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Hy2gen USA and Ocean Connect to Explore Hydrogen Production from Offshore Wind

May 17, 2024

Hy2gen USA, the U.S. subsidiary of German-based green hydrogen producer Hy2gen, and Ocean Connect Energy (OCE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly investigate the potential to power renewable hydrogen production from offshore wind…

Nearly $1 Billion Dedicated to US Floating Wind Development

May 17, 2024

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation has released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design…

New Studies Highlight Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

May 16, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released two new studies on offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico.The first study, “Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Hurricane Risk Assessment” analyzed hurricane risk to wind turbines operating in the Gulf of Mexico…

Empire Wind 1 Gets New York Construction Approval

May 16, 2024

Norwegian energy company Equinor has received approval from the New York State Public Service Commission to start building its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.Electricity generated from offshore wind farms is important to U…

Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Great Lakes' Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

May 16, 2024

Philly Shipyard has laid the keel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation's subsea rock installation vessel, Acadia—the first Jones Act compliant rock placement vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry.A May 2 keel-laying ceremony saw the vessel's first grand block loaded into the building dock…

Wind Power LAB Releases LASSIE to Fend Off Lightning Damage at Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Danish-based Wind Power LAB (WPL) has launched an innovative lightning surveillance tool tailored to combat strike damages to wind farms through early detection of potential risk.The new Lightning Analysis Service, known as LASSIE, is said to…

EnBW Kicks Off Construction on Germany’s Largest North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

May 16, 2024

In the next few days, one of the world’s largest floating cranes from Heerema Marine Contractors, named Thialf, will install the first foundations at EnBW’s 960 MW offshore wind farm, being built in German North Sea.The He Dreih wind farm is…

France's First Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy Becomes Fully Operational

May 16, 2024

The 497 MW Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Enbridge, EDF Renewables, CPP Investments and Skyborn Renewables, has officially been inaugurated in Normandy.Located between 13 and 24 km from the northern coast of France, the wind farm will help support France's energy transition objectives…

US DOE Picks Five Finalists to Advance Plans for Floating Wind Technologies

May 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected five floating wind technologies as winners of phase two of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize, designed to inspire solutions to challenges of large-scale production and deployment of floating wind turbines…

Consortium Wins Tender for France's First Floating Offshore Wind Farm

May 15, 2024

A consortium including Germany's BayWa r.e. and Belgium firm Elicio won a tender to develop and operate France's first floating offshore wind farm, the 250-megawatt (MW) Bretagne Sud farm, French industry minister Roland Lescure said on Wednesday…

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

Føn Energy Services and C-Ventus Enter Offshore Wind Merger

May 15, 2024

Føn Energy Services has set out plans to acquire Dutch offshore wind farm services company C-Ventus as part of a merger expected to boost its offshore wind operations and maintenance capabilities.Føn Energy Services will acquire 100% of the shares in C-Ventus from current owner DISA International…

Van Oord Launches Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

May 15, 2024

Van Oord has launched its new offshore installation vessel Boreas at the Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore shipyard in China.The Boreas’ dual fuel engine set is able to run on methanol and is purpose-built for the transport and installation of the…

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…

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