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China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

In 2018,11 manufacturers installed 735 units of offshore wind turbines globally, totalling 3,693 MW of capacity. –  six out of the top ten suppliers are from China. Those companies are Shanghai Electric, Envision, Goldwind, Mingyang, United Power and XEMC. While China is certainly dominating in terms of supplying offshore wind turbines, they are still playing … Continue reading China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

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Floating wind power in South Korea: EDP will build a 500 MW wind farm

EDP Renovavéis (EPDR), in consortium with WindPower Korea and Aker Solutions, will build a floating wind farm with an initial capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) off the coast of the Metropolitan City of Ulsan (South Korea). The consortium was established through the investment of EDP Renováveis and the engineering company Aker Solutions in the development … Continue reading Floating wind power in South Korea: EDP will build a 500 MW wind farm

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Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fife, which will be one of the most significant construction projects undertaken … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

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Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

Race Bank Wind Farm Limited, a joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), a fund established by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Japan (12.5%) and Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5%), announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its … Continue reading Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

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Wind energy in Taiwan: Swancor says that Formosa 1 wind farm plan on track

A company official said that 20 phase 2 wind turbines off the Miaoli County coast have been completed and operations would start before 2020. Formosa 1, Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, is to begin commercial operations by the end of this year, according to Swancor Holding Co, one of the shareholders of the project. Swancor … Continue reading Wind energy in Taiwan: Swancor says that Formosa 1 wind farm plan on track

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Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

The 88 megawatt (MW) wind power project, called Hywind Tampen, consisting of 11 wind turbines, would meet about 35% of electricity needs at the Gullfaks and Snorre. Equinor will invest close to 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($549 million) to build floating wind turbines that will supply power to several North Sea oil and gas platforms, … Continue reading Equinor to invest nearly $550 mn in floating wind energy off Norway

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GE Renewable Energy to Offer Wind Turbines to EDF Renewables

GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has entered into a definitive onshore wind power contract with EDF Renewables. Notably, this marks General Electric’s first contract with the Brazil-based company. Per the deal, EDF Renewables will utilize General Electric’s biggest onshore wind turbines for catering to consumers’ growing requirements of renewable and sustainable energy. As … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Offer Wind Turbines to EDF Renewables

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Final wind turbine installed at Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm

Formosa 1 announced today that the installation of all 20 wind turbines for phase 2 of the project has now been completed. Formosa 1 is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan and will be able to supply 128,000 households with wind power.  The offshore construction of Formosa 1 Phase 2 started in May … Continue reading Final wind turbine installed at Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm

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Groix & Belle-Ile Floating Offshore Wind Farm Selects MHI Vestas wind turbines

MHI Vestas has been selected preferred wind turbine supplier for the French floating wind power project, will supply three V164-9.5 MW wind turbines. At a royal signing ceremony today in Paris, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind was confirmed as preferred wind turbine supplier for its first wind energy project in France and fourth floating project. On … Continue reading Groix & Belle-Ile Floating Offshore Wind Farm Selects MHI Vestas wind turbines

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Germany outline 20 GW offshore wind energy

Federal ministers say 500 new offshore wind turbines will be built by 2030. Germany plans to start tenders for 5 GW of new offshore wind power in 2023 and start construction in 2027, a multi-state meeting in Hannover heard yesterday. Committing to “fix the goal legally in the coming months”, Lower Saxony’s environment minister Olaf … Continue reading Germany outline 20 GW offshore wind energy

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Brazil looks to new horizons with offshore wind energy

Brazil, with a firm commitment to onshore wind power (on land), also begins to look at new horizons. Brazil, with a firm commitment to onshore wind energy (on land), also begins to look at new horizons with offshore power generation (offshore) in the northeast region of the country, whose extensive coastline and favorable weather conditions … Continue reading Brazil looks to new horizons with offshore wind energy

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Realizing the promise of offshore wind energy

Offshore wind is still a young industry in the U.S., but that’s rapidly changing. Interest has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project to come online. Now the second project, a 12 megawatt (MW) Dominion Energy wind farm, recently began construction off Virginia’s coast, … Continue reading Realizing the promise of offshore wind energy

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Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Ørsted has today announced that the final of 174 wind turbines has been installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea 1. The component loadout took place at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s factory in Hull, where the majority of blades were constructed, and the components were then transported 120km out to sea.  The wind … Continue reading Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

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All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

The final of MHI Vestas’ 31 V164-8.4 MW wind turbines on monopiles are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, and now providing wind energy to the German grid. Germany’s renewable energy transition takes a leap forward as all 31 wind turbines at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm are now producing wind … Continue reading All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

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Credit Suisse buy Arkona Offshore Wind Farm stake

Equinor (NYSE:EQNR) agrees to sell a 25% stake in Germany’s Arkona offshore wind farm to funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners for ~€500M ($547M). EQNR will retain a 25% interest in the 60-turbine wind farm, which is operated and 50%-owned by RWE Renewables (OTCPK:RWEOY). EQNR joined the project in 2016 after acquiring the … Continue reading Credit Suisse buy Arkona Offshore Wind Farm stake

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Coalition Calls for 10 GW of West Coast Offshore Wind Power

Two Norwegian oil and gas leaders, oil major Equinor and offshore engineering company Aker Solutions, have joined forces with a coalition of renewable power companies to push for offshore wind development in waters off California. The new Offshore Wind California coalition is calling upon the state of California to commit to a goal of at … Continue reading Coalition Calls for 10 GW of West Coast Offshore Wind Power

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Siemens Gamesa receives a firm order for a wind farm in the Netherlands

Siemens Gamesa and its partner Van Oord have obtained the firm order for the construction of the 380 megawatt (MW) Fryslân wind farm, in a lake in the Dutch region of Friesland, Netherlands, announced in August 2018 and valued at 500 million Euros The order includes the supply and installation of 89 SWT-DD-130 43 MW … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives a firm order for a wind farm in the Netherlands

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Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

For the past several years, states up and down the East Coast have jockeyed for position as U.S. offshore wind leaders. This month, Connecticut and Virginia took turns dominating the headlines. Connecticut makes waves Earlier this summer, Connecticut passed legislation authorizing the purchase of up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind—enough to meet 30 … Continue reading Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

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GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

World’s largest offshore wind farm to use world’s most powerful wind turbines. Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, has unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

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Iberdrola launches a new 1,200 MW US offshore wind energy plan

Iberdrola, through Vineyard Wind, aspires to the development of a new marine wind power project in United States waters, this time in the State of Connecticut, for the development of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW). Vineyard Wind, a 50% owned company by Avangrid – the US subsidiary of the Spanish group – and the Danish … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a new 1,200 MW US offshore wind energy plan

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