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US Approves Equinor and BP's Empire Wind Offshore Project

Nov 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday approved the Empire Wind offshore project, owned by Equinor and BP, the sixth commercial-scale wind farm to be greenlit under President Joe Biden's administration.Empire Wind is among several offshore…

Accelerating US CTV Market Development with Hybrid Solutions

Nov 21, 2023

As the world looks to renewable energy sources to combat climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, offshore wind has emerged as a promising frontier in the United States. A report by the University of California Berkeley released in…

First Turbine Installed at South Fork Wind Off New York

Nov 20, 2023

The first turbine has been installed at the South Fork Wind Farm offshore New York, developer Ørsted announced on Monday.The first of South Fork Wind’s 12 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine generators was hoisted into place by the offshore construction team at the project site 35 miles off Montauk…

Semco Maritime Secures 10-Year Offshore Wind Service Contract at North Sea Wind Farm

Nov 16, 2023

Danish offshore energy industry service provider Semco Maritime has been awarded a balance-of-plant service contract covering operations andmaintenance on the offshore wind farm Butendiek located in the North Sea around 32 kilometers from the Island of Sylt near the German-Danish border…

Seven Groups Apply for Norway's Offshore Wind Tender

Nov 15, 2023

Seven groups of energy companies have sought pre-qualification for Norway's first commercial offshore wind farm tender, the government said on Wednesday, while several others dropped out of the race as soaring costs dampened interest.The tender…

Floating Wind Faces Mooring System Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Nov 14, 2023

A combination of technical and market factors could drive supply chain bottlenecks for mooring system components in the emerging offshore wind sector, says Philip Lewis, director of research at Intelatus Global Partners.See the full video interview here.

Framo to Supply Suction Bucket Pumping Systems for Taiwan Offshore Wind Project

Nov 14, 2023

Framo said Wednesday it would supply suction bucket pumping systems for the foundations of Ørsted's Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan.The Framo Suction Pump Spread Systems will be produced at the Framo factory at Flatøy outside Bergen…

Van Oord Wins $533M in Offshore Wind Contracts in Poland and Taiwan

Nov 08, 2023

Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord has been awarded two new offshore wind projects Baltic Power in the Baltic Sea and Greater Changhua 2b and 4 in Taiwan. The contracts have a combined value of more than EUR 500 million (~currently around 533 million)…

Vestas Q3 Beats Forecast on Higher Turbine Prices, Easing Bottlenecks

Nov 08, 2023

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas on Wednesday reported third-quarter operating profits and revenue above expectations, reflecting an easing of supply chain disruptions and higher prices for turbines, boosting its shares 9% in early trade.The…

White House Says Orsted Remains 'Committed' to US Offshore Wind

Nov 06, 2023

Denmark's Orsted is still 'committed' to developing offshore wind farms in the United States despite the company's cancellation of two projects off the coast of New Jersey, White House senior advisor John Podesta told Reuters on Monday.Podesta…

US Offshore Wind Writedowns Seen Soaring with Orsted Earnings

Oct 31, 2023

European energy companies, including Denmark's Orsted, will likely write down more of their U.S. offshore wind investments this week after BP and Equinor booked $840 million in impairments in recent days.Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer…

Crowley Names Guthman VP of Business Development for Wind Services

Oct 31, 2023

Crowley has named offshore wind veteran Christy Guthman as vice president of business development for its Wind Services business as the company grows in the clean, sustainable energy sector.Guthman most recently served as executive general manager…

BP Assessing New York Wind Projects after $540M Writedown, CEO Says

Oct 31, 2023

BP remains committed to its offshore wind growth plans after the energy company booked a $540 million impairment on two U.S. projects, CEO Murray Auchincloss told Reuters on Tuesday.BP and its partner Equinor are assessing their next steps after…

Down But Not Out: Equinor Takes Hit on U.S. Offshore Wind, but Hope Remains

Oct 30, 2023

Norway's Equinor booked a $300 million impairment on its U.S. offshore wind power portfolio on Friday after New York officials rejected a request for better terms, but said the state's continued commitment to the technology still offered hope…

Artificial Reefs Deployed in Dutch North Sea to Boost Marine Life Around Offshore Wind Farms

Oct 27, 2023

Dutch transmission system operator TenneT, in collaboration with contractor Equans/Smulders,  has installed several artificial reefs near the offshore wind power transformer platform Hollandse Kust (west Alpha), which are meant to stimulate marine life…

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