Category Archives: offshore

Juan Virgilio Márquez: “European wind energy cannot compete in prices with the subsidized Chinese industry”

The climate emergency and the war in Ukraine (due to the desire not to depend on Russian gas) have accelerated the economic opportunities of renewable energies. And Spain, with sun, wind and a powerful industry, especially wind energy, takes advantage of its advances. But beyond the photos of political leaders with helmets and turbines, not … Continue reading Juan Virgilio Márquez: “European wind energy cannot compete in prices with the subsidized Chinese industry”

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Iberdrola installed a floating system on the coast of Brazil for offshore wind power studies

Protagonist of the energy transition in Brazil, Neoenergia, took an important step to advance studies on the development of offshore wind energy generation. The company has just installed the floating LiDAR sensor (acronym in English for Light Detection and Ranging) to collect data on wind and sea characteristics in an area on the north coast … Continue reading Iberdrola installed a floating system on the coast of Brazil for offshore wind power studies

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13 Organizations Urge Atlantic States to Move Forward with Planning and Solicitations for Offshore Transmission Systems

As the development of offshore wind projects continues to increase across the U.S., a letter signed by 13 clean energy and environmental organizations was sent to policymakers in coastal Atlantic states today, requesting the states complete the necessary planning and solicitation for offshore transmission systems to support the industry’s long-term growth. The groups urge these states to … Continue reading 13 Organizations Urge Atlantic States to Move Forward with Planning and Solicitations for Offshore Transmission Systems

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Baltic Sea countries pledge closer collaboration to secure critical offshore wind energy infrastructure

The Energy Ministers of 8 Baltic Sea countries – Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden agreed the Vilnius Declaration, pledging closer collaboration to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region. This comes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and various acts of sabotage to energy infrastructure in the Baltic … Continue reading Baltic Sea countries pledge closer collaboration to secure critical offshore wind energy infrastructure

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Renewable energy giants join forces for Celtic Sea floating wind power

EDF Renewables UK, ESB and Reventus Power have collaborated on the Gwynt Glas floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, with the aim of boosting wind energy production. EDF Renewables UK, Irish company ESB and global investor Reventus Power have teamed up to develop the Gwynt Glas floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic … Continue reading Renewable energy giants join forces for Celtic Sea floating wind power

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Iberdrola’s Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm named Climate Change Project of the Year

This offshore wind farm, developed by Avangrid, is under construction off the coast of Massachusetts, and already deluvers clean energy to 30,000 homes and businesses in the region. This is thanks to the five turbines that came into operation in the first quarter of the year. Vineyard Wind 1 is the first large-scale offshore wind project in … Continue reading Iberdrola’s Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm named Climate Change Project of the Year

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Record Year for Wind Power in 2023

The year 2023 ended with a new record for new wind turbine installations: In total, the world added 116’065 Megawatt of new capacity within one year, more than ever before. According to preliminary statistics published today by the World Wind Energy Association, global wind power capacity has now passed one million Megawatt and has reached … Continue reading Record Year for Wind Power in 2023

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Ireland’s largest offshore wind power project off Wicklow coast will have ’60 to 75′ wind turbines

THE FINAL DESIGN of Ireland’s largest offshore wind project, which will be located off the Co Wicklow coast, is set to be revealed later today. Codling Wind Park will have between 60 and 75 turbines, down from previous estimates of 100, and it is anticipated that the development will generate 1,300 megawatts (MW) of clean … Continue reading Ireland’s largest offshore wind power project off Wicklow coast will have ’60 to 75′ wind turbines

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Bekaert joins TAILWIND Project to develop floating offshore wind mooring solutions

Floating offshore wind (FOW) can harness stronger and more consistent wind speeds compared to onshore and fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines. The TAILWIND Project will embrace sustainable-by-design principles to deliver advanced station-keeping technologies. The TAILWIND project, launched in January 2024, will deliver advanced station-keeping technologies, designed to maintain the position of floating offshore wind energy farms … Continue reading Bekaert joins TAILWIND Project to develop floating offshore wind mooring solutions

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RWE awarded Electricity Business Licence for the development of Seohae offshore wind farm

