New Jersey and Orsted Settle Offshore Wind Dispute for $125 Million
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New Jersey and Orsted Settle Offshore Wind Dispute for $125 Million

The State of New Jersey and Danish energy company Orsted have reached a $125 million settlement concerning the halted development of the Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 projects. This agreement resolves all claims related to the discontinuation of these offshore wind initiatives. The settlement follows Orsted’s decision to cease development on the Ocean…

Siemens Gamesa Announces 4,100 Job Cuts During Restructuring Efforts
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Siemens Gamesa Announces 4,100 Job Cuts During Restructuring Efforts

Siemens Gamesa, the wind turbine division of Siemens Energy, plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 4,100 jobs, representing around 15% of its total staff. This decision was communicated by the division’s Chief Executive, Jochen Eickholt, in an internal letter to employees on Tuesday. Eickholt highlighted the need for significant adjustments due to lower business…

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited Pays £33 Million for Licence Breach
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Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited Pays £33 Million for Licence Breach

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) has acknowledged breaching condition 20A of the Electricity Generation Standard Licence Conditions, known as the Transmission Constraint Licence Condition (TCLC). Following an engagement period with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), BOWL has opted for an alternative resolution to avoid formal enforcement action. This resolution involves immediate adjustments…

Van Oord Secures Contract for Nordseecluster foundations
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Van Oord Secures Contract for Nordseecluster foundations

Van Oord, a Dutch maritime contracting company, has been awarded the contract for the transport and installation of monopile foundations for the Nordseecluster offshore wind project in Germany by RWE. This significant project involves the installation of foundations for a 1.6 GW wind farm cluster, which is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power…

Sweden Designates Areas for Offshore Wind Farms
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Sweden Designates Areas for Offshore Wind Farms

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management has designated several offshore areas, where Ørsted plans to build wind farms, as energy zones in the draft of the new Baltic Sea marine plans. These areas include Kattegat, Gävle Öst, Baltic Central, and Skåne. Ørsted’s Skåne offshore wind farm, located 22 kilometers south of the Skåne…

GE Vernova Sign €700 Million Wind Turbine Deal for Teruel Wind Project
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GE Vernova Sign €700 Million Wind Turbine Deal for Teruel Wind Project

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and GE Vernova’s Onshore Wind division have entered into a groundbreaking agreement valued at over €700 million to supply wind turbines for the Maestrazgo cluster within the Teruel wind project. This significant contract marks one of the largest wind power agreements in Spain and is poised to significantly boost the Spanish…

Deep Wind Offshore Submits Application for 1.5 GW Floating Wind Farm in Sweden
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Deep Wind Offshore Submits Application for 1.5 GW Floating Wind Farm in Sweden

Offshore wind developer Deep Wind Offshore has submitted an application to the Swedish government to develop and operate a floating offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, located approximately 74 kilometers east of Nynäshamn, outside Stockholm. This project, named Erik Segersäll, marks the company’s second major wind farm proposal in Sweden, following their earlier application…

Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm Fully Commissioned in France
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Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm Fully Commissioned in France

Iberdrola has announced the full commissioning of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, marking a significant achievement in green energy for France. Located in Brittany, Saint-Brieuc is France’s second offshore wind farm and the first in the region. This project, developed by Iberdrola’s subsidiary Ailes Marines, will provide sustainable energy to 835,000 people, accounting for 9%…

Construction Begins on Germany’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea
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Construction Begins on Germany’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea

EnBW, one of Germany’s leading energy companies, has commenced construction on what will become the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Named “He Dreiht,” which translates to “He rotates” in Low German, the project boasts an impressive 960 megawatts capacity, enough to power 1.1 million households. The He Dreiht wind farm will feature 64 state-of-the-art wind…

TetraSpar Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstrator Achieves 63% Capacity Factor in Norway
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TetraSpar Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstrator Achieves 63% Capacity Factor in Norway

The TetraSpar Demonstrator, a pioneering floating offshore wind project, has made remarkable progress since its commissioning in late 2021. Located at METCentre in Norway, this project has been instrumental in delivering green energy, supporting research and development, and validating advanced numerical models for floating wind technology. Over the past two years, the TetraSpar Demonstrator has…

RWE Invests in 1.6 GW Nordseecluster Offshore Wind Farm in Germany
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RWE Invests in 1.6 GW Nordseecluster Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

