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AFRY Launches Initiative to Advance Gravity Based Foundations for Offshore Wind in Northern Baltic Sea

(IN BRIEF) AFRY has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) focused on Gravity Based Foundations (GBFs) for offshore wind energy in the Northern Baltic Sea. Recognizing the region’s potential to generate over 100 GW of offshore wind power by 2050, … Read the full press release

Vestas Pioneers Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Offshore Wind Construction Operations

(IN BRIEF) Vestas embarks on a groundbreaking initiative to pilot Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Baltic Eagle Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea during 2024. The project entails Vestas technicians and jack-up vessel crew utilizing helicopters partly fueled by … Read the full press release

Ocean Winds’ Moray West Wind Farm Powers Amazon’s Renewable Energy Ambitions

(IN BRIEF) Amazon has expanded its commitment to renewable energy by signing a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ENGIE. This agreement increases Amazon’s share of the energy output from the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland to 473MW, … Read the full press release

Spanish Engineering Group Sener Joins Forces with Fildravo for Philippine Offshore Wind Ventures

(IN BRIEF) Spanish engineering group Sener and Philippine architecture engineering consulting firm Fildravo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind projects in the Philippines. The partnership will combine Sener’s global offshore wind engineering expertise with … Read the full press release

Attentive Energy Two: TotalEnergies and Corio’s Offshore Wind Project to Benefit New Jersey Communities

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies and Corio Generation have been awarded a 20-year contract by the State of New Jersey to supply 1.34 GW of renewable electricity through their Attentive Energy Two offshore wind project, benefitting over 650,000 homes. The project, a … Read the full press release

Plenitude Enhances Spanish Offshore Wind Portfolio with BlueFloat and Sener Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Plenitude, an Italian energy company specializing in renewable energy, has joined forces with BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments to advance offshore wind projects in Spain. This partnership strengthens their existing consortium and creates a dominant player in … Read the full press release

RWE Partners with Masdar for UK Offshore Wind Project in Commitment to Clean Energy

(IN BRIEF) RWE has entered into an agreement with Masdar, a clean energy leader, to collaborate on the UK Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind development projects. Masdar will acquire a 49% stake in the projects, while RWE will retain … Read the full press release

DNV and Partners Advance Offshore Wind Emission Reduction Framework

(IN BRIEF) DNV and 14 industry partners, including RWE, Vattenfall, Ørsted, and others, have completed phase 1 of the Emission Reduction (EMRED) Joint Industry Project (JIP), which aims to develop a monitoring and reporting framework for quantitatively assessing greenhouse gas … Read the full press release

Offshore Wind Sector Faces Challenges That Could Impact Global Energy Projects, EY Report Warns

(IN BRIEF) The offshore wind sector is experiencing significant turbulence, potentially reshaping the landscape of large-scale energy projects and their financing in the future, according to the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). Over the past year, offshore … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Subsidiary PASM Signs 100 MW Offshore Wind Power Purchase Agreement with EnBW

(IN BRIEF) Power and Air Condition Solution Management GmbH (PASM), a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, has expanded its renewable energy portfolio by signing a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy group EnBW. Under this PPA, PASM will procure … Read the full press release

DNV Supports KREDO Offshore in Offshore Wind Measurement Project for South Korean Green Energy

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a leading energy expert and assurance provider, is collaborating with KREDO Offshore, a Korean renewable energy developer, to advance offshore wind farm projects in South Korea. DNV is overseeing the deployment and monitoring of seven Floating Lidar … Read the full press release

Vard and Windward Offshore to Construct Hybrid Commissioning Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Wind Support

(IN BRIEF) Vard, a prominent player in special ship construction under the Fincantieri group, has entered into a contract with the Windward Offshore consortium to design and build two hybrid Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for offshore wind farm support. … Read the full press release

Strategic Partnership Forms for Major Offshore Wind Venture in New York and New Jersey

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has joined forces with offshore wind developer Corio Generation and electricity producer Rise Light & Power to develop the Attentive Energy offshore wind project off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Corio and Rise have … Read the full press release

