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DOI Announces New Five-Year Offshore Wind Leasing Plan

In remarks at the International Partnering Forum conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will announce a new five-year offshore wind leasing schedule, which includes up to 12 potential offshore wind energy lease sales through 2028. Future offshore wind energy lease sales from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are anticipated in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, and the waters offshore of the US territories in the next five years. The leasing schedule includes four potential offshore lease sales in 2024, one each in 2025 and 2026, two in 2027, and four in 2028.

DOI Announces New Five-Year Offshore Wind Leasing Plan

Fugro’s Self-Elevating Platform to Support Offshore Wind Market in Japan

Fugro has transferred their self-elevating platform (SEP) Amberjack to Japan to meet the country’s growing demand for offshore wind geotechnical services. Under Japanese regulations, vessels registered in Japan follow a more streamlined procedure than foreign-flagged vessels when deployed for fieldwork, so this move will speed up mobilization to project sites and allow faster delivery of Fugro’s accurate Geo-data to the country's developing offshore wind industry.

Fugro’s Self-Elevating Platform to Support Offshore Wind Market in Japan

Dominion Energy Launches First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Dominion Energy announces that Charybdis, the United States' first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, was successfully launched from land to water, marking a major milestone in the vessel's construction. To achieve this milestone, welding of the ship's hull and commissioning of the vessel's four legs and related jacking system were successfully completed.

Dominion Energy Launches First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

The Future in the Barents Sea is Here Now

The Johan Castberg ship will soon be heading north. With the ship in place, the plan is to have three producing fields in the Barents Sea by the end of the year.

 The Future in the Barents Sea is Here Now

Chartwell Marine Expands CTV Build Pipeline to Support Global Offshore Wind Growth

Chartwell Marine, a trusted pioneer of next-generation vessel design, has announced that a new Chartwell Brevity Class Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) entered build in March at the Diverse Marine shipyard in Cowes, UK – becoming the latest in Chartwell’s growing pipeline of new vessel builds to supply the global offshore wind market.

Chartwell Marine Expands CTV Build Pipeline to Support Global Offshore Wind Growth

Seatools Deploys Pre-Piling Template Equipment at Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm

Seatools is pleased to announce the successful delivery and operation of its pre-piling template equipment to CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) for the Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm project. This milestone reinforces Seatools' standing as the undisputed market leader in advanced subsea metrology and control solutions, drawing on its vast experience from over twelve similar pre-piling template projects.

Seatools Deploys Pre-Piling Template Equipment at Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm

Seatrium and Shell to Further Collaborate on Floating Production Systems

Seatrium Limited (Seatrium) is pleased to announce that it has inked a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with energy company Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (Shell) to explore and strengthen collaboration opportunities in Floating Production Systems through leveraging both parties’ deep engineering capabilities and technologies.

Seatrium and Shell to Further Collaborate on Floating Production Systems

VIKING and HeliService USA sign PPE Agreement to Serve US Offshore Wind Safety Needs

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a strategic agreement with HeliService USA, ensuring that the helicopter service provider has a single and continuous source of fully certified personal protective equipment to uphold offshore wind industry safety standards along the US East Coast. Building on enduring relations between the companies, the agreement includes personal protective equipment (PPE) for the aircrews and service technicians who support turbine installation and maintenance.

VIKING and HeliService USA sign PPE Agreement to Serve US Offshore Wind Safety Needs
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