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Ørsted Inaugurates Historic Taiwanese OWF

Nov 12, 2019

Global offshore wind solutions provider Orsted inaugurated the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan, the first offshore wind farm built by Ørsted in Asia-Pacific.In the past three years, Ørsted has worked closely with joint venture partners, secured NTD 18.7 billion in project finance and constructed the offshore wind farm on time.The Formosa 1 offshore wind farm is a joint venture between Ørsted (35%)…

E.ON, RWE Renewables Sign Clean Power Deal

Nov 12, 2019

Global energy company E.ON has signed an agreement to purchase clean energy from British wind farms of RWE Renewables.The 2.5-year agreement is on purchasing the output of more than 20 British wind farms, supplying sustainable power to the grid and supporting E…

Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

Nov 11, 2019

The global offshore wind market grew nearly 30% per year between 2010 and 2018, benefiting from rapid technology improvements and about 150 new offshore wind projects are in active development around the world.Europe in particular has fostered the technology’s development…

Poland Preps Offshore Wind Bill

Nov 10, 2019

Polish Ministry of Energy has finished internal work on draft 'offshore wind act'. The draft is to be further proceeded now by Government on the legislative path through public consultations.Dedicated offshore wind act is one of the most awaited…

Orsted Breaks Ground for Taiwan OWP

Nov 10, 2019

Construction of Taiwan's Formosa 2, an offshore wind power (OWP) development project, officially broke ground in Miaoli County.Orsted Taiwan said in a statement that it held a ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore substation works for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind farm off Taiwan…

Ørsted Expands Rapidly in US

Nov 07, 2019

Denmark-based Ørsted A/S, offshore wind giant, is expanding rapidly in the US within the development and construction of offshore and onshore wind power as well as solar PV.The growing portfolio enables Ørsted to increasingly trade the green power generated by the wind and solar farms…

GE Haliade-X 12MW Blade Arrives in US

Nov 06, 2019

The blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) in Boston, U.S.The 107-meter blade will undergo a series of fatigue tests that involve moving it millions of times over the…

SGRE Posts 10.9% Growth in Offshore Sector

Nov 05, 2019

Spanish-based engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  (SGRE) closed the fiscal year ended September 30 with double-digit growth (+10.9%) in offshore unit due to new markets, mainly Taiwan, which contributed 1.5 GW in firm orders…

Shell to Buy French Wind Farm Firm

Nov 05, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell is buying French renewable power company EOLFI as part of its plans to ramp up the oil major's electricity business.EOLFI has largely focused on solar and wind projects, including offshore wind farms. Offshore wind is one of the fastest growing renewables markets…

COLI, GRS Form Japanese Offshore Team

Nov 04, 2019

Germany's offshore broker Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) has formed a strategic partnership with break bulk and project cargo consultancy COLI Schiffahrt & Transport to target the offshore renewables market in Japan.The aim of the cooperation…

WaveRoller Tested in Portugal

Nov 01, 2019

A first-of-a-kind commercially-ready offshore wave power generation device is soon to be completed thanks to the experts from Finnish-based wave energy technology developer AW-Energy. The team has deployed its WaveRoller device offshore at Peniche…

Germany's RWE Eyes Japan OWP

Nov 01, 2019

German utility RWE Renewables has opened its first Asian office in Tokyo, Japan and planning to invest in Japan’s offshore wind power (OWP) projectsLed by the Japanese Country Manager, the new Tokyo office will support RWE’s aim to expand its renewables business to Japan…

Oilfield Services Firms Moving Beyond Oil

Oct 30, 2019

Heavyweight oilfield service providers like Saipem and Baker Hughes are moving past just oil and gas projects and embracing more renewable energy projects going forward.In 2014, non-upstream oil and gas activities accounted for 22% of revenues among service suppliers…

Minesto Boosts Taiwanese Presence

Oct 28, 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto AB has renewed the collaboration agreement with National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) to explore the potential for Minesto’s Deep Green technology in Taiwan.The renewed collaboration agreement with NTOU's…

Reaping Wind at Sea: A $1 Trillion Industry

Oct 25, 2019

Offshore wind could become a cornerstone of the world's power supply as steep cost reductions and improved technology unleash the potential of the green energy source, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday.Renewables replacing…

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