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Borssele III & IV: Giant Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Fully Commissioned

Feb 18, 2021

Borssele III & IV, one of the largest offshore wind farms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, has reached full commissioning, Van Oord a partner in the Blauwwind consortium behind the 731.5 MW wind farm's development, said Thursday.Blauwwind is a consortium between Shell…

Backed by UKEF, UK Firms Win Taiwan Offshore Wind Deals

Feb 18, 2021

UK's export credit agency UKEF said Thursday it was providing a £200 million buyer credit guarantee to help finance the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, 'unlocking the export potential of the UK’s offshore wind sector.''To help the UK build back greener from the pandemic…

Offshore Wind Seen as Lucrative Side Gig Option for US Fishermen, Mariners

Feb 18, 2021

The growing U.S. offshore wind industry will offer 'a substantial number of opportunities' for the local fishermen and mariners to supplement their income, a study commissioned by the New York State Economic Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)…

Siemens Gamesa to Take Care of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm until 2036

Feb 18, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has secured an extension of the operations and maintenance services agreement at the 600-MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea until 2036.The company said in a social media post that the original…

Galloper Wind Farm Opens Recruitment for Two Wind Turbine Technician Apprentices

Feb 18, 2021

RWE Renewables has opened recruitment for two new wind turbine technician apprentices at Galloper wind farm, offshore the UK.  Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is a 353MW project located 27km off the coast of Suffolk.  The estimated average annual…

DEME to Install Hollandse Kust Offshore Substations

Feb 18, 2021

DEME Offshore has won a contract to transport and install the jackets and topsides for two substations for the Hollandse Kust offshore wind farms, in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.The company will also supply and install scour protection for both substations…

Tekmar Energy to Protect Cables at Two Offshore Wind Farms in China

Feb 17, 2021

Tekmar Energy has said it has won contracts to provide cable protection systems for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.Under the contracts with unnamed clients, Tekmar Energy will…

Unique Floating Wind Turbine Set for Middle East Debut

Feb 17, 2021

The Middle East might soon be home to a unique floating wind turbine project led by a group of European companies. Namely, unlike the other floating wind projects currently developed or being worked on, aimed purely at producing electricity…

Aker Solutions' FEED for Empire Wind Concrete Foundations

Feb 17, 2021

Norway-based offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the planned Empire Wind project in New York…

Aibel, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Win Dogger Bank Phase 3 Deal

Feb 17, 2021

Aibel and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have secured contracts to deliver the offshore platform and associated transmission link for the third phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the Dogger Bank in the UK.The Dogger Bank wind farm(s)…

FPSO Firm BW Offshore Buys Into Floating Wind Tech Company Ideol

Feb 17, 2021

BW Offshore, a company mainly known as the operator of FPSO vessels in the oil and gas industry, is creating what it calls 'a floating offshore wind champion targeting large-scale projects,' following an agreement signed Wednesday to buy into the floating offshore wind tech developer Ideol…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

Iberdrola Looking to Spend $1.2 B on 'Industrial-scale' Floating Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2021

Energy group Iberdrola plans to spend more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) on an industrial-scale floating wind power farm off the Spanish coast if it secures help from a fund that seeks to lift Europe out of a coronavirus recession.The…

2020 Was a Record Year of Offshore Wind Investments, RCG Says

Feb 15, 2021

The global financial investment for offshore wind capacity set records in 2020, with total capacity investment as well as cash amount earmarked surpassing that of 2018, the previous record year, according to The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG)…

Westwood: Total to Surpass Iberdrola and Ørsted on Renewable Power Capacity by 2030

Feb 15, 2021

French oil giant Total, which is working to transform itself into a wider energy industry company, will outpace green energy majors Iberdrola and Ørsted on renewable power capacity by 2030. This is according to analysis from energy intelligence group Westwood…

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