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China begins constructing offshore wind farm with biggest installed wind energy capacity

China has begun constructing an offshore wind power project with the biggest installed capacity in the country. The wind farm’s first wind turbine was installed Monday in waters off Nanpeng Isle of the city of Yangjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province. The project, with a planned installed capacity of 400 MW, is expected to generate about … Continue reading China begins constructing offshore wind farm with biggest installed wind energy capacity

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State of play for U.S. offshore wind power

The race for offshore wind leadership is heating up, and around the country a flurry of recent announcements from states and offshore developers are shaping the future of the industry. As the offshore wind community convenes for AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference, it’s a good time to take stock of where things stand.    Here’s a roundup … Continue reading State of play for U.S. offshore wind power

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Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

Danish company Ørsted is in the running to become the leading offshore wind energy producer in the U.S. with its purchase of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind for $510 million on Monday, Oct. 8. Deepwater Wind was the first to develop an operational wind farm offshore on the East Coast: the Block Island, five-turbine 30-megawatt producer … Continue reading Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

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Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million. The two companies’ offshore wind power assets and organizations will be merged into the leading US offshore wind farm platform with the most comprehensive geographic … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

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Belgium’s Northwester 2 wind power project gets 210 mln euros EIB loan

It said another 100 million euros for the wind energy project would be guaranteed by Denmark’s Export Credit Agency EKF. Belgium’s 219 megawatt (MW) Northwester 2 offshore wind farm project secured a 210 million euro ($242 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank said on Friday. EIB said the project, estimated to … Continue reading Belgium’s Northwester 2 wind power project gets 210 mln euros EIB loan

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Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

Europe has taken a pioneering lead in the development of floating offshore wind power. Europe’s companies lead three quarters of the 50-plus floating offshore wind farm projects currently in development across the globe. Floating offshore wind turbines is a fast-maturing technology with the potential to cement Europe’s leadership in renewables globally. It has the potential … Continue reading Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa awards first two contracts for localized offshore wind turbine components in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) awarded the first two local supply agreements for offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan in ceremonies today in Taipei. Firstly, Swancor will supply resin used in the blades slated for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant. Secondly, the newly-formed partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong will … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awards first two contracts for localized offshore wind turbine components in Taiwan

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Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

Investments of €0.5-€1bn in new port infrastructure could help the offshore wind sector to cut costs by up to 5.3%. This is according to figures released by the WindEurope Ports Platform at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. European ports are set to take on an expanded role in the offshore wind supply chain. By … Continue reading Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

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ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Transformers

High-performance WindSTAR transformers for the world’s most powerful commercial offshore wind turbines to enable phase two of the Borssele wind farm in the North Sea. ABB has won an order of more than $20 million from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply reliable, energy-efficient and compact WindSTAR transformers, which are designed for installation in wind … Continue reading ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Transformers

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Petrobras, Equinor to jointly pursue offshore wind power projects in Brazil

Petrobras has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the Norwegian company Equinor ASA – Equinor (formerly Statoil) to evaluate a joint business development in the offshore wind energy industry in Brazil. Within the scope of the strategic partnership between the two companies, Petrobras and Equinor have been researching other potential areas for cooperation, including … Continue reading Petrobras, Equinor to jointly pursue offshore wind power projects in Brazil

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GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal is to support an initiative to accelerate offshore wind in global markets and new ones such as Asia and the US. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North … Continue reading GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

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Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

E.ON and Equinor’s Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea continues to strive for completion in record time. Now the energy company E.ON is reporting further progress: the wind farm has fed the first green electricity into the German Electrical grid. Arkona is thus right on schedule. E.ON, the company responsible for construction … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

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MHI Vestas turbine platform can scale up to GE’s 12 MW rival

Japanese-Danish joint venture MHI Vestas can scale up its current offshore wind turbine platform to match a 12 megawatt (MW) rival product that is being developed by General Electric (GE), its chief executive said. The sector is racing to build ever larger turbines, which are becoming more efficient along with size. The most powerful offshore … Continue reading MHI Vestas turbine platform can scale up to GE’s 12 MW rival

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Reliable Sealing Solutions for Sustainable Energy Generation

Wind turbines have become a common sight throughout the world as countries increase their use of renewable energy. Wind energy has developed into a dependable option that enables energy suppliers to achieve cost efficiencies, produce a stable power supply and meet mandated renewable energy targets. In order for wind energy to optimally work, wind turbines … Continue reading Reliable Sealing Solutions for Sustainable Energy Generation

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E.ON and Equinor’s offshore wind farm sends first electricity to grid

A large offshore wind farm, operated by German utility firm E.ON in partnership with Norway’s Equinor, has sent its first electricity to the German grid. After the first of 60 wind turbines now being online, further wind turbines will be launched into operation. An equally-shared joint venture between E.ON and Equinor, the Arkona wind farm … Continue reading E.ON and Equinor’s offshore wind farm sends first electricity to grid

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Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says his state is well positioned to lead the development of the nation’s offshore wind industry. The Democrat spoke Friday in Norfolk at a conference sponsored by industry members and Virginia’s Sierra Club chapter. Dominion Energy and the Danish firm Orsted already plan to install two turbines 27 miles (43 kilometers) … Continue reading Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

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Siemens Gamesa to bring innovative solutions to Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg

CEO Markus Tacke to take part in the panel “The current outlook for wind in Europe”. Roof-topping ceremony of SGRE Electric Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) prototype located close to Hamburg’s harbor. The company will support a Hackathon on blockchain technology to manage and optimize a microgrid. Official Opening Reception at SGRE Booth (Hall B6, Stand … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to bring innovative solutions to Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg

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Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

As part of their firm commitment to the UK wind market and their presence on the Isle of Wight, Vestas is relocating its testing related activities at West Medina Mills to the nearby St. Cross facility on Isle of Wight to make room for future expansion under consideration by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “Our facilities … Continue reading Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

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New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

In the race for offshore wind leadership playing out up and down the east coast, New Jersey just made a big move—the Garden State’s Board of Public Utilities has approved the country’s largest single offshore wind power solicitation. The Board is seeking 1,100 megawatts (MW) of new offshore wind farm capacity. Since taking office earlier … Continue reading New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

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LM Wind Power installs 66.6 m blades on 4MW offshore wind turbine in China

LM Wind Power’s (Lunderskov Municipality, Denmark) first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power’s (Shanghai, China) 4.0MW-136 wind turbine in China. Shanghai Electric Wind Power’s 4MW platform is designated for Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond. LM Wind Power provided onsite support and service to carry … Continue reading LM Wind Power installs 66.6 m blades on 4MW offshore wind turbine in China

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