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EnBW’s Offshore Wind Energy Plant Gains $664 Million Loan From the EIB

The 288-megawatt wind farm will be built in waters 44 meters (144 feet) deep and 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of the island of Ruegen. Energy company EnBW, based in Karlsruhe, also developed Germany’s first commercial wind farm in the Baltic Sea, the EnBW Baltic 1, connected to the grid in May 2011. An EnBW … Continue reading EnBW’s Offshore Wind Energy Plant Gains $664 Million Loan From the EIB

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Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation successfully complete on Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Reef Subsea is an international group providing cost-effective integrated subsea services – IRM and construction, installation and burial and dredging and excavation – to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Its specialised subsidiaries provide operators and contractors with highly experienced personnel, key subsea technologies and construction support vessels. Reef Subsea serves its clients in … Continue reading Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation successfully complete on Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

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France Launches Call for Tenders for EUR3.5B of Offshore Wind Energy

The French government Tuesday launched a call for tenders for the construction of 3.5 billion euros ($4.57 billion) worth of offshore wind farms to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity, the French Energy Minister Delphine Batho said in a statement. The investment would likely support 10,000 industrial jobs, and is the second offshore wind farm project … Continue reading France Launches Call for Tenders for EUR3.5B of Offshore Wind Energy

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China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

“Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China,” said Liu Qi, deputy director general of the National Energy Administration. “There is no electric power to substitute the position of wind power as No. 3, following thermal power and hydropower.” It was said in the report of the 18th CPC National Congress that “China … Continue reading China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

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Wind turbines installation complete at London Array wind farm

London Array said during 2012, 84 foundations, 175 wind turbines, 178 array cables and three export cables had been installed. A second phase with a further 166 wind turbines is yet to be approved. One of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the east Kent coast is on target to become fully operational in … Continue reading Wind turbines installation complete at London Array wind farm

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In the United States, offshore wind offers more than 4,000 GW of clean, domestic electricity potential

As the United States prepares to enter the global offshore wind energy market — what opportunities and challenges lie ahead? The answer to this question, among many others, is explored in two new reports released today by the Energy Department. A U.S. offshore wind industry could support up to 200,000 manufacturing, construction, operation and supply … Continue reading In the United States, offshore wind offers more than 4,000 GW of clean, domestic electricity potential

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Alstom offshore wind turbines chosen for DOE wind energy project

Alstom is a member of a team led by Dominion Virginia Power, which has been awarded a $4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to complete the engineering, site evaluation and planning phase for an offshore wind demonstration project in the state of Virginia.   DOE’s advanced technology demonstration program is intended … Continue reading Alstom offshore wind turbines chosen for DOE wind energy project

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Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

After a tender process, IBERDROLA and Areva Wind have entered a preferred turbine supplier agreement for the Wikinger offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, with construction scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, AREVA Wind will support IBERDROLA on foundation and tower design optimization, project logistics, installation concept and project … Continue reading Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

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Two separate applications for Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind wnergy development

Dogger Bank Teesside will comprise four wind farms, which could have a total installed capacity of up to 4.8GW which means it would have the potential to generate more than 18 Terawatt hours (TWh) of green power every year. It was decided to submit two separate applications because Forewind has an agreed grid connection location, … Continue reading Two separate applications for Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind wnergy development

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Plans submitted for 1.2GW Anglia offshore wind farm

Ambitious plans for a new wave of giant offshore wind farms in UK waters have taken another step forward today, with the submission of a planning application for a new 1.2GW development off the coast of Anglia. Joint venture East Anglia Offshore Wind (EAOW), which is backed by Swedish utility Vattenfall and Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower, submitted … Continue reading Plans submitted for 1.2GW Anglia offshore wind farm

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Progress Expected To Be Lackluster Through 2016

Offshore wind energy installations are expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 44% between 2011 and 2016, with 18 GW of installations expected by the end of that period, according to a new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Much of that growth can be attributed to favorable policy in Europe and China, the firm … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Progress Expected To Be Lackluster Through 2016

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Governor McDonnell Applauds Award for Offshore Wind Turbine Technology Demonstration to Virginia Utility

Governor Bob McDonnell applauded the award of an offshore wind technology demonstration grant to a Virginia utility and announced today the beginning of a geological survey of the Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA), encompassing 112,799 acres 23.5 nautical miles offshore Virginia Beach and the Port of Hampton Roads. Governor Bob McDonnell applauded the award of … Continue reading Governor McDonnell Applauds Award for Offshore Wind Turbine Technology Demonstration to Virginia Utility

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Masdar says all wind turbines built at London wind energy project

The final turbine has been installed at a massive offshore wind farm in the UK, in which Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has a 20 percent stake. London Array announced that the 175th and last turbine at the first 630MW phase of the London Array Offshore Wind Farm has been built, marking the end of major construction … Continue reading Masdar says all wind turbines built at London wind energy project

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AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

“AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s manager of offshore wind and siting policy. Seven projects “will receive up to … Continue reading AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

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Feds eye Southeastern NC for offshore wind energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4 million for an offshore wind energy test project led by Dominion Virginia Power. The Richmond-based electric utility plans to design, develop and install two 6-megawatt turbines in the Atlantic Ocean on innovative “twisted jacket” foundations that offer the strength of traditional structures but use substantially less steel. … Continue reading Feds eye Southeastern NC for offshore wind energy

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Offshore wind farms to harness wind energy in India

An expert committee has suggested that offshore wind turbines to harness wind power may be set up at Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Maharashtra, Kerala-Konkan and Gujarat, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said during Question Hour that his ministry had constituted an Offshore Wind Energy Steering Committee to develop offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind farms to harness wind energy in India

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Offshore wind energy benefit sealife, says study

Offshore wind farms can create a host of benefits for the local marine environment, as well as combatting climate change, a new studyby the Marine Institute at Plymouth University  has found. The Marine Institute found that wind farms provide shelter to fish species since sea bottom trawling is often forbidden inside a wind farm, and … Continue reading Offshore wind energy benefit sealife, says study

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US to sell offshore wind energy leases off 3 states

The federal government plans to sell leases for wind farms off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia, marking the first time it has sold competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf, officials said Friday. The leases for the two areas, which total more than 430 square miles, will be sold … Continue reading US to sell offshore wind energy leases off 3 states

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Windreich AG Secures 500 Million for North Sea Wind Farm MEG I

Senior finance debt from UBS and EIG Global Energy secured – Project financing over EUR 1.85 billion coming towards closure After a year of extensive inspection by both parties, a commitment of up to 500 million euros was granted, which is intended to finance the equity. Deutsche Bank, together with other banks syndicated a debt … Continue reading Windreich AG Secures 500 Million for North Sea Wind Farm MEG I

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