Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a 29.5% interest in a joint venture (JV) developing two French offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of just under 1GW.
EDF Renewable Energy's 25MW Nautilus pilot project has been rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on the grounds it failed to demonstrate a the necessary benefits to the local area.
Ten companies and business associations from across the supply chain have formed the world's first trade organisation exclusively dedicated to offshore wind.
All the reaction from the latest US leasing round, as the head of a US offshore lobby group suggests the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) should capitalise on the success of the record-breaking bids for lease areas off the Massachusetts coast and fast-track further auctions.
Records were shattered as operators bid a combined total of $405 million to secure three lease areas for offshore wind development off Massachusetts. Equinor, Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind Energy were the last names standing.
GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.
UK: Draft plans for the UK's next contracts for difference (CfD) budget for offshore wind point to the country staying on course for delivering 1-2GW of new capacity annually by 2030, but only just.
Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.
UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.
FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.
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