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UK: Offshore Wind Blade Recycling Could Create 20,000 Jobs

Mar 31, 2021

'At-scale recycling of wind turbine blades is an important first step towards achieving a zero-carbon, zero-waste offshore wind industry and boosting the UK supply chain by 20,000 jobs, ' the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said in a report Wednesday…

Ampelmann Clinches Eight New Projects in APAC

Mar 31, 2021

Dutch-based offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has said it has recently secured five contracts covering eight projects in the Asia Pacific. Five of the eight are in the renewables space.'All contracts were signed in Q1 of 2021 and consist…

MP Quantum to Deploy Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech in Greece and Cyprus

Mar 30, 2021

Ocean Sun, a Norway-based developer of floating solar technology, has signed an agreement with MP Quantum Group to deploy Ocean Sun's floating solar solution in Greece and Cyprus.Børge Bjørneklett, CEO and founder of Ocean Sun said: “We are…

Scottish Renewables Names Energy Transition and Supply Chain Manager

Mar 30, 2021

Scottish Renewables, Scotland's renewable energy industry association, has created a new role aimed at strengthening the renewable energy industry’s voice in the transition to a net-zero energy system.The organization’s new Energy Transition…

Ørsted Welcomes U.S. Gov'ts Offshore Wind Push

Mar 30, 2021

The U.S. administration on Monday announced a set of actions to accelerate offshore wind energy development and set a target to install 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. The news was welcomed by Orsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers…

Woodmac: Wind Industry Could Install Around 1 TW of New Capacity by 2030

Mar 29, 2021

The global wind industry could install nearly 1 terawatt (TW) of new capacity between now and 2030, with much of that added by China, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday.China's target of having 1,200 GW of wind and solar by 2030 could result in 408 GW of new wind capacity from 2021 to 2030…

OHT Sees Uptick in Demand to Transport Offshore Wind Equipment to China

Mar 29, 2021

Oslo-listed Offshore Heavy Transport has said it has recently experienced an uptick in demand for the transportation of offshore wind equipment to China.'OHT’s fleet of semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels have been busy transporting offshore wind equipment to China…

Aker Offshore Wind, Hexicon Exploring Floating Wind Options in Sweden

Mar 29, 2021

Norway's Aker Offshore Wind and Swedish firm Hexicon have signed an agreement to jointly explore and realize floating wind opportunities offshore Sweden, that could generate 'several gigawatts' of renewable power.'The two companies have agreed…

Subsea 7 Forms Floating Wind JV with Simply Blue Energy

Mar 29, 2021

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 has entered into a joint venture with Ireland-based marine developer Simply Blue Energy, to further develop its Salamander floating wind farm concept, off the northeast coast of Scotland.'Salamander…

European Investment Bank Grants $412M Loan for French Offshore Wind Farm Project

Mar 26, 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €350 million (~$412 million) credit line to a consortium building a wind farm off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer in France. This financing, granted to the consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables…

Offshore Galore! Wind Farms Go on the Block as Valuations Spike

Mar 25, 2021

European utilities are offering a slew of offshore wind farms, eager to cash in on high valuations as investors hungry for stable returns increasingly flock to the sector, people close to the matter said.Demand for such assets has surged as…

UK: Offshore Wind Industry to Support Almost 70,000 Jobs by 2026

Mar 25, 2021

The UK offshore wind industry could create more than 69,800 jobs by 2026, a significant increase compared to today's 26,000, according to research published by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).According to OWIC, most of the jobs will…

RWE Sanctions Development of 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 24, 2021

Renewables giant RWE has taken the Financial Investment Decision on its 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK, its largest offshore wind project to date. The project will feature the largest ever offshore wind turbines.RWE said the project…

UK's Crown Estate to Launch Floating Wind Leasing Round in Celtic Sea

Mar 24, 2021

Britain's Crown Estate said on Wednesday it would start work on producing a new leasing round for commercial-scale floating wind power projects in the Celtic Sea.Floating wind farms are an emerging technology with far higher costs than plants fixed to the seabed…

UK: Equinor's Floating Wind Farm Sets New Record

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor said Tuesday its Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm in the UK has, for the third consecutive year, reached the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK.With an average capacity factor of 57…

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