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Europe’s latest wind offshore auction mainly using non-price criteria is a success

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) published the results of “Site VII” of the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) tender. It is the latest big auction using non-price criteria. Oranje Wind Power II, a subsidiary of RWE, won the auction. They will build a 700 MW offshore wind farm. Their project also includes 600 MW of onshore … Continue reading Europe’s latest wind offshore auction mainly using non-price criteria is a success

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Siemens Gamesa wind power ends 2022 with a record project portfolio

In an extremely challenging macroeconomic and geopolitical context, shaped also by Europe’s commitment to safeguard energy independence and an increase in global commitments to curb climate change, Siemens Gamesa ended a particularly complex fiscal year 2022. With the launch of the Mistral strategy program and a new operating model, Siemens Gamesa took decisive steps to … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wind power ends 2022 with a record project portfolio

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Nine new countries sign up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh

Global alliance will play major role in transforming targets into action, closing the renewable energy implementation gap while tackling economic, energy security and climate challenges. COP27 has seen nine new countries including Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, the US join the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), pledging to a rapid … Continue reading Nine new countries sign up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh

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Offshore wind energy can create half a million jobs in Ceará

The forecast would be based on Sedet’s calculations that every 1 gigawatt of installed power offshore would generate around 9,000 jobs.However, the potential to be explored on the coast of Ceará is 48 GW, considering all the planned projects, which would be stimulated to meet the demand for energy for, among other purposes, green hydrogen … Continue reading Offshore wind energy can create half a million jobs in Ceará

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Nine New Countries Sign Up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh

COP27 has seen nine new countries including Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, the US join the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), pledging to a rapid ramp up of offshore wind in order to tackle the climate and energy security crises. The alliance, initiated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), … Continue reading Nine New Countries Sign Up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh

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Iberdrola start a partnership with AXA IM for the development of wind energy

The French company would join as a minority shareholder for the development of a 1000 MW wind farm in Normandy, if Iberdrola is awarded the project.  The Iberdrola group and AXA IM Alts today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the deployment of offshore wind energy in France. Under this agreement, the French … Continue reading Iberdrola start a partnership with AXA IM for the development of wind energy

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CNOOC Limited announce wind farm in China

ConocoPhillips China and CNOOC announced the commencement of the Penglai offshore wind farm on Sunday during the fifth China International Import Expo held in Shanghai. As a joint low carbon energy development effort, the project will harness wind energy to supply power to the Penglai oilfield, China’s largest offshore oil and gas production base under … Continue reading CNOOC Limited announce wind farm in China

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Doosan Enerbility Enters into Partnership with Ørsted for Offshore Wind Power

Vietnamese subsidiary Doosan Vina signs supplier agreement for offshore wind turbine substructure with Ørsted. Vietnam’s offshore wind power market forecast to grow to 7GW by 2030. Doosan Enerbiity announced on Nov. 3 that its Vietnamese subsidiary Doosan Vina had signed a memorandum of understanding with Denmark’s state-owned energy company Ørsted on cooperation for the supply … Continue reading Doosan Enerbility Enters into Partnership with Ørsted for Offshore Wind Power

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DNV supports Ørsted as lender’s technical advisor to the 1.32 GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm

Hornsea 2 is the largest offshore wind farm and will provide electricity to more than 1.3 million UK homes. DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has successfully completed Lenders’ Technical Due Diligence on Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 project, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.  Working in close collaboration with Ørsted and the lenders, legal, … Continue reading DNV supports Ørsted as lender’s technical advisor to the 1.32 GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm

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Ørsted’s Board of Directors approved the interim report for the first nine months of 2022.

EBITDA excluding new partnerships increased by 3.8 billion and amounted to DKK 14.4 billion. Net profit amounted to DKK 15.3 billion, and return on capital employed (ROCE) came in at 24 %. We have increased our full-year EBITDA guidance with DKK 1 billion to DKK 21-23 billion excluding earnings from new partnerships during the year, … Continue reading Ørsted’s Board of Directors approved the interim report for the first nine months of 2022.

