As a result of the order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Nov. 14, 2023, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled Lease Sale 261 for Dec. 20, 2023.
Baltimore County, Maryland and Sparrows Point Steel, LLC (“Sparrows Point Steel”) won a major new federal grant of over $47 million to support plans to establish a major offshore wind logistics and manufacturing hub in Baltimore County. It is the fourth-largest award given this year through the U.S. Maritime Administration’s competitive Port Infrastructure Development Program.
DNV and 14 partners have concluded phase 1 of the Emission Reduction (EMRED) Joint Industry Project (JIP), developing a monitoring and reporting framework to quantitively assess greenhouse emissions (GHG) from the offshore wind segment.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Powering the Blue Economy™: Power at Sea Prize, which will award up to $1.7 million to competitors to advance technologies that use marine energy to power ocean-based activities.
The MEYER Group, which includes NEPTUN WERFT in Warnemünde, is joining forces with the Belgian company Smulders to build offshore converter platforms at the Warnemünde site. To this end, they have the intention to jointly found the companies NEPTUN SMULDERS Offshore Renewables and NEPTUN SMULDERS Engineering, which will take over the design and manufacture of the platforms.
Oasis Marine has successfully transferred power through their Oasis Power Buoy to a Crew Transfer Vessel. This pioneering achievement paves the way for hybrid and fully electric vessels in offshore wind farms, as well as reducing maritime emissions by expanding vessel charging beyond ports and harbors.