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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%).

1 August 2018 Authorities

The Massachusetts House and Senate have approved a bill which could boost the state’s target of installed and procured offshore wind capacity to up to 3.2GW by 2035.

23 July 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Oil & gas giant Shell has filed the required documents to qualify for bidding at an upcoming offshore wind lease sale in Massachusetts, due to take place this fall, according to Bloomberg Environment. 

12 July 2018 Training & Education

Three Massachusetts-based institutions for higher education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), called Connect4Wind, to share resources and collaborate on the development of curriculum and programs centered on the offshore wind energy sector.

6 July 2018 Vessels

Van Oord has ordered lifting slings from Cortland, a global ropes and slings specialist, for the installation of monopiles and transition pieces at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany.

15 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

NorSea Wind (NorSeaGroup Wind) has signed a five-year agreement with Nordic Unmanned (NU) for the provision of drone services for the works on nine TenneT’s HVDC platforms, for which NorSea Wind won a five-year contract earlier this year.

29 May 2018

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24 May 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted and its joint venture partner Eversource will continue progressing the Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York, Ørsted’s Executive Vice President Martin Neubert said after the project was not selected under the 83C solicitation in Massachusetts.

23 May 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind has been selected as the winner of the 800MW offshore wind Request For Proposals in Massachusetts.

21 May 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Massachusetts state regulators and utilities are to decide this week which of the three proposed offshore wind projects is moving forward.

2 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders

Bay State Wind and US healthcare provider Southcoast Health have begun negotiations on a power purchase agreement under which Southcoast Health would get electricity from Bay State Wind’s proposed offshore wind farm in Massachusetts.

30 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Iberdrola has been awarded the rights to construct two offshore wind farms totalling 486MW in German waters in the Baltic Sea.

27 April 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

The deployment of 1,600MW of offshore wind is estimated to generate a total economic impact of between USD 1.4 billion to USD 2.1 billion in Massachusetts, according to a report by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

24 April 2018 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Siemens has supplied four panels of the 8VM1 gas-insulated SF6-free high-voltage switchgear (GIS) to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

16 April 2018 Authorities

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a public seminar on 26 April in Sterling, Virginia, regarding the recently-announced proposed lease sale for a 390,000ha offshore wind energy area in Massachusetts.

9 April 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

US Department of Interior has announced the proposed lease sale for two additional areas offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing, totalling nearly 390,000 acres.

28 March 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Deepwater Wind has identified three locations for the assembly of foundations for its Revolution Wind offshore wind farm and is also seeking proposals from Massachusetts boat builders for the construction of purpose-built crew vessels.

20 February 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

SMST has won a rental contract to install its motion compensated gangway on Olympic Subsea’s multipurpose offshore vessel, Olympic Taurus, which will assist during the installation of jacket foundations at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

14 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Anbaric Development Partners (ADP) the rights to solicit customers and sell transmission rights to a 2GW–2.4GW offshore wind transmission system in southern New England called the Massachusetts Ocean Grid. ADP will offer its offshore grid to developers that currently hold federal offshore wind leases as well as to those that are yet to obtain them.

26 January 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The State of Massachusetts has passed over Deepwater Wind’s Revolution Wind offshore wind project in the first of two requests for proposals under the Massachusetts Clean Energy initiative.

19 January 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck has made a case for wind, wave and tidal energy to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Select Committee, which is now considering the findings of Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review.

22 December 2017 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

The proposed Bay State Wind wind farm project will bring USD 1 billion direct investment to Massachusetts and will support the construction of the first purpose-built Jones Act-compliant installation and transportation vessels, the developers said.

21 December 2017 R&D, Wind Farm Update

After Vineyard Wind and Avangrid Renewables announced they filed an offer in response to the Request for Proposals by Massachusetts utilities, Bay State Wind (a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource) and Deepwater Wind informed they proposed to deliver electricity generated by their offshore wind projects to Massachusetts consumers under the 83C solicitation.

20 December 2017 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Offshore wind developers with projects in the U.S. waters off Massachusetts have submitted their bids in response to a call made in June 2017, under which five of the state’s utilities have been seeking to procure a total of 400MW of offshore wind generation, with bidders allowed to offer up to approximately 800MW. The closing date for submitting proposals is today, 20 December.

16 November 2017 R&D, Training & Education

Principle Power is making a case for use of its floating foundation WindFloat off the coast of Massachusetts in locations where water depths at lease areas exceed the 50-metre mark.