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Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

Vi?t Nam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind power, providing an opportunity for the country to fulfil its energy transition target towards green growth. That was the message heard at a conference held by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which was wrapped up in Hà N?i on Friday. Vi?t Nam Wind … Continue reading Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

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RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisition

RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisitionNewly acquired Western Power Offshore Developments Ltd adds to RWE renewable development portfolio in Ireland. Acquisition of indicative 900MW development project strengthens RWE’s offshore wind growth in Ireland. East Celtic project consultation expected during 2023. RWE, one of the world’s leading offshore wind companies, … Continue reading RWE expands its Irish offshore wind energy business with East Celtic acquisition

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France launches two new offshore wind tenders

Having just opened its first offshore wind farm (St Nazaire, 480 MW) France has launched tenders for two new ones. They’re bottom-fixed and will have a total capacity of 2.5 GW. The first wind farm will be 35 km off Oléron island in the Atlantic (Nouvelle-Aquitaine). It will have a capacity of about 1 GW. … Continue reading France launches two new offshore wind tenders

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NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

A pan-European project officially launched on November 18th in Paris to accelerate the roll out of the next generation of floating wind technology for a competitive, more scalable and industrial deployment. The ambitious initiative is being led by a consortium of thirteen partners from eight countries including Technip Energies as project coordinator, X1Wind, Naturgy, 2B … Continue reading NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

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Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

The joint venture named SeaSapphire, powered by Eolus and Simply Blue Group, is commencing the early development of four commercial scale floating offshore wind parks in The Baltic Sea – two projects in Sweden and two in Finland. Simply Blue Group is an Irish blue economy project developer, developing pioneering projects in floating offshore wind, … Continue reading Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

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Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project in South Korea

Offshore wind energy is rapidly expanding to all parts of the world and advancements within floating foundations enable offshore wind power to serve new markets. In many countries, especially the Asia Pacific region, floating wind is considered a crucial driver to achieve their renewable energy goals, because of regional geographic characteristics and weather conditions, such … Continue reading Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project in South Korea

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Naturgy and Equinor will promote competitiveness in the Canary Islands in view of the future development of offshore wind power in Spain

The two energy companies, which are developing the FOWCA floating offshore wind project in the Canary Islands, and the business association will identify and carry out joint initiatives to promote safe and efficient development of the islands’ offshore wind supply chain.This agreement ratifies the vocation of Naturgy and Equinor to take into account all social, … Continue reading Naturgy and Equinor will promote competitiveness in the Canary Islands in view of the future development of offshore wind power in Spain

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Japan plans to build the world’s largest floating wind turbine

Japan energy company Toda and a team from the Osaka University will develop the world’s largest floating wind turbine according to Niko Asia. Engineers plan to build a prototype turbine that is capable of generating up to 15 MW of electricity. The experiment will be carried out in several stages. The final is supposed to … Continue reading Japan plans to build the world’s largest floating wind turbine

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Scottish offshore wind farm to power Google

Google has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to purchase renewable electricity from a Scottish offshore wind farm. The agreement, reached with ENGIE, covers 100 MW of the capacity of the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm on the outskirts of the Moray Firth, which is expected to be fully operational by early 2025 … Continue reading Scottish offshore wind farm to power Google

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China expected to be part of historic offshore wind power development

As climate change and energy issues are becoming more of a challenge, the offshore wind power industry has ushered in historic development opportunities. Experts predicted that by 2025, China’s new offshore wind power installations are expected to post a compound growth rate of 32 percent from 2020, Securities Times reported. A giant offshore wind turbine, … Continue reading China expected to be part of historic offshore wind power development

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World’s largest 16MW offshore wind turbine rolls off production line

The world’s largest 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine rolled off the production line in East China’s Fujian province on Wednesday, setting a new benchmark in the progress of global offshore wind power equipment. The offshore wind turbine, claimed to have the world’s largest impeller diameter and largest single unit capacity of 16 MW, can be widely … Continue reading World’s largest 16MW offshore wind turbine rolls off production line

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EDF Renewables, Enbridge and CPP Investments Announce France’s First Offshore Wind Project, Saint-Nazaire, is now fully operational

Located between 12 and 20 km from the southwest coast of France, the wind farm will help support the French State’s energy transition goals, which include targets to generate 32% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. By providing secure, low carbon, affordable and reliable energy, Saint-Nazaire is also responding to the global energy … Continue reading EDF Renewables, Enbridge and CPP Investments Announce France’s First Offshore Wind Project, Saint-Nazaire, is now fully operational

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Enbridge announces completion of France’s first offshore wind farm

France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, which was developed by Canadian energy giant Enbridge Inc. in partnership with EDF Renewables and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, officially opened Wednesday. The 480-megawatt Saint-Nazaire wind farm consists of 80 turbines off the coast of the Loire-Atlantique region of France. It is expected to power the equivalent … Continue reading Enbridge announces completion of France’s first offshore wind farm

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All wind turbines installed at RWE’s Kaskasi wind farm

342-megawatt wind farm to supply electricity to over 400,000 households. RWE pilots world’s first recyclable rotor blades made by Siemens Gamesa. Four additional offshore wind farms under development off the German coast. The last turbine at RWE’s Kaskasi wind farm has now been installed 35 kilometres north of the German island of Heligoland. More than … Continue reading All wind turbines installed at RWE’s Kaskasi wind farm

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2023 is the year of offshore wind power takeoff in Spain

The development of offshore wind power in Spain is an opportunity for strategic development for our economy, creating new jobs and synergies with other industrial activities in our country.In Spain we have the value chain and infrastructure to address the development of offshore wind power on our coasts. Spain is an international benchmark in floating … Continue reading 2023 is the year of offshore wind power takeoff in Spain

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GE Renewable Energy selects Mammoet to supply onshore heavy lifting and transport for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has selected Mammoet UK, based in Thornaby Teesside, to supply onshore heavy lifting and transport for the staging and assembly of turbine components for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm.  Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn. Mammoet will employ multiple lifting … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy selects Mammoet to supply onshore heavy lifting and transport for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

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World’s first offshore wind farm built without subsidies

“We’re halfway towards having constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm built without subsidies; a major milestone we can all be very proud of,” says Søren Andersen, Senior WTG Installation Package Manager Hollandse Kust Zuid at Vattenfall.  Speaking with Søren Andersen, you get a real sense of what it means to be building the, once … Continue reading World’s first offshore wind farm built without subsidies

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WWEA Half-year Report 2022: Worldwide Windpower Boom Continues in 2022

More new installations in the first half of 2022 than in 2021. Annual growth rate remains at 13%. At least additional 110 Gigawatt are expected for the full year. A total capacity of 1 Million Megawatt is expected for 2023. The World Wind Energy Association WWEA has gathered statistics on new wind power installations in … Continue reading WWEA Half-year Report 2022: Worldwide Windpower Boom Continues in 2022

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Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

At the American Clean Power’s (ACP) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference last month, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton announced the first ever offshore wind energy lease sale for the West Coast. Scheduled for December 6, the upcoming auction will be the first sale to support commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development in the … Continue reading Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

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