Category Archives: offshore

Offshore wind energy offer vast energy potential for South Africa

Offshore wind energy generation, a popular form of renewable energy in many developed countries, might be an answer to the decarbonisation of South Africa energy value chain, delegates at a conference in wind energy heard on Friday. South Africa is one of many nations that signed a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, COP21, which requires … Continue reading Offshore wind energy offer vast energy potential for South Africa

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Ørsted signs new EUR 2 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

Ørsted has today signed a EUR 2.0 billion 5-year sustainability-linked syndicated revolving credit facility with two 1-year extension options. The facility is for general corporate purposes and replaces Ørsted’s existing, undrawn EUR 1.4 billion syndicated revolving credit facility entered into in December 2015. To help drive the efforts to meet Ørsted’s ambitious sustainability targets, the … Continue reading Ørsted signs new EUR 2 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

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DEME Offshore to Install Foundations at Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

DEME Offshore, has through its U.S. subsidiary DEME Offshore US LLC, secured a contract for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project in the U.S. Vineyard Wind 1, operated by Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), will be the first large-scale offshore … Continue reading DEME Offshore to Install Foundations at Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

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Denmark eyes Germany among top wind farm clients

Denmark is expecting Germany to be a key market for its green energy. “Germany will need all the renewable energy it can get,” Denmark’s environment minister said. Denmark’s Climate Minister Dan Jorgensen told German current affairs magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday that he expects the demand for green fuel and electricity produced by Denmark’s future wind farm … Continue reading Denmark eyes Germany among top wind farm clients

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UK National Grid in talks to build a wind energy island in the North Sea

UK company National Grid has revealed it is in talks with two other parties about building an “energy island” in the North Sea that would use wind farms to supply clean electricity to millions of homes in north-west Europe. The idea of a renewable energy hub in the North Sea has been floated for years, … Continue reading UK National Grid in talks to build a wind energy island in the North Sea

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Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Aker Offshore Wind has outlined plans to utilise Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore windfarms. The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied in Scotland by Aker Solutions and provide major export opportunities for Scottish businesses.Substations – which help move the energy created by wind turbines … Continue reading Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype wind turbines starts operating at 14 MW

GE’s Haliade-X prototype is now running at 14 MW. The Haliade-X 14 MW can produce up to 74 GWh* of gross annual energy production and is an uprated version of the Haliade-X 13 MW. GE Renewable Energy was the first industry player to start operating an offshore wind turbine in the 12 MW and above … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype wind turbines starts operating at 14 MW

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Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to Headline American Clean Power Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced the first of its VIP speakers at its Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition taking place October 13-15 at the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb HaalandDeb Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. Throughout her … Continue reading Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to Headline American Clean Power Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

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Codling Wind Power plant contracts DNV to certify Ireland’s flagship offshore wind farm

Certification of Codling Wind Farm will help to manage risks, as Ireland seeks to realize ambitious offshore wind energy goals. DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been contracted to carry out Project Certification for the Codling Wind Park project, which is one of the largest offshore wind farms planned in Ireland, with … Continue reading Codling Wind Power plant contracts DNV to certify Ireland’s flagship offshore wind farm

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Prysmian to supply a submarine power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the obtainment of the Notice to Proceed for the approximately €200 million contract to supply a submarine power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm. A milestone in the development of the offshore wind farm sector in the US, … Continue reading Prysmian to supply a submarine power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm

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Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind energy in Emerging Markets

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) released today a report distilling experiences from established offshore wind markets into key success factors for emerging markets. Offshore wind is a rapidly growing industry which holds tremendous promise for many emerging markets as a large-scale, clean, reliable form of new electricity generation with the potential … Continue reading Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind energy in Emerging Markets

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UK launches largest ever wind energy auction

The UK Government revealed the auction criteria for the upcoming fourth CfD auction round. The auction will be the largest ever renewable energy auction in the world and could see more than 12 GW of new renewable capacity added. It will cement the UK’s position as global leader in offshore wind. Notably it will also … Continue reading UK launches largest ever wind energy auction

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Siemens Gamesa will install 77 wind turbines (715 MW) in two offshore wind power projects in the US

These are two offshore wind farms off the coast of Long Island, in New York, which he hopes to complete in 2023.Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Orsted and Eversource for the supply of a total of 77 wind turbines for the Revolution Wind projects (715 MW), off the coast of Rhode Island, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install 77 wind turbines (715 MW) in two offshore wind power projects in the US

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Serbia can be a champion of wind energy in the Western Balkans

On 15 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the inaugural conference of the recently created Serbian Renewable Energy Association, RES Serbia, with the Deputy Prime Minister and Energy State Secretary of Serbia.   Serbia has recently adopted a renewable energy law and is now preparing detailed regulations which will pave the way for technology-specific auctions … Continue reading Serbia can be a champion of wind energy in the Western Balkans

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Siemens Gamesa celebrates long-term East Anglia ONE offshore service extension

Siemens Gamesa is pleased to announce an extension of the original contract term for servicing the 714 MW East Anglia ONE wind power plant, from five to 15 years with customers ScottishPower Renewables and Bilbao Offshore Holdings Limited. The deal, among the biggest in Siemens Gamesa’s Service business unit’s history, comes just one year after … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa celebrates long-term East Anglia ONE offshore service extension

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Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonia/Latvia hybrid offshore wind farm

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing projects. There is now 26 … Continue reading Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonia/Latvia hybrid offshore wind farm

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Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

The project, driven by EDP Renewables through the Windplus consortium formed by OW (50:50 joint-venture between EDPR and ENGIE), Repsol and Principle Power, is the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm. The energy produced in the first year of full operation is enough to supply 60,000 inhabitants and avoid the emission of 33,000 tons of … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic reaches 75 GWh in its first year of operation

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Wind industry & Government commit to boosting offshore wind energy and jobs in Poland

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The Government in turn reinforces Poland’s … Continue reading Wind industry & Government commit to boosting offshore wind energy and jobs in Poland

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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

The Service Operation Vessel will support the GE Wind Turbines Mechanical Completion and Commissioning phase of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm constructionThe installation is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2022The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be equipped with 80 Haliade 150-6MW and will have an installed capacity of 450 MW GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

GWEC and IRENA are delighted to announce a new UN Global Compact to advance SDG7 on sustainable energy for all, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement states that by 2030, IRENA and GWEC will work together to: Increase government ambition to achieve 380 GW of offshore wind … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

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