RWE Unveils Global Contest to Foster Coexistence and Biodiversity in Offshore Wind

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading player in offshore wind energy, has initiated its inaugural “Floating Wind Co-use Competition,” aimed at fostering sustainable innovation in the field. The competition seeks proposals from start-ups, research institutes, and individuals globally to promote coexistence … Read the full press release

Associated British Ports (ABP) Explores Offshore Wind Infrastructure Development in Cromarty Firth

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) has unveiled plans to investigate the potential development of infrastructure in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, to support offshore wind (OSW) manufacturing, assembly, and marshalling, as well as green energy initiatives. This area, located within … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Invests in Sustainable Water Transport for Offshore Wind Turbine Powertrains

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power and Vestas are addressing the growing demand for wind energy and larger offshore wind turbines with the V236-15.0 MWTM powertrain. This powertrain aims to push the boundaries of offshore wind energy production, with a single … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Makes Strides in Offshore Wind Leadership with Saint-Brieuc and Baltic Eagle Projects

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola, a prominent energy company, is making significant progress in its offshore wind initiatives with notable achievements in the Saint-Brieuc and Baltic Eagle projects. The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, the second-largest in France, is near completion despite challenges … Read the full press release

DNV Partners with Intercontinental Wind Energy for Quality Assurance and Offshore Wind Expansion in Taiwan

(IN BRIEF) DNV has secured a contract to provide quality assurance, quality control, and technical support to Intercontinental Wind Energy Co., Ltd. (IWE) in Taiwan. This collaboration aims to assist IWE in becoming a Tier-1 supplier for offshore wind projects … Read the full press release

RWE Triumphs in First Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Lease Auction, Expanding U.S. Footprint

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading global offshore wind company, has secured a lease in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s first Gulf of Mexico offshore wind lease auction. The company won Lease Area OCS-G 37334 with a bid of $5.6 … Read the full press release

Europe’s Offshore Wind Growth Faces Hurdles: Supply Chain Gaps and Auction Design Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Europe’s offshore wind sector is making progress in terms of investments and installations, with 2.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity added in the first half of 2023, bringing the total capacity to 32 GW. However, this growth … Read the full press release

ORLEN Advances Poland’s Offshore Wind Sector with Conditional Investment Approval for Baltic Power Project

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN’s Supervisory Board has given a conditional investment approval for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, allowing the design phase to be finalized. ORLEN and Northland Power’s joint investment represents the most advanced offshore wind project in Poland. … Read the full press release

Navantia Seanergies and SeAH Partner for Offshore Wind Development in Asia and the US

(IN BRIEF) Navantia Seanergies and SeAH have signed a collaboration agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Asian countries, with a focus on South Korea and the American west coast. South Korea has set a target of 12 GW of … Read the full press release

Renewable Energy Surpasses Fossil Fuels for Second Year Running in UK’s Record-Breaking 2022

(IN BRIEF) The UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has released new statistics showing that renewables generated a record-breaking amount of electricity in 2022, surpassing fossil fuels for the second consecutive year. Renewable sources accounted for 41.5% of … Read the full press release

RWE Advances Growing Green Ambitions: Expands Renewable Energy Holdings and Achieves Strong Q1 Performance

(IN BRIEF) RWE, the European energy company, is rapidly implementing its Growing Green strategy with substantial investments in the first quarter of 2023. The company added 4.9 GW to its green portfolio, spending €8.0 billion on acquisitions, including the Con … Read the full press release

EBRD provides €29m loan to develop Albania’s first major solar photovoltaic plant

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €29 million loan to a special-purpose vehicle owned by France’s Voltalia to develop the 140 MW Karavasta solar plant in Albania. The project marks Albania’s first major … Read the full press release

Albania Launches Tender for 300MW Solar Power as Part of EBRD Renewable Energy Auction

(IN BRIEF) The Albanian government, as part of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Renewable Energy Auction program, is set to launch a tender for 300 MW of solar power, with the goal of adding at least 1 … Read the full press release

DNV-SE-0190: The World’s First Document to Certify Energy Islands and Offshore Wind Farms in Poland