RWE has been awarded a 495-megawatt (MW) Electricity Business Licence (EBL) by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy of Korea to develop the Seohae offshore wind project, located approximately 45 kilometres off the coast of Taean County in South Korea’s Chungcheongnam Province. This licence grants RWE its first exclusive development rights for offshore wind … Continue reading RWE awarded Electricity Business Licence for the development of Seohae offshore wind farm

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Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in 2023

As every year, BloombergNEF has released its report “2023 Global Wind Turbine Market Shares” detailing the installation figures of wind turbines worldwide by manufacturer and their corresponding market shares. Please note, the figures refer to installations (indeed, they refer to commissioned turbines, i.e., those put into operation) and not orders. Just to clarify. Here are … Continue reading Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in 2023

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Iberdrola receives first clearance from Biden Administration for New England Wind projects

Iberdrola, through its US subsidiary Avangrid, has received ROD clearance from the Biden Administration for its New England offshore wind farm. The Federal Record of Decision (ROD) together with the Construction and Operations Plan Approval (COP), expected in 2024, represent an important milestone in the permitting for the construction of the future farm.  On February … Continue reading Iberdrola receives first clearance from Biden Administration for New England Wind projects

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ACP Statement on New England 1 and 2 Offshore Wind Record of Decision

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Record of Decision for Avangrid’s New England 1 (791 megawatts) and New England 2 (1,080 megawatts) offshore wind projects: “The Record of … Continue reading ACP Statement on New England 1 and 2 Offshore Wind Record of Decision

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OX2 and Ingka Investments offshore wind farm Aurora receives Natura 2000 permit

The County Administrative Board of Gotland has granted a Natura 2000 permit for the offshore wind farm Aurora that OX2 and Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, are developing outside the islands of Gotland and Öland in Sweden. If the government gives final approval, construction could start by 2028 … Continue reading OX2 and Ingka Investments offshore wind farm Aurora receives Natura 2000 permit

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Biden administration approves eighth offshore wind project

The Biden Administration has given the green light to its eighth offshore wind farm with the approval of the 2,600-megawatt New England Wind project located off Massachusetts. With approval, the Department of the Interior has given the green light to offshore wind projects with the potential to generate approximately 10 gigawatts of wind energy, enough … Continue reading Biden administration approves eighth offshore wind project

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Record investment in offshore wind marks strong growth

Offshore wind investment surged to a new high in 2023, according to BloombergNEF’s Renewable Energy Investment Tracker 1H 2024. The record comes despite rising costs and interest rates forcing some firms to delay or cancel projects last year. Global offshore wind investment reached a record $76.7 billion, jumping 79%. This offset the 17% year-on-year decline from the … Continue reading Record investment in offshore wind marks strong growth

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Equinor Establishes Major Union Partnership for New York’s First Offshore Wind Hub 

Empire Wind and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and Vicinity (BCTC) today announced the signing of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). The revitalized SBMT will play a key role in Equinor’s development of the Empire Wind offshore wind project as … Continue reading Equinor Establishes Major Union Partnership for New York’s First Offshore Wind Hub 

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Vattenfall to participate in the Dutch offshore wind tender IJmuiden Ver with ‘Zeevonk’

Vattenfall has decided to enter a bid for the sites, Alpha and Beta, of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver offshore wind tender. IJmuiden Ver consists of two sites, each with a 2 GW capacity. Plans for site Alpha focus on biodiversity criteria, while Beta is focused on system integration. With entering the bids, Vattenfall wants to … Continue reading Vattenfall to participate in the Dutch offshore wind tender IJmuiden Ver with ‘Zeevonk’

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ACP Statement on Empire Wind’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Project Labor Agreement

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after Equinor, union leaders, and elected officials from New York announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), which will support and serve as a staging area for … Continue reading ACP Statement on Empire Wind’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Project Labor Agreement

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RWE expands its UK offshore wind development portfolio by 4.2 gigawatts

Acquisition of the three Norfolk offshore wind projects from Vattenfall completedMajority of Vattenfall’s Norfolk team to join RWE to forge ahead with the development of the three projects off the East Anglian coast as part of RWE’s Growing Green investment and growth plansWell-advanced offshore wind projects with Norfolk Vanguard West and Norfolk Vanguard East having … Continue reading RWE expands its UK offshore wind development portfolio by 4.2 gigawatts

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