Category Archives: offshore

Macquarie Capital and DONG Energy to invest into Taiwan’s first offshore wind project Formosa I

Macquarie Capital and DONG Energy have signed an agreement to acquire a 50 per cent and 35 per cent ownership interest respectively in the Taiwanese offshore wind project Formosa 1 from local developer Swancor Renewable. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including EU and Taiwan Investment Committee approvals. The … Continue reading Macquarie Capital and DONG Energy to invest into Taiwan’s first offshore wind project Formosa I

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WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Sweden’s Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan, in Stockholm on 17 January.  Charlotte Unger, CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association, also took part in the meeting. They discussed the EU’s Clean Energy Package, notably: the importance of Sweden deploying new renewable capacity beyond 2020 in a … Continue reading WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

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Nexans’ HV cables to connect ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 MW wind farm to shore

ScottishPower Renewables has chosen Nexans’ submarine cables to carry energy onshore from its new 714 MW East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. Nexans will supply and install two 85 km 3-core submarine cables with embedded fibre optics, as well as accompanying accessories, for the wind farm in the North Sea. The contract is worth more than … Continue reading Nexans’ HV cables to connect ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 MW wind farm to shore

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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan on Energy Development (Energy 13FYP) might be one of the most anticipated energy blueprints in the world for its far-reaching implications for the carbon trajectory of the planet’s largest emitter. On Jan 5, 2017, the National Energy Administration finally unveiled the plan to reporters, with a set of 2020 targets covering everything … Continue reading China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany. The record breaking order is the largest ever for MHI Vestas, demonstrating the markets’ confidence in the V164-8.0 MW as well as underlining the strong relationship with DONG Energy. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

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PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

PNE achieved another important success in its offshore wind division: The offshore project “Atlantis I”, located in the North Sea, was sold to Swedish utility Vattenfall. Vattenfall is one of the most experienced companies for the realization and operation of offshore wind projects in Europe. Project “Altantis I” will be handed over to Vattenfall upon … Continue reading PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

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A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global. For continued growth and to build local and government support, it needs a robust but easy way to demonstrate the economic benefits of projects. In particular, job creation can be a powerful way to gain support for projects. BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic … Continue reading A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

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New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

Big news from my home state of New York this afternoon: Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for enough offshore wind development to power 1.25 million homes. While delivering his state-of-the-state address, the governor also asked the Long Island Power Authority to approve a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island, which would generate … Continue reading New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

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New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

Dounreay Trì Limited has awarded the construction contract for a novel floating wind farm off the Northern Coast of Scotland to Scottish energy sector service company, Global Energy Group. The works will be carried out at the Group’s Nigg Energy Park facility in the Highlands, and the project is subject to Marine Scotland and Scottish … Continue reading New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

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South Korea’s largest offshore wind power plant complex with a maximum capacity of 99.2 MW will be established

The Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA) announced on January 5 that it would sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with special purpose company (SPC) called Saemangeum Offshore Wind Ltd. at the Best Western Hotel in Saemangeum on the 6th for the offshore wind power project, along with North Jeolla Province, Gunsan City, Korea Rural … Continue reading South Korea’s largest offshore wind power plant complex with a maximum capacity of 99.2 MW will be established

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Wind farm workers who can also save lives

Paramedics who double as technicians are set to be introduced to offshore wind farms in an initiative backed by an innovation funding pot. Experienced life-savers are being trained for operational duties on remote turbines so they can carry out a combined maintenance and medical role. The pioneering concept is being brought to the emerging wind … Continue reading Wind farm workers who can also save lives

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