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UK, Norway Purses Blow Wind in Equinor Sails

Feb 07, 2020

UK (and Norwegian) taxpayers are largely footing Equinor’s wind-energy success by helping the offshore oil, gas and renewables player operate a healthy profit and hand out dividends, Norwegian news reports have been trumpeting of late.It was Stavanger Aftenblad, the regional newspaper in oil town Stavanger, that reported the company’s still heavily subsidized offshore wind farms were making a hefty profit…

MHI Vestas Orders ABB Transformers

6 hours ago

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, the global wind turbine manufacturer, has selected ABB’s Power Grids business to deliver its WindSTAR transformers for the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK.ABB’s WindSTAR power transformers are designed…

Germany Develops Offshore Grid Simulator

6 hours ago

Germany has got a research project underway that is seeking to improve the integration of offshore wind farms into the grid.German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization…

NABU Objects to Gennaker OWF

Feb 16, 2020

A German non-governmental conservation organisation, Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU), has filed an objection to the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind farm (OWF) in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.Massive…

Siemens Hands Over BorWin3 to TenneT

Feb 13, 2020

The BorWin3 offshore wind grid connection project in the German North Sea has been handed over to the German/Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT, by contractors Siemens and Petrofac.The 900 MW project will convert three-phase electric power…

TenneT Intros 2GW Offshore Grid Plans

Feb 13, 2020

European transmission system operator TenneT has announced plans to build two 2 GW offshore grid connections in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, having entered into a so-called 'innovation partnership' with its suppliers.Given the combination…

Rystad: 2020 Biggest Year for Offshore Wind Jackets

Feb 13, 2020

The global offshore wind farms (OWF) that are set for start-up this year will make 2020 the year with the highest ever use of steel jacket foundations for new developments, Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said in a report on Thursday…

EDF Buys Stake in Irish Offshore Project

Feb 12, 2020

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) is moving into the Irish energy market.EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the French energy utility, has acquired a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind project from Hazel Shore, a company linked to the property developer…

DEME, Herrenknecht Building Special Drill for French Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 12, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation specialist DEME Offshore and German builder of tunnel boring equipment Herrenknecht have teamed up to build a subsea drill to be deployed at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France. This is the first…

USA Ups BOEM Offshore Wind Budget

Feb 11, 2020

The Trump Administration has proposed a $189m fiscal year 2021 budget for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), designating just under $27m for offshore wind.The FY 2021 budget includes approximately $26.5 million to advance offshore renewable energy development…

ISC Wins Mayflower Offshore Substation Gig

Feb 11, 2020

Danish engineering services company ISC Consulting Engineers has been awarded a contract to design the offshore substation for the 804MW Mayflower offshore wind farm 40km off the coast of Massachusetts.Bladt Industries, a steel contractor specializing…

ProCon Bags More Yunlin Work

Feb 09, 2020

ProCon Wind Energy, the provider electrical systems to the offshore wind industry, has secured further work on the electrical construction of the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.The Denmark's offshore wind business player was awarded…

Horns Rev 3 Hosts EU EC

Feb 09, 2020

The new European Commissioner for energy Kadri Simson has visited Vattenfall's 407MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea and the surveillance center at Vattenfall’s service center in Esbjerg, western Denmark.The European Commission…

TÜV SÜD, IX Wind Join Forces for Wind Power

Feb 06, 2020

The global testing, certification, inspection and training provider TÜV SÜD and Taiwan's IX Wind have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in various wind power industry services in Taiwan and Japan.Combining forces in the Taiwanese and Japanese wind power industry…

Offshore to Constitute 25% of Wind Demand

Feb 06, 2020

Offshore wind will constitute 25% of total wind demand in 2028, up from 10% in 2019 and will narrow the gap with offshore upstream oil and gas in terms of capital expenditure deployment, said the analyst firm Wood Mackenzie.The possibility of offshore wind becoming cheaper than coal…

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