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New Jersey to Create WIND Institute

Aug 20, 2019

New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order to establish a Council for the Wind Innovation and New Development (WIND) Institute.The institute will develop and implement a plan to create a regional hub for New Jersey’s offshore…

Ed LeBlanc Joins Ørsted

Aug 20, 2019

Ørsted US Offshore Wind has hired former U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) officer Ed LeBlanc as Manager of Marine Affairs.The company operates Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm said that  LeBlanc has over 40 years of experience in the USCG…

Castle Wind signs MoU for 1GW California OWP

Aug 19, 2019

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and Floating wind power developer Castle Wind, a joint venture between Trident Winds and EnBW North America, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter into a future, long-term power-purchase…

Linklaters Advises GIG on Iberdrola's EA1

Aug 19, 2019

London-based multinational law firm Linklaters has advised Green Investment Group (GIG) on the acquisition of a 40% stake in Iberdrola’s Scottish Power Renewables’ 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm.Once commissioned in 2020, it will be one of the world’s largest wind farms…

Offshore Wind Energy Capacity to Reach 500 GW by 2050

Aug 19, 2019

Offshore wind market growth predictions show accelerated growth in the next decade, with cumulative capacity ranging from 154 to 193 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.Long-range predictions suggest generating capacity in excess of 500 GW by 2050, according…

World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade Reached UK

Aug 16, 2019

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Northumberland, UK to be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult site.The 107-metre blade will be used on the most powerful wind turbine in commercial development – the 12MW Haliade-X from GE Renewable Energy…

AMSC Bags Wind Turbine ECS Order from AMSC

Aug 16, 2019

The US-based energy solutions provider AMSC announced it has received a $9 million order for its 5.5 MW wind turbine electrical control systems from the Korean power company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC)AMSC signed an agreement…

Jan De Nul Bags Kriegers Flak Gig

Aug 15, 2019

The Luxembourg-headquartered Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak P/S for the transport and installation of 72 8.4MW Siemens wind turbine generators for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm (OWF) in Denmark…

Iberdrola Sells Stake in East Anglia One to GIG

Aug 14, 2019

Spanish public multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has entered into an agreement with Green Investment Group (GIG), part of Macquarie Group, to sell a 40% share in the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.The group will continue to be the majority shareholder…

Tekmar Bags Formosa 1 Phase 2 Gig

Aug 14, 2019

UK-based Tekmar Energy has been selected as the cable protection system (CPS) and hang off supplier for the 120-MW Formosa I Phase II offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters.A press note from the company announced that it has received the order from subsea power cable provider JDR Cables…

UK Offshore Wind Attracts Investments

Aug 12, 2019

Power companies including Ørsted, Vattenfall, Innogy, SSE and Scottish Power and financial investors such as infrastructure and pension funds are active in UK offshore wind power, said Deloitte.Japan, China and other countries in Asia are also showing increasing interest in the market…

NYPA Study on EU Offshore Wind Models

Aug 12, 2019

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has released a report focused on learning from the European offshore wind sector.European offshore wind transmission models as a guide will help New York head towards its 9GW by 2035 goal.European nations have together installed nearly 16…

Sojitz Joins Taiwan’s Largest OWF Project

Aug 12, 2019

Japanese business house Sojitz Corporation has signed a share purchase agreement with German wind farm developer wpd regarding Yunlin Holding GmbH, which will see Sojitz participate in the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm in Taiwan…

Huadian Wins OWF Contract

Aug 12, 2019

China-based engineering solutions giant Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured a deal as the turnkey contractor at Binhai Smart Wind Power’s 300MW Binhai South offshore wind farm in China.HHI will act as the project's main contractor in the 1…

First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Aug 12, 2019

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U…

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