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Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 Delivers First Power

May 08, 2024

First power from Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is now feeding the grid.Offshore wind construction company Cadeler reports its wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Wind Osprey recently installed the first Siemens Gamesa 11-megawatt (MW) turbine at the project…

France Launches Call for 2.5 GW of Offshore Wind Tenders

May 02, 2024

France launched a tender for four offshore wind projects totalling 2.5 gigawatts (GW) on Thursday and announced plans for another 10 GW later this year, as it seeks to catch up with other more advanced wind power producers.The first round of…

Macquarie Asset Management to Sell Stake in UK Offshore Wind Farm

May 01, 2024

Macquarie Asset Management, part of Macquarie Group, has agreed to sell a 10% stake in Britain's East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm to renewable energy asset manager NTR.East Anglia ONE is a 714 megawatt wind farm, located in the North Sea, 43 km (27 miles) off the Suffolk coast…

Australia Grants Feasibility Licenses for Offshore Wind Farms

May 01, 2024

Australia on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for six projects to study the feasibility of building wind farms in waters off its southern coast as it looks to ramp up renewable energy to meet its net zero emission target by 2050.Six others could…

US Proposes Offshore Wind Auctions Off Oregon and Maine Coasts

Apr 30, 2024

The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan to sell offshore wind leases in waters off the coasts of Maine and Oregon later this year, saying projects in those regions could one day power a total of 6 million homes.The proposed sales…

Pioneering Spirit Booked for Gennaker Substation Installs

Apr 29, 2024

Dutch offshore contractor Allseas informs it has secured the contract to perform transport and installation (T&I) of two major substations (so called OSS) for the Gennaker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, developed by transmission operator 50Hertz…

Navigation and Wind Farms: Competing Ocean Uses Raise Existential Questions

Apr 22, 2024

“Wind Turbines: The Bigger, the Better” -USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, August 24, 2023Last December the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a proposed sale notice regarding new development areas for utility scale wind projects in the central Atlantic Ocean…

New York Not Moving Forward With Three Offshore Wind Farms

Apr 19, 2024

New York State on Friday stalled three major offshore wind-energy projects after General Electric Vernova GE.N changed the turbine design, which the state said 'materially altered' the plans.New York provisionally approved the projects in October 2023…

New CSOV Delivered to Rem Offshore

Apr 16, 2024

Shipbuilder Vard announced it has delivered a new commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) to Norway's Rem Offshore.The vessel—NB 948, to be named Rem Wind—was constructed at Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam and handed over one month before contractual delivery date…

First US-built WTIV Charybdis Launched

Apr 15, 2024

The United States' first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Charybdis, was launched into the water at the Seatrium AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas.The 472-foot WTIV—the first and only to be constructed in the U…

Venterra Expands Marine Hard Bottom Benthic Ecology and Hard Structure Services

Apr 15, 2024

Offshore wind services company Venterra Group said it is expanding its marine hard bottom benthic and hard structure offering, underpinned by the environmental capabilities of its marine science consultancy, INSPIRE Environmental, and small business partner…

Arctia to Map Offshore Wind Area in Norway

Apr 11, 2024

Arctia Meritaito, a subsidiary of Finland's Arctia, announced it has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Mapping Authority to perform hydrographic seabed surveying as part of the 2024 Mareano program.Under its contract from the Norwegian Mapping Authority's Hydrographic Service (NHS)…

Renewable Energy Funds See Outflows on Concerns Over Growth, Policies

Apr 10, 2024

Global investors are increasingly moving away from the renewable energy sector funds this year due to concerns over the sector's growth prospects and uncertainty over policies in a U.S. election year, fund data show.Renewable energy sector funds witnessed steady inflows in the past few years…

Biden Administration Approves Eighth US Offshore Wind Project

Apr 02, 2024

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday approved the country's eighth commercial-scale offshore wind project, which will be built off the coast of Massachusetts, bringing online electricity to power more than 900,000 homes.The approval for Avangrid’s New England Wind Project brings the U…

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