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Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy to Deliver HVDC Converter Stations for 1.4GW Wind Farm in UK

May 25, 2021

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions, in a consortium with Siemens Energy, has signed a contract with ScottishPower Renewables for the supply of the HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) converter stations for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project in the UK…

GE Researchers Unveil 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept

May 24, 2021

GE researchers are working on a project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12-megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind turbine, in an effort to enable larger, more powerful turbines to be installed deeper waters unlocked by floating wind technologies…

Offshore Wind: Project Underway to Study Buckling Risk as Piles Grow Larger

May 24, 2021

Carbon Trust said Monday that a joint project was underway to examine the impact of increased monopile size on structural stability.The project, called the  Verification of Buckling Assessment and Behaviour in Large Monopiles (VERBATIM) project is a €3 million joint industry initiative…

Britain Hits New Wind Power Record

May 24, 2021

Blustery weather helped Britain to a wind power record in the early hours of Friday morning, provisional National Grid data showed.Between 0200 and 0300 BST Britain's wind farms provided a record 62.5% of the country's electricity demand, beating the previous best of 59…

Massive Offshore Wind Farm in Iceland Planned for UK Power Supply

May 21, 2021

Hecate Independent Power, a company chaired by  Sir Tony Baldry, a former minister in the UK Department of Energy under Margaret Thatcher, on Friday announced plans to build a massive offshore wind project off the coast of Iceland that would…

BASF, RWE Planning $4.9B Offshore Wind Project in Germany

May 21, 2021

Chemicals giant BASF and German utility RWE on Friday announced a potential 4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) offshore wind power project to cut emissions at Germany's most energy-intensive industrial site.As part of the project, which depends on more favorable legislation…

Good Progress on Power Grid Expansion, German Regulator Says

May 21, 2021

Germany’s energy regulator said on Wednesday that planning for the country’s power transmission networks was keeping up with the need for new lines to send increasing amounts of renewable power to centers of consumption.“We have made good progress…

European Commission Greenlights €22.5B Polish Scheme to Support Offshore Wind Farms

May 20, 2021

The European Commission has approved a Polish scheme to support offshore wind farms with 22.5 billion euros ($27.42 billion), it said on Thursday.'The measure will help Poland reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition…

Balmoral's System Prevents Offshore Wind Cable Damage

May 20, 2021

Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec has noted recent news on offshore wind cable failures, and has offered a solution for the problem in the form of its integrated cable protection stability system.According to the company, its system offers up to…

Survey Works Start at North Falls Offshore Wind Farm Site

May 20, 2021

For the next three months, three wind farm survey vessels will be busy in the Southern North Sea at the North Falls offshore wind farm site in the UK.North Falls, a proposed extension to the existing Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, is located…

RWE Renewables, National Grid Team Up in U.S. Offshore Wind Push

May 20, 2021

German renewable energy giant RWE Renewables and UK-based National Grid, one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities, on Thursday signed a partnership deal to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the coastal region of the Northeast U…

Energy Transition: UK Subsea Services Firm Urged to 'Act Now'

May 19, 2021

Experts are advising the UK subsea industry to act now and take advantage of the energy transition, warning that the journey to net-zero is already underway and businesses must keep up with the required change of speed.Subsea UK, the country's subsea services industry association…

VIDEO: Saint Brieuc Offshore Substation Topside Moves Out at Engie Solutions' Yard

May 19, 2021

The giant offshore substation topside being built for the Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm in France was recently moved out at Engie Solutions yard in Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium, and Engie Solutions was kind enough to share the photos and the video of the operation with Offshore Engineer…

UK: OWGP Launches Funding for Local Offshore Wind Supply Chain

May 19, 2021

The UK-based Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a tranche of grant funding and business support for UK offshore wind supply chain companies in a package totaling £4.2 million (~$5.94 million).The package includes a £3.5M ( around $4…

Ørsted, JWD, Eurus Join Forces to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

May 19, 2021

Ørsted, Japan Wind Development Co. (JWD), and Eurus Energy have joined forces to build offshore wind farms in Japan's Akita Prefecture.'The partnership combines market-leading strengths in global offshore wind with a strong local renewable development footprint…

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