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Siemens Gamesa’s flagship 14 MW wind turbine to power 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind power project in the UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has conditionally received an order for 100 units of its new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines for innogy’s 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. A comprehensive service and maintenance contract is also included in the conditional order. The project will have the capacity to generate enough electricity … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s flagship 14 MW wind turbine to power 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind power project in the UK

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Lithuania selects where the 700 MW offshore wind power plant will be built

Lithuania has settled on the position of the country’s first offshore wind farm, with the capacity of up to 700 MW, in the Baltic Sea. The government has decided that the wind farm will be built and commissioned by 2030 at the site previously proposed and considered in the draft Government Resolution, which has now … Continue reading Lithuania selects where the 700 MW offshore wind power plant will be built

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Manufacture of wind turbines for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has concluded a contract to source high voltage switchgear from within Taiwan, expanding existing supply chain commitments and becoming the first offshore wind turbine supplier to localise switchgear. MHI Vestas has finalised a purchase agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. (Mitsubishi Electric) to source switchgear for upcoming offshore wind projects in … Continue reading Manufacture of wind turbines for offshore wind energy in Taiwan

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French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

JERA (Japan’s largest utility company), ADEME INVESTISSEMENT (a 100% French State-owned investment company aiming at financing innovative infrastructure projects) and IDEOL (a global leader in floating offshore wind) have agreed on the key terms for the establishment of an investment vehicle dedicated to the financing of the development phase of at least 2 GW of … Continue reading French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind power Projects

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Iberdrola agrees deal for the acquisition of eight wind energy projects from Svea Vind Offshore AB in Sweden

The agreement will allow Iberdrola to take a majority stake in up to eight wind power projects which are in various stages of development, and are expected to begin operating from 2029 onwards. Projects are grouped around two geographical areas: Gavle (six projects totalling 5.1 GW of power) and Oxelosund (two projects totalling another 3.9 … Continue reading Iberdrola agrees deal for the acquisition of eight wind energy projects from Svea Vind Offshore AB in Sweden

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Siemens Gamesa places an order for its most powerful offshore wind turbines in a 1.4 GW wind energy project in the UK

The company will install 100 units of its 14 MW SG 14-222 DD wind turbine in the Sofia offshore wind farm, developed by innogy.The project will supply wind power to more than 1.2 million British homes.With this wind farm, the conditional order book for this new model amounts to a total of 4.3 GW, after … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa places an order for its most powerful offshore wind turbines in a 1.4 GW wind energy project in the UK

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Denmark approves two wind energy islands with 5 GW

Danish parliament also approves plans for the development of the up to 1GW Hesselo offshore wind farm. Denmark has given the green light for the development of two energy islands totalling 5GW by 2030 and the up to 1GW Hesselo offshore wind farm. The approvals are part of a broader climate agreement signed by the … Continue reading Denmark approves two wind energy islands with 5 GW

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Italy begins the first floating wind power plant in the Mediterranean

Italian developers have begun work on a 750-million-euro (840-million-U.S.-dollar) plan that would create the Mediterranean Sea’s first floating wind farm. The so-called 7Seas Med project will involve 25 floating wind turbines producing up to ten megawatts of power each. They will be located around 35 kilometers off the coast of the Sicilian city of Marsala, … Continue reading Italy begins the first floating wind power plant in the Mediterranean

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Iberdrola awards Navantia-Windar record offshore wind power contract, worth €350m

It comprises the construction and assembly of 62 ‘jackets’ and their corresponding piling for Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, being developed off the coast of Brittany in France which will supply clean energy to a million people.The agreement will provide direct employment for 1,000 workers in Galicia and Asturias and for over 1,100 in France, where … Continue reading Iberdrola awards Navantia-Windar record offshore wind power contract, worth €350m

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Most Powerful Wind Turbine, GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW, obtains provisional type certificate by DNV GL

GE Renewable Energy on track to obtain the full type certificate in the coming months. Haliade-X technology has already been selected as the preferred wind turbine for 4.8 GW of wind power projects in the US and the UK, enough to power more than five million households. GE Renewable Energy announced today that its Haliade-X … Continue reading Most Powerful Wind Turbine, GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW, obtains provisional type certificate by DNV GL

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Iberdrola awards Navantia an offshore wind energy contract worth 350 million euros

It includes the construction and assembly of 62 ‘jackets’ and their corresponding piles for this large installation that the company is developing in the waters of French Brittany and that will provide wind power to one million people.The agreement will directly employ around 1,000 professionals in Galicia and Asturias and over 1,100 in France, where … Continue reading Iberdrola awards Navantia an offshore wind energy contract worth 350 million euros

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GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 employees for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021.Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’ to learn wind turbine blade manufacturing processes.Opened two years ago in April 2018, the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 employees for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

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Change of management at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Board of Directors and CEO Markus Tacke mutually agree to terminate CEO contract. Offshore head Andreas Nauen appointed new CEO with immediate effect. The Board of Directors and Markus Tacke have mutually agreed to terminate his CEO contract, effective June 17, 2020. Andreas Nauen (55), who has headed the company’s successful offshore activities, has been … Continue reading Change of management at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

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New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

Today, New Jersey announced the development of the New Jersey Wind Port, the first port in the country to be built specifically for offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing. The port will be sited in the Lower Alloway Creek area in Salem County on Artificial Island next to the Hope Creek Nuclear Generation site. The project … Continue reading New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

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China’s First 8MW Offshore Wind Turbine, Installed By Shanghai Electric, Enters Full Load Operation

Shanghai Electric, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of power generation and industrial equipment, today announced that it has commissioned China’s first 8MW offshore wind turbine, which is now entering operation. The launch of the turbine, which features “black start” technology, demonstrates that the company can now undertake bulk orders in the market for 8MW … Continue reading China’s First 8MW Offshore Wind Turbine, Installed By Shanghai Electric, Enters Full Load Operation

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Offshore wind energy, Construction started on major blade facility at Taichung Harbour

MHI Vestas supplier Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., Ltd. (Tien Li) has started construction on 210,000 square metre facility in Taichung Harbour to supply blades in Taiwan. Tien Li, one of MHI Vestas’ key local supply chain partners, has begun construction on its new facility in Taichung Harbour. Both production and storage facilities are … Continue reading Offshore wind energy, Construction started on major blade facility at Taichung Harbour

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MHI Vestas UK receives order for wind turbines for offshore wind energy

Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd finalises turbine supply contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 114 turbines for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. The Seagreen project, which will be Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy when complete, has today finalised the firm order for 114 V164-10 MW turbines from MHI Vestas, to be installed off … Continue reading MHI Vestas UK receives order for wind turbines for offshore wind energy

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Ørsted reaches new offshore wind energy milestone with wind turbine number 1,500

Ørsted has reached another milestone in its expanding offshore wind power business with the installation of offshore wind turbine 1,500. Ørsted is set to more than double its offshore wind energy capacity in the coming five years using ever larger wind turbines. When Ørsted recently installed the 25th of Borssele 1 & 2’s 8MW wind … Continue reading Ørsted reaches new offshore wind energy milestone with wind turbine number 1,500

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AWEA, BNOW, NOIA Statements on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW), and National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) are united in commending BOEM for issuing the statement on schedule, especially as the agency had to adapt to new workplace realities due to COVID-19. The three organizations released the following comments on the draft:  The Bureau … Continue reading AWEA, BNOW, NOIA Statements on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland has launched the nation’s first offshore wind power leasing round in a decade. The organisation, which manages Scotland’s seabed, predicts total investment in ScotWind Leasing projects could surpass £8 billion and suggests the investment opportunity will form a vital part of Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the … Continue reading Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

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