Category Archives: offshore

Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

Day 5 of #AmericanWindWeek is here, and today’ we’re celebrating a new ocean energy resource: offshore wind. Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and … Continue reading Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

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Navantia consolidates in offshore wind energy with another 62 jackets

Navantia has made the contract of 62 support structures for marine wind turbines –jackets– for the future Iberdrola wind farm in Saint Brieuc, in French Brittany, which will have an installed wind power capacity of about 500 MW. It is, therefore, not only one of the largest marine wind energy projects under way, but also … Continue reading Navantia consolidates in offshore wind energy with another 62 jackets

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Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

The group will continue to be the majority shareholder, with 60% of this offshore wind farm, which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters into operation. The company is reaffirming its ambition to lead the offshore wind energy market with a pipeline set to deliver over 10,000 MW in the … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

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Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has sold to the Macquarie group, a 40% stake in its East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom for 1,630 million pounds (about 1,756 million euros), and thus maintains its 60% majority stake in its Offshore wind energy megaproject in British territory. The wind farm, located in waters of the North … Continue reading Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

Dept. of Interior decision to delay Vineyard offshore wind farm undermines US energy dominance agenda and the potential $70 billion US offshore wind turbines supply chain. The U.S. Department of the Interior today made the formal decision to delay Vineyard Wind, a proposed large-scale offshore wind project, in order to conduct a supplemental study. The … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

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Ørsted’s strong first half with two major US offshore wind power projects awarded

Ørsted’s Board of Directors approved the interim report for the first half-year (H1) of 2019. We achieved an operating profit (EBITDA) of DKK 8.8 billion, up 2% compared to H1 2018 and we are well on track to deliver on our full-year guidance. Earnings from our offshore wind farms in operation increased by 18%, driven … Continue reading Ørsted’s strong first half with two major US offshore wind power projects awarded

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HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark inaugurates Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

On 22 August, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark will inaugurate Vattenfall’s next and largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in the North Sea. Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm is ready to supply fossil-free electricity corresponding to an annual electricity consumption of approx. 425,000 Danish households. The wind farm will be … Continue reading HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark inaugurates Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall selects operation and maintenance hub for Horns Rev 3 wind energy

Vattenfall has chosen the Port of Hvide Sande on the Danish West Coast as the operation and maintenance hub for Denmark’s next and largest offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea. The choice is a testimony to the local benefits of investing in offshore wind power and a fossil-free living. With an … Continue reading Vattenfall selects operation and maintenance hub for Horns Rev 3 wind energy

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Power purchase agreements for renewable power producers

Power purchase agreements, PPAs, are a growing focus for renewable power producers industry. But what is a PPA and what are the opportunities? Hanno Mieth from Vattenfall Trading gives an overview. As subsidies are set to be phased out in the coming years, energy companies need new ways to secure the investments in renewable power. … Continue reading Power purchase agreements for renewable power producers

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Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

Key findings of the US wind energy industry second quarter 2019 report. Record wind turbines capacity under construction or advanced development, reaching nearly 42 GW. Long-term contract volume for wind power capacity is up 10 percent over the first half of 2018, buyers include Hormel Foods, Walmart, and Target, Three states set new offshore wind … Continue reading Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

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Cantabria will promote its offshore wind energy at the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen

SODERCAN, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria, promotes a grouped visit to the WindEurope Offshore 2019 that will be held in November in Copenhagen (Denmark), one of the most important fairs in the world in offshore wind, in which Cantabria will have a stand for the international promotion of the marine wind … Continue reading Cantabria will promote its offshore wind energy at the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen

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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, off the Caithness coast, has started commercial production, operator SSE said on Monday. The 588 megawatt wind farm cost 2.5 billion pounds ($3 billion) and is the fourth largest wind farm in the world, the company said. Beatrice is now producing enough energy to power 450,000 homes a year, … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

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Wind power in France: Six offshore wind farms granted EU approval

The European Commission has given the green light for plans to build six new offshore wind farms in France. Each of the wind farms will consist of 62 to 83 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 450 MW to 498 MW per wind power project and will receive support under the government’s Feed-in Tariff … Continue reading Wind power in France: Six offshore wind farms granted EU approval

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The Conseil d’Etat approves Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm project

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and its partners Enbridge, a North American energy infrastructure company, and German independent renewable energy provider wpd, are delighted with today’s ruling by the Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, dismissing the appeals against the concession permits allowing the Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp offshore wind projects to occupy … Continue reading The Conseil d’Etat approves Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm project

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Iberdrola obtained a net profit of €1.644 billion in the first half of 2019

This strong result reflects the record investments made by the group. The company invested €3.054 billion in the first six months, up 23.2% year on year, 88% of which was allocated to renewable energy projects, and transmission and distribution network assets (48% the former and 40% the latter). This amount represents the group’s largest investment … Continue reading Iberdrola obtained a net profit of €1.644 billion in the first half of 2019

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GE Renewable Energy unveils the first Haliade-X 12 MW, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new offshore wind turbine boasts unparalleled dimensions and the use of advanced technologies. GE has taken a new step towards launching the Haliade-X 12 MW to the wind energy market, as … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy unveils the first Haliade-X 12 MW, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine

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Siemens Gamesa will supply the SG 4.5-145 wind turbines for its first nearshore wind power project in Vietnam

The company will supply seven SG 4.5-145 for the first phase of the No. 5 Thanh Hai wind farm project (32 MW), located between 2 km and 5 km off the coast. It will also provide service and maintenance for 10 year. Siemens Gamesa leveraged its offshore wind power leadership to develop a special configuration … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply the SG 4.5-145 wind turbines for its first nearshore wind power project in Vietnam

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Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC. Creating a new market for wind power in Saudi represents “an important opportunity to be seized.” Italian contractor Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Plambeck Emirates LLC, a solutions company in the field of renewables based in Abu Dhabi, and … Continue reading Italian and Abu Dhabi firms team up for floating wind farm project

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Siemens Gamesa receives orders of 1,700 MW for offshore wind power in the US

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date. It encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives orders of 1,700 MW for offshore wind power in the US

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Offshore wind energy: New York awards the construction of the largest maritime wind farm

The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the award of two offshore wind power projects for the construction of a marine wind farm that will produce around 1,700 megawatts and that will become the largest of its kind in the United States. The governor, who specified that the wind turbines facilities … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: New York awards the construction of the largest maritime wind farm

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