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Rystad: 2020 Biggest Year for Offshore Wind Jackets

Feb 13, 2020

The global offshore wind farms (OWF) that are set for start-up this year will make 2020 the year with the highest ever use of steel jacket foundations for new developments, Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said in a report on Thursday.The trend of using this type of foundations - a lattice steel framework, with three or four anchors set on the seafloor - will be lead by the UK.'A total of 258 turbines to be installed this year will have a jacket foundation…

NABU Objects to Gennaker OWF

Feb 16, 2020

A German non-governmental conservation organisation, Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU), has filed an objection to the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind farm (OWF) in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.Massive…

EDF Buys Stake in Irish Offshore Project

Feb 12, 2020

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) is moving into the Irish energy market.EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the French energy utility, has acquired a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind project from Hazel Shore, a company linked to the property developer…

USA Ups BOEM Offshore Wind Budget

Feb 11, 2020

The Trump Administration has proposed a $189m fiscal year 2021 budget for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), designating just under $27m for offshore wind.The FY 2021 budget includes approximately $26.5 million to advance offshore renewable energy development…

Vineyard Wind to Miss Startup Target Over Permit Delay

Feb 11, 2020

Vineyard Wind, the developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, said on Tuesday it will miss its target to start sending power to Massachusetts by 2022 due to lengthy federal permitting delays.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, part of the U…

Offshore Wind: Half Empty or Half Full?

Feb 11, 2020

As a new decade starts, offshore wind development continues to progress. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to write that the development of the development of offshore wind (OFW) continues to, uh, well, develop.Apologies for that mild sarcasm…

Vattenfall Steps Up Offshore Wind Market

Feb 05, 2020

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall said that it had reached a number of important milestones during the year 2019. In Denmark the Horns Rev 3 (407 MW) wind farm was inaugurated, and construction was started on Kriegers Flak (605 MW)…

Formosa 1 OWP Deploys RSL O&M

Jan 31, 2020

The 128MW Formosa 1 offshore (FOWI) wind farm, off the coast of Taiwan, has deployed operations and maintenance (O&M) software from Renewable Strategy Limited.The RSL Manager - a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system -  will monitor…

Global Wind Capacity to Reach 626 GW

Jan 29, 2020

The global wind power industry is expected to install more than 626,800 MW of new capacity over the next decade, said a report.According to a report from Navigant Research, this new capacity represents a market worth more than $92 billion in 2019 and more than $1 trillion over the forecast decade…

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…

7 UK Companies Win Offshore Wind Funding

Jan 28, 2020

Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has awarded seven UK companies with a total of GPB 364,000 in grant funding through its first funding competition.Cedeco, Global Energy Group, Magnomatics and W3G Marine were successful in the call to…

Belgium Launches Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Project

Jan 27, 2020

Belgium's Port of Oostende, the engineering services provider DEME Concessions NV and Belgium-based investment management company PMV have launched a project to establish a plant in the Oostende port that produces green hydrogen from the electricity produced at Belgium’s offshore wind farms…

Poland Eyes 10GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2027

Jan 23, 2020

Poland's ministry of state assets has published a draft of legislation to promote offshore wind power, aiming to award more than 10GW in the Baltic Sea by 2027.The country will  incentivise the construction of around 10 GW of offshore wind capacity…

German Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 7.5GW

Jan 23, 2020

A total of 1,469 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,516MW feed electricity into the German offshore wind industry grid as of now. 160 turbines with a capacity of 1,111MW were connected to the grid in 2019.According to a joint press…

Offshore Wind: The Domino Effect

Jan 23, 2020

Matt Tremblay, SVP, Global Offshore, ABS, discusses the next hot growth market ... offshore wind. While the market grows, the question begs: Is the U.S. marine industry ready to meet demand?The American Bureau of Shipping convened a conference to discuss the pace and direction of the U…

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