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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 […]
Members of the newly-formed World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) association have signed a ”500 by 50” Mission Statement to pave the way to utilising the industry’s potential to build additional 500GW of offshore wind capacity by the year 2050. This mission is based on the latest projection by the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) transformation roadmap […]
The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is planning to issue a tender in March for geophysical investigation at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone. The awarded company will be responsible for carrying out the surveys in the months of July, August and/or September at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden […]
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft offshore wind energy lease rules for the development of projects within the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The draft rules are open to comments and suggestions until 25 February, MNRE said. The rules stipulate that the offshore wind energy blocks are to be allocated to successful […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has adopted a procedure designed to prevent impacts to commercial fishing gear from offshore wind energy activities.
RenewableUK has launched a new guide aimed at young people looking for a career in the offshore wind sector.
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) and humidity control specialist Dehum have entered a strategic partnership to jointly bring solutions to issues in maintaining stable atmospheric environments within confined spaces of offshore wind farm assets.
The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Partnership has issued a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) to participate in a competition to support the development of high-voltage dynamic cable designs for commercial floating wind projects.
Swedish offshore wind developer and operator Vattenfall has issued a contract notice for provision of marine coordination services offshore several European countries.
India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited expressions of interest from suitable and experienced bidders for the development of a 1,000MW commercial offshore wind farm off the coast of Gujarat.
Poland’s biggest oil and gas company, PKN ORLEN (Polski Koncern Noftowy), has announced a tender for the development of a preliminary technical concept to determine the options for preparing and implementing a project involving the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.
Wave Hub Ltd (WHL) has issued an invitation to tender for the provision of wind resource data for the Wave Hub offshore site in Cornwall.
The GWEC-led FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind In India) consortium has published the feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO has invited certifying authorities to submit their bids for the certification for the execution phase of the Alpha and the Beta offshore substation projects in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone, and the pre-contract award phase of the Hollandse Kust (noord) project.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has launched a tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
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.
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has informed about an upcoming invitation to tender for geotechnical soil investigations on the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm zone in the Dutch North Sea.
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind is looking for a provider of an export cable for the 228MW Northwester 2 wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
Vattenfall’s wind energy unit reported an underlying operating profit of SEK -0.3 billion (approx. EUR 31 million) for the third quarter, due to lower availability resulting from grid outages and cable issues in some offshore wind farms.
Vattenfall has issued two tenders searching for inter-array cable manufacturing and installation on three Danish offshore wind projects: Kriegers Flak, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd.
International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the classification of offshore service vessels.
Vattenfall is seeking crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to assist during the construction and operations and maintenance of the 406MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm in the Danish North Sea.