Offshore Renewables News


Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

5 hours ago

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

Jul 08, 2020

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

CWind Working with Reygar to Improve Crew Safety

Jul 07, 2020

Remote monitoring and reporting platforms provider Reygar says it is working with offshore renewables services company CWind to develop a new communication safety feature within its BareFLEET fleet monitoring system.In an effort to simplify…

Simply Blue Energy Set to Develop 1GW Floating Wind Farm Off Ireland

Jul 07, 2020

Ireland-based offshore renewables company Simply Blue Energy is stepping forward with the development of a floating offshore wind farm of up to 1GW capacity in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The company has this week made an application to the Irish Department of Housing…

CorPower Starts Wave Energy Project in Portugal

Jul 07, 2020

CorPower, a Swedish developer of wave energy converters, is establishing an R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for wave energy converters in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.The location has been chosen to support CorPower’s demonstration project HiWave-5…

First Jacket Installed at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 07, 2020

Belgian offshore contractor DEME Offshore has installed the first jacket at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm, offshore Scotland, the UK. In total, 100 wind turbine jackets and 3 offshore substation jackets will be installed at the project…

RCG, Æge Energy Launch Renewables Consultancy in Scandinavia

Jul 06, 2020

The Renewables Consulting Group Ltd (“RCG”) and Æge Energy AS have signed a memorandum of understanding for a business alliance to deliver renewable energy advisory services in the Nordic region covering both offshore and onshore renewables…

VIDEO: First Wind Turbine Goes Online at Belgium's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Jul 02, 2020

Following the recent installation of the first offshore wind turbine generator at the Seamade offshore wind project in Belgium, the turbine has now started producing electricity.SeaMade is a 487,2 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea…

Polish Gov't and Industry Agree to Jointly Develop Baltic Wind Power

Jul 02, 2020

Poland's government signed on Wednesday a letter of intent with lobby groups and industry to collaborate on developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on coal.Poland, which generates almost 80% of its electricity from coal…

Regulators Give Nod for Vattenfall's 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 02, 2020

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall has received regulatory consent for the development of the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm off the UK.The consent was granted earlier this week by the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Palfinger Delivers Jetty Cranes for Borssele 1 and 2 OWF Base

Jun 30, 2020

Crane specialist Palfinger has recently won an order to deliver two jetty cranes at the maintenance base in The Netherlands for Ørsted's new Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms (OWF) in the Dutch North Sea.While the wind farm is still under construction…

Japan's NTT to Build Renewables Business

Jun 29, 2020

Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will develop a renewable energy business with its own electricity grid and is likely to invest over 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by fiscal 2030, Nikkei reported on Monday.The move by the telecommunications…

Japan Opens Bidding for Goto Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2020

Japan's industry ministry on Wednesday launched a bidding process to select an operator for the 21 megawatt (MW) Goto offshore wind power project in Nagasaki, southern Japan, marking its first auction under a new law to promote the sector.The…

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