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IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20

Boosting offshore renewables will accelerate the energy transition and allow G20 countries to build a resilient and sustainable energy system, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment actively contributes to the G20 agenda by identifying actions which support the commercialisation of offshore technologies such … Continue reading IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20

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Offshore wind power in Vietnam at a crossroads

A new report by the Global Wind Energy Council, in cooperation with The Renewables Consulting Group, finds that Vietnam is facing a crucial crossroads in its energy system planning, and has the opportunity to act now to accelerate deployment of offshore wind in this decade. The first large-scale offshore wind projects are not likely to … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Vietnam at a crossroads

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Siemens Gamesa puts decarbonization, recyclability and technological education at heart of ambitious new sustainability strategy

The company is leading the way to a zero-waste industry with the commitment to make wind turbines fully recyclable by 2040, with blades fully recyclable by 2030 Siemens Gamesa advances its ambition to have net-zero emissions by 10 years to 2040, including emissions from its value chain The company´s technological education program is part of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa puts decarbonization, recyclability and technological education at heart of ambitious new sustainability strategy

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Iberdrola increases investments by 37% to €5 billion

Investments grow 37% to €4.9 billion. Over 90% has been allocated to the development of new renewable capacity and networks. By markets, more than half of investments went to the United States and Spain. Investments in Iberdrola Energía Internacional gain weight, representing 17.2% of total Accelerating construction and commissioning of green capacity. In the past … Continue reading Iberdrola increases investments by 37% to €5 billion

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Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe join forces and form Océole, a partnership dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government. Establishing this partnership is in line with the three companies’ ambition of delivering high-performance floating … Continue reading Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

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Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in … Continue reading Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Iberdrola awards Windar a wind energy contract for Baltic Eagle, in the Baltic Sea

It will manufacture the 50 transition pieces for the wind turbines for this offshore wind farm, which will provide wind power to 475,000 homes. Iberdrola has finalised the procurement process for Baltic Eagle with the award of the project’s last key contract, the manufacturing of offshore foundations, to EEW SPC and Windar. German company EEW … Continue reading Iberdrola awards Windar a wind energy contract for Baltic Eagle, in the Baltic Sea

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Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plantJan De Nul also won the third and final contract to install wind turbines on Britain’s Dogger Bank wind farm. With 277 wind turbines, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The wind farm will be located in the North Sea, off … Continue reading Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

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Bac Lieu prioritises wind energy

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has chosen renewable energy as one of its top priorities, aiming to restructure the economy towards green growth and sustainable development. To capitalise on its potential and strengths, the province has taken the initiative in proposing that the Government leave the Cai Cung coal-fired power plant complex out … Continue reading Bac Lieu prioritises wind energy

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Vestas pre-selected tenderer for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind power project in Germany, which will use the V236-15.0 MW turbine

Vestas has been named the pre-selected tenderer at EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht project to supply the offshore wind turbines, which, depending on a firm and unconditional order eventually being signed, will mark the world`s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine. This means that this highly advanced turbine type has made … Continue reading Vestas pre-selected tenderer for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind power project in Germany, which will use the V236-15.0 MW turbine

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The wind sector is optimistic after the Roadmap for the Development of Offshore Wind energy in Spain

The Roadmap decisively promotes the development of offshore wind energy in Spain, defining key aspects that favor coordination between all the agents involved.• For AEE, the objective should be to provide the continuity and visibility necessary to attract investment and consolidate an industrial and R&D fabric around the activity generated.• Spain offers infrastructures of international … Continue reading The wind sector is optimistic after the Roadmap for the Development of Offshore Wind energy in Spain

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

Spain plans to install floating wind turbines on the deep waters off its coasts with capacity to generate between 1 and 3 gigawatts of power by 2030, its Energy and Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. As part of a global shift away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, governments and companies are seeking new ways to harness … Continue reading Spain aims to install 1-3 GW of floating wind turbines by 2030

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Vattenfall starts construction of offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

The construction of the 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm has started. The first vessel transporting foundations to the construction site departed today. Over the next two years, the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm will be built off the Dutch coast. The fossil-free energy generated by the wind farm will benefit both households, … Continue reading Vattenfall starts construction of offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid

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Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine awarded typhoon-resistant type certificate

SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine receives rotor-nacelle assembly type certificate including T-Class wind speeds Siemens Gamesa among the first wind turbine manufacturers worldwide to receive second typhoon-resistant IEC type certification; especially relevant for Asia Pacific Proven offshore direct drive technology will accommodate local codes and standards in Asia Pacific markets including Japan Siemens Gamesa … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine awarded typhoon-resistant type certificate

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Iberdrola signs a framework agreement with Navantia and Windar for future offshore wind power plants worth 400 million euros

Thanks to this agreement, the consortium formed by the two manufacturers will set up an XXL monopile factory in the grounds of the Fene shipyard in A Coruña Through this agreement, Iberdrola secures advance supply on some of these components for the coming years, while Navantia-Windar is positioned to be awarded the contract for 130 … Continue reading Iberdrola signs a framework agreement with Navantia and Windar for future offshore wind power plants worth 400 million euros

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Energy Project

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the next step in the environmental review process for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW-C) project: “Today’s action by the Biden administration is a significant step forward in delivering the ambitious, but achievable, goal of developing … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Energy Project

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U.S. must speed up offshore wind energy permits to hit Biden target

The United States must speed up project permits if it is to meet the Biden administration’s 2030 target for offshore wind power, major developer Orsted (ORSTED.CO) said on Thursday. The United States, with just two small offshore wind facilities, has lagged European nations in developing the renewable energy technology. read more The administration of President … Continue reading U.S. must speed up offshore wind energy permits to hit Biden target

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