's 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. The remaining half of the turbines is being […]
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has opened for applications the [email protected] program focused on projects related to planning and O&M of offshore wind farms. The call focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of projects across the different spatial and temporal scales involved. The program should be […]
Thirteen potential partners have responded to PGE Group's invitation to develop offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Baltic Sea, Poland's state-owned power company said. PGE intends to sell up to a 50% stake in two special purpose vehicles that are preparing the offshore projects with a combined capacity of up to 2,545MW, and to operate […]
SSE Services PLC has invited companies to pre-qualify for a tender to provide offshore blade inspection services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, a joint venture between SSE plc and innogy, is looking to inspect 105 turbines during 2019, and 35 turbines per year thereafter. Each turbine shall consist of three blade […]
Germany's leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]
Equinor has entered into an agreement with Unitech Offshore for the takeover of its Hywind Demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The turbine will be renamed to UNITECH Zefyros at Hywind Technology from 1 February and will be used as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. In its next phase, the floating turbine will […]
The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its fifth call for proposals aiming to help developers of offshore low carbon technologies test products or services in real sea environments.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received bids from three developers in response to its solicitation for 1.1GW of offshore wind.
Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the New York Bight Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on 28 November in New York.
JDR Cable Systems (JDR) and McAllister Towing have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and collaborative operation of a US East Coast Offshore Wind subsea power cable service base with an integrated cable training center.
Vattenfall is set to invest in bird research at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. Bird specialists will be tasked with monitoring the avoidance behaviour of birds flying in the vicinity of EOWDC's eleven wind turbines. The investment is part of the EOWDC’s EUR 3 million scientific programme, supported […]
Germany's ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable energy capacity, including offshore wind, by the end of October.
Energy ministers and senators from five northern German states, and industry representatives, have signed the 'Call for Wind Energy' which urges the country's federal government to speed up the transition to renewable energy and allow for the development of at least 20GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and 30GW by 2035.
Dutch offshore grid operator TenneT TSO B.V. has issued a call for competition for the construction, transport and installation of an offshore platform for a Hollandse Kust offshore wind zone.
The U.S. state of Rhode Island will issue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) this week to procure up to 400MW of renewable energy resources.