Offshore Renewables News


Blue Gem Wind Pressing Ahead with Valorous Floating Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French firm Total and Irish-based Simply Blue Energy, has filed an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a proposed 300 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off Wales.Valorous is the second…

DEME Offshore to Install Giant Monopiles for Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Feb 23, 2021

Belgian offshore installation company DEME Offshore has been awarded a substantial contract to deliver foundations for Parkwind's offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, offshore Germany.DEME Offshore will be responsible for engineering, procurement…

Poland in Race Against the Clock to Approve Baltic Offshore Wind Subsidies

Feb 22, 2021

Poland is racing against the clock to authorize subsidies for Baltic offshore wind power projects totaling 5.9 gigawatts by mid-2021, the climate minister said on Monday, as the country tries to shift away from its heavy dependence on coal.The…

Vattenfall Awards Van Oord a 4-Year Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall has awarded the Dutch-based offshore installation contractor Van Oord a 4-year operations & maintenance (O&M) contract.Working through its MPI Offshore organization, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated…

Siemens Gamesa Confirms Courseulles-sur-Mer Wind Turbine Supply Deal

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has confirmed it has been awarded the firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind power project in France.The confirmation…

France: EDF, Enbridge, wpd, Reach FID on $2,4B Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 22, 2021

EDF Group, Enbridge, and wpd on Monday announced the launch of construction activity on the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer) in France.The announcement follows the finalization of financing agreements between the consortium and its financial partners…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Saipem, Partners to Build Huge Offshore Clean Energy Hub in Italy

Feb 18, 2021

Italy's Saipem and renewable energy companies AGNES and Qint’x have applied for permits to develop one of the world's biggest offshore clean energy hubs, to generate wind and solar power and produce green hydrogen, Saipem said on Thursday.The…

Backed by UKEF, UK Firms Win Taiwan Offshore Wind Deals

Feb 18, 2021

UK's export credit agency UKEF said Thursday it was providing a £200 million buyer credit guarantee to help finance the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, 'unlocking the export potential of the UK’s offshore wind sector.''To help the UK build back greener from the pandemic…

Offshore Wind Seen as Lucrative Side Gig Option for US Fishermen, Mariners

Feb 18, 2021

The growing U.S. offshore wind industry will offer 'a substantial number of opportunities' for the local fishermen and mariners to supplement their income, a study commissioned by the New York State Economic Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)…

Siemens Gamesa to Take Care of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm until 2036

Feb 18, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has secured an extension of the operations and maintenance services agreement at the 600-MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea until 2036.The company said in a social media post that the original…

DEME to Install Hollandse Kust Offshore Substations

Feb 18, 2021

DEME Offshore has won a contract to transport and install the jackets and topsides for two substations for the Hollandse Kust offshore wind farms, in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The company will also supply and install scour protection for both substations…

Tekmar Energy to Protect Cables at Two Offshore Wind Farms in China

Feb 17, 2021

Tekmar Energy has said it has won contracts to provide cable protection systems for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.Under the contracts with unnamed clients, Tekmar Energy will…

BOEM Issues Lease for Wave Energy Research Project off Oregon

Feb 17, 2021

A pioneering project to build the U.S.’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week with a lease award from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast…

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