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Germany to Build More Offshore Wind than Originally Planned

Jun 07, 2024

Germany plans to build more wind turbines in the North and Baltic seas than originally planned, a draft plan by the maritime authority showed on Friday, as Berlin aims to have 70 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2045.Germany's Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) on Friday published a draft containing specifications for offshore wind energy expansion to up to 60 GW by 2037, up from 40 GW originally planned for 2035…

Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund Buys UK Wind Farm Stake

Jun 17, 2024

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has bought a 37.5% stake in the 573 megawatts operational wind farm Race Bank offshore Britain for 330 million pounds ($418 million), it said on Monday.The Norwegian fund would also become responsible for a debt facility of 644 million pounds…

Utility Serving San Juan Islands Proposes to Harness Tidal Power

Jun 17, 2024

Tapping tidal flows for power generation has long been an elusive goal for clean-energy advocates. Formidable hurdles in logistics, technology and public acceptance make plans far from certain.Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) has quietly…

Japan Could Be Energy-independent by 2060

Jun 14, 2024

Japan, a major coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer, could be energy-independent by 2060 thanks to expansion of solar and wind power together with storage batteries, said Jarand Rystad, chief executive of the Rystad Energy consultancy…

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…

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…

BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Offshore Wind Leases

Jun 06, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued on Thursday its final environmental analysis that found 'no significant impacts' from leasing Central Atlantic coastal areas for potential offshore wind development off the Delaware, Maryland…

New York Finalizes Offshore Wind Contracts for Equinor, Orsted Projects

Jun 04, 2024

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said on Tuesday it had finalized contracts for Equinor's Empire Wind 1 and Orsted's and Eversource's Sunrise Wind offshore wind projects.NYSERDA in February awarded conditional…

Orsted, New Jersey Reach Settlement Over Canceled Offshore Wind Farms

May 28, 2024

New Jersey officials said the state will receive $125 million from a legal settlement with Denmark's Orsted ORSTED.CO over the company's cancellation last year of two offshore wind farm projects.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities said…

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…

Foundation Installs Kick Off at Dogger Bank B

May 14, 2024

Foundation installation work has commenced for the second phase of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, in the U.K. North Sea.Seaway7’s vessels Seaway Strashnov and Seaway Alfa Lift have commenced installation…

Maryland Sets Course for Offshore Wind Energy Expansion

May 14, 2024

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill aimed at reevaluating and potentially revising existing offshore wind project plans, setting the stage for the state's goal of achieving 8,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2031.The bill…

Cadeler Wins Wind Turbine Install Work in the Polish Baltic Sea

May 14, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation company Cadeler reports it has secured vessel reservation agreements with both MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z.o.o., each a joint venture project owned 50% by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia…

Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

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