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Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable … Continue reading Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

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Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

There’s a lot of talk about jobs these days. President Donald Trump speaks often, and passionately, about bringing jobs (especially manufacturing jobs) back to America. Wind energy is and will continue to be an important driver of the growth in American manufacturing and other family-supporting jobs across this nation. And, according to a new Navigant … Continue reading Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

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EU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power

The European Union has cleared General Electric’s planned $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. The EU’s executive Commission said Monday that the takeover was approved unconditionally because the combined company “would continue to face effective competition in Europe.” It said that GE has a relatively … Continue reading EU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power

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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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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early April, … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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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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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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One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

Businesses working in the Scottish renewable energy sector are anticipating a sixth of their workforce will be lost within the next 12 months, a new industry survey has shown. Scottish Renewables polled its members on employment levels and confidence over the next year, with respondents predicting an average decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland … Continue reading One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

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AWEA statement on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy: “Secretary Perry’s leadership on wind energy infrastructure as governor of Texas helped attract tens of billions of dollars in private investment to rural communities, and create over 25,000 wind jobs in … Continue reading AWEA statement on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy

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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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