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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan delivers first power

First power from Zhong Neng, a 300 MW offshore wind project off the coast of Changhua County in Taiwan, marks a significant step towards on-schedule completion of the project later in 2024. The Zhong Neng offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”) through its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (“CI IV”) and … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan delivers first power

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Negative bidding continues to burden offshore wind development

Germany and the Netherlands have recently issued the results of their latest offshore wind auction. They awarded a total capacity of 6.5 GW. That’s good for Europe’s energy transition. But the auction design in both countries included negative bidding. This puts unnecessary additional pressure on offshore wind developers – with adverse consequences for the wider … Continue reading Negative bidding continues to burden offshore wind development

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Are bats and wind turbines a viable cocktail at sea?

Understanding the big picture when it comes to the movement of bats over the sea is important background knowledge. It will help wind farm operators to mitigate the risk of collisions between wind turbine blades and bats while also ensuring the generation of offshore renewable energy. Did you know that bats fly long distances across … Continue reading Are bats and wind turbines a viable cocktail at sea?

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RWE receives approvals for wind farm off the German North Sea coast

German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency issues planning approvals for the first phase of the 1.6-gigawatt Nordseecluster. Construction of Nordseecluster A with a capacity of 660 megawatts due to start in 2025 with full commissioning planned for early 2027. Nordseecluster B to add a further 900 megawatts of capacity from early 2029. Nordseecluster expected to … Continue reading RWE receives approvals for wind farm off the German North Sea coast

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Global Wind Industry and Japanese Government Chart Course for Accelerated Offshore Wind Growth

As momentum builds in Japan’s offshore wind energy sector, government leaders, industry figures, and civil society groups came together for a roundtable on accelerating sector progress, jointly convened by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Ocean Energy Pathway (OEP). This roundtable featured 65 participants from government, representing the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry … Continue reading Global Wind Industry and Japanese Government Chart Course for Accelerated Offshore Wind Growth

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Middle East has around 1,400 GW of offshore wind power potential

Significant investments are needed to unlock the potential 1,400 gigawatts of offshore wind in the Middle East and North Africa.In its latest report, the World Wind Energy Council said Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt and Oman could lead the way in developing this sector, which is still at a nascent stage as offshore activities in the … Continue reading Middle East has around 1,400 GW of offshore wind power potential

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ACP Statement on Sunrise Offshore Wind Milestone

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Orsted’s Sunrise offshore wind project located 30 miles east of Montauk Point, New York: “The approval of the Sunrise Wind … Continue reading ACP Statement on Sunrise Offshore Wind Milestone

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TotalEnergies wins new contract to develop 1.5 GW of offshore wind in Germany

TotalEnergies, as shareholder of Offshore Wind One GmbH, has been awarded the maritime concession N-11.2 by the German Federal Network Agency, following auctions held in Germany. Located in the North Sea, around 120 kilometers north-west of the German island of Heligoland, concession N-11.2 (1.5 GW) covers an area of around 156 square kilometers. This success … Continue reading TotalEnergies wins new contract to develop 1.5 GW of offshore wind in Germany

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Sunrise Wind receives final approval from US Department of the Interior

Sunrise Wind, New York’s largest offshore wind project, has received approval of its construction and operations plan (COP) from the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is the final permit needed from the federal agency to move the project towards the start of offshore construction. With a capacity of … Continue reading Sunrise Wind receives final approval from US Department of the Interior

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First wind turbine installed at Borkum Riffgrund 3, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm

The first wind turbine has successfully been installed at the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. With an installed capacity of 913 MW, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in Germany once in operation. Borkum Riffgrund 3 is also the first offshore wind farm to be awarded without subsidies in the world. This has primarily … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Borkum Riffgrund 3, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm

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French auction results are not the new benchmark for floating wind in Europe

Last month France published the results of its 250 MW floating offshore wind auction off South Brittany (AO5). The winning bid was awarded at €86/MWh – a record-low for floating offshore wind. But Governments must not think this is a new benchmark for floating wind development in Europe. On 15 May France published the results … Continue reading French auction results are not the new benchmark for floating wind in Europe

