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White House Announcement of Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership

In response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new Federal-State Offshore Wind partnership, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, released the following statement: “This new partnership will help propel the growing offshore wind industry in the United States by helping to create good-paying American jobs, expanding access to clean and affordable … Continue reading White House Announcement of Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership

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Reorganising the Power System for a Renewable-based Future

By 2030, 60 percent of the globally installed electricity could come from wind and solar. This is why the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s World Energy Transitions Outlook published earlier this year places the power sector at the heart of the global energy transition, with an increased role for variable renewable energy (VRE) and electrification … Continue reading Reorganising the Power System for a Renewable-based Future

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Surge in Europe’s demand for wind power

In the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, wind power expansion is not just about the climate, but also to secure Europe’s energy supply. Helene Biström, Head of Vattenfall’s Wind operations explains how Vattenfall will contribute when Europe’s need of renewables surges in this new episode of Vattenfall Studio. In this episode of Vattenfall Studio: … Continue reading Surge in Europe’s demand for wind power

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Alarm on Legislation that Could Halt U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Growth

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today released a letter to Senate leadership from ACP CEO Heather Zichal and 24 of the leading CEOs and senior leaders in the offshore wind sector raising concerns with language in the House-passed Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022. If enacted, the bill would change longstanding rules … Continue reading Alarm on Legislation that Could Halt U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Growth

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Siemens Gamesa awarded firm order for 882 MW Scottish offshore wind power project

Customer Moray West inks order for 60 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines; Service agreement included. Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the firm order for the delivery of 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine at the Moray West offshore wind power project. The wind turbines will have a capacity of 14.7 … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded firm order for 882 MW Scottish offshore wind power project

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RWE and ArcelorMittal intend to jointly build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities

RWE and steel producer ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities that will supply the renewable energy and green hydrogen required to produce low-emissions steel in Germany. The partnership centres on driving forward the production of carbon-neutral steel, with a plan … Continue reading RWE and ArcelorMittal intend to jointly build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities

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Only 20% of top global offshore asset owners are making full use of digitalisation

Despite the first offshore wind turbine being installed more than 30 years ago, and there being over 55GW of offshore wind capacity worldwide, currently just under 30% of UK offshore wind farms are implementing linked-up digital tools across their operation beyond relatively basic condition monitoring. It is high-time that the roll out of advanced digitalisation … Continue reading Only 20% of top global offshore asset owners are making full use of digitalisation

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German Offshore electricity for medium-sized industrial companies

The idea is as innovative as it is reasonable: RWE and Commerzbank plan to create a ‘Green Mittelstand Fund’ to give medium-sized industrial companies in Germany access to green electricity generated by offshore wind plants. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. The new fund will offer these companies … Continue reading German Offshore electricity for medium-sized industrial companies

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RWE wins long term service & maintenance agreement at Greater Gabbard

Following a recent competitive tender process RWE Renewables has been successful in winning the wind turbine service & maintenance agreement at the 140 turbine, 504MW  Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm. The 10 year agreement will commence in early 2023, taking the project through to planned end of life. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm is a … Continue reading RWE wins long term service & maintenance agreement at Greater Gabbard

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Vattenfall and Air Liquide sign long-term electricity supply agreement for offshore wind power

Air Liquide has signed its largest long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to date in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, for 115 MW or around 500 GWh per year, of renewable electricity from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid. This PPA comes in addition to a 100 GWh-PPA with Air Liquide announced in March 2021, expanding … Continue reading Vattenfall and Air Liquide sign long-term electricity supply agreement for offshore wind power

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Ørsted commits to restoring the Humber’s biodiversity with pioneering project in the UK

Ørsted, the world’s most sustainable energy company, is partnering with Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts to help restore the biodiversity around the Humber, a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England. The flagship project will invest more than GBP 2.5 million to restore parts of the Humber on an ambitious scale not … Continue reading Ørsted commits to restoring the Humber’s biodiversity with pioneering project in the UK

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Vattenfall invests in two offshore wind projects outside Gothenburg

Vattenfall is buying the majority share in two offshore wind projects off the coast of Gothenburg from wind power company Zephyr. Once fully developed, the projects are expected to generate 10.5 TWh of fossil-free electricity annually. The two wind projects, named Vidar and Poseidon, are located between 25 and 27 kilometers off the Swedish west … Continue reading Vattenfall invests in two offshore wind projects outside Gothenburg

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German Offshore electricity for medium-sized industrial companies

The idea is as innovative as it is reasonable: RWE and Commerzbank plan to create a ‘Green Mittelstand Fund’ to give medium-sized industrial companies in Germany access to green electricity generated by offshore wind plants. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. The new fund will offer these companies … Continue reading German Offshore electricity for medium-sized industrial companies

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Brazil registers 21.65 GW of wind power

Each GW with wind turbines is capable of supplying a city of 500,000 homes. This means that Brazil produces enough wind energy to supply the equivalent of more than 10.8 million homes. On this World Wind Day, celebrated on June 15, 2022, Brazil registers 21.65 gigawatts (GW) of supervised power in wind energy, that is, … Continue reading Brazil registers 21.65 GW of wind power

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ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The American Clean Power Association’s Josh Kaplowitz, VP of Offshore Wind, released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ocean Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm, New Jersey: “ACP applauds BOEM for advancing U.S. offshore wind with the publication of its Draft … Continue reading ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

Equinor and its partners Petoro, TotalEnergies, Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Troll and Oseberg fields, have initiated a study and are looking into possible options for building a floating offshore wind farm in the Troll area some 65 kilometres west of Bergen, Norway. With an installed capacity of about ~1 GW and an annual production … Continue reading Equinor and partners consider 1 GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Norway

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Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands will use a new type of wind turbine blades that can be recycled. The blades are made with a new type of resin which makes it easier to reclaim the different blade components. Last year, Vattenfall set the target to recycle all wind turbine blades … Continue reading Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

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Iberdrola starts the transfer to France of the offshore wind platforms built by Navantia-Windar

The first four structures left the Navantia shipyard in Fene (A Coruña) on Wednesday for their destination, off the coast of Brittany, France •    The contract, the largest to date for Navantia-Windar in offshore wind energy, means more than 1,000 jobs in Galicia and Asturias  •    The Saint-Brieuc wind farm, with almost 500 MW, will … Continue reading Iberdrola starts the transfer to France of the offshore wind platforms built by Navantia-Windar

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RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

To mark Global Wind Day, RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable companies, has launched its educational hub designed to make learning about floating wind interactive and accessible to all. Floating wind technology presents an opportunity to harness the untapped potential of deep water coastal areas such as those off the coast of Wales in … Continue reading RWE launches floating wind virtual classroom

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Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

The two companies come together to develop floating wind steel semi substructures that aim to accelerate technology development for floating offshore wind, enable cost reductions and develop local value opportunities. The strategic collaboration between Equinor as a leading floating offshore wind developer and Technip Energies as a leading supplier of floating offshore wind substructures, was … Continue reading Equinor and Technip Energies enter strategic collaboration for floating wind turbines

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