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The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium’s first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]
German energy company E.ON has joined ENGIE and EDP Renewables in a bid to develop a wind farm offshore Dunkirk in France. The Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium has been forging close ties with all local stakeholders for almost two years to make this project a real example of integration and support of energy transition at the […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has expanded its membership with three new state partners and three companies. The states of Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia have joined New York as state partner, and Vineyard Wind, EnBW North America and Anbaric Development Partners have joined the consortium’s the Board of Directors. Together with the New […]
Boralex, Eneco, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and Van Oord have established a consortium with an aim to submit a bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind project in France. The Vents de Dunkerque consortium will feature Eneco’s experience in developing and building large-scale offshore wind farms, as well as Boralex’ local roots in Hauts de France and […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has launched its first roadmap aimed at accelerating the development of the offshore wind industry in the United States.
The Germany-based SkySails Power, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions and Leibniz University Hannover are developing and testing a fully automated airborne wind energy system.
ABS Consulting, a subsidiary of ABS Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with a consortium of research, testing and certification bodies in Taiwan and advance technical knowledge and offshore wind capabilities in Asia’s second-largest offshore wind market.
The Parkwind-Valeco consortium, pre-selected for developing an offshore wind farm in the Dunkirk area in France, is calling for contributions which could help in the future realization of the project.
Diamond Transmission Partners BBE Limited (DTPBBE) has signed the acquisition of transmission assets connected to the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm located in the Bay of Liverpool in the UK.
Ampyx Power, a Netherlands-based developer of airborne wind energy technology, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN (Energy Research Centre Netherlands), MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Mocean Offshore. The consortium researched the offshore application of floating […]
Two Towers BV, a consortium comprising Van Oord Renewable Finance, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe Holding has won the Dutch tender for the fifth site at the Borssele zone, designated as the demonstration site for innovations in offshore wind.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially announced a USD 18.5 million funding for an offshore wind R&D consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the states.
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over the Portuguese WindPlus consortium by Chiyoda Generating Europe (CGE), Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), EDP Renewables, Trustwind and Repsol NE.
The Port of Rotterdam has joined the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, which has thus far comprised TenneT TSO B.V. and Gasunie from the Netherlands, Energinet from Denmark, and TenneT TSO GmbH from Germany.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue a funding opportunity announcement entitled “U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium” in December 2017.
Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined a consortium of TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany and Denmark’s Energinet formed to develop the North Sea Wind Power Hub.
The Ibaraki Prefectural Government in Japan has selected the Kajima offshore wind power consortium comprising Wind Power Energy and Hitachi Wind Power to develop the 93.6MW Kashima Port offshore wind project.
Blauwwind II C.V., a consortium behind the Borssele III and IV offshore wind project, has applied for a loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the development of the 740MW offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea.
A consortium led by LOC Group has been selected by the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate the infrastructure and logistics challenges faced in the development, construction and maintenance of utility-scale floating offshore wind farms. The investigation report and recommendations, which has been commissioned by the Carbon Trust and JIP partners DONG Energy, ENGIE, […]
A consortium of European offshore wind and maritime industry players has initiated a project aimed at improving safety and productivity of technicians performing service activities on offshore wind farms by widening the weather window for Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) use.
Researchers from Norway, the United Kingdom and Spain have formed a consortium dubbed IDeCON to combat technical barriers currently hampering the practical deployment of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grids in the North Sea needed to exploit the potential of the wind resource. The project is being led by Prof Elisabetta Tedeschi of the Norwegian University of […]
A consortium led by shipbuilder CSBC Corp. has launched a strategic alliance aimed at helping Taiwan reach 520MW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2020 and 3GW of installed capacity by 2025, the state-run Taiwan Today reports. The public-private consortium includes government-backed enterprises and research bodies such as the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Power Co. and China Steel Corp., as […]
A consortium led by French energy company Engie will submit permit applications for the development and operation of two offshore wind farms in French waters totalling close to 1GW in capacity at the beginning of 2017, Raphaël Tilot, Engie’s offshore wind power project director told Le Figaro. In May 2014, a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and […]
A Japanese consortium led by Marubeni Corporation has entered into an agreement to carry out a feasibility study for the 145MW Akita offshore wind farm project off Akita Prefecture. The public offering of the project at Akita Port and Noshiro Port was made by Akita Prefecture for the purpose of expanding the installation of renewable energy and industrial […]
Monitor JIP, a consortium consisting of Gemini Windfarm, Van Oord, Keppel Verolme, Mecal, ECN and TNO, is working on developing a solution which would allow monitoring the health of offshore wind support structures. Many offshore wind stakeholders acknowledge the relevance of monitoring offshore wind support structures, the consortium said. However, a dedicated standard for the design and installation of a […]
A consortium of 16 Dutch companies and research institutes will launch an innovation program for offshore wind – GROW – with an aim to bring the cost of offshore wind further down to seven eurocents per kWh by 2030. The GROW (Growth through Research, development & demonstration in Offshore Wind) consortium will spend at least EUR 100 million on research, development and […]