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Vestas signs agreement with Vattenfall and BASF for Nordlicht offshore wind projects in the German North Sea

Vestas has secured a conditional agreement to supply 112 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for Vattenfall and BASF’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind projects, as previously disclosed in Vestas’ company announcement 10/2024 of June 13, 2024. Also within the scope of the contract is a 5-year service and warranty agreement followed by an operational support … Continue reading Vestas signs agreement with Vattenfall and BASF for Nordlicht offshore wind projects in the German North Sea

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Strong 2023 offshore wind growth (10,8 GW) as industry sets course for record-breaking decade

Offshore wind power is poised for truly global growth after 2023 saw the second-highest annual installations as well as key policy developments that set the foundations for accelerated expansion of the industry over the next decade. Download the Global Offshore Wind Report 2024 In 2023, despite the macroeconomic challenges faced by the sector in some … Continue reading Strong 2023 offshore wind growth (10,8 GW) as industry sets course for record-breaking decade

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Vestas secures 660 MW order for Nordseecluster A offshore wind power project in Germany

Vestas has received a firm order for RWE’s 660 MW Nordseecluster A offshore wind farm in Germany, ref. The Nordseecluster is being implemented in two phases: Nordseecluster A and B. For the first phase of the project, Vestas will supply 44 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines and is responsible for the supply, delivery and commissioning of … Continue reading Vestas secures 660 MW order for Nordseecluster A offshore wind power project in Germany

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Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for an offshore wind project with a capacity of more than 1 GW in northern Europe

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a two-phase offshore wind project in Northern Europe with a capacity above Vestas’ current disclosure threshold of 1 GW. When the agreement results in firm and unconditional orders, Vestas will disclose them in accordance with the company’s disclosure policy.

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2.5 GW Mareld Floating Offshore Wind farm in Sweden receives positive recommendation from County Board

The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland has proposed that the Government approve Freja Offshore’s application to build the Mareld floating offshore wind farm, subject to certain adaptations. Freja Offshore welcomes the announcement, which is a crucial step in delivering the wind farm into commercial operation. Freja Offshore applied to build the 2.5 GW Mareld … Continue reading 2.5 GW Mareld Floating Offshore Wind farm in Sweden receives positive recommendation from County Board

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The potential of floating wind energy in southern Europe

The folks at Aegir Insights always bring interesting maps and analytics about the offshore wind market. After the impressive results of the 250 MW French offshore wind auction, with a PPA of €86/MWh indexed, Aegir Insights wonders which will be the next markets and areas in southern Europe. The following map shows the areas of … Continue reading The potential of floating wind energy in southern Europe

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Ørsted invests in battery energy storage system co-located with Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has taken final investment decision on a battery energy storage system, which will provide stability to the UK energy supply and reduce price volatility. The Tesla battery energy storage system will be installed on the same site as the onshore converter station for Ørsted’s Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm in Swardeston, near Norwich, Norfolk, … Continue reading Ørsted invests in battery energy storage system co-located with Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

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Canopy Offshore Wind Power Project off the Coast of Northern California

Survey work will inform safe, responsible project design. RWE has selected Argeo to lead survey work with sophisticated, proven technology including an autonomous underwater vehicle. Geo SubSea, Coastal 35, and Smultea Sciences to provide and train Protected Species Observers (PSOs) on Canopy survey vessels. RWE today announced the upcoming start of the site investigation survey … Continue reading Canopy Offshore Wind Power Project off the Coast of Northern California

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Vattenfall awarded IJmuiden Ver Beta offshore wind farm 

Zeevonk, a joint venture of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its Energy Transition Fund, and Vattenfall has been awarded a permit to build wind farm IJmuiden Ver Beta in the Netherlands. This 2 GW offshore wind project will include a 50MW floating offshore solar farm on site and a new electrolyser at the Port of … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Vattenfall awarded IJmuiden Ver Beta offshore wind farm 

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