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Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Bid

Jul 11, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4.Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2 in September 2018.The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

ERSG Appoints USA Offshore Wind

Jul 10, 2019

UK energy industry recruitment outfit ERSG has appointed Chris Stupack as head of offshore wind in the United States.Stupack will be leading ERSG's office in Boston, which opened in November last year, where the company will be focusing on supporting the development of the offshore wind market…

Offshore Wind Energy to be $70bln by 2025

Jul 10, 2019

Global offshore wind energy industry  is estimated to grow at a CAGR of by +15% to reach USD 69.63 billion by 2025.The industry valued approximately USD 18.479 billion in 2016 is forecasted to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 15…

Seajacks Gets Formosa 2 Installation job

Jul 10, 2019

U.K.-based offshore wind power installation provider Seajacks International has conditionally been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm…

Offshore Wind Hubs Feasible in the N. Sea

Jul 10, 2019

The international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) has found that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is technically feasible. A gradual roll-out of 10 to 15 gigawatts hubs is the next logical step towards a large offshore wind build-out…

Buss Acquires SSC Wind

Jul 08, 2019

Hamburg-based Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind from Wildeshausen with an aim to expand its services in the offshore and onshore wind markets.In future, the company will operate on the market under the company name Buss Wind Services GmbH.With this strategic step…

DP Galyna Off to Offshore Gig

Jul 05, 2019

Dutch marine outfit Chevalier Floatels vessel DP Galyna has won another assignment after completing an inspection and maintenance campaign for an oil and gas company in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.'Within 2 hours of contract notification…

MHI Vestas, Swancor Sign Contract

Jul 04, 2019

The offshore wind turbine maker, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S, signed a conditional contract of purchase with Taiwanese chemical group Swancor Holding Co Ltd to comply with the nation’s supply chain localization requirements.The agreement “goes…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

Ground Broken for Virginia Offshore Wind

Jul 02, 2019

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project has entered the construction phase as the American power and energy company Dominion Energy has formally begun construction.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the start of construction of the CVOW demonstration project…

Petrofac Wins HKZ Offshore Grid Project

Jul 01, 2019

TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission grid operator, has awarded the oilfield services provider Petrofac work on the Beta high voltage alternate current (HVAC) substation platform in the North Sea for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm…

US Extends Offshore Wind Tax Credit

Jul 01, 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy.The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America…

Floating Wind: French, Japanese Firms Partner

Jun 28, 2019

French floating foundations developer Ideol and Japanese renewable specialist Shizen Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind project (OWF) off the coasts of Kyushu in Japan.The agreement was signed in Tokyo today by Paul de la Guérivière…

ABB Transformers for Moray East

Jun 27, 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation ABB to supply transformers for the turbines at the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.ABB will manufacture 100 WindStar transformers at its factory in Vaasa…

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