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Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

The offer was put forward through its subsidiary Vineyard Wind and would mean putting 1,300 MW off offshore wind energy into operation. Iberdrola, through Vineyard Wind, has taken part with its Liberty Wind project in the second auction of wind power held by New York State. Specifically, this development would entail putting into operation a … Continue reading Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

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China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

From its first 102 MW Donghai Bridge Wind Farm near Shanghai commissioned in 2010, China has since been busy building swathes of turbines at sea with nearly 7 GW of capacity already installed as of December 2019. While China is considered a late bloomer in the offshore wind industry, it is expected to surpass offshore … Continue reading China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

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GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

GE’s prototype to undergo a series of tests at 13 MW power output to obtain its type certificate in the coming months.The uprated 13 MW version will continue to feature 107-meter long blades and 220-meter rotor, and will be able to generate 4% more energy than before.Haliade-X technology has already been selected for 4.8 GW … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

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Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different countries’ electricity grids. When completed, the electricity generated at the Kriegers Flak wind farm will be … Continue reading Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

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Iberdrola aspires to develop new offshore wind energy projects for 1,300 MW in New York

Iberdrola has presented a proposal to develop offshore wind power projects in waters of the State of New York (United States) for some 1,300 megawatts (MW), in a clear commitment by the group to be the leader in this technology in the country. In a conference with analysts to present the results for the first … Continue reading Iberdrola aspires to develop new offshore wind energy projects for 1,300 MW in New York

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Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

Equinor had submitted two bids in New York’s second offshore wind auction, following a deal it signed with BP BP.L last month to cooperate on offshore wind in the United States. Equinor said it was bidding for two projects off the U.S. East Coast, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind, which together have the … Continue reading Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which includes national targets for offshore wind development:  “On behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), our thanks go to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Grijalva; Water, Oceans, & Wildlife Subcommittee … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

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Van Oord Takes Stake in Estonian Offshore Wind Farm Developer

Dutch marine and offshore services contractor Van Oord has become a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy, a company developing the Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonia. “The collaboration with Van Oord allows Saare Wind Energy to intensify the development process for this offshore wind farm, as financial support and knowledge are combined. Saare Wind Energy … Continue reading Van Oord Takes Stake in Estonian Offshore Wind Farm Developer

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Ceará expects to produce more than 5 GW of offshore wind energy in the next five years

 Ceará is emerging as an important producer and supplier of wind turbines for offshore wind energy for the coming years. After the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Government of the State of Ceará and the Chinese Mingyang Smart Energy, in September of this year the installation of a large industry of wind … Continue reading Ceará expects to produce more than 5 GW of offshore wind energy in the next five years

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The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) statement of testing and approval of nacelle based wind Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars for the purpose of Power Performance Testing on Siemens Gamesa wind turbines released In connection with a power curve campaign, Siemens Gamesa has tested a new technology together with the well-known company ZX Lidars. Based … Continue reading The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

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AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit

The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade and stands ready to play a leading role in the nation’s economic recovery. U.S. offshore wind development will deliver billions in new economy activity, support tens of thousands of jobs, create new American supply chains and revitalize port communities. … Continue reading AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit

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Countries Raise the Sails on Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore renewables, including offshore wind power, wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and floating solar PV, will witness substantial growth in capacity over the next decade and play an essential role in the global energy transformation. In this context, representatives from 40 countries gathered to identify collaboration areas and agree on concrete actions to accelerate progress and … Continue reading Countries Raise the Sails on Offshore Wind Energy

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Cost of offshore wind energy is half what it was five years ago

In addition to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have in the background the urgent need to tackle the threat of unstoppable climate change. Well-informed positive leadership is required to deal with the climate crisis and give our children and grandchildren the opportunity of a normal healthy life on this planet. This well-informed leadership is clearly … Continue reading Cost of offshore wind energy is half what it was five years ago

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RWE expands its wind energy business to Taiwan

World’s number 2 in offshore wind power is taking part in Taiwan’s largest energy trade fair RWE and Asia Cement Corporation prepare 448 MW Chu Feng offshore wind farm for next grid allocation round in Taiwan  RWE is taking part in Taiwan’s largest annual energy trade fair and conference. This underlines RWE’s ambitions to expand … Continue reading RWE expands its wind energy business to Taiwan

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DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced the offshore grid connection DolWin3 in the North Sea was recently successfully upgraded. The upgrades included enhancements to the valves and control system. In addition to improving the overall performance of the grid connection system, the upgrades also reduce maintenance. Located approximately 80 kilometers from land, DolWin3 with … Continue reading DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

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Taiwan’s offshore wind energy ambitions are within reach and will power a green recovery

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are bringing together Taiwan’s policymakers, offshore wind leaders, investors and other stakeholders over the next three days to power the growth of Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind market at the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan Virtual 2020. At this official Taiwan … Continue reading Taiwan’s offshore wind energy ambitions are within reach and will power a green recovery

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Mainstream Renewable Power Reveals 1.4 GW Offshore Wind Power Project in Vietnam

Mainstream Renewable Power, in a joint venture with Phu Cuong Group, has submitted an application for a 1 GW offshore wind project in Vietnam, adding to the 400 MW already under development within the same project. The joint venture applied for a site inspection license on July 7, for an increased capacity of 1,000 MW … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power Reveals 1.4 GW Offshore Wind Power Project in Vietnam

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Offshore Wind Energy Grew 19% Globally In 2019

Global installed offshore wind capacity reached 27,064 MW in 2019 — a 19% increase from the previous year. This and other trends can be found in the 2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update, released by NREL on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office. Only one commercial offshore wind farm currently … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Grew 19% Globally In 2019

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New Belgian Government set to reinforce wind energy commitments

Belgium now has a new Government. Prime Minister Alexander de Croo’s administration strongly supports the European Commission’s proposed emission reduction target of at least 55% for 2030 and has hinted at beefing up the country’s climate and energy ambitions. Tinne Van der Straeten from the Greens (Groen) is appointed as the new federal Energy Minister. … Continue reading New Belgian Government set to reinforce wind energy commitments

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Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

U.S. offshore wind power is set to take off within the next decade. America’s shores possess world-class wind resources that represent a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. AWEA’s U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment finds offshore wind will attract $57 billion investment into the U.S. economy and deliver up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030. … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

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