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15 April 2019 Business & Finance

Renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has acted as technical advisor to a consortium of Japanese investors for the agreement to acquire a 27% stake in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. As reported earlier, Starwind Offshore GmbH, a German holding company established jointly between the Japanese companies Sojitz; JXTG Nippon Oil […]

12 April 2019 Business & Finance

Hitachi Zosen Corporation and the Tokyo-based Eco Power Co. Ltd. have established a joint venture company to develop an offshore wind project off the Aomori Prefecture in Japan. The Nishikita offshore wind farm will comprise up to 125 wind turbines and have a capacity of 500MW. The turbines will have an individual capacity of between 4MW […]

11 April 2019 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named the University of Sheffield as the academic partner for its new research hub dedicated to offshore wind turbine powertrains. The GBP 2.5 million Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH) will focus on the development of next-generation turbines and future technologies and research solutions for improving turbine reliability and availability, ORE Catapult said. […]

10 April 2019 Vessels

The Dutch Eqin has provided jack-ups Blue Tern and Brave Tern with temporary deck power in Esbjerg during the loadout, transport and installation of turbine components on the Hohe See offshore wind project. The team has installed cables, cable trays, distribution boxes, transformers and power generators in load sharing mode on board Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s vessels, while […]

9 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has secured a contract with EnBW to provide a temporary power package for the turbine installation phase of the Hohe See offshore wind project. MRE said it started providing a full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in the German North Sea this month. The UK-based company is working […]

2 April 2019 Industry Contribution

Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]

22 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Siemens Gamesa has contracted TÜV NORD to provide certification for the SG 10.0-193 DD turbine, the company’s first 10+ MW unit. TÜV NORD will carry out turbine design checks and prototype and type testing campaigns which will include load validation measurements, safety and functional tests, as well as performance measurements. Based on the data obtained, the company will […]

13 March 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The consortium plans to start the operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The […]

12 March 2019 R&D, Technology

The increasing penetration of wind and solar power in the years to come will make the hydrogen produced from renewable energy an affordable alternative by 2035, according to DNV GL’s new research paper. According to the report titled ”The economically viable use of green hydrogen”, green hydrogen will become an economic energy carrier to complement electricity and […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

ScottishPower is actively pursuing future offshore wind projects in England and Scotland as part of its GBP 6 billion investment plan, to ensure one third of the UK’s electricity can be produced by wind by 2030. The energy company said it plans to engage with The Crown Estate and The Crown Estate Scotland on seabed […]

7 March 2019 Authorities, Grid Connection

The King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have reviewed the concept and plans for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) as part of the German-Dutch trade delegation meeting. At the meeting, held on 6 March in Bremerhaven, TenneT CEO Manon van Beek presented the vision and current plans for the hub based on an interactive virtual model. […]

28 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

RWE and Parkwind have signed a long term power purchase arrangement (PPA) under which RWE Supply & Trading GmbH will procure the electricity production from the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm. The German energy company intends to sell the electricity and guarantees-of-origin to its large industrial and municipal customers. The Northwester 2 wind farm will consist […]

28 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm. The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply […]

26 February 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The 370MW Norther offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Belgian grid. The project’s first four MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines were connected to Stevin, Elia’s new high-voltage station in Zeebrugge today, 26 February. Half of the generated wind energy will be sold to Engie and the remaining half to Eneco, Norther NV said. Van […]

25 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has entered into a partnership with Air Products to provide renewable electricity to the company’s production sites in the UK. Under the agreement, Ørsted will supply electricity from 11 of its offshore wind farms to all the Air Products’ UK production sites which supply merchant customers with industrial gases. In addition, the Danish company will provide Renewable […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance

Northland Power has reported CAD 1.4 billion in gross profit in 2018, a 17% increase, said to be primarily due to all turbines of the Nordsee One offshore wind farm producing power and higher wholesale market prices at the Gemini project. The two wind farms, as well as thermal projects Thorold and North Battleford, brought Northland […]

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 […]

19 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Ørsted has contracted CPower Energy to provide personnel for its offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. Under the five-year contract, CPower will supply the full range of personnel, from project managers to high voltage engineers, client representatives, administrative staff, site technicians and general engineers. The UK-based company will initially work for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore […]

14 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power. The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power. The unit was transported from the pre-assembly site in Hull […]

8 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

National Grid has filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from Ørsted’s 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The contract price for energy and environmental attributes is a fixed, nominal price of US 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (US 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2017 […]

7 February 2019 Business & Finance

Vattenfall plans to invest SEK 24 billion (EUR 2.3 billion) in wind power in 2019 and 2020, the Swedish energy company said in its 2018 Year-End Report. In December 2018, Vattenfall made the investment decision for the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark.  The investment decision for the Vesterhav Syd & Nord offshore wind […]

6 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

UK utility Centrica plc has entered into a long-term contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd to trade and balance 76.7 percent of the electricity generated from the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm. Centrica’s Energy Marketing and Trading division has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that covers all Balance Responsible Party (BRP) services […]

5 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind LLC has filed an emergency motion to stay the conduct of the ISO New England (ISO-NE) LLC Forward Capacity Auction with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The developer of the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project has requested that the procedure, which started on 4 February, is halted until FERC responds to a petition […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance

Global offshore wind power demand will increase almost sixfold over the coming 10 years with projects deployed commercially across 18 countries by 2027, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. The deployment of next-generation turbines will double average turbine ratings globally over the next 10 years and in turn subdue growing demand […]

11 January 2019 Grid Connection

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission, the wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, has completed the construction, commissioning and energization of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in Scotland. The link uses HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology to transmit power through a 113-kilometre subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at […]

10 January 2019 Business & Finance, Vessels

The German United Wind Logistics (UWL) has selected MAN GenSets engines for its new heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects, currently being built at the Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China. The Chinese shipyard placed an order for two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 GenSets in connection with the construction of the vessel, which […]