Energy ministers from Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have pledged to install at least 150 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2050, in a bid to support the EU’s drive to reduce its use of Russian oil and gas.
Oil giant BP (LON: BP) has continued its rampant expansion into offshore wind with the submission of bids for a pair of leases in the Netherlands.
French oil giant TotalEnergies (LON: TTE) has confirmed construction has kicked off on the Eolmed floating offshore wind farm.
The first of 11 turbines bound for Equinor's Hywind Tampen floating wind project in the Norwegian North Sea is now standing tall, ahead of installation later this year.
SSE Renewables has agreed to buy a portfolio of nearly 4 gigawatts of European onshore wind projects from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for €580 million (£483m).
While energy production is at the forefront of many energy transition discussions, moving that energy around is equally important.
Issues with offshore wind cable protection systems (CPS) that were expected to cost Orsted millions of pounds are not as bad as first thought.
The Norwegian government has fleshed out plans for its 4.5GW offshore wind auction, confirming its intention to split one tranche into two 1.5GW phases.
Vattenfall and Norwegian company Seagust have formed a joint venture to bid for offshore wind areas in Norway’s upcoming licensing rounds.
Engineering firm Technip Energies (PARIS: TE) has acquired a 16.3% stake in Spanish renewable energy start-up X1 Wind.
A new study in the Netherlands backed by energy developer Vattenfall aims to further investigate whether painting wind turbine blades black can help reduce bird fatalities.
SSE Renewables has confirmed its intent to bid in the Dutch government’s upcoming 1.4 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind tender, set to open in the first half of 2022.
Russian gas independent Novatek has struck a deal to secure renewable energy supplies for its Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG plant.
Ineos has agreed a long-term deal with Eneco for the supply of power from the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.
It is claimed that low wind speeds may just be one of a “myriad” of factors that have led to truncated green energy production in Europe in recent months.
Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has drafted in the Seajacks Scylla vessel to aid its offshore wind operations in Europe.
Japanese exploration and production company Inpex (TYO:1605) is expanding its footprint in offshore wind after acquiring shares of an offshore wind power generation company in the Netherlands. It has also established a UK-based renewable energy division to focus on Europe.
Siemens Energy will supply an onshore substation near Keith, linking the planned Moray West offshore wind farm with the wider grid network.
The Scottish government is committed to expanding the Scotland-Vietnam relationship as the power-hungry Southeast Asian nation hopes to expand its nascent offshore wind sector. Significantly, there will be increasing opportunities for Scottish companies as Vietnam eyes offshore wind development in deeper waters.
Subsea 7 has struck a deal to buy a majority interest in Nautilus Floating Solutions, a developer of technology for the floating wind market based in Bilbao, Spain.
BP has joined Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind (AOW) in a consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.
One of the world’s biggest wind turbine makers Vestas Wind Systems A/S will hike its prices as the costs of steel and transportation increase amid a global commodities boom that’s contributing to a rising risk of inflation.
The offshore wind market in Asia is expected to experience massive expansion over the next five to 10 years, particularly in the more advanced economies of Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, as governments face increasing pressure to focus on climate change and hit their net-zero emissions targets.
Stage one of construction of the Hywind Tampen concrete foundations was completed this week at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, Norway.
Losses widened at Dutch geo-data services firm Fugro last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the oil and gas industry downturn.