Offshore Wind News


Permitting for Big US Offshore Wind Farm to Resume 'Very, Very Soon' -Avangrid CEO

Jan 20, 2021

The developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm said on Wednesday it will soon apply for a federal permit from President Joe Biden's administration, after former President Donald Trump's government abruptly canceled its initial application last month…

Germany Surpassed Its Offshore Wind Targets in 2020

Jan 20, 2021

Germany boosted its offshore wind power capacity last year, topping its own targets, as Europe's largest economy drives its push into renewables, data from grid company TenneT GmbH showed on Wednesday.The Berlin government has raised offshore capacity targets to 20…

Offshore Wind Head Leaving Equinor for Aker Solutions' Renewables Division

Jan 20, 2021

Stephen Bull, Equinor's senior vice president responsible for offshore wind operations in the North Sea, is leaving the company and will join the Norwegian offshore services firm Aker Solutions.Bull, who was last year re-elected RenewableUK Chair…

Heerema to Build Jacket for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm Substation

Jan 20, 2021

Dutch offshore construction firm Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has signed a contract with Iemants (part of Smulders) to construct the offshore transformer substation jacket for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm.The construction will occur at the HFG Vlissingen yard…

Ørsted Reaches FID on Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark

Jan 20, 2021

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the renewable hydrogen demonstration project at Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen, which will use offshore wind energy to produce green hydrogen.The project is expected…

Poland: State-run Utilities Shedding Coal to Invest in Offshore Wind

Jan 19, 2021

Polish state-run utilities PGE Enea and Tauron, which generate most of their electricity from coal, will have their coal assets carved out to boost their offshore wind investment, the deputy state assets minister said on Monday.Poland generates…

TRIG Acquires Stake in Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 19, 2021

London-listed investment firm The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG)  has agreed to acquire an equity interest of 17.5% in Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners ('CIP'). Beatrice is a 588MW offshore wind farm developed by SSE plc using Siemens turbines…

Germany: Fugro to Provide Consultancy Services for Suedlink Powerline Works

Jan 19, 2021

Dutch geotechnical survey services firm Fugro has secured a geotechnical and water consulting contract with Vössing Engineers to support the route planning, permitting, and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline…

Aker Horizons to Acquire 75% Stake in Mainstream Renewable Power

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian renewable energy investment firm Aker Horizons has agreed to take a 75% stake in global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, in a deal valuing Mainstream at about 1 bln euros, Mainstream said on Tuesday.Mainstream said…

Germany's Switch from Coal to Renewables: Gap to be Filled by Offshore Wind

Jan 18, 2021

German high-voltage grid operator Amprion is confident the country's planned switch to renewable energy can be mastered by its network, it said on Monday, rejecting claims that power supply could be at risk.Coal importers group VDKi last Friday…

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm: First Turbine Up, 99 More to Go

Jan 18, 2021

The first offshore wind turbine was installed last Friday at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland.The first turbine installation comes just a few weeks after the Moray East consortium announced the completion of jacket…

Rovco Tapped for Subsea Services at Beatrice Wind Farm

Jan 18, 2021

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV and hydrographic services, has signed a contract to carry out work on offshore wind farm Beatrice, the Scottish largest operational offshore wind farm.  Rovco, which did not share the value of the contract,…

Offshore Wind: Things are Getting Bigger

Jan 15, 2021

The global offshore wind industry has been picking up pace unabated by the global pandemic, with industry investments growing and offshore wind turbine makers competing on who'll build a larger turbine. With offshore wind turbines, bigger is better…

Harren & Partner Adds Offshore Wind Vessel to Fleet. Launches SAL Renewables

Jan 15, 2021

German shipping group Harren & Partner has added the jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet, and has this week announced the launch of Bremen-based SAL Renewables, a provider of offshore wind installation services.'Born as a sister company to the renowned heavy lift shipping company SAL Heavy Lift…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Long-Term Charter for Acergy Viking SOV

Jan 15, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has won a long term charter with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its Service Operation Vessel Acergy Viking. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current…

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