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SMC Strengthen Taiwanese Links

Mar 07, 2019

UK company Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has completed a full inspection of Seajacks’ self-propelled jack-up vessel, Zaratan, ahead of her deployment to Taiwan in the coming weeks.Both SMC and Seajacks have a keen interest in Taiwan’s offshore wind market…

Vattenfall's Groebler Named WindEurope Chair

Mar 07, 2019

Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall,  has been named chairman of WindEurope’s board of directors.Groebler will replace RES CEO Ivor Catto and will serve an 18-month term. Nordex’s Tony Adams becomes the association’s new vice chair…

Swan Wraps Up Norther Offshore Cabling

Mar 06, 2019

Swan Hunter has completed work to spool export cables into storage baskets for the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm at its yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.The UK-based shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company said in a press…

UK’s First Offshore Wind PPA Signed

Mar 03, 2019

UK-based water company Northumbrian Water has signed what is believed to be the UK’s first corporate power purchase (PPA) agreement with Danish renewable energy specialist Ørsted for offshore wind.The 10-year deal is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply agreement between the companies…

Senvion Wins Italy's First Offshore Wind Project

Mar 03, 2019

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion Group has concluded a 30-megawatt (MW) contract with Renexia for the first offshore wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean Sea.The wind farm will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122 turbines, installed on monopile…

Van Oord's New Record of Offshore Wind

Mar 03, 2019

Last week, the first electricity has been generated by the Belgian offshore wind farm Norther. Only 7 months ago, the Dutch maritime contracting company  Van Oord started with the installation of the first foundation and already the first power is delivered to the grid…

DEME Offshore, SABCA Sign Drone Pact

Mar 03, 2019

Two Belgian companies - Aerospace industry supplier SABCA and DEME Offshore - have formed a partnership to use drones for inspection services in the offshore wind energy industry.SABCA, a leading tier 1 aerospace industry supplier and DEME Offshore…

Vattenfall Bids for 750 MW Dutch Offshore Wind

Mar 01, 2019

European energy company Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750 MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4, in the Dutch part of the North Sea.The yearly production is estimated to provide electricity to around 1.3 million…

ALE All Done Hornsea Project One

Feb 27, 2019

Heavy lift specialist ALE has completed works for Orsted's Hornsea 1 wind farm off the east coast of England.ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load…

E.ON Joins Dunkerque Offshore Wind Project

Feb 27, 2019

French utility ENGIE and EDP Renewables (EDPR) has jointly announced the addition of the international private energy company E.ON to the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium in the framework of the competitive bidding process for offshore wind turbines off the coast of Dunkerque…

Northland Signs Taiwan Offshore Power Deal

Feb 27, 2019

The Canadian developer Northland Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with state utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for the 300MW Hai Long 2a wind farm off Taiwan.Northland and its partner Yushan Energy own 60% and 40% of Hai Long 2A…

Norther Offshore Wind Delivers First Power

Feb 27, 2019

The first wind turbines in the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm, he largest offshore wind farm in Belgium, has delivered first power to the Belgian grid.Construction on Norther is still in full swing. But four of the turbines that are already finished were connected to the power grid today…

Ustein Unveils Heavy Lift Jack-up

Feb 26, 2019

With the newly developed J102 heavy lift jack-up design, Ulstein says it presents its answer to the offshore wind industry’s need for fit-for-purpose, cost efficient yet future proof wind turbine installation vessels. The new design is part of Ulstein’s X-JACK series of heavy lift jack-up designs…

Offshore Wind Capacity to Exceed 100GW by 2030

Feb 25, 2019

The offshore wind power industry continues to grow at a steady pace - over 69 GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed between 2018 and 2027, exceeding 100 GW of operating capacity by 2030.According to a new report from Navigant Research…

Wind Provides 14% of European Electricity

Feb 25, 2019

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union’s electricity last year, according to figures published by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including 2.65 GW of offshore wind. Continued…

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