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Ørsted secure funding for renewable hydrogen project WESTKÜSTE 100 in Germany

Today, the partners of the WESTKÜSTE 100 project received funding confirmation from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as the first large-scale hydrogen project in Germany within the Reallabor (real-world laboratory) framework. Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO, Ørsted Offshore: “The funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economíc Affairs and … Continue reading Ørsted secure funding for renewable hydrogen project WESTKÜSTE 100 in Germany

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Latvia and Estonia plan joint wind energy project in Gulf of Riga

Estonia and Latvia have signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to the two Baltic countries jointly developing an up to 1GW offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Latvia and Estonia plan to raise EU funding for a joint wind farm project in the Gulf of Riga, LETA was told at the … Continue reading Latvia and Estonia plan joint wind energy project in Gulf of Riga

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Japan aims for 10 GW offshore wind energy capacity by 2030

The Japan Wind Power Association said Thursday it aims to expand the country’s installed offshore wind power capacity to 10 gigawatts (GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040. Offshore wind power currently provides only a small fraction of Japan’s electricity supply, but will grow after a law, the Offshore Wind Power Promotion Act, went … Continue reading Japan aims for 10 GW offshore wind energy capacity by 2030

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Resilient wind energy industry delivers 17% of Europe’s electricity

The new WindEurope publication “The Impact of COVID-19 on Europe’s wind sector” analyses how the ongoing pandemic affected new installations, auction schedules, financing and electricity production in the first half of 2020. While the wind energy industry experienced dis­ruptions in the first semester, wind turbines installation levels were comparable to previous years and financing for … Continue reading Resilient wind energy industry delivers 17% of Europe’s electricity

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Combined offshore wind energy and hydrogen project wins Dutch Hollandse Kust Noord tender

Hollandse Kust Noord is one of three offshore wind power areas chosen by the Dutch government to be developed by 2023, as part of the country’s Energy Agreement for sustainable growth. The total surface area of the wind farm site within this zone is approximately 125 km2. Hollandse Kust Noord consists of two wind farm … Continue reading Combined offshore wind energy and hydrogen project wins Dutch Hollandse Kust Noord tender

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Shell, Eneco Wins 750 MW offshore Wind power Tender

A consortium of Shell and Eneco has triumphed in the latest subsidy free Dutch offshore wind auction, securing the right to build the 759MW Hollandse Kust North project. The CrossWind joint venture will install 69 wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa, each with a capacity of 11MW and a rotor diameter of 200 metres, according to … Continue reading Shell, Eneco Wins 750 MW offshore Wind power Tender

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American Wind Energy Association Comments on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) yesterday filed comprehensive comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind, the ?rst utility-scale offshore wind project in American federal waters. The full comments can be found here. AWEA today also issued the following statement:  “We urge BOEM to move … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Comments on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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The Offshore Wind Energy Podcast

Offshore wind power is one of the world’s fastest growing energy sources, with strong year on year growth expected across the next few decades. Many nations are banking on offshore wind to play a major role in reaching their decarbonization and sustainability targets and helping their economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis.  On the technology … Continue reading The Offshore Wind Energy Podcast

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East Anglia reaches major milestone with wind farm completion

East Anglia has cemented its position as a major centre for renewable energy with the completion of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm – an incredible achievement, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 102 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines – situated 43km off the Suffolk coast – are now fully operational, with the capacity to … Continue reading East Anglia reaches major milestone with wind farm completion

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Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms that the final of three V164 8.4 MW wind turbines is now generating power to the Portuguese grid. The third and final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine installed on Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat floating platform has now completed testing at the WindFloat Atlantic project site, and is generating clean, renewable wind … Continue reading Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

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Offshore Wind Power Now So Cheap It Could Pay Money Back to Consumers – Pivotal to Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

The latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could reduce household energy bills by producing electricity very cheaply. Renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore wind and solar farms, have so far been subsidised by government support schemes. This has led to some to complain that clean energy is pushing … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power Now So Cheap It Could Pay Money Back to Consumers – Pivotal to Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

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Shanghai Electric Shares China’s Wind Power Market Outlook in talk with Bloomberg NEF

With China’s first 8MW offshore wind turbine featuring “black start” technology entered its service recently, Shanghai Electric (SHA:601727/HK:02727) had an opportunity with BloombergNEF to share its strategy and insights into China’s wind power market, as well as the company’s development in delivering the wind energy systems with higher reliability, robustness and stability for a more secure, sustainable … Continue reading Shanghai Electric Shares China’s Wind Power Market Outlook in talk with Bloomberg NEF

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Rhode Island Targets 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

Rhode Island has embarked on its goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Getting there is a work in progress, but the target will likely be reached without doing much outside of existing renewable-energy initiatives and hoping that offshore wind development reaches critical mass. Based on an Office of Energy Resources PowerPoint presentation … Continue reading Rhode Island Targets 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

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The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

The last platform of WindFloat Atlantic has been connected to the grid and the windfarm has been fully commissioned.The three units are now supplying the Portuguese electrical grid with the energy generated by their 8.4 MW wind turbines, the world’s largest turbines ever installed on a floating platform.The commissioning of this floating wind farm is … Continue reading The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

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California offshore wind power auction could begin in 2021

Adam Stern, executive director of the Menlo Park, CA-based trade association, Offshore Wind California, told AJOT that “progress has been made in the federal approval process” conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) so that auctions of offshore wind sites, “may begin in 2021.” Three prospective offshore sites are: Morro Bay Diablo Canyon … Continue reading California offshore wind power auction could begin in 2021

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AWEA Recognizes House Rules Committee for NDAA leadership

American Wind Energy Association Recognizes House Rules Committee for its leadership on National Defense Authorization Act and Jones Act.The House Rules Committee convened to consider expanding the Jones Act, the federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States, to cover construction at sea and potentially require U.S.-flagged installation vessels to service offshore wind … Continue reading AWEA Recognizes House Rules Committee for NDAA leadership

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New Jersey aims for 2.4 GW more offshore wind power

New Jersey is considering up to 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy in its second request. In a draft application guide for its second offshore wind application, the New Jersey Public Utilities Board (NJBPU) is planning a bidding round from 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW with wind turbines. The draft of the second application guidance … Continue reading New Jersey aims for 2.4 GW more offshore wind power

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Japan seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects

Japan is preparing new rules and a support framework that seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects with wind turbines in 30 locations by the end of the next decade. According to a study by the analysis firm GlobalData, the new policy plans three or four wind farm projects each year with a total generation … Continue reading Japan seeks to boost offshore wind energy projects

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Offshore Wind Turbine Market to witness steady growth of 18% during 2020-2026

According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, the offshore wind turbine market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $7 billion to over $21 billion by 2026, gaining remarkable traction over the 2020 to 2026 period. The offshore wind turbine market is anticipated to witness … Continue reading Offshore Wind Turbine Market to witness steady growth of 18% during 2020-2026

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Saipem awarded several new offshore wind energy contracts for a total value exceeding 90 million euros

Saipem has been awarded new offshore wind power contracts, for wind farm projects currently under development off the coasts of England, Scotland and France, for a total value of over 90 million euros. Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms, a joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables, has awarded a contract to Saipem for the transportation … Continue reading Saipem awarded several new offshore wind energy contracts for a total value exceeding 90 million euros

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