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Subsea UK highlights huge opportunities in offshore wind energy

Subsea UK has highlighted the huge opportunity for subsea companies to step-up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets at an event in Aberdeen on September 21 2017. Chaired by Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, the event welcomed speakers from SIEM Offshore Contractors, Ecosse Subsea Systems, DeepOcean, … Continue reading Subsea UK highlights huge opportunities in offshore wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will deliver its D8 platform for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France SAS, plans to deliver its 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast, namely Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, for a total of almost 1 GW. The direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens Gamesa’s … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will deliver its D8 platform for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport projects in France

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Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

The consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has chosen to buy 90 giant wind turbines from MHI Vestas. A final investment decision for the wind farm, in Britain’s North Sea, is likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020, it added. The 9.5 … Continue reading Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

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UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new windfarms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017 revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest CfD round, announced last week, DONG Energy, … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

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RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

Buoys equipped with acoustic recorders are used to evaluate the level of noise on wind farms in Germany. Calculation in real time, proposed by RTsys, has been very successful. A species of porpoise endemic to the German coast is very sensitive to sound waves, because this species mainly uses its hearing to position itself. In … Continue reading RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

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Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story: WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018. Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

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NaiKun Wind Energy Group forms strategic partnership with DONG Energy

The Board of Directors for NaiKun Wind Energy Group (NaiKun) executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DONG Energy to further advance its offshore wind project, proposed in Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. DONG Energy, based in Denmark with North American headquarters in Boston, owns and operates 22 offshore wind farms in … Continue reading NaiKun Wind Energy Group forms strategic partnership with DONG Energy

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Dong Energy signs LOI for offshore wind farm in Canada

Dong Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group plan to work together on the possible development of an offshore wind farm on Canada’s northeast coast, Dong Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a letter of intent (LOI) that gives Dong exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field offshore … Continue reading Dong Energy signs LOI for offshore wind farm in Canada

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Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

WindEurope welcomes the results of the latest UK Contract for Differences (CfD) auction announced today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where offshore wind submitted record bids of £57.50 per megawatt hour including the costs of grid connection.   The winning offshore wind projects – DONG Energy’s Hornsea 2, Innogy and Statkraft’s … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

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Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear power

The UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has released figures while auctioning for offshore winds. Two firms were willing to build offshore wind farms for a subsidy of 57.50 pounds per megawatt hour compared to the new nuclear plant that will be set up for 92.50 pounds per megawatt hour in 2022-23. The auction … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear power

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DONG Energy awarded contract to build world’s biggest offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK. At GBP 57,50MWh, the strike price for the Contract for Difference (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago, demonstrating the rapid … Continue reading DONG Energy awarded contract to build world’s biggest offshore wind farm

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EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded for 950 MW offshore wind power project in UK

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD)  for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract … Continue reading EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded for 950 MW offshore wind power project in UK

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UK-China projects to develop next generation of offshore wind energy

Researchers from the UK and China will collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies to enable the safe, secure, cheap and efficient provision of clean energy. The collaborative, multidisciplinary three-year-long projects will use environmental science, technology and engineering to tackle key challenges affecting the development of ORE … Continue reading UK-China projects to develop next generation of offshore wind energy

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Offshore wind farm developer commits to lasting North-east legacy with annual cash fund

A community fund scheme aimed at generating lasting legacies for North-east communities is being created by the developer behind the region’s pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Swedish energy group Vattenfall is to establish a community investment scheme by investing £150,000 every year for the operational life of the more than £300m offshore wind … Continue reading Offshore wind farm developer commits to lasting North-east legacy with annual cash fund

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Finland opens its first offshore wind farm

Last week marked a milestone as Finland opened its first ever offshore wind farm. The 42 MW Tahkoluoto wind farm was officially opened – ahead of schedule – by Finnish energy developer Suomen Hyötytuuli. The project first started with a demonstration project (the Pori pilot project) back in 2010. At that time, Siemens supplied a … Continue reading Finland opens its first offshore wind farm

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World’s first offshore wind farm dismantled by Dong Energy

Dong Energy has completed decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby off Denmark. The company has removed 11 Bonus 450kW turbines at the 26-year-old installation with blades, nacelles and towers being dismantled by a jack-up vessel. Dong said the concrete foundations were broken down on site, mainly by hydraulic demolition shears and … Continue reading World’s first offshore wind farm dismantled by Dong Energy

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Autumn 2017 will give us a number of key pointers of where the wind industry will be in the next decade

The new EU policy framework that will guide our industry post-2020 will be defined by the end of this year. The European Parliament and Member States have entered the crucial phase of negotiation on the EU’s “Clean Energy Package.” They will vote on their respective positions in November / December then start the final negotiations … Continue reading Autumn 2017 will give us a number of key pointers of where the wind industry will be in the next decade

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What next for the North Sea?

The North Sea has endured a turbulent few years with the fall in oil prices, brutal job cuts and the battle for an ever-declining pot of E&P investment capital. As many assets across the region reach maturity, decommissioning remains core to every conversation about “what next for the North Sea,” though rising costs and the … Continue reading What next for the North Sea?

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ABB to provide innovative energy storage solution for UK offshore wind energy

ABB has won an order from DONG Energy, the leading Denmark based sustainable energy group, to deliver a two megawatt (MW) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to support the integration and transmission of power from the Burbo Bank offshore windfarm near Liverpool, UK. The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation … Continue reading ABB to provide innovative energy storage solution for UK offshore wind energy

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Bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. offshore wind energy

Try, try again. That could be the motto for a handful of U.S. senators supporting tax incentives to boost development of offshore wind power. After being tabled in the last three legislative sessions, Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have once again introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act for the 2017-2018 session. … Continue reading Bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. offshore wind energy

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