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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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Gov. Cuomo announces largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced results of the largest procurement of offshore wind power in U.S. history. Two projects, Empire Wind (Opens in a new window) and Sunrise Wind(Opens in a new window), were named as winners of the state’s first call for offshore wind project proposals. Once completed, the 816 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo announces largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history

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Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for New York offshore wind farm

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected Sunrise Wind to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 880MW. Sunrise Wind is a 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, and Eversource, New England’s largest energy company. … Continue reading Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for New York offshore wind farm

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New York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, Orsted

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway’s Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark’s Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, a key milestone in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious plan to slash the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The two contracts add up to 1700 MW of capacity, or enough to power 1 … Continue reading New York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, Orsted

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Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order

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 conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order

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Wind turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project

This wind power project marks the first floating wind farm in continental Europe and a key milestone for the renewable energy sector The installation of the first Windfloat Atlantic turbine on its floating platform will begin today in the outer harbor of Ferrol, marking a major milestone for the Windfloat Atlantic project and the offshore … Continue reading Wind turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project

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Windfloat Atlantic floating wind energy, participated by Repsol and EDP Renováveis, starts assembly of wind turbines

The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project, participated by Repsol, EDP Renováveis, Engie and Principle Power, will take an important step in its development with the start on Wednesday of the installation of its first wind turbine in the outer port of Ferrol. In a statement, the consortium notes that this advance represents a … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic floating wind energy, participated by Repsol and EDP Renováveis, starts assembly of wind turbines

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

Italian contractor signs MoU with Plambeck Emirates for developing 500 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Gulf kingdom. Saipem announced on Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Plambeck Emirates for the design and construction of a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saipem to build a floating offshore wind farm

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GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

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GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind energy factory in China

GE Renewable Energy will open a new offshore wind energy factory and operation and development center in Guangdong province. The new factory will help GE Renewable Energy to serve the rapidly growing offshore wind power demand in the region and China. The new operation and development center will perform R&D activities and become GE’s regional … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to open new offshore wind energy factory in China

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Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

On 10 July the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) held its annual Summer Day event, with a focus on offshore wind power in the Baltic. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told attendees that Poland couldn’t have picked a better time to ‘join the offshore wind party.’ He said that offshore wind costs have come down rapidly. According … Continue reading Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

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Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency announced that Vattenfall have won the tender to build and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

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New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

UK innovators are offered an opportunity for testing and demonstrating products and services for the offshore wind power market on one of the world’s most cutting-edge fossil-free energy projects. The jointly funded, three-year agreement between Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind energy, … Continue reading New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

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Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4. In September 2018, Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2. The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW wind energy combined and will become … Continue reading Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

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AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Laura Smith Morton this week to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the U.S. wind industry’s rapidly emerging offshore sector. In her new role as Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Wind, Morton takes the helm of AWEA’s offshore wind program during a crucial … Continue reading AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

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Equinor, KNOC and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop a 200 MW floating offshore wind farm

Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop to 200MW floating offshore wind farm 58 km off the coast of the city of Ulsan. The consortium recently held a signing ceremony in Ulsan, which is situated in the south-eastern region of South Korea for the Donghae 1 project. The … Continue reading Equinor, KNOC and Korea East-West Power have agreed to develop a 200 MW floating offshore wind farm

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Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm have taken a step forward, with the project developers launching a labour market study to identify the capability of the Australian market to deliver what would be one of Australia’s largest renewable energy projects.The Star of the South wind farm, which is being pursued by the Danish fund … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

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Wind energy in Ireland

A Dublin-based renewable energy company is seeking a foreshore licence to assess the suitability of two offshore wind farm sites in Irish waters. SSE Renewables Ltd, of Red Oak South County Business Park, Leopardstown, has applied to the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government for permission to conduct a site investigation on 444 sq … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland

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Ornithology in novel bird study at Vattenfall offshore wind farm

The next phase of ground-breaking environmental research at a wind farm off the Scottish coast has begun after Vattenfall appointed Scottish and Danish specialists to carry out a bird study. The Edinburgh-based team of RPS Consulting and Danish-based DHI Group will deploy state of the art radar-camera-based digital technology on the European Offshore Wind Deployment … Continue reading Ornithology in novel bird study at Vattenfall offshore wind farm

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