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Offshore WIND's most read news from 12 to 18 November 2018.
When it comes to emerging offshore wind markets, Taiwan, India and the U.S. have been in the spotlight over the last few years and especially in 2018. Nevertheless, a few new areas made the offshore wind map over the last year, beyond those already well known and ready for takeoff. Offshore wind is not only expanding as new markets emerge globally, but also as the countries with existing offshore wind farms and those under development already eye earmarking further areas where offshore wind turbines could be installed.
Ørsted will pause and revisit its project activities, the project timelines, and local commitments in Taiwan after not receiving an establishment permit in time to sign a 2018 power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower for the Changhua 1 and 2a projects.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE's capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind.
Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]
Mussel Farming Begins at Belwind OWF On 15 November, a bio mussel force line was installed at the Belwind offshore wind farm as part of a research project investigating mussel farming at offshore wind farms. Ballast Nedam Re-Entering Offshore Wind Sector A few years after the sale of its offshore wind activities, the Netherlands-based construction […]
If the UK’s renewable energy continues to grow in current pace, it will surpass nuclear power by 2018, a new research study released by RenewableUK shows. Based on the findings by 2015 one out of 10 UK households will be powered by renewables. Wind energy input rose by a quarter in the last two years […]
EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) deployed one of its specialist vessels at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm site in early November 2018 to secure the shipping traffic during construction.
The Crown Estate has invited registration for a second market engagement event for a potential new offshore wind leasing round in the UK on Monday 26 November 2018.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed contracts with South Korea's Samkang M&T and Hyundai Steel Industries for the supply of jacket foundations for the 900MW Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan. Samkang M&T will manufacture and deliver 28 jacket foundations, and Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries 27 units, according to Korean media. […]
Denmark's Municipality of Esbjerg has signed an agreement to establish cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy with South Korea's Ulsan Metropolitan City. In February 2019, the Royal Danish Embassy in Korea entered a cooperation agreement on renewable energy with the Ulsan Metropolitan City. Recently, Ulsan Metropolitan City has announced its objective to transform […]
The first wind turbine nacelles built by Senvion for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II wind farm have started their journey to the Buss Terminal Eemshaven in the Netherlands. The first of the 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines are expected to be installed at the site some 40 kilometres north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea […]
E.ON has reported an increase in earnings in the renewables segment for the 2018 financial year, principally due to the commissioning of a new offshore wind project in the UK and the inclusion of wind farms in the U.S. The company's renewables segment saw EUR 521 million in adjusted EBIT, a EUR 67 million rise, […]
By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]
FoundOcean has completed grouting operations at the Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. Norther is currently being built within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Belgium, approximately 23 kilometers from the port of Zeebrugge. The 370MW wind farm consists of 44 MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines and one Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS). The average depth […]
The Crown Estate is reviewing the feedback on its proposals for the fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK, which will help finalize the plans. An update on the plans will be shared before a proposed launch and once The Crown Estate reviews all the feedback from the market and shareholders and considers […]
Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services during the construction of the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm. Waves Group is currently providing MWS services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, wind turbines, export cables, and two offshore substations. Associated operations include loadouts, installations, and pulling in cables to both […]
Vineyard Wind LLC has filed an emergency motion to stay the conduct of the ISO New England (ISO-NE) LLC Forward Capacity Auction with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The developer of the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has requested that the procedure, which started on 4 February, is halted until FERC responds to a petition […]
EEW Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd. (EEW OSB) has completed the work scope for Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind project. EEW OSB was tasked with manufacturing 86 out of 174 transition pieces (TPs) for the project. EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH (EEW SPC), EEW OSB’s parent company, is manufacturing the 174 monopiles for the wind farm. The […]
Crown Estate Scotland has decided it will launch the next round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters in July 2019 at the earliest. The decision comes despite the announcement in November 2018 that the leasing round will be launched in April at the earliest. According to Crown Estate Scotland, the final timing of the […]