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Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

Executives from Vattenfall and MHI Vestas joined HRH Crown Prince of Denmark and Danish Prime Minister today to open the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Horns Reef 3, Denmark’s latest renewable energy achievement, was inaugurated today at a VIP ceremony with HRH Crown Prince of Denmark officially opening the wind farm, along with Prime Minister, … Continue reading Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

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Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

Equinor will receive a 2.33 billion Norwegian crown ($260 million) subsidy for its planned construction of floating wind turbines to supply wind power to North Sea oil platforms, Norwegian state investment agency Enova said on Thursday. Equinor says the project could reduce Norway’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, and has … Continue reading Floating wind power: Equinor secures subsidy for wind turbines at North Sea oilfields

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Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm

“Horns Rev 3 is the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia and shows our commitment to Denmark’s ongoing transition to a renewable energy system. The wind farm is a significant contribution to Vattenfall´s production portfolio and takes us one step further in our ambition to enable a fossil-free living within one generation”, says Magnus Hall, … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm

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Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

The Danish Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Climate, Energy & Utilities Minister today inaugurated the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Horns Rev is in the North Sea, 25-40 km off the west coast of Jutland. Vattenfall is the developer, operator and owner. The 407 MW wind farm – Denmark’s largest – will boost Danish … Continue reading Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

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MHI Vestas Signs Contract in Taiwan for Local Supply of wind turbines

Local production contract signed for assembly of high voltage switchgear to be delivered in 2022. Confirming the first electrical component for local supply in the budding offshore wind energy industry in Taiwan, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., with Taiwanese manufacturer, Shihlin Electric Co., included as an integral part … Continue reading MHI Vestas Signs Contract in Taiwan for Local Supply of wind turbines

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Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

As offshore wind activity heats up on the East Coast, there’s also growing interest in developing floating offshore wind projects off the West Coast. While there are currently no federal wind energy leases on the West Coast, the federal government recently received interest from 14 companies to develop off California’s coast, and the Bureau of … Continue reading Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

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Offshore wind power will increase more than 25% by 2030

At the end of 2018, the global accumulated installed capacity of offshore wind power increased to 22,592 megawatts (MW).According to a recent report from the US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (LNER), it is expected that the accumulated capacity of the offshore wind market will increase from 154 to 193 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, with a … Continue reading Offshore wind power will increase more than 25% by 2030

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Response to power outage in the UK

A preliminary investigation by UK Transmission System Operator National Grid to UK energy regulator Ofgem into the recent UK power outage has suggested that it resulted from a lightning strike. The frequency – which is supposed to remain at 50Hz – fell to below 49Hz in a matter of seconds after the “near simultaneous” shutdown … Continue reading Response to power outage in the UK

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ALE and Giant Taiwan Team Up on Formosa offshore wind farm

ALE and Giant Taiwan have undertaken a joint venture to provide the onshore handling, transportation, and storage of wind turbine foundations for phase 2 of Taiwan’s Formosa 1 wind farm project. This phase is seeing 20 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines installed 6 kilometres off Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait, raising its power … Continue reading ALE and Giant Taiwan Team Up on Formosa offshore wind farm

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Offshore Wind Energy Capacity to Reach 500 GW by 2050

Offshore wind market growth predictions show accelerated growth in the next decade, with cumulative capacity ranging from 154 to 193 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. Long-range predictions suggest generating capacity in excess of 500 GW by 2050, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In 2018, the U.S. offshore wind energy … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Capacity to Reach 500 GW by 2050

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Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

Day 5 of #AmericanWindWeek is here, and today’ we’re celebrating a new ocean energy resource: offshore wind. Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and … Continue reading Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

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Navantia consolidates in offshore wind energy with another 62 jackets

Navantia has made the contract of 62 support structures for marine wind turbines –jackets– for the future Iberdrola wind farm in Saint Brieuc, in French Brittany, which will have an installed wind power capacity of about 500 MW. It is, therefore, not only one of the largest marine wind energy projects under way, but also … Continue reading Navantia consolidates in offshore wind energy with another 62 jackets

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Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

The group will continue to be the majority shareholder, with 60% of this offshore wind farm, which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters into operation. The company is reaffirming its ambition to lead the offshore wind energy market with a pipeline set to deliver over 10,000 MW in the … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

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Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has sold to the Macquarie group, a 40% stake in its East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom for 1,630 million pounds (about 1,756 million euros), and thus maintains its 60% majority stake in its Offshore wind energy megaproject in British territory. The wind farm, located in waters of the North … Continue reading Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

Dept. of Interior decision to delay Vineyard offshore wind farm undermines US energy dominance agenda and the potential $70 billion US offshore wind turbines supply chain. The U.S. Department of the Interior today made the formal decision to delay Vineyard Wind, a proposed large-scale offshore wind project, in order to conduct a supplemental study. The … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

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Ørsted’s strong first half with two major US offshore wind power projects awarded

Ørsted’s Board of Directors approved the interim report for the first half-year (H1) of 2019. We achieved an operating profit (EBITDA) of DKK 8.8 billion, up 2% compared to H1 2018 and we are well on track to deliver on our full-year guidance. Earnings from our offshore wind farms in operation increased by 18%, driven … Continue reading Ørsted’s strong first half with two major US offshore wind power projects awarded

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HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark inaugurates Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

On 22 August, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark will inaugurate Vattenfall’s next and largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in the North Sea. Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm is ready to supply fossil-free electricity corresponding to an annual electricity consumption of approx. 425,000 Danish households. The wind farm will be … Continue reading HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark inaugurates Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall selects operation and maintenance hub for Horns Rev 3 wind energy

Vattenfall has chosen the Port of Hvide Sande on the Danish West Coast as the operation and maintenance hub for Denmark’s next and largest offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea. The choice is a testimony to the local benefits of investing in offshore wind power and a fossil-free living. With an … Continue reading Vattenfall selects operation and maintenance hub for Horns Rev 3 wind energy

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Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

Key findings of the US wind energy industry second quarter 2019 report. Record wind turbines capacity under construction or advanced development, reaching nearly 42 GW. Long-term contract volume for wind power capacity is up 10 percent over the first half of 2018, buyers include Hormel Foods, Walmart, and Target, Three states set new offshore wind … Continue reading Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

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Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

The Navantia factory in Puerto Real (Cádiz) has begun construction work on the 20 upper jackets for the Moray Firth Offshore East wind farm in the North Sea this week, awarded by Belgian contractor Smulders. The construction of the upper jackets, structures that act as a mast in a wind generator, of approximately 460 tons … Continue reading Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

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