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Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

Microsoft and renewable energy supplier Eneco have partnered to drive sustainable business transformations. Microsoft will use Eneco’s clean wind energy to power its data centres starting in 2022. After an earlier purchase in the year, Microsoft will buy 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy from the Dutch firm, bringing its total wind energy purchases in … Continue reading Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

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Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

The 72 wind turbines have a total height of 188 metres and each foundation weighs up to 800 tonnes. The construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea has now started well on schedule, and the wind power plant will contribute significantly to Vattenfall’s goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation. … Continue reading Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

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AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan today announced that he would allow the Clean Energy and Jobs Act (CEJA) to pass into law. The law will establish a 50 percent by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and is the culmination of years of dedicated work from the Maryland State Legislature. CEJA will help deliver affordable, clean energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

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Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure. A lack of auctions – the last one was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021 – and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030 means their order books are drying up and it’s unclear when and how they … Continue reading Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

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Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

We are just over two weeks away from the second edition of GWEC’s Vietnam Wind Power 2019 which will take place in Hanoi from 11-12 June, in partnership with GIZ, the Danish Embassy Hanoi and the Embassy of Ireland. During this two-day event, GWEC is organising its first closed-door Offshore Roundtable in Vietnam, hoping to start some early conversations … Continue reading Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

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China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW wind turbines for the wind power project. The wind turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, Zhuhai City, in water depths ranging from 11 to 21 metres. The Zhuhai Jinwan … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

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China to establish offshore wind farm

China will establish an offshore wind power project with an investment of about USD23.5 billion in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over 10 million kilowatts. Under the agreement, the two sides will also … Continue reading China to establish offshore wind farm

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Development of INGECON® WIND MV power Converter for FC – topology wind turbines up to 15 MW

This paper presents the main aspects of the design procedure followed by Ingeteam to develop the INGECON® WIND MV Power Converter for FC Wind Turbines up to 15 MW. Within the design phase, the core components of the power converter, such as the Power Electronic Modules (semiconductors, drivers, capacitors, busbars, etc…), are developed in close … Continue reading Development of INGECON® WIND MV power Converter for FC – topology wind turbines up to 15 MW

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China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

China will build an offshore wind power project with an investment of 160 billion yuan (about 23.5 billion U.S. dollars) in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province, according to the provincial government of Jiangsu. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over … Continue reading China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

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The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

It was the Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and the Member States initially only wanted 27%. Last year the Parliament also pushed for more EU finance for renewables and R&D funding. And it secured key improvements to make Europe’s electricity markets ready for more renewables. … Continue reading The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

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Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

16 May marked the opening of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day event is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth, focusing on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.  With the eyes of the world focused on the ongoing climate … Continue reading Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

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Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level member. GE Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and provider of energy system solutions. The company operates across 35 countries with a total installed wind capacity of 62 … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

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Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

“As a leader of the wind energy industry, we are constantly striving for top notch technology. The cooperation with GE Renewable Energy enables us to remain one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments. The size and performance of Haliade-X 12MW will support us to further improve the competitiveness of offshore wind energy production. Due … Continue reading Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

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Prysmian secures offshore wind energy project in U.S.

The wind farm will have 84 units of 9.5-MW wind turbines. Prysmian confirms commitment to the offshore wind cable sector in North America Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately Euros200 million by Vineyard Wind, LLC, a US offshore wind development company 50% … Continue reading Prysmian secures offshore wind energy project in U.S.

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The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Beatrice is expected to generate enough wind power for more than 450,000 properties. The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Jim Smith, managing director of SSE Renewables, said: “Completing the offshore construction at Beatrice is a testament to the capabilities of SSE Renewables and our project partners. Delivering one … Continue reading The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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WINDPOWER 2019: Take charge of your professional development

Have you checked off any of your professional development goals for the year? Believe it or not, we are nearly halfway through 2019! Long days, short years, right? If you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ve probably thought about attending a conference, getting that certification or knocking out those CLE hours. There’s no better … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2019: Take charge of your professional development

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Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

Sometimes we are presented with a unique opportunity to significantly improve commerce in Maryland while also addressing real social and environmental challenges. Such is the case with the recently passed Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019, which currently sits on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for his consideration. The act authorizes an additional 1,200 megawatts of … Continue reading Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

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Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

The analyzed potential to install renewable energy projects is distributed, by technologies, as follows: 81% corresponds to photovoltaic projects, 8.2% to wind power, 6.3% to solar thermal, 3.5% to investments in offshore wind energy and 0.6% in biomass. The Junta de Andalucía, through the Agency of Finance, Industry and Energy, has proposed to Red Eléctrica … Continue reading Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

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Renewable Energy Demand Propels Offshore Wind Industry Forward in the United States

For the first time ever, the renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal-fired plants in the United States. This data, published by the Energy Information Administration at the end of April, illustrates the direction of U.S. power generation toward a more sustainable resource mix with less dependence on fossil fuels. Offshore … Continue reading Renewable Energy Demand Propels Offshore Wind Industry Forward in the United States

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ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

Under the triple digit million-euro contract, ABB will provide high voltage direct current (HDVC) technology for the project, which will deliver 900MW of 100% clean electricity, enough to power nearly 1 million homes, generated from three offshore wind farms nearly 100km off of the German coast. DolWin5 is scheduled to come online in 2024. The … Continue reading ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

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