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Floating Offshore Wind: Attention Turns Subsea for Power Transport

Dec 28, 2021

From being an ugly duckling, floating offshore wind is now the Cinderella of the offshore renewables world. Attention is now being paid to floating and even subsea substation concepts to help bring this power to shore. Over the past year, expectations around the growth in the floating offshore wind development have grown, significantly. Many are piling into the market, seeing that it could give them a chance to ramp up renewables capacity quickly…

Iberdrola Joins Five Early-Stage Offshore Wind Projects in the Philippines

Jan 12, 2022

Spanish renewable energy industry firm Iberdrola said Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Triconti ECC Renewables, the Philippines’ largest independent wind developer, and  Stream Invest Holding AG, a Swiss renewable energy group, sealing…

DNV to Certify Offshore Wind Turbines for South Korea

Jan 10, 2022

Korean Energy Agency (KEA) has selected assurance provider DNV to deliver Type Certification services for the South Korean wind energy market. 'This new DNV service for the Korean market will result in a convenient and cost-effective process…

BW Ideol, Jera, ADEME Pen Investment Deal for Floating Wind Projects

Jan 05, 2022

BW Ideol, a company specializing in floating offshore wind solutions has signed an investment agreement with Japan's JERA, and France's ADEME Investissement to create an investment company for financing the co-development of offshore wind projects…

Japanese Oil Firm Buys into Dutch Offshore Wind Farms

Dec 16, 2021

Japanese oil and gas company Inpex has agreed to enter a stock transfer agreement with Diamond Generating Europe B.V. a Dutch-registered subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation and acquire a 50% stake in the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm and…

Wison Offshore & Marine's Floating Wind Platform Gets ABS AiP

Dec 15, 2021

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has awarded China's Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM) Approval in Principle (AIP) for its w.semi platform supporting floating wind turbines.Designed for use in the South China Sea to support the emerging Chinese offshore wind industry…

Seaway 7 Confirms Sizeable Offshore Installation Contract in Taiwan

Dec 10, 2021

Seaway 7, a subsidiary of Subsea 7 focused on the offshore renewable energy industry, has this week confirmed the award of a 'sizeable' contract in Taiwan. For Seaway 7, sizeable contracts are worth between $50 million and $150 million.The contract…

Japan Launches Auction for Happo-Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 10, 2021

Japan's industry ministry said on Friday it had launched a public auction to select an operator for the 356 megawatt (MW) offshore wind power project in Happo-Noshiro, off Akita prefecture in northern Japan.The Happo-Noshiro area was selected…

Financial Close Reached for 298MW Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Dec 08, 2021

The Zhong Neng offshore wind project in Taiwan has reached financial close, Copenhagen Offshore Partners said Wednesday.The process for reaching financial close on the Zhong Neng project started 14 months ago and the large-scale offshore wind project will now be financed through CI IV…

Offshore Renewable Energy: A Port Puzzle for Floating Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2021

After being very much on the margins of the offshore wind industry, floating offshore wind now appears to be ready to hit the mainstream. With gigawatt scale developments already on the horizon, what will the infrastructure needed to build and support them look like…

Woodside to invest $5B in New Energy by 2030

Dec 08, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to invest $5 billion by 2030 mainly in hydrogen, in line with a global push for cleaner energy, armed with cash flow from its planned merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm.Woodside Chief Executive Meg O'Neill outlined her energy transition plan on Wednesday…

Nippon Foundation, DeepStar Launch Joint Decarbonization R&D Program

Dec 06, 2021

The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the offshore technology development consortium DeepStar to establish a joint research and development program focused on decarbonization in offshore oil and gas, with a focus on renewable energy and the environment…

Shipping Firm MOL Teams Up with Flotation Energy to Build Floating Wind Farms in Japan

Dec 03, 2021

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has partnered up with Scotland-based floating wind specialist Flotation Energy to jointly evaluate offshore wind development opportunities in Japan. The agreement builds on the 2GW portfolio…

China's SPIC Connects New Offshore Wind Farms to National Grid

Dec 01, 2021

China's State Power Investment Corp (SPIC), the country's top green power operator, connected two newly built offshore wind farms off south China's Guangdong province to the state grid on Tuesday, the company said on its official Wechat account…

Keppel, Ørsted in Offshore Substation Pact

Nov 30, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed a framework agreement with offshore wind industry giant Ørsted for future offshore substation (OSS) projects.'The agreement is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen the long-term partnership…

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