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Jan De Nul Names Newest Offshore Installation Vessel Taillevent

Oct 25, 2018

Luxembourg-based dredging and offshore contractor Jan De Nul Group named its newest offshore installation vessel Taillevent in the Belgian port of Ostend.Miss Pauline Stassijns, granddaughter of Director Dirk De Nul, baptised the vessel and wished her success and a safe journey…

Orsted Contracts EEW OSB to Supply Offshore Wind Components

Oct 25, 2018

EEW OSB, a Teesside facility that manufactures transition pieces (TPs) used in offshore wind farms, is entering the international market thanks to multiple contracts with Ørsted, the global offshore wind company.The multi-million pound contract…

Asia-Pac Offshore Wind Capacity to Rise 20-fold in a Decade: Wood Mackenzie

Oct 25, 2018

Asia-Pacific's offshore wind capacity will rise 20-fold to 43 GW in 2027, said new research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Future offshore wind prices will be competitive with traditional thermal prices, it said.Leading the charge is China…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

Oct 25, 2018

Construction of Germany's 385 MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been completed at a new record speed: The workers needed less than three months to erect 60 turbines.'The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company…

Shell Joins the Global Wind Energy Council

Oct 25, 2018

British-Dutch oil and gas company Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member as part of its 'new energies strategy' that includes expansion of wind business.Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, says: “We are delighted to have Shell join GWEC’s board…

Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

Oct 23, 2018

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region…

Orsted Selects Siemens Gamesa or Typhoon-Proof Turbines

Oct 23, 2018

Danish wind power company Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.The project is subject to certain conditions such as the signing of a power…

Simec Atlantis Energy Completes Offshore Operations

Oct 23, 2018

The owner and operator of sustainable energy projects Simec Atlantis Energy announced that it successfully completed offshore operations on MeyGen Phase 1A with two Andritz 1.5MW turbines returned to service and the Atlantis 1.5MW turbine successfully retrieved for ancillary systems maintenance…

Bourbon Awarded Floating Wind Farm Work

Oct 22, 2018

Bourbon Subsea Services has been selected by Windplus to install three floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km off Viana do Castelo, Portuguese coast. These turbines, with a total capacity of 25 MW, are the most powerful in the floating offshore wind industry…

Siemens Gamesa Plans Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Oct 22, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa will build an assembly plant in Taiwan if it gets a firm order from Denmark's Orsted to supply its 900-megawatt Greater Changhua offshore wind farm, the German-Spanish company said on Monday.Siemens Gamesa,…

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Developments

Oct 22, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast.The Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1…

Goldwind, DNV GL to Digitalize Certification Tools

Oct 18, 2018

One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of…

MHI Vestas to Provide Turbines for EDF Renewables New Jersey Offshore

Oct 17, 2018

EDF Renewables North America has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.The pioneering offshore wind project, the first in New Jersey, has plans to feature three V164-8…

Aeolus Energy Pact with Ulstein for Jones Act SOV

Oct 17, 2018

Florida based Aeolus Energy awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV), said a press release from Norway-based Ulstein Group ASA.The contract marks Ulstein’s entry into the U…

Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

Oct 16, 2018

Nexans said it will supply a subsea power cable and associated accessories for the 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm 46 km offshore from Zeebrugge, Belgium.The French based company has been awarded a contract from Northwester 2 developer Parkwind to design…

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