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'World's Largest': First Power Produced from Equinor's Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Farm

Nov 14, 2022

First power was produced from the first turbine at Equinor's floating wind farm Hywind Tampen in the Norwegian part fo the North Sea. The milestone was achieved at 12:55 CET on November 13. The power was delivered to the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea…

RWE Wins Tender for 760MW Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 11, 2022

German energy company RWE on Thursday said it had won the right to build an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 760 megawatt (MW) in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The wind farm - [Hollandse Kust West (HKW) VII] - will be built by a Dutch…

BMS Unveils SOV Design for the US Offshore Wind Market

Nov 09, 2022

Covington, La. based marine engineering firm Baker Marine Solutions has unveiled a new service operation vessel (SOV) design for the U.S. offshore wind industry.The new 275-foot (LOA) BMS 1776 is designed be built in the U.S. to ABS class standards and is fully certified to operate in U…

Australia Poised for Offshore Wind Boom, But Marine Life Risks Remain Poorly Regulated

Nov 09, 2022

The strong winds blowing over Australia’s rugged coastlines will soon power many of [Australia's] homes, as offshore wind farms are poised to begin construction. But a new research highlights the need to ensure any potential risks to marine life is properly mitigated…

OWGP Launches Offshore Wind Innovation Grant for UK Firms

Nov 09, 2022

The UK-based Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a new Innovation Grant funding competition targeted at two offshore wind industry innovation priorities: Decarbonising the sector and Improving reliability.Sponsored by Equinor…

Equinor Doubles Share of Investment in Renewables

Nov 09, 2022

Norwegian energy giant Equinor is on track to almost double its share of its investment in renewable energy this year, despite walking away from expensive offshore wind deals, the chief executive said on Tuesday. Around 20% of company's gross investments in 2022 will be in renewable energy…

Massachusetts Denies Motion to Delay Offshore Wind Contracts

Nov 08, 2022

Massachusetts utility regulators denied offshore wind power company Commonwealth Wind's motion to suspend its power purchase agreement with state electric utilities, raising questions about the future of Commonwealth's proposed offshore wind project…

US Offshore Wind Update: New Construction Kicks Off

Nov 07, 2022

October saw the first offshore construction activity for a commercial scale U.S. offshore wind farm. Two cable layers have commenced the laying of Vineyard Wind’s export cable. This important milestone was also accompanied by complaints around…

Equinor Looks to Celtic Sea for Floating Wind Development

Nov 07, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor  on Monday said it was interested in developing a 'gigawatt scale' floating offshore wind project off the coast of Britain in the Celtic Sea in connection with an upcoming seabed leasing round. The project…

Specialty Chemicals Firm Evonik to Buy Electricity from EnBW's He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 04, 2022

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy with the energy supplier EnBW. The PPA provides Evonik with 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity per year from the new 900-MW He Dreiht wind farm in the German North Sea…

Cable Installation Kicks Off at U.S. First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 03, 2022

Cable installation has kicked off at Vineyard Wind, the U.S. first commercial scale offshore wind farm, at a site located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.  Vineyard Wind, the company developing the namesake wind farm, also announced that…

Japan's TEPCO to Buy Scottish Floating Wind Firm Flotation Energy

Nov 02, 2022

Japan’s electricity utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is set to acquire the Scottish floating wind specialist Flotation Energy. This is TEPCO's first investment in overseas wind power.Floation Energy founders Allan MacAskill and Lord Nicol Stephen developed Kincardine…

Mainstream, Ocean Winds Sign Seabed Lease for 1.8 GW Floating Wind Farm Off Shetland

Nov 02, 2022

Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds said Wednesday they had signed a seabed lease agreement with Crown Estate Scotland to the value of £36million for the development of a 1.8 GW floating offshore wind farm off Shetland.The companies were…

Saipem Completes GBS Installation Works on Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 02, 2022

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem said Wednesday it had, in consortium with Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis (BSB), installed and ballasted the Gravity-Based Structures (GBS) foundations for the Fécamp offshore wind farm in Normandy…

Ocergy Floating Wind Foundation Tech Selected for Salamander pre-FEED

Oct 28, 2022

Ocergy has won a the pre-FEED foundation design contract for its OCG-Wind foundation technology to be deployed at the Salamander floating offshore wind project, run by a joint venture between Simply Blue Group, Ørsted, and Subsea7.Ocergy has developed OCG-Wind…

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