New York’s Prized Scallops Face Off Against Offshore Wind

By Christopher Martin and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) -- Developers pushing to install massive wind turbines in the waters off New York and New Jersey have run into a delicate yet mighty foe: the Atlantic sea scallop. Prized for their sweet and tender meat, scallops are abundant off Long Island and the Jersey Shore. That happens to be where the Trump … [Read more...]

The Offshore Wind Industry Needs Bigger Boats. Much Bigger

By Lars Paulsson, Jeremy Hodges and Chris Martin (Bloomberg) -- How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs. Those specialist ships are scarce, numbering about a dozen in the world. And at a cost of … [Read more...]

Northeast Draws Millions in Perks in Push for Offshore Wind

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- Want to spruce up your downtown, or maybe get $10 million to support workforce training at the local college? How about investments to help rebuild aging ports and establish trust funds for your fisherman? A U.S. unit of Denmark’s Orsted A/S is now dangling all of those perks in its push to be an early developer of offshore wind in a … [Read more...]

Contract Signed for First Classed Offshore Wind Vessel in U.S.

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 … [Read more...]

Germany’s Merkel Puts on Tarnished Climate Crown to Open Baltic Sea’s Largest Wind Farm

By Brian Parkin and William Wilkes (Bloomberg) -- Angela Merkel will leave Brexit worries by the shoreline as she cuts the opening ribbon on a giant wind farm out in the Baltic Sea, a move that will do little to gloss over her tarnished reputation as Germany’s climate chancellor. The Arkona wind park, a joint venture of utility EON SE and Norway’s oil and gas giant … [Read more...]