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  • 28 December 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    X1 Wind, which leads the PivotBuoy floating wind platform project in Spain, has been selected in the last round of funding in the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. The company has been chosen for funding support together with 37 European start-ups and SMEs to receive between EUR 1 million and EUR […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Amazon has signed a ten-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to offtake the output of 250 MW from Ørsted’s planned 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. This CPPA will contribute to Amazon’s target of being 100 per cent renewable by 2030 as part of the company’s goal to reach net-zero […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Norwegian energy major Equinor and German utility RWE have joined the NortH2 green hydrogen project in the Netherlands. NortH2 aims to produce green hydrogen using electricity from about 4 GW of offshore wind off the coast of the Netherlands by 2030, and 10+ GW by 2040. The project was launched in February 2020 by Shell, […]

  • 25 November 2020
    Business & Finance, industry

    WindEurope and SolarPower Europe, supported by Breakthrough Energy, have launched a new coalition that is said to give voice to businesses and thought leaders who will be decisive in positioning Europe as the world leader in renewable hydrogen, produced via electrolysis and 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity. The Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC) was […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Eighteen offshore wind companies, transmission system operators and environmental NGOs have launched a new coalition dedicated to ensuring that Europe delivers its planned expansion of offshore wind energy while preserving nature and marine ecosystems. The aim of the Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition is to help the EU and national governments reach their climate goals […]

  • 12 November 2020

    Singapore-based integrated marine services provider PSA Marine has secured a three-year EUR 30 million equivalent sustainability-linked loan from DBS Bank. The loan features an interest rate adjustment linked to an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) target. This requires a fleet of PSA Marine’s Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to be substantially deployed to support offshore wind […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has installed the first V164-9.5 MW turbine on a floating platform for the Kincardine offshore wind project. The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform at the installation harbour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The turbine is the first of five such units to be installed at the Kincardine […]

  • 30 October 2020

    United Wind Logistics (UWL) has taken delivery of the second of the two deck carriers on long-term charters with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. MV BraveWind is the sister vessel to MV BoldWind, which was delivered earlier this year. Both vessels were built at Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China. MHI Vestas will use the vessels to […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    UK-headquartered Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services and Denmark-based Survey Association have formed a strategic alliance to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services to the U.S. offshore wind sector. The new alliance highlighted its in-depth marine operations experience brought in by both companies, saying it would enhance the risk management of offshore wind farm construction projects […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    European Energy has officially filed for permission to build the 320 MW Omø South and the 240 MW Jammerland Bay wind farms offshore Denmark. The filing comes five months after the Danish Energy Agency greenlit the preliminary environment impact assessments related to both projects. European Energy has already initiated technical inspections of the seabed at […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    European Energy is set to begin the development phase of its Omø South and Jammerland Bay offshore wind projects in Denmark. The first steps of the development phase will follow in the coming weeks with the preliminary inspections of the seabed at the project sites, which will help detemine the final project designs. European Energy […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on joint activities to support offshore wind development in Taiwan. The organisations will focus on developing opportunities and areas for cooperation through joint advocacy initiatives and other activities. GWEC and ECCT said they shared […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind is the third most opted for energy source for corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs), according to a survey of the European CPPA market carried out by law firm Fieldfisher. Some 54 per cent of survey respondents said they would consider signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) for offshore wind energy. This ranks offshore […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Jutal Offshore Oil Services has been awarded a contract for an offshore wind farm in Europe, according to a recent press release from the company. The China-based company informed its wholly owned subsidiary Jutal Offshore Oil Services (Zhuhai) won several new contracts, including one for the construction and delivery of “50 sets of offshore wind […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Grid Connection

    German transmission system operator Amprion has presented a concept for connecting offshore wind farms across Europe. The Eurobar (European Offshore Busbar) concept aims to integrate offshore wind power into the European power grid so that it makes the best possible contribution to climate objectives in Germany and Europe. The nations bordering the North Sea are […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has signed a preferred supplier agreement with innogy to deliver 100 of its new SG 14-222 DD turbines for the Sofia offshore wind project in the UK. The Sofia project will, therefore, be the first European project to install the 14 MW model that will be market-ready by 2024, on time for installation at the […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Capital expenditure (CAPEX) on offshore wind is expected to surpass upstream oil & gas spending in Europe in 2022, according to Rystad Energy. The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector on a continued downwards […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    European Energy has received the approval of the environmental impact assessments (EIA) for its Omø South and Jammerland Bay offshore wind projects in Denmark. With the approvals, European Energy said it is now ready to start the development phase of the two projects. ”We are very satisfied to receive the authorities’ approvals of both projects […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    EUR 6.1 billion was invested in four European offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of around 1.4 GW in 2019, marking the lowest amount invested and the capacity financed in a year since 2012, according to a report by WindEurope. The four wind farms that reached the Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2019 are […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    96 percent of Europe’s wind turbine and component manufacturing factories continue to operate, WindEurope said. Currently, only seven wind energy manufacturing sites are closed, according to WindEurope. All of them are located in Spain and Italy, the countries with the strictest lockdown regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spain the closed factories are […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Merkur Offshore GmbH by APG Asset Management N.V. and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the companies’ moderate combined market positions resulting from the proposed transaction. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Wind energy provided 15% of the electricity in Europe in 2019, however the current rate of installation is not enough to deliver the Green Deal, according to WindEurope.

  • 6 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Europe installed 3.6GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, which is a new record in annual installations, according to WindEurope.

  • 20 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has secured a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its divisible offshore wind turbine. SeaTwirl said that the notice about the patent is dependent on paying the required fees. The solution includes a turbine that is divisible above and below the house that holds the generator and bearing, meaning […]

  • 17 January 2020

    INESC TEC and EDP have launched a project that will see the establishment of the first real-time maritime robot testing center for offshore wind in Europe. The initiative is part of the Atlantis – The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics: New Frontiers for Inspection and Maintenance of Offshore Energy Infrastructures project, which has the […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    German wind energy agency WAB has brought into question the results of a report recently published by WindEurope, saying that Germany’s offshore wind potential is around 21GW higher than stated in the report. According to the report, the potential of offshore wind capacity in German waters by 2050 accounts to some 36GW. However, WAB has […]