RWE has announced its investment decision for the Nordseecluster, a major offshore wind project consisting of two wind farms with a total capacity of 1.6 gigawatts. The new wind farms are expected to generate approximately 6.5 terawatt hours of green electricity annually, significantly contributing to the decarbonisation of Germany’s industrial sector. The Nordseecluster will be…

Vestas Signs Conditional Agreement for Major Offshore Wind Project in Northern Europe
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Vestas Signs Conditional Agreement for Major Offshore Wind Project in Northern Europe

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has announced a conditional agreement to supply turbines for a substantial offshore wind power project in Northern Europe, with a total capacity exceeding 1 GW. This large-scale project will be developed in two construction phases. The agreement, if confirmed and made unconditional, will be disclosed in line with Vestas’ disclosure policy….

Fécamp, France’s First Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy, Now Fully Operational
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Fécamp, France’s First Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy, Now Fully Operational

In a landmark achievement for France’s renewable energy ambitions, the 500MW Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm has become fully operational. This milestone was marked with an inauguration ceremony attended by Roland Lescure, the French delegated Minister for Industry and Energy, along with representatives from EDF Renewables, Enbridge Inc., CPP Investments, and Skyborn. Situated between 13 and…

First Monopile installs for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm
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First Monopile installs for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm

Dominion Energy announced today the successful installation of the first monopile foundation for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, marking a significant milestone for the largest offshore wind farm currently under construction in the United States. The installation took place approximately 29 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, using the Orion, a heavy…

Iberdrola Acquires Remaining Shares in US Subsidiary Avangrid
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Iberdrola Acquires Remaining Shares in US Subsidiary Avangrid

Iberdrola, which already owns approximately 81.6% of Avangrid, has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 18.4% minority stake at $35.75 per share. This move follows approval from Avangrid’s Board of Directors and a recommendation by an independent Special Committee overseeing the operation. The transaction, disclosed in a filing with the National Securities Market Commission…

Van Oord Secures Contract for German Windanker Offshore Wind Farm
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Van Oord Secures Contract for German Windanker Offshore Wind Farm

Van Oord, a Dutch marine contractor, has been awarded a contract by the Spanish energy giant Iberdrola for the construction of the Windanker offshore wind farm in Germany. This project marks another significant addition to Van Oord’s portfolio of offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, underscoring its expertise and leadership in the renewable energy…

Van Oord Installs First Monopile at RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in UK
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Van Oord Installs First Monopile at RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in UK

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel, Aeolus, has successfully installed the first monopile foundation at the RWE Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, marking a significant milestone in the construction of one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world. Located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea, 195 kilometers from the North East coast of…

Siemens Energy to Sell Indian Wind Turbine Unit
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Siemens Energy to Sell Indian Wind Turbine Unit

Siemens Energy AG is selling its Indian wind turbine business, a subsidiary of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, in a strategic move to address ongoing losses and aim for profitability. The Indian unit, which generates $700 million in annual revenue, is valued at $1 billion. Barclays has been appointed to manage the sale process, and potential…

Envision Energy Partners with Harmony Energy for UK Battery Storage Systems
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Envision Energy Partners with Harmony Energy for UK Battery Storage Systems

Envision Energy has announced a strategic partnership with Harmony Energy Income Trust to supply battery energy storage systems (BESS) for Harmony Energy’s power plants in Wormald Green and Hawthorn Pit in the UK. This collaboration marks a significant step in expanding energy storage capabilities in the region. Harmony Energy Income Trust, listed on the London…

Tornado Destroys Wind Turbines in Southwest Iowa
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Tornado Destroys Wind Turbines in Southwest Iowa

A powerful tornado swept through southwest Iowa, destroying ten wind turbines and causing extensive damage. The storm struck near Greenfield, a city already reeling from four tornado-related deaths. MidAmerican Energy reported that six turbines in Adair County were toppled, while Vestas, an Oregon-based company, confirmed the destruction of four turbines in Adams County. MidAmerican spokeswoman…

Saudi Arabia Sets Record-Low Prices for Wind Power Projects
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Saudi Arabia Sets Record-Low Prices for Wind Power Projects

Saudi Arabia has signed two groundbreaking agreements to purchase electricity from wind farms at record-low prices, furthering its renewable energy ambitions. The Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) and a consortium led by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation concluded these deals during the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum in Japan. Key Projects Wa’ad Alshamal Wind Farm: AlGhat Wind…

Corio Chief Warns Against Ostracizing Chinese Wind Turbines, Citing Risks to Energy Transition
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Corio Chief Warns Against Ostracizing Chinese Wind Turbines, Citing Risks to Energy Transition

In a recent statement, Jonathan Cole, CEO of Corio Generation, has raised concerns about the implications of excluding Chinese wind turbine manufacturers from the global supply chain. He warned that such a move could severely hinder the world’s efforts to transition to renewable energy, which is essential for combating climate change and achieving energy security….

