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New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and…

Seasight Davits Bags First Siemens Gamesa Order

Jan 30, 2019

Spanish manufacturing company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has placed an order with Danish outfit Seasight Davits for 58 davit cranes for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.'As it is the first Siemens Gamesa order received, we are…

Record Year for US Wind Energy

Jan 30, 2019

American utilities signed contracts for 4,304 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2018 that, when combined with non-utility purchases, reached the highest level on record for overall Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) activity with 8,507 MW in 2018…

Orsted Full-year Profit Beats Expectations

Jan 30, 2019

Danish offshore wind developer Orsted reported full-year profit above expectations on Wednesday and said it would consider restarting its activities in Taiwan following a new proposal from the local government.Orsted earlier this month put two…

Kongstein, Green Shipping Join Force for US Offshore Wind Market

Jan 29, 2019

Kongstein, the European service provider focused at offshore engineering and maritime logistics, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Green Shipping Line to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States…

SENER, Cobra Join Force for Floating Marine Wind Farm Scotland

Jan 28, 2019

European engineering and technology group SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind farm that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen.SENER's work will range from supervising the manufacture of the…

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

Jan 27, 2019

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.'The proposed, multimillion…

Parkwind, ESB Partner on Irish Offshore

Jan 25, 2019

Belgian developer Parkwind has reached an agreement with Irish state-owned utility ESB to collaborate on the 330MW Oriel and 500MW Clogherhead wind farms off the coast of Ireland.The Irish utility has agreed to acquire an interest of up to 35% in the Oriel windfarm…

CWind and ORE Ink Offshore Deal

Jan 25, 2019

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s offshore renewable energy innovation center.According to a press release from CWind, the provider of topside…

Cathie Associates, Blue Wind Sign Offshore Wind Deal in South Korea

Jan 23, 2019

The international geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy Cathie Associates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Blue Wind Engineering (BWE) to cooperate on expanding within the offshore wind industry in South Korea…

China OKs 6.7GW Offshore Wind

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese province of Jiangsu has approved 24 offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW).The country's state press agency Xinhua reported citing sources with the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company that the newly approved projects…

Ørsted Becomes World’s Most Sustainable Energy Company

Jan 23, 2019

Denmark's Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, surpassed more than 7,500 international, billion-dollar companies to rank fourth in the Corporate Knights' 2019 index of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.The ranking…

New Jersey Opens Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program

Jan 23, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that companies making a capital investment in offshore wind-related facilities in New Jersey can now apply for tax credits through the state’s Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program.According to NJEDA…

Germany Aims 20 GW Offshore Wind Energy by 2030

Jan 21, 2019

According to the latest figures published by Deutsche WindGuard, 1,305 offshore wind turbines with a total output of 6,382 MW (megawatts) fed into the grid in 2018.In this period,  136 new turbines with an output of 969 MW were connected to the grid…

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Jan 17, 2019

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind…

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