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Belgium will double offshore wind energy capacity

Belgium will double the area of its North Sea waters made available to offshore wind parks after 2020, the government announced on Friday, as part of its exit strategy from nuclear power. The country has four offshore wind parks that produce 871 megawatts of power and wants to increase that capacity to 2.2 gigawatts by … Continue reading Belgium will double offshore wind energy capacity

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E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400 megawatts, which can supply almost 350,000 households. Further work will have to be completed in the coming … Continue reading E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

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Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment went on the refinancing of existing wind farms, the acquisition of projects and of companies involved in wind and … Continue reading Industry maturity and competition for green assets bring €51bn of wind energy investments in 2017

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WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop in the Bundestag entitled: ‘EU Clean Energy Package: Challenges and Opportunities for the German energy transition.’ German representatives at … Continue reading WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

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India invites expression of interest for first offshore wind energy project

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) at Chennai, an autonomous body under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has called for ‘Expression of Interest’ (EoI) for the first-ever offshore wind energy project of India to have a 1,000 MegaWatt (MW) (1 GigaWatt) installed capacity. “The global EoI is intended to shortlist prospective … Continue reading India invites expression of interest for first offshore wind energy project

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Ambitious 8 GW of offshore wind planned that will put Poland back on wind energy map

State-owned Polish Transmission System Operator, PSE, has said that as much as 8 GW of offshore wind capacity could be installed in Poland. PSE President Eryk K?osowski said that 4 GW of offshore wind could be installed in the Polish Baltic Sea by 2026/27 with up to 8 GW in the longer term. Poland has … Continue reading Ambitious 8 GW of offshore wind planned that will put Poland back on wind energy map

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World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

First deployment of the 11 innovative turbines for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre marks treble project breakthrough for offshore wind industry A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on Monday, April 9 for Vattenfall’s ground-breaking … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

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The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

The electric offshore transformer station has now been successfully installed at a water depth of almost 30 meters. Moving the so-called ‘topside’ from a barge onto the foundation with the crane ship Oleg Strasnov was the installation of the world’s heaviest alternating current platform, which had previously been lifted in one block on the high … Continue reading The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

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2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

The Department of the Interior has announced that two additional areas located off Massachusetts are now available for commercial wind energy development. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday that the area has tremendous offshore wind energy potential. He said the Trump administration supports “an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve … Continue reading 2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

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Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

U.S. offshore wind development just received a major boost from the Trump administration. This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale of two new offshore wind lease areas off Massachusetts, a call for input on additional proposed lease areas in the New York Bight, and a high-level … Continue reading Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

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What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

2018 has seen no shortage of weeks filled with great news about offshore wind power, and we’ve just wrapped up another one. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) declared that it will assess the waters off the Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease areas. Offshore energy developers have snapped up … Continue reading What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

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First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm. An agency that leads sustainable energy efforts for cities and counties along the state’s Redwood Coast chose a consortium of companies — including Energias de Portugal SA’s EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Principle Power Inc. — to build … Continue reading First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

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Siemens Gamesa awarded 120 MW expansion of Taiwan’s pioneering Formosa 1 offshore wind power plant

Only one year after the successful commissioning of Taiwan’s pioneering Formosa 1 Phase 1 offshore wind power plant, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been contracted to supply an additional 120 MW of capacity for Formosa 1 Phase 2. The contracts signed today are subject to the joint venture’s final investment decision and financial close, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded 120 MW expansion of Taiwan’s pioneering Formosa 1 offshore wind power plant

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MHI Vestas teams up with Taiwan offshore wind energy

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed MOUs with four Taiwan companies in a bid to form an ecosystem supporting Taiwan’s transition to clean energy. The four local firms are: China Steel Machinery, Tien Li, Swancor, and and Formosa Plastics, according to MHI Vestas, a joint venture established by Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Denmark-based … Continue reading MHI Vestas teams up with Taiwan offshore wind energy

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ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

In a significant first step into offshore wind generation, ESB has announced that it has acquired a 12.5% shareholding in the 353MW Galloper Wind Farm from Macquarie Capital. The Galloper project is a 353 MW development located in the Outer Thames estuary, 30km off the coast of Suffolk, England. Supported under the UK renewable support … Continue reading ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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Study on Massive Energy Potential of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

The states located along the Atlantic coast have been reliant on fossil fuels, which pollute the air, cause various health hazards, and add to global warming. Therefore, these states are adopting an energy system that is run using clean, renewable sources: Atlantic states currently produce sufficient solar and wind energy to power approximately 2 million … Continue reading Study on Massive Energy Potential of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

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Will Sweden increase its offshore wind energy volumes?

On Friday 23 March WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in the seminar ‘Recent development in offshore wind in Sweden and trends in Europe’ organised by Bird & Bird in Stockholm. The event explored the options outlined in a recently published study by the Swedish Energy Agency. The study looks at the feasibility of boosting further deployment … Continue reading Will Sweden increase its offshore wind energy volumes?

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Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of … Continue reading Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

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Dutch government plans 7 gigawatts in new offshore wind energy

The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period. The Netherlands is lagging other European countries in renewable energy investments and has launched a programme to speed up renewable energy projects, including tenders to build … Continue reading Dutch government plans 7 gigawatts in new offshore wind energy

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Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has entered into an agreement to acquire 33.4% of shares in Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL), through its wholly owned UK-based subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), with EDP Renewables, a renewable energy company from Spain. DGE has become one of the main MOWEL shareholders, along with EDPR and ENGIE. MOWEL … Continue reading Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

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