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7 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

WindEurope has appointed Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s Senior Vice President for Business Area Wind, as the new Chair. The Board of Directors elected Groebler for an 18-month term, succeeding Ivor Catto, CEO at RES Group. Tony Adam from Nordex will become the association’s new Vice Chair, taking the place of Juan River Abbad from Iberdrola. “We’re delighted to have Gunnar […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance

Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity in 2018, which is an increase from 12% in 2017, according to statistics by WindEurope. Last year, wind power capacity rose by 11.3GW in Europe, with 2.65GW offshore and 8.6GW onshore. According to WindEurope, continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to increase wind’s share […]

7 February 2019 Business & Finance

Europe installed 2.6GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, an 18% increase, according to the latest statistics by WindEurope. Fifteen new offshore wind farms were commissioned last year, with the UK and Germany accounting for 85% of the new capacity by adding 1.3GW and 969MW respectively. The average size of the new turbines […]

7 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Danish renewable energy specialist European Energy Group has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which once delivered will service the 21MW Sprogø offshore wind farm.

23 October 2018 Business & Finance

Asia is going to surpass Europe in offshore wind capacity in the next ten years, Edgare Kerkwijk, Board member at Asia Wind Energy Association, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

16 October 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Following Alpha Offshore’s recent announcement on achieving a 56% increase in blade inspection operations this year, the company said the rise was mostly due to it now doing business under the umbrella of Sparrows Group, along with offshore wind sector’s progress and Alpha Offshore’s experience and know-how that are increasingly in demand. This is according […]

3 October 2018

The costs of floating offshore wind in Europe could decrease from the current EUR 180-200 per MWh to EUR 40-60 per MWh by 2030 with the right visibility in terms of volumes and industrialization, according to WindEurope’s Policy Blueprint.

27 September 2018 Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

Investing EUR 500 million to EUR 1 billion in new port infrastructure in Europe could help the offshore wind sector cut costs by up to 5.3% according to figures released by the WindEurope Ports Platform at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.

26 September 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Ørsted has appointed Steven Engels as the new General Manager for Continental Western Europe, as well as Country Manager for the Netherlands, a position previously held by Jasper Vis.

26 September 2018

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.

17 August 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.

10 August 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy is seeking technical support to examine the potential for harmonisation and alignment of health and safety standards for onshore and offshore wind farms.

9 August 2018 Authorities, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

New York power agencies and partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study of successful offshore wind transmission models with a specific focus on largescale European projects.

26 July 2018

Europe added 1.1GW of offshore wind capacity in the first half of 2018, with the UK being the main contributor with 911MW, according to WindEurope’s recent report.

16 July 2018 Business & Finance

Turkey has a huge floating offshore wind potential and could significantly support the deployment of the floating offshore wind technology, WindEurope said during a recent workshop in Istanbul entitled “Leveraging the EU offshore wind expertise in Turkey”.

7 June 2018 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

A new regulatory framework is necessary to support offshore wind investors in developing wind farms and infrastructure ready for future meshed grids, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

1 May 2018 Business & Finance

With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

5 April 2018 Business & Finance

With the European Parliament recently voting on reforms to Europe’s electricity markets, aiming to modernise them and make them fit for renewables as part of the EU’s Clean Energy Package, this is still not the final deal, according to WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson.

16 March 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Copenhagen-based European Energy Group has acquired the 21MW Sprogø nearshore wind farm in Denmark.

1 March 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

After a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

27 February 2018 R&D, Technology

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption. 

22 February 2018 Business & Finance

Germany-based offshore wind developer innogy and a major oil and gas company from the Netherlands have emerged as the latest companies from Europe that are interested in entering Taiwanese offshore wind market, according to Taiwan’s Storm Magazine, which left the Dutch oil and gas company unnamed. 

16 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

The European Commission has approved certificates scheme for renewable electricity implemented in Flanders, Belgium, saying that the scheme is in line with EU State aid rules.

12 February 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The Netherlands-headquartered offshore wind O&M and IRM specialist, C-Ventus, opened an office in the OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, UK, in January. Following the announcement, Offshore WIND spoke with the company’s Managing Director Hans Reinigert, Peter van Veen Commercial Manager in the Netherlands, and Jeremy Hardin, who has been appointed as the Commercial Manager at C-Ventus UK.

6 February 2018 Business & Finance

Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa and Sif Group currently hold the biggest slices of cakes in their respective fields, when looking at the total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe. 

26 January 2018 Business & Finance

Green Giraffe Director Sophie Cherrier held a presentation at the 3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day in Tokyo, Japan, looking at the industry-wide lessons from Europe, bankability of offshore wind projects, and the challenges and opportunities the Japanese offshore wind sector is facing.