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17 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany with the project certificate that confirms safe and reliable power supply. The certificate confirms all relevant safety features and validates the technical and quality compliance with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard requirements, DNV GL said. […]

17 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for […]

11 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is launching an advisory service to help U.S. offshore wind developers navigate the project regulatory frameworks and permitting processes. The regulatory and permitting advisory service is expected to assist developers through processes at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the efficient approach to project approval, the company said. OWC’s team is […]

5 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

German offshore wind developer wpd has signed a share purchase agreement with Starwind Offshore GmbH to sell a 27% stake in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. Starwind Offshore GmbH is a German holding company established jointly between the Japanese companies Sojitz; JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation; The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Chudenko […]

1 April 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium’s first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]

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 Environment, R&D

DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

French energy company EDF has signed an agreement with the Chinese utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to jointly deliver two offshore wind power projects in China. The Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms account for a total installed capacity of 500MW and will be the EDF Group’s first offshore projects in China. Through […]

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, Wind Farm Update

Japanese Utility Tohoku Electric Power (TEP) has invested in the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind project in Japan. Renova is leading the development of the project which is planned to have a power generating capacity of approximately 700MW, making it one of the largest offshore wind farms in Japan. The company said it is currently engaged in dialogues […]

15 March 2019 Vessels

Huadian Wenqiang, a self-elevating offshore wind platform, has set sail to Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong Province to start its first construction project. In December 2017, Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments received the order to build the jack-up from Jiangsu Lande Offshore & Engineering. The vessel was delivered to the owner on 15 February. The platform is […]

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 […]

13 March 2019 Business & Finance

E.ON has reported an increase in earnings in the renewables segment for the 2018 financial year, principally due to the commissioning of a new offshore wind project in the UK and the inclusion of wind farms in the U.S. The company’s renewables segment saw EUR 521 million in adjusted EBIT, a EUR 67 million rise, […]

12 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin in April and take place for some four to six weeks off the Northumberland coast, E.ON said. According to the company’s Offshore Technical Specialist, Patrick Rainey, wind farms usually have a lifespan […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Partners Group has provided equity financing for the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector, the subsea connection set to be built between Ireland and Great Britain. Greenlink has so far been developed by Element Power, which, together with funds managed by Hudson Sustainable Investments, is the other major shareholder in the project. “Greenlink Interconnector is a key electricity […]

26 February 2019

Beleolico Srl, part of the Toto Group, has reached a final investment decision on the 30MW Beleolico wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean. EY assisted Natixis in financing the construction of the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean. The transaction is the first of its kind in Italy. Natixis SA Paris acted as the financing […]

21 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Taipower has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with China Steel Corp (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for three offshore wind projects, the local media reported. The PPAs were signed for the 300MW Chong Neng project, developed jointly by CIP and CSC, as well as for CIP’s 552MW ChangFang and 48MW Xidao, all located offshore the Changhua County. Under […]

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 […]

13 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract for inter-array cable work at an undisclosed offshore wind farm. Under the EUR 80 million contract, the Dutch company is in charge of replacing and repairing a part of the inter-array cables at the project. Boskalis will use three anchored barge spreads, including the cable repair assets Bokabarge 82 and recently acquired […]

13 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has joined the QUALIFY project dedicated to increasing the usage of adhesively bonded hybrid structures in shipbuilding and generating spin-offs to other industries.  The R&D project, part of the EU program Interreg 2 Seas, will see a multi-scale testing plan implemented to provide insights into the long-term performance of hybrid joints […]

11 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has installed the first turbine at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. Bold Tern arrived at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm site last week carrying the first batch of Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. The vessel is in charge of transporting and installing half of the […]

6 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The UK Planning Inspectorate plans to hold the next round of issue-specific hearings on the Hornsea Project Three in Norwich in early March as part of the examination of Ørsted’s application for an order granting development consent. The hearings will be held between 5 and 8 March at Mercure Norwich Hotel and will cover topics […]

5 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has issued its first Euro-denominated Green Bond. The sale of EUR 1 billion in 10-year fixed-rate notes will enable CPPIB to invest further in eligible assets such as renewables, water, and real estate projects, as well as diversify the fund’s investor base. Among the Green Bond-eligible investments recently made by […]

4 February 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Formosa I offshore wind project in Taiwan by Macquarie, Ørsted, Swancor, and Japan’s utility JERA. Formosa 1 is currently a joint venture between Ørsted (35% ownership), Taiwanese developer Swancor Renewable (15%), and Macquarie Capital (50%). As reported, JERA agreed […]