Offshore Wind News


First Low-Carbon Floating Wind Installation Vessel Gets UK Funding

Jan 29, 2024

The UK government has awarded funding to a consortium led by Morek Engineering to design a new class of low-carbon installation vessel for the floating offshore wind market.The consortium, which includes Morek Engineering, Solis Marine Engineering…

Equinor Files Application for Empire Wind 1 to New York Solicitation

Jan 29, 2024

Norway's Equinor has submitted a bid for ‘shovel-ready’ Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project to New York’s expedited fourth wind solicitation.If awarded, Empire Wind 1 is expected to provide first power in 2026, and will be able to deliver renewable power to more than half a million New York home…

RWE and National Grid Submit New York Offshore Wind Proposal

Jan 26, 2024

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture of RWE and National Grid Ventures, has submitted a proposal for 1.3 GW offshore wind project in response to New York’s fourth offshore wind solicitation.The proposal was submitted to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)…

Ørsted Withdraws from Maryland Offshore Wind Power Deals

Jan 26, 2024

Following consultation with the State of Maryland, Ørsted has withdrawn from the Maryland Public Service Commission Orders approving the Skipjack 1 and 2 offshore wind projects.Ørsted said it would reposition Skipjack Wind, a combined 966MW…

BOEM and NOAA Release North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy

Jan 25, 2024

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries have released a final joint strategy to protect and promote the recovery of endangered North Atlantic right whales while responsibly developing offshore wind energy…

Equinor and BP Part Ways on US Offshore Wind Projects

Jan 25, 2024

Norway's Equinor said on Thursday it had entered an agreement with BP BP.L to independently pursue separate wind projects under its bid for New York's offshore wind auctions.As part of the agreement, BP would take over full control of the Beacon Wind project…

Californian Port Gets $427M Boost for New Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Jan 25, 2024

The U.S. government has awarded a major grant to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District for the construction of a new marine terminal to be primarily used for floating offshore wind-related activities.The grant for the…

New York Offshore Wind Power Auction Set for Big Turnout

Jan 25, 2024

Several offshore wind developers will likely bid in New York's fourth offshore wind solicitation by the Thursday deadline, including units of European energy firms Orsted, Equinor and BP.The development of the U.S. offshore wind industry took…

Jan De Nul Reels In Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 Export Cable Job

Jan 25, 2024

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has signed the export cable contract with Ørsted for its 2.9 GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the U.K.Jan De Nul will be responsible for the seabed preparation, transport, installation…

Cyan Renewables Enters UK Offshore Wind Market with Sentinel Buy

Jan 25, 2024

Cyan Renewables, a portfolio company of Seraya Partners, has acquired a majority stake in Sentinel Marine to strengthen its position in the UK offshore wind market and boost its local content.Singapore-based Cyan Renewables, Asia’s first dedicated offshore wind vessel operator…

Ørsted to Acquire 100% of Sunrise Wind

Jan 24, 2024

Ørsted has signed an agreement with Eversource to acquire Eversource’s 50% share of Sunrise Wind, a 924 MW offshore wind farm which would deliver power to New York.The acquisition is subject to the successful award of Sunrise Wind in the ongoing New York 4 solicitation for offshore wind capacity…

New Jersey Approves Two Giant Offshore Wind Power Projects

Jan 24, 2024

New Jersey's utility regulator on Wednesday approved two offshore wind power projects with a combined capacity of 3,742-megawatts (MW) whose backers include Invenergy and TotalEnergies.The offshore wind industry is expected to play a major role in helping several states and U…

Correl Group Gets Inter-Array Cable Job at US Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 24, 2024

UK-based Correll Group has secured a contract with Greek subsea cable maker Hellenic Cables for the inter-array cabling works at the Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.Correll Group’s scope of work will include the termination and testing of…

Tidal Transit Starts Works on ‘World’s First’ Retrofit E-CTV

Jan 24, 2024

Tidal Transit, a supplier of purpose-design crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry, has begun the design and engineering phase of a project to deliver what is said to be the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV)…

Rovco Grows Offshore Wind Survey Fleet

Jan 24, 2024

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has added a second hull mounted survey vessel to its fleet with the long-term charter of the DP2 vessel Glomar Worker. The four-year charter with Glomar comes in response to client demand for innovative geophysical and geotechnical survey solutions…

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