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Engie, EDPR, Sumitomo Pact to Build French Offshore Wind Farms

Dec 19, 2018

French utility Engie and Spanish partner EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) announced their alliance with the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation to build the French offshore wind farms of Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier.As part of the alliance, Sumitomo Corporation acquires a 29…

Triton Knoll Announces Decommissioning

Dec 18, 2018

UK-based Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is consulting on the draft Decommissioning Programme for its 860MW offshore wind farm.'Triton Knoll’s draft Decommissioning Programme is underway, with all comments to be received no later than 25 January 2019…

Fred Olsen Acquires Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Dec 17, 2018

Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the owner of the Seafox 5, an offshore wind transport and installation vessel.By this move Fred Olsen Windcarrier will include this vessel under its commercial…

Senvion Appoints Rannou CEO

Dec 14, 2018

Global manufacturer of offshore wind turbines Senvion announced that Yves Rannou will join the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 January 2019.Rannou is taking over the role from acting CEO and CFO Manav Sharma. As an industry expert…

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

Dec 14, 2018

The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms…

Offshore Wind: SeaTwirl Secures Funding

Dec 13, 2018

Swedish floating wind turbine player SeaTwirl has joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) that has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.SeaTwirl is a vertical floating wind turbine that was tested off the west coast of Sweden in 2011…

Dredging International Contract Goes to Sif

Dec 13, 2018

Netherlands-based Sif Holding N.V. announced that Dredging International has awarded to Sif the production of 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm.The manufactures steel foundations to the…

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Bags $1.77B Refinancing

Dec 13, 2018

One of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the U.K., announced the signing and pricing of privately placed notes for the refinancing of the project’s existing non-recourse project debt…

NOIA Calls for Offshore Wind Territories Act

Dec 13, 2018

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said that U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act.The U.S. has five permanently inhabited 'Territories' in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands…

Vineyard Wind Backs Offshore Fishing Transit Corridor

Dec 12, 2018

Offshore wind energy specialist Vineyard Wind formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that has been previously supported by fishermen from Massachusetts…

Tractebel Acquires Deutsche Offshore Consult

Dec 11, 2018

Belgium-based Tractebel Engie has, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, acquired Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) to strengthen its position in the offshore wind sector.German outfit DOC has staff covering all aspects of the offshore wind development process…

Tepco Launches First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 10, 2018

Japan's largest power company group Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced  that the company’s first commercial offshore wind power facility will launch on January 1, 2019.According to a press release from the utility giant, since 2013…

PGE Seeks Offshore Wind Partners

Dec 06, 2018

Polish state-owned power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has invited over a dozen parties to potentially cooperate with the company оn building up to 2.55 GW of offshore wind parks.The Polish power group said in a statement that it was…

MHI Vestas Confirms Scotland Offshore Wind Order

Dec 06, 2018

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 100 turbines for the 950-megawatt (MW) Moray East offshore wind farm in waters off the northeast coast of Scotland.Under the contract, MHI Vestas will deliver one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for the project in the Moray Firth…

Mitsubishi Chosen for Offshore Transmission Link in UK

Dec 05, 2018

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Diamond Transmission Corporation (DTC), has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new, offshore electricity transmission link in the UK.According to a press release, this…

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