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  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Innovation Norway has granted financial support to the Deep Purple project, which is developing a green hydrogen production system powered by offshore wind, with the hydrogen being stored on the seabed. A consortium led by TechnipFMC is working on a pilot project that will see a green hydrogen offshore energy system being constructed and tested […]

  • 6 January 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Fork offshore wind farm and will open a 45-day public comment period on 8 January. After the public consultation period, BOEM will address all received comments and publish a Final EIS, which is expected to be […]

  • 5 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Ramboll has completed a pilot test of its True Digital Twin technology at Iberdrola’s 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea. The results of the pilot test, carried out as part of the EU Horizon 2020’s ROMEO project, have been summarised in two reports, according to which the […]

  • 23 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s HOFOR is starting a restoration and recycling project at the Middelgrunden wind farm offshore Copenhagen with the aim of extending the project’s service life by up to several decades. The wind farm’s 20 wind turbines form a gentle arch which has been ”shielding” Denmark’s capital and its harbour since 2001. HOFOR owns ten of […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    An EOLOS floating LiDAR has been deployed at the Dunkirk offshore wind site off France, where the Éoliennes en Mer de Dunkerque (EMD) consortium will build a wind farm of up to 600 MW of capacity. The consortium between EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Innogy-RWE awarded EOLOS with a contract for turn-key floating LiDAR services with […]

  • 16 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind has entered into a partnership with South Jersey Industries (SJI) to collaborate on a green hydrogen pilot project in New Jersey. The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore using the excess electricity generated from offshore wind projects to create green hydrogen that can be blended with the […]

  • 15 December 2020

    Job Title: Project Director – EPC TransmissionReporting to: Local Operations ManagerGrade: PM3Department: Local OperationsLocation: United Kingdom Purpose of the Job:Project Director has overall responsible for safely managing projects, both strategically and operationally, to ensure the appropriate use of technical and human resources to achieve on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs. The role […]

  • 15 December 2020

    Reporting to: Local Operations ManagerGrade: PM3Department: Local OperationsLocation: United Kingdom Purpose of the Job:Project Director has overall responsible for safely managing projects, both strategically and operationally, to ensure the appropriate use of technical and human resources to achieve on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs. The role acts as the senior leader interface […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted permission for Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd offshore wind projects. The decisions come after the assessment of the supplementary environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for the two wind farms. The go-ahead allows Vattenfall to start the projects once the appeal period expires on 11 January 2021. Located nine […]

  • 11 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has chosen Fraunhofer and VBW Weigt for geophysical investigation and hydrographic survey services within the geological preliminary exploration of the N-9 wind energy area. The two companies have been awarded contracts at the tender that was launched in October for the sites within the German N-9 wind area in […]

  • 4 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The EU-funded project LEAPWind, which has been working on preventing blade erosion on offshore wind turbines, has put its solution(s) to test on an existing wind turbine in Portugal. LEAPWind said it was using a new commercial leading-edge blade component with new thermoplastic materials and innovative manufacturing processes to prevent blade erosion already at the […]

  • 4 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem has opened a tender round to grant two offshore transmission licences to connect the Moray East and the Triton Knoll offshore wind farms to the UK grid. The tender process will consist of two stages for each project, an Enhanced Pre-Qualification (EPQ) stage, and an Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage, […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project is now free from any appeals before the French courts, according to an update from Ailes Marines on 3 December. The appeal had been filed by the Association for the Protection of the Sites of Erquy and Surrounding Sites (ASPE), Erquy Environnement and others, requesting the Council of State to […]

  • 3 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Equinor and the Norwegian independent research organization SINTEF have entered into a strategic collaboration covering four areas, one of which is floating offshore wind. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate the exchange and development of ideas and radical solutions between the two partners. The companies will collaborate on projects that can provide good […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Lithuanian government has allocated EUR 7.5 million to prepare for its first offshore wind tender and the development of the first 700 MW of offshore wind capacity in its part of the Baltic Sea. The funds will support environmental impact assessments and other studies and surveys to be carried out from 2021 until 2023 in […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has arranged a EUR 300 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund its research and development and innovation (RDI) strategy through 2023. The deal comprises an initial EUR 150 million tranche, and a second tranche for the same amount that may be tapped next year. The EIB loan will be […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aibel has awarded AEG Power Solutions with a contract for the supply of its Protect 8 UPS and Protect RCS rectifiers to secure power on the HVDC offshore converter platforms for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. AEG PS will deliver two Protect RCS 110TPRE1200 rectifiers, two Protect 8 inverters 60KVA, distribution cabinets and […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    A consortium of Northland Power, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Yushan Energy has appointed K2 Management as Lender’s Technical, Environmental, and Social Advisor on Taiwan’s Hai Long offshore wind farm. The contract’s scope will see K2 Management advise lenders on permitting and environmental, technical design, project participants, construction management and associated contracts, schedule and weather […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind project. Vineyard Wind 1 will feature the GE Haliade-X units, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation to date. As a part of reaching this milestone, the developer has also decided to temporarily withdraw its Construction […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding the research needs for integration of large-scale offshore wind energy generation into the transmission grid. The purpose of the RFI, issued by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Technology

    The Crown Estate has invited views on how best to accelerate the development of floating wind in the UK. The consultation is part of the UK government’s ambition to deliver 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The Crown Estate has invited views on the scale of the opportunity for floating wind in the UK […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Denmark’s fully-developed energy island in the North Sea could provide enough green fuel to supply all ships and aircraft refueling in Denmark, a study by the country’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Public Utilities shows. As reported earlier, Denmark plans to develop two energy islands, one in the Baltic Sea and one in the North […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    TenneT has launched a qualification process for tenders that will seek the provision of jack-up barges in Germany and the Netherlands. For each requirement of a jack-up barge, the company will issue an invitation to tender or request for quotation. The vessels will support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance campaigns at TenneT’s offshore assets in the […]

  • 26 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The European Commission has awarded Saitec Engineering with EUR 2.4 million funding under the Blue Economy Window call. The funding will support the SATHScale project in bringing to market the SATH floating wind technology through scaling-up the prototype from the technology validation and demonstration to Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) required for commercial products in the relevant markets. Saitec already put its […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    All wind turbines have been installed at China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN) Nanpeng offshore wind farm off the coast of Yangjiang City, China. The 401.5 MW project, also known as CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm, features 73 MySE5.5MW hybrid-drive wind turbines supplied by MingYang Smart Energy. The first turbine was installed at the site […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK government aims to support up to 12 GW of renewable energy projects in the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. Set to open in late 2021, the Round 4 CfD auction will divide renewable technologies into three so-called ‘pots’. Pot 1 is reserved for established technologies such as onshore wind […]