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Denmark's Vestas Breaks Wind Turbine Installation Record, Woodmac Says

May 11, 2020

Danish wind farm turbine builder Vestas became the first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10 GW of wind capacity in a single year (2019), according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie.The Danish OEM’s grid-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW on 2018, with installations completed in over 35 markets. The company’s installations in the Americas region contributed more than 50% of capacity for the first time…

Siemens Gamesa Wind Turbines for Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

May 29, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from Ailes Marine, an affiliate of Iberdrola, for 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm.SGRE said…

All Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm Turbines Installed

Apr 15, 2020

The final installation of turbines at Parkwind's Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the Belgium section of the North Sea has been completed.Parkwind completed the final installation of turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in a joint operation with MHI Vestas and Jan De Nul Group…

MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

Apr 09, 2020

Offshore wind turbine specialist MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as Regional Manager Asia Pacific to facilitate broader growth across the region.The company, a joint venture between Denmark's Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries…

X1 Wind Unveils PivotBuoy Design

Mar 16, 2020

Barcelona-based offshore wind industry startup X1 Wind has announced that its design of the PivotBuoy floating offshore wind system has been completed and is now ready for manufacturing at DEGIMA facilities in Santander.The PivotBuoy Project aims to validate the benefits of the “PivotBuoy” system…

NOAA Begins New England Offshore Study

Mar 16, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has started a study of Atlantic cod and other commercial fish in Southern New England to gather data on the potential impact of offshore wind development on the species.As part of the three-year study…

Innovation Pushes Floating Wind Farm Mkt

Mar 12, 2020

RWE Renewables (RWE) recently partnered with Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies (Saitec) to develop a floating platform for offshore wind turbines.In a joint pilot project called “DemoSATH”, the RWE and Saitec will start testing…

Tekmar to Protect France's first OWF

Mar 12, 2020

UK-based Tekmar Energy  has secured a contract award from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, to supply TekLink cable protection systems (CPS) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm (OWF).According to the developer and manufacturer of sub-sea cable protection systems…

Island Diligence Bags Offshore Wind Contracts

Mar 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Island Offshore has secured two walk-to-work contracts in the offshore wind sector for the offshore service vessel Island Diligence.The first of these is a performing walk-to-work operations for Trianel’s 200MW Borkum West 2…

ESA Nod for Norway's Floating Wind Farm

Mar 11, 2020

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved Norway’s state aid to the 88MW Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in the Norwegian North Sea.'Norway's initiative to reduce CO2 emissions by building a floating offshore wind farm consisting of 11 wind turbines…

Buss Bags Tender for World's Largest OWF

Mar 11, 2020

The Buss Terminal Eemshaven, in the Netherlands, has secured a contract to serve as a base port for installing the foundations of the Hornsea Two offshore wind project.The contract awarded by DEME Offshore will see Buss carry out handling, storage…

KenzFigee Bags NnG OWF Contract

Mar 10, 2020

Dutch offshore lifting equipment provider KenzFigee has won a contract to deliver two 3-ton electric hydraulic Ram Luffing offshore cranes to be installed on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore substation topsides.According to the supplier of tailor-made marine and offshore cranes…

VDL Wins TenneT Gig

Mar 10, 2020

European transmission system operator TenneT has awarded VDL Network Supplies a contract to support the construction of half of the wintrack pylons (high-voltage pylons) for a new 380 kV high-voltage connection from Borssele to Rilland.The new pylons…

JERA Joins Formosa 3

Mar 09, 2020

Japanese utility JERA Co Inc confirmed today that it is taking a 43.75% stake in the up to 2-GW Formosa 3 offshore wind project in Taiwan, leaving 31.25% and 25% to developers Green Investment Group (GIG) and the German energy company EnBW, respectively…

North Sea Aims 60GW Offshore Wind by 2050

Mar 09, 2020

The wind turbines on the North Sea can now deliver one Gigawatt in Netherlands. 60 Gigawatts should be achievable in 2050, the target for Europe being 450 Gigawatts.This is according to Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA).Hans Timmers…

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