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France to Test Floating Wind Turbines

Feb 25, 2019

The European Commission said on Monday it had authorized French subsidies to four offshore wind farm projects which are aimed at testing a new way of producing electricity from wind.The EU competition regulator said in a statement that the state…

Wind Provides 14% of European Electricity

Feb 25, 2019

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union’s electricity last year, according to figures published by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including 2.65 GW of offshore wind. Continued…

Shell Shrugs off Brexit, Eyes UK Offshore Wind

Feb 22, 2019

Shell plans to enter Britain’s offshore wind market by acquiring seabed leases or taking stakes in existing projects, despite the country's impending departure from the European Union, the head of the company's New Energies division said.Oil…

Dunkirk Offshore Wind a Jumpstart for France

Feb 20, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted and Total have teamed up with Belgian renewables firm Elicio to bid for a wind project off the coast of Dunkirk.A total of nine bids are being considered in the tender for the Dunkirk project, which will have a maximum capacity of 600MW…

Magallanes Installs Turbine at EMEC

Feb 19, 2019

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables is testing its tidal technology on a test site at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.The successful installation of their second generation (2G) 2MW tidal platform…

Total Moves into Offshore Wind

Feb 18, 2019

French energy major Total is partnering with Denmark's Orsted and renewable energy producer Elicio to submit a joint bid for the 600 megawatt capacity Dunkirk offshore wind project in France, the company said on Monday.The bid is the oil and…

Equinor Lines Up Floating Wind in S.Korea

Feb 15, 2019

Equinor and South Korea's state-owned National Oil Corporation (KNOC) will explore opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind farms in South Korea, the Norwegian company said on Friday.South Korea aims to reduce its dependence on nuclear and coal power…

Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

Feb 14, 2019

Supplying the energy needed to support the growing prosperity of the global population yet reducing emissions enough to meet the Paris reduction goals is a major challenge, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.It is, Dudley said, “a vast and complex problem…

Boskalis Wins Subsea Cable Repair Work

Feb 13, 2019

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract for the replacement and repair of a part of the inter-array cables at an unnamed offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at approximately $90.4 millionThe Dutch…

Offshore Wind: Good Supply, Growing Demand

Feb 13, 2019

In its 2019 “Annual Energy Outlook” the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that electric generation from renewables (wind, solar, hydro) will go from 500 billion KWh in 2018 to 1500 billion KWh in 2050, just 30 years from now…

Kvaerner to Study Floating Wind Structures

Feb 11, 2019

Norway based Kvaerner said it has signed a contract with Norwegian energy company Equinor to study how floating concrete substructures for offshore wind turbines can be designed and constructed for the planned Hywind Tampen project in the North Sea…

High-tech Buoy Launched in New York Bight

Feb 11, 2019

A high-tech, specialized buoy has been launched to collect useful information for developing wind farms offshore the U.S. East Coast.Equinor Wind US said it deployed the cutting-edge buoy as it works to develop its offshore wind lease site in the New York Bight…

CWind Digitizes with CrewSmart

Feb 04, 2019

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), a provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market, it has implemented CrewSmart’s management support service across its fleet of 21…

Tekmar Selected for Northwester 2

Jan 31, 2019

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul Group has selected the Tekmar cable protection system (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm 50 km off the coast of Ostend, Belgium in the North Sea.Tekmar said it…

Orsted Full-year Profit Beats Expectations

Jan 30, 2019

Danish offshore wind developer Orsted reported full-year profit above expectations on Wednesday and said it would consider restarting its activities in Taiwan following a new proposal from the local government.Orsted earlier this month put two…

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