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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

Wind farm with innogy SE to use 38 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines. Power to be supplied to more than 400,000 German households. Wind turbine installation work to start in Q3 of CY2022. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

Innogy has partnered with Asia Cement Corporation to further develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Taiwan. The Chu Feng offshore wind power project is expected to be part of the next grid allocation round in Taiwan. Innogy Renewables Operations Offshore senior vice-president Sven Utermöhlen said: “The government has plans to considerably increase … Continue reading Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

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Philippines makes move into offshore wind energy

The Philippines has taken first steps into the offshore wind power sector with plans to develop 1.2 GW, according to an international consortium that said it’s been given the go-ahead to advance wind farm projects there. Triconti ECC, an alliance between Swiss, German and local players, claimed the Philippines department of energy gave it “exclusive … Continue reading Philippines makes move into offshore wind energy

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Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

Iberdrola announced plans for two floating wind power demonstration projects, including a 10-MW-plus pilot in Norway. In Norway, Iberdrola is leading an international consortium that includes France’s EDFand Germany’s DNV-GL, among others, to test a wind turbine at the Met Centre. The so-called FLAGSHIP project will rely on the OO-Star Wind Floater, which is a … Continue reading Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

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Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Energy Project in Canada

NaiKun Wind Energy company has entered into an agreement to sell the NaiKun Offshore Wind Farm – a project in early stages of development – located in the Hecate Strait off the coast of British Columbia, Canada to Northland Power. NaiKun said Monday that Northland, being a global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable infrastructure, … Continue reading Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Energy Project in Canada

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MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., Ltd. (TLC) has today finalised a sub-supplier contract with MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for wind turbines to be delivered in upcoming Taiwanese wind farm projects. Building upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed in March 2018, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional contract with TLC for blade manufacturing … Continue reading MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has been awarded a contract to transport and install wind turbines selected for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms (CFXD) in Taiwan. The contract for the transportation and installation of MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9.5MW wind turbines has been awarded by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering in Taiwan. The Brave … Continue reading Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

Progress continues on Australia’s ground-breaking 2GW Star of the South offshore wind energy farm, with contracts signed for the design of the project’s onshore transmission network and grid connection. Star of the South said via LinkedIn that it has appointed WSP in Australia to help design the project’s onshore grid integration system – the all-important … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

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Total Signs Agreement for Floating Offshore Wind power Project in the U.K.

Total, a company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity, has signed an agreement with the developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire an 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project Erebus located in the Celtic Sea, in Wales. The project will have a 96 MW capacity and will be installed in … Continue reading Total Signs Agreement for Floating Offshore Wind power Project in the U.K.

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Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

The global offshore wind power industry installed a record 6.1 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2019, bringing total capacity to 29 GW. Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind turbines, accounting for 59 per cent of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41 per cent. China … Continue reading Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

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An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

By 2025, Munich plans to be the first metropolis in the world to be entirely self-sufficient in renewable energy – thanks to the power of offshore wind energy. One of the most important economic centers in Germany has taken a leap into the future with what could be a tremendously important benchmark for energy use … Continue reading An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

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TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated (TEPCO), the largest power company in Japan, and Ørsted A/S (Ørsted), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, announced today that they have agreed to establish a joint venture company, Choshi Offshore Wind Farm K.K., with the intention of working towards a joint bid in the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion … Continue reading TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

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Ørsted and Good Energy Extend Westermost Rough Co-Op

Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which the UK company will source power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further three years. The agreement continues to secure 12% of the output of the 210MW wind farm located 8km off the Yorkshire coast … Continue reading Ørsted and Good Energy Extend Westermost Rough Co-Op

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EDF to carry out offshore wind energy project in China

China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) reported that it has signed an agreement with French energy giant EDF Group to jointly develop an offshore wind farm in east China’s Jiangsu province. The joint venture wind turbines project has a total investment of 7.9 billion yuan ($ 1.13 billion) and is the first of its kind … Continue reading EDF to carry out offshore wind energy project in China

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Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

Greg Alvarez We’ve talked a lot in this space about offshore wind’s potential benefits, from job creation to supply chain opportunities and harnessing a new clean energy source next to many of the country’s largest population centers. Now, a first-of-its-kind report measures just how big offshore wind’s windfall could be. New jobs by the thousands … Continue reading Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

The U.S. offshore wind energy industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the new report, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In addition to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power, AWEA estimates that developing 30,000 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

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First steps of offshore wind energy in Brazil

Brazil’s environmental regulator, Ibama, will hold the first public hearing next week to discuss the impact of an offshore wind power project. The 576 MW Caucaia wind farm initiative, in the state of Ceará, was presented by the Italian company BI Energia. The project includes 59 wind turbines that could supply around 30% of Ceará’s … Continue reading First steps of offshore wind energy in Brazil

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Siemens Gamesa secures preferred supplier status for 1.1 GW offshore wind energy in Germany

Ørsted conditionally selects Siemens Gamesa to supply 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind power plants in the German North Sea, SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine to be employed featuring rotor with 200-meter diameter and new B97 blades. Approx 1.2 million German households to be served by projects; … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures preferred supplier status for 1.1 GW offshore wind energy in Germany

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The successful matrimony of hydrogen and offshore wind power

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell The Netherlands announced their intention to launch the NortH2 project: the production of green hydrogen using renewable electricity generated by a mega offshore wind farm, 3 to 4 gigawatts in 2030, contributing to the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord. In a company statement this week, Shell … Continue reading The successful matrimony of hydrogen and offshore wind power

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