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CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). Offshore … Continue reading CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

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More than 680 GW of new wind energy capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook

More than 680GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Wood Mackenzie recently upgraded its “Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018” by 2% compared to the outlook published in the third quarter. Most upgrades occur in the … Continue reading More than 680 GW of new wind energy capacity will come online globally over the 10-year outlook

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SOC, Subsea 7 secure contract for US offshore wind energy project

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC, who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global … Continue reading SOC, Subsea 7 secure contract for US offshore wind energy project

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Moray East Signs Firm Wind Energy Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas will supply 100 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for the 950 MW wind power project to be installed in Scotland’s Moray Firth. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind celebrated financial close today with Moray East for the 950 MW Moray East Offshore Wind Farm as the offshore wind turbine manufacturer signed a firm wind turbine supply … Continue reading Moray East Signs Firm Wind Energy Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

On 4 December WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in an event celebrating the commissioning of the NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium. The event, co-organised by Transmission System Operators Elia (Belgium) and National Grid (UK) marks the inauguration of a project that could revolutionise how Europe sources its energy. The Nemo Link interconnector … Continue reading Historic interconnector linking Britain and Belgium: ’a major boost for offshore wind energy in the North Sea’

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) today received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV. It includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium

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Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track to cut emissions in 2050 by 60% compared to 1990. But that will still not be enough to meet … Continue reading Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

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Japan passes law promoting offshore wind energy

Japan’s Diet enacted on Friday a law to promote offshore wind power generation. The law sets guidelines for building and operating offshore wind farms. Japan has lagged behind other countries in the field due to a lack of unified rules. Under the law, the government will set aside around five offshore areas for wind power … Continue reading Japan passes law promoting offshore wind energy

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind announced that it has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for its 800-MW wind farm in federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and approximately 34 miles south of the Cape Cod mainland. The project will include the MHI’s V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine. “MHI Vestas shares Massachusetts’ strategic commitment to affordable … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

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France plans to triple wind power capacity by 2030

France plans to triple its onshore wind power capacity by 2030 and multiply by five its solar power generation, enabling it to boost the share of renewables in its energy mix to 40 percent, according to the energy plan presented on Tuesday. “By 2030, the production of the onshore wind farm will be tripled and … Continue reading France plans to triple wind power capacity by 2030

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Aviva invests in UK Hornsea 1 wind farm

Global asset manager Aviva Investors, part of Aviva PLC , will invest 400 million pounds ($511 million) to help build what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1 in Britain, it said on Tuesday. In September, Danish energy firm Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) agreed to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind … Continue reading Aviva invests in UK Hornsea 1 wind farm

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European Parliament misses opportunity to strengthen support for wind power research & innovation

On Wednesday 21 November the Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) committee of the European Parliament concluded its report on the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, the next EU framework programme on research and innovation. In its report the ITRE Committee repeats its claim for a stronger research budget of €120 billion Euro compared to … Continue reading European Parliament misses opportunity to strengthen support for wind power research & innovation

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Nexans wins Ørsted Hornsea 2 wind power deal

Nexans has won a contract worth over 150 million euros to help Ørsted deliver the most affordable electricity from offshore wind power yet. The project covers the supply of over 200 km of the 245 kV high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export cable system for the near shore section of Hornsea 2 wind farm. … Continue reading Nexans wins Ørsted Hornsea 2 wind power deal

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WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

On 15 November WindEurope called for more wind energy ambition in France while participating in an event on the development of floating wind in France’s Occitanie Region (on the Mediterranean). The event took place in Narbonne and was organised by Occitanie, whose Port la Nouvelle recently joined WindEurope’s Ports Platform in Hamburg. The headline speaker … Continue reading WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

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Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

Colombia will hold its first renewable energy tender in January 2019 and its government has made it clear that the country is more invested than ever in its energy transition. This means that the Colombian market offers exciting new opportunities for the wind industry as the country looks to create a cleaner and more sustainable … Continue reading Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

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European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

The European Parliament today gave its final approval for a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. The Parliament cast its final vote of adoption on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation, two key parts of Europe’s Clean Energy Package that sets the EU legal framework for renewables up to 2030. Today … Continue reading European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

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Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind farm to feature the V164-9.5 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. It’s full steam ahead for Belgium’s next offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirm the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for … Continue reading Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

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Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 November. Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, today announced plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by … Continue reading Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

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France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

The French energy ministry is close to launching a 750 MW tender for offshore wind power off the coastline of the northern city of Dunkirk, people familiar with the matter said this week. However, the launch of the tender was dependent on the unveiling of France’s energy roadmap – detailing policy to 2028 – due … Continue reading France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

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Siemens Gamesa reaches net income of €70 million on revenue of €9.1 billion in wind energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today released its results for FY 2018 (October-September) and the fourth quarter (July-September).   In the full year, ended September 30, 2018, revenue amounted to €9,122 million, while EBIT pre-PPA, restructuring and integration costs was €693 million with an EBIT margin at 7.6%, The EBIT margin is impacted by double-digit price … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reaches net income of €70 million on revenue of €9.1 billion in wind energy

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