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US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has warned that it would be very challenging to move forward the Vineyard Wind 1 project in its current configuration if the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not issued within the next four to six weeks. As reported earlier, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) postponed the issuance of the […]
SSE Renewables has applied for Foreshore Licences to carry our surveys at two offshore wind sites in Ireland that could accommodate approximately 1.6GW of capacity. The applications to the Irish Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government seek approval for conducting geophysical, geotechnical and environmental investigations offshore Clogher Head and Bunmahon Bay. Both sites have the […]
The EolMed project team is holding a public comment period for the 25MW floating offshore wind project in France. The comment period for the French pilot project, set to be located some 15km offshore Gruissan, will be held from 21 June to 22 July. The events will take place at the Town Hall of Narbonne, […]
The US National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics. The new funding is set aside for offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants; reducing the costs of turbine support structures; developing innovative mooring and anchoring technologies for floating wind; and […]
The New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) is seeking public comment on a proposed electric transmission line which would connect the South Fork offshore wind farm to the state's grid. Deepwater Wind South Fork, LLC, a subsidiary of Ørsted, is seeking authorization to install an approximately 3.5 mile submarine export cable from the New York State […]
Vineyard Wind is seeking proposals for Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems (PAMS) to help safeguard endangered North Atlantic right whales alongside transit routes of its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S. In the call, Vineyard Wind is looking for technology companies or academic institutions to provide and operationalize the PAMS to detect the presence of right […]
Anbaric has submitted a request to ISO New England for an economic study to examine the impacts of 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000MW of offshore wind on energy prices, air emissions and fuel security. The study’s target year is 2030 and it will take into account the recent and upcoming retirements of the Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and […]
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 […]
SSE has begun assessing the Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for a future onshore service base for the proposed Arklow Bank Wind Park project in Ireland. Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) are assessing the suitability of Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour for an O&M base, with the study set to be completed in the […]
Vattenfall has issued a tender seeking a company to carry out wind turbine blade repair for its wind energy projects across Europe. The awarded company will be responsible for work on both offshore and onshore wind projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. According to Vattenfall, the blade repair activities are expected […]
Energinet has launched a tender seeking a contractor to carry out a seabed survey for an offshore wind farm in Denmark. Energinet is looking for a company to conduct site investigations at the site of the 800MW project and its export cable route in the North Sea and Baltic Seas, respectively. The tender is divided […]
TenneT Offshore has issued a tender looking for providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) and guard vessels with the associated crews. The tender is separated into two lots, with Lot 1 covering the provision of ERRVs and respective crews to support platform operations and ensure personnel safety offshore over the side or underneath the platforms. ERRVs […]
Ørsted's subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited has applied to the UK Marine Management Organisation for a marine license to undertake offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) inspection and clearance works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. In preparation for offshore construction which is due to commence in 2020, there is a requirement to carry out inspections and, […]
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.
The European Union’s Interreg North Sea will fund the DecomTools project to develop eco-innovative concepts for the end-of-life for offshore wind farms.
India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for the turnkey delivery of four offshore LiDARs.
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.
MHI Vestas will increase annual production at its nacelle factory in Lindoe, Denmark, to keep pace with offshore wind turbine demand, and is kicking off a recruitment process for 50 new employees.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a solicitation seeking 800MW or more of new offshore wind projects, which will lead to the state having its first large-scale offshore wind development contracts in place in the spring of 2019.
Danish transmission system operator Energinet has issued a tender searching for a provider of offshore helicopter services.
The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is seeking ideas from qualified entities with perspectives on offshore wind port infrastructure and supply chain development in New Jersey.
Offshore grid operator TenneT has issued a call for competition for the delivery and installation of submarine power cables that will connect offshore platforms to the Dutch grid.
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) and a consortium of private companies have submitted a lease application to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of a floating wind project off Humboldt County in Northern California.
India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a hearing to obtain public testimony on Dominion Energy's proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.