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Polish state-owned power producer Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has withdrawn from bringing the country's first nuclear power plant to realisation and decided to focus on building offshore wind farms instead, according to Reuters, which cites two sources confirming this.
Poland's transmission system operator (TSO) Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) has launched a survey to determine how much generation capacity is currently in the country's pipeline with proposed offshore wind projects, and what their status is, to support further phases of planning the grid development.
K2 Management has opened an office in Gdynia, Poland, in support of the growing wind and solar markets in Eastern and Central Europe.
Offshore wind industry must quickly respond to a changing global risk profile in order to avoid large-scale financial losses, GCube Insurance said. As the offshore wind sector expands globally, prices fall, and technology evolves, asset owners and investors are becoming increasingly exposed to technical and supply chain risks, alongside natural catastrophe and extreme weather, the renewable […]
Siemens has placed multi-million pound contracts with companies across the UK for the construction of the transmission infrastructure for the Moray East offshore wind farm. As the lead contractor for onshore transmission infrastructure construction works for the 950MW wind farm, Siemens has placed several subcontracts since work began in September 2018. BAM Nuttall has been […]
Siemens Gamesa has received a conditional order for the supply of turbines for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. Siemens Gamesa will provide 47 of its SG8.0-167 DD turbines and is in charge of the full servicing for a period of 20 years, including the provision of spare parts and tools. The firm order is subject to […]
The Dutch IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the seabed. IHC IQIP has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the BLUE Hammer, as it believes this technology "has a big future" and is a logical step in the further development and growth of offshore wind. […]
A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]
North East England's supply chain is "fit and ready" to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]
German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has concluded a 30MW contract with Renexia for the first offshore wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean Sea. The wind farm will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122 turbines installed in front of Taranto harbour on monopile foundations in water depths ranging from 3 to 18 metres. The installation and the commissioning […]
Vattenfall has contracted Van Oord for the transport and installation of the foundations for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.
Eneco has concluded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium.
The European Union has awarded a EUR 1.4 million research grant to the GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) project aimed at optimizing the design of offshore wind turbines.
Van Oord has installed, in cooperation with the North Sea Foundation, the Natuur & Milieu organisation, and Eneco, reef balls and cages containing flat oysters within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden.
Norway's Equinor and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy met with Nippon Foundation in Tokyo to discuss offshore wind collaboration, GCE NODE said.
Van Oord has won a contract to install inter-array cables on Ørsted's Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
NYSERDA and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the continued cooperation regarding strategies and solutions for the development of offshore wind energy.
Finnish automated welding specialist Pemamek has received an order to supply automation lines for offshore wind turbine tower and foundation production to the Portuguese renewable energy company, ASM Industries (ASMI).
The renewables engineering consultancy K2 Management has agreed to acquire independent energy engineering consultancy, Cruz Atcheson.
Van Oord and Eneco, together with the North Sea Foundation and the Natuur & Milieu organization, are launching the Rich North Sea project dedicated to restoring natural underwater features around offshore wind farms.
Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa have signed a subcontract to supply wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project founded by Dominion Energy.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Section 401 water quality certificate of approval to Icebreaker Windpower Inc., confirming that the Icebreaker offshore wind project in the Lake Erie complies with federal standards relating to water pollution.
Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, the 588MW Beatrice, has started generating power for the first time.
Van Oord has ordered lifting slings from Cortland, a global ropes and slings specialist, for the installation of monopiles and transition pieces at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany.
Shell Global Solutions International BV has officially joined the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust’s collaborative RD&D programme.
The State of Connecticut has selected Deepwater Wind's 200MW Revolution Wind project under the recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals, marking the state's first procurement of offshore wind.