Category Archives: offshore

DNV confirms Nordseecluster wind farms will comply with German offshore regulations

Conformity Statements prove the safe and reliable design basis for joint wind projects of RWE and Northland Power. At the WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition, DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has awarded two German offshore wind farms with Conformity Statements. The projects (N-3.7 & N-3.8) are both part of the Nordseecluster, which is jointly … Continue reading DNV confirms Nordseecluster wind farms will comply with German offshore regulations

Continue reading

Vattenfall awarded major wind power project off the coast of Germany

Vattenfall has obtained the right to develop the N-7.2 offshore wind power project off the German North Sea coast after having exercised its right of entry. The project is expected to generate fossil-free electricity  corresponding to the consumption of more than one million German households. As part of the tender process for the construction of … Continue reading Vattenfall awarded major wind power project off the coast of Germany

Continue reading

The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

WindEurope took part in the European Commission’s Projects of Common Interest (PCI) Energy Days – which are dedicated to the practical implementation of the EU’s PCIs for energy. These PCI projects include onshore and offshore cross-border interconnectors and large energy storage assets. The focus of the event was the revised Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation … Continue reading The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

Continue reading

ACP WINDPOWER 2022: Panel Discussions Announced

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced additional speakers and panelists for its Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, which is being held October 18-19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. U.S. offshore wind development is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and the momentum continues leading into ACP’s Offshore WINDPOWER this fall. Panel Discussion: Building Leaders in the … Continue reading ACP WINDPOWER 2022: Panel Discussions Announced

Continue reading

Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind project in the UK

Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and ESB, has appointed Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. Both Red Rock Power and ESB are Vestas clients for onshore wind projects, and with this new commitment, these partnerships now … Continue reading Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind project in the UK

Continue reading

Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

A study by GWO and GWEC shows that around 30,000 new technicians are hired globally each year.Growth in onshore and offshore wind capacity is driving demand for skilled labor, reveals a new report released by two industry bodies. Figures from the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show that it … Continue reading Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

Continue reading

Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland

Vestas will provide 76 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for the Baltic Power project which is located 23 kilometres off the coast of the Polish Baltic Sea shoreline, near ?eba. Once completed, this will be the largest wind farm in Poland.Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between PKN ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc., … Continue reading Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland

Continue reading

In the January-August period, the installed capacity of wind power in China increased 16.6%

China’s installed capacity of renewable energy notched up rapid growth in the first eight months of the year amid the country’s pursuit of green development. In the January-August period, the installed capacity of wind power increased 16.6 percent year on year to around 340 million kilowatts, while the installed capacity of solar power generation came … Continue reading In the January-August period, the installed capacity of wind power in China increased 16.6%

Continue reading

In 2021, the wind energy sector installed 93 GW of capacity

In 2021, the wind energy sector installed 93 GW of capacityChina was in the lead, even though the 47 GW added was considerably less than the previous year. The United States followed, with 14 GW, about the same as in 2020. Other leading installers were Brazil, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Türkiye, Germany, India and … Continue reading In 2021, the wind energy sector installed 93 GW of capacity

Continue reading

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Tokyu Land Corporation partner to develop offshore wind in Aomori South, Japan

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S (CI IV), and Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) are announcing a joint partnership to develop the Aomori South offshore wind project, located in northern Japan. TLC and CI IV have established a new joint venture company, Aomori South Offshore Wind GK, which is … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Tokyu Land Corporation partner to develop offshore wind in Aomori South, Japan

Continue reading

Offshore Wind Can Lower Energy Prices and Beat Out Oil and Gas

Offshore wind lease sales are a significantly better use of ocean acreage than oil and gas—for energy consumers, taxpayers, and the climate. Introduction and summary The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the largest federal climate investment in U.S. history and promises to put the country on track to reduce emissions to 40 percent below … Continue reading Offshore Wind Can Lower Energy Prices and Beat Out Oil and Gas

Continue reading

France’s First Offshore Wind Farm

TÜV SÜD Group is supporting the French grid operator, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE), as owner´s engineer for the offshore export cable installation scope of three new offshore wind farms currently being built off the French Atlantic coast. The export cable connection is already in operation at the first wind farm near Saint-Nazaire. Delivering near-baseload … Continue reading France’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Continue reading

Portugal increases offshore wind power auction to 10 GW

The government is preparing a list of coastal locations and other technical aspects related to the auction.Portugal has increased the target of its first offshore wind power auction to 10 GW with the aim of accelerating the energy transition. Reuters reported that Environment Minister Duarte Cordeiro announced the decision this week. In June this year, … Continue reading Portugal increases offshore wind power auction to 10 GW

Continue reading

Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

Worldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022 identifies market dynamics as major factors influencing employment generation in renewables, along with labour … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

Continue reading

Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa to massively expand offshore nacelle manufacturing activities

Successful offshore wind power nacelle facility to be tripled in size to around 90,000 square meters. Local manufacturing of SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to take place; employment to also more than triple.Intended to initially supply machines for 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind power projects; prepared for future projects in Taiwan and Asia … Continue reading Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa to massively expand offshore nacelle manufacturing activities

Continue reading

WindEurope message to national Governments on electricity markets

You will decide new rules for revenue caps on inframarginal electricity generation at the Energy Council on 30 September. These are important: you must support families and businesses with their energy bills. But at the same time you want more renewables: for energy security, climate protection and cheaper electricity bills in the long-run. More renewables … Continue reading WindEurope message to national Governments on electricity markets

Continue reading

Governor Dan McKee, Sens. Reed and Whitehouse, BOEM Director Lefton to Keynote American Clean Power Offshore WINDPOWER Conference 2022

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced the conference agenda and keynote speakers for its Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, held October 18-19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. U.S. offshore wind development is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and momentum continues leading into ACP’s Offshore WINDPOWER this fall with the White House setting a target last week of … Continue reading Governor Dan McKee, Sens. Reed and Whitehouse, BOEM Director Lefton to Keynote American Clean Power Offshore WINDPOWER Conference 2022

Continue reading

Two offshore wind farms are planned in Finland

Eolus is investigating the prerequisites for constructing two offshore wind farms in the finnish Bothnian sea. Eolus has applied for permission to the Finnish Government to investigate the conditions for establishing offshore wind power projects located in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Permission for investigation is expected within the coming year. One of the sea areas … Continue reading Two offshore wind farms are planned in Finland

Continue reading

New global alliance taps into offshore wind’s enormous potential

IRENA, GWEC & the Government of Denmark launch the Global Offshore Wind Alliance to drive installed global offshore wind capacity up 670% – from 57 GW in 2021 to 380 GW in 2030. Offshore wind has enormous untapped potential to drive the global energy transition and tackle the climate and energy crises. A new multi-stakeholder … Continue reading New global alliance taps into offshore wind’s enormous potential

Continue reading

Naturgy and Equinor advance in their alliance in offshore wind power and project a wind farm of 200 MW in the Canary Islands

The two energy companies have an agreement to work together in the analysis and search for opportunities for offshore wind power in Spain, whose first auction will foreseeably be in the waters of the Islands. Naturgy and Equinor are working together on the development of the Floating Offshore Wind Canarias (FOWCA) project, with which they … Continue reading Naturgy and Equinor advance in their alliance in offshore wind power and project a wind farm of 200 MW in the Canary Islands

Continue reading