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Offshore Wind Could Produce Affordable Hydrogen by 2035 , Siemens Gamesa says

Jun 09, 2021

Wind power could make it possible to produce hydrogen without emitting greenhouse gases as cheaply as is currently feasible with fossil fuel energy by 2030, turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said in a white paper released on Wednesday.Policymakers see green hydrogen…

US Explores Wind Energy Potential in Gulf of Mexico

Jun 08, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade.'This is an important first step to see what role the Gulf may play in this exciting frontier…

Norway to Offer More Areas for Offshore Wind Farms Amid Strong Interest

Jun 08, 2021

Norway will identify additional offshore areas to build wind parks amid strong interest from energy firms, the government said on Tuesday, as the oil-producing country seeks to build a domestic offshore wind industry.Norway is now opening two offshore areas to build wind farms…

Erebus Floating Wind Farm: Geotechnical Investigations Start

Jun 08, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, has begun geotechnical investigations on the Angle Peninsula in Wales, to examine the onshore cable route for its planned Erebus floating wind farm.The work, which began in late May…

UK: Eleven-I and Innvotek Join Offshore Wind Robotics Challenge

Jun 07, 2021

Two UK-based firms have been awarded an opportunity to develop and showcase their innovative robotic solutions with GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.Eleven-I and Innvotek have both successfully applied to a robotics innovation call…

Bureau Veritas Launches Digital Simulation Tool for Floating Wind

Jun 07, 2021

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a new digital simulation tool – Opera – saying it will be a key asset for the certification of floating units, notably floating wind turbines.'As offshore wind farms are built further offshore, floating wind turbines are becoming increasingly more common…

VIDEO: Scotland’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Exports First Power

Jun 07, 2021

Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland, on June 4 exported its first power to the national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire.The 950MW wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL)…

Vattenfall: All 72 Turbines Installed at Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 07, 2021

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has installed all 72 turbines at its Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark.According to Vattenfall, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm. The 72 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines…

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Launches Transformers for Floating Wind Industry

Jun 04, 2021

Hitachi ABB Power Grids today launched a portfolio of transformer products to be installed on floating offshore substations and floating wind turbines in deep waters, where traditional solutions are not feasible.According to the company, its…

Offshore Wind: Ørsted Names COO for North America

Jun 04, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has named Troy Patton as COO of its Offshore North American region, filling a post that has been vacant since David Hardy was designated CEO in October of 2020.'Patton has many years of leadership experience in the renewable energy industry…

Shell, Aegir Insights in Offshore Wind Collab

Jun 04, 2021

Denmark-based Aegir Insights, an offshore wind investment analytics company, has announced a partnership with Shell, where Aegir Insights will provide data-driven analytics and intelligence to help Shell's offshore wind business development…

Saipem Acquires Naval Energies' Floating Wind Business

Jun 04, 2021

Italian energy services firm Saipem has agreed to acquire the floating wind business of the French company Naval Energies, a subsidiary of Naval Group.The business consists of Naval Energies' engineering know-how on floating units, intellectual property rights…

MMT Surveying 'Beacon Wind' Cable Route

Jun 04, 2021

Equinor has awarded Ocean Infinity's MMT a contract for export cable route surveys for the ‘Beacon Wind’ offshore wind farm in the U.S.MMT is performing a combination of geophysical, geotechnical, environmental, and benthic surveys along the export route of Beacon Wind sites 1 and 2…

Edda Wind Lands Dogger Bank Wind Farm Contract for Newbuild CSOV

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore wind vessel firm Edda Wind said Wednesday it had won a contract to support the commissioning and construction of the first two phases of the giant Dogger Bank wind farm in the UK.'Edda Wind and Dogger Bank Wind Farm have agreed on a new contract for the newbuild CSOV Edda TBN C490…

Ørsted to Recycle, Reuse Wind Turbine Blades

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted said Thursday it would work to either reuse, recycle, or recover all of the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning.Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted said…

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