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Greentown, Vineyard Pact on Offshore Wind

Feb 20, 2020

The cleantech incubator in North America Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind, developer of the first utility-scale offshore wind energy generation facility in the Northeast U.S., have entered a partnership to run a Greentown Launch accelerator program focused on offshore wind innovations…

NY Congressman Backs Arthur Kill OWP

Feb 20, 2020

Congressman Max Rose has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to support the offshore wind development at Arthur Kill Terminal, Staten Island, New York.  'The offshore wind project at the Arthur Kill Terminal is an incredible opportunity to provide more reliable energy for New Yorkers…

Global Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 27GW

Feb 20, 2020

A record 5.2GW of fully operational offshore wind capacity was commissioned in 2019 which took the global cumulative offshore wind capacity to 27,213MW — a 23% increase from the capacity online at the end of 2018.According to a report from World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO)…

Ofgem Selects Hornsea One OFTO

Feb 20, 2020

UK energy regulator, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), has selected Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder for the offshore transmission of the 1200MW Hornsea Project One wind farm in the UK.Diamond Transmission…

First Subsea Guards NnG OWF

Feb 19, 2020

First Subsea, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, has won the inter-array cables protection contract from DEME at the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm (OWF).The cable protection system will be designed to protect the cable…

EDS Wraps Up Horns Rev 3 Work

Feb 19, 2020

UK high voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group has completed consultancy work at Vattenfall's 407MW Horns Rev 3 (HR3) wind farm off Denmark.Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3, located off the coast of Denmark, contains 49 8.3MW MHI Vestas turbines…

COWI Wins Atlantic Shores OWP

Feb 19, 2020

Denmark-based international consulting group COWI has won a contract to provide a concept design of the electrical transmission infrastructure system for the Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (ASOW) project located off the coast of New Jersey, New York…

JFMS Bags Contract at East Anglia ONE

Feb 18, 2020

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, the provider of specialist services to the marine industry , awarded  a contract to provide scheduled maintenance services at East Anglia ONE, located approximately 31 Nm southeast of the Port of Lowestoft…

Canada Funds Refinance German OWF

Feb 18, 2020

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has refinanced its minority interest in the 609MW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farm complex in the German North Sea.Amsterdam Capital Partners (Amscap) advised CPP Investments on the EUR 510…

MHI Vestas to Supply Zhong Neng OWF Turbines

Feb 18, 2020

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been chosen as the preferred turbine supplier for the 300-MW Zhong Neng offshore wind project (OWF) in Taiwanese waters.MHI Vestas has reaffirmed its commitment to the nascent sector as it moves into prime position…

MHI Vestas Orders ABB Transformers

Feb 18, 2020

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, the global wind turbine manufacturer, has selected ABB’s Power Grids business to deliver its WindSTAR transformers for the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK.ABB’s WindSTAR power transformers are designed…

Germany Develops Offshore Grid Simulator

Feb 18, 2020

Germany has got a research project underway that is seeking to improve the integration of offshore wind farms into the grid.German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization…

NABU Objects to Gennaker OWF

Feb 16, 2020

A German non-governmental conservation organisation, Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU), has filed an objection to the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind farm (OWF) in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.Massive…

Siemens Hands Over BorWin3 to TenneT

Feb 13, 2020

The BorWin3 offshore wind grid connection project in the German North Sea has been handed over to the German/Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT, by contractors Siemens and Petrofac.The 900 MW project will convert three-phase electric power…

TenneT Intros 2GW Offshore Grid Plans

Feb 13, 2020

European transmission system operator TenneT has announced plans to build two 2 GW offshore grid connections in the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, having entered into a so-called 'innovation partnership' with its suppliers.Given the combination…

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