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Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

Vestas opens engineering design centre in Porto, Portugal, to further strengthen its global research and development setup, underlining its industry-leading investments in research and development. The centre will be responsible for developing core technology for Vestas’ product portfolio. The centre is part of Vestas’ existing research and development (R&D) setup, which includes sites in the … Continue reading Vestas strengthens research and development capabilities in Portugal

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Pioneering Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm opens today

Burbo Bank Extension, a new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, will be officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool today. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It … Continue reading Pioneering Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm opens today

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Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled further details and progress of the nation’s 8-year green energy development plan, one of the ambitious projects under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan to phase out nuclear plants by 2025, Tuesday.   To meet the Tsai Administration goal of achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, the country will … Continue reading Taiwan to invest NT$684 billion to bolster wind energy to 4,200 MW by 2025

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DNV GL starts JIP to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms

A new recommended practice will provide industry guidance on optimal collection and assessment of site conditions which will lead to time, cost and risk reduction in offshore wind farm designing DNV GL invites industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind … Continue reading DNV GL starts JIP to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms

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Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

Maryland’s Public Service Commission today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to the companies US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to build wind projects totaling 368 megawatts (MW) of capacity miles off the state’s coast. Completing these projects will generate nearly 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $1.8 billion of in-state spending. … Continue reading Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

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Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen … Continue reading Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

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Avangrid (Iberdrola) gets 50 percent stake in Atlantic wind farm project

A subsidiary of Avangrid has acquired an ownership stake in a company competing to develop wind farms off Martha’s Vineyard. Avangrid Renewables has purchased a 50 percent stake in Vineyard Wind, which is seeking to develop a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, about 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. A Danish company, Copenhagen Infrastructure … Continue reading Avangrid (Iberdrola) gets 50 percent stake in Atlantic wind farm project

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European wind power investments rise to €43bn in 2016

WindEurope’s Financing and Investment Trends 2016 show Europe raised a total of €43bn last year for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions and public market fundraising – up 22% from €35bn in 2015. New asset financing for wind power projects reached €27.6bn in 2016 with a record breaking €18.2bn in offshore … Continue reading European wind power investments rise to €43bn in 2016

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Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

The Gemini Offshore Wind Park was officially opened yesterday. Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, expressed his pride in Van Oord’s involvement in Gemini and thanked all of the shareholders for their support. The grand opening was held in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. Once the home of the project offices, Eemshaven is now the home … Continue reading Gemini Offshore Wind Farm operational

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Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

The Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, at a meeting held yesterday, unanimously appointed Markus Tacke as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the recommendation of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee. The appointment takes effect immediately. Mr. Tacke succeeds Ignacio Martín, who in April announced to the Board his desire to … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

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Netherlands open largest offshore wind farm

Dutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, with 150 wind turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea. Over the next 15 years, the Gemini wind farm, which lies some 85 kilometres off the northern coast of The Netherlands, will meet the … Continue reading Netherlands open largest offshore wind farm

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Germany helps Vietnam expand wind energy

The project “Support to the Up-Scaling of Wind Power in Vietnam funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was reviewed in a seminar in Hanoi on May 8. The project, part of the Climate and Technology Initiative of Germany, is being carried out at a cost of 6.9 million EUR from 2014-2018. According to General Director … Continue reading Germany helps Vietnam expand wind energy

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Senvion confirms notice to proceed for 203 megawatt Trianel Borkum II wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced that the contract for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II has been concluded and is now effective. The notice to proceed was confirmed at the end of April with Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co KG (TWB II). The conditional contract for the turbine delivery … Continue reading Senvion confirms notice to proceed for 203 megawatt Trianel Borkum II wind farm

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Offshore wind’s role at All-Energy 2017

Offshore wind has played an important role at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, since the first event in the annual series was staged in 2001. This year is no exception for over 15.5 hours will be devoted to offshore wind in the conference and seminar programmes; and well … Continue reading Offshore wind’s role at All-Energy 2017

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The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

This week, the Atlanta City Council passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. The move also requires the the transition of all city operations – including powering public buildings – to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. In doing so, Atlanta became the 27th city – the first in Georgia … Continue reading The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

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Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions has developed an extremely lightweight type crane for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines: the ‘Foldable Offshore Crane’. This crane combines unparalleled lifting heights and more than sufficient lifting capacity with a foldable boom resulting in less required deck space and a low own weight … Continue reading Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

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Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

Block Island on Monday will formally throw the switch on a first-time connection to the New England energy grid through a new cable to the mainland, and begin receiving power from the country’s first five offshore wind turbines. In an interview Friday, Block Island Power Co. chief executive Jeff Wright said the event will end … Continue reading Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

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Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

The offshore wind energy industry has witnessed an unprecedented price breakthrough in the past 10 months. In July 2016 DONG Energy surprised the industry with its record-low bid of €72.7/MWh in the Dutch tender for the Borssele I and II wind farms. In November 2016 Vattenfall amazed the market with a winning bid of €49.9/MWh … Continue reading Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

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Offshore wind farm in South Korea

Moventas and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have agreed on the Exceed deliveries to an offshore windfarm in South Korea. Doosan is an existing customer for Moventas Exceed high torque density 3MW gearboxes. Exceed series is a gearbox platform that provides a competitive edge for a wind turbine manufacturer by lowering the LCoE of wind … Continue reading Offshore wind farm in South Korea

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Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

This new project marks the first ever offshore wind park in Southern Britain and despite a relatively short shore distance of 13km, providing offshore accommodation throughout the commissioning phase is the preferred solution of the wind park operator. Offshore logistic hub During this project, transfer of workers to the offshore wind turbines are done via … Continue reading Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

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