Top News of the Week, 04 – 10 December 2017
Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it“was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said.
Energy Management Inc. has abandoned the development of the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm and notified the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it terminated the development lease, Bloomberg reports.
Senvion plans to launch a prototype of the 10MW+ offshore wind turbine by late 2019 or early 2020, Jörg Philp, Head of Sales Offshore at Senvion, said.
According to a report at Zion Market Research, global offshore wind energy market size was valued at USD 20.3 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 57.2 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% between 2017 and 2022.
Nissum Brednings Vindmøllelaug has completed the installation of the first Siemens 7MW direct drive wind turbine at the Nissum Bredning demonstration site in Denmark.