Offshore Wind News


Significant Potential for Cross-Border Offshore Grids in EU

Jan 23, 2024

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs) - the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing offshore grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level…

Offshore Wind Vessels Charging Study Gets Underway in Irish Sea

Jan 23, 2024

Maersk’s offshore vessel-charging venture Stillstrom has launched a collaborative study with EnBW and BP, the developers of the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms, to assess the viability of integrating offshore charging solutions for service and crew transfer vessels for the two projects…

Acteon Bags O&M Contract for 228MW German Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 23, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics Division, has secured a three-year contract by Siemens Gamesa for operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Butendiek offshore wind farmUTEC will provide subsea balance of plant O&M services for the 228 MW offshore wind farm…

TotalEnergies and European Energy Strengthen Offshore Wind Ties

Jan 23, 2024

French energy major TotalEnergies has signed an agreement with European Energy to develop offshore wind projects in three Nordic countries, including Denmark, Finland and Sweden.The agreement covers 405 MW of offshore wind power under development in Denmark…

First OSS for 2.6GW US Offshore Wind Project Arrives to Denmark

Jan 23, 2024

The first of a total of three offshore substations (OSS) for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project has been delivered to Bladt Industries in Denmark, where it will now undergo further outfitting.The first 880 MW OSS has been shipped from Spain…

Lhyfe Finds UK-Ireland Green Hydrogen Partner with Long-Term Offshore Prospect

Jan 22, 2024

French company Lhyfe and UK-based Source Galileo have teamed up to develop commercial-scale green hydrogen production units in the UK and Ireland, which could be powered by offshore wind in the future.The companies have signed a memorandum of…

NYK Line-Damen Co-Op Launches Offshore Wind Training Simulator

Jan 22, 2024

An advanced full mission bridge simulator tailored for offshore wind operations has been launched in Japan as part of collaboration between NYK Line and Damen.The simulator, housed at a newly established training center in Akita, is set to become…

Eni Joins Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Spain

Jan 22, 2024

Eni-controlled company Plenitude has reached an agreement with BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments to join their strategic partnership to advance the development of offshore wind projects in Spain.The agreement with Plenitude bolsters…

Lamprell Delivers Two Baches of Moray West Transition Pieces

Jan 19, 2024

The first two batches of transition pieces (TPs) for the Moray West offshore wind project, comprising 20 units, have been delivered and offloaded at the Port of Nigg in Scotland.Following arrival, the TPs underwent transfer of care inspections…

CIP Sets Up New Company to Develop Energy Islands Globally

Jan 19, 2024

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has launched Copenhagen Energy Islands (CEI), a new development company dedicated to developing energy islands globally with backing from Nordic, European, and North American investors.Copenhagen Energy…

Magnora Separates FPSO from Renewables Business

Jan 19, 2024

Oslo-listed company Magnora has decided to separate its legacy business, the divested segment related to floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units for oil and gas industry, from its renewables business, with significant activity in the offshore wind industry…

Endiprev Steps Up Its Offshore Wind Game with Vineyard Job

Jan 19, 2024

Endiprev has strengthen its international profile after becoming the lead engineering services provider for the 806 MW Vineyard Wind 1 project - USA’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy project.The Texas-headquartered company delivers…

US Plugs in First Large Offshore Wind Farm as Developers Play Catch-up

Jan 18, 2024

The U.S. offshore wind industry reached an important milestone on January 2 when Vineyard Wind 1, the country’s first large scale project, supplied first power to the Massachusetts grid.“As the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm this is a fairly momentous event…

US DOE Launches $14.5M Marine Energy Research Call

Jan 18, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) have released a $14.5 million funding opportunity to support foundational research at higher education institutions related to marine renewable energies…

Norway's METCentre Invites Bids for Floating Wind Test Berth

Jan 18, 2024

Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway has launched a tender process for companies or consortia looking to test their floating offshore wind technology.The test center for floating offshore wind METCentre has an available berth, located outside of Karmøy on the west coast of Norway…

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