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Offshore wind energy development sees boom in Fujian

The world added 1.4 gW of installed offshore wind power capacity in 2010, up 110 percent year-on-year and accounting for 3.7 percent of the world’s total installed energy capacity. According to the International Energy Agency, wind energy will make the largest contribution to global renewable power by 2017, with China leading offshore wind power growth. … Continue reading Offshore wind energy development sees boom in Fujian

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Statoil, Statkraft Buys UK 560 MW Offshore Wind Energy Project

The wind farm is only 20 kilometers north east of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, another cooperation between Statoil and Statkraft. The Norwegian oil giant Statoil ASA (STO) has acquired the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project in the U.K. North Sea, together with Norwegian state-owned renewable company Statkraft, continuing their cooperation on renewable energy. … Continue reading Statoil, Statkraft Buys UK 560 MW Offshore Wind Energy Project

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Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

To build the wind farm, Samsung Heavy will construct 14 wind turbines with a capacity of 7 megawatts by the end of 2014 in shallow waters off the coast of the island’s Daejeong County. Commercial operations of those wind power plants will start in 2015. “The power farm on Jeju Island will be the nation’s … Continue reading Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

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The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm Will Protect Nantucket Sound

Because of its many environmental benefits, the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Nantucket Sound has won NRDC’s and many other national, regional and local environmental groups’ longstanding support. That project is cleared for take off and can create 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, jumpstarting the country’s nascent offshore wind industry. But the … Continue reading The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm Will Protect Nantucket Sound

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Offshore wind energy in Poland: Up to 10,000 MW of offshore wind power possible before 2030

The first offshore wind farm of several hundred MW in capacity may be constructed by 2019 at the earliest, according to PSEW’s expert Jaroslaw Pole. Poland’s firms could build between 6,000 MW and 10,000 MW of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea in the 2030 perspective, wind power lobby PSEW estimates. Some EUR 21 … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Poland: Up to 10,000 MW of offshore wind power possible before 2030

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Offshore Wind Energy Development Would Boost Economy

The development of 7 GW of offshore wind power projects in the Mid-Atlantic would create over 170,000 jobs in the region; increase the gross domestic product by 19 billion; and increase federal, state and local revenues by 4.6 billion, according to the study. The large-scale development of offshore wind power off the Mid-Atlantic coast would … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Development Would Boost Economy

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Map and Assess Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Resources on your iPad

Under the direction of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Timmons Group collaborated with researchers and scientists from the Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University and WeatherFlow Inc. to develop the Wind, Weather and Energy Viewer on the recently deployed Virginia Offshore Wind Website http://wind.jmu.edu/offshore. The Wind, Weather and Energy … Continue reading Map and Assess Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Resources on your iPad

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Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

Reuters is reporting that Deepwater Wind is working to build the first U.S. wind farm off Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind is racing to build the first U.S. offshore wind farm off Rhode Island and hopes to parlay that into a string of East Coast farms. The privately held U.S. wind power developer plans to begin … Continue reading Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

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Offshore wind energy, a massive boost for the economy

District council leader James Page warmly welcomed the announcement by E.ON that Newhaven Port would be used to support the Rampion Offshore Wind farm, subject to E.ON being granted a development consent order. Cllr Page said: “This is fantastic news for Newhaven and a tribute to the excellent work and vision of Newhaven Port and … Continue reading Offshore wind energy, a massive boost for the economy

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Wind energy would generate thousands of jobs in South Carolina

A report by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs details the extent of South Carolina’s wind-energy industry in 2012 and illustrates how the state’s financial landscape could look after development of an offshore wind farm. A wind farm off South Carolina’s coast could generate thousands of jobs and … Continue reading Wind energy would generate thousands of jobs in South Carolina

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Maine Wind Supply-Chain Shows Potential at National Offshore WINDPOWER Event

Maine Wind Industry Initiative is a supply chain development organization that provides wind energy development services to all Maine supply-chain categories. It identifies the capacity of the Maine industry and promotes those products and services nationally and globally. MWII also identifies resources, partners and suppliers for companies interested in doing business in the Northeast US. … Continue reading Maine Wind Supply-Chain Shows Potential at National Offshore WINDPOWER Event

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Vestas shifts offshore wind energy programme to 8 MW wind turbine

Vestas will reveal plans to upgrade its offshore wind power ambitions to focus on an 8MW wind turbine. The V164 platform was from the very beginning developed with a possible potential of increasing the turbine size. The progress in the technology development has now shown that an 8 MW version will offer lower cost of … Continue reading Vestas shifts offshore wind energy programme to 8 MW wind turbine

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Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

The consortium led by IBERDROLA and EOLE-RES has begun two geotechnical and geophysical feasibility campaigns on the site of the offshore wind project to be built in the bay of Saint Brieuc. These campaigns will specify the dimensioning and the design of the foundations and will confirm the method of installation of the future wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

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Senergy study shows UK could more than double its offshore wind energy targets

The findings reveal that the Government could not only surpass its aim of achieving 18GW of offshore wind generation connected to the grid by 2017 but that by 2020 there may be as much as 38GW connected. An evaluation of the UK’s offshore wind potential carried out by Senergy’s industry-leading renewable energy consultancy has shown … Continue reading Senergy study shows UK could more than double its offshore wind energy targets

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Iberdrola, Vattenfall Launch Development Of Offshore Wind Farm Complex

Iberdrola and Vattenfall say they have launched the preliminary development phase of an offshore wind power complex in East Anglia, U.K., that has the potential to deliver up to 7.2 GW of wind energy capacity. It has awarded the Scottish company Woods construction of two weather monitoring stations for its offshore wind power complex in … Continue reading Iberdrola, Vattenfall Launch Development Of Offshore Wind Farm Complex

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Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola, Vattenfall hand $30m East Anglia deal to Wood Group

It has awarded the Scottish company Woods construction of two weather monitoring stations for its offshore wind power complex in East Anglia, for 23 million euros. This offshore project will be built in British waters and will become one of the world’s largest wind power developments, with up to 7,200 MW. Iberdrola has started, together … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola, Vattenfall hand $30m East Anglia deal to Wood Group

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French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

The French government will launch an offshore wind power tender worth around 1GW by the end of the year, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault revealed at the weekend. He made the announcement during a government-hosted conference on the environment at which he and President Francois Hollande promised a plan to kick-start the renewables industry in France. … Continue reading French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

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Vattenfall inaugurates 150 MW Ormonde offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 150MW Ormonde offshore wind farm in waters off the coast of Cumbria, North West England. The facility consists of 30 5MW turbines supplied by German manufacturer REpower, subsidiary of Suzlon, and represents an investment of £500m. Around 33 per cent of the expenditure went to UK businesses. Construction at the … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates 150 MW Ormonde offshore wind farm

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Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) announced that it had submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop offshore wind power at three sites within Zone 1 of The Crown Estate’s Third Round of offshore wind licensing. The application for the outer Moray Firth, 22km (13.5 miles) from the Caithness coast has been … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

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France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

France’s government begins a review of the world’s most nuclear-dependent country’s energy policy on Friday (14 September), strongly in support of its small and ailing renewables sector in an effort to boost local jobs and growth. The French government will launch a second tender to build offshore wind parks on Sept. 16, followed by a … Continue reading France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

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