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PKN Orlen, PGE Get Location Permits for Baltic Offshore Wind Farms

May 31, 2023

Two Polish state-controlled companies, oil refiner PKN Orlen and power utility PGE , have received permits to build offshore wind farms on the Baltic Sea.Poland's infrastructure minister awarded five permits for available locations to PKN Orlen group and one to PGE…

Denmark to Take 20% Ownership of New Offshore Wind Farms

May 31, 2023

The Danish state will take a 20% stake in four planned offshore wind farms with a total capacity of at least 6 gigawatts (GW), the country's ministry of climate, energy and utilities said on Tuesday.Under the terms in the upcoming tenders, developers…

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Gulf of Mexico Wind Lease Areas

May 30, 2023

The United States' Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday issued a final environmental assessment (EA) on potential impacts from offshore wind leasing on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico, marking another step…

Wind Industry Aims to Provide a Third of Japan's Power by 2050

May 30, 2023

Japan's wind power body has set a mid-century goal to increase capacity to 140 gigawatts (GW) from less than 5 GW now, it said on Monday, to meet a third of the country's electricity demand and help it to hit its 2050 carbon neutrality target…

Portugal's First Offshore Wind Auction Aims for More than 1 GW

May 30, 2023

Portugal's first auction of licenses to build offshore wind farms, set to be launched by year-end, is aimed for projects with a total installed capacity of more than 1 gigawatt (GW), Energy Secretary Ana Fontoura said on Tuesday.In January,…

NKT to Supply Export Power Cables for OX2 and Ingka Investments' Swedish Offshore Wind Projects

May 30, 2023

OX2 and Ingka Investments, two companies working to build wind farms offshore Sweden, have entered into a conditional agreement with NKT for the delivery and installation of export power cables. NKT’s facility in Karlskrona will deliver the…

Allseas Wins Deal to Transport Two 2GW Converter Platforms to German North Sea

May 26, 2023

Offshore installation services company Allseas has won a contract to transport two 2GW converter platforms for the BalWin1 and BalWin2 offshore grid connection systems in the German North Sea.The contract, awarded by Dragados Offshore, is for…

Floating Offshore Wind: EDP Group Transfers Stake in Principle Power to Ocean Winds

May 26, 2023

EDP Group agreed with Ocean Winds (OW), the joint venture created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE dedicated to offshore wind, to transfer EDP’s position in floating wind design firm Principle Power to OW.Principle Power is specialized in the design…

LS Cable & System to Supply Subsea Cables for Ørsted's Giant Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

May 26, 2023

South Korea-based power cable supplier LS Cable & System on Thursday signed a subsea cable supplier agreement with offshore wind developer Ørsted for Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind projects in Taiwan.The 920MW projects Changua 2b and 5…

Eversource Energy to Sell 50% Stake in US Offshore Wind Site to Ørsted for $625M

May 26, 2023

Eversource Energy on Thursday agreed to sell its 50% stake in a wind development site off the south coast of Massachusetts to joint venture partner Ørsted for $625 million in cash. The agreement to sell the lease area of about 175,000 developable…

BW Ideol, Elawan Energy Eye Joint Development of Floating Offshore Wind Projects in Spain and Portugal

May 25, 2023

Floating wind farm and technology developer BW Ideol has signed a Head of Terms with Elawan Energy, an ORIX company based in Spain, for the joint development of a multi-GW floating offshore wind pipeline off Spain and Portugal, subject to further…

First US-Built Offshore Wind Substation Sets Sail

May 25, 2023

Offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource marked the sailaway of the first U.S.-built offshore wind substation, which departed a Texas fabrication facility Wednesday. The substation is transiting across the Gulf of Mexico and then up the…

Offshore Wind: RWE Becomes Sole Owner of 1.6 GW Nordseecluster

May 25, 2023

Northland Power on Thursday announced the sale of its full 49 percent stake in the Nordseecluster offshore wind portfolio to its partner on the portfolio, RWE Offshore Wind GmbH (RWE). With this, RWE will assume full ownership of the projects for a cash consideration of around 35 million euros…

Substation for First Commercial-scale US Offshore Wind Farm Leaves Denmark

May 25, 2023

The offshore substation and jacket foundation, bound for the U.S. offshore wind project Vineyard Wind 1, have left the quay at Bladt Industries’ production site in Southern Denmark, heading for its destination 35 miles from mainland Massachusetts…

Ocean Ventus Launches Low-Steel Wind Floater

May 24, 2023

Ocean Ventus has launched a low-cost, low-steel floating wind solution which has received Approval in Principle from DNV. It has a tubular design, and its main steel weight is approximately 3,000t for a 15MW turbine.Offshore wind targets imply an eight-fold increase in installed capacity to 2030…

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