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China’s first 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine project begins construction

The construction of China’s first large-scale 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine project has begun. The total installed capacity of the wind farm is 400 megawatts, and the annual on-grid power will exceed 1.6 billion kilowatt hours after the project becomes operational in August. In recent years, China’s offshore wind power has developed rapidly, with 60 percent … Continue reading China’s first 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine project begins construction

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Tokyo Gas starts joint evaluation of Fukushima offshore wind project

Japan’s Tokyo Gas 9531.T and Shinobuyama Fukushima Power Co have started to evaluate a floating wind power project off the coast of Fukushima, Tokyo Gas said on Friday, as Japan seeks to replace lost nuclear power facilities. Japan has accelerated its switch to renewable energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power station disaster forced it … Continue reading Tokyo Gas starts joint evaluation of Fukushima offshore wind project

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RWE sign strategic operations and maintenance jack up vessel agreement with ZITON

RWE Offshore Wind has entered into a four year strategic operations and maintenance jack up vessel framework agreement with ZITON A/S, a specialised operations and maintenance service provider for offshore wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers. Under this agreement ZITON will provide RWE’s Offshore Wind business with vessel, lifting and auxiliary services for a minimum … Continue reading RWE sign strategic operations and maintenance jack up vessel agreement with ZITON

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Siemens Gamesa ends complex quarter while

New orders include improved protection against disruptive conditions. Siemens Gamesa announced the financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 today. The economic performance during this period was severely impacted by the outcome of the evaluation of the installed fleet, mostly affecting the service business. Against this backdrop, the Mistral strategy program continued … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa ends complex quarter while

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Formosa 2 completes installation of 47 offshore wind turbines in Taiwan

JERA Co., Ltd has announced the successful installation of all 47 wind turbine generators (WTGs) at the Formosa 2 offshore wind project off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan. With a total installed capacity of 376 MW, the project is poised to begin full scale generation to the grid. As the largest shareholder since joining … Continue reading Formosa 2 completes installation of 47 offshore wind turbines in Taiwan

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Offshore wind leaders and the Carbon Trust to develop first industry-backed method for calculating life cycle carbon footprints

Eleven offshore wind developers – bp, EnBW, Fred Olsen Seawind, Parkwind, RWE, ScottishPower Renewables, Shell, SSE, Total Energies, Vattenfall and Ørsted – are partnering with the Carbon Trust to make future offshore wind even more sustainable. The developers design, build, and operate offshore wind farms globally, including Europe, North America, and Asia. They will work … Continue reading Offshore wind leaders and the Carbon Trust to develop first industry-backed method for calculating life cycle carbon footprints

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China invests $546 billion in wind and solar power, far outpacing the US.

China accounted for nearly half of global low-carbon spending in 2022, which could challenge US efforts to boost domestic clean energy manufacturing. China once again topped the world in clean energy investments last year, a trend that could challenge U.S. efforts to develop more homegrown manufacturing. Nearly half of the world’s low-carbon spending took place … Continue reading China invests $546 billion in wind and solar power, far outpacing the US.

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Iberdrola exceeds 7,500 direct jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs in the US.

The company is making investments in renewables and grids that will reach $21.5 billion by 2025, including the construction of Vineyard Wind 1 and the integration of PNM Resources. Regulatory stability and the commitment of the different administrations to decarbonisation have helped Iberdrola, Europe’s leading electricity company and one of the four largest in the … Continue reading Iberdrola exceeds 7,500 direct jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs in the US.

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OX2 to develop 1,400 MW offshore wind farm outside the coast of Finland

OX2 has initiated the development of the offshore wind farm Tyrsky in the Gulf of Bothnia in the Finnish economic zone. The project that is estimated to have a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW and will be included in OX2’s project development portfolio for the first quarter, 2023.OX2 received a research permit for the … Continue reading OX2 to develop 1,400 MW offshore wind farm outside the coast of Finland

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Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

When the global wind energy capacity approaches 1,000 GW worldwide and with an expected growth rate of 3% per year, we are faced with the following dilemma: If the market grows continuously, how is it possible that all the manufacturers lose money that only for the first three would be around €4,000 million in 2021, … Continue reading Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

