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Final Foundation Installed at World's Deepest Fixed-bottom Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2023

The final wind turbine foundation has been installed at the world's deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm - the Seagreen - offshore Scotland.Seaway 7, the main installation contractor at the offshore wind project owned by SSE Renewable and TotalEnergies…

Britain Wants to Take Part in Japan's Offshore Wind Development

Apr 17, 2023

Britain wants to take part in developing Japan's offshore wind power via options ranging from the participation of its energy companies to providing financing and insurance, Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps told Reuters. The Group of Seven…

LiDAR Buoys Deployed to Capture Data for Two Scottish Floating Wind Farm Proejcts

Apr 14, 2023

Two floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) buoys have been deployed at the Scottish floating offshore wind projects proposed by the BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership.A couple of days ago, the two EOLOS FLS200 LiDAR buoys were deployed…

Kent Secures pre-FEED Study Contract for 2.9GW Morven Offshore Wind Project

Apr 14, 2023

Energy services firm Kent has secured a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study contract for the Morven offshore wind project in the UK. The project is owned by BP and EnBW.The 2.9 gigawatt (GW) project, awarded as part of the ScotWind leasing round…

Floating Offshore Wind: New Seascape, New Challenges

Apr 13, 2023

Offshore wind energy planners are giving close review to fixed-tower systems in order to extend lessons learned to floating wind towers, under development now. In the U.S., floating towers have been most closely associated with plans for new wind energy areas (WEA) in the Pacific…

N-Sea to Install Subsea Power Cable between Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm and N05-A Offshore Platform

Apr 13, 2023

The Dutch oil and gas company ONE-Dyas has awarded subsea services firm N-Sea a contract to install a subsea power cable between the Riffgat offshore wind farm and the new to be built N05-A gas production platform in the Dutch North Sea.N-Sea's scope comprises of survey…

Markets: The Challenges of Developing Floating Wind at Scale

Apr 13, 2023

Tens of gigawatts of floating wind projects are slated for development in this and the next decade, but many obstacles remain.There has been much focus on the emerging floating wind market of late.The U.K. is forging ahead with commercial scale…

France's RTE Taps Fugro for Geotechnical Survey for Offshore Wind Substations in Mediterranean Sea

Apr 13, 2023

French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has awarded Fugro a contract to perform a geotechnical investigation for future offshore substations (OSS) at two floating wind farm sites in the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean Sea…

EEW SPC to Deliver Up To 230 Monopiles for OX2's Swedish Offshore Wind Projects

Apr 13, 2023

Stockholm-based renewable energy firm OX2 has entered a conditional agreement with EEW SPC on delivering monopile foundations for two of the offshore wind farms OX2 is developing in Sweden together with Ingka Investments.OX2 said that the agreement…

Corio Generation Joins Global Offshore Wind Alliance

Apr 13, 2023

Corio Generation, part of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, said Thursday it was joining the Global Offshore Wind Alliance, an international coalition founded by the Government of Denmark, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)…

Havfram Wind Wins Work at German 1.6GW Offshore Wind Cluster

Apr 13, 2023

RWE and Northland Power have selected offshore installation firm Havfram Wind as the preferred supplier for their German North Sea offshore wind cluster of up to 1.6 gigawatts (GW). The cluster will consist of four wind farms.Havfram Wind will…

Navigational Hazard: Wave Buoy Breaks Free from Mooring at West of Orkney Wind Farm Site

Apr 12, 2023

A 250kg wave buoy associated with the metocean survey at the West of Orkney Wind Farm site in Scotland has broken free of its mooring, according to a notice to mariners issued Wednesday by Xodus Group, on behalf of the wind farm developer Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL) said…

Japan Climate Group Urges More Renewable Energy, Effective Carbon Pricing

Apr 12, 2023

Japanese companies and climate groups called on the nation's government on Wednesday to step up the introduction of renewable energy and quickly adopt carbon pricing to tackle global warming.The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), an alliance of companies…

World's Deepest Offshore Wind Foundation Installed in Scotland

Apr 12, 2023

Italian energy services firm Saipem has installed what has been described as the world’s deepest offshore wind turbine foundation at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen.Last Friday, Seaway 7 transported the jacket foundation on…

IberBlue Wind to Invest $4.36 bln in Portugal-Spain Floating Wind Farms

Apr 12, 2023

Irish-Spanish consortium IberBlue Wind plans to invest more than 4 billion euros ($4.36 billion) in two [floating] wind farms off the Atlantic coasts of Portugal and Spain, it said on Tuesday.IberBlue said in a statement it aimed to create a combined installed capacity of 1…

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