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Dominion to Build Largest US Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 20, 2019

The American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Dominion Energy wants to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast.The company filed an application with the regional transmission organization PJM, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia…

UK Launches Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Sep 20, 2019

The Crown Estate has launched its Round 4 offshore wind leasing competition for the rights to develop at least 7GW of new capacity off England and Wales.The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has hailed today’s launch as a major step forward…

First Subsea to Cover Formosa 1

Sep 19, 2019

UK-based offshore technology services provider First Subsea has delivered beach landing cable protection for three export cables on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.According to the Lancaster-based company, the contract was awarded by  Jan De Nul Group…

SGRE Confirms Taiwan Offshore Wind Factory

Sep 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a nacelle assembly facility in the Port of Taichung in Taiwan that will be its first offshore  assembly facility outside Europe.Construction is due to begin in 2020 at the site located in the port of Taichung…

VOS Stone Supports SGRE at Hohe See

Sep 13, 2019

Vroon walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Stone is providing support to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) at the 497MW Hohe See offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.Located approximately 98km from the German coast, the Wind Farm covers an area of roughly 42 km²…

SGRE Builds World's Largest Wind Turbine Blade

Sep 13, 2019

Spanish wind power solutions provider Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)  is building what it claims is the world's largest blade testing rig at its facilities in northern Denmark.The new facility will be capable of performing full-scale…

Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

Jan De Nul Enters French Offshore Wind Market

Sep 12, 2019

Luxembourg-headquartered maritime contractor Jan De Nul Group has signed its first offshore wind construction contract in France.Sodraco International SAS, a French subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, has signed a contract to transport and install…

Taiwan OWP Produces First Power

Sep 11, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted has announced the production of first power on the second phase of Formosa 1 offshore windfarm in Taiwan.The first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan began flowing power, with six of the 20 Siemens Gamesa…

DEME Starts Installation at Belgium’s Largest OWF

Sep 11, 2019

Belgium-based Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) said that its installation vessel ‘Innovation’ will set sail to the Belgian North Sea with the first load of 58 turbine foundations and transition pieces for installation at the SeaMade offshore wind farm…

Tekmar Wins Changhua OWF Order

Sep 10, 2019

Offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul Group have selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Changhua offshore wind farm in Taiwan.UK-based cable protection specialist Tekmar Energy will…

Ørsted Sees Huge Offshore Wind Potential in S Korea

Sep 09, 2019

Ørsted A/S, the world’s largest offshore wind power producer, said it sees high potential in the Korean offshore wind power market, intending to build long-term, sustainable relationships with the Korean government and companies.“South Korea is a peninsula surrounded by three seas…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

NSWPH Program Hires Intertek

Sep 06, 2019

UK consultancy Intertek has been chosen to undertake a UK permitting and planning study by the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) consortium.Consortium partners behind the NSWPH programme, TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie…

DEA Plans Thor Tender Meet-Up

Sep 06, 2019

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and transmission system operator Energinet have scheduled for 25th of November 2019 market dialogue for potential bidders and investors for the upcoming Thor offshore wind farm tender.The Thor offshore wind farm…

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