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BOEM Completes Draft EA of Gulf of Maine Offshore Wind Area

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has made available its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Wind Energy Area (WEA) located in the...

TotalEnergies Wins 1.5 GW North Sea Development Lease

TotalEnergies has been awarded the maritime concession N-11.2 by the German Federal Network Agency, located approximately 120 kilometers northwest of Germany’s Heligoland island in...

Energy Investments Failing to Keep World on Renewables Target, Says Report

Despite last year's surge of $1.8 trillion in clean energy investments worldwide, investment remains below what is needed to meet the COP28 target of...

Supply, Installation Contracts Awarded for Princess Elizabeth Island

A consortium consisting of DEME and Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of high-voltage subsea cables at the...

Construction Commences on DolWin4 and BorWin4 Offshore Grid Connections

Work on Amprion’s DolWin4 and BorWin4 offshore grid connections has started in Germany, with construction camps being set up in Wietmarschen.  Amprion, as transmission system...

energyRe Submits Offshore Wind Transmission Proposals to NYISO

energyRe has submitted proposals, collectively dubbed the Clean Borough Power Link, in response to the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) New York City...

Pattern Energy Signs PPA for Broughton Wind Project in Quebec

Pattern Energy Group has signed a 30-year PPA with Hydro-Québec for its 150 MW Broughton Wind project, located approximately 40 miles south of Québec...

Goodtech Selected for Empire Wind Control and Information Technology Deliveries

Equinor has chosen Goodtech to provide SCADA and control room solutions for Empire Wind 1’s operations center.  The project, a bottom-fixed offshore wind farm located...

2023 Signals Offshore Sector Poised for Rapid Growth, Says Report

Last year saw the second-highest rate of offshore wind installations, as well as policy developments setting the stage for industry expansion over the next...

BSEE Conducts First Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, the bureau’s first inspection of...

Revolution Wind Advanced Foundation Components Complete

Ørsted and Eversource’s joint project, Revolution Wind, has completed construction of its advanced foundation components, a milestone for the first multi-state offshore wind farm...

Nova Scotia Delegation Supports Federal Offshore Wind Bill

The Nova Scotia government has recommended to Ottawa that Canadian federal legislation helping to establish the offshore wind industry should pass as expeditiously as...

SSE Pacifico Consortium Secures Funding for Floating Offshore Wind Demonstrator

A development consortium that includes SSE Pacifico has been awarded funding for a 30 MW floating offshore wind demonstration project in Japan. The award follows...

County Board Recommends Mareld Floating Offshore Wind Farm Approval

The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland has proposed that the Sweden government approve Freja Offshore's application to build the 2.5 GW Mareld floating...

SSE Consortium Selected in Netherlands Offshore Wind Tender

Noordzeker, a collaboration of ABP, APG and SSE Renewables, has been selected by the Dutch authorities to progress with their bid in the 2...

Thistle Wind Scotland Offshore Wind Farms Get Moving

Consenting for the combined 2 GW Ayre and Bowdun Offshore Wind Farms is under way, with ABPmer providing marine physical process assessments on behalf...

BLM Issues Final Environmental Review for Proposed Lava Ridge Wind Project

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued its final environmental review of the proposed Lava Ridge wind project in Idaho, with its...

BOEM Finalizes Environmental Review of Central Atlantic Potential Offshore Wind Lease Activities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its final Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning possible impacts from issuing leases for potential offshore wind...

Ampelmann to Supply Seaway7 with Gangway for U.S. Offshore Project

Ampelmann has signed a contract with Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway for use in construction of a wind project off the U.S. coast. The...

Corio, A Energi to Partner on Future Offshore Wind Projects

Corio Generation and Å Energi have signed a strategic partnership agreement to cooperate on future offshore wind energy projects in Norway and Northern Europe.  Under...

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