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29 March 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Australian Government has approved a deed of licence to allow Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) to undertake resource exploration for the Star of the South, the country's first offshore wind farm. The licence will allow the developer to undertake exploration in Commonwealth waters about eight to 13 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, […]

27 March 2019 R&D

Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]

26 March 2019 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved project construction of the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, Ohio. USACE, the body administering and enforcing provisions of the Rivers and Harbors Act and the Clean Water Act, reviewed Icebreaker for more than two years. The permit follows last year's decision from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

21 March 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

U.S. port developer Atlantic Offshore Terminals LLC has acquired a port site in the state of New York which would be used for the offshore wind industry. Atlantic Offshore Terminals is proposing to develop the Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State, said law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel […]

20 March 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

A consortium led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has secured funding from Interreg North West Europe to test Saipem's floating wind technology offshore Ireland. The Accelerating Market Uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT) project is expected to demonstrate the survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind. Under the EUR 31 million project, a floating wind turbine […]

20 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

SeaRoc has secured a contract to supply its marine management system SeaPlanner to support the construction of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The deal comes as part of SeaRoc's strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC), which is delivering marine coordination services for the 120MW project. SMC will be responsible for […]

14 March 2019 Grid Connection

Dutch transmission system operator TenneT has selected Arcadis and Pondera to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and provide permit applications with associated investigations for high-voltage connections which will link the IJmuiden Ver wind farm to the grid. The two subsea high-voltage connections will each have the capacity to bring  2GW of energy to land, the […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]

12 March 2019 Authorities

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM's plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]

6 March 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted permissions to the Greater Copenhagen Utility (HOFOR) to conduct preliminary studies for the establishment of offshore wind farms in two areas in Øresund (the Sound). The 160MW Nordre Flint project would comprise between 16 and 40 wind turbines with an individual capacity of between 4 -10MW. The total feasibility […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

4 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has opened a tender to build and operate offshore wind farms without subsidies at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV zones in the Dutch North Sea. The application period opened on 1 March and will run until 5 pm local time on Thursday, 14 March 2019. After the closure of […]

1 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fugro plans to commence geotechnical survey operations at the Hollandse Kust (west) site in April, the company informed after recently winning the contract for the works with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). As the agreement is expected to be finalised soon, Fugro has already started preparing to carry out the project that will run until […]

28 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ''Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]

26 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Fugro Netherlands Marine B.V. has won a contract to provide meteorological and oceanographic data for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind zones in the Dutch North Sea. The field data will be obtained by means of two individual systems equipped with a LiDAR system to measure wind properties and dedicated instrumentation […]

22 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 300MW Hai Long offshore wind farm has secured all approvals and permits and the next step will be executing the power purchase agreement with Taipower, Mike Crawley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northland Power, said. The wind farm is one of three Hai Long projects with a combined capacity of 1,044MW that Northland Power […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance

Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity in 2018, which is an increase from 12% in 2017, according to statistics by WindEurope. Last year, wind power capacity rose by 11.3GW in Europe, with 2.65GW offshore and 8.6GW onshore. According to WindEurope, continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to increase wind's share […]

21 February 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the 2GW Star of the South, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed […]

21 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

Smulders has loaded out the jacket foundation for the Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore substation in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The jacket, weighing more than 1,700 tons, will be transported to the German North Sea at the beginning of March, weather permitting, Smulders said. The substation topside, which was assembled at the Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen yard, […]

20 February 2019 R&D

With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]

18 February 2019

Two of the largest and heaviest monopiles in the world have been fabricated in China. Weighing in at 1,600 tons, the monopiles are the first of 500 to be manufactured for SPIC Guangdong Offshore Wind Power's offshore wind projects in the Guangdong province. According to Ramboll, the designer of the foundations, the monopiles are installed at 37m, […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]

8 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

National Grid has filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from Ørsted’s 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The contract price for energy and environmental attributes is a fixed, nominal price of US 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (US 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2017 […]

6 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has passed the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) review process following the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). According to Vineyard Wind, the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew A. Beaton certified the FEIR for the 800MW project, which brought to the finalization of MEPA. The […]

4 February 2019 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has set new dates for the public meetings regarding its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project, which had previously been postponed due to the government shutdown. The first four meetings will be held in Massachusetts, with the first scheduled to begin on […]