Category Archives: offshore

Philippines makes move into offshore wind energy

The Philippines has taken first steps into the offshore wind power sector with plans to develop 1.2 GW, according to an international consortium that said it’s been given the go-ahead to advance wind farm projects there. Triconti ECC, an alliance between Swiss, German and local players, claimed the Philippines department of energy gave it “exclusive … Continue reading Philippines makes move into offshore wind energy

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Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

Iberdrola announced plans for two floating wind power demonstration projects, including a 10-MW-plus pilot in Norway. In Norway, Iberdrola is leading an international consortium that includes France’s EDFand Germany’s DNV-GL, among others, to test a wind turbine at the Met Centre. The so-called FLAGSHIP project will rely on the OO-Star Wind Floater, which is a … Continue reading Iberdrola preps for floating wind energy demos in Norway, Spain

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Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Energy Project in Canada

NaiKun Wind Energy company has entered into an agreement to sell the NaiKun Offshore Wind Farm – a project in early stages of development – located in the Hecate Strait off the coast of British Columbia, Canada to Northland Power. NaiKun said Monday that Northland, being a global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable infrastructure, … Continue reading Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Energy Project in Canada

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Ørsted provides COVID-19 update

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, we activated our Corporate Crisis Management Organisation, which is headed by the Executive Committee and chaired by CEO Henrik Poulsen, to steer Ørsted through the unfolding global crisis.  Our first priority is the health and well-being of our employees and their families and the communities we are a part of. … Continue reading Ørsted provides COVID-19 update

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MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., Ltd. (TLC) has today finalised a sub-supplier contract with MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for wind turbines to be delivered in upcoming Taiwanese wind farm projects. Building upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed in March 2018, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional contract with TLC for blade manufacturing … Continue reading MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has been awarded a contract to transport and install wind turbines selected for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms (CFXD) in Taiwan. The contract for the transportation and installation of MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9.5MW wind turbines has been awarded by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering in Taiwan. The Brave … Continue reading Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

Progress continues on Australia’s ground-breaking 2GW Star of the South offshore wind energy farm, with contracts signed for the design of the project’s onshore transmission network and grid connection. Star of the South said via LinkedIn that it has appointed WSP in Australia to help design the project’s onshore grid integration system – the all-important … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

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Total Signs Agreement for Floating Offshore Wind power Project in the U.K.

Total, a company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity, has signed an agreement with the developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire an 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project Erebus located in the Celtic Sea, in Wales. The project will have a 96 MW capacity and will be installed in … Continue reading Total Signs Agreement for Floating Offshore Wind power Project in the U.K.

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Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

The global offshore wind power industry installed a record 6.1 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2019, bringing total capacity to 29 GW. Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind turbines, accounting for 59 per cent of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41 per cent. China … Continue reading Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

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An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

By 2025, Munich plans to be the first metropolis in the world to be entirely self-sufficient in renewable energy – thanks to the power of offshore wind energy. One of the most important economic centers in Germany has taken a leap into the future with what could be a tremendously important benchmark for energy use … Continue reading An offshore wind farm changes Munich’s energy mix

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TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated (TEPCO), the largest power company in Japan, and Ørsted A/S (Ørsted), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, announced today that they have agreed to establish a joint venture company, Choshi Offshore Wind Farm K.K., with the intention of working towards a joint bid in the Choshi-city offshore wind promotion … Continue reading TEPCO and Ørsted agree to establish a joint venture company for offshore wind energy in Choshi

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Ørsted and Good Energy Extend Westermost Rough Co-Op

Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which the UK company will source power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further three years. The agreement continues to secure 12% of the output of the 210MW wind farm located 8km off the Yorkshire coast … Continue reading Ørsted and Good Energy Extend Westermost Rough Co-Op

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German offshore wind energy can deliver at least 20 GW by 2030

On March 13th the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will discuss with industry representatives how to deliver the planned new 20 GW target for offshore wind by 2030. Germany has gone slow in its build-out of offshore wind. Germany now has an opportunity to put offshore wind back on track. They could comfortably … Continue reading German offshore wind energy can deliver at least 20 GW by 2030

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EDF to carry out offshore wind energy project in China

China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) reported that it has signed an agreement with French energy giant EDF Group to jointly develop an offshore wind farm in east China’s Jiangsu province. The joint venture wind turbines project has a total investment of 7.9 billion yuan ($ 1.13 billion) and is the first of its kind … Continue reading EDF to carry out offshore wind energy project in China

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Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

Greg Alvarez We’ve talked a lot in this space about offshore wind’s potential benefits, from job creation to supply chain opportunities and harnessing a new clean energy source next to many of the country’s largest population centers. Now, a first-of-its-kind report measures just how big offshore wind’s windfall could be. New jobs by the thousands … Continue reading Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

The U.S. offshore wind energy industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the new report, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In addition to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power, AWEA estimates that developing 30,000 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

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ABB picked for Japanese wind turbine installation jack-up

ABB advanced power and control systems have been chosen for a giant self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) under construction for Japan’s Shimizu Corporation by shipbuilder Japan Marine United. According to Shimizu, the vessel represents an investment of 50 billion yen, about $477 million. It will have an overall width of 50 m, a length … Continue reading ABB picked for Japanese wind turbine installation jack-up

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Iberdrola increases offshore wind energy ambition in France

Iberdrola, which already had 70% of the Ailes Marines wind power consortium, acquires 30% of the remaining capital from Avel Vor (RES and Caisse des Dépôts) in order to promote a 496 MW wind turbines project that will be launched in 2023 after an investment of almost 2.4 billion euros.Iberdrola, which has a 12.4 GW … Continue reading Iberdrola increases offshore wind energy ambition in France

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Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauds leaders in the Assembly for supporting the measure, which will drive substantial clean energy investments across Virginia. In particular, AWEA thanks Delegate Sullivan and Senator McClellan for their sponsorship of the bill, along with Senator Lucas, Senator Mason, and Delegate Hayes for their forward-thinking emphasis on transitioning Virginia … Continue reading Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

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First steps of offshore wind energy in Brazil

Brazil’s environmental regulator, Ibama, will hold the first public hearing next week to discuss the impact of an offshore wind power project. The 576 MW Caucaia wind farm initiative, in the state of Ceará, was presented by the Italian company BI Energia. The project includes 59 wind turbines that could supply around 30% of Ceará’s … Continue reading First steps of offshore wind energy in Brazil

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