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17 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]

19 March 2019 R&D

Explosive growth in the offshore wind sector and aggressive renewables targets in India are expected to drive a ten-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2% in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “Target compliance in India is likely to bifurcate the next decade’s outlook, […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]

21 February 2019 Business & Finance

An estimated 5-10% of the global workforce in wind energy is trained to GWO standards, according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). At the end of 2018, 74,432 persons, which represents a 65% increase, held a valid certificate for the training, the non-profit reported. In addition, 68 new GWO certified training sites were added last year, a 31% […]

12 February 2019 Business & Finance

Wind energy has hit new records in Great Britain as 15.32GW of capacity was produced on Friday, 8 February, according to the UK National Grid. The 15.32GW provided 36% of Britain’s electricity demand between 12:15 and 1:45 p.m. local time beating the previous record of 15.04GW set on 18 December 2018. “At one of the […]

30 October 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has signed a three-year contract with offshore support vessel provider Wind Energy Marine.

26 October 2018

Dutch energy major Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as a board level member.

18 October 2018

The main driver behind the forecast that wind energy will become the largest power source in the European Union well before 2030 is the EU’s decision to raise the 2030 renewable energy target to 32%, which has come as a result of the industry and government’s conclusions that the 27% target set in 2016 is not enough, given the progress made within the sector.

5 October 2018

With wind energy to make up for around a third of global electricity production by 2050, there is a strong case for energy suppliers to be part of that energy landscape.

13 September 2018 Industry Contribution

By Giordano Toninelli, Area Sales Manager, Faccin SPA In recent years, wind energy has become one of the most common renewable energy sources, leading the transition away from fossil fuels. The industry has been moving forward relentlessly throughout innovation and change, thus improving its competitive cost, and an assertive policy of developing renewable energies by […]

1 August 2018

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has become a member of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body representing the global wind industry, whose board of directors MHI Vestas representatives will soon join.

26 July 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has proposed a rule that would establish an offshore wind funding mechanism known as an Offshore Wind Energy Certificate (OREC).

22 June 2018 R&D

The Germany-based SkySails Power, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions and Leibniz University Hannover are developing and testing a fully automated airborne wind energy system.

9 April 2018 R&D, Technology

Ampyx Power, a Netherlands-based developer of airborne wind energy technology, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN (Energy Research Centre Netherlands), MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Mocean Offshore. The consortium researched the offshore application of floating […]

6 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Sierra Club’s New Jersey chapter has voiced its opinion over the 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm after a bill reviving the pilot project was approved by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on 22 March. The organisation is looking at the project as not being the best option to reach the state’s offshore wind targets.

19 March 2018

On Saturday, 17 March, wind farms across the UK reached a record output of around 14GW, supplying approximately 37% of the country’s electricity at one point during the day, according to data from Drax Electric Insights.

26 January 2018 Authorities

On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism. 

23 January 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Hibiki Wind Energy signed an agreement with Kitakyushu city on 10 January, laying out the basic matters regarding the project to set up and operate the 229MW Hibikinada offshore wind farm in the Kitakyushu Port area. 

13 September 2017

Four halls of the HUSUM Wind fair were evacuated today due to strong winds from a storm. The exhibitors and other visitors were asked to leave the lightweight halls 1-4, and gather in hall 5, which is in the main building, Offshore WIND team attending the event reports. 

11 September 2017

On 9 September, a new visitor centre was opened in Østerild, where some of the largest offshore wind turbines are being tested. The visitor centre will open the doors annually for up to 50,000 visitors, according to the Danish Wind Energy Association (DWIA). 

7 August 2017 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project offshore Massachusetts.

7 June 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

UK-based Wind Energy Marine has placed an order for two wind farm support vessels (WFSVs) with the French shipbuilder Piriou.

6 June 2017

The Offshore Wind Energy 2017 exhibition and conference has started in London and the Offshore WIND team has hit the ground running.

12 May 2017 Business & Finance

New Bedford Wind Energy Center today (12 May) published an article on the status of offshore wind energy in the United States, saying that the administration of President Donald Trump, who advocated oil and gas exploration and resurrection of the coal industry throughout the presidential election process, is not likely to stop the growth of the offshore wind industry in the U.S.

3 February 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and Vattenfall have joined forces to roll out an educational project for people across the UK’s North East who are interested in learning more about offshore wind energy. ASC and Vattenfall, the company behind the 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), have developed a series of public events and outreach activities themed around offshore […]

16 December 2016

Several industry executives from the wind energy sector in Asia have formed Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA), which was launched today. AsiaWEA has been established as the leading organisation for the onshore and offshore wind industry in Asia-Pacific.  “Our mission is to establish and promote wind power as the solution to the region’s rapidly growing […]