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Equinor and BP jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3)

Equinor and bp today jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3), building on their strong commitment to deliver renewable energy for New Yorkers, create sustainable jobs, boost the economy across the state, and support a just transition to renewable energy. Equinor and bp’s bid, submitted to the New York State Energy Research … Continue reading Equinor and BP jointly bid into New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3)

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GE proposes building two new offshore wind facilities in New York

Facilities are contingent on company receiving sufficient orders in ongoing solicitations. One facility would build wind turbine blades and create approximately 650 direct jobs. Second facility, which would produce nacelles for offshore wind turbines, would create roughly 220 direct jobs. Together the facilities would create nearly 1,000 construction jobs and support approximately 1,400 indirect jobs. … Continue reading GE proposes building two new offshore wind facilities in New York

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Roxtec waterproof seals for floating wind turbines

Saitec Offshore Technologies and Roxtec collaborate for the future of renewables. Saitec Offshore Technologies, located in Bilbao (Spain), has installed Roxtec cable seals in its innovative SATH floating wind turbine concept. Having already tested and installed the seals in their previous BlueSATH project, they decided to use several different solutions from Roxtec in their DemoSATH … Continue reading Roxtec waterproof seals for floating wind turbines

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Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation’s First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind

At an event attended by dozens of local community leaders, Rise Light & Power, LLC (Rise) today announced a historic proposal in response to New York State’s offshore wind solicitation which will be the nation’s first renewable repowering of a major fossil-fuel plant with clean power from offshore wind.  By securing an ownership stake in … Continue reading Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation’s First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind

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Collaborative Offshore Wind Transmission Planning Needed to Achieve Federal and State Clean Energy Goals

With dozens of offshore wind projects in the pipeline off U.S. shores, federal agencies, states, and grid operators must immediately begin collaborative planning to identify cost-effective transmission solutions to bring that power online, according to a Brattle Group report commissioned by American Clean Power Association (ACP) released today. The report titled The Benefit and Urgency … Continue reading Collaborative Offshore Wind Transmission Planning Needed to Achieve Federal and State Clean Energy Goals

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Ørsted wants to tap Sweden’s huge offshore wind power potential with four new farms

Ørsted has applied for permits to build a further four large-scale offshore wind farms in Sweden, expanding its portfolio to a total potential capacity of 18 GW. If fully developed, the new wind farms could cover more than half of the Scandinavian country’s total electricity consumption. The world’s first, largest and most experienced developer of … Continue reading Ørsted wants to tap Sweden’s huge offshore wind power potential with four new farms

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Portugal to launch first offshore wind auction, eyes 10 GW by 2030

Portugal expects to launch its first offshore wind power auction by the last quarter of this year, aiming to reach 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2030, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Monday. As a pre-condition to the auction, the government will this week launch a public hearing regarding proposals for the delimitation … Continue reading Portugal to launch first offshore wind auction, eyes 10 GW by 2030

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Ballard announces order from CrossWind to supply fuel cell for offshore wind

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced an order for a fuel cell system to CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco. The Ballard fuel cell system will be integrated in the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project. The Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project, located off the coast of the Netherlands, will … Continue reading Ballard announces order from CrossWind to supply fuel cell for offshore wind

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Ørsted expects EBITDA excluding new partnership agreements of DKK 21.1 billion for 2022

Ørsted presents operating profit (EBITDA) for 2022 based on preliminary and unaudited reporting. It has been a year with unusual market conditions, not least very volatile energy prices and a substantial increase in inflation. Despite this, we achieved 2022 results (EBITDA) within our latest guidance from 3 November 2022 and above our initial expectations for … Continue reading Ørsted expects EBITDA excluding new partnership agreements of DKK 21.1 billion for 2022

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EU and Industry launching a new project pathing the way for connecting multiple offshore wind farms and energy islands

Europe is pathing the way for interconnected hybrid offshore wind farms. On this way offshore electricity transmission is a key challenge. The most efficient way of transporting electricity from offshore wind farms is via multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) grids. The EU-funded project InterOPERA will define future interoperability standards for these grids. The project … Continue reading EU and Industry launching a new project pathing the way for connecting multiple offshore wind farms and energy islands

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