Vattenfall has awarded a contract to DEME Offshore for rock berm installation works at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm site in the Netherlands, with the objective of reducing risk and enhancing the lifetime integrity of the Inter Array Cables (IAC).
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Shell, the European oil giant, is actively seeking partners for renewable energy projects in India.
Global energy company Shell is actively seeking partners for renewable energy projects in India, aligning with its focus on capital discipline and aiming to expand its renewables portfolio within the Indian market.
Norway’s oil and energy ministry is considering three areas for an offshore wind tender in 2025, with the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate evaluating their potential. Two areas, Soervest F and Vestavind F, will be ready for development by 2025, while an impact assessment for Vestavind B is also underway. The ministry aims to reach 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040, and companies like Equinor and Q Energy have shown interest in developing projects in Norway.
Riggs Distler has been chosen as a tier 1 secondary steel contractor for New Jersey’s Ocean Wind 1 project, which involves the construction of wind turbine foundations and will employ over 145 personnel. The involvement of other stakeholders and the initiatives by the Biden administration to support the offshore wind industry are also highlighted.
Toda Corporation’s floating wind farm project in Japan has been delayed by two years due to structural defects.
Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has entered the onshore wind market with the acquisition of the Wilko wind farm in Poland, demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, the underperformance of the recent Gulf of Mexico auction raises concerns about the future growth of the US offshore wind industry, highlighting the need for stakeholders to address the current confidence crisis and reassess their strategies for future development.
DORIS secures a five-year framework agreement from BP for engineering services related to offshore wind projects, while Dominion Energy considers selling a stake in its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, and Equinor plans to use its experience from the Hywind Tampen project to inform the development of the Rosebank oilfield in the UK North Sea.
The UK government has lifted the ban on onshore wind farms in England, aiming to streamline planning rules and give local communities a say in the process, following pressure from within the Conservative Party. This decision aligns with the Labour Party’s support for renewable energy and comes ahead of significant developments in the UK’s renewable energy sector.
Sweden is making significant strides in its energy sector with plans for offshore wind farms and nuclear reactors, aiming to meet growing electricity demand. OX2 is leading the development of the Ran offshore wind farm off the coast of Gotland, alongside the Pleione offshore wind farm. Sweden’s climate minister has announced plans for 10 new nuclear reactors to address future electricity needs. These initiatives, along with a research study on floating offshore wind at MaREI, highlight Sweden’s commitment to renewable energy and a sustainable energy future.