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The offshore wind industry is expected to grow to 120GW total installed capacity by 2030. In North-West Europe, the North, Irish and Baltic Seas are relatively shallow and have sandy bottoms. While most seas in the world have rock-like bottoms and deeper waters.
Building offshore wind parks without subsidy has hailed a new phase in the development of offshore wind. Next to that, the LCOE of offshore wind has dropped dramatically in the last ten years.
Europe has led the development of offshore wind over the past decades. Producing, researching and innovations have led to ever-increasing wind turbines up to 12MW and faster installation methods.
While Offshore WIND team started preparing for our 2019 conference even before the 2018 one kicked off and the preparations are now well underway, we bring you an overview of the news from our now last year’s event:
Are you ready for the new dawn in offshore wind? At the Offshore Wind Conference 2018 (OWC 2018), you can discover how you and your company can prepare for the new industry standards throughout several sessions that jointly aim to cover everything needed to get the full picture of what lies ahead.
The Netherlands has a solid and internationally acclaimed policy regarding the development of offshore wind that has resulted in zero-subsidy bids for projects that will be built after 2020.
The Global Wind Summit 2018 has officially started in Hamburg, Germany.
In 2018, the first subsidy-free tender was won. What will this mean for the future of offshore wind farms?
Damen Shipyards Group, Ampelmann and VEEM demonstrated the capabilities of their joint marine access solution – a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009 equipped with an Ampelmann L-type gangway and two VEEM VG 260SD gyro stabilisers – at the end of June on Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies.
The changing energy climate offers challenges for all industries within the whole energy mix. Tackling these challenges will mean new technologies, more (cross-sector) collaboration and increased innovation. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference offers companies from oil, gas, marine energy and offshore wind a platform to meet, discuss and showcase in an international environment. Offshore wind naturally plays an important part in the event.
Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has signed a contract with ScottishPower Renewable to carry out an offshore readiness assessment to ensure East Anglia ONE is ready to complete the offshore works in an efficient and safe manner.
UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) and German company Multiversum have entered a partnership to provide pre-construction offshore wind measurement services as well as specific advice on fixed and floating LiDAR measurements.
After intense deliberation with various educational institutions and companies, the date for the twelfth Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) has been selected as Wednesday 28th of March 2018.
The Dutch Government is expected to issue a call for tenders for the Borssele Wind Farm Site V (BWFS V) on 2 January 2018, with a deadline for final bid submissions on 18 January 2018.
As reported recently, the upcoming offshore wind tender in the Netherlands will also have a zero-subsidy round, just like the one before it. According to Hans Timmers, Chairman of the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the level of the electricity price, growing market and stable demand and supply make up the grounds for holding a subsidy-free tender.
The increase of power supply from renewable energy sources, in particular offshore wind, and the decrease of conventional supply demands a new energy system that offers energy security.
After years of steady growth for offshore wind, developments are set to follow thick and fast. Soon, the world will see a substantial increase in offshore wind that will change the industry.