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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. […]
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.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a new agreement with Jutlandia Terminal covering loading of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines onto installation vessels at the Port of Esbjerg.
After Engie and EDP Renewable (EDPR) announced they are jointly taking part in the next stage of the third offshore wind call for tenders in France, the country will further see Iberdrola, EDF EN, and wpd participating in the new “competitive dialogue” tendering process.
At 20:25 (GMT) on 14 December, the final blade of the 32nd V164-8.0 MW turbine at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project to utilise what is currently the world’s most powerful wind turbine. A2SEA’s vessel Sea Installer was deployed to install the turbines […]
DONG Energy, RWE, E.ON, Iberdrola, Vattenfall, Statoil, SSE, EnBW and Statkraft have joined Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, bringing in GBP 6.4 million (approx. EUR 7.5 million) to help reduce the cost of offshore wind power below GBP 100/MWh by 2020. The fund of EUR 7.5 million that the companies will jointly invest in […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order from EDF Energy Renewables for five V164-8.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 41.5 MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. The V164-8.0 MW turbines – rated with a capacity of 8MW – have been optimised for the project, utilising a power mode to be able to deliver […]
Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]
A consortium of five international energy companies has taken the initiative to launch the DEPONS (Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea) research project, which aims to study how the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea is affected when new offshore wind farms are built. Spearheading the consortium is […]
Massive offshore platforms, which convert and transmit power from offshore wind farms, got a leading role in Siemens’ latest video called Giants of the North Sea. HelWin alpha, BorWin beta and SylWin alpha transformer platforms are built at Nordic Yards’ facilities in Wismar and Warnemünde. These structures are approximately high as a 10-story house, large as […]
The French railway equipment and energy company is looking to acquire one of the European wind energy giants, reported Les Echos. Alstom is eyeing German Repower, Gamesa from Spain, and Danish Vestas. The company has already begun negotiations with Suzlon, REpower Indian owner. Yesterday, the Financial Times Deutschland reported that the Suzlon is seeking a […]
Two wind energy giants receive up to GBP 250 million a year in subsidies, reports North West Evening Mail A Swedish company, Vattenfall, which owns six windfarms in Britain, including the Ormonde windfarm off Walney, will receive GBP 139 million. Dong Energy, a wind power company from Denmark, with four windfarms – two off Walney, […]
Nine of the world’s largest renewable energy developers have come together to form a new group, that places health and safety at the forefront of all offshore wind activity and developments – G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association Limited. The new forum, to be known as G9, will aim to create and deliver world […]
ENERGY giants have been warned to rethink investing in Scotland after a leading finance group raised fears over independence and its impact… By Tim Sharp, Kate Devlin and Michael Settle (heraldscotland) [mappress] Source: heraldscotland, November 02, 2011;
NORTH and East Yorkshire businesses were urged to get involved in an industry expected to create 10,000 new jobs at an event in York… By Julie Hayes (yorkpress) [mappress] Source: yorkpress, February 11, 2011
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy came in first on the world’s top wind turbine manufacturers list in 2017 and overtook the spot Vestas had been holding, according to the latest report from GlobalData. At the end of the last year, Siemens Gamesa had 9.43GW of installed wind turbines, while Vestas held 7.52GW, accounting for 18% and 14.3% market share, respectively.
Swancor aims to have 520MW of offshore wind installed in Taiwanese waters by 2020 and reach 2.6GW by 2025, according to its latest press release.
With the latest Dutch tender in process, we said farewell to 2017 and can now welcome 2018 with wishes for it to resume in similar manner as it is most likely to begin: with a concession contract for a project awarded at the first subsidy-free tender.
The first of the five gravity based foundations built at the Neptune dry dock in Newcastle by the Royal BAM Group for the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has begun its journey down the River Tyne, EDF Energy Renewables said.
By John Spee, Investment Projects & Acquisition at Noord-Holland Noord The Dutch harbour city Den Helder has grown the last 40 years into a key offshore hub for the Central and Southern North Sea. Now with the transition from Oil & Gas to renewables on the horizon, the region sees a leading role for itself. The […]
The UK launched the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction on 3 April, the same day the deadline was set for developers to place bids at Germany’s first competitive offshore wind tender. This month is significant for offshore wind in France as well, as the selection phase of the country’s new competitive dialogue tendering process will begin.
Oil and gas giant Shell plans on increasing investments in its newly-established New Energies division to up to USD 1 billion a year by the end of the decade, according to our sister site Offshore Energy Today.
France will start the first phase of the competitive dialogue procedure for the offshore wind area off Oléron in the Atlantic in the following months as part of the country’s Round 3 tender.
Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves Ahead TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will sign a trilateral agreement on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union. Nordsee One Turbines Taking Shape (Gallery) […]
The European Commission will decide on the Siemens-Gamesa merger by 13 March. The deal involves Gamesa absorbing Siemens’s wind power assets in exchange for newly-issued shares in Gamesa, with Siemens owning 59% of the new company and Iberdrola retaining an 8% interest.
Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore’s Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.