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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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Ørsted wins 920MW offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

aiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the outcome of its first offshore wind auction. Ørsted was awarded 920MW capacity for its offshore wind sites in the Changhua region. Subject to Ørsted obtaining relevant permits and taking final investment decision, the projects are to be built in 2025. Ørsted’s winning bid price was TWD2,548 (approx. … Continue reading Ørsted wins 920MW offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

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Turkey sets application deadline for offshore wind farm

The Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will accept applications for a 1,200-megawatt (MW) offshore wind plant which will be the biggest in the world and the first of its kind in the country till Oct. 23. According to Thursday’s announcement in the Official Gazette, the Renewable Energy General Directorate of the Ministry will … Continue reading Turkey sets application deadline for offshore wind farm

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EMF Offshore Wind Energy

GE welcomes the confirmation of the three Eolien Maritime Français offshore windfarms paving the way for a buoyant offshore wind industry, which carries considerable potential for economic growth, job creation and high-tech innovation in France. These three offshore windfarms, located in Fécamp, Courseulles and Saint-Nazaire will lead to new job creation in France required to … Continue reading EMF Offshore Wind Energy

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Innovation agreement boosts offshore wind energy supply chain

An alliance between two leading innovators in offshore wind power has been forged to help prove new technology at one of the world’s most cutting edge green energy projects. The move will strengthen the UK supply chain and underpin a competitive offshore wind industry. Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) … Continue reading Innovation agreement boosts offshore wind energy supply chain

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India sets 30 GW offshore wind energy target by 2030

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) today announced medium and long term offshore wind energy target of 5GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030, respectively, to provide confidence to the industry. The MNRE recently invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the first 1 GW offshore wind project in India, which has evoked … Continue reading India sets 30 GW offshore wind energy target by 2030

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Offshore innovations proven at Nissum Bredning Vind: Siemens Gamesa technology elements lower costs up to 30%

The innovative 28 MW offshore wind power project located in the waters of North-western Denmark is fully operational, producing power for customers Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi since early 2018. Utilizing the first serial-manufactured SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines, the project is a showcase of Siemens Gamesa’s commitment to innovation and reducing costs. … Continue reading Offshore innovations proven at Nissum Bredning Vind: Siemens Gamesa technology elements lower costs up to 30%

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Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure … Continue reading Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

Tuesday, 12 June marked the opening of the International Conference on Marine Energy in Normandy. Over three days, this biennial global marine energy event will focus on the industrial development of ocean energy. The event takes place at a particularly important time both for Europe’s energy mix and for France. As EU Energy Ministers and the … Continue reading Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind: “Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of … Continue reading AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

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Offshore wind energy in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation (TIWTC) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate in establishing Global Wind Organization (GWO) training center in Taichung. With this further step Siemens Gamesa expands its support to the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the APAC region. The company is preparing … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

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Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations, including logistics and deployment of the equipment. The wind farm’s 102 three-legged jacket foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 m in the southern North Sea. East Anglia ONE will have … Continue reading Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

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Pioneering Taiwan offshore wind project Formosa 1 Phase 2 reaches financial close with Siemens Gamesa turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached financial close with its customers to supply additional 120 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the pioneering offshore wind power plant Formosa 1 Phase 2 in Taiwan. The contracts signed earlier this year include the supply and installation of the turbines and a 15-year full service agreement. Siemens Gamesa … Continue reading Pioneering Taiwan offshore wind project Formosa 1 Phase 2 reaches financial close with Siemens Gamesa turbines

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Maine poised to reap jobs from offshore wind energy

Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities, according to a new report. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine is well-positioned thanks to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. … Continue reading Maine poised to reap jobs from offshore wind energy

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OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is urging MPs to consider the impact of Brexit on the future of the offshore renewables industry, ahead of the return of the EU Withdrawal Bill to the House of Commons next week (Tuesday 12th June). The call comes after the House of Lords backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal … Continue reading OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

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6 ways to enable hybrid projects in the North Sea: WindEurope CEO urges action at Horizon 2020 grids conference

On 6 June, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson took part in a high-level panel discussion on the potential benefits of meshed offshore grids in Europe. The panel discussion took place at the mid-term project conference organised by the Horizon 2020 project PROMOTioN (PROgress on Meshed HVDC Offsfhore Transmission Networks). Dickson said that a meshed offshore grid … Continue reading 6 ways to enable hybrid projects in the North Sea: WindEurope CEO urges action at Horizon 2020 grids conference

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Siemens Gamesa celebrates inauguration of production facility for offshore nacelles in Cuxhaven, Germany

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its nacelle plant in Cuxhaven, Germany, at a ceremony attended by the German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Peter Altmaier, together with additional politicians and members of the company’s Board. At this ultra-modern production facility, Siemens Gamesa assembles the nacelles for wind turbines used at sea. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa celebrates inauguration of production facility for offshore nacelles in Cuxhaven, Germany

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Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of £750,000. The scope of work saw Hydro Group deliver subsea cable and connectors to the first phase of KRISO’s floating wind and wave hybrid energy platform, in … Continue reading Hydro Group helps connect the world’s first carbon-free island

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GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

The first GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in the UK under a recent research & development agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s world-leading 15 MW drive train test facility in Blyth, Northumberland. The Haliade 150-6MW nacelle, containing the direct drive offshore wind turbine’s Permanent Magnet Generator, … Continue reading GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

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