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GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

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GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind energy factory in China

GE Renewable Energy will open a new offshore wind energy factory and operation and development center in Guangdong province. The new factory will help GE Renewable Energy to serve the rapidly growing offshore wind power demand in the region and China. The new operation and development center will perform R&D activities and become GE’s regional … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind energy factory in China

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Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

On 10 July the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) held its annual Summer Day event, with a focus on offshore wind power in the Baltic. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told attendees that Poland couldn’t have picked a better time to ‘join the offshore wind party.’ He said that offshore wind costs have come down rapidly. According … Continue reading Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

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Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency announced that Vattenfall have won the tender to build and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

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New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

UK innovators are offered an opportunity for testing and demonstrating products and services for the offshore wind power market on one of the world’s most cutting-edge fossil-free energy projects. The jointly funded, three-year agreement between Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind energy, … Continue reading New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

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Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4. In September 2018, Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2. The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW wind energy combined and will become … Continue reading Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

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AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Laura Smith Morton this week to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the U.S. wind industry’s rapidly emerging offshore sector. In her new role as Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Wind, Morton takes the helm of AWEA’s offshore wind program during a crucial … Continue reading AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

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Equinor, KNOC and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop a 200 MW floating offshore wind farm

Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop to 200MW floating offshore wind farm 58 km off the coast of the city of Ulsan. The consortium recently held a signing ceremony in Ulsan, which is situated in the south-eastern region of South Korea for the Donghae 1 project. The … Continue reading Equinor, KNOC and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop a 200 MW floating offshore wind farm

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Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm have taken a step forward, with the project developers launching a labour market study to identify the capability of the Australian market to deliver what would be one of Australia’s largest renewable energy projects.The Star of the South wind farm, which is being pursued by the Danish fund … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

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Wind energy in Ireland

A Dublin-based renewable energy company is seeking a foreshore licence to assess the suitability of two offshore wind farm sites in Irish waters. SSE Renewables Ltd, of Red Oak South County Business Park, Leopardstown, has applied to the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government for permission to conduct a site investigation on 444 sq … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland

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Ornithology in novel bird study at Vattenfall offshore wind farm

The next phase of ground-breaking environmental research at a wind farm off the Scottish coast has begun after Vattenfall appointed Scottish and Danish specialists to carry out a bird study. The Edinburgh-based team of RPS Consulting and Danish-based DHI Group will deploy state of the art radar-camera-based digital technology on the European Offshore Wind Deployment … Continue reading Ornithology in novel bird study at Vattenfall offshore wind farm

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Inks Contract for Blade Materials in Taiwan

MHI Vestas confirmed a key localisation component today in Taiwan as it signed a contract with Swancor for the supply of materials used in blade manufacturing. The conditional agreement, signed today at a press event in Taipei, is the second for MHI Vestas in Taiwan following the contract for local tower production signed in October … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Inks Contract for Blade Materials in Taiwan

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Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

Virginia’s first offshore wind energy project began construction Monday morning at an unexpected place: onshore. Eventually, two massive turbines will be erected by Danish company Ørsted Energy 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach as part of Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. But the July 1 groundbreaking for the project focused on … Continue reading Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

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Dutch Climate Agreement sets ambitious targets for wind energy and CO2 reductions

The Dutch Climate Agreement announced today sets ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030 and foresees significant further growth in onshore and offshore wind power. The Netherlands aims to cut CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030, a significant increase over its 2020 goal of 25%. The Agreement also fixes volumes for the expansion of wind energy … Continue reading Dutch Climate Agreement sets ambitious targets for wind energy and CO2 reductions

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How will Europe’s offshore wind energy supply chain meet growing demand?

On 24 June, WindEurope hosted its first Offshore Supply Chain Workshop. Over 60 experts gathered at the WindEurope office in Brussels to discuss the main obstacles to the rapid and optimal development of the industry in Europe. Offshore wind power will be a key factor in the decarbonisation of the EU economy and energy system … Continue reading How will Europe’s offshore wind energy supply chain meet growing demand?

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Offshore wind power tax credit extension will jumpstart US industry

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy. The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America, as energy developers prepare to start construction … Continue reading Offshore wind power tax credit extension will jumpstart US industry

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Global Offshore Wind Power Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

New GWEC Market Intelligence Report shows offshore wind energy sector has grown 21% average each year since 2013, taking total to 23 GW installed capacity globally. GWEC sees potential for sector to install additional capacity of 200GW by 2030 under its upside scenario and 190 GW of capacity under business-as-usual scenario. Asian offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Power Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

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Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

Obayashi Corporation to join upcoming auctions under the 2018 law promoting offshore wind in Japan with project reaching up to 455 MW in Akita prefecture Preferred supplier agreement for the projectincludes use of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine, together with a long-term Service agreement. Commercial operation date planned from 2024 onwards Additional MoU signed to promote benefits to the local society throughout the project, with focus on safety during installation and maintenance operations All deliveries … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

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World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

Both components will be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s site in Blyth. GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-meter long blade will be shipped to the UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-metre long blade will be … Continue reading World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

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Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

The company will install SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind energy project; Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, exceeding localization requirements. Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin Fong partnership to be used. Offshore … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

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