Offshore Renewables News

Mercedes-Benz Signs PPA for 140 MW of Electricity from Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Mar 30, 2023

Mercedes-Benz said on Thursday it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Spain's Iberdrola for 140 megawatts of wind energy from a Baltic Sea wind park as the automaker looks to make production costs more predictable.Production chief…

Cadeler Secures Major Offshore Wind Installation Contract in UK North Sea

Mar 29, 2023

Offshore wind installation company Cadeler will transport and install 95 wind turbines at ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm, in the southern part of the UK North Sea.The project is set to begin in early 2026 and be completed at the end of 2026…

New Monopile and Tower Fabrication Facility to Open in Maryland

Mar 28, 2023

Baltimore-based offshore wind energy development company US Wind, Inc. announced its plan to form a long-term partnership with Haizea Wind Group Management S.L. to manage and operate Sparrows Point Steel, Maryland’s first permanent offshore wind factory in Baltimore County…

Enbridge's JV and EDF Renewables to Develop 1GW Offshore Wind Farm in France

Mar 28, 2023

Enbridge Inc. said Tuesday that the French government had selected EDF Renewables and Maple Power to develop the future Normandy offshore wind farm (Centre Manche 1), with an expected installed capacity of 1 GW.EDF Renewables is a subsidiary of the French utility EDF Group…

Ampelmann Secures Six New Contracts in US Offshore Wind Market

Mar 28, 2023

Dutch offshore crew transfer equipment specialist Ampelmann said Tuesday it had signed six new contracts in the offshore wind market in the United States for 2023, 2024, and 2025.The contracts set for 2023 have been secured for work on two new offshore wind farms being built off New England's coast…

Eastgate Engineering to Support Pre-assembly of GE's Haliade-X Turbines for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 28, 2023

Wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy has selected Eastgate Engineering, based in Billingham, Teesside, UK, to provide mechanical and electrical activities for the pre-assembly of the towers and nacelles for the Haliade-X turbines to be used at the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm…

Helix's Newly Acquired T1400-1 Jet Trenching System to be Deployed at Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 28, 2023

Helix Energy Solutions' robotics division Helix Robotics Solutions said Monday it had won a trenching services contract with 'a leading renewables cable installation contractor.'The contract is for the trenching of inter-array and export cables as part of a 640MW wind farm offshore Taiwan…

Record 680GW of Wind Capacity to be Installed by 2027

Mar 27, 2023

A record 680 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity is expected to be installed by 2027 but policymakers need to ensure supply chain bottlenecks do not slow growth to avoid missing climate targets, according to an industry report released on Monday…

French Gov't Selects Corio, Qair JV for Two Offshore Wind Tenders

Mar 27, 2023

The French government has selected Energies du Méridien, a new offshore wind consortium comprising Corio Generation and Qair, to take part in upcoming offshore wind project tenders totaling about 2.5 GW.French Directorate General for Energy…

RWE's Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm Starts Regular Operation

Mar 23, 2023

German offshore wind developer RWE said Thursday that its offshore wind farm Kaskasi, located around 35 kilometers north of the island of Heligoland, Germany, had officially started regular operation.With an installed capacity of 342 megawatts (MW)…

Orbital Marine Power to Develop 30MW Tidal Energy Project in Orkney Islands

Mar 23, 2023

Tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power said Wednesday it had been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for a new 30MW tidal energy project in the Westray Firth, a strait in the Orkney Islands.Orkney-based Orbital also…

Crowley Hires Coplen as Wind Services VP

Mar 22, 2023

Crowley named Mark Coplen as vice president of project management for Crowley Wind Services, where he will be a key leader in advancing the company’s growth and market leadership in the offshore wind industry.  In his role, Coplen will expand…

Japan's JERA to Buy Belgium's Top Offshore Wind Firm for $1.7B

Mar 22, 2023

Japan's top utility JERA has agreed to buy Belgium-based offshore wind energy producer Parkwind for 1.55 billion euros ($1.7 billion), as it expands in renewable power to meet decarbonization goals.JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric…

GreenIT, CIP to Build Three Floating WInd Farms in Italy

Mar 22, 2023

GreenIT, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and CDP Equity (CDP Group), and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Flagship Funds have signed an agreement to develop three floating offshore wind projects in Latium and Sardinia…

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