(IN BRIEF) DNV has released an updated version of its service specification for project certification, DNV-SE-0190, which is the first of its kind to address the certification of energy islands and offshore wind farms in Poland. The update incorporates country-specific … Read the full press release

ENGIE and EDP Renewables joint venture invests €2.5bn in French offshore wind project

(IN BRIEF) Ocean Winds, a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, has announced a €2.5 billion investment in the Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier offshore wind project off the coast of France. With a capacity of around 500 MW, the … Read the full press release

Win@Sea collaboration to investigate offshore wind and sustainable food production

(IN BRIEF) Swedish energy company Vattenfall has launched a new collaboration called ‘Win@Sea’ to investigate the production of sustainable food in offshore wind farms, while also improving the marine environment and biodiversity in the same area. Vattenfall has made Scandinavia’s … Read the full press release

DNV Certified to Support Poland’s Rapid Growth in Offshore Wind

(IN BRIEF) DNV has been authorized by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure to issue certificates for offshore wind farms and assembly of power output equipment in Poland. This certification will be carried out in line with Polish law requirements reflected … Read the full press release

Anders Runevad to Succeed Bert Nordberg as Chair of Vestas Wind Systems Board

(IN BRIEF) Bert Nordberg, the Chair of the Board of Directors at Vestas Wind Systems A/S, will not be seeking re-election as a board member during the Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 12, 2023. Nordberg has been the Chair … Read the full press release

Equinor Boosts UK Operations with $850 Million Suncor Energy Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Equinor UK Limited has agreed to acquire Suncor Energy UK Limited for $850 million, which includes a non-operated interest in the Buzzard oil field (29.89%) and an additional operated interest in the Rosebank development (40%). The acquisition will … Read the full press release

BP acquires 55% stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s offshore wind portfolio in South Korea

(IN BRIEF) BP has formed a joint venture with Deep Wind Offshore to develop offshore wind opportunities in South Korea. As part of the agreement, BP has acquired a 55% stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s early-stage offshore wind portfolio, which … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to build 980 MW Nordlicht I offshore wind farm without government subsidies

(IN BRIEF) Swedish energy company Vattenfall has announced the development of Nordlicht I, a state-of-the-art offshore wind farm with a capacity of 980 MW, located in the North Sea. The wind farm, formerly known as N-7.2, is expected to come … Read the full press release

Vestas to supply V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for the 1.3GW floating wind farm offshore South-East Korea owned by a joint venture between Shell and HEXICON AB

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 29-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH: VWS), a Danish global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has announced that the company has been selected by MunmuBaram Co., Ltd., the joint venture of Shell and HEXICON … Read the full press release

Equinor announced first electricity generated from the floating wind farm Hywind Tampen in the North Sea

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 14-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy company active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced the first electricity generated from the floating wind farm Hywind Tampen in … Read the full press release

WWF, the world leader in nature conservation, and Ørsted, the world’s most sustainable energy company, partner over achieving a net-positive biodiversity impact when developing offshore wind

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERICIA, 26-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), a Danish leading operator of offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants as well as the world’s most sustainable energy company, has announced a … Read the full press release

Conformity Statements by DNV confirms the safe and reliable design basis for two offshore wind farms part of Nordseecluster, a joint wind projects of RWE and Northland Power

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 29-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has announced that the company has issued Conformity Statements for two offshore wind farms part of the Nordseecluster, a joint wind project of RWE and … Read the full press release

Iberdrola installed the substation at its Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in Brittany, France

This infrastructure, weighing some 3,400 tonnes, will be the energy heart of the 500 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Iberdrola’s first in France and the second in operation in the country. The substation will collect the electricity produced by the … Read the full press release

Iberdrola a installé la sous-station de son parc éolien offshore de Saint-Brieuc en Bretagne, France

Cette infrastructure, d’un poids d’environ 3 400 tonnes, sera le cœur énergétique du parc éolien offshore de Saint-Brieuc de 500 MW, le premier d’Iberdrola en France et le deuxième en exploitation dans le pays. La sous-station collectera l’électricité produite par … Read the full press release