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Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

On 4 December WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in an event celebrating the commissioning of the NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium. The event, co-organised by Transmission System Operators Elia (Belgium) and National Grid (UK) marks the inauguration of a project that could revolutionise how Europe sources its energy. The Nemo Link interconnector … Continue reading Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

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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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Response to Reuters article on offshore wind energy

On 16 November, a Reuters article on offshore wind cited that: “Coal is still the cheapest energy source at between 50 and 90 euros per megawatt hour, according to industry group WindEurope.” The article wrongly attributes the data and statement to WindEurope as the reference source after consulting a page on the economics of wind … Continue reading Response to Reuters article on offshore wind energy

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What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

2018 has seen no shortage of weeks filled with great news about offshore wind power, and we’ve just wrapped up another one. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) declared that it will assess the waters off the Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease areas. Offshore energy developers have snapped up … Continue reading What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

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Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

Almost every state along the Atlantic coast — 12 out of 14 — has offshore wind potential that exceeds its current electricity needs, according to a new study. Bringing the electricity generated by offshore Atlantic wind farms ashore could help meet future electricity demand created by activities — transportation and the heating of homes and businesses … Continue reading Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

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Offshore wind energy market to reach $11,334 thousand by 2023

The demand for renewable sources of energy is increasing, owing to less prevalence of environmental hazards and efficient outputs. Thus, increase in demand for efficient and cost-effective power generation techniques, such as offshore wind energy, poses lucrative opportunities for players in the global offshore wind energy market. According to a new report published by Allied … Continue reading Offshore wind energy market to reach $11,334 thousand by 2023

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French Secretary of State says winners of the Dunkirk offshore wind energy tender to be announced in March

On 8 February Sébastien Lecornu, France’s secretary of state to the minister of ecological and solidarity transition, told wind industry insiders that the results of the call for tenders for offshore wind in the area of Dunkirk will be released in March. Mr Lecornu was speaking at the French Renewable Association’s annual event (Colloque annuel du SER) … Continue reading French Secretary of State says winners of the Dunkirk offshore wind energy tender to be announced in March

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Investment costs are coming down in on- and offshore wind energy

On February 7 WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson delivered a keynote address at Dentons European Renewables Workshop 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. The workshop discussed the drivers and constraints for investing in renewable energy projects in Europe. Dickson told attendees that costs are coming down in both on- and offshore wind. “We are financing the same … Continue reading Investment costs are coming down in on- and offshore wind energy

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Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in the UK

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International Ltd to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to mainland UK. This is the Group’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the … Continue reading Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in the UK

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Rapid construction progress on Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

The Arkona offshore wind project is growing significantly faster than expected. All 60 foundations have been installed in the seabed of the Baltic Sea ahead of schedule. The short installation time of about two and a half months is exceptional, as the sea bed of the Baltic Sea is considered to be particularly challenging due … Continue reading Rapid construction progress on Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

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Science Day paves the way for future research into effect of offshore wind energy structures on the North Sea

The Royal Society played host to a Science Day this week for eighty researchers, academics and industry representatives who gathered to hear the latest research findings from UK and European institutions on the influence of man-made structures on the marine environment. The studies constitute the culmination of the first phase of the INSITE Programme, the … Continue reading Science Day paves the way for future research into effect of offshore wind energy structures on the North Sea

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On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

Molly Seltzer is a George Washington University Shapiro Traveling Fellow. Her photojournalistic project, Electric America, documents the American energy landscape. Life on Block Island runs a couple of minutes slower than on the mainland. But “island time” does not refer to the leisurely pace of the island lifestyle, but rather to the quality of the … Continue reading On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

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Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) has stepped up its lobbying of the Baltic States’ governments to expedite their development of offshore wind. EUFORES is a cross-party network of members of the European Parliament and the legislatures of individual EU member states. EUFORES’ president, Claude Turmes, who is also an MEP, signed a … Continue reading Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

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UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

The UK government announced this week a further subsidy auction for offshore wind and other renewable technologies in the spring of 2019.   Minister for Energy and Industry, Richard Harrington, announced that renewable energy projects will be able to compete for contracts worth up to £557m. The news was swiftly followed with the publishing of … Continue reading UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

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Offshore wind energy creates new homes for fish

A new study should excite ocean anglers as well as fans of ocean energy: Offshore wind farms act as artificial reefs, scientists say, creating new habitats and food sources for fish. Researchers studied the offshore wind farms appearing with increasing regularity in Europe. As MIT Technology Review just reported: Naturally, these (offshore wind turbine bases) … Continue reading Offshore wind energy creates new homes for fish

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Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear power

The UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has released figures while auctioning for offshore winds. Two firms were willing to build offshore wind farms for a subsidy of 57.50 pounds per megawatt hour compared to the new nuclear plant that will be set up for 92.50 pounds per megawatt hour in 2022-23. The auction … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear power

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UK-China projects to develop next generation of offshore wind energy

Researchers from the UK and China will collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies to enable the safe, secure, cheap and efficient provision of clean energy. The collaborative, multidisciplinary three-year-long projects will use environmental science, technology and engineering to tackle key challenges affecting the development of ORE … Continue reading UK-China projects to develop next generation of offshore wind energy

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Construction begins on the Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

Construction work on the Arkona wind project in the German Baltic Sea has begun. E.ON reports that the first foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed. A total of 60 so-called monopiles will be installed for the Arkona wind park before the transition pieces, towers and turbines are mounted on them. The foundation for … Continue reading Construction begins on the Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

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Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

The recent statement signed by Germany, Denmark and Belgium on 6th June is an acknowledgement of the importance of offshore wind as a viable source of energy for Europe. Speaking about these developments and the future of offshore wind, presentations will be given during the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017. Nick Gardiner, Managing Director, Green Investment … Continue reading Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

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The boom in offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are seen as a key ingredient in renewable energy policy, and an important element in the battle against climate change, playing a leading role in meeting renewable energy and carbon emission targets and improving energy security for the future. Investment in offshore wind grew 40% in 2016 despite a fall in funding … Continue reading The boom in offshore wind energy

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