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Construction Begins at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 19, 2018

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Harwich International Port, North Sea seaport in Essex, to mark the official start of construction of the GBP 10 million operations & maintenance (O&M) base for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.Representatives from the wind farm…

Nexans Wins Hornsea 2 Contract

Nov 19, 2018

Nexans announced Monday it has secured a contract to supply of over 200 kilometers of the high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export cable system for the near shore section of  the world's largest offshore wind farm. The contract…

SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

Nov 18, 2018

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO)…

COWI Expands in US Offshore Wind Energy

Nov 15, 2018

In a major developement, international consulting group COWI announced it plan to increase its presence in the USA significantly with the consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts – the first major US offshore wind energy project…

Wind to be EU's Largest Power Source in Ten Years

Nov 13, 2018

Wind power is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook.According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027…

Subsea 7 Goes to Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Subsea 7  subsidiary Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) has won a contract to supply and installation of the export and inner array grid cable system for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm project by YunNen Wind Power Company, a company of the WPD Group…

Ørsted Awards Jacket Foundation Contract

Nov 12, 2018

Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation (SDMS) has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to construct the jacket foundations for Ørsted’s 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind project off Taiwan.During 2020 and 2021 SDMS will supply 56 jacket…

EnBW Cuts Renewables Outlook

Nov 12, 2018

German energy group EnBW on Monday cut the outlook for its renewables division after low wind and water levels hurt the output at its hydroelectric power plants and wind parks.The group said adjusted core earnings (EBITDA) at its renewables unit would develop in a range of -10 to +5 percent…

Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

Nov 12, 2018

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind park to feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.It’s full steam ahead for Belgium’s next offshore wind park as MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirm the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9…

Ørsted Concludes Deepwater Wind Acquisition

Nov 09, 2018

Danish wind energy giant Orsted completed its previously announced takeover of Deepwater Wind from D.E. Shaw group in a deal valued at $510 million.The company closed the transaction of acquiring 100% of equity stake held by D.E. Shaw group in Deepwater Wind…

New York Seeks 800 MW Offshore Wind

Nov 09, 2018

Newly re-elected Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a comprehensive solicitation seeking 800 megawatts or more of new offshore wind projects for New York.According to a press release issued by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority…

Ofgem Grants Offshore Wind Licence to Dudgeon OFTO

Nov 07, 2018

The government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has granted TC Dudgeon OFTO plc a licence for the link to the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.The licence allows Dudgeon to own and operate the GBP297…

Poland Aims 8 GW of Offshore Wind

Nov 07, 2018

Poland has announced ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035 and the country is working on laws that could support this project.Polish State Secretary for Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski said the country has the potential to develop the capacity in the Baltic Sea up to 2035…

Wind Blowing for Offshore Energy in Ireland

Nov 06, 2018

Ireland is the only country in the EU with a significant Atlantic coastline that is not currently developing offshore wind resources.Up to  1000MW of offshore wind resource in the Irish Sea is deliverable in the immediate future, with 3000MW additional potential there…

NKT Confirms Moray East Offshore Contract

Nov 06, 2018

Global energy sector supplier NKT has confirmed turnkey order for Moray East offshore wind farm project.'NKT has signed a Preferred Bidder Agreement (PBA) for delivery and installation of export cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Moray East…

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