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Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters which could start in April 2019 at the earliest.
The California Ocean Protection Council has awarded the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University with a USD 623,000 grant to study the feasibility of offshore wind generation for the Northern California coast.
Floating wind could generate up to 17,000 jobs and GBP 33.6 billion of gross value added in the UK by 2050, according to a new study carried out by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of the Crown Estate Scotland.
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.
Poland has the highest unidentified offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea, Janusz Gajowiecki, President of the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) said during a session at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.
The government of Barbados has invited expressions of interest for a wide range of studies that would ultimately lead to the construction of a large-scale offshore wind (bottom-fixed or floating) or ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) project.
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”.
The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has completed several series of tests on suction buckets, said to have shown the potential for further cost savings for the foundation concept.
Offshore wind could support 2,144 Maine jobs annually through 2030, according to a report released by the American Jobs Project.
First calculations show that cost-reduction of up to 30% could be achieved by the North Sea countries cooperating on offshore wind roll-out in comparison to each country connecting its own wind farms, according to Lars Barfoed, Board Chairman at Energinet.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a high-level assessment of all waters offshore the US Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease locations.
Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) presented its bid book ‘The Essential Guide for Installation and O&M Hollandse Kust Wind Farms’ to Vattenfall, which was recently awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm, the Netherlands’ first non-subsidised offshore wind farm.
Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has completed a contract with ScottishPower Renewables for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. OWC supported site investigation, preliminary foundation analysis, risk appraisal and turbine layout assessment for the 1.2GW project, and found that the project has a potential for significant savings.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is conducting a study on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland on potential economic benefits of more floating wind projects in Scotland.
Siem Offshore has terminated discussions regarding a potential sale of Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC).
Commercial Development Company (CDC), a U.S. commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company plans to buy the retired Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, identified as having big potential to serve the offshore wind industry.
APEM will carry out ultra-high resolution aerial digital surveys of offshore wildlife off the coast of North and South Carolina on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
Fifty elected officials, small businesses, community groups, and environmental organizations from North Carolina sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the state’s energy plan.