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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Feb 17, 2019

The first turbine of the 1,218-MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s biggest such facility, has been installed and is now generating power.Matthew Wright, UK managing director of Danish energy group Ørsted A/S, described…

SeaMade Consults Waves Group on Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 17, 2019

Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the construction of two Belgian sector offshore wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar.'We are currently providing Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the installation of foundations…

Welcon to Build World's First TetraSpar Foundation

Feb 17, 2019

Denmark’s Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, Innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies.We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which…

Consortium Buys Veja Mate Offshore Wind

Feb 14, 2019

A consortium led by asset manager Commerz Real AG, WPD Invest, KGAL and IKEA franchisee Ingka Group will acquire an 80% stake in the 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park in the German North Sea.Veja Mate offshore wind park in the North Sea  is…

Europe Offshore Wind Capacity Up 18% in 2018

Feb 12, 2019

Europe installed a total of 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, an 18% increase which takes the region to a total capacity of 18.5 GW.According to new figures published this week by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope…

Denmark Rethinks Offshore Project

Feb 10, 2019

The Energy Board of Appeal has cancelled and withdrawn the part of the construction licence for the Vattenfall's Vesterhav Syd Offshore Wind Farm concerning assessment of environmental impacts, with a view to renewed processing by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA)…

Ørsted Sells Half of US Offshore Wind Assets

Feb 10, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted is selling a 50% stake in a portfolio of offshore wind assets to New England utility Eversource Energy, for about $225 million.'Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind project and with this announcement…

European Offshore Wind Capacity up 18%

Feb 07, 2019

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released by the European Wind Energy Association, WindEurope. That translates to a 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.According to WindEurope…

Naval Energies Enters 3D Realm

Feb 07, 2019

French marine contractor Naval Energies  deploys the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines for wind farm projects and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) solutions to value deep water resourcesNaval Energies will use the ‘Designed for Sea’ application…

France's First Offshore Wind Project Launched

Feb 06, 2019

Offshore wind service provider LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind project.LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty surveying services (MWS) across the project…

Offshore Wind Energy Market to Grow 20%

Feb 05, 2019

Global offshore wind energy market was valued at $2,727 thousand in 2019, and is expected to reach $11,334 thousand by 2025, registering a CAGR of +20% from 2019 to 2025, said a study.The global offshore wind energy market has been set blazing…

Pfisterer Wins Moray East Offshore Windfarm Deal

Feb 03, 2019

The global manufacturer of high-voltage cable accessories and a system provider Pfisterer has won a contract for the supply of the 220kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.'In…

New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and…

Seasight Davits Bags First Siemens Gamesa Order

Jan 30, 2019

Spanish manufacturing company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has placed an order with Danish outfit Seasight Davits for 58 davit cranes for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.'As it is the first Siemens Gamesa order received, we are…

Record Year for US Wind Energy

Jan 30, 2019

American utilities signed contracts for 4,304 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2018 that, when combined with non-utility purchases, reached the highest level on record for overall Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) activity with 8,507 MW in 2018…

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