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Equinor Upbeat About Investor Interest in US Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2024

Norway's Equinor is confident of finding an investor for its planned Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm in New York after a new power off-take agreement improved the project's economics, the company said on Thursday.New York State authorities…

GE Vernova Could Not Agree Turbines Switch on NY Wind Projects

Apr 25, 2024

Power services company GE Vernova could not reach an agreement to supply smaller turbines for three New York offshore wind developments before the contracts were canceled, CEO Scott Strazik told Reuters on Thursday.Last week, New York abandoned…

US Offshore Wind: Outlook Strong Despite Construction Productivity Issues

Apr 25, 2024

While construction productivity issues continue to present immediate challenges for the U.S. offshore wind industry, the long-term outlook remains strong for the nascent sector, according to a recent report from business intelligence and consulting firm Intelatus Global Partners…

Asso.subsea Wraps Up Subsea Cables Installation at French Floating Wind Pilot

Apr 25, 2024

Subsea cable services company Asso.subsea, in partnership with Prysmian Powerlink, has completed the cable installation, burial, and protection operations for the 25 MW Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project in France.The project…

Ørsted Inaugurates Largest Offshore Wind Farms in Asia-Pacific

Apr 25, 2024

Ørsted has inaugurated the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan, with a total installed capacity of 900 MW.The two offshore wind farms are in operation and fully connected to the grid, making them the largest of their kind in Taiwan and in the Asia-Pacific region…

BW Ideol Presents Standard Floating Wind Foundation for Mass Production

Apr 25, 2024

BW Ideol has unveiled its standardized foundation for floating offshore wind, ready for mass production to accommodate the needs of the growing sector.With over 22 GW already awarded in Scotland, around 8 GW in the USA, and several GW currently…

US Releases Offshore Wind Liftoff Report and Promises Funding

Apr 24, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in the Pathways to Commercial Liftoff series, describing how the U.S. offshore wind sector is adapting to challenges and poised for continued progress, with a path to deploying over 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2050…

US Interior Department Finalizes Offshore Renewable Energy Rule

Apr 24, 2024

US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U…

US Plans 12 Offshore Wind Auctions Over Five Years

Apr 24, 2024

President Joe Biden's administration unveiled plans on Wednesday to hold up to a dozen auctions of offshore wind development rights through 2028, including four before the end of this year.The schedule will help companies, states and others…

Second HVDC Platform Installed at World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 24, 2024

Saipem has installed the second unmanned High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform at Dogger Bank, being built in UK waters and set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once constructed.The substation is the second of three platforms…

CBED Signs Up Siemens Gamesa for Wind Creation SOV’s First Job

Apr 24, 2024

Danish shipowner CBED has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa for the first offshore wind project for its new SOV Wind Creation as part of the CBED fleet.With the new walk-to-work project, the SOV joins commissioning an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands…

Deal in Place for 1GW+ Offshore Wind Farm in Southeast Australia

Apr 24, 2024

Alinta Energy and JERA Nex, through its wholly owned subsidiary Parkwind, have agreed to join forces to develop the 1GW+ Spinifex Offshore Wind Farm in the Southern Ocean Region Declared Area in South West Victoria.Under the agreement Alinta Energy and JERA Nex…

U.S. Installed Offshore Wind Capacity Jumps in First Quarter

Apr 23, 2024

Installed offshore wind capacity in the U.S. grew to 242MW in the first quarter of the year from 42MW in the previous quarter, the Oceantic Network said in its report, showcasing a recovery in a previously volatile industry.The offshore wind…

One-on-One: Rob Langford, VP, Global Offshore Wind, ABS

Apr 23, 2024

As the U.S. offshore wind industry endures a predictable number of stops and starts during its adolescence, common mantras are ‘learn from the established European model’ and ‘embrace technology transfer from the offshore oil and gas sector…

Fugro’s Self-Elevating Platform On Call for Japan’s Offshore Wind

Apr 23, 2024

Fugro has transferred its self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan to meet the country’s growing demand for offshore wind geotechnical services.Under Japanese regulations, vessels registered in Japan follow a more streamlined procedure…

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