US Offshore Wind

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Photo shows the installation of the first offshore wind turbine at South Fork Wind

First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Farm in US Powers Up

New York State has reached a significant milestone in its clean energy efforts with the successful delivery of power from the first operational wind turbine at

21 hours ago
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
An illustration of Great Lakes Dredge and Docks' Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel that will support the growing U.S. offshore wind industry. Illustration courtesy Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s Offshore Wind Vessel ‘Acadia’ Awarded Third Contract

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation has announced a third rock installation contract for its newbuild subsea rock installation vessel Acardia,

December 5, 2023
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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Photo shows the installation of the first offshore wind turbine at South Fork Wind

NY’s New Offshore Wind Solicitation Could Keep Troubled Projects Alive

By Scott DiSavino and Nichola Groom Nov 30 (Reuters) – New York will release a new offshore wind solicitation on Thursday to keep the

November 30, 2023
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
aerial of an offshore wind turbine

U.S. Approves Empire Wind Offshore Wind Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its approval for the Empire Wind offshore wind project, marking the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind

November 21, 2023
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Monday, November 6, 2023
Wind turbines off of Block Island

White House Remains Optimistic on Offshore Wind

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Orsted is still “committed” to

November 6, 2023
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Friday, November 3, 2023
A stock photo of a vessel servicing an offshore wind farm at sunset

Vessel Delay Sinks Orsted’s New Jersey Offshore Wind Projects

Orsted is attributing the cancellation of its Ocean Wind projects to factors including high inflation, rising interest rates and supply chain constraints,

November 3, 2023
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Thursday, November 2, 2023
ocean wind 1 project

Biden Climate Goal Within Reach Despite Offshore Wind Setbacks

By Leslie Kaufman (Bloomberg) — The cancellation this week of two major wind projects off the coast of New Jersey effectively sinks President Joe

November 2, 2023
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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
offshore wind farm under construction

Whale Buffer Zone Could Thwart Gigawatts of US Offshore Wind

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Nearly 3 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity could be imperiled if the US government imposes a 20-kilometer

October 25, 2023
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Thursday, October 19, 2023
A view of the turbines at Orsted's offshore wind farm near Nysted, Denmark, September 4, 2023.

Offshore Wind Developers Likely to Cancel Some Contracts After NY Decision

By Scott DiSavino Oct 19 (Reuters) – Developers in the U.S. offshore wind industry will likely cancel some power sales contracts in New York after

October 19, 2023
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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden holds up a wind turbine size comparison chart while attending a meeting with governors, labor leaders, and private companies launching the Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Biden’s 2030 Offshore Wind Target Seems Increasingly Unlikely

By Will Wade and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — When President Joe Biden in 2021 laid out a target of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind

October 18, 2023
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Friday, October 13, 2023
A support vessel is seen next to a wind turbine at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain

Orsted Slumps as US Wind Cost Ruling Stokes Writedown Fear

By Todd Gillespie and Allegra Catelli (Bloomberg) — Orsted A/S shares dropped to a six-year low after New York regulators rejected a cost adjustment for

October 13, 2023
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Wind turbines off of Block Island

Wind Farm Impacts on Whale Habitat Is Still a Mystery, Scientists Say

(Bloomberg) — The US should direct more study of how offshore wind farms affect water flows and a food source for critically endangered whales near the

October 13, 2023
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Thursday, October 12, 2023
A jackup works to prepare the seabed for a cable that will connect the South Fork Wind offshore wind farm, 35 miles east of Montauk Point to the onshore electric grid. Photo courtesy South Fork Wind

New York Ruling Deals Latest Blow to US Offshore Wind Industry

By Will Wade (Bloomberg) –Offshore wind developers are reevaluating some New York projects after regulators rejected higher rates by Equinor ASA, Orsted

October 12, 2023
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Wind turbines off of Block Island

New England States Agree to Buy Offshore Wind Power Amid Industry Challenges

Oct 4 (Reuters) – Three U.S. states in New England – Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut – on Wednesday agreed to jointly

October 4, 2023
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A wind turbine Dominion Energy’s two turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. Photo: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy Sets Ambitions on Second Massive Offshore Wind Farm Off Virginia

(Bloomberg) — Dominion Energy Inc., which is developing one of the largest US offshore wind farms, is already making plans for another similar-sized

October 4, 2023
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
File Photo: Wind farm in the North sea off the coast of United Kingdom.

Wind Power Industry Blown Off-Course

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – A perfect storm of supply chain delays, design flaws and higher costs in the offshore wind industry has

September 28, 2023
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Monday, September 25, 2023
Vineyard Wind wind turbine leaves New Bedford. Photo courtesy of Vineyard Wind.

Report Reveals Critical Need for Investment in U.S. Offshore Wind Port Infrastructure

The U.S. offshore wind industry has seen rapid growth in recent years, but a shortage of port infrastructure capacity threatens its progress and its ability to

September 25, 2023
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
A stock photo of a vessel servicing an offshore wind farm at sunset

Biden Administration Issues Roadmap for Boosting Atlantic Offshore Wind Power Transmission

The Biden Administration has issued a comprehensive roadmap to accelerate offshore wind transmission in the U.S. Atlantic region. The action plan, released

September 20, 2023
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Ocean Infinity autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)

Autonomous Drones to Survey Floating Offshore Wind Site Off California

A fleet of underwater drones will be used to conduct a comprehensive site survey for what could become the first floating offshore wind farm off the U.S. West

September 19, 2023
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Monday, September 18, 2023
Wind turbines off of Block Island

Orsted CEO Says U.S. Offshore Wind Targets Not Out of Reach

By Scott DiSavino and Nichola Groom Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s plan to deploy 30,000 megawatts (MW)

September 18, 2023
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