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Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, Masdar, Shell and Statoil have also confirmed their bid for this auction. The Dutch Government accepted bids from any … Continue reading Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

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Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin a collaborative investigation into the development of areas of the Taichung harbor in Taiwan for the Offshore wind business. The non-binding MoU covers investigations of a potential manufacturing site for offshore wind components, office facilities, and staging areas … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

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US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

Close to 1,000 business leaders, academics, environmental specialists, and high-ranking officials from around the world gathered in New York this week for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference. The conference comes at a time when the offshore wind industry is gaining traction in the U.S., fueled by the desire of many states … Continue reading US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

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Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

Empire Wind is the project name selected by Statoil for the company’s offshore wind site located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The 79,350 acre site, secured by Statoil in a federal auction in December 2016, has the potential to generate up to 1GW of offshore wind power, making it a key … Continue reading Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

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Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

Thanks to this approval, the company will be able to build in English waters a megaproject of renewable energy, the most ambitious to date by a Spanish company in the renewable energy sector. This new marine wind farm joins the one that already develops Iberdrola in the same area, denominated East Anglia One, of 714 … Continue reading Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

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Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. “Horns Rev 3 is the … Continue reading Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

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EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded for 950 MW offshore wind power project in UK

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD)  for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract … Continue reading EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded for 950 MW offshore wind power project in UK

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Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters. “Siemens Gamesa views the floating wind … Continue reading Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

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Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen … Continue reading Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

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Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

The offshore wind energy industry has witnessed an unprecedented price breakthrough in the past 10 months. In July 2016 DONG Energy surprised the industry with its record-low bid of €72.7/MWh in the Dutch tender for the Borssele I and II wind farms. In November 2016 Vattenfall amazed the market with a winning bid of €49.9/MWh … Continue reading Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

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SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

Following the French government’s push for renewable energy projects, EDF was selected to construct a pilot floating wind farm for its Provence Grand Large project.   The project, which remains subject to EDF’s final investment decision, would also benefit from a state financing scheme backed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency – Agence de … Continue reading SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

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Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

This electricity distribution facility weighs over 8,500 tonnes, heavier than the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty combined, and will be the power core of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, a 350 MW renewable project developed by Iberdrola in the German sea with an overall budget of over €1.4 billion. In attendance with the … Continue reading Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

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Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

The European offshore wind power industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016.   Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. The volume of new grid-connected installations in … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

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NAVANTIA delivers Jacket type foundations to Iberdrola for Wikinger wind farm

On July 21st. Navantia has delivered to Iberdrola the first ‘jacket type’ foundations for Wikinger offshore wind farm, which have been built in Navantia’s Fene shipyard by the consortium Navantia-Windar. Thus, throughout August it will be carried out the delivery of the remaining components, and the contract signed on 18 December 2014 between the two … Continue reading NAVANTIA delivers Jacket type foundations to Iberdrola for Wikinger wind farm

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Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

IHC is expanding its extensive product portfolio with the introduction of innovative equipment for offshore wind farm installations. This includes a state-of-the-art, inter-array cable-laying vessel, and integrated jack-ups, both designed to facilitate more efficient operations. Specialized tool for specialist operations Based on knowledge of cable lay operations, from load-out at the cable manufacturer to burial … Continue reading Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

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Offshore wind energy can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

Energy Ministers from 9 countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Work Programme to enhance their cooperation on renewable energy, particularly offshore wind. The Ministers of Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark, Ireland and Belgium signed the agreement, which aims to reduce the costs and accelerate the deployment of wind power at sea. … Continue reading Offshore wind energy can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

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Siemens receives order for offshore wind power plant in the United Kingdom

Siemens is to supply, install and commission 56 wind turbines for the Galloper Wind Farm Ltd. (GWFL) off the south-east coast of England. The owners of the offshore wind power plant are RWE, UK Green Investment Bank, Macquarie Capital and Siemens Financial Services (SFS), each with a 25 percent stake. The plant’s 336 megawatt capacity … Continue reading Siemens receives order for offshore wind power plant in the United Kingdom

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First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. With five turbines totaling 30 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, the Block Island Wind Farm … Continue reading First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

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Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project with 400 wind turbines secures Government backing

The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B project would see as many as 400 wind  turbines built around 100 miles off England’s North East coast, if it is completed after it gained planning consent.   In February a similar sized scheme, also at Dogger Bank, was granted planning consent. Put together, the two adjacent projects … Continue reading Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project with 400 wind turbines secures Government backing

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Wind energy in Germany: Siemens to build wind power plant in Cuxhaven

Manufacturing of nacelles for offshore wind turbines. Siemens is investing around €200 million to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany. The factory is to manufacture nacelles for the company’s next-generation wind turbines. These wind turbines are designed for use at sea and have a capacity of seven megawatts. The … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Siemens to build wind power plant in Cuxhaven

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