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Colombia Proposes Forcing Offshore Wind Bidders to Partner with State Company

Oct 05, 2023

Colombia is proposing to force bidders for offshore wind projects to give a state company a stake in the developments, as part of a wider set of draft modifications to the rules governing the process published this week.The government of President Gustavo Petro…

Global Energy Group Lands Transition Piece Preassembly Deal for Moray West Wind Farm

Oct 05, 2023

Global Energy Group (GEG) has been selected by Moray West Offshore Wind Farm to provide preassembly support services for the marshalling of 62 transition pieces (TPs) at the Port of Nigg. The major contract encompasses a broad range of critical onsite services…

Japanese Shipping Giant Buys Into Norwegian Floating Wind Firm

Oct 05, 2023

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has, following a recent private placement, become a shareholder in Odfjell Oceanwind, a Norwegian floating wind technology developer.'The transaction generates significant capital which…

New England States Buy Offshore Wind Power as US Industry Struggles

Oct 04, 2023

Three U.S. states in New England - Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut - on Wednesday agreed to jointly procure offshore wind power as soaring interest rates and rising equipment and labor costs have made some projects uneconomic.By joining forces…

Crown Estate Increases Capacity for Offshore Wind Licensing Round

Oct 04, 2023

Britain's Crown Estate said on Monday it has amended plans for an offshore wind licensing round which aims to create floating wind technology off the coast of Wales and south-west England to make more capacity available to bidders.The licensing…

TotalEnergies and Macquarie Unit Bid to Build New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm Amidst U.S. Challenges

Oct 04, 2023

A wind energy developer owned by France's TotalEnergies and a unit of Macquarie said on Monday it is bidding to build a wind farm off New Jersey's coast, expressing confidence in the sector after a series of U.S. setbacks.Spinning power from…

MOL and EDF Renewables Join Forces to Drive Offshore Wind and Green Hydrogen Development

Oct 04, 2023

Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and French renewable energy firm EDF Renewables have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the acceleration of the development of offshore wind and related business and to encourage developments in green hydrogen…

Van Oord Set to Kick Off Cable Installation for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 04, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord is set to start the cable installation works on Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.'After Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen completed installation of all…

BW Ideol Secures EUR 17.88M Investment

Oct 04, 2023

BW Ideol AS, a floating offshore wind foundation developer, and ADEME Investissement, a state-owned French financier of innovative infrastructure projects, have today completed the first financial closing following an earlier agreement for EUR…

RWE, Sarens, Tugdock Team Up to Study Floating Wind Deployment Options

Oct 04, 2023

Renewable energy firm RWE said Wednesday it was funding a study to investigate the quayside offload and launch of two types of floating offshore wind platforms – one steel and one concrete – alongside the integration of next-generation wind turbine generators onto these platforms…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

Moray West Offshore Wind Farm's Monopile Installation Set to Start

Oct 03, 2023

The Boskalis heavy lift installation vessel, Bokalift 2, arrived in Invergordon port on October 1, ready to start loading the first batch of three monopiles for installation at the Moray West offshore wind farm.  The first major component installation…

Offshore Wind: Support Vessel Bottlenecks Loom in the US

Oct 02, 2023

An offshore wind industry is growing in the U.S. with an aim to meet the Biden Administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, and eventually 110 GW by 2050.But as is the case for any new industry that is building up, there are going to be bumps along the way…

SeaRenergy Wins Offshore Substation Design Deal For Polish Baltic Sea Wind Farm

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds and the Polish SeaRenergy entity have signed a contract to prepare a conceptual design, construction permit design documentation, and obtain a permit for an offshore substation for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic Sea…

Jan De Nul Orders Offshore Cable Layer with Record-Breaking Capacity

Oct 02, 2023

Offshore installation services company Jan De Nul has ordered an extra-large cable-laying ship with an 'unrivaled' cable-carrying capacity from China's CMHI Haimen shipyard.The vessel, to be named Fleeming Jenkin, will have a cable-carrying capacity of 28…

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