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US Senators Bill Cassidy and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, bipartisan legislation authorizing offshore wind energy development in the exclusive economic zones adjacent to US territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Currently, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) does not allow […]
A bill that would authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to US territories has passed the US House of Representatives.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate will open the bidding procedure for developers interested in building the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III and IV offshore wind farms without subsidies in March 2019.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has contracted COWI A/S to screen parts of the North and Baltic Seas to find new potential locations for offshore wind farms to be built.
The US House Committee on Natural Resources has unanimously passed the Offshore Wind for Territories Act that would amend federal law to authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to all five US territories. The Natural Resources Committee has unanimously reported the bill to the full House of Representatives for consideration. […]
On 9 March, the Cabinet of Japan decided on a bill to establish basic rules for development of offshore wind power in the general common sea area, and will now submit the draft legislation to the National Diet.
Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) has urged the Japanese government to introduce a new law which will allow construction of offshore wind farms in the ”general common sea area”.
The project company Ferme Eolienne Flottante de Groix & Belle-Île (FEFGBI) and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) have jointly filed applications for the construction and operation of the pilot floating wind farm in the French part of the Atlantic ocean and its electrical connection.
The European Commission has found that 11 producers of underground and submarine high voltage power cables operated a cartel, and has imposed fines totalling €301,639,000. Such cables are typically used to connect generation capacity to the electricity grid or to interconnect power grids in different countries. Large infrastructure and renewable energy projects such as offshore […]
The rapid expansion of the sustainable energy sector is helping fuel the growth of CTruk, an Essex company, after it successfully tapped into GROW:OffshoreWind, a national support programme run in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). CTruk designs and builds a range of high-speed marine craft and has established itself as a market leader […]
EDF Energies Nouvelles and wpd offshore, two key players in European offshore wind energy, have announced the signing of a partnership agreement. The agreement formalizes both groups’ decision to combine their expertise in the French government’s second call for tenders, with a view to continuing the development of offshore wind energy in France and pursuing […]
Poland The first efforts aiming at the development of the offshore wind farms in Poland took place in the last decade but were unsuccessful due to controversial location (within Natura2000), unfavourable legislation and the lack of relevant knowledge of public administration. Development of the technology and successful implementation of investment projects in other EU countries […]
In Normandy today, GDF SUEZ Chairman and CEO Gérard Mestrallet, VINCI CEO Xavier Huillard, CDC Infrastructure CEO Jean Bensaïd and AREVA CEO Luc Oursel highlighted their energy, economic and social plan connected with the call for bids to site 3,000 MW of wind power off France’s coasts starting in 2015. They were greeted during the […]
15,000 MW of cumulative installations; 10,500 turbines; covering over 1,800 customers across 25 countries Accounts for nearly nine per cent of the world’s total wind [email protected] Capacity can generate enough green energy to power more than thirteen million households annually Offsets ~27 million tonnes of CO2e* annually, equivalent to planting ~1,275 million trees Pune: Suzlon […]
General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the Company), a global leader in the wire and cable industry, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), has been awarded a major order by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH, a subsidiary of the German-based transmission network operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, to provide a complete turn-key solution including the supply and […]
The Dutch Council of State has made final wind farm site decisions for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm sites III and IV irrevocable after rejecting appeals from three parties. The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender comprises two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]
The future operator of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farms will not be exempt from paying the seabed lease fee for the portions of the wind farms situated within the 12-mile zone of the Dutch territories in the North Sea, according to Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. […]
Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2018 brought together 550 exhibitors and over 10,000 unique visitors in halls 1, 2 & 3 of Amsterdam RAI. The conference and side events attracted over 1,000 delegates. The next Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference takes place on 7, 8 and 9 October 2019. Offshore Energy 2018 kicked off […]
Universal Foundation has established a cooperation with Hitachi Zosen for a feasibility study to assess the application of mono bucket technology at an offshore wind project in Japan.
The Offshore WIND editorial team brings you a list of what, in our opinion, were the most significant developments in the offshore wind industry in 2017. Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for […]
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a 14-day seabed clearance project on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project, located approximately 13km off the Caithness coast.
Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is to deliver up to four of its 6.2M152 wind turbines adapted to the floating offshore foundation developed by the EolMed consortium, led by Quadran, after the consortium won an approval to construct a 24MW pilot floating wind project in the French Mediterranean Sea. The French Environment and Energy Management Agency […]
NIRAS and Intertek have been appointed by Energinet.dk and National Grid Viking Link Limited as marine consultants to assist with the permitting of Viking Link, a proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector between Great Britain and Denmark. Betina Heron, Executive Director for Environment and Energy in NIRAS, said: “This contract reinforces our expertise in permitting and EIA for […]
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a series of technology papers exploring the potential for power generation and other sustainable applications from ocean energy. The papers cover the main features and current status of four technology types: tidal energy; wave energy; ocean thermal energy conversion; and salinity gradient energy. Describing ocean thermal energy […]
Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has raised more than £1 million from a panel of local business angels and the Welsh Government. The company, co-founded by Swansea University graduates Dr Gareth Stockman and Dr Graham Foster in 2009, will use […]
E.ON distribution system operators (DSOs) in Germany will put up to 180 new voltage-regulated distribution transformers (VRDTs) into service by the end of the year. About 60 of the VRDTs, which incorporate technology from Bavaria-based Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR), are already operational. The nationwide rollout, which will encompass all of E.ON’s distribution systems in Germany, makes […]