Category Archives: offshore

Offshore wind energy and fisheries

Can fisheries and offshore wind turbines co-exist? This was the title of an event organised by the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH). The answer to this question, of course, is yes – but the happy coexistence of offshore wind power and fisheries require specific conditions. European institutions now need to connect stakeholders and provide … Continue reading Offshore wind energy and fisheries

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Ørsted is the world’s most sustainable company

Renewable energy company Ørsted is the world’s most sustainable company according to the Global 100 ranking announced today. Having completed a fundamental business transformation from fossil fuels to renewables over the past decade, Ørsted urges all countries and companies to reduce their carbon emissions to help limit global warming to 1.5C. The global leader in offshore wind energy … Continue reading Ørsted is the world’s most sustainable company

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United Kingdom bets on wind energy

United Kingdom, world champion of offshore wind energy, has made the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality and wants to quadruple its capacity to generate this type of electricity by 2030. Thanks to its windswept territories in the North Sea “it is easier to capture offshore wind power in the … Continue reading United Kingdom bets on wind energy

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE awarded a multi-million dollar project with EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to design, supply, construct, and commission substations. The deal brings together collaborative expertise to flexibly deliver significant efficiencies to EDF Renewables and ESB. The wind power project will help deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes. GE … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

Japan’s leading power provider took its first major step in developing Asia’s promising wind energy market with the completion of Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm. JERA, a joint venture between utilities Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and Chubu Electric Power, owns 32.5% of the Formosa 1 wind farm off northwestern Taiwan, slated to begin … Continue reading Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

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Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

Within a short period of time, Taiwan has emerged as a leading offshore wind power market in East Asia due to its ideal conditions for wind energy and the government’s commitment to developing the industry. In January 2018, the offshore wind energy target was increased to 5.5GW by 2025, and Taiwan continues to ride the … Continue reading Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

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From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election on Saturday 11 January, we are more confident than ever that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in the energy transition, both in Asia and globally. Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies under a clear vision for a clean energy future from the DPP … Continue reading From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

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World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

Located off the east coast of Britain, the wind farm called Hornsea One is expected to make enough wind energy to power one million UK homes. According to Orsted, the Danish energy company that built the farm, a single rotation of one turbine will be able to power an average home for a full day. … Continue reading World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland. Petrofac has already started early … Continue reading Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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219 MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm has begun delivering wind power to the Belgian grid

219 MW offshore wind farm features MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines. The wind power project’s first commissioned wind turbine began generating power over the weekend. The wind farm, being developed by Parkwind, is expected to be fully operational by the summer. It comprises 23 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW wind turbines. Northwester 2 will supply just … Continue reading 219 MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm has begun delivering wind power to the Belgian grid

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Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is  located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany. “The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019. Now its smaller neighbour Albatros is also producing … Continue reading Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

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Ørsted’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands

Ørsted has started constructing its first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands by installing the first foundations at the 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, marking an important milestone for the project. Henrik Egholm, EPC Director for Borssele 1 & 2, says: “It’s great that the installation has started now, according to plan. … Continue reading Ørsted’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands

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MHI Vestas selects Port of Roenne for Pre-Assembly and Shipment Activities

MHI Vestas has selected Port of Roenne at Bornholm for pre-assembly and shipment of the company’s offshore wind turbine components for Arcadis Ost 1, an offshore wind project scheduled for installation in Rugen by 2022. In early June 2022, MHI Vestas will install 27 V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for the offshore wind park, Arcadis … Continue reading MHI Vestas selects Port of Roenne for Pre-Assembly and Shipment Activities

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Public consultation for two offshore wind energy projects in Ceará

The public consultation opens space for two offshore wind poweer projects. Ceará already has two proposals under study on offshore wind energy: one wind farm to install wind turbines in Caucaia and another in Camocim. Brazil does not yet have active offshore wind farms. Opening a public consultation for the license of offshore wind farms … Continue reading Public consultation for two offshore wind energy projects in Ceará

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Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

Dominion Energy selects Siemens Gamesa for USA’s largest offshore wind energy project.  Installations of Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines expected to be completed by end of 2026. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named as the preferred turbine supplier for the massive 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Virginia Offshore Wind project in the USA. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

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Wind energy set a new record of 26.5% for December 2019’s generation in the UK

In 2010, Great Britain generated 75% of its electricity from coal and natural gas. But by the end of the decade, these fossil fuels accounted for just 40%, with coal generation collapsing from the decade’s peak of 41% in 2012 to under 2% in 2019. The near disappearance of coal power – the second most … Continue reading Wind energy set a new record of 26.5% for December 2019’s generation in the UK

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Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

Renewable energy’s share of Germany’s overall power supply mix rose by 5.4 percentage points last year to 46%, data from Europe’s biggest state-funded research and development service showed.  Europe’s biggest economy is aiming for renewables to provide 65% of its power mix by 2030. It says it will abandon nuclear energy by 2022 and is … Continue reading Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

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WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

The first platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, after being successfully connected on 31st December, is able to supply to the grid in Portugal the energy generated by its 8,4 MW wind turbine, the world’s largest installed on a floating platform.  The commissioning of this floating wind farm contributes towards the diversification of energy … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

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India identifies offshore wind energy potential of 70,000 MW along Gujarat, Tamil Nadu coasts

India has planned to develop the first offshore wind energy project of 1 GW capacity off the coast of Gujarat. India has an estimated offshore wind energy potential to generate around 70,000 Megawatt (MW) power, most of that identified in coastal Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). … Continue reading India identifies offshore wind energy potential of 70,000 MW along Gujarat, Tamil Nadu coasts

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