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Northland Power acquires offshore wind power projects in South Korea

Northland Power will acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with offshore wind farm development sites in South Korea. Northland Power has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with multiple early-stage offshore wind development sites near Chodo Island, off the south coast of South Korea. … Continue reading Northland Power acquires offshore wind power projects in South Korea

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RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore wind energy Technologies test floating platform for wind turbines

RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore Technologies have joined forces to test new ways to affordably install and operate offshore wind farms in deep waters. In a joint pilot project called “DemoSATH”, the RWE subsidiary specialising in renewable energy and the Spanish engineering company Saitec Offshore Technologies will start testing a floating platform for wind turbines … Continue reading RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore wind energy Technologies test floating platform for wind turbines

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Construction starts on chinese 2,200 MW offshore wind power project

China Three Gorges (CTG) has started construction on what the state-owned utility describes as offshore wind energy ‘’super projects’’ with a combined capacity of 2,200 MW. The two wind farms are the 1,400 MW Yangjiang Shapa project off the city of Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, and the Jiangsu Rudong 800 MW (H6, H10) wind farm offshore … Continue reading Construction starts on chinese 2,200 MW offshore wind power project

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Japan boosts transition to offshore wind power

With the financing in place for Japan’s first large-scale commercial wind farm project, the country is looking to follow in the footsteps of Taiwan and accelerate its transition to renewable energy sources. The world’s third largest economy is aiming to boost the renewables share of its energy mix from 16% to 24% by 2030, with … Continue reading Japan boosts transition to offshore wind power

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Offshore wind energy could power much of coastal China

Under the Paris Climate Agreement, China committed to rely on renewable resources for 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030. Currently, the country is on track to double that commitment, aiming to hit 40 percent by the next decade. Wind power is critical to achieving that goal. Over the past 20 years, China’s wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy could power much of coastal China

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Wind energy gains ground in Europe

Fifteen percent of total European electricity consumption comes from wind power. That is thanks to the installation of an additional 15.4 GW of wind farm capacity in 2019, which takes the total of wind energy capacity across the continent to 205 GW, according to the latest annual WindEurope report. But while these figures are are … Continue reading Wind energy gains ground in Europe

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Industrial scale renewable hydrogen project advances to next phase

GBP 7.5 million funding secured for phase two of Gigastack, which is to demonstrate low-cost, zero-carbon hydrogen in the UK to industrial scale. Project consortium includes ITM Power, Ørsted, Phillips 66 Limited and Element Energy. GBP 7.5 million funding has been awarded for the next phase of Gigastack, a new renewable hydrogen project, as part … Continue reading Industrial scale renewable hydrogen project advances to next phase

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Zhong Neng Agreement Underscores Considerable Localisation Progress for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Taiwan

After being selected as preferred wind turbine supplier for 300 MW project, MHI Vestas readies for noteworthy industrial announcements. On the heels of its selection as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 300 MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm, MHI Vestas has reaffirmed its commitment to the nascent sector as it moves into prime position … Continue reading Zhong Neng Agreement Underscores Considerable Localisation Progress for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Taiwan

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ABB to deliver Triton Knoll transformers

ABB’s Power Grids business has been selected by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) to deliver its WindSTAR transformers which will deployed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. MHI Vestas has been tasked deliver 90 wind turbines for the wind farm and ABB’s WindSTAR transformers will be installed in each turbine. ABB’s high-performance WindSTAR … Continue reading ABB to deliver Triton Knoll transformers

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NREL unveils 15 MW wind turbine developed with DTU

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US has released an open-source model for an offshore wind turbine developed in collaboration with the Technological University of Denmark and University of Maine. It was partially funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office. NREL designed the … Continue reading NREL unveils 15 MW wind turbine developed with DTU

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

Legislation to create the Commonwealth’s first Clean Energy Standard was approved today by both the state House and Senate, clearing the way for Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today said the bill, the Virginia Clean Economy Act, is a forward-looking plan that will drive the clean energy investment other states … Continue reading Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

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EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

The EDF Group has acquired a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, dedicated to wind and solar energy across the globe, will now partner with Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, which already owns 50% to develop and build the project. The Codling project is … Continue reading EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

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Eneco selects Renewable Strategy software to digitalize its offshore wind farm operational and maintenance tasks

Eneco has selected Renewable Strategy software system, RSL Manager, as its operational and maintenace tool for permit to work and asset management. Dutch-based energy company, Eneco is leading the way to help customers make the switch to sustainably generated energy. Eneco offers accessible and affordable solutions for consumers and companies. The RSL Manager system not … Continue reading Eneco selects Renewable Strategy software to digitalize its offshore wind farm operational and maintenance tasks

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Oman mulls offshore wind energy projects

Continuing its efforts in direction of having more electricity generation capacity through renewable resources, Oman is now planning to study the prospects of setting up wind power farms offshore, a senior government official informed. Speaking at an event organised by the Omani French Friendship Association at Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat on Thursday, H E Salim … Continue reading Oman mulls offshore wind energy projects

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AWEA: Department of Interior Schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Review Statement Offers Clarity to Industry

he American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement today in reaction to the Department of Interior’s announcement on the schedule for reviewing Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Impact Statement. “The Department of Interior’s schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Impact Statement provides important clarity for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior … Continue reading AWEA: Department of Interior Schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Review Statement Offers Clarity to Industry

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EU Commissioner visited Horns Rev 3 wind power plant

As part of the newly appointed European Commissioner for Energy’s first official visit to a member state, Kadri Simson on 6 February visited Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea and the surveillance centre at Vattenfall’s service centre in Esbjerg, western Denmark. The European Commission has launched a European Green Deal (EGD) … Continue reading EU Commissioner visited Horns Rev 3 wind power plant

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Formosa I Offshore deploys Renewable Strategy software for its wind farm

Formosa 1 offshore (FOWI) wind farm is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan.  The total power generation capacity for Formosa 1 is 128MW, which can supply 128,000 households in Taiwan. Renewable Strategy has deployed a computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) system that is being used on FOWI.  The RSL Manager will monitor, analyse … Continue reading Formosa I Offshore deploys Renewable Strategy software for its wind farm

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Europe’s New Record for Offshore Wind power Installations

Europe installed 3.6 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2019, according to statistics released by WindEurope. This is a new record in annual installations. 10 new offshore wind farms came online across 5 countries. The UK accounted for nearly half of the new capacity with 1.7 GW. Then came Germany (1.1 GW), Denmark (374 … Continue reading Europe’s New Record for Offshore Wind power Installations

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Europe installs a record 3.6 GW of offshore wind energy in 2019

Europe installed 3.6 GW of new offshore wind power capacity in 2019, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. This is a new record in annual installations. 10 new offshore wind farms came online across 5 countries. The UK accounted for nearly half of the new capacity with 1.7 GW. Then came Germany (1.1 GW), … Continue reading Europe installs a record 3.6 GW of offshore wind energy in 2019

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Five key trends for offshore wind power in 2020

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s energy analyst Tom Quinn has identified five key trends that he predicts will take off in 2020 in the world of offshore renewable energy. The long-awaited UK energy policy white paper will be published by the Government The UK Government is expected to publish a white paper on energy … Continue reading Five key trends for offshore wind power in 2020

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