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Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas control the global offshore wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sector with more than 60% cumulative share expected by 2023, according to recent research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. In order to win market share from competitors, GE must focus on commercialising the Haliade-X 12MW-220 wind turbine in forthcoming auctions, […]
The global offshore wind power market size will grow by more than USD 17 billion during the period 2019-2023 at a nearly 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a research report by Technavio. The forecasted growth of the global offshore wind market in the next five years is due to wind power registering […]
Ørsted’s newly built service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change has arrived in Emden, Germany, from where the vessel will soon start servicing offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Wind of Change is expected to enter full operations and start working on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 […]
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 […]
Offshore wind is well positioned to play a major role in the long term UK energy mix even in the case of hard Brexit, according to a joint report by Wood Mackenzie and Verisk Maplecroft. With more than 19GW of new capacity forecast by 2028, a hard Brexit is expected to have limited impact on this […]
The prefect of the Normandy and the Seine-Maritime and the prefect of the Somme region have authorized the construction of the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm and the accompanying grid link. The decision follows the period of public discussions on the application, which were held from 16 October to 29 November last year. Both Departmental […]
More than 69GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed by 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030, according to a new report by Navigant Research. In its Market Data: Offshore Wind Market and Turbine Vendor Assessment report, Navigant writes that offshore wind will play an increasing role in the global energy transition to […]
With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]
A growing disparity between the turbine megawatt growth and units deployed will impact component suppliers as price pressure percolates down the supply chain, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The report – Global wind turbine supply chain trends - estimates that global turbine supply chain potential sits at USD 540 […]
The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]
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 […]
The US could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US).
Vineyard Wind has submitted the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) for its proposed 800MW offshore wind project in the U.S.
Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reported an offshore wind turbine order intake totalling 2,272MW in its fiscal year 2018 – 31% more than in FY 2017 – with a total value of approx. EUR 2.78 billion.
The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners.
International recruitment company Atlas Professionals has won a tender to produce an in-depth report for the Topsector Energy about employment opportunities in the Dutch offshore wind industry.
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 development of floating offshore wind will be held up by the limitations of current port infrastructure, a recent research has revealed.
Virginia's unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has submitted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIR) to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project offshore Massachusetts.
Fugro started carrying out a geotechnical campaign at the Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm site in France at the beginning of July, when the company mobilised its Excalibur vessel for the works that involve several borehole tests on various locations.
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) has requested a supplemental filing to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Vineyard Wind Connector project.
DNV GL has completed the final reports in the four-year Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project focused on identifying the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Offshore wind potential offers opportunity to redesign the North Sea and increase marine biodiversity, according to the latest white paper from Ecofys, which also pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve collaboration and understanding to facilitate the development of a net-positive approach towards the future offshore wind roll-out across the North Sea countries.
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) with state regulators for its proposed 800MW wind farm off Massachusetts.