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  • 26 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Fugro and NYK Group have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese geoscience specialist OYO Corporation (OYO). Back in November 2020, Fugro and NYK signed an MoU to jointly provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan, with an option to jointly operate a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects. Fugro, NYK, and OYO will […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development

    Maine Governor Janet Mills is proposing a series of actions to advance the planned floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine. In a letter to Maine’s licensed commercial fishermen, Mills announced she will propose for the legislature’s approval a ten-year moratorium on new offshore wind projects in waters managed by the state. Mills […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology

    Danish company Floating Power Plant (FPP) has secured support from the EU-funded MaRINET2 project to test its hybrid floating wind and wave platform at IHCantabria facilities in Spain.

  • 25 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    A crowdfunding campaign for the construction of the Fécamp offshore wind farm in Normandy, France, has been launched on the Kiwaï platform for Normandy residents who wish to invest in the project. The crowdfunding campaign is aiming at a loan amount of EUR 750,000, with contributions ranging from a minimum of EUR 20 to a […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard for the delivery of a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit, a next-generation installation vessel to be built for OIM Wind. Norway-based OIM Wind and China’s CIMC Yantai Raffles Offshore signed an EPC contract for the construction […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Project & Tenders

    MingYang Smart Energy has received an order from Renexia to supply turbines for the first offshore wind project in the Mediterranean Sea. MingYang will deliver 10 MySE3.0-135 turbines with a 25-year full O&M service contract for the Beleolico project located in the Apulia Region off Taranto harbor of Italy. Deliveries are expected to begin in the […]

  • 25 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    The first of a total of 90 offshore wind turbines has been installed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm site, located some 32 kilometres offshore Lincolnshire, UK. The wind farm is expected to generate first power this Spring, according to RWE. The 9.5 MW MHI Vestas wind turbines are being installed by DEME, which […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Certification & Classification, Safety

    Arcon’s new training center which will support the U.S. offshore wind and onshore industries has opened its doors after receiving approval from the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The new purpose-built center has been developed by ARCON Training Centre in Maryland, along with the UK’s AIS Training. Located at Arcon’s existing training facility in Salisbury, the […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders, Regulation & policy

    The Greek wind energy association ELETAEN has launched public consultation for a legislative framework for the development of offshore wind in Greece. The consultation period will run until 1 February and is part of the implementation of the project “Necessary legislative adjustments to promote offshore wind energy in Greece”, funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has launched a $15 million fund to support businesses in New Jersey to enter the offshore wind industry. The Pro-NJ Grantor Trust will offer New Jersey-based small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses support in re-tooling their businesses to enter the offshore wind industry. It will also provide funding for infrastructure resiliency improvements critical to the […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Innovation

    Dutch shipowner Boomsma Shipping has installed its first two eConowind VentiFoil wind-assisted propulsion units on the general cargo vessel MV Frisian Sea. The installation comes eight months after the duo signed the contract, and the duo worked closely together to manage the installation during a port call in Harlingen despite the impact of the pandemic. […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Germany saw 32 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 219 MW connected to the grid in 2020, with no new wind turbines erected in the second half of the year, according to the figures published by Deutsche WindGuard on 21 January. In total, 1,501 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,770 MW […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Wood to supply positioning and monitoring equipment for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm. Kongsberg will supply its DPS position reference system and Motion Reference Unit (MRU) for what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. The DPS exploits all available GNSS infrastructure to deliver […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    LOC China has won a contract to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the transportation, installation and construction operations on the Xuwen offshore wind project. The contract was signed at the end of last year, and the project is expected to take place throughout 2021 and to be completed at the end of this […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Mott MacDonald has secured a technical integration and optimization contract for NortH2, the largest green hydrogen project in Europe. As lead technical integration consultant, Mott MacDonald will collate, evaluate and develop the potential technical solutions required to realize the project. The company will also provide cost, scheduling and risk management services associated with the technical […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Operations & Maintenance

    In 2020, Germany’s total offshore wind generation was 26.89 terawatt hours (TWh), of which wind farms in the North Sea generated 22.76 TWh and those in the German sector of the Baltic Sea produced 4.13 TWh of electricity. A year earlier, wind farms operating offshore Germany generated 24.16 TWh, with 20.25 TWh coming from the […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Korea Electric Power Corporation Engineering & Construction (KEPCO E&C) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an offshore wind substation. The South Korean companies plan to jointly research and develop the offshore substation both for the shallow and deep waters, as well as further expand their […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel Wind Osprey has arrived at the Triton Knoll wind farm loaded with the first sets of MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines. The installation of the first wind turbine at the site some 32 kilometres offshore Lincolnshire, UK, is ongoing. Wind Osprey loaded the turbine components at Able Seaton Port, MHI […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Equipment, Infrastructure, Project & Tenders, Technology

    UK-based Tekmar Energy has secured a new subsea cables protection contract on a ‘major’ operational offshore wind farm project. The contract also includes work for Tekmar Energy’s sister companies Subsea Innovation and AgileTek Engineering. The deal, which follows Pipeshield’s largest-ever contract win, has a value of over £4.5 million ($6.1 million). Tekmar said it expects […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    CWind Taiwan has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with E&Y Electronics, a Taiwanese power cable service provider specialised in cable testing and termination, to develop its cable maintenance services in the Taiwanese offshore wind market. The services under the cooperation agreement include low and high voltage inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) solutions, as well as […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has released a Notice of Intent for a solicitation that, if issued, would seek to fund projects dedicated to expanding the offshore wind workforce. The solicitation would work to increase the participation of underrepresented populations and/or target communities in the developing offshore wind workforce and reduce barriers for individuals interested in […]

  • 19 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Three biggest Polish energy companies, PGE, Enea and TAURON, have signed a letter of intent on cooperation on future offshore wind projects in Poland. According to the three companies, they recognise the value of the offshore wind energy sector in developing the economy and increasing the level of energy security in the country. In the […]

  • 19 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ørsted is participating in the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects in Scotland. As part of this process, Ørsted has secured a 1.8 GW grid connection from National Grid ESO for use should it secure seabed rights following the leasing round. “Scotland has one of the most ambitious net zero targets in the […]

  • 18 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    GE Renewable Energy has signed supply and service contracts for the 1.1 GW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm in New Jersey, which will use the company’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbines. The contracts, subject to final notice to proceed, cover the GE Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine with an option for Ocean Wind to utilise the […]

  • 18 January 2021
    Authorities & Government

    The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes has announced that the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW; North of the Wadden Sea Islands) offshore wind farm zone will connect to the national grid at a high-voltage station in Eemshaven. The minister approved the Eemshaven West route after multiple cable route alternatives were considered for […]