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Eleven major energy companies have signed a declaration stating that offshore wind can be fully competitive with coal and gas by 2025, achieving a cost of EUR 80/MWh and below, but only if the industry achieves long-term stability through right policies and closer international cooperation. Currently, an average cost of offshore wind power is EUR 141/MWh, according to […]
Three of the biggest names in the offshore wind industry have initiated a joint declaration - called 'United Industry' - as part of a commitment to reducing costs in the sector. Dong Energy, MHI Vestas and Siemens Wind Power and Renewables have pledged to undertake joint and individual actions across the whole of the value […]
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables has published four new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) brochures, each representing one of the company’s four product platforms, covering both geared and direct drive wind turbines for offshore and onshore projects. The figures are based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of four defined wind power projects: two offshore wind plants […]
Members of European, national and regional parliaments have signed a Joint Declaration on the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) expressing the need for a stronger cooperation among the 10 NSCOGI countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom). As the parliamentarians point out in their Joint […]
The German Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics services provider IDEA Groupe have officially entered into a joint venture dedicated to the offshore wind market in France. The news follows the signing of a declaration of intent for establishing the Buss IDEA Offshore joint venture which took place in September last year. Buss IDEA Offshore will be […]
Rhenus Offshore Logistics has won the tender to provide the supply logistics for TenneT's BorWin gamma HVDC platform in the German North Sea. Rhenus will be conducting the supply runs using the Eurus Express vessel from the offshore base in the Port of Emden until the end of the project. The company will also be in […]
Nearly 100 corporates have signed a declaration calling on European governments to make investing and directly sourcing renewable energy easier.
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk and bio innovator Novozymes have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall to source their electricity from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, currently under construction off Denmark.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as well […]
After inviting requests to participate in the tender for the supply and installation of the Northwester 2 offshore high voltage substation (OHVS) in late November, Parkwind recently updated the selection guide with more specifics on the selection process and information to be provided by interested parties.
Developing cross-border solutions in the offshore wind sector will be key to meeting the target set by the European Commission, said Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General for Energy at the European Commission.
More than 20 nations and states committed to phase out coal by 2030 and move to cleaner power sources on 16 November at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
A group of leading European offshore wind developers have signed a declaration to call upon European policy makers to endorse an EU-wide binding target of 35% share of renewables in EU final energy demand by 2030.
The European Union (EU) and India have adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change at the EU-India summit on 6 October in Delhi, India.
WindEurope signed the Baltic Sea Declaration on offshore wind in Tallinn, Estonia, on 28 September.
The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables.
On 3 August, the UK Supreme Court will hand down the judgement in the case of MT Højgaard vs. E.ON Climate and Renewables regarding the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm.
The European offshore wind industry attracted a record EUR 14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016, WindEurope reports. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity, with the UK accounting for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. However, the volume of new grid-connected […]
The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA), the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the Dutch Foundation for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, TenneT and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have signed a Declaration of Coordination and Cooperation in the North Sea Region. The organisations, which signed the agreement for closer […]
The European Union and India have adopted a Joint Declaration on a clean energy and climate partnership, vowing to cooperate on solar and offshore wind energy development, smart grids, energy efficiency, energy research and innovation. Under the partnership, both the EU and India will share views on policy and regulatory approaches, promote business solutions and support […]
Serco has received confirmation from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) that the first of the company's five new or upgraded Air Defence radars which prevent wind farms interfering with the UK’s air defence capability is now fully operational. Trials and analyses have shown that the Remote Radar Head (RRH) Trimingham in Norfolk provides acceptable […]
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy demand will rise by almost 40 percent in 2040. But at the same time, the energy industry faces challenges with a changing climate which requires a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. So, it’s no surprise that renewable energy will be a very important part of the […]
Chilean Minister of Energy Maximo Pacheco, DCNS president Hervé Guillou, and executive vice president of Chilean governmental organization for economic growth (Corfo) Eduardo Bitran, have signed a joint declaration to set up Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC). The declration has been signed in the presence of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and French President Francois Hollande. The entity […]
Over 8000 delegates from 54 countries descended on Copenhagen this year to attend the EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 event at the Bella Center - the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition. In addition to 430+ exhibitors, the event saw keynote speeches from high-level political and industry players on the state of Europe’s offshore wind […]
France is ranked 2nd in Europe regarding the offshore wind potential, just behind the United Kingdom. And while no wind farms are installed to date this will change in the next few years to come. Offshore WIND asked France Energie Eolienne (FEE), the French wind energy association, to provide an update on the current status and […]
Siemens Unveils 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens has presented its new SWT-7.0-154 wind turbine at EWEA Offshore conference in Copenhagen. New Foundation Installation System Developed Conquest Offshore, together with deugro Denmark A/S, has developed a highly efficient installation system for monopiles and transition pieces, supported by the engineering knowledge and experience of Temporary Works Design […]