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18 April 2019 R&D

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 […]

15 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

GE Renewable Energy and GMB Civiel BV have selected Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the foundation design for Haliade-X 12MW, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine. The design is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top and a 28m diameter, said to meet the technical requirements without over-dimensioning. RHDHV said that […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

12 April 2019 Ports & Logistics

GE Renewable Energy is currently preparing the site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, for installation of its Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype. Preparations of the site which will host the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine are being carried out in partnership with Future Wind. The two companies signed an agreement at the beginning of the year […]

11 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]

1 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed a firm order to provide five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating wind project in Scotland. The order was signed in 2018 with Cobra Wind International Limited (CWIL), the UK offshore division of Spain’s  Cobra Group. The turbines will be installed in spring 2020 and will include a 10-year service […]

1 April 2019 Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

Future Wind has organized a ground-breaking event in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to mark the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype. Earlier this year, GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands, signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind […]

27 March 2019 R&D

Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]

20 March 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Japanese Utility Tohoku Electric Power (TEP) has invested in the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind project in Japan. Renova is leading the development of the project which is planned to have a power generating capacity of approximately 700MW, making it one of the largest offshore wind farms in Japan. The company said it is currently engaged in dialogues […]

19 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Anbaric has filed a request with ISO-New England for a 1,200MW HVDC interconnection to a substation in Brayton Point, Massachusetts, that would collect energy produced by offshore wind projects. According to Anbaric, the proposal will offer expanded wind generation procurements off Massachusetts resulting from the recent federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) auctions of offshore […]

28 February 2019 Technology

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Vestas have announced a V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate wind turbine designed to handle extreme weather conditions. The V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate is being introduced at the 2019 Japan Wind Expo to highlight the turbine’s specific suitability for many project sites exposed to a severe climate in Japan and Asia, Vestas said. The […]

21 February 2019 R&D, Technology

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). GDG has been working with GE Renewable Energy to develop optimized XL Monopile soil-structure interaction models to support GE’s development of optimized foundation designs for […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]

4 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine has been installed on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Norther NV, the owner and developer of the project, said. The wind turbines are being transported in sets of four by Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus from Vlissingen in the Netherlands and installed […]

16 January 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind, a joint venture of Pondera Development and Sif, have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam this summer. The agreement, which will see the Haliade-X 12MW prototype installed onshore to facilitate access for testing, includes five years of testing and […]

16 January 2019 R&D, Technology

Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]

15 January 2019 R&D, Technology

GRI Renewable Industries has started manufacturing a tower for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Sevilla, Spain. The work on the tower for the prototype started at the end of December, the company said. GE announced in March 2018 its plans to invest over USD 400 million over the next three to five […]

10 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has received consent for a 216MW offshore wind farm off the northern coast of Dayu island, Daishan county. In November, the developer obtained a pre-approval from the Zhoushan Ocean and Fishery Bureau (ZSOAF) to use the area for an offshore wind project, with ZSOAF leaving a 20-day period for public comments. […]

19 December 2018 Wind Farm Update

Denmark has narrowed down the list of sites that could accommodate the country’s next large-scale offshore wind farm. It will be built either in the North Sea, close to Horns Rev 3 and Vesterhav Syd, or at the Kriegers Flak area in the Baltic Sea. 

19 December 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has unanimously voted to reject the proposal to install the 25MW Nautilus offshore wind demonstration project off the coast of Atlantic City.

6 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas and Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited have signed a firm turbine supply order for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.

4 December 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Ampyx Power has partnered with DSM to develop a tether for its Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that is sized to generate a capacity of up to 2MW.

27 November 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project.

16 November 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind has launched three newly-developed smart offshore wind turbines including a model with a capacity of 8MW, and a model with the largest rotor diameter in the world.

15 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the development of a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that can help boost offshore wind turbine outputs to beyond 10MW. 

9 November 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a solicitation seeking 800MW or more of new offshore wind projects, which will lead to the state having its first large-scale offshore wind development contracts in place in the spring of 2019.