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Estonia Blocks $1.9B Offshore Wind Project

Apr 12, 2019

The Estonian government has refused to start the permitting process for the building of a $1.9 billion, 600-MW offshore wind farm off the west coast of the island of Saaremaa, citing national security concerns.The Estonian developer Saare Wind Energy OU had been drawing up plans for four years and had applied for a 50-year building permit for 100 six-megawatt turbines off the island of Saaremaa, said a report in Bloomberg…

DPU Approves Vineyard Wind Contracts

13 hours ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies.The DPU green signal is a crucial approval needed…

DNV GL Certifies Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2019

Norwegian testing and advisory company DNV GL said it awarded the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with the project certificate.The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für…

Tennet Relocates Submarine Cable from Borssele

Apr 17, 2019

The transmission system operator Tennet has moved the first submarine cable from the Dutch wind farm zone 'Borssele' to the transformer station.'TenneT has laid the first sea cable to connect the Alpha platform to the transformer substation in Borssele…

385-MW German Offshore Wind Farm Opened

Apr 17, 2019

Germany has inaugurated its biggest wind farm in the Baltic Sea between Germany's Isle of Rügen and the Danish island of Bornholm.385 MW farm was officially inaugurated in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg…

India, Denmark Forge Offshore Wind Alliance

Apr 16, 2019

India’s Union Cabinet has given its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind.According to a government release, the Cabinet…

Vattenfall Picks Siemens Turbines for Dutch Offshore

Apr 16, 2019

Spanish wind turbine giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)  and Vattenfall are collaborating to realize the supply of wind turbines at these offshore wind power plants being developed in Dutch waters.Pending final developments, the new SG 10…

China, France to Develop OWP Project

Apr 12, 2019

China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy) and Électricité de France Group (EDF Group) have signed a deal to jointly develop an offshore wind power project in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, Chinese official media reported.As per the agreement…

Maryland Act Boosts Offshore Wind Market

Apr 11, 2019

Maryland state lawmakers have passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) of 2019, which would incentivize the development of 1.2 GW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland.US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale testified last…

Hornsea Project Phase 3 Examination Completes

Apr 11, 2019

The Planning Inspectorate Examination for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm, has the potential to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date, was completed.With up to 300 turbines, located 121km from the Norfolk coast…

MRE Bags Hohe See Offshore Contract from EnBW

Apr 10, 2019

The engineering solutions company Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd has signed a contract with EnBW to provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels for the Hohe See offshore wind farm turbine installation phase…

Europe Offshore Fleet has 105 Wind Farms

Apr 10, 2019

There are now 189 GW of wind energy in Europe, making up 14% of the EU’s power demand. 18.5 GW of this is in Europe’s offshore fleet, whose 105 wind farms and 4,500 turbines now provide 40,000 jobs.According to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, this is set to grow…

Jan De Nul Readies Taiwanese OWF Project

Apr 10, 2019

The maritime infrastructure company Jan De Nul Group reached an important milestone on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 OWF project: all 20 foundation monopiles have left the EEW SPC yard in Germany onboard of two heavy load transport vessels.Both vessels set sail to Taichung port…

Innogy Charters Esvagt SOV for Triton Knoll

Apr 09, 2019

Denmark's offshore operator, Esvagt, will supply service vessels for the installation phase of offshore wind farm Triton Knoll.Innogy and Esvagt have entered into a contract that links the specially designed Service Operation Vessel Esvagt Froude…

Japan Group Buys Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind

Apr 08, 2019

A group of Japanese investors - JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Sojitz Corp and other Japanese firms - have joined German wind farm developer Wpd in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project off Taiwan.The Japanese group will take a 27% stake in in Taiwan's Yunneng Wind Power for an undisclosed sum…

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