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Dominion to Build Largest US Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 20, 2019

The American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Dominion Energy wants to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast.The company filed an application with the regional transmission organization PJM, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia…

UK Launches Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Sep 20, 2019

The Crown Estate has launched its Round 4 offshore wind leasing competition for the rights to develop at least 7GW of new capacity off England and Wales.The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has hailed today’s launch as a major step forward…

SGRE Confirms Taiwan Offshore Wind Factory

Sep 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a nacelle assembly facility in the Port of Taichung in Taiwan that will be its first offshore  assembly facility outside Europe.Construction is due to begin in 2020 at the site located in the port of Taichung…

Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

Ørsted Sees Huge Offshore Wind Potential in S Korea

Sep 09, 2019

Ørsted A/S, the world’s largest offshore wind power producer, said it sees high potential in the Korean offshore wind power market, intending to build long-term, sustainable relationships with the Korean government and companies.“South Korea is a peninsula surrounded by three seas…

Industry Showcases Positive Changes at OE 2019

Sep 06, 2019

Commitment to accelerating the energy transition is gathering pace, as operators and technology developers at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 said they will invest to secure a more sustainable energy mix.In another encouraging sign that the energy…

DEA Plans Thor Tender Meet-Up

Sep 06, 2019

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and transmission system operator Energinet have scheduled for 25th of November 2019 market dialogue for potential bidders and investors for the upcoming Thor offshore wind farm tender.The Thor offshore wind farm…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

World's Largest OWP Opens Base at Humberside

Sep 04, 2019

Ørsted has officially opened the Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base (HTOCB) for its 1400MW Hornsea 2 project at Humberside Airport in Lincolnshire.The building, formerly a police station at the airport, will now house around 30 Ørsted employees…

Sembcorp Marine Enters Taiwan OWP

Sep 03, 2019

Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) said that its unit Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) has entered the 'highly competitive' offshore wind project (OWP) sector in Taiwan.SMOP  has landed a contract with Jan De Nul to fabricate 15 jacket foundations for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm…

Aeolus Completes Turbine Installation

Sep 02, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Royal Van Oord said that its offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the Deutsche Bucht wind farm being developed by Canada's Northland Power offshore Germany…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

Sep 02, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of…

MarineSpace Wins Ørsted Award

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based marine environmental and planning consultancy MarineSpace Limited has been awarded a place on the UK environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework agreement for Ørsted Wind Power A/S.The award means MarineSpace will be eligible to…

Carbon Trust Launches ORJIP Offshore Wind

Aug 29, 2019

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of Stage 2 of the Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) for Offshore Wind.The program aims to reduce consenting risk, project maturation time, cost and the environmental impact of existing and future offshore wind farms…

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