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  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm developers, SSE Renewables and Equinor, have signed four agreements for power offtake for the entire output of the first two phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank A and B. Ørsted and Shell Energy Europe have inked 15-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 40 per cent and 20 […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is investing in a prototype blade manufacturing facility at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. The Additive Manufacturing for Wind Blades project will install an advanced manufacturing cell that aims to prove technologies that can reduce blade production costs and increase production speeds. According to ORE, the facility will challenge traditional blade manufacturing processes by using […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The California State Lands Commission is reviewing two floating offshore wind applications for the use of land for demonstration projects in the Pacific Ocean. This concerns the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of two projects that would be located in state waters off the coast of Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base. The first application […]

  • 19 November 2020
    R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has manufactured a wind turbine blade made of thermoplastic resin that can be recycled, and has now demonstrated its feasibility and structural integrity in partnership with Arkema Inc of Pennsylvania. This has been done with a 13-metre thermoplastic composite blade compared to a near-identical thermoset […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Scottish offshore wind seabed leasing process has brought together Scotland-headquartered SSE Renewables, Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation, and Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). According to the latest press release from SSE Renewables, the developer has teamed up with Marubeni and CIP to work on joint bids for the ScotWind seabed leasing, managed by […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Polish energy company PKN ORLEN has started onshore geological surveys along the connection route for its offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea. PKN Orlen, through its subsidiary Baltic Power, holds a license to build wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea with a maximum total capacity of up to 1,200 MW. The proposed […]

  • 13 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    North Falls Offshore Wind has hired Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the leading Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services in support of the Development Consent Order application for the Greater Gabbard extension project. The up to 504 MW North Falls is one of the seven UK offshore wind farm extension projects that secured Agreements for Lease with […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype has received a full type certificate from DNV GL. This full type certification, which follows a provisional type certification announced in June, provides independent verification that the new turbines will operate safely, reliably, and according to design specifications, the turbine maker said. The process of certifying the Haliade-X […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Vessels

    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has put together the lower slewing unit of the HLC 150000-300 heavy lift crane which will be installed on OHT’s Alfa Lift installation vessel. According to the crane supplier, “the wedding” of the the lower slewing column and the machinery frame, which together make the lower slewing unit, marks the latest key milestone […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Works on bringing the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind turbines to spin off the Scottish coast are moving forward with export cable route boulder clearance now completed. The same operations that were being carried out at the inter-array routes are paused for the winter, while activities on getting the project’s O&M base up are now […]

  • 10 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    LM Wind Power’s 107-metre blade for the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbine has received its Component Certificate from TÜV Nord. The component certification hinged on the testing of two blades produced at LM Wind Power’s factory in Cherbourg, France, the company said. One blade completed its testing at the WTTC test facility in Boston, […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Technology

    Classification society DNV GL has released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures. The newly developed DNV GL class rules for floating wind turbine installations, DNVGL-RU-OU-0512, apply standardized, well-proven maritime processes and apply them to floating wind, DNV GL said. “Floating offshore wind is poised to be one of the key technologies […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Ørsted and the multinational oil and gas major bp have agreed to jointly develop a potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project in Germany powered by offshore wind. The project, which is expected to be operational in 2024, will comprise a 50 MW electrolyser system installed at bp’s Lingen Refinery in North West Germany. The electrolyser, powered […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cloudberry Clean Energy AS has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Downing LLP for the construction and ownership of a 100 MW nearshore, shallow-water wind farm in Lake Vänern in southern Sweden. Back in September, Cloudberry acquired Scanvind2 AS, the holding company of the Rewind Vänern offshore wind project. Rewind Vänern will comprise 16 wind […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has initiated a market consultation process for the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) offshore wind farm zone. The purpose is to determine potential contractors to carry out a seabed morphological and scour study at the 700 MW wind farm zone also known as the North of the Wadden Sea […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Rambøll has secured another contract with Energinet to carry out an export cable route survey for the Hesselø offshore wind farm in Denmark. The contract concerns the proposed export cable route with landfall in Gilleleje. Two export cable routes were initially explored, thus two tender processes were carried out, both in which Rambøll was successful, […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif is fine-tuning its production lines for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind project. The production of the TP-less monopile foundations for Vattenfall’s 140-turbine project is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2020, as planned, Sif Group said. The production lines will work around the clock during […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the final process and timeline for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. ScotWind, which was launched this June, will close for applications on 31 March 2021. Crown Estate Scotland will publish the Post-adoption Addendum to ScotWind Leasing on 15 January 2021, which will confirm the final arrangements […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Seiche Ltd. has mobilized onboard two vessels at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm to support marine mammal safety during project construction. The Seiche team is in charge of ensuring compliance with procedures that seek to minimize the effects of construction noise on the local marine population. Key species known to occur in the project […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has been using a mock-up foundation installed at Sif’s Maasvlakte site earlier this year to gain better insight in what awaits its teams once the Hollandse Kust Zuid foundation installation starts in the summer of 2021. The 140 monopile foundations at Hollandse Kust Zuid will not have transition pieces (TPs), bringing the offshore works […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Equinor has published the summary reports from the first phase of community consultations for the extensions of the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms in the UK. As part of the development process, early-stage proposals were presented locally and online for feedback from the community and key stakeholders. Phase one community consultation ran from […]

  • 2 November 2020

    Written by: Virginio Paratico, Area Sales Manager Faccin Group The hunger for alternative energy is constantly growing and will eventually overtake traditional methods of generating energy. From all the different ways of producing renewable energy, wind power is taking the lead because it demonstrates without a doubt to be the most promising one in terms […]

  • 29 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and Energinet will in November host a virtual market dialogue related to the upcoming tender for the Hesselø offshore wind project. The market dialogue, to be held between 25 and 30 November, will see the main elements of the tender discussed with the industry which will get the opportunity to […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities

    The Scottish Government has increased its offshore wind target from the current 8 GW to 11 GW of capacity to be installed by 2030. The Scots also adopted a plan identifying suitable areas for commercial-scale offshore wind projects, which will inform the first seabed leasing process led by the Crown Estate Scotland. According to the […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted said that the construction of several U.S. projects is now highly likely to be pushed back due to delays in the permitting procedures. Ørsted’s CEO Henrik Poulsen said that the company is still waiting for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to decide on the preferred wind farm layout […]

  • 28 October 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The U.S. state of Rhode Island is planning to issue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. A draft RFP will be filed with state regulators this fall, and if approved, a final request is expected to be issued to the marketplace in early-2021. Any […]