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Germany Surpassed Its Offshore Wind Targets in 2020

Jan 20, 2021

Germany boosted its offshore wind power capacity last year, topping its own targets, as Europe's largest economy drives its push into renewables, data from grid company TenneT GmbH showed on Wednesday.The Berlin government has raised offshore capacity targets to 20,000 MW by 2030 in recognition of the immense role that offshore wind will play in the decarbonization of electricity generation.Last year offshore wind power operators in the German North Sea increased capacity by 3…

Palfinger Cranes for Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm

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Crane provider Palfinger has won a deal to deliver cranes for the Fécamp offshore wind farm project in France. The 500 MW offshore wind farm named Fécamp, sanctioned by EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd in June 2020, will feature 71 Siemens…

DNV GL Gives Nod for Heerema's Silent Offshore Installation Concepts

Jan 21, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors' concepts for the silent installation of offshore facilities' foundations have received a Statement of Feasibility from the global quality assurance firm DNV GL.Heerema has been working on developing 'silent foundations'…

Mott MacDonald Developing Concepts for Europe's Largest Green Hydrogen Project

Jan 21, 2021

UK-based consultancy Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the technical integration and optimization contractor for the NortH2 project, dubbed the largest green hydrogen project in Europe.The contract was awarded to Mott MacDonald by the NortH2 Consortium…

Trelleborg's Cable Protection for Chinese Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 21, 2021

Swedish firm Trelleborg will provide cable protection for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind project in China, under a contract awarded by Torgy LNG.As part of the deal, Trelleborg will provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for the offshore wind farm project…

Kongsberg to Deliver Positioning and Monitoring Equipment for World's Largest Floating Wind Farm

Jan 21, 2021

Norwegian maritime equipment and technology company Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract to deliver key positioning and monitoring equipment to Equinor’s Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway. The contract was signed with engineering firm Wood…

Permitting for Big US Offshore Wind Farm to Resume 'Very, Very Soon' -Avangrid CEO

Jan 20, 2021

The developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm said on Wednesday it will soon apply for a federal permit from President Joe Biden's administration, after former President Donald Trump's government abruptly canceled its initial application last month…

Offshore Wind Head Leaving Equinor for Aker Solutions' Renewables Division

Jan 20, 2021

Stephen Bull, Equinor's senior vice president responsible for offshore wind operations in the North Sea, is leaving the company and will join the Norwegian offshore services firm Aker Solutions.Bull, who was last year re-elected RenewableUK Chair…

Heerema to Build Jacket for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm Substation

Jan 20, 2021

Dutch offshore construction firm Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has signed a contract with Iemants (part of Smulders) to construct the offshore transformer substation jacket for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm.The construction will occur at the HFG Vlissingen yard…

Ørsted Reaches FID on Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark

Jan 20, 2021

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the renewable hydrogen demonstration project at Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen, which will use offshore wind energy to produce green hydrogen.The project is expected…

Poland: State-run Utilities Shedding Coal to Invest in Offshore Wind

Jan 19, 2021

Polish state-run utilities PGE Enea and Tauron, which generate most of their electricity from coal, will have their coal assets carved out to boost their offshore wind investment, the deputy state assets minister said on Monday.Poland generates…

TRIG Acquires Stake in Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 19, 2021

London-listed investment firm The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG)  has agreed to acquire an equity interest of 17.5% in Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners ('CIP'). Beatrice is a 588MW offshore wind farm developed by SSE plc using Siemens turbines…

Germany: Fugro to Provide Consultancy Services for Suedlink Powerline Works

Jan 19, 2021

Dutch geotechnical survey services firm Fugro has secured a geotechnical and water consulting contract with Vössing Engineers to support the route planning, permitting, and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline…

Aker Horizons to Acquire 75% Stake in Mainstream Renewable Power

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian renewable energy investment firm Aker Horizons has agreed to take a 75% stake in global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, in a deal valuing Mainstream at about 1 bln euros, Mainstream said on Tuesday.Mainstream said…

Germany's Switch from Coal to Renewables: Gap to be Filled by Offshore Wind

Jan 18, 2021

German high-voltage grid operator Amprion is confident the country's planned switch to renewable energy can be mastered by its network, it said on Monday, rejecting claims that power supply could be at risk.Coal importers group VDKi last Friday…

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