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It has somewhat become business as usual for the offshore wind industry to mark record-breaking activities every year and 2018 was no different. We bring you a selection of five of the most notable 2018 record-breakers:
Top ten most notable news on Offshore WIND from April 2018.
Offshore WIND’s ten most read news in December 2018.
The Global Wind Summit 2018 has officially started in Hamburg, Germany.
From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector’s progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies.
Building offshore wind parks without subsidy has hailed a new phase in the development of offshore wind. Next to that, the LCOE of offshore wind has dropped dramatically in the last ten years.
The annual Offshore Energy Awards, which will be presented during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 (OEEC) in Amsterdam, are officially open for nominations.
Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry’s hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the ‘Learn More’ button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.
The jury has reviewed all submitted nominations for the Offshore Energy Awards and has chosen for each category three nominees that obtained the highest number of points.
The 400+ attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards were last night. The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Viktoria Koblenko, served a culinary dinner and offered sultry musical interludes by Jennifer Ewbank. The evening was officially opened by executive Vice President Shell, Bart van de Leemput, and Managing Director of Navingo, Coert van Zijll Langhout.
Canadian power company Northland Power reported CAD 178 million net income in the first quarter of 2018, a 78% increase compared to the same quarter last year primarily due to higher operating income from the Gemini and the Nordsee One offshore wind farms.
When it comes to emerging offshore wind markets, Taiwan, India and the U.S. have been in the spotlight over the last few years and especially in 2018. Nevertheless, a few new areas made the offshore wind map over the last year, beyond those already well known and ready for takeoff. Offshore wind is not only expanding as new markets emerge globally, but also as the countries with existing offshore wind farms and those under development already eye earmarking further areas where offshore wind turbines could be installed.
The changing energy climate offers challenges for all industries within the whole energy mix. Tackling these challenges will mean new technologies, more (cross-sector) collaboration and increased innovation. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference offers companies from oil, gas, marine energy and offshore wind a platform to meet, discuss and showcase in an international environment. Offshore wind naturally plays an important part in the event.
While Offshore WIND team started preparing for our 2019 conference even before the 2018 one kicked off and the preparations are now well underway, we bring you an overview of the news from our now last year’s event: