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Japan accelerates wind energy development

With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan’s installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. Japan is set to add 300 megawatts of wind capacity … Continue reading Japan accelerates wind energy development

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DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

‘Orion’ will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology. The vessel will be built at COSCO in China and is set to be delivered in 2019. ‘Orion’ will be deployed by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, to service … Continue reading DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

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LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

LM Wind Power, a leading, global manufacturer of wind turbine blades announced on 22 February that it will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. The factory will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associés (PNA), a port authority that includes the Normandy … Continue reading LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

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SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

Siemens is collaborating with US-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods. Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit, which was … Continue reading SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

Researchers force injecting offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid. This is to reduce pollution and costs from fossil fuel resources. Researchers believe that it would be much beneficial if large amounts of offshore wind power will be injected into the U.S. electrical grid. According to Science Daily, the use of offshore wind power … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

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Boskalis subsidiary VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for EnBW Hohe See OWF

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that its subsidiary VBMS has been awarded an inter-array cabling contract with a value of approximately EUR 80 million by EnBW Hohe See GmbH & Co.KG for the 500 MW EnBW Hohe See Offshore Wind Farm. The contract includes the supply, installation and burial as well as termination and … Continue reading Boskalis subsidiary VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for EnBW Hohe See OWF

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Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine in the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

The company has successfully installed the first of the 70 wind turbines of the wind farm, meeting the demanding deadlines the company had previously agreed. Iberdrola has successfully installed the first of the 70 wind turbines of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, a renewable energy infrastructure that the company has developed in the German waters … Continue reading Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine in the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large wind park will be installed … Continue reading Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

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EnBW constructing 500 Megawatt North Sea wind farm with Canadian partner Enbridge

It’s green lights all the way for the EnBW offshore wind farm Hohe See. Following the final construction and investment decision taken by the Supervisory Board of EnBW at the end of 2016, the co-investor for this major project with an output of around 500 Megawatts has now been confirmed: The Canadian energy infrastructure company … Continue reading EnBW constructing 500 Megawatt North Sea wind farm with Canadian partner Enbridge

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Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has secured a new framework agreement from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola to deliver engineering and project management services for several windfarm projects in East Anglia, UK. A part of Oslo-listed marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis, OWC will be responsible for providing engineering consultancy services for Iberdrola for projects including the East Anglia … Continue reading Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

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Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

Activity in the offshore wind farm sector reached a record high in 2016, as the total construction value for projects reached £4.1 billion, increasing from £2.45 billion in 2015. According to the latest data from construction industry analysts Barbour ABI, offshore windfarms alone accounted for 42 per cent of UK construction contract value in the … Continue reading Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

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More Hywind to Aibel

Aibel has been awarded the task of assisting Statoil with commissioning of five floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The assembly work will take place at Stord prior to towing the wind turbines to Scottish sector. In total, the work is estimated to approx. 13,000 hours. Aibel will work integrated with Statoil and … Continue reading More Hywind to Aibel

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First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Up to 6,000 homes in UK are now receiving electricity from the first producing wind turbine on Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. When fully operational later in 2017 the offshore wind farm will provide electricity to over 400,000 homes. After a successful installation of the first wind turbine in early January, operator Statoil and partners Masdar … Continue reading First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

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Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Suffolk, the wind farm will be capable of producing enough electricity to power around 500,000 homes and is anticipated to generate first power in 2019 and … Continue reading Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

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Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

And the winner is WINDEA La Cour. At the Annual Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London Wednesday night the blue Siemens Service Operation Vessel (SOV) was recognized for its unique design concept. According to the jury, the specialized vessel, that started its service campaign at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind power plant in the … Continue reading Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

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Teesside wins again as offshore wind energy supply chain develops

Teesside is set to benefit further from DONG Energy’s huge offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project One, as another multi-million pound contract was signed in Port Clarence in Middlesbrough today. Steelwind Nordenham, a subsidiary of Dillinger, will supply the offshore windfarm with 20 transition pieces, using Teesside-based Wilton Engineering Services Limited, to provide a significant part of … Continue reading Teesside wins again as offshore wind energy supply chain develops

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British Chamber Shanghai launches UK-China Hub for Offshore Wind Power

The Offshore Wind Hub is a flexible, dynamic, low risk, cost-effective and professional means for the UK players to create business opportunities in China. Operated by the British Chamber Shanghai and supported by Department for International Trade and RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind (OSW) Hub is a flexible, dynamic, low risk, cost-effective and professional means for … Continue reading British Chamber Shanghai launches UK-China Hub for Offshore Wind Power

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Siem Offshore Contractors completes cable installation works on the Veja Mate offshore wind farm

Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) is pleased to announce that all 73 inner array grid cables of the Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm have been installed and trenched 10 weeks ahead of schedule. The submarine composite cables were successfully installed since 01-Oct-2016 using the “Siem Duo” consisting of the Cable Lay Vessel Siem Aimery and the … Continue reading Siem Offshore Contractors completes cable installation works on the Veja Mate offshore wind farm

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World’s most powerful wind turbine once again smashes 24 hour power generation record

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled its uprated 8 MW wind turbine, enabling its 8 MW platform to reach 9 MW at specific site conditions. The company’s prototype at Østerild broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine on Thursday 1st December, producing 216,000 kWh (actual figures 215,999.1 kWh) over a 24 … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine once again smashes 24 hour power generation record

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