Wind Power News


OHT Launches Alfa Lift

Mar 01, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) new semi-submersible wind farm foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift reached yet another step forward towards delivery, with its first launching last week.The hull was launched into the water for the first time…

Giant Scottish OWF Wraps-up Piling Work

Mar 01, 2020

The giant offshore wind farm (OWF) project in the Moray Firth, off Scotland has finished pin piling work for 100 turbines and three substations at the site.The 950MW Moray East offshore wind development confirmed it has installed 309 pin piles…

Poland Preps Wind Energy Agreement

Mar 01, 2020

The Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) and the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) have announced plans to form a cooperation agreement for offshore wind energy in Poland modeled on the UK's Offshore Wind Sector Deal concluded in March 2019…

GWEC, JWPA Launch Offshore Task Force

Feb 27, 2020

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan.As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind capacity…

Dogger Bank Triplets Renamed

Feb 27, 2020

European developer and operator of renewable energy SSE Renewables and Equinor have renamed their trio of projects in the Dogger Bank totalling 3.6GW.The three offshore wind sites are renamed to recognise their link to the historic area in which they are situated…

Shell, Gasunie Building Giant Wind-Powered Hydrogen Plant

Feb 27, 2020

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports, and Shell on Thursday announced plans to build a massive green hydrogen plant in Groningen.The project, dubbed Europe's largest green hydrogen project, and named the NortH2, envisions the production…

Ørsted Signs Pact with Noordzeeboerderij

Feb 26, 2020

Denmark's offshore wind major Ørsted has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Noordzeeboerderij to together work on combining offshore wind and nature-inclusive seaweed farms.The Eco-anchor system…

MHI Vestas Confirms Taiwanese Offshore Gig

Feb 26, 2020

Danish wind turbines manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed firm contracts with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the 589-MW Changfang and Xidao offshore wind complex in Taiwanese waters.Changfang and Xidao will have a joint…

Galloper Signs Diamond OFTO Deal

Feb 25, 2020

UK-based Galloper Wind Farm Ltd has agreed the sale of its transmission assets to Diamond Transmission Partners, which  invests in offshore transmission systems as an Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO).The 353MW Galloper Wind Farm is owned by innogy SE…

WFO Launches Floating Offshore Wind Committee

Feb 25, 2020

Global industry advocacy group World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has created a new working group - the Floating Offshore Wind Committee (FOWC) - to promote the acceleration of commercial-scale floating offshore wind.FOWC will tackle areas from…

Fussey Engineering Backs Hornsea 2

Feb 25, 2020

Siemens Energy has selected UK-based Fussey Engineering to supply and install steel framework and cladding at the National Grid 400kV substation site adjacent to the Hornsea Two offshore wind project.The steelworks, which will involve the construction…

Fred. Olsen to Install TWB II Turbines

Feb 25, 2020

Offshore wind farm vessels provider Fred. Olsen Windcarrier announced that its jack-up vessel Blue Tern has been contracted to finish installing the remaining 11 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II).“We are looking…

Orsted Inks Taichung Lease for OWF

Feb 25, 2020

Orsted Taiwan Ltd announced that it has signed a 20-year wharf lease with Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) for the development of its offshore wind farms (OWF) off Changhua County.The global offshore wind leader announced the signing of…

Northland Expands Offshore Wind Pipeline in Asia

Feb 24, 2020

Canadian power producer Northland Power will acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with multiple early-stage offshore wind development sites in South Korea.Dado Ocean is currently owned by Eui Jeong Hwang, a wind power developer…

Offshore Wind Turns Shipping to Green

Feb 24, 2020

Offshore wind and the shipping sector can reinforce each other to reach the Green Deal targets, says WindEurope.The European Wind Energy Association said that wind energy currently makes up 15% of Europe’s energy mix. The majority of this is onshore…

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