Top News of the Week, 29 January – 04 February 2018

Taiwan to Sign 5.5GW of Contracts with Offshore Wind Developers by July

Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) and the rest to be awarded at an auction in May.

Germany Sets Out Offshore Wind Tender Rules

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has announced the terms of the second competitive offshore wind tender.

Ørsted and Dominion Energy Sign EPC Contract for Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Ørsted and the US utility Dominion Energy have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

Global Wind Service and GE Expand Merkur Collaboration

GE Renewable Energy has selected Global Wind Service (GWS) as a primary partner for the commissioning and completion scope for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

GWEC: India Could Have First Wind Turbines in Water by 2020 (Expertise Hub Video)

First wind turbines could be installed offshore India by as early as 2020, however, several pre-conditions must be met for this to be achieved, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.

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