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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 […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, its lenders, and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility. According to Senvion, the DIP facility enables the company to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The loan has received Board approvals and allows substantial […]

8 April 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

The European Commission has fined General Electric (GE) EUR 52 million for providing incorrect information during the investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of GE’s planned acquisition of LM Wind Power. On 11 January 2017, GE notified its proposed acquisition of the blade manufacturer. In this notification, GE stated that it did not have any […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

A UK consortium led by the University of Hull has won a GBP 5.5 million funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at boosting offshore wind skills and investment. The bid, which the university’s Energy & Environment Institute secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), […]

25 December 2018 Business & Finance

Innogy has distributed GBP 1.4 million in Wales in 2018 through community funding from its renewable energy projects.

21 December 2018 R&D, Technology

The Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded DKK 16 million (more than EUR 2 million) to Rope Robotics.

20 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders

GeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.

18 December 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Japan-based Nippon Life Insurance has executed a GBP 200 million syndicated loan for the Race Bank offshore wind project in the UK.

14 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind farms at three lease areas off Massachusetts will be built by Equinor (former Statoil), Mayflower Wind Energy (a joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables) and Vineyard Wind. The three will secure 30-year concessions with a total of USD 405,100,000.

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.

28 November 2018 Business & Finance

The UK-based Aviva Investors has invested GBP 400 million to help fund the construction of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

27 November 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, the developer of a 950MW offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, which will use the port as an intermediate one during the project construction. 

21 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a draft budget notice amounting to GBP 60 million for the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) round.

24 September 2018 Business & Finance

Danish offshore wind operations & maintenance services provider ZITON A/S has raised EUR 100 million in a senior secured bond and EUR 25 million in a second secured bond.

23 July 2018 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Portugal’s ASM Industries has signed a EUR 4.5 million investment agreement with an undisclosed institutional investor for ASM Offshore – the company’s offshore wind foundations and towers manufacturing unit.

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.

4 July 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has awarded NKT with a contract worth over EUR 145 million, under which NKT will supply more than 190 kilometres of 220kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

27 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has awarded TÜV SÜD with a EUR 1.2 million contract for project certification services for the developer’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms in Denmark. 

20 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. has officially signed a GBP 100 million contract with J Murphy & Sons for onshore work at innogy’s 860MW offshore wind project in the UK.

20 June 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.

18 June 2018 Business & Finance

UK-based provider of subsea technology and services to the offshore wind and oil & gas industries, Tekmar Group, will start trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 20 June and plans to use the placing proceeds to acquire Tekmar Limited, repay debt within the Group and provide some GBP 10 million to fund future expansion and acquisitions.

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.

14 May 2018 Business & Finance, Technology

Rovco has secured a GBP 1.2 million funding for the launch of its new live 3D subsea survey system, which is said to cut down the cost of underwater inspections and maintenance.

9 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures. 

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.