Offshore Renewables News


PHOTOS: First Dogger Bank Offshore Substation Reaches Norway

Jun 29, 2022

Following a long journey from Thailand, an offshore substation built for the massive Dogger Bank offshore wind project in the United Kingdom arrived at Aibel's yard in Haugesund on Saturday, aboard BigLift Shipping's heavy transportation vessel BigLift Baffin.The substation is the first of three platforms that Aibel will deliver to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, which is located in the North Sea…

RWE Brings Online Its First Floating Solar Plant

Jul 01, 2022

RWE has commissioned its first floating photovoltaic (PV) project. The project consists of around 13,400 solar panels that float on a lake near the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg, in the Netherlands’ province of Noord- Brabant. The floating solar field has an installed capacity of 6…

Vårgrønn to Acquire Eni's Stake in Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Eni's Plenitude and HitecVision on Thursday announced an agreement to expand their Norwegian renewable energy company, Vårgrønn, which they established in 2020. Under the the agreement, Vårgrønn will acquire Plenitude’s 20% interest in the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in the UK…

Baker to Head BOEM's Office of Renewable Energy Programs

Jun 28, 2022

The United States' Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday announced Karen J. Baker will lead its Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP).BOEM, an agency within the Department of the Interior, manages U.S. offshore energy resources…

Siemens Gamesa to Deliver 11MW Wind Turbines for 913MW German Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2022

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order to deliver 83 units of its 11MW wind turbine for the 913 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany, being developed by Ørsted.Located some 50 km off the coast of Lower Saxony in the German North Sea…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Auctions by Year-end After Revising Rules

Jun 23, 2022

Japan's government plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects by the end of this year, after revising rules to draw a wider range of bidders and encourage faster development of new infrastructure.The resumption follows…

Biden Administration, East Coast States to Push Wind Energy

Jun 23, 2022

The Biden administration is partnering with 11 East Coast states to accelerate the development of offshore wind facilities, including addressing supply chain issues, advancing construction and boosting jobs, the White House said on Thursday…

Crowley, ESVAGT Tighten US Offshore Wind Partnership

Jun 23, 2022

Following last year's initial agreement to team up in the U.S. offshore wind industry, Crowley and ESVAGT have executed additional joint venture agreements that further strengthen their commitment to support purpose-built, Jones Act vessel development and availability for the budding energy sector…

Ocean Winds to Spend $3.15B on Offshore Wind Projects by 2025

Jun 23, 2022

Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Portugal's main utility EDP with French company Engie, plans to invest 3 billion euros ($3.15 billion) to develop offshore wind projects by 2025, the chief executive of EDP told Reuters on Thursday.The equal…

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate to Build 1.15GW Offshore Wind Farm in Australia

Jun 23, 2022

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate partnership on Thursday announced its latest offshore wind development in Australia – the 1.155 GW Southern Winds offshore wind project.Southern Winds will use bottom-fixed technology and will be located 10…

TenneT: New Supply Chain Tender Approach Required to Meet European Offshore Wind Ambitions

Jun 23, 2022

With the growing offshore wind ambitions in Europe, where four countries recently agreed to jointly install at least 65 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, a new tender approach will be required so the supply chain can keep up with these ambitions…

Siemens Gamesa to Deliver 60 Giant Wind Turbines for Scottish Offshore Wind Project

Jun 23, 2022

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa will deliver sixty SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines for the Moray West offshore wind power project in the UK. After being selected preferred bidder by Moray West in October 2021, Siemens Gamesa…

RWE Renewables Wins 10-Year Service Deal at Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 22, 2022

RWE Renewables has won a bid for the wind turbine service & maintenance deal at the 140 turbine, 504MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, located in the North Sea, around 20km off the coast of Suffolk, UK.Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm…

Vallianz to Build Hybrid Heavy Transport Vessel for Ever-growing Offshore Wind Components

Jun 22, 2022

Singapore-based shipowner Vallianz has partnered up with Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V, Shift Clean Energy, and Bureau Veritas to design and build a heavy transport vessel (HTV) that will be 'the first of its kind in the global offshore wind industry…

Briggs Marine to Provide CTVs for Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 20, 2022

U.K.-based offshore services firm Briggs Marine said it has secured a contract to deliver crew transfer vessel (CTV) services to the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, currently under construction 15 kilometers off the Fife coast. The project is jointly owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB…

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