project development

RSS feed

News & in-depth analysis of offshore wind farms, project development, wind resource assessment, public consultation, site acquisition, permitting, construction, supply-chain contracts, and transport & logistics.

Latest News

Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland has published a plan to increase its reliance on renewables from 30% today to 70% by 2030 by adding 12GW of additional clean energy capacity.

SGRE extends Taiwan pipeline

SGRE extends Taiwan pipeline

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named the preferred supplier for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project being developed by Macquarie and Swancor off Taiwan.

France awards Dunkirk site to EDF consortium

France awards Dunkirk site to EDF consortium

France's state-owned utility, EDF, and its consortium partners Enbridge and Innogy, have been named the winners of the tender to develop a 600MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk.

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

The north-east US states are right to compete to build an offshore industry and create jobs in their jurisdiction, but they should also cooperate to avoid unnecessary costs to the consumer, the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) has said in a new report.

EDF's Nautilus canned

EDF's Nautilus canned

The much-delayed project - which had received funding from the US Department of Energy - was planned for a site off New Jersey in north-eastern US.

GIG unveils 1.4GW Korean offshore project

GIG unveils 1.4GW Korean offshore project

Macquaries' Green Investment Group (GIG) has deployed a floating lidar at the site of a proposed 1.4GW offshore wind project in South Korea.

in depth

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

Move over, London

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.

Back to the future

UK: In bringing the UK's generation fleet into the 21st century with its latest offshore wind farm, sometimes you have to go back 4,000 years. This is what ScottishPower Renewables has done at the East Anglia One project, uncovering a rare neolithic trackway and animal skulls in the process.

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

FRANCE: The offshore wind sector breathed a sigh of relief when president Emmanuel Macron announced late last month the government has reached agreement on new, lower tariffs for the six offshore projects awarded in 2012 and 2014, thus saving them from cancellation.

Already a subscriber? Activate your web account here
Track offshore wind farm projects with WPO Intelligence

Latest Offshore Wind Jobs