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MHI Vestas Signs Major Wind Power Supply Chain Contract in Taiwan

State-of-the-art facility will deliver technical components, furthering MHI Vestas’ local supply chain footprint, and local workers will be trained in world-class manufacturing standards. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a purchase agreement with KK Wind Solutions for local power conversion module (PCM) assembly, and local manufacturing of low voltage cabinets and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) … Continue reading MHI Vestas Signs Major Wind Power Supply Chain Contract in Taiwan

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Burdensome and unnecessary regulation could hinder offshore wind power progress

American offshore wind power promises a long-term boom in job creation and U.S. investment, with up to 83,000 jobs and a brand new domestic supply chain possible over the next decade. Offshore wind is exactly the kind of once-in-a-generation opportunity our country needs to take advantage of as our economy recovers from the COVID-induced recession. … Continue reading Burdensome and unnecessary regulation could hinder offshore wind power progress

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Floating wind energy set to sail to 70GW of capacity by 2040

An estimated 70 GW of floating wind power could be installed across the globe by 2040, according to forecasts contained in the Carbon Trust’s new Floating Wind Joint Industry Project’s (JIP’s) second phase summary report. The nascent sector could expand rapidly to deliver £195bn worth of projects, the report adds, underscoring the “opportunity for the … Continue reading Floating wind energy set to sail to 70GW of capacity by 2040

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Colossal six months for offshore wind energy investment in first half of 2020

Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).The data, drawn from BNEF’s world-leading database of deals and projects, show that one sub-sector of renewables – offshore wind – … Continue reading Colossal six months for offshore wind energy investment in first half of 2020

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China’s self-developed 10-MW offshore wind turbine starts operation

An offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 10 MW started operating Sunday in east China’s Fujian Province, according to Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC), the turbine’s manufacturer based in the southwestern city of Chengdu. It is estimated that the wind energy converter, jointly developed by DEC and China Three Gorges Corporation, can produce 40 million … Continue reading China’s self-developed 10-MW offshore wind turbine starts operation

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Fasteners and cables for MHI Vestas wind energy projects in Taiwan to be produced by local companies

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has reached agreements with local Taiwanese suppliers to source both fasteners and cables, becoming the only wind turbine manufacturer to source these components locally. Deepening its commitments to Taiwan, MHI Vestas has become the only wind turbine manufacturer to source fasteners and cables locally, signing agreements with Boltun Corporation (Boltun) for … Continue reading Fasteners and cables for MHI Vestas wind energy projects in Taiwan to be produced by local companies

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Spain’s Greenalia Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

Greenalia, a Spanish company working to develop a floating offshore wind farm in the Canary Islands, has joined WFO (World Forum Offshore Wind), The first worldwide association with an exclusive focus on promoting offshore wind energy internationally. “For Greenalia, joining this forum is an excellent opportunity to grow its network of companies and professionals within … Continue reading Spain’s Greenalia Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

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GE Consortium to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The world’s number two offshore wind power further strengthens its UK renewable energy business with a 1.4GW milestone in Sofia.GE Renewable Energy and Sembcorp Marine network solutions chosen as preferred providers of high voltage direct current transmission system. More than 50% of the components will be manufactured at local facilities, with ample opportunity for the … Continue reading GE Consortium to Build State-of-the-Art HVDC System for RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior Director for Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, provided public testimony this afternoon on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The project would be the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. It would open the doors to a … Continue reading BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

As the United States prepared to mark its 244th year of independence on July 4, there was another historical U.S. milestone celebrated that week.In Federal waters off the coast of Virginia, Siemens Gamesa installed its first U.S. offshore wind turbines in what promises to be the foundation for a new generation of wind energy.The teams … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

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GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with key global industry players to accelerate the growth of this fast-moving offshore wind power sector by developing a common view to address barriers to growth and provide best practices.The Task Force will be Chaired by industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and … Continue reading GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

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Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the 465MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH), Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure … Continue reading Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

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European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

Ministerial Meeting of the North Sea Energy Cooperation (NSEC) reinforced the need for a European approach to future offshore wind development. The Ministers of the NSEC countries in a joint declaration agreed on the key role of offshore wind energy in achieving Europe’s climate targets for 2050. They see an increasing need for joint and … Continue reading European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

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CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted has awarded CHC Helicopter the contract for aerial transportation during the construction and operations phases of its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm off the UK. CHC will continue to work with UniFly to deliver flight operations for Hornsea One, covering the construction phase as well as the first five years … Continue reading CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind energy expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity

The global wind power market expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity added to the world’s electric grids (including more than 54 GW onshore and over 6 GW offshore). This was the second largest annual increase in capacity ever, and followed three consecutive years of decline after the peak in 2015 … Continue reading Wind energy expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity

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Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

Magnora has teamed up with Swedish wind power company to speed up the development “Sydkustens Vind”, a 500 MW shallow-water offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, off southern Sweden. “The decision follows several studies performed during the spring of 2020 which have provided the answers we were looking for. We are now more certain … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden, advances 500 MW offshore wind farm

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UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

UK government ministers awarded development consent to Swedish company Vattenfall’s plans for a 1.8 GW wind farm in the UK North Sea on 30 June. The Norfolk Vanguard wind farm will comprise 90 to 180 wind turbines with heights of up to 350m. Vattenfall has not yet confirmed which wind turbine supplier it will use. … Continue reading UK approve Vattenfall’s 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farm

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2021 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus … Continue reading The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

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Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

Poland’s government signed on Wednesday a letter of intent with lobby groups and industry to collaborate on developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on coal. Poland, which generates almost 80% of its electricity from coal, is under European Union pressure to reduce carbon emissions and … Continue reading Polish government and industry agree to jointly develop Baltic wind power

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