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Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

The 72 wind turbines have a total height of 188 metres and each foundation weighs up to 800 tonnes. The construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea has now started well on schedule, and the wind power plant will contribute significantly to Vattenfall’s goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation. … Continue reading Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

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Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure. A lack of auctions – the last one was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021 – and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030 means their order books are drying up and it’s unclear when and how they … Continue reading Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

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Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

We are just over two weeks away from the second edition of GWEC’s Vietnam Wind Power 2019 which will take place in Hanoi from 11-12 June, in partnership with GIZ, the Danish Embassy Hanoi and the Embassy of Ireland. During this two-day event, GWEC is organising its first closed-door Offshore Roundtable in Vietnam, hoping to start some early conversations … Continue reading Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

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China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW wind turbines for the wind power project. The wind turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, Zhuhai City, in water depths ranging from 11 to 21 metres. The Zhuhai Jinwan … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

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China to establish offshore wind farm

China will establish an offshore wind power project with an investment of about USD23.5 billion in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over 10 million kilowatts. Under the agreement, the two sides will also … Continue reading China to establish offshore wind farm

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EDP and ENGIE join forces to create a leading global offshore wind energy player

Antonio Mexia, EDP CEO and Chairman of EDPR and Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, announce today the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), … Continue reading EDP and ENGIE join forces to create a leading global offshore wind energy player

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China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

China will build an offshore wind power project with an investment of 160 billion yuan (about 23.5 billion U.S. dollars) in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province, according to the provincial government of Jiangsu. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over … Continue reading China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

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Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

16 May marked the opening of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day event is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth, focusing on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.  With the eyes of the world focused on the ongoing climate … Continue reading Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

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Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

“As a leader of the wind energy industry, we are constantly striving for top notch technology. The cooperation with GE Renewable Energy enables us to remain one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments. The size and performance of Haliade-X 12MW will support us to further improve the competitiveness of offshore wind energy production. Due … Continue reading Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

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Prysmian secures offshore wind energy project in U.S.

The wind farm will have 84 units of 9.5-MW wind turbines. Prysmian confirms commitment to the offshore wind cable sector in North America Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately Euros200 million by Vineyard Wind, LLC, a US offshore wind development company 50% … Continue reading Prysmian secures offshore wind energy project in U.S.

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The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Beatrice is expected to generate enough wind power for more than 450,000 properties. The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Jim Smith, managing director of SSE Renewables, said: “Completing the offshore construction at Beatrice is a testament to the capabilities of SSE Renewables and our project partners. Delivering one … Continue reading The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

Sometimes we are presented with a unique opportunity to significantly improve commerce in Maryland while also addressing real social and environmental challenges. Such is the case with the recently passed Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019, which currently sits on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for his consideration. The act authorizes an additional 1,200 megawatts of … Continue reading Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

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Renewable Energy Demand Propels Offshore Wind Industry Forward in the United States

For the first time ever, the renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants in the United States. This data, published by the Energy Information Administration at the end of April, illustrates the direction of U.S. power generation toward a more sustainable resource mix with less dependence on fossil fuels. Offshore … Continue reading Renewable Energy Demand Propels Offshore Wind Industry Forward in the United States

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ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

Under the triple digit million-euro contract, ABB will provide high voltage direct current (HDVC) technology for the project, which will deliver 900MW of 100% clean electricity, enough to power nearly 1 million homes, generated from three offshore wind farms nearly 100km off of the German coast. DolWin5 is scheduled to come online in 2024. The … Continue reading ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

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Keppel snags S$150m offshore wind power contract

Keppel Corp has snagged a contract to build two offshore wind farm substations worth more than $150 million for Danish renewable energy company Orsted, the conglomerate said yesterday. Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M), will provide detailed engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning for the substations, while certain electrical components … Continue reading Keppel snags S$150m offshore wind power contract

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Dutch TSO launches offshore wind power substation ahead of schedule

The occasion comes at a time when offshore wind power is set to grow. There are now 189 GW of wind energy in Europe, making up 14% of the EU’s power demand, and 18.5 GW of this is in Europe’s offshore fleet, whose 105 wind farms and 4,500 wind turbines now provide 40,000 jobs. On … Continue reading Dutch TSO launches offshore wind power substation ahead of schedule

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Construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has started

First unsubsidised offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2, is well underway outside the Dutch coast. In the coming years, Vattenfall will build a wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 off the coast of The Hague and Noordwijk that can supply green electricity to 1 to 1.5 million households. Dozens of … Continue reading Construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm has started

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Iberdrola offshore wind energy project in the US gets key permit

A year ago, Vineyard Wind was awarded the development of this wind power project in waters of Massachusetts, which will involve an investment of about 2,800 million dollars (about 2,400 million euros) and represents the entry of Iberdrola into the ‘offshore’ wind farm market of the United States. United, thus marking a new milestone in … Continue reading Iberdrola offshore wind energy project in the US gets key permit

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Offshore wind energy: Ørsted successfully issues green bonds

Ørsted has secured nominal GBP 900 million through the issuance of green senior bonds, to finance its green growth ambition towards 2025 including the investment in the offshore wind farm Hornsea 2 in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 1,386 MW. Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds of nominal … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Ørsted successfully issues green bonds

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Offshore wind power contracts pledged for Scottish companies

Mr Mackay said: “Scotland has all the natural resources to make it an ideal location for offshore wind but recent projects have failed to deliver significant economic opportunities for Scottish businesses. “I will continue to champion the strengthens and potential of our indigenous supply chain. But now it is time for the offshore sector to … Continue reading Offshore wind power contracts pledged for Scottish companies

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