Wind Power News


Work Begins at Windfloat Atlantic

Jul 18, 2019

Installation of the first turbine has started at the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm off Portugal.The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project  belongs to the Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renováveis (54…

Acta Centaurus Supports Deutsche Bucht

Jul 17, 2019

Netherlands-based workboat provider Acta Marine said that its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus with SMST equipment in Deutsche Bucht has carried out first operations.Acta Centaurus has now been working for 1.5 months at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm…

Japanese Firms Begin Offshore Wind Surveys

Jul 17, 2019

Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind power plant.The Japanese…

Vineyard Wind to Fight Against Rejection

Jul 16, 2019

The developer of the 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US will request a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to overturn denial of the project’s application before the Edgartown Conservation Commission…

Scottish Offshore Wind Supply Chain Readies

Jul 12, 2019

International energy consultancy Xodus Group is working with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International (SDI) to showcase the expertise of Scottish supply chain companies in the global offshore wind sector.The aim of the collaboration…

Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Bid

Jul 11, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4.Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2 in September 2018.The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

ERSG Appoints USA Offshore Wind

Jul 10, 2019

UK energy industry recruitment outfit ERSG has appointed Chris Stupack as head of offshore wind in the United States.Stupack will be leading ERSG's office in Boston, which opened in November last year, where the company will be focusing on supporting the development of the offshore wind market…

Offshore Wind Energy to be $70bln by 2025

Jul 10, 2019

Global offshore wind energy industry  is estimated to grow at a CAGR of by +15% to reach USD 69.63 billion by 2025.The industry valued approximately USD 18.479 billion in 2016 is forecasted to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 15…

Seajacks Gets Formosa 2 Installation job

Jul 10, 2019

U.K.-based offshore wind power installation provider Seajacks International has conditionally been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm…

Offshore Wind Hubs Feasible in the N. Sea

Jul 10, 2019

The international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) has found that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is technically feasible. A gradual roll-out of 10 to 15 gigawatts hubs is the next logical step towards a large offshore wind build-out…

Buss Acquires SSC Wind

Jul 08, 2019

Hamburg-based Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind from Wildeshausen with an aim to expand its services in the offshore and onshore wind markets.In future, the company will operate on the market under the company name Buss Wind Services GmbH.With this strategic step…

DP Galyna Off to Offshore Gig

Jul 05, 2019

Dutch marine outfit Chevalier Floatels vessel DP Galyna has won another assignment after completing an inspection and maintenance campaign for an oil and gas company in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.'Within 2 hours of contract notification…

MHI Vestas, Swancor Sign Contract

Jul 04, 2019

The offshore wind turbine maker, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S, signed a conditional contract of purchase with Taiwanese chemical group Swancor Holding Co Ltd to comply with the nation’s supply chain localization requirements.The agreement “goes…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

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