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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Grow 57% by 2023

Oct 16, 2019

The value of the global market for subsea power cables needed to build offshore wind farms will grow by 57% from GBP 717 million this year to over GBP 1.13 billion by 2023, according to a new report by RenewableUK.The study – 'Offshore Wind Cables Installation and Manufacturing Forecast 2019-2029' – also shows that subsea wires covering over 16,300km in length will be needed over the next five years to build new projects worldwide…

MHI Vestas Orders ABB Transformers

Feb 18, 2020

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, the global wind turbine manufacturer, has selected ABB’s Power Grids business to deliver its WindSTAR transformers for the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK.ABB’s WindSTAR power transformers are designed…

Simec: Tidal Power Hits Record at MeyGen

Jan 31, 2020

The developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects, Simec Atlantis Energy, has hailed progress at its MeyGen project – announcing that its 2019 performance represents a record period of uninterrupted generation from a tidal turbine venture of its kind…

Manor to Power Borssele 1&2 OWF

Jan 28, 2020

UK-based marine engineering specialist Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Ørsted for the Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm (OWF), under which MRE will provide temporary power provision during the turbine commissioning phase…

NKT Bags East West Interconnector Contract

Jan 14, 2020

The Irish power grid operator EirGrid has awarded NKT a service contract for the interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain.The cable and cable accessories supplier to the energy sector has been awarded a five-year service agreement…

Germany’s biggest OWF Operational Now

Jan 12, 2020

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is  located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany.'The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019…

Eneco Buys Power from GE Haliade-X 12

Dec 18, 2019

Dutch energy company Eneco is set to purchase all the electricity generated by GE Renewable Energy's 12MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype.The announcement was made during a ceremony to inaugurate the prototype that was recently installed…

SSEN Replaces Subsea Cables

Nov 17, 2019

UK-based Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) continues to make good progress with its project to replace of one of the two subsea electricity distribution cables that connect Orkney, archipelago off the northeastern coast,  to mainland Scotland…

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…

Netherlands-Denmark HVDC Test Successful

Nov 04, 2019

Cable supplier Prysmian completes final high-voltage direct current (HVDC) test for 700MW submarine interconnector CobraCable line between Denmark and the Netherlands.The announcement takes place during the COBRAcable link’s official inauguration event…

Offshore Wind: New York Moves on Sunrise

Oct 24, 2019

Sunrise Wind, a joint venture of Ørsted A/S and Eversource Energy, has signed a 25-year OREC purchase-and-sale agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Earlier in July 2019, New York selected Sunrise…

Corvus, Kawasaki Pact for Novel ESS for Offshore Vessels

Sep 26, 2019

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and Corvus Energy have reached a licensing agreement for a novel lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology developed by Corvus for KHI.The LiC-based energy storage systems (ESS) to be sold by Corvus to offshore vessels and oil rigs globally…

Taiwan OWP Produces First Power

Sep 11, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted has announced the production of first power on the second phase of Formosa 1 offshore windfarm in Taiwan.The first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan began flowing power, with six of the 20 Siemens Gamesa…

Tekmar Wins Hornsea Two Gig

Aug 05, 2019

Tekmar Energy,  a provider of protection systems for subsea cable, umbilical and flexible pipes and offshore engineering services, has signed a contract with the world’s largest offshore wind developer Ørsted, to provide Cable Protection Systems for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm…

First Power From Deutsche Bucht OWF

Jul 30, 2019

The first turbine at developer Northland’s 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm off Germany has started delivering power to the country’s grid.“This is a great achievement for our Deutsche Bucht project,” said Jens Poulsen, Project Director of Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH…

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