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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is calling on electric distribution companies to proceed with an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind solicitations in the state. The call follows the results from an offshore wind study which investigated the necessity, benefits and costs of requiring the electric distribution companies to conduct additional solicitations of up to 1,6GW. The […]
Gaditana de Chorro y Limpieza has won a contract to carry out coating works on the DolWin6 grid connection in the German North Sea. The Spanish company is in charge of the surface preparation and coating application of the offshore substation, jacket foundation, bridge connection, and offshore hook-ups and touch-ups after transport and installation. The […]
The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is opening the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round today, 29 May. The third CfD round has attracted offshore wind bids with a combined capacity of 8.4GW from major developers such as SSE, Equinor, Scottish Power, innogy, and Red Rock Power Ltd. A total of […]
The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]
Ørsted has allocated grants from the sixth round of the Walney Extension Community Fund, set up to support community and environmental projects near the 659MW offshore wind farm in Cumbria, UK. The grants have been awarded to sixteen groups who will each receive a share of the just over GBP 253,000 windfall and will join 75 other […]
The Social Democratic Party, Denmark's main opposition party, has pledged to add two large offshore wind projects to be commissioned by 2030, in addition to the three projects already set out in the energy agreement from 2018. The two additional projects would have 800MW each and would help Denmark produce all of its energy via renewable sources […]
More than 69GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed by 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030, according to a new report by Navigant Research. In its Market Data: Offshore Wind Market and Turbine Vendor Assessment report, Navigant writes that offshore wind will play an increasing role in the global energy transition to […]
MHI Vestas has reached a milestone for its V164 turbine model with the installation of the 200th unit. According to MHI Vestas, the milestone turbine has been installed at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. It is the fifth out of 44 8.4MW turbines to be installed at the 370MW project. Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus started […]
Europe installed 2.6GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, an 18% increase, according to the latest statistics by WindEurope. Fifteen new offshore wind farms were commissioned last year, with the UK and Germany accounting for 85% of the new capacity by adding 1.3GW and 969MW respectively. The average size of the new turbines […]
Siemens Gamesa has secured a Provisional Type Certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The new direct-drive offshore wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 167 metres, with its B82 blades allowing for an 18% greater swept area compared to the SWT-7.0-154 unit, Siemens Gamesa said. The first prototype was installed in Østerild, Denmark in September […]
France plans to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of up to 6GW by 2028, according to the recently released Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). This is nearly three times as much compared to a proposal floated in November 2018, where only 2.2GW of new offshore wind capacity was to […]
The Jiangsu Province in China has approved 24 offshore wind projects with a total capacity of 6.7GW. The total investment in the projects will amount to CNY 122.29 billion, which is approximately USD 18 billion, the provincial authorities stated. According to the government-supported Xinhua Daily news site, the announcement is part of the province's 10GW offshore […]
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has received consent for a 216MW offshore wind farm off the northern coast of Dayu island, Daishan county. In November, the developer obtained a pre-approval from the Zhoushan Ocean and Fishery Bureau (ZSOAF) to use the area for an offshore wind project, with ZSOAF leaving a 20-day period for public comments. […]
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The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a draft budget notice amounting to GBP 60 million for the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) round.
The global market for offshore wind array and export cables is forecast to be worth GBP 13.6 billion if all the projects in the international 10-year pipeline come to fruition, according to a report published by RenewableUK.
The floating wind turbine installed on the Kincardine wind farm offshore Scotland has started delivering power to the grid, Spain's Cobra Group, the majority owner of the 50MW project, said.
UK-based marine services company Stewart Marine has contracted Neptune Marine to build a new EuroCarrier 2611, which is to be named Viking Energy.
Rostock-based EEW SPC has loaded out and delivered 116 out of 174 monopiles for Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
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The offshore wind turbine market is expected to value more than USD 16 billion by 2024, according to the latest report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 650,000 to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two floating wind demonstration and testing projects.