Highlights of 2015: Editors’ Picks
2015 has been a momentous year for the offshore wind industry, and creating a list of highlights is not an easy task. However, after much deliberation, our editors have compiled a subjective overview of significant changes in the offshore wind landscape in 2015.
DONG Energy today decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain.
China’s leading wind power developer Longyuan Power Group Corp has, along with its partners, started construction of the 400MW wind farm off Nanri Island in Fujian province, according to the country’s state media.
Offshore wind projects in construction across the UK in 2016 will generate GBP 5.9 billion of investment within the country over the next five years of development and construction activity, according to RenewableUK.
Norwegian energy company Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm, offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, after Scotland gave the project the go-ahead yesterday.
Statkraft AS will no longer invest in new offshore wind projects, the Norwegian utility said in its adjusted investment plan today.
Australian Federal Government will include wind power in the new investment mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), with a special focus on offshore wind energy, the national media reported.
Offshore WIND Staff