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3 June 2019 Authorities

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the results from an offshore wind study which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW. The […]

24 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Massachusetts electric distribution companies have, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of up to 800MW of offshore wind capacity. This is the second offshore wind solicitation in Massachusetts and is part of a staggered procurement schedule developed to ensure that the distribution […]

15 May 2019 Authorities

The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted 134-10 in favour of legislation authorizing the development of 2,000MW of wind capacity offshore Connecticut. The legislation, House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, will next be referred to the State Senate. It ensures that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) must […]

13 May 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

The Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration is allocating USD 721,500 in grants to six academic institutions and labor organizations to establish workforce training and development programs to support the state’s offshore wind sector. The awards, which include USD 200,000 from Vineyard Wind’s Windward Workforce Fund, will be used to grow a workforce required to meet the needs […]

16 April 2019 Business & Finance

The UK-based CWind is relocating its headquarters to Grimsby with effect from 1 July. The company, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), has also announced the restructuring of the business. The decision is said to have been made to position the UK company closer to customers and to refocus on key service areas. At the […]

1 April 2019 R&D

GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

29 March 2019 Authorities

The Massachusetts distribution companies have jointly submitted a request for approval of a new request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy generation to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The new RFP was developed by the distribution companies in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and in consultation with the Massachusetts Attorney […]

28 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A survey commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has revealed that more needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies. 94% of the participants in the Digital Innovation Priorities Survey said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and […]

19 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Anbaric has filed a request with ISO-New England for a 1,200MW HVDC interconnection to a substation in Brayton Point, Massachusetts, that would collect energy produced by offshore wind projects. According to Anbaric, the proposal will offer expanded wind generation procurements off Massachusetts resulting from the recent federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) auctions of offshore […]

13 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The consortium plans to start the operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

CWind has implemented CrewSmart’s management support system across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and a team of offshore wind technicians. The system has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform BareFLEET and is said to provide the company with a single point of access to all performance data from across the […]

30 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has contracted Speedcast International Limited to provide a communication solution for its jack-up vessels Bold Tern and Brave Tern. According to Speedcast, the solution will combine VSAT and 4G/LTE to deliver data and voice services for the corporate, operator and crew welfare networks. Under the multi-year contract, the company said it will also deploy […]

17 January 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

The U.S. Vineyard Wind is sponsoring a fisheries event in Massachusetts as part of its efforts to connect with the fishing industry in New England. The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend and Trade Show began today, 17 January, and will be taking place until 20 January at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis. Representatives from Vineyard Wind are […]

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.

17 December 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Mayflower Wind Energy could bring its Massachusetts offshore wind farm into operation by the mid-2020s, the company stated following the announcement of the provisional lease winners on 14 December.

14 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind farms at three lease areas off Massachusetts will be built by Equinor (former Statoil), Mayflower Wind Energy (a joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables) and Vineyard Wind. The three will secure 30-year concessions with a total of USD 405,100,000.

14 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

13 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Three commercial wind leases offshore Massachusetts have brought in a total of USD 285 million in bids in the first 24 auction rounds, sending a strong signal that developers are committed to the US offshore wind market.

13 December 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.

12 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.

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.

19 October 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the next offshore wind auction offering nearly 390,000 acres offshore Massachusetts on 13 December.

8 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million.

17 September 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Swan Hunter has completed mobilization and commissioning of its new modular offshore carousel and associated equipment on board CWind's multi-purpose barge ASV Pioneer.

12 September 2018 Vessels

Bridgemans Services Group's floatel MV Bluefort has been fitted with a new boat landing facility that is said to be capable of transferring up to 150 turbine technicians into the field each day.

13 August 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

German energy company Innogy has agreed to sell a 41% stake in its 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK to Japan's J-Power (25%) and Kansai Electric Power (16%).