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Ørsted, Van Oord Complete Installation of Array Cables at Borssele I & II Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 13, 2020

Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all 94 array cables connecting the turbines of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The installation started, ahead of schedule, in February this year.The…

China's MingYang Launches 11MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Jul 10, 2020

China's MingYang has this week launched the MySE11-203, dubbed the world's biggest hybrid drive wind turbine, of the nameplate capacity of 11 MW.Per MingYang, the turbine features a rotor diameter of 203 meters and has a 31% higher annual energy production than its predecessor…

Oil Industry Veterans to Launch Hydrogen Investment Fund

Jul 09, 2020

Two energy industry veterans plan to launch an investment fund focused on hydrogen this year as more and more governments include the niche fuel in their global warming battle plans.Hydrogen has long-been touted as a potential clean fuel as…

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Jul 09, 2020

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

Japan's NTT to Build Renewables Business

Jun 29, 2020

Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will develop a renewable energy business with its own electricity grid and is likely to invest over 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by fiscal 2030, Nikkei reported on Monday.The move by the telecommunications…

UK Gov't Advised to Harness Pandemic to Speed Zero-carbon Aims

Jun 25, 2020

From creating jobs in home insulation to hiking dirty fuel taxes and expanding electric-vehicle charging, Britain's government should harness the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate cuts in planet-heating emissions, an advisory panel said on Thursday…

EU Hydrogen Plan Splits Supporters Down Color-coded Lines

Jun 25, 2020

Energy industry lobbyists and advocates of renewable hydrogen are divided over whether the bloc should support low-carbon hydrogen produced by fossil fuels ahead of a new EU strategy next month.The EU's executive Commission plans to publish its hydrogen strategy on July 8…

Amprion Sets Out North Sea Offshore Wind Grid Vision

Jun 24, 2020

German power grid company Amprion on Wednesday unveiled long-term plans for joint European offshore wind links in the North Sea and announced a trebling of spending in the next 10 years.Amprion, with 11,000 kilometers of high voltage transmission lines in western Germany…

Innogy Picks Most Powerful Wind Turbine for Its Largest Offshore Wind Project

Jun 22, 2020

Offshore wind developer Innogy has chosen giant 14 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines for its flagship 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located 195 kilometers from the UK coast on Dogger Bank in the shallow area of the central North Sea…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

Construction Starts for Asia's Largest Offshore Wind Blade Manufacturing Facility

Jun 19, 2020

Taiwanese company Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on 210,000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbour to supply offshore wind blades to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.Tien Li is one of key local supply chain partners of wind turbine builder MHI Vestas…

Ørsted CEO Poulsen to Step Down

Jun 15, 2020

Ørsted Chief Executive Henrik Poulsen has resigned after eight years at the helm of the Danish offshore wind farm developer, the company said on Monday.Poulsen, who became Ørsted CEO in 2012, spearheaded the group's transformation from a diversified…

A New Role for Service Providers Amidst Energy Upheaval

Jun 12, 2020

In today’s energy industry, things are moving fast. The upheaval brought about by COVID-19 and exacerbated by the Russia-Saudi Arabia oil price war has been so profound that the International Energy Agency (IEA) has described the situation as “a once in a century event for energy demand”…

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

Jun 12, 2020

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking…

Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

Jun 09, 2020

At the end of 2019 – December 27, to be exact – the US Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary – filed a request for information regarding the development of a National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), required by the multi-year federal transportation bill…

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