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18 April 2019 Business & Finance

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, its lenders, and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility. According to Senvion, the DIP facility enables the company to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The loan has received Board approvals and allows substantial […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

16 January 2019 R&D, Technology

Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]

27 November 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, the developer of a 950MW offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, which will use the port as an intermediate one during the project construction. 

15 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the development of a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that can help boost offshore wind turbine outputs to beyond 10MW. 

24 October 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The offshore wind industry cannot operate a zero-subsidy project in the same way as an EUR 100 per megawatt-hour wind farm, according to Clym Stock-Williams, Wind Energy Consultant at TNO.

25 September 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has made it official – its V164 turbine platform has broken the double-digit barrier and has now achieved a power rating of 10MW.

11 September 2018 Authorities

The U.S. State of California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Senate Bill No. 100 into law, committing to achieve the 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2045.

21 August 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

After being selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the Moray East offshore wind project in October 2017, MHI Vestas today (21 August) signed a conditional agreement with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited for the supply and installation of one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines. 

8 August 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Technology

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signed ten Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a range of suppliers during the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind Localization Day in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday, 8 August.

3 July 2018 Vessels

High Speed Transfers (HST) held a naming ceremony for its Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 on 3 July in Southampton, where the Seawork 2018 exhibition is currently taking place. 

28 June 2018

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20 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. has officially signed a GBP 100 million contract with J Murphy & Sons for onshore work at innogy’s 860MW offshore wind project in the UK.

19 June 2018

The portfolio of global offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or in development grew by over 10% in the last year, according to new data from RenewableUK’s Offshore Wind Project Intelligence.

18 May 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

On 17 May, Siemens Gamesa inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares, where systems with a capacity of up to 10MW will be tested.

4 May 2018 R&D, Technology

Principle Power has joined a project led by German turbine manufacturer Senvion to develop the Next Generation 10+MW rated, Robust, Reliable and Large Offshore Wind Energy Converters for Clean, Low Cost and Competitive Electricity (ReaLCoE).

28 February 2018 Business & Finance

Granada Material Handling recently delivered its 1000th wind farm davit crane as part of its contract to supply cranes to Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

27 February 2018 R&D, Technology

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption. 

31 January 2018 Business & Finance

SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE’s capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind. 

25 January 2018 Authorities, Environment, R&D

Southern China’s Guangdong Province is planning to begin construction of more than ten offshore wind farms this year, Xinhua News Agency reported the province’s governor Ma Xingrui as saying.

19 January 2018

Wind farms in the UK have set a national record over the past few days with an output surpassing 10GW, according to UK media, which refers to information provided by Drax Electric Insights, based on data from Elexon and National Grid.

10 December 2017

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5 December 2017 Business & Finance, Environment, Technology

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.