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Siemens Gamesa has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to EUR 4,651 million in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, said to be supported by strong performance in the Offshore and Service segments. The company saw a 7% increase in revenue in the second quarter of FY 2019, to EUR 2,389 million, also […]
Record-breaking turbines, new offshore wind tenders... read the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the first month of 2019. Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The prototype is expected to be installed this year, with commercial market […]
Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras will invest USD 417 million (approx. EUR 365 million) in wind energy, solar energy and biofuels from 2019 to 2023. This has been set out in the company’s new Business and Management Plan (BMP), released on 5 December together with its 2040 Strategic Plan, of which the BMP is an […]
Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras will invest USD 417 million (approx. EUR 365 million) in wind energy, solar energy and biofuels from 2019 to 2023.
The UK has once again extended the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession until April 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s Budget for FY 2019, proposed to the U.S. Congress on 12 February, requests USD 30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE), with DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Office witnessing a cut of a little more than 65% compared to the budget enacted for 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of USD 179.3 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under a total budget for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) of USD 11.7 billion.
Polenergia plans to start constructing the 600MW Baltic Środkowy III (Baltic Middle III) offshore wind farm in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea in 2019, with the commissioning of the wind farm planned for 2021 or 2022. The Polish energy company has recently become the first operator in Poland to obtain an environmental permit for the […]
EnBW is examining basic economic and technical conditions for a possible implementation of its Albatros offshore wind project and has thus recently initiated tenders for the supply of wind turbines, foundations and offshore substation, as well as inter-array cabling, for which potential suppliers had until last night to prequalify". "By initiating tendering procedures we will determine in the next few […]
E.ON has awarded DNV GL with a project certification contract for the new Arkona offshore wind farm, which covers inspection phases from manufacturing, transport, installation, to the commissioning of the wind farm. Having worked on the project since 2014, DNV GL was initially appointed by E.ON for the full design assessment of the wind farm’s […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has reported a 76% increase in offshore wind turbine volume in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 with the sale of 609MWe. The offshore segment contributed to a 7% rise year-on-year of the company's total wind turbine volume, which amounted to 2,129MWe. In the period of October-November, Siemens Gamesa saw a EUR 2.262 […]
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has made available Offshore Wind Business and Workforce Development Grant Programs for the Fiscal Year 2019.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed a veteran regulatory attorney to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the offshore wind sector in the U.S. As Senior Director of Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Smith Morton will lead AWEA efforts in coordination with member companies to resolve permitting and regulatory challenges impacting offshore wind […]
The Carbon Trust has contracted four companies to carry out a study on the moorings and anchoring systems for floating offshore wind in challenging environments. The companies that will undertake the study are Leask Marine, Wood Thilsted, First Energy Development and Exeter Consulting. According to Leask Marine, the work includes conducting assessments for very shallow […]
Senator of Massachusetts Edward J. Markey, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation said to spur the growth of offshore wind in the U.S. by extending tax credits for the renewable energy industry. The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act would extend the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind through 2025. Offshore wind […]
The Governor of Maine Janet Mills has signed into law legislation that will bring the contract approval for the Maine Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project. The LD 994 legislation requires the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the power purchase contract for the 12MW demonstration wind farm, after delaying the decision on the agreement in January […]
The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind. Under the MoU signed in Aberdeen, the two parties agreed to cooperate on offshore wind supply chain project activities. "We work extensively with supply chain companies and especially those diversifying from oil […]
The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]
Danish wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has opened its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts. The office will focus on project activity, sales, and market strategy as MHI Vestas gears up for the installation of its V164-9.5 MW turbines at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm. “Choosing Boston, and now opening the office, shows MHI Vestas’ […]
Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order by wpd offshore to supply turbines to the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Located approximately six kilometers from shore in the Taiwan Strait, the Yunlin wind farm will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. This first firm order in Asia Pacific (APAC) for the […]
Ordtek has secured a contract to provide specialist unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management advice prior to the construction of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The UK-based company has already provided research on the military history of the area for naval conflicts, aerial bombing and munition dumping sites. Additionally, Ordtek completed a geophysical data interpretation of the […]
Floating Power Plant (FPP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to investigate and develop a potential deployment of FPP’s technology in the PLOCAN test facilities in Gran Canaria. FPP intends to deploy a commercial scale version of its hybrid floating wind and wave energy device in […]
The UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a new task force dedicated to finding innovative solutions to make the best use of electricity generated by renewable sources, including offshore wind. The Solving the Integration Challenge research project is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal announced in March, RenewableUK said. A group of experts and […]
Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford is conducting physical model testing for a new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed […]
A consortium of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares has completed the wind resource assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) wind farm zone. The assessment included determining the wind climate for the area and verifying it by using data from met masts and floating buoys with measuring instruments on them. The data was then combined with […]
Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]