Offshore Wind News


Van Oord's Giant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel to Debut in Germany

Apr 26, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord has been appointed as a preferred supplier for the transport and installation of foundations for the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster wind project in Germany, a joint venture between RWE and Northland Power…

Plans Underway to Install Floating Wind Farm at Barents Sea Oil Field Site

Apr 26, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi will collaborate with floating wind technology firm Odfjell Oceanwind and Source Galileo to pursue a pilot project for floating offshore wind at its Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway…

Report: Europe Needs Meshed Grids for Offshore Wind

Apr 25, 2023

Hitachi Energy and industry group WindEurope have published a new report which concludes that Europe needs more meshed grids to ensure its offshore wind development.Meshed grids are clusters of offshore wind farms with fewer cables connected…

Norwegian Regulator Proposes 20 New Areas for Offshore Wind Farms

Apr 25, 2023

Norwegian energy regulator NVE on Tuesday recommended 20 areas suitable for deploying offshore wind farms that will help meet a 2040 target for 30 gigawatts (GW) of capacity.The areas, dotted along Norway's vast coastline, were the ones believed…

BOEM Seeks Public Input on Possible Offshore Wind Development in Gulf of Maine

Apr 25, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday invited public comment on possible commercial wind energy development in areas offshore Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.BOEM said the call represented an early step in the…

Swedish Port to Buy Into 1GW Offshore Wind Project

Apr 25, 2023

The Gothenburg Port Authority will become a partner in Eolus’ 1GW Västvind offshore wind power project, offshore Gothenburg, Sweden, to meet growing electricity demand.According to Eolus, the offshore wind farm will be able to generate electricity…

Cadeler Signs "Very large" Contracts with Ørsted for Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler said Tuesday it had signed two contracts with Ørsted for the Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the UK. Cadeler said that together, the two contracts constitute a very large contract award. Cadeler…

Gazelle Says Its New Floating Wind Platform Reduces Costs and Environmental Impact

Apr 25, 2023

Gazelle Wind Power, a Dublin-based developer of foundations for floating offshore wind farms, is unveiling third-generation technology this week at a wind industry event in Denmark.The company said its enhanced design 'further refines Gazelle’s…

Van Oord Installs First Monopile at Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2023

Dutch offshore installation services company Van Oord has installed the first of 50 monopile foundations at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.The installation strategy for the foundations is based on the feeder concept,…

Vestas to Supply 25 Offshore Wind Turbines for Wind Farm in Japan

Apr 25, 2023

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said Tuesday it had won an order from Hibiki Wind Energy to supply offshore wind turbines for the Kitakyushu-Hibikinada offshore wind farm project in Japan.The offshore wind project is located offshore Kitakyushu city…

European Countries Aim to Turn North Sea into Green Power Engine

Apr 24, 2023

Leaders from European countries surrounding the North Sea pledged on Monday to rapidly scale up offshore wind power generation in the region to strengthen energy security, at a summit in Ostend, Belgium.Leaders from seven European Union countries…

Ulstein Says Its U-STERN to Offer a Safer, Smarter Installation of Large Offshore Wind Monopiles

Apr 24, 2023

Ship design company Ulstein Design & Solutions has designed an offshore wind installation vessel that it says is 'a safer, smarter, and more competitive ship design solution for transporting, upending and installing large monopiles on DP.'The patent-pending U-STERN design…

LionLink: UK, Netherlands Plan Cross-border Power Link to Boost Energy Security

Apr 24, 2023

The Netherlands and Britain plan to build what would be Europe's biggest cross-border electricity link connected to an offshore wind farm, their energy ministers said on Monday, part of efforts to boost energy security. The 'LionLink' interconnector will be able to transfer 1…

FACTBOX - Global Offshore Wind Tenders Including Floating Wind Technology

Apr 24, 2023

Floating wind is viewed as the final frontier for offshore wind as turbines can be installed in deeper waters than fixed-bottom foundations, harnessing stronger and more continuous wind to generate more power.There are two main types of tender for traditional and floating wind projects…

Floating Wind Power Gains Traction But Can It Set Sail?

Apr 24, 2023

After a bumper year for floating offshore wind farm tenders, the nascent industry is poised for explosive growth in the coming decade as countries strive to cut their carbon emissions. But it's unlikely to be all plain sailing. Rising costs…

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