France Announces Winner of First Major Floating Offshore Wind Tender
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France Announces Winner of First Major Floating Offshore Wind Tender

In a landmark milestone for the global energy transition, the consortium between Elicio, an international wind energy producer, and BayWa r.e., a renewable energy developer and solutions provider, has been named the winner of France’s first large-scale floating offshore wind tender. The announcement was made on May 15, 2024, by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of…

UK Invests $106M in Advanced Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facilities
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UK Invests $106M in Advanced Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facilities

Blyth, UK – 16 May 2024 – The UK has secured its position at the forefront of offshore wind turbine technology with a new £85.6 million ($106 million) investment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to expand the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities. This funding will support the development of next-generation wind turbines,…

Wind Industry Sets Record in 2023 Despite Global Challenges
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Wind Industry Sets Record in 2023 Despite Global Challenges

The wind industry achieved a monumental feat in 2023, surpassing all previous records with a staggering 117 GW of new wind power capacity installed globally. This remarkable accomplishment represents a 50% increase year-over-year (YoY) and signifies significant progress towards combating climate change. Resilience in a Challenging Year This achievement is even more impressive considering the…

Japan’s largest Power company JERA, Sets Up Renewables Headquarters in London
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Japan’s largest Power company JERA, Sets Up Renewables Headquarters in London

Japan’s largest power company, JERA, has chosen London as the global headquarters for its brand new renewable energy business, JERA Nex. This move is seen as a significant vote of confidence in the UK’s booming renewable energy sector. JERA Nex will focus on developing, owning, and operating renewable energy projects across the globe, including offshore…

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Acquires 1.3GW Onshore Wind Portfolio from Liberty Renewables in New York
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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Acquires 1.3GW Onshore Wind Portfolio from Liberty Renewables in New York

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Acquires Liberty Renewables, Bolstering New York’s Clean Energy Vision In a move aimed at accelerating New York’s transition to renewable energy, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has announced the acquisition of Liberty Renewables, a significant player in the state’s renewable energy landscape. Through its flagship fund, CI V, CIP has sealed the deal…

China’s Leading Wind Turbine Manufacturer, Mingyang Smart Energy, to Build Offshore Wind Turbine Plant in Scotland
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China’s Leading Wind Turbine Manufacturer, Mingyang Smart Energy, to Build Offshore Wind Turbine Plant in Scotland

China’s largest wind turbine company, Mingyang Smart Energy, is planning to establish its inaugural European manufacturing facility in Scotland. Despite concerns surrounding China’s increasing involvement in the UK’s energy infrastructure, the company remains committed to supplying equipment for wind farms in the North Sea and initiating an offshore wind supply chain in Scotland. This month,…

Japan and US Team Up to Drive Down Costs of Floating Offshore Wind
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Japan and US Team Up to Drive Down Costs of Floating Offshore Wind

Japan and the United States have formed a partnership aimed at significantly reducing the cost of floating offshore wind projects. This collaboration seeks to accelerate advancements in engineering, manufacturing, and installation for this promising clean energy technology. Japan has pledged 120 billion yen (approximately $784 million) from its Green Innovation Fund to support the development…

EU Targets Chinese Wind Turbine Subsidies in New Investigation
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EU Targets Chinese Wind Turbine Subsidies in New Investigation

The European Union has opened a formal investigation to determine if Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are benefiting from unfair government support. This probe, announced by Margrethe Vestager, European Commission executive vice-president, focuses specifically on wind farm developments within five EU nations: Spain, Greece, France, Romania, and Bulgaria. The European Commission is concerned that government subsidies…

Blade Mold Damage at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Cherbourg Halts Production
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Blade Mold Damage at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Cherbourg Halts Production

