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Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

Today Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its third-quarter of fiscal year 2017 results [1] (from April to June 2017). During this period, the company has accelerated its integration programme. The announced synergies of €230 million are now the ‘minimum’ and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than previously … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

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Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall and German communal company Stadtwerke München have successfully completed the construction and officially inaugurated the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm this week, making way for enough clean electricity for 400,000 German households. This past Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially inaugurated the 288 megawatt (MW) Sandbank offshore wind farm, located 90 kilometres … Continue reading Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

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Germany expects 900 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2017

Germany connected 626 megawatts (MW) of newly built offshore wind capacity to power grids in the first six months of this year and expects to see total installations of 900 MW in the full year, five industry groups said in a joint statement on Thursday. The installed total is now 4,729 MW and if 900 … Continue reading Germany expects 900 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2017

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World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

The first of five turbines for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm has now sailed away from Stord in Norway to its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced that it had acquired a 25% stake in the Hywind Scotland project during … Continue reading World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

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ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies … Continue reading ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

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Siemens receives major order from TenneT for DolWin6 offshore grid connection

Siemens has received another order from the German-Dutch grid operator, TenneT TSO, for a grid connection for offshore wind power plants in the German waters of the North Sea. The company will supply the entire technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the “DolWin6” grid connection. The Spanish partner, Dragados Offshore S.A., is a leading general … Continue reading Siemens receives major order from TenneT for DolWin6 offshore grid connection

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Offshore wind power project Arkona within budget and schedule

The steelworks of the offshore distribution station for the planned Arkona wind farm in the Baltic Sea are now finished. It has been moved by transport barge from its previous dock in STX France’s shipyard to a dry dock. This so-called ‘keel-laying’ ceremony was commemorated by project partners E.ON, Statoil, and 50Hertz together with STX … Continue reading Offshore wind power project Arkona within budget and schedule

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Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

WindEurope and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) today agreed to work together to deliver the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition from 2-4 April 2019 in Bilbao. The conference and exhibition is the most important event in Europe for the wind industry and is one of the reference events of the association, with an average of 8,000 … Continue reading Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

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Dominion, DONG Seal Deal on Two Offshore Wind Turbines

Dominion Energy Virginia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DONG Energy, the world’s largest offshore wind-power company, to build two 6-megawatt turbines off the Virginia Beach coast — a critical step toward opening up 2,000 megawatts of off-shore wind to development. Dominion will own the $300 million project, while Dong has committed to … Continue reading Dominion, DONG Seal Deal on Two Offshore Wind Turbines

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Collaboration between Offshore Turbine Services Ltd and SeaZip Offshore Service BV

Offshore Turbine Services are pleased to report that in conjunction with Seazip Offshore Service BV, they are providing a CTV (Lieutenant P) for the construction of the Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm in Finland. This is the first collaboration between both companies and is proving to be highly successful as they both operate in same quality … Continue reading Collaboration between Offshore Turbine Services Ltd and SeaZip Offshore Service BV

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Apple to build second renewables-powered data centre in Denmark

Denmark has become the hottest destination for data centers lately, with some big tech companies flocking to the country. At the beginning of this year, Facebook announced plans for a data center in Denmark, its third outside the United States. Last month, it was reported that Google bought a 73.2-hectare plot in Denmark to built … Continue reading Apple to build second renewables-powered data centre in Denmark

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China’s top coal producer China Shenhua Energy has started building its first offshore wind power plant

China’s top coal producer China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd said on Friday it has started building its first offshore wind power plant with an installed capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) as part of its clean energy development strategy. The plant will generate 813.5 million kilowatt hour a year when connected to the grid, equivalent to … Continue reading China’s top coal producer China Shenhua Energy has started building its first offshore wind power plant

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Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

Massachusetts electric distribution companies and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) just issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for 400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy – the first request of its kind and a huge milestone of American offshore wind. The highly anticipated request follows a Massachusetts law passed last year calling … Continue reading Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

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Great Yarmouth in pole position for strategic wind farm investment

Vattenfall, the developer of two of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, is in talks with Peel Ports to invest in the port at Great Yarmouth, potentially creating well over a hundred jobs. The Swedish energy group is keen to locate its operations base for Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas at … Continue reading Great Yarmouth in pole position for strategic wind farm investment

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Wärtsilä to enhance the reliability of world’s largest offshore wind farm

The technology group Wärtsilä signed in January a contract with Babcock International Group plc to design and build a number of switchboards and distribution boards for the world’s first offshore reactive compensation station, a vital part of transmitting to shore the electricity produced sustainably by the offshore wind farm. The Hornsea Project One offshore wind … Continue reading Wärtsilä to enhance the reliability of world’s largest offshore wind farm

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James Fisher Subsea Excavation supporting client with multiple cable repairs at offshore wind farms

Subsea excavation experts James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is providing equipment and personnel to VBMS – specialists in subsea power cable installation and balance of plant maintenance in the renewables industry – for several concurrent projects. The company’s Twin R2000 spread, coupled with its patented water jetting system, … Continue reading James Fisher Subsea Excavation supporting client with multiple cable repairs at offshore wind farms

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Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar said its joint venture has reached a key milestone in the development of the world’s first commercial scale floating wind farm, which on completion will be sited off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. All five wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts, have been mated onto a … Continue reading Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

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Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

James Temple for MIT Technology Review:  Three tapered smokestacks tower above Morro Bay’s otherwise idyllic harbor, offering what some residents see as a “three-fingered salute” to this pretty seaside town along California’s Central Coast. The six-decade-old Dynegy natural-gas plant, which shut down in early 2014, continues to loom over the city because it would cost … Continue reading Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

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Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last … Continue reading Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

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Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

Crisis-driven Norwegian oil suppliers that turn towards rapidly growing offshore wind power market abroad are urged to invest in domestic market, newspaper Aftenposten reported Wednesday. While the companies use the golden opportunity to build offshore wind power parks abroad, there is a lack of interest for the industry development in the home country, the report … Continue reading Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

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