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EU-Funded ELICAN Project Cuts 35% of Costs

Jul 23, 2019

The EU-funded ELICAN project's 5 MW prototype, which has been installed in the Canary Islands, has become the first self-installing, bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine to be commissioned in the world with full independence of costly heavy-lift vessels…

GE Unveils Massive Haliade-X Wind Turbine

Jul 23, 2019

GE Renewable Energy revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12-MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France.GE Renewable Energy said the nacelle will be shipped from Saint-Nazaire to Rotterdam-Maasvlakte in the Netherlands in the coming weeks…

DNV GL Opens 1st LiDAR Test Site in Asia

Jul 22, 2019

Global certification group DNV GL has launched its first LiDAR verification site in Asia to cater for the growing windpower market.The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body said in a press release that the site…

SGRE Bags Largest U.S. OWP Order

Jul 22, 2019

The Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for 1,714 MW from Orsted and Eversource.Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power (OWP) order to date…

Crown Estate Readies for Offshore Wind Auction

Jul 22, 2019

The seabed landlord Crown Estate  has presented a revised tender design for offshore wind leasing round 4 for offshore wind sites off England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK Crown Estate holds rights to seabeds around British Isles for wind and wave power…

JGC Containers Ready for Moray East OWF

Jul 19, 2019

UK engineering company JGC Engineering and Technical Serviceshas, on behalf of Siemens, completed the construction of high voltage equipment containers for the Moray East offshore substation platforms.'The Moray East offshore windfarm project…

Prysmian Supports French OWF

Jul 19, 2019

Italian multinational corporation Prysmian Group said that it will provide ''Made in France'' cable technologies for the first large-scale French offshore wind farm.The energy and telecom cable systems company in its press release did not name the project…

Van Oord Completes Foundation for EA1

Jul 19, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord has installed the last jacket foundation for offshore wind farm East Anglia ONE (EA1) and delivered it to client ScottishPower Renewables.Van Oord was in charge of the transportation and installation…

Work Begins at Windfloat Atlantic

Jul 18, 2019

Installation of the first turbine has started at the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm off Portugal.The Windfloat Atlantic floating wind wind power project  belongs to the Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renováveis (54…

Acta Centaurus Supports Deutsche Bucht

Jul 17, 2019

Netherlands-based workboat provider Acta Marine said that its new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus with SMST equipment in Deutsche Bucht has carried out first operations.Acta Centaurus has now been working for 1.5 months at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm…

Japanese Firms Begin Offshore Wind Surveys

Jul 17, 2019

Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind power plant.The Japanese…

Vineyard Wind to Fight Against Rejection

Jul 16, 2019

The developer of the 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US will request a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to overturn denial of the project’s application before the Edgartown Conservation Commission…

Scottish Offshore Wind Supply Chain Readies

Jul 12, 2019

International energy consultancy Xodus Group is working with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International (SDI) to showcase the expertise of Scottish supply chain companies in the global offshore wind sector.The aim of the collaboration…

Vattenfall Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Bid

Jul 11, 2019

Swedish power company Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4.Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2 in September 2018.The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

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