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LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has made its first trip outside the factory. Final preparations for the shipment of the LM 107.0 P blade to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands are now […]
The Limburg investment holding company Nuhma has launched a cooperative through which Belgian citizens and partnerships can now invest in offshore wind projects Nuhma is involved in. The first company in which the general public can invest via the ECO2050 cooperative is Z-Kracht. Z-Kracht, a division of Nuhma, holds shares in and has financed the operational […]
The first cable to connect Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) plug to the Belgian grid made landfall in early May, with the second cable expected to reach the shore later this month, the Belgian offshore grid operator said. The first cable was connected to the mainland, where it was then connected to the existing onshore underground […]
LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]
Kvaerner has signed a contract with Equinor to study how floating concrete substructures for offshore wind turbines to the planned Hywind Tampen project in the North Sea can be designed and constructed. The objectives of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) assignment are to further mature the design of the concrete substructures, to identify appropriate […]
Iberdrola has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea. According to MHI Vestas, the contract includes the supply of up to 52 V174-9.5 MW turbines for the 476MW project, which will be the first offshore wind farm to feature this model. […]
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian research institute Sintef have further solidified their cooperation in offshore wind with the start of a new joint research center. The new center, Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center - NOWRIC, is expected to develop better and reasonable solutions […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has expanded its presence at the Port of Oostende in Belgium with the opening of a new office location. MHI Vestas is already an established company in the offshore wind industry at the port facility. The MHI Vestas turbines are operated by Parkwind on Northwind (72 turbines), Belwind (55 turbines) and Nobelwind (50 […]
Markets Outlook: Belgian Offshore Platform Offshore wind energy in Belgium There are currently 8 offshore wind projects in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) representing a total installed capacity of 2.267MW offshore wind energy. In 2018, five projects, C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind and Rentel, representing 1.186MW, are fully operational and meet the electricity needs of about […]
UK offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has revealed plans to build the 3.4GW Ke Ga offshore wind farm in Vietnam.
Siemens Gamesa has received the order for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from Seamade NV.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's Oleg Strashnov has started installing the jacket foundation for Elia's Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
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.
Triodos Bank has entered the Belgian offshore wind market with a financial loan for the Northwester 2 project.
Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Mercator took a breather from its usual activities on the Belgian offshore wind farms Belwind and Nobelwind to participate in an anti-terror exercise.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Belgium's support of a maximum of EUR 3.5 billion for three offshore wind projects in the Belgian North Sea.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project offshore Portugal.
Equinor and its partners in the Snorre and Gullfaks licences have secured a portion of funding necessary for the project to power these two oil and gas fields on the Norwegian continental shelf with floating offshore wind turbines.
Developers of the Mermaid and the Seastar wind farms in the Belgian North Sea have merged the two projects into one - the 487.2MW Seamade.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved financing for an unnamed offshore wind project in Belgium as part of the EUR 3.4 billion investment package for renewable energy, energy efficiency, Near Zero Energy Buildings, hydropower and district heating projects.
Belgium's Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium, part of the Sumitomo Corporation, have submitted a notification of concentration to the European Commission for the acquisition of the joint control over Northwester 2.
The European Commission has approved the restructuring of ownership over the Seastar and Mermaid offshore wind farms to be built in the Belgian North Sea.
Swan Hunter has completed export cable load-in operations for a Belgian offshore wind project.
Polish state-owned utility Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has announced a tender offer to acquire a 100% stake in Poland's largest privately-owned energy company - Polenergia.
Poland's largest private energy group Polenergia and Norway's Equinor (formerly Statoil) have officially signed the agreement to jointly own and develop two offshore wind projects in the Polish Baltic Sea with a combined capacity of 1,200MW.
Vattenfall is currently installing eleven MHI Vestas wind turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, including the two of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.