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CIP and GreenIT plan to build an up to 540MW floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Civitavecchia (above), north of Rome (pic credit: NAPA74/Getty Images)

CIP and Eni add 2GW to Italian offshore wind pipeline

Danish investor Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Italian utility Eni have unveiled plans for about 2GW of new floating offshore wind farms, swelling their shared wind pipeline in Italian waters to just under 3GW.

Parkwind has previously helped to develop 771MW of operational offshore wind capacity, including the 219MW Northwester 2 project (pic credit: Vestas)

Japan’s Jera to buy Belgian offshore wind player

Japanese utility Jera has moved into the European offshore wind sector with a deal to buy Belgian developer Parkwind.

Offshore News & Analysis

Corio launches renamed group for Norwegian offshore wind

Offshore wind giant Corio Generation and its Norwegian partners Vårgrønn and Å Energi have launched the new Brigg Vind consortium for the country’s offshore wind sector, with the upcoming 1.5GW Sørlige Nordsjø II auction the partners’ first target.

Netherlands eyes 'world's largest' offshore wind-to-green hydrogen plant

The Netherlands plans to tender 500MW of electrolysis production capacity powered by a 700MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, which the government claims will be the "world's largest offshore hydrogen production" project.

Ørsted is sole bidder in US offshore wind tender

Danish renewables giant Ørsted and New England utility Eversource’s 800MW-plus Revolution 2 wind farm was the sole proposal in Rhode Island’s latest offshore wind tender, prompting the auction regulator to admit that it had “hoped to see more” from the round.

Republicans demand whale death hearings as fishing group calls BOEM rudderless

Republicans who oppose wind development after recent whale deaths off New Jersey said they will hold hearings in Washington on the issue, while a fishing group has attacked the federal body responsible for offshore wind.

Centrica and Lhyfe explore new North Sea green hydrogen pilot

British Gas-owner Centrica and French hydrogen producer Lhyfe plan to jointly explore the potential for "large-scale offshore green hydrogen production" using North Sea wind power.

Offshore In depth

Multi-rotor research shows potential to slash system mass and cost

Eize de Vries talks to research partners from German and UK universities to discover what their analysis means for future technology evolution and commercialisation.

US offshore wind accelerates to reach 30GW by 2031

The cost of energy will fall as the US installs more offshore wind capacity, but how do projections compare with more mature markets?

Floating designs look towards industrialisation for GW-scale projects

While 2022 saw some notable developments in floating wind, it remained a minor segment set against total newly installed and cumulative offshore wind, accounting for less than 150MW across roughly two dozen turbines installed so far.

Offshore giants inch closer to 20MW and 250m rotor

As rotor sizes and ratings continue to climb, OEMs look to different drive technologies to push scaling to new limits.

Poland’s seabed auction effectively scuppered by NATO underwater training

Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure concluded two out of eleven pending procedures of seabed leasing dedicated to the construction of offshore wind turbines.