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Strong Outlook for Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed … Continue reading Strong Outlook for Wind Power

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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DONG Energy awarded three German offshore wind power projects

In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. DONG Energy submitted six projects in the bid and won with the following three projects which have a total capacity of 590MW: • OWP West (240MW) • … Continue reading DONG Energy awarded three German offshore wind power projects

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1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

On 13 April, the German network regulator announced the results of the first offshore wind auction in Germany. EnBW and DONG Energy have won the rights to build offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.   Commenting on the results, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “The result of the first offshore auction in Germany … Continue reading 1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

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China on track to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of the top five power generators in China, is making swift progress in raising its planned 800 megawatts wind power farm off the coast of eastern China’s Yancheng, Jiangsu province. Once completed, the farm will eclipse the 630 MW London Array as the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It is … Continue reading China on track to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

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Germany Approves 1st Subsidy-free Bid for Offshore Wind Farm

German authorities have approved the first bid to construct an offshore wind farm without feed-in subsidies, indicating the growing competitiveness of renewable energy. Germany’s network regulator on Thursday approved 1,490 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity on the German North Sea at costs well below expectations, showing the renewable energy source can operate with lower … Continue reading Germany Approves 1st Subsidy-free Bid for Offshore Wind Farm

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Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

Last week the substation Z13 arrived at our site in Aalborg – this is the second structure for the DONG Energy – Hornsea Project 01 offshore wind farm in the UK. We are in total delivering 3 substation topsides to DONG Energy in close cooperation with our long-term partner Semco Maritime. The Hornsea project will … Continue reading Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

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JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by VBMS (UK) Ltd to supply intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm. The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see … Continue reading JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

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China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

China’s wind and solar energy sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments between 2016 and 2030 as the country tries to meet renewable energy targets, according to a research report published on Tuesday. China has pledged to increase non-fossil fuel energy to at least 20 percent of its total … Continue reading China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

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E.ON develops a demonstration site for airborne wind technology in Ireland

E.ON is strengthening its position as a frontrunner and early adopter in airborne wind energy, an emerging sector developing game changing technologies for renewable energy production. The company has committed to invest in the development, and if successful, construction and operation of a demonstration site in County Mayo in Ireland. In parallel, E.ON has entered … Continue reading E.ON develops a demonstration site for airborne wind technology in Ireland

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On the economics of wind energy and solar power

November’s COP22 climate summit of Marrakech gave climate policy fresh tailwind, after the blow of Donald Trump’s election. Even without a strong global treaty, national climate policies are multiplying?—?at least a certain type of policies. While the policy that economists often recommend?—?putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions?—?remains patchy, as a recent Worldbank report shows, … Continue reading On the economics of wind energy and solar power

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The boom in offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are seen as a key ingredient in renewable energy policy, and an important element in the battle against climate change, playing a leading role in meeting renewable energy and carbon emission targets and improving energy security for the future. Investment in offshore wind grew 40% in 2016 despite a fall in funding … Continue reading The boom in offshore wind energy

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WindEurope attends meeting on strategy implementation by the Trans-European Networks for Energy

WindEurope attended a joint meeting on the implementation of the priority corridors identified in the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation. This meeting was held with five regional groups representing the five priority corridors: the North South West corridor, the North South East corridor, the Baltic region, the North Sea region, and a horizontal group … Continue reading WindEurope attends meeting on strategy implementation by the Trans-European Networks for Energy

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First nacelle for Merkur Offshore wind farm has left the assembly line

GE Renewable Energy announces that the first nacelle (out of 66) that will be part of the Merkur Offshore wind farm has recently left the assembly line. According to planning, this nacelle will be stored at GE’s Saint-Nazaire (France) site while new ones continue to be manufactured, and then be shipped to our logistical operations … Continue reading First nacelle for Merkur Offshore wind farm has left the assembly line

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announces Rosa García as Chairwoman

Initial steps for the creation of a leading company in the global wind energy industry are well underway with the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the combined company, announcing first appointments for the joint management team. Ignacio Martín, former Executive Chairman of Gamesa, will continue as CEO of the combined company for … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announces Rosa García as Chairwoman

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Ecosse Subsea Systems awarded a seabed clearance project on Beatrice wind farm

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has been awarded a seabed clearance project on the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) in the Outer Moray Firth. The subsea technology company will conduct boulder clearing operations in 50 metre water depth, deploying its SCAR2 Seabed System from the Siem Ruby vessel on behalf of client Siem Offshore Contractors. … Continue reading Ecosse Subsea Systems awarded a seabed clearance project on Beatrice wind farm

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Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

Statkraft continues to hold a 40% share in Sheringham Shoal, together with partners Statoil and Green Investment Bank, through the company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. In addition Statkraft holds the power purchase agreement for the project which extends until November 2029. The transfer of the operator role at Sheringham Shoal supports Statkraft’s strategy to evaluate … Continue reading Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

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Smart innovation increases operational efficiencies on German offshore wind farm

The first use of a new offshore innovation by Ampelmann and Siem Offshore Contractors delivered major operational efficiencies on Germany’s first commercial offshore windfarm. Ampelmann’s E1000 motion compensated access system, with a gangway which transforms into a crane boom, performed over 12,000 people transfers and 7,000 cargo transfers safely between an offshore support vessel and … Continue reading Smart innovation increases operational efficiencies on German offshore wind farm

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The merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective

The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective today, after the registration of the combined company in the Mercantile Registry of Biscay, in Spain. This was the last step required to close the transaction announced in June 2016, after fulfillment of all the conditions precedent and other closing actions. This transaction creates a … Continue reading The merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective

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WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

In the run up to the presidential elections, the marine energy industry gathered in Le Havre for the Seanergy trade fare and a policy conference on 22 March. The gathering, which featured senior industry representatives, the President of the Normandy region and the French Director General for Energy and Climate, was hosted by WindEurope member … Continue reading WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

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