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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

Equinor on Thursday said it has submitted a bid to build an offshore wind farm off New York using fixed-base wind turbines. Equinor and South Korea’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (KNOC) will explore opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind power plants in South Korea. South Korea aims to reduce its dependence on nuclear and … Continue reading Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

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Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

Equinor has submitted a bid to supply New York with offshore wind power from its Empire Wind project south of Long Island, the company said on Thursday. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800 MW procurement of offshore wind by the New York State, with the state expected to choose a supplier in spring … Continue reading Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

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IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said on Wednesday it had bought a 25 percent stake in Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm as part of a strategy to reach its sustainability targets. The world’s biggest furniture retailer said in a statement it paid more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for a stake … Continue reading IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

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Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

Japan’s offshore wind farm market is set to gain momentum, with legal safeguards and subsidies helping to draw domestic and international participants amid a shift away from fossil fuels. Japanese leasing company Orix and Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, as well as E.ON — Germany’s largest power provider — are among those planning to establish … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

The offshore wind farm will have 476 MW installed capacity. Pioneering V174-9.5 MW from MHI Vestas wind turbine to be used, allowing sharp cut in cost of electricity. The two companies will work together on exclusivity terms until the final supply contract is signed. Germany is one of Iberdrola’s strategic markets for offshore wind energy … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

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MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

MHI Vestas will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the Iberdrola offshore wind energy project, the first commercial offshore wind farm to feature the V174 wind turbine. Iberdrola has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind power project in German waters of … Continue reading MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

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WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be holding WIND EXPO 2019 – Japan’s largest wind energy exhibition & conference from Feb. 27 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Scene from the previous show (2018) The 7th edition will be attracting 160 exhibitors from 13 countries and held inside “World Smart Energy Week 2019”. Along with the other … Continue reading WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

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Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

Currently, onshore wind energy is one of the cheapest sources of renewable power. However, without change to planning restrictions, Cornwall Insight has estimated offshore wind power is likely to surpass onshore wind farm to be the new source of cheap renewable energy in less than ten years. Offshore wind has seen significant innovations, such as … Continue reading Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

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Ørsted divests offshore wind farm assets to Eversource

Ørsted has divested 50% of certain recently acquired offshore wind farm assets to leading New England utility Eversource for a purchase price of approx US$225 million. Since 2016, Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind power project and with today’s announcement, the companies further strengthen their strategic 50-50 … Continue reading Ørsted divests offshore wind farm assets to Eversource

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European offshore wind energy capacity grew by 18% in 2018

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity. 15 new offshore wind farms came on line. The UK and Germany accounted for 85% of the new wind power capacity: 1.3 GW and 969 MW respectively. … Continue reading European offshore wind energy capacity grew by 18% in 2018

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France launches its first offshore wind power project

LOC Renewables supplies MWS work to Floatgen, France’s first offshore wind farm – and its first full-scale floating wind turbine. The Paris office of LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, the leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind turbine. LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty … Continue reading France launches its first offshore wind power project

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Equinor awards assembly site contract for Hywind Tampen

Gulen Industrial Harbour in Sogn og Fjordane county has been awarded the contract for assembly site for the floating Hywind Tampen wind turbines before they are transported to the field in the North Sea. No work will commence prior to an investment decision for Hywind Tampen. Hywind Tampen could become the world’s first project to … Continue reading Equinor awards assembly site contract for Hywind Tampen

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Taiwan announces 2019 feed-in-tariff for offshore wind power projects

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the feed-in-tariff for offshore wind projects, which sign a power purchase agreement with Taipower in 2019. Developers have the option to choose between a 20-year flat tariff of TWD5,516 (approx. EUR157) per MWh or a tiered tariff of TWD6,279.5 (approx. EUR178) per MWh for the first 10 years … Continue reading Taiwan announces 2019 feed-in-tariff for offshore wind power projects

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Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We welcome the Taiwan Government’s decision to modify its proposed changes to the Feed in Tariff. We are pleased that that the government has listened to the views and evidence presented by GWEC and the industry since the changes were announced late last year. We note that the changes … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

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SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind power plant that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. SENER’s work will range from supervising the manufacture of the floating platforms to analyzing the technical feasibility of assembling the wind turbines, as well as providing technical assistance in monitoring … Continue reading SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

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CWind and ORE Catapult to jointly develop offshore wind power technologies

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market, has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s offshore renewable energy innovation centre. The agreement demonstrates CWind’s long-term commitment to develop solutions to … Continue reading CWind and ORE Catapult to jointly develop offshore wind power technologies

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Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind power plants at Oriel and Clogherhead in Ireland

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick-start the offshore wind energy generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35 per cent in the Oriel wind farm. The Oriel wind farm, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330 … Continue reading Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind power plants at Oriel and Clogherhead in Ireland

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Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

According to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the offshore wind power industry has invested more than 15 billion euros since 2013. According to the figures published by Deutsche WindGuard, 1,305 offshore wind turbines with a total output of 6,382 MW (megawatts) fed into the grid in 2018. In this period, 136 new wind … Continue reading Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

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China’s Jiangsu province approves 6.7 GW offshore wind farm projects

China’s manufacturing hub Jiangsu province gave green lights to 24 offshore wind power projects with total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW), the provincial government-backed Xinhua Daily reported on Friday. That came as part of Jiangsu’s ambitious plan to launch 10 GW-level offshore wind power plants, known as “Three Gorges on Sea” project, alongside its coastal … Continue reading China’s Jiangsu province approves 6.7 GW offshore wind farm projects

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