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EDF Buys Stake in Irish Offshore Project

Feb 12, 2020

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) is moving into the Irish energy market.EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the French energy utility, has acquired a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind project from Hazel Shore, a company linked to the property developer…

USA Ups BOEM Offshore Wind Budget

Feb 11, 2020

The Trump Administration has proposed a $189m fiscal year 2021 budget for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), designating just under $27m for offshore wind.The FY 2021 budget includes approximately $26.5 million to advance offshore renewable energy development…

ISC Wins Mayflower Offshore Substation Gig

Feb 11, 2020

Danish engineering services company ISC Consulting Engineers has been awarded a contract to design the offshore substation for the 804MW Mayflower offshore wind farm 40km off the coast of Massachusetts.Bladt Industries, a steel contractor specializing…

ProCon Bags More Yunlin Work

Feb 09, 2020

ProCon Wind Energy, the provider electrical systems to the offshore wind industry, has secured further work on the electrical construction of the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.The Denmark's offshore wind business player was awarded…

Horns Rev 3 Hosts EU EC

Feb 09, 2020

The new European Commissioner for energy Kadri Simson has visited Vattenfall's 407MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea and the surveillance center at Vattenfall’s service center in Esbjerg, western Denmark.The European Commission…

TÜV SÜD, IX Wind Join Forces for Wind Power

Feb 06, 2020

The global testing, certification, inspection and training provider TÜV SÜD and Taiwan's IX Wind have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in various wind power industry services in Taiwan and Japan.Combining forces in the Taiwanese and Japanese wind power industry…

Offshore to Constitute 25% of Wind Demand

Feb 06, 2020

Offshore wind will constitute 25% of total wind demand in 2028, up from 10% in 2019 and will narrow the gap with offshore upstream oil and gas in terms of capital expenditure deployment, said the analyst firm Wood Mackenzie.The possibility of offshore wind becoming cheaper than coal…

Vattenfall Steps Up Offshore Wind Market

Feb 05, 2020

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall said that it had reached a number of important milestones during the year 2019. In Denmark the Horns Rev 3 (407 MW) wind farm was inaugurated, and construction was started on Kriegers Flak (605 MW)…

Hexacon Intros Floating Wind Farm Software

Feb 05, 2020

Swedish global technology group Hexagon AB has developed software that estimates the yield output of wind farms that utilize multi-turbine floating platforms.According to the developer, the toolkit provides a quantified comparison between any…

Siemens Gamesa Shines in Offshore Segment

Feb 04, 2020

Commercial activity increased significantly in the offshore segment, with order intake in the last twelve months doubling to 3,343 MW, said Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy(SGRE)Of that figure, 1,279 MW were signed in the first quarter of FY2020 (October 2019 - December 2019)…

Van Oord Opts for Seatools

Feb 03, 2020

Subsea technology company Seatools has completed the delivery of a CT umbilical winch on behalf Van Oord Offshore.The winch will power Van Oord’s new subsea trencher “Deep Dig It,” which will be deployed during cable installation operations at an offshore wind farm later this year…

Northwester 2 OWF Goes Online

Feb 02, 2020

The first turbine at the 219-MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm being built in Belgian waters has started exporting electricity to the country's power grid.The project will utilize 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5 MW turbines – the most powerful turbines to enter commercial operation to date…

Formosa 1 OWP Deploys RSL O&M

Jan 31, 2020

The 128MW Formosa 1 offshore (FOWI) wind farm, off the coast of Taiwan, has deployed operations and maintenance (O&M) software from Renewable Strategy Limited.The RSL Manager - a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system -  will monitor…

Ørsted Eyes Carbon-Neutrality by 2025

Jan 31, 2020

The global leader in offshore wind Ørsted A/S  will become carbon neutral by 2025. 'This will make Ørsted the first major energy company to reach net-zero emissions in its energy generation - far ahead of science-based decarbonization targets for limiting global warming to 1…

Ofgem to Probe Western Subsea Link

Jan 29, 2020

British energy market regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation into National Grid and Scottish Power’s delivery of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cable which carries energy from Scottish windfarms to north Wales.The Western HVDC - known as Western Link -  is a £1…

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