Cherbourg, France – An operational incident at GE Vernova’s LM Wind Power facility in Cherbourg has caused significant disruption to production, halting the manufacture of blades for the Haliade-X offshore wind turbines and placing half the facility’s employees on partial unemployment. The company has confirmed that the incident damaged a mold used in the manufacturing…

EU Considers Ban on Chinese Wind Turbines, Citing Cybersecurity Risks
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EU Considers Ban on Chinese Wind Turbines, Citing Cybersecurity Risks

The European Union (EU) is seriously considering a ban on wind turbines made outside of Europe. This is due to rising concerns about cybersecurity risks and the growing influence of Chinese wind Turbine manufacturers. The EU is looking at a strategy similar to the one it used to limit the Chinese tech company Huawei’s role…

World largest Aircraft in History is Designed to Transport Enormous Wind Turbine Blades
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World largest Aircraft in History is Designed to Transport Enormous Wind Turbine Blades

A revolutionary aircraft called the WindRunner could become the largest in the world. Designed specifically to solve a major challenge in the wind energy industry, this 356-foot long aircraft will transport enormous turbine blade The WindRunner’s unique design sets it apart. It splits into two sections to accommodate a single, massive wind turbine blade –…

WindSpider’s Self-Assembling Crane promises Onshore and Offshore Installation Costs by 50%
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WindSpider’s Self-Assembling Crane promises Onshore and Offshore Installation Costs by 50%

Installing wind turbines, particularly the massive structures used in offshore wind farms, is an incredibly expensive process. Traditional methods rely on costly specialized crane ships. Now, a Norwegian company called WindSpider is promising a revolution with its innovative self-assembling crane system that significantly cuts installation costs for both onshore and offshore turbines. WindSpider’s groundbreaking design…

Chinese Wind Turbine Makers Expand Global Footprint in 2023, New Report by bloombergNEF
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Chinese Wind Turbine Makers Expand Global Footprint in 2023, New Report by bloombergNEF

China is solidifying its position as a global leader in the wind energy revolution. A new report by BloombergNEF reveals that worldwide wind capacity additions reached an all-time high of 118GW in 2023, with China driving staggering growth. Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, particularly Goldwind and Envision, dominated the market. Goldwind retained the top spot for…

China Sany Renewable Energy Unveils Groundbreaking Test Facility for Giant 30MW Wind Turbine Blades
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China Sany Renewable Energy Unveils Groundbreaking Test Facility for Giant 30MW Wind Turbine Blades

The Sany blade test facility, featuring a dual-axis ground-based exciter for simulating real-world forces experienced by wind turbine blades. (Photo Credit: Sany RE) Sany Renewable Energy, a division of the Chinese industrial giant Sany Group, has taken a major step forward in the wind energy ‘arms race’ with a new test facility capable of handling…

China’s Biggest Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine: A Short and Dramatic Life
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China’s Biggest Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine: A Short and Dramatic Life

China is known for its ambitious and innovative projects in the field of renewable energy. One of these projects was the installation of a special wind turbine with two rotors arranged in tandem, which was expected to increase the wind energy capture efficiency and power generation capacity significantly. However, the project ended in failure after…

World’s Largest Typhoon-Resistant Wind Turbine is now operation in China
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World’s Largest Typhoon-Resistant Wind Turbine is now operation in China

MySE 16-260 Video The MySE 16-260 surpasses the previous largest wind turbine, Goldwind, GWH-252, !6 MW which had a rotor diameter of 252 meters and an exposed wind area of 50,000 square meters. The race to bigger wind turbines is not over yet. Lets see who will introduce first 20 MW Wind Turbine. Mingyang Smart…

The Goldwind GW-252 16 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
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The Goldwind GW-252 16 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Watch the featured video of Goldwind !6 MW offshore Wind Turbine The Goldwind has recently installed the world’s first 16 MW offshore wind turbine. This remarkable engineering achievement signifies a major stride towards sustainable energy and sets a precedent for global renewable efforts In this post, we will highlights the features of their newly installed…

16 MW Offshore Wind Turbine installed in Fujian Wind farm,China
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16 MW Offshore Wind Turbine installed in Fujian Wind farm,China

China makes history with the world’s first 16 MW offshore wind turbine installation It has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by successfully installing the world’s first 16 MW offshore wind turbine near a wind farm located in the southeastern province of Fujian. located 35 kilometers offshore. With its record-breaking capacity, it generates an incredible 34.2 kWh…