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BOEM Approves Construction and Operations Plan for Empire Wind’s Offshore Wind Project

In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of Empire Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP), which authorizes construction and operation of the wind energy project offshore. This is the project’s final approval from BOEM, following the agency’s Record of Decision approving the project in November 2023.

BOEM Approves Construction and Operations Plan for Empire Wind’s Offshore Wind Project

A Call to Action for the Offshore Wind Industry

The offshore wind industry knows it can do better. While its potential is undeniable, challenges remain and acknowledging its shortcomings is crucial for progress. Oceanology International 2024 aims to confront these challenges with a unique series of interactive sessions, “Offshore Wind: We Know it's not Working as Well as it Could be... So Why aren't we Changing?”

A Call to Action for the Offshore Wind Industry

FPSO ONE GUYANA Built for ExxonMobil Oil Project Successfully Leaves Drydock

SBM Offshore’s fourth unit destined for Guyana—the FPSO ONE GUYANA—recently successfully left drydock and has now moved along quayside at the Seatrium yard in Singapore. Joining her soon will be three topsides modules, completed at SBM’s JV partner yard QMW in China, which are currently in transit. As construction continues, the project team is preparing for installation and integration of the topsides’ modules at quayside.

FPSO ONE GUYANA Built for ExxonMobil Oil Project Successfully Leaves Drydock

BSEE Leaders Tour Control Centers for First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Projects in Federal Waters

As part of the Bureau’s role in overseeing the growing US offshore wind industry, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh traveled to New England on Wednesday for a tour of the nation’s first offshore control and marine coordination centers. The centers will support Vineyard Wind 1 and South Fork Wind, the nation’s first two commercial-scale offshore wind projects in federal waters. BSEE Deputy Director Paul Huang, Renewable Energy and Regulatory Compliance Program Director Michaela Noble, and Renewable Energy Operations Director Cheri Hunter accompanied Director Sligh.

BSEE Leaders Tour Control Centers for First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Projects in Federal Waters

thyssenkrupp to Provide Siemens Energy with CO2-Reduced Electrical Steel

thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel has received the largest ever order from Siemens Energy for bluemint® powercore® to equip around 700 transformers in offshore wind turbines from its wind business Siemens Gamesa—a record order for thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel. The two frontrunners in decarbonization intend to lead the decarbonization of the electricity industry and as well to secure capacity of CO2-reduced steel, enabling a resilient and sustainable supply chain for the energy transition.

thyssenkrupp to Provide Siemens Energy with CO2-Reduced Electrical Steel

CGG Adds New Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to Growing CCUS Library

CGG has announced the release of a Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to support and accelerate the screening process for all players in the region’s fast-growing CCUS market. This study ranks and prioritizes opportunities at large scale across 58 basins in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, covering a total surface area of over six million km2, to help streamline the process for identifying the best basins and plays for potential carbon storage. The study and its associated data are available to license now.

CGG Adds New Southeast Asia Carbon Storage Study to Growing CCUS Library

RWE Offshore Wind and Smart Wires Sign MoU to Collaborate on Offshore Wind Connections

RWE Offshore wind (RWE), a global leading player in offshore wind, and Smart Wires, global grid enhancing technologies and services provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on investigating the use of advanced power flow control technology, SmartValve™, on long High Voltage Alternating Current and Direct Current (HVAC or HVDC) cable circuits to support offshore generation connections. The investigation will focus on acceleration and minimization of the need for additional onshore and offshore grid infrastructure.

RWE Offshore Wind and Smart Wires Sign MoU to Collaborate on Offshore Wind Connections

ERM Advises Global Infrastructure Partners in Eversource Offshore Wind Deal

ERM, the world’s largest specialist sustainability consultancy, has acted as a technical and environmental, social, and governance advisor to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in its acquisition of Eversource’s 50% stake in two US offshore wind projects: South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind.

ERM Advises Global Infrastructure Partners in Eversource Offshore Wind Deal

DEME Installs First XXL Monopile for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

DEME Group (DEME) is excited to announce that its offshore installation vessel Orion has successfully installed its first XXL monopile foundation at the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. DEME’s scope includes both the installation of monopiles and transition pieces. Using vibro hammer technology, DEME is minimizing the environmental impact from vibrations.

DEME Installs First XXL Monopile for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

Cadeler Signs Wind Turbine Installation Contract with Ørsted and PGE

Cadeler has signed a contract with Ørsted and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) for the transport and installation of 14 MW Wind Turbines supplied by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Baltica 2 is one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. PGE and Ørsted plan to deliver Baltica 2 of 1.5 GW capacity by the end of 2027. The contract underlines Cadeler’s strong entry into the Polish market.

Cadeler Signs Wind Turbine Installation Contract with Ørsted and PGE
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