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  • 13 June 2012

    ETI CEO Dr David Clarke responds to the Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Pathways study and the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force Report. David Clarke, Chief Executive and contributor to the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force Report: “The UK is in a fortunate position to have the opportunity to harness offshore wind […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The tender for the 700MW Borssele I&II offshore wind farm zones has attracted 38 bids and the first impression is that the wind developers have put a lot of effort in driving down the costs, the Dutch media cited Henk Kamp, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs, as saying. The bids show that the cost of building the two […]

  • 14 June 2012

    ScottishPower comments the report launched by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force showing that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years.  Welcoming the report, Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Renewables CEO and Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Developers’ Forum said: “The Offshore wind industry […]

  • 6 July 2016

    TenneT has congratulated DONG Energy for winning the tender to build the wind farms off the coast of Borssele and pointed out that a “globally unique” tendering process approach in the Netherlands leads to drastic reductions in the cost of offshore wind. TenneT’s CEO Mel Kroon said: “The result of the first tender Borssele is very positive to […]

  • 22 August 2013

    A new study of Prognos AG and The Fichtner Group arrives at the conclusion that the cost of electricity from offshore wind power can be reduced by about one third if offshore wind power is consistently developed over the next ten years. “The identified cost reduction potentials are based on the assumption that offshore wind […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Crown Estate has published its latest report aimed at improving the performance of the offshore wind sector, focusing on the more effective use of jack-up vessels to help bring down costs in the maintenance of offshore wind turbines.  By working with industry to identify common challenges and opportunities, the report draws a number of […]

  • 31 March 2011

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has started the search for organisations and consortia capable of designing and demonstrating low-…   (energytechnologies) [mappress] Source: energytechnologies, March 31, 2011

  • 9 July 2012

    The 4th Annual Wind Turbine Supply Chain Conference 2012 by Wind Energy Update will address the recommendations from the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force to provide delegates with the best supply chain strategy for themselves and the industry.  Whilst investment is still rife, IKEA recently purchased 30 of Vestas 30 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, […]

  • 17 December 2013
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The costs of generating electricity through wind farms at sea still need to be lower. Researcher Michiel Zaayer of TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) has developed a program that can help. On Monday December 16, he defended his doctoral dissertation on this topic at TU Delft.   Costs need to be lower In terms […]

  • 13 October 2011

      Charles Hendry today announced the membership of the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force. The group will be chaired by Andrew Jamieson, current Chair of industry-body Renewable UK. The Task Force was announced as part of the Governments Renewable Energy Roadmap in July 2011, and will set out a path and action plan […]

  • 20 October 2011

      Michelle T. Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability at international law firm Eversheds, has been appointed on the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force, announced by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Task Force was announced as part of the Governments Renewable Energy Roadmap in July 2011, and will […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    In the following article, Phil de Villiers, Head of Offshore Wind at the Carbon Trust, looks at why the UK offshore wind industry must embrace cost reduction to reduce uncertainty:  It’s been a busy few weeks for the UK’s offshore wind industry. David Cameron provided a welcome boost by generating some long overdue positive headlines […]

  • 25 April 2012

    UK-based design, engineering and technology company Enventi announced that John Smith has joined the company as shareholder and Director and in conjunction, has launched a significant initiative aimed at producing a fullyintegrated design for an offshore wind farm, deployable at £100/MWh. John brings a wealth of experience to Enventi having occupied several senior management roles […]

  • 24 August 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Being a more nascent technology compared to fixed offshore wind, floating wind needs different kind of backing. In the long term, it will be able to compete with fixed offshore wind and other energy technologies, however, until that time the technology needs some additional support.

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts today share the findings of its latest report “Offshore wind: a manifesto for cost reduction” at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014. Industry action on reducing offshore wind costs is widely regarded as essential to secure the future of this strategically important energy source in Northern Europe as […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A report published today has provided strong evidence that the cost of energy from offshore wind in UK continued to fall through 2015 and remains on track to deliver the target of GBP 100/MWh by 2020. Of the 13 cost reduction indicators, all but one are ahead or on target with the milestone set for 2015, the second annual […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    RenewableUK commented today on the release of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s ‘Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework’ on behalf of the Offshore Wind Industry Council. This is the most substantial and comprehensive look at what progress is being made in reducing offshore wind costs. A backward look at how costs have fallen between 2011 and 2014, the […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A report issued today by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reveals that the cost of energy from offshore wind farms has fallen by almost 11% over the past three years, ahead of schedule on its path to delivering the UK Government’s target of £100/MWh by 2020, and providing clear evidence that offshore wind can play a significant […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is calling on the UK Government to increase its ambition to develop offshore wind. Ms Sturgeon pointed to the fact that Scottish wind power is now substantially cheaper than nuclear, and said the lesson of the last decade of onshore wind development is that cost reductions require a meaningful long-term […]

  • 13 June 2012

    DONG Energy welcomed two reports today on the cost of offshore wind energy and agree that the cost reduction target set by the Government is achievable. The target is to get the cost down to £100 per megawatt hour for offshore wind projects seeking financial investment approval in 2020. Commenting today after the release of […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The second day of the Offshore WIND Conference held in Amsterdam on 25 October kicked off with a presentation by Jasper Vis, Country Manager Netherlands at Dong Energy. Vis discussed the result of the Borssele 1 and 2 tender in the perspective of international cost reduction of offshore wind. “First the offshore wind industry needs […]

  • 8 December 2016

    Performance of LEANWIND’s scaled version of a floating wind turbine has been demonstrated in the wave tank of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility.  With more than 50 experts in offshore wind energy from across Europe gathered in Cork at the end of the last month to discuss the findings of the €10 million LEANWIND project, […]

  • 3 December 2012

    Benj Sykes, Head of DONG Energy’s UK Wind business will be one of eleven industry members sitting on the Offshore wind programme board. The board has been set up as recommended in the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce’s report this year as part of their action plan to reduce the costs of offshore wind. The […]

  • 2 June 2014

    JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, will demonstrate its ongoing investment in products and services to support the evolution of cost-effective offshore wind energy production at Global Offshore Wind 2014, launching a range of inter-array cables with aluminium conductor cores. The new aluminium conductor core inter-array cable, which is XLPE […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

      Learning from each other is a key factor in bringing down costs, says Anders Soe Jensen, VP Deputy for Offshore Wind Business at Alstom Power and confirmed Topic Leader for Supply chain, logistics and O&M at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015. EWEA spoke to him to find out more. Reducing costs is a major topic of discussion […]

  • 1 November 2011

    In response to the UK Government’s £100/MWh target cost for offshore wind, UK-based engineering and consultancy company Enventi have announced the launch of a comprehensive study to examine the benefits of a floating wind solution. The UK Government’s recent Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals highlighted the key role that offshore wind can play in future […]