Europeans Sweep Record U.S. Offshore Wind Lease Auction

By Nichola Groom Dec 14 (Reuters) - A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale's three winners - Equinor Wind US LLC, Mayflower … [Read more...]

Offshore Wind Bonanza Draws Bidding War in Record-Setting Sale

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) -- Companies competed Thursday for the opportunity to install wind turbines in Atlantic waters off Massachusetts in an auction that shattered records even as it headed toward a second day of frenzied bidding. After 24 rounds of sealed bidding, companies had already pledged $285 million toward the three offshore wind leases that are up for … [Read more...]

U.S. Offshore Wind Lease Bids at $285 Million, Bidding to Continue Friday

By Nichola Groom Dec 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts was on track to blow through a previous sale record on Thursday, with bids standing at combined $285 million after 24 rounds. The bidding, which took place over nine hours on Thursday, will continue on Friday morning, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management … [Read more...]

U.S. Interior Dept. Takes First Step to Offshore Wind Leasing Off California Coast

The U.S. Department of Interior is taking its first step towards offering federal waters off the coast of California up for lease to offshore wind developers that could result in the first offshore wind farm off the U.S. West Coast. The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last Thursday announced it will publish a Call for Information and Nominations to … [Read more...]

Aeolus Energy Planning Jones Act-Compliant Fleet of Offshore Wind Vessels

Orlando-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein to design the first Jones Act compliant service vessel for the budding U.S. offshore wind market. Aeolus says the purpose-built vessel, known in the industry as a Service Operations Vessel (SOV), will be the first among a fleet of vessels to support the full scope of offshore wind … [Read more...]