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Iberdrola Eyes Offshore Wind Development in Brazil

Sep 15, 2023

Spain-based renewable energy giant Iberdrola said Friday that its Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Rio Grande do Norte to develop studies for offshore wind development in the state's coastal region…

Floating Platforms of the Future: WES Explores Shared Infrastructure for Wave Energy, Offshore Wind

Sep 15, 2023

Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is running tests at the University of Edinburgh’s FloWave facility, to determine the potential for floating platforms that can be used by both offshore wind and wave energy devices…

Vattenfall to Build 630MW Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

Sep 14, 2023

Vattenfall has secured the right to develop the N-6.6 offshore wind power project off the German North Sea coast after having exercised its right of entry. Together with the project N-7.2 in the same area, the two projects are expected to generate…

Seadronix to Install AI System on Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Sep 13, 2023

Seadronix, a company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the maritime industry, said Wednesday it had won a tender to install its  AI situational awareness solution on a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). 'This will…

EU's Von der Leyen Pledges More Support for Wind Industry

Sep 13, 2023

The European Union will put forward a package of measures to support Europe's wind power industry as renewable energy companies struggle with challenges including inflation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday…

UK Could See 225,000 Offshore Energy Jobs Created by 2030, But Challenges Loom

Sep 12, 2023

The UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved,a new report by Robert Gordon University has found…

UK's Climate Goals Unshaken Despite Offshore Wind Setback in Auction, Minister Says

Sep 12, 2023

The result of a recent subsidy auction for renewable energy projects does not threaten Britain's climate goals, its climate minister said on Tuesday, responding to criticism over a lack of demand for offshore wind development.Offshore wind developers stayed away from Friday's auction…

FoWeLo System Tackles Floating Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Challenges

Sep 12, 2023

Strategic partners Roll Group & Hebetec Engineering AG announced their shared patented solution for offshore wind farm load-outs during the SPE Offshore exhibition in Aberdeen last week.The solution was developed to provide efficient and cost…

FACTBOX-US Offshore Wind Projects Facing Inflation Headwinds

Sep 12, 2023

The U.S. has no large-scale commercial wind farms in operation today, but President Joe Biden's administration aims to have 30 gigawatt (GW) installed by 2030 to help decarbonize the power sector and revitalize domestic manufacturing.The federal…

RWE, TenneT Pen Deals for OranjeWind Offshore Wind Farm Grid Connection

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind farm developer RWE has signed agreements with grid operator TenneT for an offshore grid connection of OranjeWind, a wind farm to be built 53 kilometers off the Dutch coast. The Connection & Transmission Agreement (CTA) and Realisation…

Siem Topaz Vessel's Contract in Taiwan Extended to Q4 2024

Sep 11, 2023

The Norwegian offshore vessel Siem Offshore said Monday it had secured a contract extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz with a local client in Taiwan. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current contract, for a firm period reaching into Q4 2024…

Why the Offshore Wind Power Industry has Hit Turbulence?

Sep 11, 2023

Britain's latest subsidy auction for new renewable energy projects failed to attract bidders from the offshore wind industry, raising fears among developers and environmental groups that the country may struggle to meet its climate goals.Over the last two decades…

Japan's MOL Invests in TouchWind's Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Tech

Sep 11, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will invest in a floating wind technology start-up, TouchWind.TouchWind is developing the tilting angled one-piece rotor wind turbine which is expected to reduce wind interference between wind turbines that…

DNV to Certify Baltyk II and Baltyk III Offshore Wind Farms in Poland's Baltic Sea

Sep 11, 2023

DNV has been awarded a contract by the Equinor and Polenergia S.A. owned joint ventures, MFW Bałtyk II sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III sp. z o.o for the certification of the Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, offshore Poland…

Taiwan: Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Commercial Operation Date

Sep 08, 2023

Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan has achieved commercial operation date (COD), becoming the first Round 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan to reach this milestone.The Formosa 2 offshore wind project is a joint development project by JERA (49%)…

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