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1 February 2019

Record-breaking turbines, new offshore wind tenders... read the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the first month of 2019. Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The prototype is expected to be installed this year, with commercial market […]

1 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has contracted DNV GL and Ocean Tech Services to study the metocean conditions in the New York Bight area. Under the two multi-year contracts, the companies will support the deployment of two floating LiDAR systems mounted on buoys more than 20 miles off the Atlantic […]

30 January 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind projects will move forward, Ørsted said in response to the announced 6% Feed-in-Tariff reduction, but the final investment decision depends on the outcome of supply contract renegotiations and relevant project milestones being achieved in time to keep the projects on track for commissioning in 2021. Developers who sign their […]

30 January 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Thirteen potential partners have responded to PGE Group's invitation to develop offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Baltic Sea, Poland's state-owned power company said. PGE intends to sell up to a 50% stake in two special purpose vehicles that are preparing the offshore projects with a combined capacity of up to 2,545MW, and to operate […]

25 January 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The future operator of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farms will not be exempt from paying the seabed lease fee for the portions of the wind farms situated within the 12-mile zone of the Dutch territories in the North Sea, according to Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. […]

23 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fugro will commence geophysical surveys at the Ocean Wind project offshore New Jersey this month, according to the project's Notice to Mariners. Fugro's 170-foot research vessel R/V Enterprise will carry out the investigations off the Atlantic and Cape May counties within the Northern section of the Ocean Wind lease area. The estimated duration of the works […]

21 January 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Germany's leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]

21 January 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has suspended the execution of contracts with Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial (CISI) for the developer's offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Taiwanese media reports. OffshoreWIND.biz has contacted Ørsted to confirm this, with the company yet to respond. The suspended contracts were already ongoing, while for those that […]

21 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltic Trade & Invest (BTI) has announced the deployment of a Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoy within the area of the 350MW FEW Baltic II offshore wind farm project in the Polish Baltic Sea. The Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoy will measure a number of parameters at the site some 50km offshore, on the north side of the […]

10 January 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its offshore wind farm licence area in the Polish Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining […]

10 January 2019

Markets Outlook: Business Network for Offshore Wind National offshore wind target  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update has reported that the current U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is estimated at 25,464MW, with 14,585MW under exclusive site control by developers. The United States does not have a federal energy policy with goals for offshore wind, but the […]

8 January 2019 Authorities

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has obtained additional federal consistency oversight regarding offshore wind development projects in the federal waters off its coast, as well as that of Massachusetts.  The CRMC has been granted this jurisdiction expansion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a new Geographic Location Description (GLD 2018) […]

8 January 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

The Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) and the University of Delaware have developed the Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA) to provide education for the U.S. offshore wind market. The aim of OWSA is to prepare professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and others who may be new in the offshore wind sector. […]

3 January 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted will pause and revisit its project activities, the project timelines, and local commitments in Taiwan after not receiving an establishment permit in time to sign a 2018 power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects.

1 January 2019

Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry's hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the 'Learn More' button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.

28 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Vineyard Wind is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of its 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.

19 December 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has unanimously voted to reject the proposal to install the 25MW Nautilus offshore wind demonstration project off the coast of Atlantic City.

17 December 2018 Authorities

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, have called on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider fishermen's interest earlier in the siting process for offshore wind.

11 December 2018 Authorities

A bill that would authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to US territories has passed the US House of Representatives.

6 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Polish state-owned power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) is launching a search for a strategic partner to prepare, build and operate offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 2,545MW.

4 December 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate will open the bidding procedure for developers interested in building the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III and IV offshore wind farms without subsidies in March 2019.

15 November 2018 Wind Farm Update

First power on all 56 turbines at Borkum Riffgrund II offshore wind farm has now been achieved and the German project will soon enter commercial operation. 

8 November 2018

The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

7 November 2018 R&D

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is hosting four workshops with the fishing industry to identify priorities for the assessment of impacts offshore wind has on fisheries and ecological conditions.

5 November 2018 Industry Contribution

By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]

5 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.