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Ørsted Inaugurates Historic Taiwanese OWF

Nov 12, 2019

Global offshore wind solutions provider Orsted inaugurated the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan, the first offshore wind farm built by Ørsted in Asia-Pacific.In the past three years, Ørsted has worked closely with joint venture partners, secured NTD 18.7 billion in project finance and constructed the offshore wind farm on time.The Formosa 1 offshore wind farm is a joint venture between Ørsted (35%)…

E.ON, RWE Renewables Sign Clean Power Deal

Nov 12, 2019

Global energy company E.ON has signed an agreement to purchase clean energy from British wind farms of RWE Renewables.The 2.5-year agreement is on purchasing the output of more than 20 British wind farms, supplying sustainable power to the grid and supporting E…

Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

Nov 11, 2019

The global offshore wind market grew nearly 30% per year between 2010 and 2018, benefiting from rapid technology improvements and about 150 new offshore wind projects are in active development around the world.Europe in particular has fostered the technology’s development…

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Appoints Co-CEO

Nov 11, 2019

The Board of Directors of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has appointed Johnny Thomsen as the new Co-CEO following the resignation of Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.Thomsen is the former Vestas Senior Vice President of Product Management, said a press note from the Dutch offshore wind power solutions provider…

VOS Start Starts Northwester 2 OWF Gig

Nov 11, 2019

Vroon, a Dutch shipping company, said that its walk-to-work vessel VOS Start has begun work for developer Parkwind on the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm (OWF) off the coast of Belgium.Located near the Belgian Coast, Northwester 2 is…

Poland Preps Offshore Wind Bill

Nov 10, 2019

Polish Ministry of Energy has finished internal work on draft 'offshore wind act'. The draft is to be further proceeded now by Government on the legislative path through public consultations.Dedicated offshore wind act is one of the most awaited…

Orsted Breaks Ground for Taiwan OWP

Nov 10, 2019

Construction of Taiwan's Formosa 2, an offshore wind power (OWP) development project, officially broke ground in Miaoli County.Orsted Taiwan said in a statement that it held a ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore substation works for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farm off Taiwan…

GE's Haliade-X Produces First Power

Nov 07, 2019

GE Renewable Energy has generated first power from its 12MW Haliade-X prototype - the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine - located at Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam.According to GE, local teams will now proceed with the testing phase…

Huisman Crane for Bokalift 2

Nov 07, 2019

Dutch offshore wind equipment specialist Huisman has been selcted by Royal Boskalis Westminster to deliver a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane (OMC) to be installed on their crane vessel Bokalift 2.'This commitment reinstates Boskalis’ confidence…

APEM Aerial Surveys at Vietnam’s 3.4GW OWP

Nov 07, 2019

APEM, the European aquatic and environmental consultancy specializing in freshwater and marine ecology and aerial surveys, has begun conducting its first ever aerial surveys at the Thang Long 3.4GW offshore wind project (OWP) in Vietnam.'APEM has won a contract with Enterprize Energy…

CDWE Wins Taiwanese OWF Gig

Nov 07, 2019

Taiwanese marine joint venture (JV) company CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has signed two contracts for the transport and installation of foundations and turbines at the 300MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm (OWF).The JV between Taiwanese outfit…

Ørsted Expands Rapidly in US

Nov 07, 2019

Denmark-based Ørsted A/S, offshore wind giant, is expanding rapidly in the US within the development and construction of offshore and onshore wind power as well as solar PV.The growing portfolio enables Ørsted to increasingly trade the green power generated by the wind and solar farms…

GE Haliade-X 12MW Blade Arrives in US

Nov 06, 2019

The blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) in Boston, U.S.The 107-meter blade will undergo a series of fatigue tests that involve moving it millions of times over the…

World’s Biggest Floating Wind Turbine Readies

Nov 05, 2019

The largest floating wind turbine in the world, an 8.4-megawatt (MW) ABS-classed offshore wind turbine, is about to be installed.ABS has classed the semi-submersible floating wind turbine is the first of three classed by ABS and designed by…

Ørsted Issues Green Bonds in Taiwan

Nov 05, 2019

Ørsted, the largest energy company in Denmark, has secured nominal TWD 12 billion (USD 395m) through the issuance of green senior bonds, to finance its investments in offshore wind in Taiwan.  This transaction marks the first ever green TWD bond to be issued by a foreign corporate in Taiwan…

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