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Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Jan 17, 2019

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind.Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, president of DTU,  Rector Gunnar Bovim (NTNU) and CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) signed the agreement on 16 January.The new center is called the Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center – NOWRIC…

GE to Test 12MW Turbine in Netherlands

Jan 17, 2019

Rotterdam's skyline will soon feature what is claimed as the world's largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine.GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind announced today that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW…

Ørsted Collaborates with US Fishing Coalition on Offshore Wind

Jan 17, 2019

Global developer of offshore wind farms Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into a partnership agreement with Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) to improve communications between the seafood industry and offshore wind energy developers…

Ingeteam Joins Spain's First Offshore Wind Turbine

Jan 15, 2019

Spanish power technology giant Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.At the request of Estyco, the project leader…

TenneT, Vattenfall Pact on Hollandse Kust Zuid

Jan 15, 2019

European transmission system operator TenneT Holding and offshore and wind farm developer Vattenfall  have signed agreements for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms.The agreements concern the realisation…

MHI Vestas Expands at Ostende

Jan 15, 2019

Danish manufacturer of wind turbines MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened a new office in the Port of Ostend to expand its offshore wind operations at the Belgian port.“Because we will be servicing no fewer than 244 wind turbines at sea from the Port of Oostende by 2020…

Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

Jan 15, 2019

The global offshore wind energy market is poised to grow over USD 49.74 billion by 2023 at an estimated CAGR of around 11.12% during the period 2017 to 2023.The growth in this sector can be attributed to the increasing demand for clean and reliable…

PKN Orlen Mulls Baltic Sea Wind Energy

Jan 14, 2019

Poland’s state-owned oil and gas giant PKN Orlenannounced that it is looking into the feasibility of a 1,200 MW wind farm in the Baltic Sea.'PKN Orlen Group company Baltic Power is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts…

Viking Link Between UK and Denmark Gets Green Signal

Jan 14, 2019

Viking Link, an electricity link between Denmark and the UK has been given the green light by the government. The  a proposed 473-mile (761km) electricity cable between Bicker Fen, near Boston, and Revsing, in southern Jutland.The cable running from the Lincolnshire coast to Denmark…

K2 Management Opens Beijing Office

Jan 11, 2019

Offshore wind and sustainable energy consultancy K2 Management  has opened an office in Beijing to support China’s wind and solar market.Active in Asia since 2010, K2 Management has been working in China on several projects for local and international clients…

Offshore Wind Ready To Take Off in US

Jan 10, 2019

Up and down the East Coast, initiatives to develop a massive and largely untapped market can make sea change in American offshore wind, says the  Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).IEEFA pointed out that the big lease…

Deutsche Bucht Completes Offshore Wind Foundations

Jan 09, 2019

Northland Deutsche Bucht has completed the installation of all 31 foundations for its offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.The  Canadian power producer of Northland Power's third offshore wind farm which is  about 95 kilometres to the…

SMC Wins Orsted Contract for UK Offshore

Jan 09, 2019

The largest energy company in Denmark Orsted have awarded Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) with a framework agreement to provide statutory inspection and auxiliary services to their sites across the UK.SMC, the UK-based marine consultancy…

World's First Floating Wind Turbine Gets New Life

Jan 09, 2019

The world's first industrial-scale floating wind prototype, Hywind 1, installed in 2009 off the west coast of Norway, will be reborn as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy.Unitech Offshore, which manufactures and distributes subsea connector assemblies…

Boskalis Wins Scottish Offshore Windfarm Installation Contract

Jan 07, 2019

Dutch dredging and offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project.According to the Dutch marine outfit, the award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL)…

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