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Ocean Winds, Mainstream and ESB boost floating wind power in Scotland

Ocean Winds, Mainstream Renewable Power and ESB have signed seabed lease agreements with Crown Estate Scotland for the development of three floating offshore wind farms off the Shetland Islands in Scotland that are expected to generate 2.8 GW of power. The three projects include the 1.8 GW offshore wind farm from Ocean Winds and Mainstream, … Continue reading Ocean Winds, Mainstream and ESB boost floating wind power in Scotland

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Economic report demonstrates how RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre can benefit Wales

At the site of the existing Pembroke Power Station, RWE will deploy new technologies including green hydrogen, carbon capture, large-scale battery storage and floating offshore wind from the Celtic Sea, coming together under a single project ‘Pembroke Net Zero Centre’ (PNZC). A new report commissioned by RWE by Max Munday, Cardiff Business School, demonstrates the … Continue reading Economic report demonstrates how RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre can benefit Wales

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BOEM designates two areas for offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalised two wind energy areas (WEAs) for offshore windfarms in the Gulf of Mexico, with the potential to produce enough clean wind energy to power nearly 3M homes. The first WEA is located approximately 24 nautical miles (nm) off the coast of Galveston, Texas. The area totals … Continue reading BOEM designates two areas for offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico

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ACP Statement on BOEM Designating Two Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) issued the following statement from Josh Kaplowitz, ACP?Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) designated two wind energy areas in the Gulf of Mexico: “BOEM’s announcement is a crucial step in developing offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico and will bring clean … Continue reading ACP Statement on BOEM Designating Two Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

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X1 Wind successfully installs floating wind platform in Spain

X1 Wind’s floating platform has been successfully installed at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands. As summer trade-winds abated, a suitable weather window allowed X1 Wind and partners from the EU-backed PivotBuoy Project to complete the installation process, connecting the fully-functional floating wind prototype to the mooring system and dynamic cable pre-installed last … Continue reading X1 Wind successfully installs floating wind platform in Spain

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The development of offshore wind power is urgent as a necessity for the energy transition in Spain

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has today presented the White Paper on the Offshore Wind Industry in Spain. This publication includes the main indicators of the macroeconomic impact of the development of offshore wind power, with a clear focus on the opportunity it represents for the existing wind, naval and port industry in Spain. … Continue reading The development of offshore wind power is urgent as a necessity for the energy transition in Spain

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DNV awarded owner’s engineer contract for South Korea’s largest offshore wind farm

DNV has been appointed by Elenergy Co Ltd, a Korean renewable energy development company, as owner’s engineer for its 1.5 GW fixed-bottom Chujin offshore wind project. When completed in 2027, the Chujin plant will be the largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the country. As the owner’s engineer, DNV will drive the pre- Front End … Continue reading DNV awarded owner’s engineer contract for South Korea’s largest offshore wind farm

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RWE bids with 1.8 GW unique concept for seabed permit in Poland

Poland has started competitive processes for five offshore wind seabed permits in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE has submitted bids for all five areas with a total capacity of 7.8 gigawatts (GW) – including a site 44.E1, located in the direct vicinity of its F.E.W. Baltic II project. Based on its track record of more … Continue reading RWE bids with 1.8 GW unique concept for seabed permit in Poland

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Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure partners join forces to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a partnership to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark across four projects. The partnership can accelerate the green transformation greatly, create value in the offshore wind industry, strengthen value- and job creation, and create a Danish business and export stronghold within Power-to-X. Ørsted … Continue reading Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure partners join forces to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark

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Europe needs to invest more in wind R&D to reach climate targets

The European Technology & Innovation Platform for Wind Energy (ETIPWind) has started its new 3-year cycle of activity. ETIPWind supports the alignment, coordination and prioritisation of wind energy-related Research & Innovation (R&I) policies in Europe. Representatives from the industry, researchers, academia and policymakers launched the new 3 year cycle this month at an event in … Continue reading Europe needs to invest more in wind R&D to reach climate targets

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