Offshore Wind News


Apollo and DOF Deliver Extensive Study on Floating Wind Installation Ops

May 21, 2024

Apollo and DOF, in collaboration with the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FoWCoE), have delivered the study on GW-scale floating offshore wind installation methods.Installing a single, state-of-the-art floating offshore…

Van Oord Installs First Monopile Foundation at RWE’s 1.4GW Offshore Wind Farm

May 21, 2024

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has installed the first monopile foundation at RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea.With a capacity of 1.4 GW, Sofia is RWE’s largest offshore wind farm to date…

MODEC Secures ClassNK’s AiP for TLP-Type Floating Wind Turbine

May 21, 2024

MODEC and Toyo Construction have jointly secured an approval in principle (AiP) from ClassNK for floating structure and tether system with tether pile foundation for tension leg platform (TLP)-type floating offshore wind turbine.The acquisition…

Outlook ‘Surprisingly Positive’ for US Offshore Wind

May 20, 2024

It certainly has been an active few months in the U.S. offshore wind space.Despite some ongoing issues, the fundamentals are looking surprisingly positive in the context of what has taken place over the last 12 months. In fact, the key concern…

Iberdrola to Triple Offshore Wind Assets

May 17, 2024

Europe's largest utility Iberdrola will keep betting on offshore wind in the coming years, roughly tripling the value of its assets in the sector to 17 billion euros ($18 billion), Executive Chairman Ignacio Sanchez Galan told shareholders on Friday…

Boskalis Installs First Foundation for Revolution Wind Project Offshore US

May 17, 2024

Boskalis has installed the first XXL monopile foundation for Ørsted's Revolution Wind offshore wind farm using its crane vessel Bokalift 2.Boskalis will install 66 more XXL monopiles and two offshore substations for the 704 MW project.The company…

Sif and Dillinger Make ‘Green Deal’ for Fully Circular Offshore Wind Monopiles

May 17, 2024

Sif and Dillinger have strengthened their collaboration which aims to make offshore wind monopiles fully circular by signing several agreements which relate to securing low-emission steel plates for the foundations, developing decommissioning process for such infrastructure…

Hy2gen USA and Ocean Connect to Explore Hydrogen Production from Offshore Wind

May 17, 2024

Hy2gen USA, the U.S. subsidiary of German-based green hydrogen producer Hy2gen, and Ocean Connect Energy (OCE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly investigate the potential to power renewable hydrogen production from offshore wind…

Nearly $1 Billion Dedicated to US Floating Wind Development

May 17, 2024

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation has released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design…

New Studies Highlight Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

May 16, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two new studies on offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico.The first study, “Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Hurricane Risk Assessment” analyzed hurricane risk to wind turbines operating in the Gulf of Mexico…

Empire Wind 1 Gets New York Construction Approval

May 16, 2024

Norwegian energy company Equinor has received approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to start building its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.Electricity generated from offshore wind farms is important to U…

Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Great Lakes' Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

May 16, 2024

Philly Shipyard has laid the keel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation's subsea rock installation vessel, Acadia—the first Jones Act compliant rock placement vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry.A May 2 keel-laying ceremony saw the vessel's first grand block loaded into the building dock…

Wind Power LAB Releases LASSIE to Fend Off Lightning Damage at Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Danish-based Wind Power LAB (WPL) has launched an innovative lightning surveillance tool tailored to combat strike damages to wind farms through early detection of potential risk.The new Lightning Analysis Service, known as LASSIE, is said to…

EnBW Kicks Off Construction on Germany’s Largest North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

May 16, 2024

In the next few days, one of the world’s largest floating cranes from Heerema Marine Contractors, named Thialf, will install the first foundations at EnBW’s 960 MW offshore wind farm, being built in German North Sea.The He Dreih wind farm is…

France's First Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy Becomes Fully Operational

May 16, 2024

The 497 MW Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Enbridge, EDF Renewables, CPP Investments and Skyborn Renewables, has officially been inaugurated in Normandy.Located between 13 and 24 km from the northern coast of France, the wind farm will help support France's energy transition objectives…

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