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Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

Jun 24, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S. state to date.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced in a press note that it has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)…

ABB Transformers for Moray East

7 hours ago

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation ABB to supply transformers for the turbines at the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.ABB will manufacture 100 WindStar transformers at its factory in Vaasa…

SGRE, Ørsted Firm Up Taiwan OWP Project

Jun 25, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from the Danish energy company and offshore wind giant Ørsted for their 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind power project in Taiwan.The project includes the Asia-Pacific variant of the SG 8…

World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade Debuts

Jun 25, 2019

The American supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry LM Wind Power, part of GE Renewable Energy, has displayed its first 107-meter blade, for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine, which has made its first trip outside its factory in Cherbourg…

Dutch-Aussie Team Targets Safer Blade Lifting

Jun 24, 2019

Dutch maritime contractors Van Oord and heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet are cooperating with Australian start-up Verton to design a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades.The technology specialist was scouted after…

Siemens Gamesa Enters Japan Offshore Market

Jun 21, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first preferred supplier nomination in the Japanese offshore wind sector, winning a preferred supplier status for a 455-MW project in Akita prefecture.The agreement with Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8…

Danska Commodities Inks PPA with Hywind Scotland

Jun 21, 2019

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm, was officially opened in October 2017…

Prysmian Bags Dolwin5 Cabling

Jun 19, 2019

Italian multinational corporation Prysmian Group  has been awarded a major grid connection project worth in region of EUR 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind farms to the German grid…

Singapore, Taiwan Firms Team-Up for OWP

Jun 19, 2019

Sinagpore-based Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan-based Hung Hua Construction (HHC) to collaborate on the offshore wind sector.Kim Heng said in a statement: 'Our wholly owned…

Jan De Nul Scores OWF Contract in Taiwan

Jun 18, 2019

Luxembourg-headquartered offshore services company Jan De Nul Group scores a hattrick in Taiwan being successfully awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of both foundations and subsea cables for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF)…

Siemens Gamesa Bags Formosa 2 Project

Jun 18, 2019

Spanish-based provider of the offshore and onshore wind turbines and services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for…

Steelwind Bags Yunlin OWF Gig

Jun 17, 2019

German offshore foundations manufacturer Steelwind Nordenham has received an order from YunNeng/wpd for its 640MW Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Taiwan.The order is for 40 monopiles, as well as 120 segments for Formosa Heavy Industries (FHI)…

EDF Consortium Wins 600 MW Dunkirk OWP

Jun 17, 2019

France's state-owned utility, EDF, and its consortium partners Canada's Enbridge and Germany's Innogy has won a contract for a major 600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western France, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said…

Vattenfall Launches Maiden Green Bond

Jun 14, 2019

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has issued a EUR500mln green bond, its first such issuance, with the proceeds earmarked for a number of projects, including renewables.The bond with a tenor of seven years is offering investors the chance to “support the transformation of the energy system”…

France Doubles Offshore Wind Target

Jun 14, 2019

France has boosted its offshore wind power target to 1 GW per year until 2028 totalling 10 GW, double an initial target of 4.7 GW over the next decade, prime minister Edouard Phillippe said.Referring to a 500 MW wind power tender the country…

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