Wind Power News


Saitec Installs Prototype BlueSATH

Nov 28, 2019

Spanish engineering company Saitec it will deploy its first medium-scale offshore wind prototype, called BlueSATH, near Santander, Spain, in the first quarter of 2020.The project is scheduled to go online during the first quarter of 2020 in the open sea waters…

Orsted Raises $660m Green Finance

Nov 27, 2019

Denmark-based energy giant successfully issued green hybrid capital securities for €600m ($660m) to refinance existing securities issued in 2015.The latest issue will have a maturity in 3019 and first call option after eight years, the Danish energy company said…

Vattenfall OWF Gets SGRE Turbines

Nov 27, 2019

Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall have signed an agreement to extend the Hollandse Kust Zuid turbine supply agreement to cover the entire Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm zone…

Huge Potential for Asian Offshore Wind

Nov 27, 2019

Offshore wind industry is set to gain a foothold in new markets in the next five years, with the Asian markets playing a significant role.China has significant ambition for the build-out of offshore wind – and added more capacity in 2018 than any other country…

Jan De Nul orders Offshore Installation Vessel

Nov 27, 2019

Six months after the offshore installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul Group orders Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own…

EU Targets 450 GW Offshore Wind by 2050

Nov 27, 2019

The EU Commission’s big goals for offshore wind – between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 – are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and Governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning, said a report.According…

Siemens Gamesa Unveils Wake Adapt

Nov 27, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled a new technology that allows the company to actively dictate the wind flow in offshore wind farms for greater power production.Named ‘Wake Adapt’, SGRE can adjust the heading of individual offshore wind turbines…

SGRE Unveils 11MW Offshore Turbine

Nov 27, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched its new DD Flex concept and the SG 11.0-193 DD Flex offshore wind turbine, which can reach 11 MW capacity under specific site conditions.The SG 11.0-193 DD Flex, which is built on the current largest offshore wind turbine…

MHI Vestas Selected for 220 MW Japanese OWF

Nov 26, 2019

Japanese offshore wind power player Hibiki Wind Energy has selected the Danish manufacturer of offshore wind turbine MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 220 MW Hibikinada Offshore Wind Farm (OWF).Hibikinada is the first awarded…

Anbaric Plans 16GW US Offshore Wind Grid

Nov 24, 2019

US offshore transmission developer Anbaric has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop a 16GW grid off the north-eastern coast to connect the region's planned offshore wind projects.Named as the Southern New England OceanGrid…

Equinor, ESB Target Irish Offshore

Nov 24, 2019

Ireland-based energy company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Norwegian energy company Equinor plan to jointly develop offshore wind sites and enter them into the country's renewable energy auctions from the mid-2020s.The partnership will…

Japanese Trio Orders Wind Turbine Installer

Nov 21, 2019

Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima Corporation, and Yorigami Maritime Construction have agreed to jointly construct a wind farm installation vessel capable of installing foundations and turbines with a capacity of between 10MW and 12MW.The three…

Sapura Orders Osbit System for Yunlin OWP

Nov 21, 2019

UK offshore equipment supplier has been awarded a contract to design and build an offshore wind turbine pile gripper system, by Malaysian-based global energy services provider Sapura Energy.The pile gripper will initially be used to support the development of WPD’s Yunlin offshore wind farm…

Hutchinson to Provide Platforms for Hornsea 2

Nov 21, 2019

Offshore wind specialists, EEW Group has contracted has contracted UK outfit Hutchinson Engineering for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 suspended internal platforms (SIPs)  for Orsted's 1386MW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm off eastern England…

NJ Governor Doubles Offshore Wind Goal

Nov 21, 2019

As New Jersey steps up efforts to eliminate fossil fuels over the next three decades, the state is more than doubling its target for offshore-wind energy production under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.The order would increase the goal to 7…

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