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2 July 2019 Authorities

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is today submitting proposals to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development, and is seeking input on whether to open a third area. The two areas that the ministry plans to open for offshore wind development are Utsira Nord and Sandskallen-Sørøya Nord. Utsira Nord lies west of Utsira […]

1 February 2019 Authorities, R&D

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]

15 August 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Norway plans to open two new areas for floating offshore wind on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this autumn, the country's Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes said during the Energy Outlook conference held this week in Arendal.

6 November 2017 Environment, R&D, Technology

APEM will carry out ultra-high resolution aerial digital surveys of offshore wildlife off the coast of North and South Carolina on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

17 June 2015

The FOWIND Consortium has released pre-feasibility reports (PFRs) for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coasts of the two states. “This is a key first step in identifying sites for offshore wind development, and we are pleased […]

26 July 2012 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The United States Government is on the edge of auctioning a total of 2,434 square miles area off the East Coast for development of offshore wind farms. The exact date of the auction is yet unfamiliar, however, it is expected by the end of this year. The biggest area to be leased is the one […]

9 April 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

US Department of Interior has announced the proposed lease sale for two additional areas offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing, totalling nearly 390,000 acres.

5 July 2016 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Hollandse Kust Zuid (South) and Hollandse Kust Noord (North) offshore wind zones, totalling 2.1GW of potential offshore wind capacity, have been selected for the construction of offshore wind farms by the Dutch government in an effort to reach the goal of 16% of renewable energy in the country's energy mix by 2023. Hollandse Kust Zuid, covering […]

10 March 2014 Business & Finance

RenewableUK has commented on the announcement by HM Treasury and Department for Communities and Local Government of allocation of the latest round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. The Fund, which was set up in 2012 by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has […]

2 December 2012 Authorities

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to continue to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau have announced competitive lease sales for renewable energy development in two wind energy areas (WEAs) in federal waters. […]

30 November 2011

  New areas have been identified for future offshore wind development in Scotland's waters. Marine Scotland Science's new research report for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish waters is the first stage in the process to identify potential new areas for offshore wind energy. The new areas could support a further 10 Gigawatts of development and […]

12 July 2011 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

  As part of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s “Smart from the Start” initiative for Atlantic offshore wind development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced it is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that considers potential environmental and socioeconomic effects of issuing renewable energy leases in […]

19 July 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The UK Crown Estate has presented a revised tender design for Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4. Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, which will make at least 7GW of new seabed rights available to the market, is designed on the basis of a three-stage tender process, involving a pre-qualification stage (PQQ) to assess competence of bidders; […]

17 July 2019 Environment

Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA) carried out a multi-disciplinary survey within the Moray Firth wind farm sites in June 2019. MSS colleagues and UoA postgraduate students set sail on the Alba na Mara to characterise the distribution of the prey species (fish schools, zooplankton patches) across the Smith Bank in […]

16 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Japan's Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation around Hirashima and Enoshima islands off the coast of Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture, to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind farm. The Japanese government is currently in the process of determining areas to be designated as offshore […]

4 July 2019 Business & Finance

Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind from Wildeshausen with an aim to expand its services in the offshore and onshore wind markets. The company, which will operate under the name Buss Wind Services GmbH, added the aspects of installation and long-term services for turbines to Buss' project business in offshore and onshore wind. The acquisition saw the addition […]

3 July 2019 Business & Finance

Energia Group is implementing a EUR 3 billion investment program in Ireland's renewable energy sector, which will include the offshore wind market. In addition to offshore wind, the Positive Energy program will include investments for onshore wind, solar power, hydrogen fuel, bio-energy and smart grids. The five-year program is expected to create 200 new jobs across Energia […]

2 July 2019 Business & Finance

Equinor has met with the supplier industry in Norway to discuss cost-effective solutions for floating offshore wind farms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Equinor got together with Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE companies in Agder to talk about finding cost-optimal solutions related to designing floating foundations for turbines in the 10-15MW range. Additionally, the meetings were […]

1 July 2019 Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Energy Agency is seeking ideas and proposals for the content of the supplementary environmental impact assessment (EIA) Vattenfall has to prepare for the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms. The responses should be sent to the agency by 16 August at the latest. As previously reported, Vattenfall delayed the two nearshore projects […]

25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind has adjusted the final turbine array for its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S., by changing the location of three MHI Vestas 9.5MW units. According to Vineyard Wind, the design change eliminates three turbines located near Chappaquiddick and the Nantucket Historic District to create additional distance between turbines and important commercial fishing areas. […]

19 June 2019 Authorities

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced plans to potentially open two areas for offshore wind development with a combined capacity of up to 3.5GW. The Ministry will send a proposal to open a hearing on the Utsira North area off the coast of Rogaland before summer. In addition, input will be requested for the […]

14 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

France will launch a new offshore wind tender off Oléron in response to the announced increase in offshore wind targets, François de Rugy, France's minister for ecological transition, said. The new project will have the capacity of between 500MW and 1,000MW, de Rugy said at the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. No timeline was […]

14 June 2019 Business & Finance

U.S. coastal states must compete, but also cooperate, to develop an offshore wind industry that benefits everyone, according to a new report by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The Leadership 100 report writes that the priority areas include the development of an industry road map, recommendations on advancing grid and transmission projects, and launching of a […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

Home of energy transition Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets – 7, 8 and 9 October in Amsterdam. Offshore Energy is the place […]

16 May 2019 Business & Finance

France has moved up two positions and is now the third most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy due in part to a new focus on floating offshore wind. This is according to the 53rd EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI). As reported earlier, France intends to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of […]

13 May 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

The Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration is allocating USD 721,500 in grants to six academic institutions and labor organizations to establish workforce training and development programs to support the state’s offshore wind sector. The awards, which include USD 200,000 from Vineyard Wind’s Windward Workforce Fund, will be used to grow a workforce required to meet the needs […]