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Siemens Gamesa Executive Says Wind Turbine Makers Need Cash Support

May 23, 2023

Big Western wind turbine makers need direct financial support to make the investments needed to aid decarbonisation, Siemens Gamesa's operating chief said on Tuesday.The challenge for a turbine maker like Siemens Gamesa, a unit of Germany's Siemens Energy ENR1n…

INTOG: Salamander Signs Exclusivity Agreement for 100 MW Floating Offshore Wind Project

May 23, 2023

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group, and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round.The 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind project…

BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis of New Jersey Offshore Wind Project

May 22, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said Monday it had completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind project offshore New Jersey, which could power up to a half million households.As part of the Ocean Wind 1 project…

Equinor Shelves Trollvind Offshore Wind Farm Project

May 22, 2023

Norwegian energy firm Equinor said Monday it would postpone further development of the Trollvind offshore wind initiative indefinitely. Back in June 2022, Equinor and four other oil and gas companies in Norway, partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields in the North Sea…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

CNOOC's Floating Wind Turbine Starts Powering Offshore Oil Fields

May 22, 2023

China's CNOOC Limited said Monday that the Wenchang deep-sea floating wind demonstration project has been connected to the grid for power generation. The demonstration project is located near the Wenchang oilfields in the western part of the South China Sea…

Sinclair and Scaraben Floating Wind Farms in UK to Test Innovative Foundation, Mooring Systems

May 19, 2023

The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis Partnership said Friday it had signed exclusivity agreements with Crown Estate Scotland to develop its Sinclair and Scaraben innovation projects following successful bidding in the recent INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) leasing round…

UK Minister Opens £3m DARE Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Testing

May 18, 2023

Graham Stuart, the UK Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero, on Thursday opened the Digital, Autonomous, and Robotics Engineering (DARE) Centre at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth.According to ORE Capatult…

Alliance Says No Link Between Offshore Wind Surveys and Mammal Deaths

May 18, 2023

The EnerGeo Alliance has sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy and Assemblyman Christopher Tully, Chairman of the state’s Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology in advance of the Assembly’s hearing on marine mammal deaths scheduled for Thursday May 18…

EMEC, Partners Win Funding to Advance Hydrogen Production and Storage

May 17, 2023

The European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Scotland, said Wednesday ti was part of four project consortia that have won funding totaling over £500,000 to conduct feasibility studies supporting the development of novel hydrogen production, storage…

TetraSpar Demonstrator Launches Floating Wind Innovation Challenge

May 17, 2023

The shareholders of the TetraSpar Demonstrator floating wind project, Shell, TEPCO Renewable Power, RWE and Stiesdal Offshore, have launched an innovation challenge to accelerate the technical advancement of floating offshore wind.To encourage…

TenneT Taps Allseas, Heerema to Install 14 Massive Offshore Converter Stations

May 17, 2023

Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT has signed multi-year framework agreements with offshore installation firms Allseas and Heerema Marine Contractors for transport and installation of at least fourteen 2-gigawatt (2GW) offshore platforms…

CBED's Vessel to Support Work on Ørsted's New Offshore Wind Farm Projects in Germany

May 17, 2023

Offshore accommodation company CBED has won a contract with Ørsted to provide its services for offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 in Germany.After completing the current project on DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Powers Up Another Norwegian Offshore Field

May 17, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas Equinor has informed that the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm, the world's largest, has started delivering power to its Snorre field, offshore Norway.'As the operator, we’re proud to announce on behalf of the partners…

FairWind Secures Pre-Assembly Contract for Danish Offshore Wind Farms

May 16, 2023

Wind industry service company FairWind has been awarded the turnkey pre-assembly contract for the offshore wind farms Vesterhav Nord and Syd at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark.FairWind will be responsible for the pre-assembly erection of 41 Siemens Gamesa’s SG 8…

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