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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has made it official – its V164 turbine platform has broken the double-digit barrier and has now achieved a power rating of 10MW.
Nine Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have so far been installed on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said.
RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement by the UK government on new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for offshore wind, emphasizing that it means the UK’s offshore wind capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade.
World’s leading offshore wind developer Ørsted has officially opened its office in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ørsted North America President Thomas Brostrøm was reported by media as saying that the Ocean Wind project had received site assessment plan approval from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that same day.
Estonian wind technology company Eleon is aiming to develop a wind turbine with a capacity of more than 10MW and has filed an application with the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its technology.
A Dutch consortium led by KCI has trialed and tested a 1:5 scale prototype of a Double Slip Joint, a new method of connecting a wind turbine monopile to a transition piece.
German offshore wind industry created 1,800 new jobs in 2015, bringing the total to 20,500 jobs or 10 per cent more compared to 2014, data presented by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), VDMA Power Systems and the Offshore Wind Industry Alliance (OWIA) shows.
Offshore wind foundations segment is expected to witness revenue growth at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2016 to 2024, making it the fastest growing segment for wind energy foundations over the forecast period on account of increasing offshore installations coupled with technological innovations, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Overall, the demand […]
Dutch engineering firm KCI has been awarded with a research and development (R&D) subsidy from Dutch Top consortium Knowlegde and Innovation, Wind at Sea (TKI – WoZ) for the further development of its Double Slip Joint (DSJ) concept. KCI has also teamed up with partners Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects and SIF for the further development of the DSJ. […]
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has extended a trenching scope on the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project. The Scottish company was last year awarded a contract by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut seabed trenching, prior to cable laying, on Iberdrola’s 70-turbine […]
To meet global climate and sustainable development goals, investment in renewable energy must double by 2020 and more than triple by 2030, according to IRENA’s new report Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: the role of risk mitigation and structured finance, which finds that reaching this level of investment is entirely possible. It will require policymakers and public […]
France has doubled the target for offshore wind capacity planned post-2023, according to the revised objectives for the development of renewable energy recently announced by the country’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea. In its new energy investment plan, France initially called for the development of 3GW of offshore wind capacity by 2023, with further 3GW of capacity in the pipeline […]
The combined installed capacity for onshore and offshore wind in the UK will demonstrate a +11% compound annual growth rate every year until 2020, according to Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy and products provider. That is 24 gigawatts, or almost 66 million megawatt-hours of electricity generated, equivalent to powering 16 million homes. Natural Power made the prediction to […]
20 countries have launched Mission Innovation in Paris today, committing to double their governmental and/or state-directed clean energy research and development investment over five years and make clean energy widely affordable. The countries participating in the new initiative include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Republic of Korea, […]
Spanish wind energy developer, Gamesa, has doubled net profit to €126 million in the first nine months of 2015. The result is driven by improvements in revenues (+30.4%) and underlying EBIT (+67.2%), and is in line with the Business Plan 2015-17, according to the company. Gamesa experienced strong growth in wind turbine revenues (+35%) as activity surged 26% […]
Renewable energy supply is set to double collectively in eight major economies by 2030, 18 percent higher than previously projected growth rates, spurred on by new national climate and energy plans, according to new analysis by World Resources Institute (WRI). WRI’s analysis, Assessing the Post-2020 Clean Energy Landscape, looks at plans from eight of the 10 […]
Dong Energy has reported a net profit of DKK 2.8 billion for the first half of 2015, an increase of DKK 1.3 billion compared to H1 2014. On back of the the strong earnings, the company has adjusted outlook for 2015 upwards with EBITDA lifted by Dkr1.5bn to between Dkr17bn and Dkr19bn for this year. […]
Gamesa obtained €97 million in net profit in the first half of 2015, more than double the figure in the same period of 2014, as a result of expanding commercial activity (+30.8%) and improved profitability. Revenues increased by 30.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2015, to €1,651 million, driven by 36% growth in revenues […]
Romax has doubled the size of its main bearing grease flushing business across its customer portfolio over the past 12 months. The company use a unique process and specially developed patent-pending apparatus for grease flushing, designed to significantly increase a turbine’s life, reducing the cost of operation & maintenance, and extending costly service intervals. Romax has […]
Grouting or bolting of the connection between monopile and transition piece belong to the past with the introduction of Dutch engineering company KCI’s Double Slip Joint. KCI is completely convinced about this after completing intensive research. The company introduced their new concept at the EWEA OFFSHORE event in Copenhagen last month where it attracted a […]
Fraunhofer IWES has issued its annual report on wind energy “Wind Energy Report Germany 2014“, which has shown that the wind energy is on the rise, both globally and in Germany. Worldwide, 2014 saw over 51 GW of installed wind capacity, and global power consumption already comprises 3% of wind energy. In Germany, after a record construction […]
At the EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, the Dutch company KCI has presented its Double Slip Joint (DSJ) concept to the offshore wind community. KCI’s DSJ is a patented solution to replace grouted or bolted connections between monopile and transition piece. With the DSJ, a simple alternative for a permanent non-moving rigid connection is now available. […]
The past decade has witnessed significant developments in policies for renewable energy. Previously, less than 50 countries worldwide had support policies for renewable energy; this number now stands at more than 130. As a result of political and financial support, investments in renewables have risen dramatically in recent years claims Frost & Sullivan. Their new analysis, […]
As the 2015 Maryland General Assembly kicked off Wednesday, activists packed Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House to call for action in 2015 to double the state’s use of clean electricity like wind and solar. The rally was headlined by a broad array of social justice, environmental, faith, labor and business leaders, who […]
GDF SUEZ yesterday announced that it plans to double its renewable energy generation capacity in Europe from 8GW recorded in mid-2014 to 16GW by 2025. The company said that it will especially focus its business on marine renewable sources. At the moment, most of GDF’s renewable operations are within hydropower, onshore wind and solar sectors. However, […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has received two separate innovation awards last week from the Australian Institute of Management WA and the Australian Water Association WA. Carnegie Wave Energy Limited was recognised as a world leader in the wave energy industry at the 2014 Australian Institute of Management WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards, for […]