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  • 25 December 2020
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Hitachi ABB Power Grids has introduced a 72.5 kV high-voltage hybrid switchgear for offshore wind – Plug and Switch System (PASS) M00 – Wind. The hybrid switchgear will be installed at China’s first 66-kilovolt offshore wind farm, Huadian Yuhuan Phase 1, to optimize the energy landscape in the Yangtze River Delta, the company said. Hitachi […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Supply & Trading and Ineos have entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. RWE signed a long-term PPA with project developer Parkwind last year with plans to sell the electricity and guarantees-of-origin to its large industrial and municipal customers. Under the terms of the […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Renewables has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with E.ON UK for the electricity produced by the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in the UK. E.ON UK will offtake 100% of the project’s electricity from 2022 until 2035, which also includes the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs). The contract directly follows on from the previous […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Energinet has awarded KPMG with a contract for offshore wind market engagement support services for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) project. KPMG will collaborate with the market to lead, refine and structure the plan of approach for the offshore market engagement, as well as prepare and assist in workshops with around five influential offshore wind developers. The company […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Amazon has signed a ten-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to offtake the output of 250 MW from Ørsted’s planned 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. This CPPA will contribute to Amazon’s target of being 100 per cent renewable by 2030 as part of the company’s goal to reach net-zero […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Grid Connection

    50Hertz and Energinet, together with the coal-fired power plant Rostock have performed a live simulation of a restart of the power grid after a power outage in Continental Europe with voltage supplied from Denmark through Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS). According to 50Hertz, a land and sea cable connection between two countries and offshore […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The newly established AquaVentus association has presented a project to install 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the German North Sea for the production of green hydrogen. 27 companies, research institutions, and organizations are part of the AquaVentus association. These include RWE, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, MHI Vestas, Parkwind, Vattenfall, and Northland Power. The wind […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Teras Offshore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ezion Holdings, has signed a deal worth USD 83.4 million (around EUR 68.7 million) for the transportation and installation of 31 9.5 MW offshore wind turbines at Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (TPC Changhua Phase II). The contract was awarded by Foxwell, an affiliate company of Shinfox […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rates as part of the country’s plan for an extension of the FIT scheme for wind energy projects entering operation from November 2021 to December 2023. The new FIT proposal is reducing tariffs for intertidal/nearshore projects by 13.6 per cent and by 17.4 […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Denmark’s fully-developed energy island in the North Sea could provide enough green fuel to supply all ships and aircraft refueling in Denmark, a study by the country’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Public Utilities shows. As reported earlier, Denmark plans to develop two energy islands, one in the Baltic Sea and one in the North […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm developers, SSE Renewables and Equinor, have signed four agreements for power offtake for the entire output of the first two phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank A and B. Ørsted and Shell Energy Europe have inked 15-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 40 per cent and 20 […]

  • 20 November 2020

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has received the type certificate from the China Quality Certification Center for its 10 MW offshore wind turbine. This is China’s first type certificate for a wind turbine with a double-digit capacity, DEC said. DEC installed the prototype 10 MW anti-typhoon offshore wind turbine at Xinghua Bay Wind Farm Phase II […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) and RWE Supply & Trading have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for electricity produced at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm. The PPA will begin in 2024 and run until 2039. The 288 MW Amrumbank West is located around 30 kilometres off the coast of Heligoland in the German […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Aker Offshore Wind has increased its ownership in Principle Power Inc from approximately 20 per cent to an expected 39 per cent, after exercising an option to buy further shares in the floating wind technology company. “Principle Power is established as the industry leading provider of floating wind foundation technology, with more than 100MW of […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    On 10 December 2020, the online session ‘Careers in Offshore Wind – Powered by Navingo Career’ takes place. Discover career opportunities and impressive projects of the companies in the sector and start connecting. Participate for free in this thematic session by the Navingo Career Event. In Holland, the wind blows often and hard. Wind never […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has installed the first V164-9.5 MW turbine on a floating platform for the Kincardine offshore wind project. The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform at the installation harbour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The turbine is the first of five such units to be installed at the Kincardine […]

  • 4 November 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    The Pipeline Repair and Subsea Intervention (PRSI) Pool is seeking providers of contingency equipment and services for jointing of high voltage subsea cables. The PRSI Pool is a cooperation of operating companies organized as a non-profit membership club. The pool includes 20 companies. Some of these companies such as Equinor, Statnett, Aker BP, Shell, and […]

  • 27 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has launched the fourth stage of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), with all industry partners returning to participate and fund collaborative research, development and demonstration projects. Partners for Stage 4 are EnBW, Equinor, Ørsted, RWE Renewables, ScottishPower Renewables, Shell, SSE Renewables, and Vattenfall. The OWA has undertaken more than 180 projects internationally […]

  • 22 October 2020
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. During the following months, the prototype operating in the Port of Rotterdam will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type […]

  • 19 October 2020

    Siemens Gamesa has tested and approved the ZX TM nacelle-based wind LiDAR from ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing on its wind turbines. The wind turbine supplier tested the technology together with ZX Lidars within a power curve campaign and, based on the achieved results both on the medium range and long range measurements, approved […]

  • 13 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Energinet has issued a call for tenders for offshore market engagement support services for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) project. The consortium behind the NSWPH project is looking to engage with commercial and regulatory experts from leading offshore wind developers highlighting key regulatory and commercial issues from an offshore wind stakeholder perspective. The services to support this, for which […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Ireland-headquartered Mainstream Renewable Power, in a joint venture with the Phu Cuong Group, has submitted an application for a 1 GW offshore wind project in Vietnam, adding to the 400 MW already in development within the same project. The joint venture applied for a site survey license on 7 July, for an increased capacity of […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Technology

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out commitments to ensure that offshore wind will produce more than enough electricity to power every home in the country by 2030, based on current electricity usage, boosting the government’s previous 30 GW target to 40 GW. The commitments, part of the Build Back Greener initiative, also include […]

  • 5 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Commission is investing EUR 14 million in the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) program. The financing will be used to carry out a study to support the development of the project. Consortium partners behind the NSWPH, Gasunie, TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, and Energinet have joined together to develop a large-scale European energy system […]

  • 1 October 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Principle Power has partnered with Irish company Technology From Ideas (TfI) for the development of shallow-water mooring components for floating offshore wind. An international consortium led by Principle Power secured a contract by the U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) for the Demonstration of Shallow-Water Mooring Components for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project has started generating power, according to social media posts from Ørsted, which developed the project together with Dominion Energy. The 12 MW CVOW, located some 43 kilometres off the coast of Virginia Beach, is meant to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for a 2.6 […]