Tag Archives: Offshore wind

Bloomberg: Record-Large Floating Wind Farm Set for Norway

Equinor ASA made a final decision to invest in floating wind turbines to power offshore oil platforms off Norway after the government agreed to subsidize a large part of the cost.

Hywind Tampen will cost a total of almost 5 billion kroner ($550 million), it said in a statement on Friday. That’s in line with the state-controlled company’s earlier estimate.

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MarineLog: Foss inks U.S. offshore wind MOU with Østensjø Rederi

Foss Maritime LLC, Seattle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Haugesund, Norway, headquartered Østensjø Rederi AS to establish a partnership to provide domestic Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind projects in U.S. waters.

“After spending time in Europe engaging with marine service providers, we are very fortunate to have developed this relationship with the experienced team at Østensjø,” said Paul Gallagher, Vice President at Foss Maritime said. “We look forward to bringing the collective resources of our two companies together to develop safe and cost competitive marine solutions for the offshore renewables market in the United States.”

“Østensjø Rederi has several years of experience operating SOVs servicing offshore wind farms across Europe,” said Østensjø Rederi CEO Kenneth Walland. “In Foss Maritime we believe we have found an ideal partner for adapting these services to the American market. We look forward to expanding our offering to the U.S, market, and along with Foss, we aim to provide the highest quality service to owners and operators of windfarms in the U.S.”

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The Norwegian American: Equinor blows into the Empire State

Norwegians were involved in building many of the skyscrapers in New York City in the old days. Now, it is time for some Norwegian construction at sea south of the city.

Equinor Empire Wind won New York State’s first offshore wind electricity contract, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on July 18. The award is a win for all sides. New York consumers will have access to renewable energy, and it jumpstarts the state toward its renewable energy and climate goals, among them having 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035. This will bring significant economic benefits to New York.

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gCaptain: Contract Signed for First Classed Offshore Wind Vessel in US by DNV GL

Classification DNV GL on Wednesday announced it has been awarded a contract to class a purpose-built offshore wind vessel built in the United States.

The contract was awarded by WindServe Marine, LLC covering for offshore Crew Transfer Vessel for Ørsted North America. The contract covers the construction of the vessel, which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the United States to class requirements.

The high-speed aluminum catamaran is a custom design from the U.K.-based BMT Group, who has extensive offshore wind experience and a large portfolio of offshore wind vessels, including 49 CTVs currently operating in Europe. DNV GL says the new state-of-the-art design from BMT will built specifically for U.S. East Coast sea conditions and will be used by Ørsted in their expanding operations in the region.

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Reuters: Five companies, including Equinor, bid to supply New York with offshore wind power

Five companies, including Norway’s Equinor, Denmark’s Orsted and France’s EDF have submitted bids to supply offshore wind power to the New York state, the companies said on Thursday.

New York state closed bidding on.ny.gov/2E54m5q on Thursday to provide 800-megawatts of offshore wind energy, a part of a plan develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030, and will choose a supplier in the spring.

Equinor is planning to build a wind park on 80,000 acres south of Long Island it won in a U.S. federal auction in 2016, with potential total capacity of up to 2,000 MW, in push to diversify its investments away from oil and gas.

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