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Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

Siemens Taiwan President and CEO Erdal Elver vowed Wednesday to establish Taiwan as a regional offshore wind power hub. At a press event, the company reiterated its mission to use its technologies in offshore wind power, gas-fired power generation and energy efficiency via digitalization to help establish a sustainable energy future for Taiwan. President Tsai … Continue reading Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

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Offshore wind: Big moves in North Carolina

After recent offshore wind developments in Rhode Island and New York, the latest news comes out of North Carolina: Avangrid Renewables has won a Department of Interior auction to develop a project off the state’s coast. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the results: The success of this lease sale reflects the continued interest of coastal … Continue reading Offshore wind: Big moves in North Carolina

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WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, opened the Floating Offshore Wind Energy event in Marseille. His keynote focused on the industry’s vision to maintain European technological leadership in offshore in the coming decades. Floating offshore wind is coming of age in Europe; with a pipeline of projects approaching the commercialisation of over 300 MW, and a … Continue reading WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

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Iberdrola wins bid to build offshore wind farm near North Carolina

The U.S.-based subsidiary of a Spanish utility company has offered $9 million in a bid to develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will lease 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina to Avangrid Renewables, for development of a wind energy facility off Kitty Hawk.   The … Continue reading Iberdrola wins bid to build offshore wind farm near North Carolina

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Statoil, PNE request US offshore leases

Activity in the US’ offshore wind sector has continued to pick up in 2017, with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this week publishing notification of several requests for leases. Unsolicited lease requests were made by two firms for areas off New York and Massachusetts. PNE Wind USA, a unit of the German wind … Continue reading Statoil, PNE request US offshore leases

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Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

Rights to develop offshore wind energy in an expanse of ocean real estate 24 nautical miles away from the North Carolina coast sold for $9 million today in an auction held by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The winning bid was placed by Avangrid Renewables, which recently completed North Carolina’s first land-based … Continue reading Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

The construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase. At the weekend the first of 116 wind turbines was installed for the project based in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. For the installation each tower with a length of 80 metres, weighing approximately 200 tonnes, is positioned and bolted … Continue reading Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

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SPIC and Mingyang Electric signed offshore-wind-power strategic cooperation agreement

SPIC and Mingyang Electric Group (Mingyang Electric) held the signing ceremony for strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing. Wang Binghua, the Secretary of Party Leadership and Chairman of SPIC, Xia Zhong, the Party Member and Deputy General Manager, Zhang Chuanwei, the Chairman of Mingyang Electric, Wang Limin, the President of Mingyang Electric, Vice President Yang Pu, … Continue reading SPIC and Mingyang Electric signed offshore-wind-power strategic cooperation agreement

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UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

Subsidy costs for British offshore wind farms are likely to fall below that of new nuclear plants in next month’s government auction, German firm Siemens’ head of its British offshore wind turbines business told Reuters. Britain’s government is under pressure to bring down users’ electricity costs at the same time as subsidising low-carbon generation to … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

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Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

Supplier to the international wind energy market, Certex UK, is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community. The new facility is fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore … Continue reading Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

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Prysmian strengthens its position in offshore wind energy

Two new inter-array projects awarded in Germany and Denmark. Focus on product innovation and installation capabilities. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded two new contracts for offshore wind farms in Germany (Merkur OWF) and Denmark (Horns Rev 3 OWF). Both assignments are for the development of … Continue reading Prysmian strengthens its position in offshore wind energy

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Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) will sign an trilateral agreement in Brussels on 23 March 2017 that will press ahead on developing a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea. TenneT unveiled its vision of the North Sea Wind Power Hub in June 2016 . The close … Continue reading Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

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Northland Power Agrees to Acquire 252 MW German Offshore Wind Farm

Northland Power Inc. (“Northland“) (TSX: NPI) (TSX: NPI.PR.A) (TSX: NPI.PR.B) (TSX: NPI.PR.C) (TSX: NPI.DB.B) (TSX: NPI.DB.C) and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (“Highland”), through a wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a definitive agreement whereby Northland will acquire 100% of Deutsche Bucht, a 252 MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development. Deutsche Bucht, or “DeBu,” is … Continue reading Northland Power Agrees to Acquire 252 MW German Offshore Wind Farm

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Prysmian ahead of schedule in the realisation of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has successfully completed the laying phase for the Wikinger offshore wind farm ahead of schedule. Termination and testing works are currently in progress. “This milestone, which is quite uncommon in the offshore wind market, highlights the Group’s capabilities in managing turnkey inter-array contracts … Continue reading Prysmian ahead of schedule in the realisation of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

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Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

Navacel has started loading five towers that will be part of the wind turbine structures of Statoil’s floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland Pilot Park in the UK. The shipment will depart Navacel‘s facilities in the Port of Bilbao and will be transported to the assembly area in Stord Base, Norway. The towers, manufactured by Navacel, … Continue reading Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

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Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Expanding company 3sun Group has secured the contract for pre-assembly of the 56 turbine towers for the £1.5billion Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in its home town. The specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry won the contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens against strong international competition. Forty of the Great Yarmouth-based company’s … Continue reading Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

‘Orion’ will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology. The vessel will be built at COSCO in China and is set to be delivered in 2019. ‘Orion’ will be deployed by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, to service … Continue reading DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

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LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

LM Wind Power, a leading, global manufacturer of wind turbine blades announced on 22 February that it will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. The factory will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associés (PNA), a port authority that includes the Normandy … Continue reading LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

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SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

Siemens is collaborating with US-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods. Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit, which was … Continue reading SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

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EPG delivered external platforms for Arkona wind farm

Energomonta?-Pó?noc Gdynia (EPG) accomplished next stage in the project of fabrication external platforms for Arkona offshore wind farm.  On February 24th loading of 10 platforms for Bladt Industries took place at EPG premises in Gdynia. 10 platforms with total weight 240 tonnes were loaded onboard RIX PACIFIC and shipped to the client. This was the … Continue reading EPG delivered external platforms for Arkona wind farm

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