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Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, is the home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Built by the Deepwater Wind development group and opened in December 2016, the wind farm can power up to 17,000 homes and has already ended the island residents’ reliance on power generated by diesel … Continue reading Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

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Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. The multimillion-Euro contract, for Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT TSO B.V., includes specialised survey and identification work in relation to cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms … Continue reading Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

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North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3million scientific research and monitoring … Continue reading North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

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Swedish energy company reveals latest thinking on Norfolk offshore wind farm proposals

Vattenfall, the developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has published today [16/06/17] maps showing a reduced number of search areas for important electrical infrastructure. Ruari Lean, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for Norfolk Vanguard, said: “Thanks to feedback from communities in Norfolk and environmental specialists we have been able to further refine … Continue reading Swedish energy company reveals latest thinking on Norfolk offshore wind farm proposals

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Senvion wind turbines for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean sea, with a total rated power of 30 megawatts (MW). The project will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122, each with a … Continue reading Senvion wind turbines for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea

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MHI Vestas charters Vestvind to transport mammoth V164 turbine components

The charter between MHI Vestas and United Wind Logistics (UWL) includes a full package of engineering services making MHI Vestas’ operations more flexible and efficient. Proudly bearing the MHI Vestas logo for the first time, the specialized vessel Vestvind is now transporting turbine components to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind park off the UK … Continue reading MHI Vestas charters Vestvind to transport mammoth V164 turbine components

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Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.   Not only has the technology for floating offshore wind reached maturity, costs are … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

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Offshore wind energy experts discuss working with neighbours in the North Seas and the Baltic

This was one of the key points raised at a conference session moderated by WindEurope’s Joël Meggelaars at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London this afternoon. The session looked at progress made since the signature of the North Seas cooperation agreement by 10 countries in June 2016. This agreement was a first step in incentivising … Continue reading Offshore wind energy experts discuss working with neighbours in the North Seas and the Baltic

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Ports working together to position themselves as a valuable part of the offshore wind supply chain

More often seen as competitors, ports are now actively working together to position themselves as key parts of the offshore wind energy supply chain, according to a new statement released today by WindEurope at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London. It is an exciting time to be a part of offshore wind. The … Continue reading Ports working together to position themselves as a valuable part of the offshore wind supply chain

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Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry captains today in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at the opening of Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the industry event co-organised by WindEurope and RenewableUK in London. … Continue reading Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

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Taiwan and the US to benefit from European offshore wind energy expertise

Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan. This was the key message stressed at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London this morning. During the session, chaired by Ben … Continue reading Taiwan and the US to benefit from European offshore wind energy expertise

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New North Sea Offshore Wind Innovation Consortium launched at Europe’s largest ever industry event

A European consortium has launched a new four-year project, ‘Inn2POWER’ – Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions – inviting offshore wind companies and supply chains to explore new and innovative collaborations across the North Sea Region. The offshore wind industry is an important driver for economic development across Europe and the North Sea Region … Continue reading New North Sea Offshore Wind Innovation Consortium launched at Europe’s largest ever industry event

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Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

Siem Offshore Contractors has entered the floating offshore wind market through an investment in Ideol, a global technology leader, further expanding business and opening opportunities for inhouse vessels in the renewable energy sector while providing construction expertise for commercialising floating offshore wind. Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a global marine contractor specialising in offshore wind … Continue reading Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

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MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

The manufacturer said a single turbine would be enough to power 8300 UK homes every year. The model, an upgrade on the original 8MW version of the machine, has been unveiled at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London. It is “available now”, MHI Vestas said. Chief executive Jens Tommerup said: “We are committed to lowering the … Continue reading MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

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Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

Ampelmann has launched an improved version of its industry leading A-type system for transferring people and cargo in the offshore wind industry. Available to view at the Offshore Wind Energy Conference in London, the A400 has been redesigned in conjunction with leading operators to include greater capacity for equipment transportation between vessels and wind turbines. … Continue reading Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

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Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry captains today in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at the opening of Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the industry event co-organised by WindEurope and RenewableUK in London. … Continue reading Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

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Rotterdam To Develop Offshore Wind Energy Center

Authorities at the Port of Rotterdam said they are developing a site to service offshore projects in the wind and oil and gas sectors. The Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2, or OCMV2, will include a new 70-hectare space for wind energy and decommissioning oil and gas platforms and will be located in reclaimed land at Princess … Continue reading Rotterdam To Develop Offshore Wind Energy Center

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

An Australian energy company on Friday revealed a proposal for the country’s first ever offshore windfarm. The proposal, put together by Offshore Energy, would see 250 wind turbines built off the coast of Gippsland at a cost of nearly six billion U.S. dollars. If approved, the turbines would be built between 10 and 25 km … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

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DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is pleased to announce that it is part of the consortium selected by the World Bank to support the development of 3 new standards in offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations, offshore wind farm power cables. DNV GL will also be … Continue reading DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China

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Tekmar Energy awarded a contract to protect cables on the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has recently been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply 130 of its patented TekLink® CPS on E.On’s/Statoil’s 385MW Arkona Offshore Wind Farm project in the German Baltic Sea. The cable protection systems, along with j-tube bellmouths for the Electrical … Continue reading Tekmar Energy awarded a contract to protect cables on the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

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