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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…

SIMEC Atlantis Gets Hold of 12MW Tidal Power Project Lease in France

Jun 22, 2020

Tidal energy company SIMEC Atlantis Energy (Atlantis) has said that the Prefecture de la Manche in France has approved the transfer of the lease to develop a 12MW tidal power project in Raz Blanchard from ENGIE to Normandie Hydroliennes. Normandie…

VIDEO: First Seamade Offshore Wind Turbine Generator Installed

Jun 22, 2020

Belgian offshore contractor DEME has installed the first offshore wind turbine generator at the Seamade offshore wind project in Belgium.SeaMade is a 487,2 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea. Once complete, it will be Belgium's largest offshore wind farm…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

Norwegian Firms Deploying Floating Solar Plant in Albania

Jun 19, 2020

Norwegian hydropower company Statkraft and its compatriot technology supplier Ocean Sun are set to start the construction of the planned 2 MWp floating solar pilot project in Albania.The pilot has an estimated total investment of EUR 2 million and will be placed at the Banja reservoir…

Construction Starts for Asia's Largest Offshore Wind Blade Manufacturing Facility

Jun 19, 2020

Taiwanese company Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on 210,000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbour to supply offshore wind blades to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.Tien Li is one of key local supply chain partners of wind turbine builder MHI Vestas…

Gallery: Incat's Hybrid CTVs for Offshore Wind Sector Under Construction

Jun 18, 2020

Incat Crowther has won the contract for a pair of hybrid catamaran crew transfer vessels, designed together with Danish offshore crew transfer company MHO-Co. Once delivered, the vessels will service an Ørsted wind farm in the North Sea.The…

Siemens Gamesa Appoints Offshore Head as CEO

Jun 17, 2020

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said on Wednesday that Andreas Nauen, head of the company's offshore activities, has been appointed chief executive, with immediate effect, replacing Markus Tacke.The company did not give reasons for the change…

BP Review: Global Energy Consumption Rose by 1.3% in 2019

Jun 17, 2020

BP published its benchmark Statistical Review of World Energy for 2019 on Wednesday which showed that renewable power accounted for over 40% of the growth in primary energy.Here are some highlights from the report which can be downloaded here* Primary energy consumption rose by 1…

New Report Outlines Big Potential for Offshore Wind

Jun 16, 2020

Offshore wind currently represents just a small piece of the world’s energy supply. But that’s changing faster than ever before as new and existing players look to tap the huge resource potential—and market opportunities—being unlocked by shrinking costs and technological advances…

MARIN, IHC Assess DP for Autonomous SOV Project

Jun 16, 2020

MARIN and Royal IHC completed the dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for the autonomous-enabled T60-18 service operation vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, The Netherlands.For the project, which is part-funded by a subsidy from TKI Wind Op Zee…

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