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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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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Fish feeding frenzy at Block Island wind farm

A few weeks ago, we reported on recent findings that offshore wind turbines create new habitats for fish and other marine life by acting as artificial reefs. And these are big homes– a single wind turbine can support up to four metric tons of shellfish. Now we have photo evidence of the phenomenon. Last week, … Continue reading Fish feeding frenzy at Block Island wind farm

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Fugro boosts offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

Global experience at over 100 offshore wind farms has led to involvement for Fugro in the emerging offshore wind farm market in Taiwan. Complementing its 30 years of experience offshore Taiwan, Fugro has completed geotechnical and geophysical surveys for feasibility studies, installation, commissioning and cost-effective operation of offshore wind farms in UK, European and North … Continue reading Fugro boosts offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

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Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) has stepped up its lobbying of the Baltic States’ governments to expedite their development of offshore wind. EUFORES is a cross-party network of members of the European Parliament and the legislatures of individual EU member states. EUFORES’ president, Claude Turmes, who is also an MEP, signed a … Continue reading Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

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WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

On 10 October, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed an audience composed of members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in Tampere, Finland. Dickson gave a global overview of the current market data and the outlook for offshore wind, highlighting the unique role of offshore wind ports in cost reduction and efficiency in offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

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Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

On 13 October, the Floatgen project, which aims at demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of floating wind turbines, was officially inaugurated.   The project will see the deployment of a 2 MW floating wind turbine, at the SEM-REV test site located 12 nautical miles from the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic … Continue reading Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

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Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

In East Africa, Kenyan authorities’ failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Ras Ngomeni in Malindi, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania. According to Kenya’s Business Daily, the Swedish firm VR Holding AB, which is the developer of the wind power … Continue reading Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

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Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests. The new study comes at a time of reckoning for terrestrial wind power. Before the current wind power … Continue reading Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

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Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

France’s first floating offshore turbine – and it’s first offshore wind turbine at all – was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today.   The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS’s SEM-REV offshore test site, after which it will be installed off the coast of Croisic for an initial period … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

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How much of the ocean would need to be covered in wind turbines to power Earth

The whole planet can run on wind power if we really needed to. A new study postulates that a 3 million km square of open ocean area in the windy North Atlantic could produce enough energy to satisfy the needs of the entire human species during the winter months, while it could cover the electricity … Continue reading How much of the ocean would need to be covered in wind turbines to power Earth

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Innogy becomes sole owner of British Triton Knoll offshore wind energy project

Innogy, Germany’s largest energy group, became the sole owner of a 2 billion pound ($2.64 billion) British offshore wind farm project after buying out Norway’s Statkraft, it said, adding the final ownership structure could still change. The purchase of a 50-percent stake in Triton Knoll for an undisclosed sum follows state-owned Statkraft’s strategic move to … Continue reading Innogy becomes sole owner of British Triton Knoll offshore wind energy project

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FORESEA targets offshore technologies for transition to renewables

The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its 4th call for proposals at the Offshore Energy 2017 conference. The call aims to help developers of offshore technologies transition into the renewable energy space by developing new applications for their products. Successful applicants will receive support to test at one of … Continue reading FORESEA targets offshore technologies for transition to renewables

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USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica.  The feasibility study will evaluate the viability of installing the wind farm, which would represent one of the first offshore wind installations in Jamaica and the greater Caribbean region. … Continue reading USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

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No impacts on tourism from Maryland offshore wind energy

Earlier this year, Maryland greenlit two offshore wind projects that would establish the state as a clear leader of this new ocean energy resource. Since then, some observers have expressed concern that the wind farms could impact tourism in Ocean City, where the turbines would be slightly visible from the shore. But a new study … Continue reading No impacts on tourism from Maryland offshore wind energy

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There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization

New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we are willing to cover enormous stretches of the sea with turbines, and can come up with ways to install and maintain them in often … Continue reading There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization

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Siemens Gamesa wins significant service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is announcing the renewal of its contract sup>1 to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504-MW wind farm, until 2022. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins significant service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

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