Offshore Wind News


Xodus Launches Dedicated Renewables Engineering Arm

Jun 17, 2024

Global energy consultancy Xodus has created a new dedicated renewables engineering arm Evolv Energies to strengthen its capabilities in the offshore markets.Evolv Energies has been formed to deliver a broader engineering service as developments ramp up globally…

Damen Presents Offshore Charging Solution for Electric CTVs

Jun 14, 2024

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging for fully electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) operating at offshore wind farms.The system envisages a fully electric CTV which can charge either at offshore wind turbine…

Vestas Gets Offshore Wind Turbines Order for RWE's 600MW Project in Germany

Jun 14, 2024

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has secured an order to supply 44 offshore wind turbines, each rated at 14 MW, for RWE’s Nordseecluster A offshore wind project in Germany.The Nordseecluster is being implemented in two phases – Nordseecluster A and B…

BSEE Conducts First Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection

Jun 13, 2024

The United States' Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, marking the agency’s first inspection of an operational offshore wind turbine in U.S. waters. Located offshore New York and Rhode Island…

Norway’s Enova Launches Floating Wind Support Fund

Jun 13, 2024

Enova, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, has launched a support program for floating wind projects which can be awarded up to $188 million (€175 million) in funding assistance.Enova’s support for wind started with the development of onshore wind power…

Strategic Marine Inks MoU with Mainprize Offshore for Six New Supa Swath CTVs

Jun 13, 2024

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mainprize Offshore for the delivery of six new Supa Swath crew transfer vessels (CTVs) with options for six additional ones.Following the recent successful…

RWE Picks Argeo for Site Survey Work for 1.6GW Floating Wind Farm Off California

Jun 13, 2024

RWE has selected Argeo, a subsea service provider, to perform the site investigation work for Canopy offshore wind farm, a 1.6 GW floating wind project located off the coast of Northern California.The site investigation survey is a key milestone…

Ørsted Greenlights Funding for Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Storage System

Jun 12, 2024

Ørsted has taken final investment decision (FID) on a 600 MWh battery energy storage system, supplied by Tesla, which will be co-located with 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm to help balance the grid and reduce volatility for consumers.The…

Netherlands: 2GW Offshore Wind Farm Co-Located with Floating Solar Gets Go-Ahead

Jun 12, 2024

Zeevonk, a joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Vattenfall, has secured a permit to build 2 GW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, which will be co-located with floating solar farm and feature green hydrogen production system…

Shearwater and XOCEAN Team Up for CCS and Offshore Wind Markets

Jun 11, 2024

Marine seismic acquisition firm Shearwater Geoservices and ocean data company XOCEAN have entered strategic collaboration to explore opportunities in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore wind markets.Building on the successful joint delivery of several large data campaigns…

Construction Begins at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Jun 10, 2024

A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday signaled the start of construction on what will be the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind port at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) in New York City.The 73-acre site that will serve as the operations and maintenance hub for Equinor's Empire Wind 1…

Olympic CSOV Completes Sea Trials

Jun 10, 2024

A new construction service operations vessel (CSOVs) being built by Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft for Olympic has completed sea trials.The newbuild, Olympic Boreas, launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft on April 6, is the first of two sister vessels for Olympic…

BOEM to Lend Helping Hand to Maryland’s Offshore Wind

Jun 10, 2024

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Maryland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the coordinated development of offshore wind energy in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic state.Under the MoU, BOEM and the State…

Seatrium to Build HVDC System for TenneT’s Offshore Grid Project

Jun 09, 2024

Seatrium and GE Vernova have been awarded a third contract by TenneT TSO B.V. (TenneT) for the construction of a 2-gigawatt (GW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric offshore transmission system in the Netherlands.The project is slated to begin in June 2024…

BOEM Advances Offshore Wind in Central Atlantic

Jun 09, 2024

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the availability of its final Environmental Assessment (EA), which considers possible impacts from issuing leases for potential offshore wind development off the Delaware, Maryland…

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