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India’s first offshore wind energy projects auction for 5GW in 2018

India will invite bids for the first time to set up offshore wind power projects in the country with the government planning to auction for 5 gigawatt (GW) of capacity, New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K Singh said on Thursday. Addressing the National Energy Conservation Awards event here with President Ram Nath Kovind as the … Continue reading India’s first offshore wind energy projects auction for 5GW in 2018

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Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port on December 12, 2017 ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III will lift and install the 77 metre-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations – as heavy as … Continue reading Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

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Wind farm an unlikely tourist attraction

The nation’s first offshore wind farm on Block Island celebrated its one-year anniversary this week. And tourism on the Island is up…because of the wind turbines. Opponents of wind energy projects sometimes worry about how wind turbines will affect the ocean’s view, making a trip to the water less appealing for people. But since the … Continue reading Wind farm an unlikely tourist attraction

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DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

Wrapping up a year of exciting offshore wind developments, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new $18.5 million funding opportunity for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium. “As the former Governor of one of the largest wind producing states, I know the value of … Continue reading DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

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One third of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles depart for Merkur Offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announces the depart of the last set of nacelles to be shipped this year to Merkur’s Offshore Windfarm logistical hub in Eemshaven Netherlands. By the end of the month this hub will have received 24 nacelles, 24 blades, and several other tower fragments and transition pieces. With all these component in-place, local … Continue reading One third of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles depart for Merkur Offshore wind farm

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Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

Climate change will soon cause global wind power to flip hemispheres, researchers have claimed. The new study predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere – and could sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south. Climate change will drive the flip, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. … Continue reading Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

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Ørsted completes divestment of Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm

Further to the company’s announcement issued on 7 August 2017, Ørsted has completed the divestment of 50% of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The acquisition price will be paid in 2017, and the EPC contract payments will be made during 2017 and 2018. With the completion of the … Continue reading Ørsted completes divestment of Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin a collaborative investigation into the development of areas of the Taichung harbor in Taiwan for the Offshore wind business. The non-binding MoU covers investigations of a potential manufacturing site for offshore wind components, office facilities, and staging areas … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind power development

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Researcher tests new methods to anchor wind turbines

There are lots of moving parts to bringing the world’s first freshwater wind turbines to Lake Erie by 2018, but Case Western Reserve University researchers are focused on keeping one critical piece from moving too much: The vertical support structure. Xeufei “Sophie” Wang, a research associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at Case Western … Continue reading Researcher tests new methods to anchor wind turbines

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Fugro wins Ørsted contracts at two U.S. offshore wind energy projects

Fugro has been awarded contracts by Ørsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at two large-scale offshore wind development sites. Ørsted is pursuing the development of these two new projects – Bay State Wind, located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and Ocean Wind, 10 miles off the New Jersey coast – to bring … Continue reading Fugro wins Ørsted contracts at two U.S. offshore wind energy projects

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Australia’s First Offshore Wind Farm Takes Next Step Toward Reality

Australia’s first offshore wind farm has taken the next step toward becoming a reality this week with Victorian-based developer Offshore Energy announcing it has partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop the 2 gigawatt Star of the South offshore wind farm. The Star of the South was first proposed earlier this year in June, when Victorian-based developer Offshore … Continue reading Australia’s First Offshore Wind Farm Takes Next Step Toward Reality

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Esvagt Mercator ready to support Belgian offshore wind farms

Company executives gather at Port of Oostende to christen the ‘Esvagt Mercator’; ship readies to support more than 100 offshore wind turbines in Belgian waters. Offshore wind continues its growing industrialisation in Belgium as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Esvagt will announce the inauguration of the market’s newest state-of-the-art service vessel. The vessel, christened as … Continue reading Esvagt Mercator ready to support Belgian offshore wind farms

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Offshore wind power outside the EU – new business opportunities?

This morning at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General of the Global Wind Energy Council, chaired a session on the potential for offshore wind outside the EU. Panel participants included: Heymi Bahar, Project Manager for Renewable Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency; Mary Beth Tung, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration; Steve Lockard, CEO … Continue reading Offshore wind power outside the EU – new business opportunities?

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Offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity

According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months. The offshore work for the Rampion project began in autumn 2015 with the preparation of the seabed for the turbine foundations. The first monopile was installed at the beginning of 2016. … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity

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Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

Last year ten countries signed a declaration on cooperation in offshore wind in the North Seas, acknowledging the need for closer regional collaboration. On the 28 and 29 November, the North Sea Forum, which was set up to implement the declaration, met with stakeholders from the industry at WindEurope’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. … Continue reading Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

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Offshore Wind Energy Market will reach at a CAGR of 22.40% from 2017 to 2025

Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a report has stated that the Asia Pacific offshore wind energy market is fragmented as in nature. While the market exhibits the presence of several regional and international players, the leading market share was held by merely three companies. According to TMR, the three leading companies accounted for 31% of … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Market will reach at a CAGR of 22.40% from 2017 to 2025

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Europe’s €36bn industrial success story: but for how long?

The European wind industry contributed €36bn to the EU’s GDP in 2016, supports 263,000 jobs and generated €8bn of exports outside of Europe. These are the main findings of a new report, ‘Local Impact, Global Leadership’ carried out by Deloitte for WindEurope and published today. The report also outlines what the wind industry saves Europe … Continue reading Europe’s €36bn industrial success story: but for how long?

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Siemens Gamesa will install 113 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines at three offshore wind farms

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected today by Vattenfall to supply close to 1 GW at three offshore wind power plants being developed in Danish waters. Specifically, the company has signed today an agreement with Vattenfall for the supply 72 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines at the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind project –with … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install 113 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines at three offshore wind farms

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Siemens Gamesa launches new wind power solutions

REVE Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has combined the experience of two strong players, building on the merger that took place in early 2017. Thanks to this process, the company is now launching the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform Siemens Gamesa 4.X. The model SG 4.2-145 offers … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa launches new wind power solutions

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Ingeteam wins a new contract in the United Kingdom for the maintenance of 200 MW

Ingeteam has won a new operation and maintenance contract for two wind farms in the United Kingdom. This is a key contract for Ingeteam, making it the company to hold the world record for maintained power. With contracts totaling more than 12 GW of maintained power throughout the world, Ingeteam has strengthened its position as … Continue reading Ingeteam wins a new contract in the United Kingdom for the maintenance of 200 MW

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