Tag: offshore

  • Underwater robots have been secured for the US’s first floating offshore wind farm

    Autonomous underwater robots have been contracted to survey the site of the US’s first floating offshore wind farm. In December, Norwegian energy giant Equinor won a 2-gigawatt (GW) lease in Morro Bay, California, in the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US West Coast. It was also the first US sale to support commercial-scale…

  • 4 reasons why the US’s offshore wind problems are temporary

    The US offshore wind industry has had some significant problems lately – but here’s why that’s not going to stop the young sector in the long run. According to the US Department of Energy’s 2023 Offshore Wind Market report from August, around 27 power offtake contracts totaling more than 17 gigawatts (GW) of potential energy were signed…

  • The world’s largest offshore wind farm is getting its first turbines

    The UK’s Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, now has its first 13 megawatt (MW) turbines in place. The first two GE Renewable Energy 13 MW Haliade-X turbines are now installed at Dogger Bank A, which is around 80 miles off England’s Yorkshire coast. The two turbines were put up by the Voltaire…

  • A 14.3 MW offshore wind turbine was installed in just 30 hours

    Chinese wind giant Goldwind announced on social media today that it installed its 14.3 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in “just 30 working hours.” Goldwind says it was able to rapidly install its GWH252-14.3MW offshore wind turbine as the result of refining its assembly and installation process. The company explained today on LinkedIn, “Through strategies…

  • Despite headwinds, offshore wind will see ‘massive’ growth to 2032 – report

    In a sign of things to come, the global offshore wind industry brought 8.8 GW of clean energy online in 2022, its second-best year ever, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The GWEC, the international trade association for the wind power industry, reports that a total of 64.3 GW of global offshore wind…

  • The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm is officially online

    Hywind Tampen, the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, was inaugurated today by global power giant Equinor and its partners. Norway-headquartered Equinor developed and is operating Hywind Tampen, which consists of 11 8.6 megawatt (MW) turbines. It’s around 140 km (87 miles) off the Norwegian coast in a water depth of between 260 and 300 meters (853…

  • The US approves Revolution Wind, its fourth major offshore wind farm

    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) today announced its approval of Rhode Island and Connecticut’s Revolution Wind offshore wind farm. This is the DOI’s fourth approval of a US commercial-scale, offshore wind farm. Revolution Wind joins Vineyard Wind off Massachusetts, South Fork Wind off Rhode Island and New York, and Ocean Wind 1 off New Jersey. …

  • Turbine blades for the first US utility-scale offshore wind farm have arrived

    Wind turbine blades and nacelles have arrived for South Fork Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in US federal waters. South Fork’s wind turbine components have landed at the port of New London, Connecticut, and installation is expected to start this summer. Danish wind giant Ørsted, which is jointly developing South Fork with energy…

  • The world’s largest offshore wind farm is getting its first turbines

    The UK’s Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, is kicking off the installation of its first 13 megawatt (MW) turbines this weekend. The 277 GE Renewable Energy 13 MW Haliade-X turbines will be installed around 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast by the Voltaire (pictured above), the largest offshore jack-up installation vessel ever…

  • The US announces 4-8 GW of new offshore wind areas in the Atlantic

    The US government today designated three new offshore wind areas in the Central Atlantic that could potentially host 4 to 8 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy production. More US offshore wind in the Atlantic The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) three new Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) are off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland,…