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DEME Installs Second SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm Substation

Mar 18, 2020

Offshore installation company DEME has installed the second offshore substation at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.In a social media post on Wednesday,  Deme said: 'The two substations for the SeaMade offshore wind farm have been successfully…

No Impact of COVID-19 on Tidal Project Yet, Minesto Says

Mar 16, 2020

Tidal energy developer Minesto has so far felt no effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the inflow of components for its tidal project in the Faroe Islands, but the company said it was watching the situation closely. “Minesto is closely following…

Japanese Offshore Wind Fans Bank Interest

Mar 13, 2020

Domestic and international lenders are vying for a slice of Japan’s nascent offshore wind power sector, which is expected to provide as much as ¥3trn (US$29bn) in project financing opportunities, albeit at very low margins. Akita Offshore Wind…

Offshore Wind Challenge Open for Submissions

Mar 12, 2020

U.S. cleantech incubator Greentown Labs, and offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind have started accepting applications for their Offshore Wind Challenge. Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind are seeking submissions from startups that are innovating in marine mammal monitoring…

TenneT to Spend 4-5 Bln Euros Per Year

Mar 12, 2020

Grid operator TenneT reported a 9% drop in 2019 operating earnings on Thursday and repeated it will need fresh capital to build the infrastructure needed to realize Dutch and German government plans for more renewable energy. In its 2019 annual report…

Oil Crash Makes Wind Power Firm Nordics' Biggest Energy Company

Mar 11, 2020

The oil price crash has led to Danish offshore wind developer Orsted overtaking Norwegian oil major Equinor as the most valuable energy company in the Nordics, highlighting the appeal to investors of renewables over fossil fuels. Shares in Equinor…

ABB Power & Control for Japan's Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Mar 10, 2020

ABB will equip Japan-built self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel with its power and control technologies.The company said Tuesday that the 28,000-GT jack-up unit on order from builder Japan Marine United Corp, and due for delivery to Shimizu Corp…

DNV GL Awards 'First of its Kind' Floating Solar Certificate

Mar 09, 2020

Global classification society DNV GL has awarded a conformity statement to Norwegian solar energy company Ocean Sun for its floating solar design methodology.The conformity statement is the first of its kind and was issued following a thorough…

Iberdrola Becomes Full Owner of French Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 09, 2020

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has agreed to buy the remaining 30% interest in Ailes Marines, a company developing the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.Iberdrola said the transaction would add momentum to the project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2021…

Macquarie, EnBW, Team Up with JERA on Taiwanese Offshore Wind Project

Mar 09, 2020

Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG have reached an agreement with Japanese utility JERA to join in developing Taiwan's Formosa 3 offshore wind farm. JERA now holds a 43.75% stake in the project. The Green Investment Group holds 31…

Magnora Invests Oil Money into Wind Company

Mar 06, 2020

Magnora, an Oslo-listed company, formed after oil rig designer Sevan Marine sold its business to Sembcorp, has announced an investment into a wind project development.The news comes less than a month after Magnora initially voiced its intention…

Ørsted Partners with Montclair State University

Mar 06, 2020

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind, a U.S. subsidiary of the Danish wind power giant Ørsted, has signed an agreement with New Jersey's Montclair State University to support clean energy research and educational outreach activitiesUnder the agreement…

Prysmian to Deliver Cables for French Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 05, 2020

Italian marine cable installation specialist Prysmian has won a contract worth over €150 million (around $167 million) to deliver cable systems for an offshore wind farm in France.Prysmian said Thursday the contract was awarded by Réseau de…

Dutch Gov't to Double Renewables Subsidies

Mar 05, 2020

The Dutch government on Wednesday said it would double the amount of money available under its renewable energy subsidy program to 4 billion euros ($4.45 billion) in 2020, from a previously planned 2 billion euros.The Netherlands is scrambling…

Lifting Stabilization Tool Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Installation

Mar 04, 2020

The wind blows steadier at sea than on land, creating more reliable energy conditions for the generation of renewable energy—a major opportunity to combat climate change without disrupting the lives of those people it will benefit the most.…

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