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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Awards Seabed Mapping Contracts for Offshore Wind

Jan 10, 2023

Fugro and Enviros have secured contracts with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for mapping of the shallowest strata under the seabed offshore Norway, with the objective of locating sites that are best suited for the installation of wind turbines…

Odfjell Oceanwind, Partner to Take Part in Norway's Floating Wind Seabed Lease

Jan 09, 2023

Norwegian floating wind technology developer Odfjell Oceanwind said Monday it would, together with its partner Source Galileo, participate in the competition for seabed lease for floating offshore wind on Utsira Nord west of Haugesund in Norway…

All 50 Monopiles Completed for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Wind Farm

Jan 09, 2023

Germany's EEW SPC has completed the construction of 50 monopiles for Iberdrola's second wind farm project in the German Baltic Sea, the Baltic Eagle.'In December 2022, as scheduled, the last monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project…

Offshore Wind: Hellenic Cables Hires Asso.Subsea for Cable Installation in Germany

Jan 09, 2023

Hellenic Cables has hired the offshore installation company Asso.subsea to move, install, and protect the 220 kV export subsea cable system that will connect the Windanker offshore wind farm to the German extra-high voltage transmission grid…

Bilfinger UK, Sulzer Partner Up to Drive Down Offshore Wind O&M Cost

Jan 09, 2023

Industrial services provider Bilfinger UK said Monday it had teamed up with Sulzer to help wind farm operators and developers cut their operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.According to Bilfinger, the partnership will see Bilfinger UK provide…

Hitachi Energy Bags Major Offshore Wind Orders in Poland

Jan 09, 2023

Hitachi Energy said Monday it had secured two major orders from Equinor and Polenergia to provide an AC grid connection and power quality solution for their jointly owned MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III offshore wind projects in Poland.The wind farms…

The Top 10 Offshore Wind Energy Trends to Watch in 2023

Jan 06, 2023

The drivers for global offshore wind growth look good for 2023. Global offshore wind is forecast to grow from over 60 GW at the end of 2022 to 240 GW by 2030 and over 410 GW by 2035. But the sunny outlook must be balanced with some building dark clouds…

Britain Produced Record Amount of Wind Power in 2022

Jan 06, 2023

Britain’s wind farms contributed a record 26.8% of the country’s electricity in 2022 although gas-fired power plants remained the biggest source of power, National Grid data showed on Friday.Britain has a target to reach net zero emissions by…

Keppel O&M to Build Offshore Wind Substation for APAC Project

Jan 05, 2023

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) said Thursday it had won a contract worth around S$130 million (~$97 million) to build an offshore wind substation. The company did not say who the client was, apart from describing it as 'an international renewable energy company…

Ilmatar Gets Research Permit for Two Offshore Wind Areas in Finland

Jan 04, 2023

Finland's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM) has granted Ilmatar Offshore a research permit for two offshore wind areas in Finland’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The areas cover approximately 700 square kilometers in total. 'In order to secure long-term value chains…

Equinor, BP JV Hires DEME for Offshore Wind Cable Installation in U.S.

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore installation services company DEME Offshore has won a 'substantial' contract for the transportation and installation of the inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms being developed in the U.S. by Empire Offshore Wind…

Wind Turbines are Already Skyscraper-sized. Is There Any Limit To How Big They Will Get?

Jan 03, 2023

In 2023, some 100 miles off the coast of northeast England, the world’s largest wind turbines will start generating electricity. This first phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm development uses General Electric’s Haliade X, a turbine…

Greencoat Renewables Buys Stake in German Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 03, 2023

Greencoat Renewables has agreed to buy 22.5% of the Butendiek offshore wind farm in Germany from Marguerite Pantheon.The wind farm is located in Germany's exclusive economic zone in the North Sea and consists of 80 Siemens Gamesa 3.6 MW turbines that have been operational since 2015…

Petrobras' Next CEO Seen Overseeing Strategic Shift with Renewables Focus

Jan 03, 2023

The nomination of a Brazilian senator and longtime energy consultant to lead Petrobras suggests President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wants the state-run firm to pivot to more renewable energy projects.Since 2019, Petroleo Brasileiro SA has doubled down on deep…

Offshore Wind: Finland Gov't Grants Research Permits to Eolus

Dec 30, 2022

Offshore wind farm developer Eolus has received research permits for two offshore wind farms in the Bothnian Sea. The company said these were important steps towards offshore wind production in Finland. The Finnish Government gave consent regarding…

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