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The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver electricity generated at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to the regional power grid. Approval of the project’s transmission cables and interconnection substation by the EFSB, […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has submitted a building permit application for a wind turbine production plant in Le Havre, France. Siemens Gamesa submitted the application to the mayor of Le Havre on 25 February, a spokesperson from the company told Offshore WIND. According to the company, the turbine production facility will be focused on supplying the Dieppe-Le […]
Taiwan's Bureau of Energy has granted Ørsted the establishment permit for the 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project. In the coming weeks, Ørsted will work with the Taiwanese authorities and local stakeholders to reach other outstanding key project milestones, such as completing the supply chain plan and signing the power purchase agreement (PPA), […]
Ørsted's subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited has applied to the UK Marine Management Organisation for a marine license to undertake offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) inspection and clearance works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. In preparation for offshore construction which is due to commence in 2020, there is a requirement to carry out inspections and, […]
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) and a consortium of private companies have submitted a lease application to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of a floating wind project off Humboldt County in Northern California.
The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
SeaRoc Group is launching a new Permit to Work system for its SeaPlanner marine monitoring and management solution.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.
Vineyard Wind has applied for federal and state construction permits with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to construct a 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.
The project company Ferme Eolienne Flottante de Groix & Belle-Île (FEFGBI) and Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) have jointly filed applications for the construction and operation of the pilot floating wind farm in the French part of the Atlantic ocean and its electrical connection.
The Regional Administrative Tribunal of Sicily (Il Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per la Sicilia - TAR) has revoked a construction permit granted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) for the 137MW offshore wind project in the Gulf of Gela off Sicily's southern coast.
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has requested a permit from the Australian Government to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of south-eastern Victoria, which would have up to 250 turbines and a capacity of at least 2GW.
Polish energy company Polenergia S.A. has obtained a legally binding environmental decision defining environmental requirements for the implementation of the 600MW Polenergia Baltic Sea II offshore wind farm (Polenergia Bałtyk II).
Vattenfall has started a three-year permitting process for the 1.8 GW offshore wind farm, Norfolk Boreas, the sister project to the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard.
Spanish energy company Iberdrola expects to receive a construction permit for the 500MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project by 30 June, 2017.
Icebreaker Windpower Inc. has filed an application for a certificate to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).
DONG Energy has received approval of an amended building consent from German authorities which allows 8MW turbines to be deployed at the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The original consent was granted in December 2011. The latest approval has been granted by the German consenting authority Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). DONG Energy […]
Hexicon has submitted an application to the Scottish Government, seeking a license to construct and operate its Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project, located approximately 6km off Dounreay, Scotland. According to the government's website, the application documents were filed in October. The construction application follows a scoping report submitted to Marine Scotland in January. The Dounreay Trì […]
The Danish Nature Agency (Naturstyrelsen), part of the country's Ministry of Environment and Food, has cleared Energinet.dk to start land works on the link that will transport energy generated by the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea to the grid. The Nature Agency granted approval for the start of onshore works following […]
Cape Wind Associates will not get a two-year extension on its permits for two underwater power lines in Nantucket Sound, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board decided on Wednesday. The final decision follows the board's recommendation that the permits should not be extended by May 2017, as earlier requested by Cape Wind Associates. The board justified the decision by […]
During the 3rd General Assembly of the INFLOW (INdustrialization setup of a FLoating Offshore Wind turbine) demo project, which was held on October 22nd 2014, it was announced that a key milestone of the project has been successfully reached. The offshore site for testing the novel floating vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) to be developed during the INFLOW project […]
Deepwater Wind has received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on-track to be the first U.S. offshore wind farm. The project’s lead federal permitting agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACORE), has granted its approval of the Block Island Wind Farm. With ACORE’s permit, the […]
The Highland Council has granted permission for Port of Ardersier to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. The council has granted onshore planning consent – giving a thumbs-up to ambitious plans to transform the 160 hectare (400 acres) vacant site into a manufacturing, assembly […]
Typhoon Offshore, on behalf of Gemini, announced that the permits for Gemini, the 600MW offshore wind farm that will be built in the North Sea 55 kilometers north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog, are now irrevocable. The permits had to be amended due to the complete redesign of the project, resulting in a 10% […]
Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, announced that it has granted a final permit for Q4 West offshore wind farm. The offshore wind farm will be located 26 kilometers off the coast and immediately behind wind farm Q4, for which Eneco obtained a license in 2009. There is still no […]
RWE Innogy yesterday received the permits for the Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 and 3. The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) approved the construction of 108 additional wind turbines located some 40 kilometres north of the island of Juist. Innogy Nordsee 2 will consist of 48 wind turbines and Innogy Nordsee 3 […]