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Reuters Factbox: Global Offshore Wind Tenders and Auctions in 2021

Apr 07, 2021

Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy…

Norway's Oil Fund to Buy 50% Stake in Dutch Offshore Wind Farm from Danish Firm Ørsted

Apr 07, 2021

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), an entity running Norway's $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund - popularly known as the oil fund - has agreed to acquire 50 percent in the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands from the…

Global Offshore Completes Cable Installation at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak Wind Farm

Apr 06, 2021

Global Offshore, an offshore trenching and cable installation specialist, has completed a cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, off Denmark.The first phase of work, finished last year…

VARD to Build North Star's Dogger Bank SOV Fleet in Vietnam

Apr 06, 2021

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won contracts to build three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for the UK-based North Star Renewables. The vessels, to be built in Vietnam, will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, the world's largest…

Winds of Change: How Enel and Iberdrola Powered Up for the Energy Transition

Apr 06, 2021

Europe's biggest utilities Enel and Iberdrola saw the clean energy transition coming decades ago when others baulked at the high cost of producing energy from the sun and wind and instead stuck with coal and oil.Thanks to early decisions to buy power grids and build renewable plants…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

Ocean Winds Looks to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Ireland

Apr 05, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds said Monday it was eyeing the expansion of its global offshore wind portfolio to include Ireland.Ocean Winds' current offshore wind portfolio includes 1.5GW in construction and 4GW in development.The company…

Vineyard Wind Taps DEME to Install Wind Turbines off US East Coast

Apr 01, 2021

U.S. offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has contracted Belgium-based DEME for the offshore transport and installation of the wind turbine generators for the first largescale offshore wind installation in the United States.DEME's U.S. arm…

Van Oord Confirms 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Installation Deal

Apr 01, 2021

Dutch offshore installation company Van Oord on Thursday confirmed it had secured a contract to deliver and install monopile foundations and array cables for RWE's 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK.The contract comes a little over a…

Japan: JERA Opens Office for Akita Offshore Wind Projects

Apr 01, 2021

Japan's JERA has opened an office in the city of Akita as a base for offshore wind projects off the coast of Akita Prefecture, Japan.Favorable wind conditions along the Japan Sea from Hokkaido to Tohoku make it a promising area with many locations suitable for offshore wind power generation…

Biden Administration Aims for US Leadership in Offshore Wind -Official

Mar 31, 2021

The Biden administration aims to transform the United States into the world’s leading producer of energy from offshore wind after years of lagging behind Europe, a senior official said on Wednesday.President Joe Biden’s cabinet earlier this…

Siemens Gamesa Receives First Firm Order for Giant 14MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Mar 31, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received its first firm order for its giant 14MW offshore wind turbine.The order, from RWE, is for the supply of 100 units of its 14MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine…

World's First: DNV Launches Floating Solar Power Recommended Practice

Mar 31, 2021

DNV, energy industry expertise and assurance provider on Wednesday published what it said was the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants…

Vattenfall Sells Stake in First Dutch Offshore Wind Farm to Partner Shell

Mar 31, 2021

Energy giant Shell has taken over full control over the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, buying out Vattenfall from the NoordzeeWind joint venture.Offshore wind farm Egmond aan Zee started operating in 2007, supplying electricity to more than 100…

MP Quantum to Deploy Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech in Greece and Cyprus

Mar 30, 2021

Ocean Sun, a Norway-based developer of floating solar technology, has signed an agreement with MP Quantum Group to deploy Ocean Sun's floating solar solution in Greece and Cyprus.Børge Bjørneklett, CEO and founder of Ocean Sun said: “We are…

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