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BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

The main topic of the last edition was the French floating wind auction and the statements of the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, who mentioned a price below €100/MWh, which surprised many. It was this week when the winners and the award price were revealed. The winner was a consortium formed by BayWa … Continue reading BayWa r.e. and Elicio, winners of the French floating wind auction

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Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energy

Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energyEurope’s largest power utility, Iberdrola , will continue to bet on offshore wind in the coming years, increasing the value of its assets in the sector to about 17 billion euros ($18 billion), its executive chairman, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, told shareholders on Friday. In the past two … Continue reading Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energy

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Offshore wind to contribute positively to South Korea’s coastal cities economy with 87 trillion won in investments and 770,000 jobs

In pursuit of South Korea’s ambitious 14.3GW offshore wind installation targets by 2030, the construction of offshore wind farms could introduce over 770,000 job opportunities to revitalise local communities and contribute 87 trillion won worth of investments into the economy.  The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new reports reveal that offshore wind development supports local … Continue reading Offshore wind to contribute positively to South Korea’s coastal cities economy with 87 trillion won in investments and 770,000 jobs

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Vestas has signed an offshore wind energy agreement with more than 1 GW in northern Europe

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a large-scale offshore wind farm with two construction phases in Northern Europe with a combined capacity above Vestas’ current disclosure threshold of 1 GW. When the agreement results in firm and unconditional orders, Vestas will disclose them in accordance with the company’s … Continue reading Vestas has signed an offshore wind energy agreement with more than 1 GW in northern Europe

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Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project wins construction approval in New York

Equinor, opens a new tab received approval from the New York State Public Utilities Commission to begin construction of its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.The wind farm is scheduled to begin producing energy in 2026.Electricity generated from offshore wind farms is important to state and U.S. goals of reducing … Continue reading Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project wins construction approval in New York

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France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. With yesterday’s announcement floating wind took a big step towards commercialisation … Continue reading France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

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Wind Turbine Manufacturers See Record Year Driven by Growth in Home Markets

Wind turbine manufacturers supplied a record amount of volume in 2023, according to GWEC’s annual Supply Side Data report. GWEC Market Intelligence found a total of 30 wind turbine manufacturers installed a record 120.7 GW of new capacity last year, despite a challenging macroeconomic environment and continuing supply chain challenges. Chinese suppliers installed 81.6 GW … Continue reading Wind Turbine Manufacturers See Record Year Driven by Growth in Home Markets

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First wind turbine installed at Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

The first of a total of fifty wind turbines has been successfully installed at the 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Iberdrola, a world leading clean energy company, and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse. Working in partnership with Vestas, the remaining wind turbines … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

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RWE signs Framework Agreements for HVDC systems with Hitachi Energy and Aibel to secure capacity for future offshore wind farms

RWE, one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, signed Framework Agreements with Hitachi Energy and Aibel for the joint supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems for RWE offshore wind farms. The agreements are long-term in nature as the secured HVDC systems are designated for offshore wind projects from RWE’s global development … Continue reading RWE signs Framework Agreements for HVDC systems with Hitachi Energy and Aibel to secure capacity for future offshore wind farms

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RWE and Port of Karlshamn team up to explore the potential for Baltic Sea offshore wind hubs

Global offshore player RWE and the Swedish Port of Karlshamn have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of this collaboration is to explore whether Port of Karlshamn could be a suitable harbour for the logistics, installation, operations and maintenance activities relating to RWE’s planned offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. In a first … Continue reading RWE and Port of Karlshamn team up to explore the potential for Baltic Sea offshore wind hubs

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Are you paying too much to install offshore wind power?

The Spanish newspaper CincoDías interviewed Jose Luis Blanco, CEO of Nordex and President of WindEurope, touching on some of the main topics in the industry and also focusing on the Spanish market. It’s worth taking a look at the interview, but I’ll highlight a topic that perhaps isn’t discussed as much as others. What do … Continue reading Are you paying too much to install offshore wind power?

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Denmark launches an offshore wind auction with enough capacity to meet the country’s entire demand

Last week, Denmark launched an offshore wind auction that could award up to 6 GW, enough to meet the country’s electricity needs. Currently, Denmark has 2.7 GW of offshore wind capacity, so this auction could triple that figure. The tender includes six areas, three in the North Sea, two in the Kattegat, and one in … Continue reading Denmark launches an offshore wind auction with enough capacity to meet the country’s entire demand

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BW Ideol launches its updated design of floating platform for 15 MW+ wind turbines

During the Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT) event held recently in Marseille, BW Ideol unveiled the update of its floating platform called Damping Pool. It is a barge-type platform made of concrete. This platform has been in operation since 2018 with two prototypes in France and Japan, and now it’s being updated to accommodate 15 … Continue reading BW Ideol launches its updated design of floating platform for 15 MW+ wind turbines

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Romania towards energy independence and resilience

The Romanian Parliament adopts the country’s first Offshore Wind Energy Law. This bill comes at a time when the country needs to assert its energy independence and resilience. The deployment of its offshore wind energy resources can play a big role in achieving these goals. Romania aims to develop its first offshore wind farm by … Continue reading Romania towards energy independence and resilience

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EDP reinforces investment in Australia through 1.3 GW wind offshore capacity awarded to Ocean Winds

The Australian Government awarded Ocean Winds, EDP Renewables and Engie’s joint venture dedicated to offshore wind energy, a license to potentially develop up to 1.3 GW off the coast of Gippsland. This investment in the southeastern coast of Australia reinforces EDP’s commitment to the country. Ocean Winds, an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy … Continue reading EDP reinforces investment in Australia through 1.3 GW wind offshore capacity awarded to Ocean Winds

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Iberdrola obtains the preliminary license for an offshore wind project in Australia

Iberdrola has obtained prior authorization for an offshore wind farm, Aurora Green, which, if all permits are granted, could involve an investment of more than 6 billion euros.Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, has announced the intention to grant the subsidiary of the Spanish company an offshore feasibility license for its Aurora Green … Continue reading Iberdrola obtains the preliminary license for an offshore wind project in Australia

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Ørsted secures licences to develop large-scale offshore wind projects in Australia

The Australian Government has announced that it has granted a feasibility licence for Ørsted’s first offshore wind project in Australia and intends to grant a licence for a second project, subject to consultation. With the licences, Ørsted aims to develop large-scale offshore wind farms off the coast of Gippsland, Victoria, to be operational in the … Continue reading Ørsted secures licences to develop large-scale offshore wind projects in Australia

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ACP Statement on Proposed Offshore Wind Auctions for Oregon and the Gulf of Maine

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced two proposed lease sale notices for wind energy areas off the Oregon coast and the Gulf of Maine: “We commend BOEM for advancing plans to auction offshore … Continue reading ACP Statement on Proposed Offshore Wind Auctions for Oregon and the Gulf of Maine

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners secures two offshore wind feasibility licences in Australia and launches new platform company

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has secured nearly 1,300km2 of seabed in Australia to progress two offshore wind projects and launched a new platform company – Southerly Ten. CIP, on behalf of its Flagship Funds, today announced it was successful in Australia’s first offshore wind Feasibility Licence process securing two licences. CIP has site exclusivity to … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners secures two offshore wind feasibility licences in Australia and launches new platform company

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