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26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global offshore wind sector has the potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Offshore Wind Report includes a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario which does not incorporate further technical development or opportunities and an upside scenario which captures the additional market potential. […]

26 June 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind in Germany produced 12 billion kWh in the first half of 2019, which is a 30% increase compared to 9.2 billion kWh in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary calculations. The research is being conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water […]

26 June 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

Senator of Massachusetts Edward J. Markey, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation said to spur the growth of offshore wind in the U.S. by extending tax credits for the renewable energy industry. The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act would extend the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind through 2025. Offshore wind […]

26 June 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Denmark's Bladt Industries has signed a contract with the US-based Vineyard Wind LLC for fabrication and delivery of an offshore substation for the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm. The EPC contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 3,000-ton offshore substation and a 1,500 ton jacket foundation. Bladt Industries will execute the project in […]

26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global market for offshore wind has grown by 16% in the last twelve months, with the largest gains coming from the USA, new figures from RenewableUK show. The biggest single growth market over the last year has been the USA, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of growth globally, RenewableUK said. Globally, the portfolio […]

25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland is getting ready for the start of site surveys after having secured a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The investigation works are scheduled to commence in August at the site off the coast of Dundalk in dialogue with the stakeholders and the local […]

24 June 2019 Environment

EDF Renewables, Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited, Red Rock Power Limited, and SSE Renewables have provided a financial boost to ‘Seabirds Count’, the fourth national census of the UK’s breeding seabird populations. Thanks to equal funding contributions from the offshore wind developers, alongside support from government and conservation charities, the count is now set for […]

24 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is launching a ten-year programme to support the growth of UK businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities offered by offshore wind. The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) will be delivered by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult which will support supply chain companies to enable their growth and increase their competitiveness. The GBP 100 […]

24 June 2019 Environment, Wind Farm Update

A series of ecological surveys are set to be carried out at the site of the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the surveys will be conducted between June this year and May 2020 off the Dublin and Wicklow coast to provide data on seabirds and […]

24 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected the Ocean Wind project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW. Located off the coast of Atlantic City, Ocean Wind will […]

20 June 2019 Business & Finance

SSE Renewables has applied for Foreshore Licences to carry our surveys at two offshore wind sites in Ireland that could accommodate approximately 1.6GW of capacity. The applications to the Irish Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government seek approval for conducting geophysical, geotechnical and environmental investigations offshore Clogher Head and Bunmahon Bay. Both sites have the […]

20 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Rotech Subsea Ltd. has secured contracts with Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles for work on an undisclosed offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Rotech will use its TRS1 and TRS1 LD tools for cable de-burial and reburial scopes on an offshore wind project in the southern sector of the North Sea. The campaigns are set to […]

20 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]

20 June 2019 Authorities

Representatives from ten North Sea countries met on 20 June in Denmark to discuss plans on offshore wind, as well as the UK's potential exit from the European Union. Energy ministers and other representatives gathered in Esbjerg as part of the North Seas Energy Cooperation to consider the potential of offshore wind and how cooperation can be continued […]

20 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind project in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita offshore wind farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All deliveries are […]

19 June 2019

Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas control the global offshore wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sector with more than 60% cumulative share expected by 2023, according to recent research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. In order to win market share from competitors, GE must focus on commercialising the Haliade-X 12MW-220 wind turbine in forthcoming auctions, […]

19 June 2019 Business & Finance

The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind. Under the MoU signed in Aberdeen, the two parties agreed to cooperate on offshore wind supply chain project activities. "We work extensively with supply chain companies and especially those diversifying from oil […]

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 […]

18 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is inviting expressions of interest from parties interested in using the Homeport Pier for offshore wind activities. The request for expressions of interest is aimed at offshore wind companies, service providers, manufacturers and developers wishing to locate, develop and use the Homeport Pier in Staten Island or a part […]

18 June 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

A new eight-kilometer cable link between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms in the Danish North Sea has recently been used for the first time while one of the export cables was undergoing scheduled maintenance, Vattenfall said. Energinet recently shut down the export cable connecting Horns Rev 2 to the grid for […]

18 June 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

Singapore's Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield (KHMO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan-based Hung Hua Construction (HHC) to collaborate on the offshore wind sector. KHMO will provide vessels, tugboats and barges to HHC by way of a charter, sale or joint ownership and operation to be used for the transportation, delivery […]

18 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish government has approved the proposed changes to the Inch Cape offshore wind farm which allows for the installation of fewer bat larger capacity wind turbines. Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) said this is a key milestone for the project as it prepares to bid for the third Contract for Difference (CfD) funding allocation […]

18 June 2019 Technology

GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today's offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

18 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based Colebrook Offshore has established a partnership with the Irish Grimes Offshore Services (GOS) to offer comprehensive marine, offshore and consultancy services for the offshore wind market in Ireland. Colebrook Offshore said it will offer support services to the renewable and offshore vessel markets, ranging from strategy and market approach to vessel contracting and operational support. The […]

17 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Jan De Nul has secured the engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract (EPCI) for foundations and subsea cables at the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Jan De Nul Group is responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the jacket foundations, as well as for the design, supply and installation of subsea cables […]

17 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has extended the decision period on the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tendering round by up to 13 weeks as the agency ''needs more time to assess the applications''. The initial legal period of 13 weeks for the evaluation of the received applications expired on 13 June and […]