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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…