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3 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Peel Ports Great Yarmouth expect to finalise their agreement to locate the Swedish energy group’s offshore wind operations base at the East Anglian facility by summer 2018.

24 April 2018 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has teamed up with green energy producer Eoly, part of Colruyt Group, and gas transmission specialist Fluxys to build an industrial-scale power-to-gas installation that converts green electricity into green hydrogen that can be transported and stored in the existing natural gas infrastructure.

9 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which Good Energy Group will source offshore wind power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further two years.

6 March 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Exeter on developing new offshore wind access forecasting methodology expected to enable safer crew transfers.

6 March 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult expects to publish the contract notices and procurement documentation for the construction of its wind turbine bearing test facility in Blyth, UK, in March.

1 March 2018 Authorities

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved an order that implements Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order which calls for the full implementation of the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) and to begin moving the state toward a solicitation of 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity.

28 February 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the helicopter services provider NHV to develop and commercialise integrated packages for the offshore wind sector.

8 February 2018 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has issued a call for expressions of interest in its new innovation competition, aiming to develop and enhance black start capabilities for offshore wind turbines.

7 February 2018 Business & Finance, R&D

The Canada-based Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has invited local firms to consider the offshore wind industry as an avenue for business growth.

25 January 2018

After OMM completed a boulder removal campaign for a German offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Atlantic Marine – which supported the project with its Atlantic Tonjer vessel and ROGE ROV 2 boulder system – announced that the works had taken its total to over 30,000 targets removed, including boulders, UXO, scrap metals, wreckage and disused cables in the past five years.

19 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar and Norway’s Statoil have signed a collaborative agreement to analyse data from the Batwind battery system designed to store energy generated by the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm.

5 January 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

As the Trump Administration issued the draft proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program on 4 January, the move to make more than 90% of OCS available for oil and gas exploration and production saw opposition from several U.S. coastal states, including those that want more renewable energy in their future.

26 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

Denmark’s Sønderborg Affald A/S has invited bids for geotechnical investigation services on the proposed Lillebælt Syd nearshore wind farm situated between the islands of Als and Funen (Fyn), Denmark.

11 December 2017 Ports & Logistics, R&D

Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign focused on the transport and installation of gravity-based structures (GBS) as part of the GBS WIND Joint Industry Project (JIP) launched in March 2017.

7 December 2017 Ports & Logistics, R&D

BVG Associates (BVGA) has published an updated report on future costs of energy for offshore wind for InnoEnergy, examining how technology innovation is anticipated to reduce the cost of energy from European offshore wind farms up to 2030.

1 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Fugro has won contracts by Ørsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at Bay State Wind and Ocean Wind offshore wind farms in the United States.

27 November 2017 Business & Finance

Nancy McLean has been appointed to the role of Head of Offshore to lead Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally.

22 November 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

DNV GL has published a position paper on artificial intelligence (AI) in solar and wind energy industries, saying AI will increasingly automate operations over the next several years and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector.

24 October 2017 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

DeepOcean has deployed Coda Octopus’ Echoscope real-time 3D sonar system on DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK.

19 October 2017 Authorities

Delaware Governor John Carney has established the Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits offshore wind could bring to the state.

16 October 2017 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) signed Avangrid’s offshore wind lease for the 122,405-acre Kitty Hawk site off North Carolina on 10 October. The lease will go into effect on 1 November 2017.

10 October 2017

Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.  

20 September 2017

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult gathered offshore wind farm developers, turbine blade manufacturers and researchers in Blyth this week to address key challenges in the test and certification process for offshore wind turbine blades.

13 September 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group.

8 September 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

DNV GL has opened the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants.

7 September 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Researchers from the UK and China will collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) said.