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Mayflower Wind Energy could bring its Massachusetts offshore wind farm into operation by the mid-2020s, the company stated following the announcement of the provisional lease winners on 14 December.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed that its 9MW turbine platform will be typhoon ready in 2020, in time for all offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
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.
TenneT’s offshore grid connection systems connect a total capacity of 5,332MW of offshore wind energy to land and have thus met more than 82% of the Federal Government’s expansion target that envisages 6,500MW of offshore wind by 2020.
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.
Siemens Gamesa has launched a new offshore wind turbine – SG 8.0-167 DD – said to increase the annual energy production (AEP) compared to the 7MW model by 20%. The 8MW turbine is expected to be market-ready in 2020.
Belgium has the potential to almost double its installed offshore wind capacity planned for 2020, according to Flemish Minister for Energy Bart Tommelein, who sees the 2,200MW capacity planned for 2020 going to 4,000MW.
The floating island concept, revealed earlier this year, will now be further studied and developed through a Horizon 2020-funded project [email protected] that started on 1 November and will run for three years.
After a likely record year in 2017 with 14GW, offshore wind energy in Europe continues its growing process with expectations that it will reach 25GW by 2020.
WindEurope has called on the UK and other European governments to provide more clarity to the offshore wind industry after 2020 by committing to ambitious offshore wind deployment targets. The association’s call came yesterday, 11 September, following the results of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.
In the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 (from April to June 2017), Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s revenues were down 7% year-on-year. Revenue from the sale of wind turbines decreased by 9%, reflecting lower sales volumes of 1,950W (-25%), as a result of temporary market conditions in the onshore business, as well as normal business volatility in the offshore market, the company said.
German government’s goal of 6.5GW of grid-connected offshore wind power by 2020 could be surpassed as the industry could have 7.7GW connected to the grid by that time, according to a report from national industry organisations.
The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with offshore wind industry captains in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe.
The world could see as much as 237MW of floating offshore wind capacity installed by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
In 2016, 818MW of offshore wind capacity went online in Germany, bringing the total capacity of offshore wind turbines connected to the grid to 4,108MW. However, further momentum could be inhibited by the federal government which has limited expansion to 500MW a year after 2020, according to a new report.