Category Archives: offshore

Avangrid (Iberdrola) expects the approval of its Vineyard wind power plant in 2023

Avangrid executives say they expect federal regulators to issue a final decision on the Vineyard Wind offshore wind plan in coming days, and to be sending energy into Massachusetts in 2023 with the first truly utility-scale U.S. project. In its 50/50 venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Avangrid has secured all major contracts for construction, including … Continue reading Avangrid (Iberdrola) expects the approval of its Vineyard wind power plant in 2023

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PGE and Ørsted have closed the joint venture agreement for Polish offshore wind energy projects

With the closing of the agreement, which was first announced on 10 February 2021, PGE and Ørsted now each own 50% of the shares in the offshore wind projects Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, together comprising the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The … Continue reading PGE and Ørsted have closed the joint venture agreement for Polish offshore wind energy projects

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Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

RWE Renewables, itap, BioConsult SH as well as the University of Stuttgart and Technische Universität Berlin are to research innovative vibratory pile driving technique at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm Method for installing foundations has the potential for significantly reducing underwater noise emissions and installation times Research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic … Continue reading Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

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Equinor and Vårgrønn team up for floating wind energy at Utsira Nord

Equinor and Vårgrønn have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind power acreage in Norway for the Utsira Nord area. Through a collaboration agreement Equinor and Vårgrønn a Norwegian renewable energy company established by HitecVision and Eni, aim to jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating … Continue reading Equinor and Vårgrønn team up for floating wind energy at Utsira Nord

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South Korea’s first floating wind farm project passes preliminary feasibility study

A pioneering project to generate electricity from South Korea’s first floating wind farm in 2026 has finally passed a preliminary feasibility study conducted by a national think tank, almost three years after a state company moved first by installing equipment to measure wind energy at a useless offshore gas platform. Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC), … Continue reading South Korea’s first floating wind farm project passes preliminary feasibility study

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Siemens Gamesa confirmed as preferred supplier for full 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind power projects

Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) wind farm projects added in extension of Hai Long 2A (300 MW) preferred supplier agreement. State-of-the-art SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines will be deployed and serviced by Siemens Gamesa for the three projects. The strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and customer … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa confirmed as preferred supplier for full 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind power projects

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Breakthrough for Equinor in Polish offshore wind energy

Today, Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) announced Equinor and Polenergia’s Ba?tyk II and Ba?tyk III projects were awarded contracts for difference (CfD) under the first phase of Poland’s offshore wind development scheme. The projects, with a combined potential capacity of 1440 MW, are among the first to secure offshore wind awards in Poland. “The CfD … Continue reading Breakthrough for Equinor in Polish offshore wind energy

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and Banque des Territoires, for the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy. On 15th January 2021, the French government launched its fourth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process identified an area of 500km2 within which the future offshore wind farm will … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

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Iberdrola prequalifies for France’s next offshore wind energy auction

The Normandy project – in the English Channel – will have a capacity ranging between 900 MW and 1,050 MW. The company has a pipeline of 19,000 MW in established markets such as France, Germany, the UK and the US and emerging markets such as Japan, Sweden, Poland and Ireland Iberdrola has been pre-qualified for … Continue reading Iberdrola prequalifies for France’s next offshore wind energy auction

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Pipeline for green hydrogen from North Sea

Project partners GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaDuctus project.  The AquaDuctus pipeline will transport green hydrogen from the North Sea directly to the continent. It is part of the AquaVentus initiative, which plans to install 10 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity for green hydrogen … Continue reading Pipeline for green hydrogen from North Sea

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Ørsted and Eesti to build 1-2 GW Baltic offshore wind power plant

Eesti Energia’s renewable subsidiary Enefit Green and Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted have signed an agreement which outlines a vision for the development of an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Eesti Energia and Ørsted wish to create a joint company in the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea. The plan also … Continue reading Ørsted and Eesti to build 1-2 GW Baltic offshore wind power plant

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Natura 2000 permit a step towards more fossil-free electricity

The County Administrative Board of Skåne grants Vattenfall a Natura 2000 permit to build wind power on the Swedish section of Kriegers Flak. The decision is a step toward achieving Sweden’s climate goals and makes a long-awaited contribution to energy supply in southern Sweden. Kriegers Flak is an area in the Baltic Sea 30 km … Continue reading Natura 2000 permit a step towards more fossil-free electricity

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Next step for Hywind Tampen

The Hywind Tampen project is now moving from Stord to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the concrete slipforming of the spar-substructures will be completed. This is the first concrete slipforming for an offshore project on the Norwegian continental shelf since the Troll A platform was delivered in 1995. This week started the transport of … Continue reading Next step for Hywind Tampen

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Emerging offshore wind energy industry provides careers of the future

Promising news out of Washington last month kicked the reality of rapid U.S. offshore wind growth along America’s coastlines into high gear. In March, the Biden Administration set a national target of developing 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030. It also announced several complimentary initiatives to spur job growth and support port infrastructure … Continue reading Emerging offshore wind energy industry provides careers of the future

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Turkey holds 75 gigawatts of offshore wind energy potential

Turkey’s total offshore wind power potential stands at 75 gigawatts (GW), Offshore Wind Energy Association (DÜRED) Chairperson Murat Durak said Monday, noting that they have reached a certain stage in works at some ports in the Marmara and Aegean regions and that they can now carry out offshore wind power plant projects. Durak told Anadolu … Continue reading Turkey holds 75 gigawatts of offshore wind energy potential

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Offshore wind power must remain a priority

Only 6 EU countries met the deadline for the submission of the final Maritime Spatial Plans.  Others will need to ensure that their Plans are aligned with EU climate goals and allow for the development of offshore wind. Offshore wind will play a central role in helping the EU meet its climate goals and decarbonise … Continue reading Offshore wind power must remain a priority

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Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

Ireland’s plans for developing offshore wind are starting to take real shape with two new large projects in the pipeline. The Moneypoint and Codling wind farms would between them bring nearly 3 GW of offshore wind capacity to the Emerald Isle’s coasts in the next decade. Offshore wind will play a significant role in Ireland’s … Continue reading Giant offshore wind energy projects to be built in Ireland’s seas

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Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is one of the seven TSOs that have signed this initiative.Eurobar pursues the homologation, both at the regulatory level and in the development of projects, of interfaces and technologies that make it possible to connect offshore power generation parks.This project is further proof of the shared commitment of European carriers … Continue reading Seven TSOs partner to drive the safe and efficient integration of offshore wind energy into the European electricity grid

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Hvide Sande to be the service port for three Vattenfall wind farms

Vattenfall has chosen Hvide Sande Harbour as its service port for Vesterhav Syd and Nord wind farms. Hvide Sande will to be the service hub for Vattenfall’s Danish offshore wind power operations in the northern part of the North Sea and benefit from the creation of about 50 jobs. The choice of Hvide Sande as … Continue reading Hvide Sande to be the service port for three Vattenfall wind farms

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Chevron Invests in Offshore Wind Energy for First Time

Chevron Corp.’s venture capital arm and Moreld Ocean Wind agreed to invest in Ocergy Inc.’s development and commercialization of floating offshore wind turbines. The investment by Chevron Technology Ventures is its first in offshore wind. The size of the investments weren’t disclosed. Floating turbines would be useful in ocean areas that are too deep for … Continue reading Chevron Invests in Offshore Wind Energy for First Time

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