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The Netherlands hosts another successful wind power auction based on criteria other than price

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) published the results of “Site VI” of the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) tender. It is the second site in the HKW area. The winner is Ecowende – a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. They will be building the 756 MW project by 2026. This auction was a comparative assessment … Continue reading The Netherlands hosts another successful wind power auction based on criteria other than price

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Shell and Eneco win right to build large Dutch offshore wind farm

A joint venture of Shell and Dutch energy company Eneco has won the right to build an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 756 megawatts in the North Sea. The wind farm, located around 50 kilometres west off the Dutch coast, is expected to be operational in 2026. The 54 wind turbines in the … Continue reading Shell and Eneco win right to build large Dutch offshore wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy signs strategic partnership agreement with Hyundai Electric to support the growth of offshore wind in South Korea

Hyundai Electric to build factory, invest in tooling, and hire and train local team to produce Haliade-X turbines and generators in South Korea.GE to bring its offshore expertise and the Haliade-X technology while remaining prime contractor toward customers, plus supporting operational ramp-up with Hyundai Electric. South Korea plans to bring online 12 GW of offshore … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy signs strategic partnership agreement with Hyundai Electric to support the growth of offshore wind in South Korea

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Construction of Wind Turbine Foundations and Marine Civil Engineering Works in Kitakyushu Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Project

Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that we have received order for the construction of wind turbine foundations and marine civil engineering works in Kitakyushu Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Project from the project developer, Hibiki Wind Energy Co., Ltd. In this project, a 220MW large-scale wind farm (with 25 nos. of 9.6 MW … Continue reading Construction of Wind Turbine Foundations and Marine Civil Engineering Works in Kitakyushu Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm Project

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Enbridge and Partners Celebrate Inauguration of Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Known for its blustery winds, choppy seas and notorious storms, the Bay of Biscay in western France may seem like an unusual place for warm smiles and sunny celebrations-especially in late November. But the winds of the Loire-Atlantique region and Atlantic Ocean are being cheered today as France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project becomes fully … Continue reading Enbridge and Partners Celebrate Inauguration of Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Dominion Energy Achieves Key Environmental Regulatory Milestone for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issues draft Environmental Impact Statement for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project. Public comment period on environmental review is open for 60 days. CVOW remains on schedule to begin offshore construction in 2024 and is expected to conclude in late 2026. Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial … Continue reading Dominion Energy Achieves Key Environmental Regulatory Milestone for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project

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Germany’s 2022 renewable power production rises but still behind 2030 target

Germany’s power production from renewable energy rose in 2022, but it is still below the threshold needed to reach the target of generating 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030, the Environment Agency said on Monday. Renewable energy is expected to account for around 46% of German power consumption this year, up from 41% a … Continue reading Germany’s 2022 renewable power production rises but still behind 2030 target

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Mainstream Renewable Power, Ocean Winds and Statkraft sign collaboration MoU with Aker Solutions for floating wind at Utsira Nord in Norway

Mainstream, Ocean Winds and Statkraft are in a consortium to pursue an application to develop floating wind power at the Utsira Nord license area in 2023. The consortium and Aker Solutions will together develop sustainable and cost-efficient technologies which include design, construction, fabrication and installation initiatives and other innovative solutions and new technology to lower … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power, Ocean Winds and Statkraft sign collaboration MoU with Aker Solutions for floating wind at Utsira Nord in Norway

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Ocean Winds awarded with 2 GW in California Wind Energy Lease

EDP Renewables and Engie’s joint venture partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to develop a floating offshore project in California. This 2 GW are a significant milestone for the presence of Ocean Winds in the United States, where the company has about 4 GW under development through two projects in the Northeast. Ocean Winds … Continue reading Ocean Winds awarded with 2 GW in California Wind Energy Lease

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Equinor Wins California Floating Offshore Wind Lease

As provisional winner of a lease area on the Outer Continental Shelf off California, Equinor continues to lead the way in growing the US’ offshore wind industry. Five leases were offered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in thefirst-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US west coast and the first-ever US sale … Continue reading Equinor Wins California Floating Offshore Wind Lease

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RWE joins forces with leading institutions in Lithuania to drive education on offshore wind energy

RWE has joined forces with leading Lithuanian educational institutions to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, based on education, research and knowledge transfer. Corresponding Letters of Intent (LoI) were signed with Klaipeda University, Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences and the Klaipeda Paulius Lindenau Training Center. “Offshore wind … Continue reading RWE joins forces with leading institutions in Lithuania to drive education on offshore wind energy

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RWE strengthens U.S. offshore wind portfolio with success in California’s floating offshore wind auction

Winning bid secures area with a capacity to develop up to 1.6 gigawatts of floating offshore wind energy. Second success in the U.S. offshore wind market lands RWE first commercial-scale floating offshore wind project and builds upon RWE’s experience from floating demonstration projects. RWE’s U.S. offshore wind development portfolio now totals about 4.6 gigawatts, including … Continue reading RWE strengthens U.S. offshore wind portfolio with success in California’s floating offshore wind auction

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California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) commended the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for holding a historic and successful wind energy lease sale that will position California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology. The offshore wind energy lease sale conducted by BOEM generated $757.1 million in … Continue reading California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology

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Europe’s chemical and wind industries call for electricity markets to support investments in renewables

n an open letter sent to the European Commission, WindEurope and Cefic identify key priorities for the upcoming Electricity Market Reform. Marco Mensink, Director General of Cefic, stated: “Electrically heated steam cracker, electrolysers, heat pumps: many of the technologies that we need to create a carbon-neutral chemical industry depend on the access to abundant and … Continue reading Europe’s chemical and wind industries call for electricity markets to support investments in renewables

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First US Floating Offshore Wind Auction

The US will hold the nation’s first lease auction for commercial-scale floating wind power today. The five deepwater lease tranches in two areas about 25 miles off the California coast have the potential to generate 4.5 GW of electricity, enough to power 1.5 million homes. Global interest in lease sales is strong with 43 companies … Continue reading First US Floating Offshore Wind Auction

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Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

Vi?t Nam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind power, providing an opportunity for the country to fulfil its energy transition target towards green growth. That was the message heard at a conference held by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which was wrapped up in Hà N?i on Friday. Vi?t Nam Wind … Continue reading Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind

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France launches two new offshore wind tenders

Having just opened its first offshore wind farm (St Nazaire, 480 MW) France has launched tenders for two new ones. They’re bottom-fixed and will have a total capacity of 2.5 GW. The first wind farm will be 35 km off Oléron island in the Atlantic (Nouvelle-Aquitaine). It will have a capacity of about 1 GW. … Continue reading France launches two new offshore wind tenders

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NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

A pan-European project officially launched on November 18th in Paris to accelerate the roll out of the next generation of floating wind technology for a competitive, more scalable and industrial deployment. The ambitious initiative is being led by a consortium of thirteen partners from eight countries including Technip Energies as project coordinator, X1Wind, Naturgy, 2B … Continue reading NextFloat Project launches with the aim to pave the way for competitive and industrial deployment of floating wind

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Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

The joint venture named SeaSapphire, powered by Eolus and Simply Blue Group, is commencing the early development of four commercial scale floating offshore wind parks in The Baltic Sea – two projects in Sweden and two in Finland. Simply Blue Group is an Irish blue economy project developer, developing pioneering projects in floating offshore wind, … Continue reading Eolus and Simply Blue Group in partnership to develop four offshore floating wind projects in the Baltic Sea

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