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Wood to Conduct Pre-FEED for Irish Floating Wind Project

May 27, 2021

Early-stage floating wind farm developer Simply Blue Energy has hired engineering firm Wood for pre-FEED work related to its proposed Western Star floating offshore wind farm, to be located off the west coast of Ireland.Simply Blue Energy plans…

For Europe to Meet Offshore Wind Targets, $7,9B in Port Investments Needed, Report Says

May 27, 2021

Some €6.5 billion (around $7,9 billion) in port infrastructure investments will be necessary for Europe to reach its 2030 offshore wind objectives, according to WindEurope.WindEuope, which says that ports are key to offshore wind development…

Headwinds: Offshore Wind will Take Years to Carry Factory Jobs to U.S.

May 27, 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the move as the start of a new clean energy industry that by the end of the decade will create over 75,000 U.S. jobs.Industry executives and analysts do not contest that claim…

Equinor Acquires Base for Polish Offshore Wind Projects

May 27, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has acquired a site at the port of Łeba in northern Poland, to serve as the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Polish Baltic Sea offshore wind projects. This, according to Equinor, makes the company…

Ørsted, Posco Ink Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen MoU

May 27, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea's Posco to collaborate in the space of offshore wind and renewable hydrogen.Under the agreement, Posco will support the development of Ørsted's 1…

Offshore Accommodation Firm Floatel Bags First Offshore Wind Assignment

May 27, 2021

Floatel International, a company providing offshore accommodation services to the international oil and gas industry, has won its first offshore wind assignment.'The company is proud and honored to announce that the Group has been awarded its first offshore wind farm contract…

Atlantic Shores Keeps Fugro Busy Offshore New Jersey

May 27, 2021

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro has won a contract renewal with the U.S. offshore wind developer Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.The contract is for the provision of real-time wind and metocean measurements off the coast of New Jersey in the U…

Former MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO Takes Helm at Aker Offshore Wind

May 27, 2021

Philippe Kavafyan, the former CEO of offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the recently established Norwegian offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind.Aker Offshore Wind…

SSE to Invest $10.6B in Low-carbon Projects

May 26, 2021

British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc said on Wednesday it was on track to invest 7.5 billion pounds ($10.6 billion) in low-carbon projects up to 2025.The company turned its focus to renewable power generation and networks…

U.S. Identifies Two Areas Offshore California for Wind Farm Development

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday…

RWE, Equinor, Norsk Hydro JV to Bid in Norway's First Offshore Wind Tender

May 26, 2021

German energy firm RWE has joined forces with Norwegian peer Equinor and metals maker Norsk Hydro to take part in Norway's first offshore wind tender, the companies said on Wednesday.The acreage where the tender is held is known as Soerlige Nordsjoe II…

US to Review 16 Offshore Wind Project Plans, Advance New Lease Areas by 2025

May 25, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open new areas for leasing off the coast of California as it seeks to supercharge development of the nascent U.S. industry, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday…

Island Offshore Bags Walk-to-Work Vessel Contract at UK Wind Farm

May 25, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel firm Island Offshore said Tuesday it had won a vessel contract at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK.With its Island Crown vessel, Island Offshore is providing the wind farm operator MOWEL with Walk-to-Work services…

Vestas to Deliver Turbines for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

May 25, 2021

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a contract to deliver 50 wind turbines for Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. The…

James Fisher Renewables Nets Offshore Wind UXO Survey Gig in France

May 25, 2021

James Fisher Renewables has been selected by the French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) to identify unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the export cable routes for the Fécamp offshore wind project.The 18-kilometer export cable…

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