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Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

Total has entered into an agreement with SSE Renewables, to acquire a 51% stake in the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm project for an upfront payment at closing of 70m£ and earn-outs up to 60m£ in aggregate subject to performance conditions. The 1,140 megawatts (MW) project has reached simultaneously a final investment decision and financial … Continue reading Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

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Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

On 3 June, WindEurope participated in a press conference with co-organiser Hamburg Messe und Congress on the decision to postpone WindEnergy Hamburg until 1-4 December. Originally, WindEnergy Hamburg was to take place from 22 to 25 September 2020. Hamburg Messe und Congress and WindEurope are planning to adapt the event concept in a roundtable with … Continue reading Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

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Vattenfall gives green light to world’s largest offshore wind energy project

Vattenfall has taken final investment decision for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 proceeding with the construction of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.  With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have … Continue reading Vattenfall gives green light to world’s largest offshore wind energy project

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“You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

Yes, that’s what Germany is proposing. If two or more companies bid to build a wind farm purely on income from the electricity market, then Berlin thinks whoever offers to pay the government more should build it. Germany already allows “zero bidding” where you earn the market price. And that’s bad enough. The costs of … Continue reading “You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

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Greenalia drives its first offshore wind power plant in Gran Canaria

GREENALIA will promote its first floating offshore wind energy installation in Gran Canaria, for which it has already begun its processing. This is the 50 MW GOFIO wind farm located in the Southeast of the Island of Gran Canaria, in front of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and very close to the port … Continue reading Greenalia drives its first offshore wind power plant in Gran Canaria

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind power plant

Consortium led by GTM Normandie-Centre, a VINCI Construction France subsidiary, selected for construction of new Siemens Gamesa manufacturing plant; start of production planned between the end of 2021 and early 2022.Firm order from EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd, includes 15-year maintenance agreementOffshore wind nacelles and blades for both projects totaling almost 1 GW will be … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind power plant

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Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

Renewable electricity costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by improving technologies, economies of scale, increasingly competitive supply chains and growing developer experience. Since 2010, utility-scale solar PV power has shown the sharpest cost decline at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind at 39% and offshore wind at … Continue reading Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the delivery of wind turbines comprising 1,140 MW for an offshore wind power project in the UK

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S has signed a conditional agreement for the Seagreen offshore wind energy project in the UK. If and when the project translates into a firm order, Vestas Wind Systems A/S will disclose a company announcement about this. The wind power project is to be delivered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the delivery of wind turbines comprising 1,140 MW for an offshore wind power project in the UK

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Siemens Gamesa confirms order for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant.62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order also includes 10-year maintenance agreement.Nacelles and blades will be manufactured in France at the planned … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa confirms order for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant

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Iberdrola relaunches its relationship with wind energy Siemens Gamesa

It is awarded the supply and maintenance of the 62 wind turbines for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in French Brittany.berdrola and Siemens Gamesa return to good relations after their shareholding divorce. Proof is the withdrawal of all the cross-litigation filed and an income for Iberdrola of 1,100 million from the sale of 8% of … Continue reading Iberdrola relaunches its relationship with wind energy Siemens Gamesa

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Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

MHI Vestas confirms that the final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine atop Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat Foundation has left the quay in Northern Spain and is sailing toward the project site. When the final wind turbine arrives at its destination after a 250 km journey, WindFloat Atlantic will consist of three V164-8.4 MW wind turbines – … Continue reading Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

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First wind turbine installed at Borssele III/IV wind power project

The first of the 77 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines has been installed at the Borssele III/IV wind power project in the Dutch North Sea The first wind turbine at the 731.5 MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind energy project has now been installed by MHI Vestas at site 55 km off the coast of the Netherlands. … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Borssele III/IV wind power project

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The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

The wind energy platform will travel from the Galician city of Ferrol to its final location, 20 kilometers from the coast of Portugal.The two previous platforms – which also house the world’s largest offshore wind turbine on floating foundations – are already fully installed in the wind farm and provide power to the Portuguese electricity … Continue reading The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

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Atlantic Wind Transfers wins contract for offshore wind project in Virginia

Atlantic Wind Transfers is a Rhode Island company that works with the Block Island Wind Farm. Atlantic Wind Transfers based in Quonset Point, Rhode Island has secured its second long-term O&M Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) contract in the U.S. to provide offshore marine support services for the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines to be installed … Continue reading Atlantic Wind Transfers wins contract for offshore wind project in Virginia

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22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity

The Global Wind Energy Council has published its annual Supply Side Analysis 2019 report on its market intelligence platform. According to the report, 22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity, a new supply side record in terms of capacity for … Continue reading 22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity

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Siemens Gamesa will install its 14 MW offshore wind turbines in a gigantic 2.6 GW wind energy project in the United States

The new SG 14-222 Direct Drive wind turbine, launched a week ago, is the model of choice for this wind energy project by Dominion Energy, located in the State of Virginia.Siemens Gamesa already announced in January 2020 that it had been selected as the preferred supplier for this enormous wind project.The installation of the wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install its 14 MW offshore wind turbines in a gigantic 2.6 GW wind energy project in the United States

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Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines planned for 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) announce that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used at the upcoming 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. The deployment of the turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines planned for 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

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Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

Today eight industry leading companies, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope have launched “Choose Renewable Hydrogen”, a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure a sound economic recovery, aligned with the European Green Deal. Signatories called on the European Commission to make the right choices for Europe’s upcoming energy system integration and hydrogen strategy, … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

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Denmark plans to build islands with wind energy

Denmark announced a proposal for the construction of two large islands that will house wind turbines in wind farms. According to the government, it can increase Europe’s wind power capacity by 54%. The wind turbines will be installed in the existing island of Bornholm, not the Baltic, in a second built in an artificial structure. … Continue reading Denmark plans to build islands with wind energy

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8 countries hold 15.6 TW of offshore wind energy potential

The World Bank has published maps and analysis of the offshore wind energy technical potential for 40 more emerging markets around the world, following its report from October 2019, when eight countries’ potential was estimated to be at 3.1 TW. According to the latest report, the potential for floating wind power is double that for … Continue reading 8 countries hold 15.6 TW of offshore wind energy potential

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