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China begins constructing offshore wind farm with biggest installed wind energy capacity

China has begun constructing an offshore wind power project with the biggest installed capacity in the country. The wind farm’s first wind turbine was installed Monday in waters off Nanpeng Isle of the city of Yangjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province. The project, with a planned installed capacity of 400 MW, is expected to generate about … Continue reading China begins constructing offshore wind farm with biggest installed wind energy capacity

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State of play for U.S. offshore wind power

The race for offshore wind leadership is heating up, and around the country a flurry of recent announcements from states and offshore developers are shaping the future of the industry. As the offshore wind community convenes for AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference, it’s a good time to take stock of where things stand.    Here’s a roundup … Continue reading State of play for U.S. offshore wind power

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Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

Danish company Ørsted is in the running to become the leading offshore wind energy producer in the U.S. with its purchase of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind for $510 million on Monday, Oct. 8. Deepwater Wind was the first to develop an operational wind farm offshore on the East Coast: the Block Island, five-turbine 30-megawatt producer … Continue reading Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

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Wind energy is forecast to grow by 324 GW and reach 839 GW by 2023

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is expected to grow 87% (4.3 GW) over the forecast period, 32% more than in 2012?17. China leads at 1.9 GW, followed by 1 GW from Concentrated Solar Power projects receiving multilateral development bank support in Morocco and South Africa, 1 GW in the Middle East, and 300 MW each in Australia and Chile.   Since … Continue reading Wind energy is forecast to grow by 324 GW and reach 839 GW by 2023

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Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million. The two companies’ offshore wind power assets and organizations will be merged into the leading US offshore wind farm platform with the most comprehensive geographic … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Deepwater Wind and creates leading US offshore wind energy platform

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Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming — Is One Of The Best Solutions

Two Harvard researchers published a paper on wind power that drew a rapid flow of reactions from the press. A widely expressed interpretation of the paper in media articles is that the researchers had shown that wind turbines somehow cause climate change. That is not what the authors say. It is not what they imply. … Continue reading Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming — Is One Of The Best Solutions

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Belgium’s Northwester 2 wind power project gets 210 mln euros EIB loan

It said another 100 million euros for the wind energy project would be guaranteed by Denmark’s Export Credit Agency EKF. Belgium’s 219 megawatt (MW) Northwester 2 offshore wind farm project secured a 210 million euro ($242 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank said on Friday. EIB said the project, estimated to … Continue reading Belgium’s Northwester 2 wind power project gets 210 mln euros EIB loan

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ABB wins $20 million order of ocean-based wind power transformers

ABB has won an order worth more than $20 million from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the delivery of innovative, energy efficient and compact WindSTAR transformers, specifically designed for wind turbine installation. Borssele III and IV constitute phase two of the Borssele wind farm. This phase consists of a 731 megawatts windmill (MW) wind farm … Continue reading ABB wins $20 million order of ocean-based wind power transformers

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Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel. It is expected to offer important competitive advantages over existing floating wind concepts, with … Continue reading Floating wind energy: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

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Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

Europe has taken a pioneering lead in the development of floating offshore wind power. Europe’s companies lead three quarters of the 50-plus floating offshore wind farm projects currently in development across the globe. Floating offshore wind turbines is a fast-maturing technology with the potential to cement Europe’s leadership in renewables globally. It has the potential … Continue reading Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa awards first two contracts for localized offshore wind turbine components in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) awarded the first two local supply agreements for offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan in ceremonies today in Taipei. Firstly, Swancor will supply resin used in the blades slated for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power plant. Secondly, the newly-formed partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong will … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awards first two contracts for localized offshore wind turbine components in Taiwan

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Wind energy to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to IEA Executive Director

Wind energy is set to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030, said International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, Fatih Birol at the Global Wind Summit. Birol, speaking in the ministerial session, struck an optimistic tone. According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027. This … Continue reading Wind energy to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to IEA Executive Director

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Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

Investments of €0.5-€1bn in new port infrastructure could help the offshore wind sector to cut costs by up to 5.3%. This is according to figures released by the WindEurope Ports Platform at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. European ports are set to take on an expanded role in the offshore wind supply chain. By … Continue reading Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

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ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Transformers

High-performance WindSTAR transformers for the world’s most powerful commercial offshore wind turbines to enable phase two of the Borssele wind farm in the North Sea. ABB has won an order of more than $20 million from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply reliable, energy-efficient and compact WindSTAR transformers, which are designed for installation in wind … Continue reading ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Transformers

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Petrobras, Equinor to jointly pursue offshore wind power projects in Brazil

Petrobras has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the Norwegian company Equinor ASA – Equinor (formerly Statoil) to evaluate a joint business development in the offshore wind energy industry in Brazil. Within the scope of the strategic partnership between the two companies, Petrobras and Equinor have been researching other potential areas for cooperation, including … Continue reading Petrobras, Equinor to jointly pursue offshore wind power projects in Brazil

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GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal is to support an initiative to accelerate offshore wind in global markets and new ones such as Asia and the US. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North … Continue reading GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

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ABB Brings Latest Technology Solutions to WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

ABB is presenting its latest solutions and innovations for generating, transmitting and distributing on- and off-shore wind power at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg from September 25-28. ABB’s booth in the expo area (Hall B6, Booth 451) features a range of technology from the ABB Ability™-based portfolio, which offer a unified, full-spectrum approach from … Continue reading ABB Brings Latest Technology Solutions to WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

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Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

E.ON and Equinor’s Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea continues to strive for completion in record time. Now the energy company E.ON is reporting further progress: the wind farm has fed the first green electricity into the German Electrical grid. Arkona is thus right on schedule. E.ON, the company responsible for construction … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

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Iberdrola plans to boost U.S. renewable power by about 50 percent

Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, has made some statements to journalist Scott DiSavino from Reuters regarding his attendance at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 being held in New York.   Galán said the company expects to spend about $15 billion in the United States on its transmission and distribution system and increase its renewable … Continue reading Iberdrola plans to boost U.S. renewable power by about 50 percent

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Ingeteam Group to exhibit at Global Wind Summit 2018

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at the Global Wind Summit 2018, taking place later this month in Hamburg. Exhibiting at booth #A4.313. Ingeteam will showcase its power converters, turbine controllers, Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS), Smart SCADA Management Systems, along with … Continue reading Ingeteam Group to exhibit at Global Wind Summit 2018

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