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Spain’s Greenalia Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

Greenalia, a Spanish company working to develop a floating offshore wind farm in the Canary Islands, has joined WFO (World Forum Offshore Wind), The first worldwide association with an exclusive focus on promoting offshore wind energy internationally. “For Greenalia, joining this forum is an excellent opportunity to grow its network of companies and professionals within … Continue reading Spain’s Greenalia Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

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GE Consortium to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The world’s number two offshore wind power further strengthens its UK renewable energy business with a 1.4GW milestone in Sofia.GE Renewable Energy and Sembcorp Marine network solutions chosen as preferred providers of high voltage direct current transmission system. More than 50% of the components will be manufactured at local facilities, with ample opportunity for the … Continue reading GE Consortium to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior Director for Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, provided public testimony this afternoon on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The project would be the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. It would open the doors to a … Continue reading BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

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Ørsted, Taiwan’s TSMC sign world’s largest wind power CPPA

Ørsted and Taiwan-based TSMC have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA). TSMC will offtake the full production from Ørsted’s 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 offshore wind farm, making it the largest-ever contract of its kind within renewable energy. The 20-year fixed-price contract period starts once Greater Changhua 2b & 4 reaches commercial operations … Continue reading Ørsted, Taiwan’s TSMC sign world’s largest wind power CPPA

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Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

As the United States prepared to mark its 244th year of independence on July 4, there was another historical U.S. milestone celebrated that week.In Federal waters off the coast of Virginia, Siemens Gamesa installed its first U.S. offshore wind turbines in what promises to be the foundation for a new generation of wind energy.The teams … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

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GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with key global industry players to accelerate the growth of this fast-moving offshore wind power sector by developing a common view to address barriers to growth and provide best practices.The Task Force will be Chaired by industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and … Continue reading GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

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Ming Yang has launched the an 11 MW hybrid drive offshore wind turbine

The wind turbine’s rotor diameter is 203 metres, to enable a 31% higher annual energy production than its predecessor. The wind turbine’s 99 metre-long carbon-glass hybrid blades provide a swept area of 32,365 square metres, equivalent to the same surface area as five standard football fields. Ming Yang will install a prototype in 2021 and … Continue reading Ming Yang has launched the an 11 MW hybrid drive offshore wind turbine

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Concession granted for a 250 MW floating wind power plant in Italy

Wind energy project company 7 Seas Med has been granted a 30-year maritime state concession to install a 250 MW floating wind farm in the Strait of Sicily, according to European public procurement journal Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). The wind farm will install 25 floating wind turbines each of 10 MW. The Taranto-based company requested … Continue reading Concession granted for a 250 MW floating wind power plant in Italy

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Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the 465MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH), Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure … Continue reading Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

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European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

Ministerial Meeting of the North Sea Energy Cooperation (NSEC) reinforced the need for a European approach to future offshore wind development. The Ministers of the NSEC countries in a joint declaration agreed on the key role of offshore wind energy in achieving Europe’s climate targets for 2050. They see an increasing need for joint and … Continue reading European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

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CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted has awarded CHC Helicopter the contract for aerial transportation during the construction and operations phases of its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm off the UK. CHC will continue to work with UniFly to deliver flight operations for Hornsea One, covering the construction phase as well as the first five years … Continue reading CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

Magnora has teamed up with Swedish wind power company to speed up the development “Sydkustens Vind”, a 500 MW shallow-water offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, off southern Sweden. “The decision follows several studies performed during the spring of 2020 which have provided the answers we were looking for. We are now more certain … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

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UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

UK government ministers awarded development consent to Swedish company Vattenfall’s plans for a 1.8 GW wind farm in the UK North Sea on 30 June. The Norfolk Vanguard wind farm will comprise 90 to 180 wind turbines with heights of up to 350m. Vattenfall has not yet confirmed which wind turbine supplier it will use. … Continue reading UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2021 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus … Continue reading The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

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The birth of offshore wind energy in Poland

On 1 July 2020 representatives of the Polish government and Polish wind energy industry signed a “Letter of Intent on cooperation for development of offshore wind power in Poland”. The letter lays out the foundation for the development of offshore wind turbines in Poland. The letter defines the next steps in the collaboration to jointly … Continue reading The birth of offshore wind energy in Poland

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Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

Poland’s government signed on Wednesday a letter of intent with lobby groups and industry to collaborate on developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on coal. Poland, which generates almost 80% of its electricity from coal, is under European Union pressure to reduce carbon emissions and … Continue reading Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

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China’s new seven-megawatt offshore wind turbine has rolled off the production line

The semi-direct-drive wind turbine was developed by the CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co. Ltd. in Zhuzhou, central China’s Hunan Province. After installation, the wind turbine is expected to generate 30 million kWh of electricity annually. The wind turbine adopts permanent magnet technology and has several advantages including high efficiency, high power density and convenient maintenance, as … Continue reading China’s new seven-megawatt offshore wind turbine has rolled off the production line

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Wind energy Siemens Gamesa receives an order for the supply of wind turbines in the Netherlands

Siemens Gamesa, through one of its subsidiaries, has received a firm order to supply wind turbines to Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm located on the Dutch coast, with a total capacity of approximately 1.5 GW. The offshore wind energy order ratifies the agreement notified on November 27, 2019 for said operation. The … Continue reading Wind energy Siemens Gamesa receives an order for the supply of wind turbines in the Netherlands

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Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm pilot project off the coast of the US state of Virginia. The company said the turbines will now undergo acceptance testing before being energised later this summer. Installation, 43km off Virginia Beach, was carried … Continue reading Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

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