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Crown Estate Hosts Round 4 Bid Talks

Oct 09, 2019

The Crown Estate, which acts as manager of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has hosted a Round 4 bidders day to give offshore wind developers further insight into how it will run the 7GW seabed rights auction.More than…

Final Turbine Installed at Taiwan 1st OWF

Oct 09, 2019

Formosa 1 announced that the installation of all 20 wind turbines for phase 2 of the project has now been completed.Formosa 1 is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan and will be able to supply 128,000 households with clean power…

SSE Picks Montrose for Seagreen O&M

Oct 08, 2019

Dublin-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, has selected the port of Montrose on the east coast of Scotland to serve as the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for its 1100MW Seagreen offshore wind farm.Situated over 27km off the Angus coastline…

Germany Plans 20 GW of Offshore Wind by 2030

Oct 08, 2019

Germany's northern states and federal government want to nearly triple the country's installed offshore wind power capacity within ten years with a new expansion target of 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.In a  multi-state meeting in Hannover,  committing to “fix the goal legally in the coming months”…

Groix and Belle-Ile OWF Selects MHI Vestas

Oct 07, 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  has been selected as the preferred supplier for the Groix & Belle-Île floating offshore wind project in France.At a royal signing ceremony today in Paris…

DEME Completes Installation on Hornsea1

Oct 06, 2019

Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) offshore unit said that its  ‘Sea Challenger’ and crew completed the installation of 174 SWT-7.0 MW turbines on  Hornsea One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.The  global solutions provider in the offshore oil…

Bauer Tests Piles for OWF in France

Oct 06, 2019

German construction and machinery manufacturing firm Bauer Spezialtiefbau has tested onshore piles at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project in France to gather data for the design of foundations.The engineering outfit  designed, installed and…

DNV GL Awards Type Certificate to SGRE

Oct 03, 2019

DNV GL, the global quality assurance and risk management company,  has awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) with type certification for the manufacturer's new 8MW offshore wind turbine.The certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD machine…

Engie's Tractebel Unveils Hydrogen Platform

Oct 02, 2019

Tractebel Engineering GmbH and Tractebel Overdick GmbH are developing a concept for an offshore platform which makes it possible to produce hydrogen from offshore wind energy at an industrial scale using electrolysis.The companies, both part of French energy group Engie SA…

50Hertz, Parkwind Pact for German Baltic Sea

Oct 02, 2019

Germany's 50Hertz Transmission GmbH and Parkwind, the Arcadis Ost 1 Belgian offshore developer, have successfully reached the next level of collaboration.The  Transmission System Operator (TSO) for connecting the offshore wind farms in the German Baltic Sea said: 'Already at a very early stage…

Wind Farm Fryslân Reaches Financial Close

Oct 02, 2019

Ten banks and the province of Fryslân are jointly financing the 382.7MW Windpark Fryslân, which is being built in the Dutch IJsselmeer, south of the Afsluitdijk, six kilometers off the Frisian coast.The near shore windpark is being built by Zuiderzeewind…

NY Upgrades Port for Offshore Wind Boom

Oct 02, 2019

New York State has launched process to upgrade port infrastructure to support expanding offshore wind industry.The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Development (ESD), and the New York Department…

GE Provides World's Most Powerful Turbines British OWF

Oct 01, 2019

Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, has  unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier.Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation of offshore technology…

Mayflower Joins Connecticut Offshore Bids

Oct 01, 2019

Mayflower Wind has submitted bids to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in response to Connecticut's Request for Proposals.Mayflower is a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC…

California Launches Offshore Wind Coalition

Oct 01, 2019

A group of offshore wind industry members that includes Equinor, Magellan Wind and Principle Power have launched an offshore wind group in California.The Offshore Wind California (OWC) said it is  committed to providing industry expertise, innovative solutions…

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