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RWE Taps GE, Sembcorp Marine for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm HVDC Transmission System

Jul 09, 2020

German renewables giant RWE has selected a GE Renewables/Sembcorp Marine JV as the supplier for high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, off the UK.The wind farm will be located on Dogger Bank, the shallow area of the central North Sea, 195 kilometers from the UK coast’s nearest point. The HVDC transmission system represents Sofia’s second-largest contract and will include the design…

Spain's Greenalia Joins World Forum Offshore Wind

Jul 10, 2020

Greenalia, a Spanish company working to develop a floating offshore wind farm in the Canary Islands, has joined WFO (World Forum Offshore Wind), The first worldwide association with an exclusive focus on promoting offshore wind energy internationally…

China's MingYang Launches 11MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Jul 10, 2020

China's MingYang has this week launched the MySE11-203, dubbed the world's biggest hybrid drive wind turbine, of the nameplate capacity of 11 MW.Per MingYang, the turbine features a rotor diameter of 203 meters and has a 31% higher annual energy production than its predecessor…

SLPE to Design Hollandse Kust Noord OWF Substation Jacket

Jul 10, 2020

Sea and Land Project Engineering (SLPE) has won a contract to provide the detailed design of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer station jacket and foundations. The Hollandse Kust Noord is an offshore wind farm planned to be located in the Dutch North Sea…

Northern Offshore Services Adds Two More Vessels to Its Fleet

Jul 09, 2020

Crew transfer vessel specialist Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) has expanded its fleet with two vessels SURE Diamond and SURE Dynamic from Sure Wind Marine Limited. The company's offshore support vessel fleet now stands at 41 vessels. The…

Trelleborg to Showcase Offshore Wind Cable Protection System at Virtual Conference

Jul 09, 2020

Swedish company Trelleborg is set to exhibit its NjordGuard cable protection system at a virtual offshore wind conference taking place later this month.Per Trelleborg, the NjordGuard is a unique cable protection system designed and developed to protect offshore wind farm power cables…

Xodus Names U.S. Renewables VP to Target Offshore Wind Market

Jul 09, 2020

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a US renewables vice president to head up a new office in Boston. The company said the move was in support of its plans to grow its offshore wind services across North America.Alexander Thillerup joins Xodus from Aegir Wind Solutions…

Fugro Adds Two More Vessels for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Survey

Jul 09, 2020

Dutch geotechnical services firm Fugro has mobilized two additional vessels off the coast of New Jersey to support its ongoing site characterization work for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Shell and EDF working to develop a 183…

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Jul 09, 2020

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

Jul 08, 2020

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

TSMC to Offtake Full Output from Ørsted's Taiwan Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2020

World's largest offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has signed what it says is the world’s largest renewables corporate power purchase agreement with Taiwan-based TSMC.Under the agreement, TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, will…

CWind Working with Reygar to Improve Crew Safety

Jul 07, 2020

Remote monitoring and reporting platforms provider Reygar says it is working with offshore renewables services company CWind to develop a new communication safety feature within its BareFLEET fleet monitoring system.In an effort to simplify…

Simply Blue Energy Set to Develop 1GW Floating Wind Farm Off Ireland

Jul 07, 2020

Ireland-based offshore renewables company Simply Blue Energy is stepping forward with the development of a floating offshore wind farm of up to 1GW capacity in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland.The company has this week made an application to the Irish Department of Housing…

First Jacket Installed at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 07, 2020

Belgian offshore contractor DEME Offshore has installed the first jacket at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm, offshore Scotland, the UK. In total, 100 wind turbine jackets and 3 offshore substation jackets will be installed at the project…

Thailand's Gulf Energy Buys 50% Stake in German Offshore Wind Farm for $631M

Jul 07, 2020

Gulf Energy Development Pcl said on Tuesday it acquired a 50% stake in a German offshore wind farm for about 558 million euros ($631.10 million) in the latest overseas investment by Thailand's second-largest power producer.Gulf Energy said acquiring…

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