RWE Begins Site Investigation for Canopy Offshore Wind Project in Northern California
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RWE Begins Site Investigation for Canopy Offshore Wind Project in Northern California

RWE has announced the initiation of site investigation surveys for its Canopy Offshore Wind Farm project off the coast of Northern California. This significant milestone marks the beginning of the development of RWE’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm. The Canopy project, with a planned capacity of 1.6 GW, aims to provide clean energy to…

Ørsted Invests in Major Battery Energy Storage System for Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm
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Ørsted Invests in Major Battery Energy Storage System for Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has announced a significant investment in a new battery energy storage system (BESS) to be co-located with its Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm in Swardeston, near Norwich. This development aims to enhance the stability of the UK energy supply and mitigate price volatility for consumers. Orsted Hornsea 1 The project will feature a Tesla…

Västra Götaland County Administrative Board Recommends Permit for Mareld Offshore Wind Farm
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Västra Götaland County Administrative Board Recommends Permit for Mareld Offshore Wind Farm

The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland has recommended that the government grant a permit for the Mareld offshore wind farm. This decision, which has been in preparation for some time, marks the second offshore wind project proposed by the board, potentially powering 1.2 million households annually. The Mareld wind farm is proposed by Mareld…

Noordzeker and Zeevonk II Awarded Permits for Largest Dutch Offshore Wind Farms
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Noordzeker and Zeevonk II Awarded Permits for Largest Dutch Offshore Wind Farms

The Netherlands has granted permits for the construction and operation of its largest offshore wind farms to date. The permits have been awarded to Noordzeker and Zeevonk II, with Noordzeker taking charge of the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Site Alpha and Zeevonk II managing the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Site Beta. Together, these projects will…

Van Oord Selects CAPE Holland to Provide Advanced Vibro Lifting Technology for Ecowende’s Hollandse Kust West Offshore Wind Project
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Van Oord Selects CAPE Holland to Provide Advanced Vibro Lifting Technology for Ecowende’s Hollandse Kust West Offshore Wind Project

CAPE Holland has secured a significant contract from Van Oord, a leading global installation contractor, to supply their innovative CAPE VLT-640 Quad for the Hollandse Kust West offshore wind project, spearheaded by Ecowende. This project marks a major step in advancing ecological goals within the offshore wind industry. The CAPE Vibro Lifting Technology (VLT) will…

China Connects World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine to Grid
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China Connects World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine to Grid

Envision Energy has successfully connected the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the EN-256/16.7 prototype, to the grid in Sheyang, China. This achievement marks a significant milestone in China’s offshore wind power industry, positioning it at the forefront of global technological advancements. The EN-256/16.7 is not only the largest wind turbine in the world but also…

BOEM and Maryland Sign MOU to Boost Offshore Wind Development
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BOEM and Maryland Sign MOU to Boost Offshore Wind Development

The Department of the Interior has announced a significant step forward in the Biden-Harris administration’s push for renewable energy with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Maryland. This agreement aims to enhance the development of offshore wind energy, contributing to President Biden’s goal of…

Seatrium and GE Vernova Awarded Contract for TenneT 2GW Offshore Transmission System in Netherlands
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Seatrium and GE Vernova Awarded Contract for TenneT 2GW Offshore Transmission System in Netherlands

Seatrium and GE Vernova Inc. have been awarded a third contract by TenneT TSO B.V. for the construction of a 2-gigawatt (GW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric offshore transmission system in the Netherlands. This contract is part of the five-year Framework Cooperation Agreement announced by the Seatrium-GE Vernova consortium in March last year. High-Voltage-Direct-Current-HVDC-electric-offshore-transmission-system…

MHB Wins Contract from Petrofac to Build  Nederwiek 1 Offshore Wind Platform for 2GW TenneT’s Project
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MHB Wins Contract from Petrofac to Build Nederwiek 1 Offshore Wind Platform for 2GW TenneT’s Project

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) has secured its second offshore wind project, a subcontract to build an offshore substation (OSS) high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform for the Nederwiek 1 project in the Netherlands. This project is part of TenneT’s landmark 2-Gigawatt (2GW) Programme, aimed at advancing clean energy solutions. Offshore substation…

Corio and Å Energi Partners to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Norway and Northern Europe
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Corio and Å Energi Partners to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Norway and Northern Europe

Corio Generation and Å Energi have signed a strategic partnership agreement to collaborate on offshore wind energy projects in Norway and Northern Europe. The agreement builds on their existing relationship and combines Corio’s international offshore wind expertise with Å Energi’s strong market position in the Nordics. Steffen-Syvertsen_-CEO-of-Å-Energi-and-Jonathan-Cole_-CEO-of-Corio-Generation The partnership aims to support Norway’s goal of…

ENMARO and Pondera Consult to Drive Polish Offshore Wind Projects
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ENMARO and Pondera Consult to Drive Polish Offshore Wind Projects

ENMARO and Pondera Consult have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation in Poland’s offshore wind industry. The agreement aims to leverage their combined expertise to source, define, and target potential offshore wind project opportunities in Poland. Poland has set ambitious targets to develop its offshore wind sector, with 5.9 GW already secured…

New york’s Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Selects Six Companies for Accelerator Program
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New york’s Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Selects Six Companies for Accelerator Program

The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub has announced the selection of six companies for its 2024 accelerator program, which aims to support the development of innovative solutions for the offshore wind industry. The selected companies are Boxkite Software, Claviate, Indeximate, Pliant Energy Systems, Sensatek, and Triton Anchor. They will participate in a six-month mentoring and business…

China Installs World’s First 18MW Semi-Direct Drive Offshore Wind Turbine
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China Installs World’s First 18MW Semi-Direct Drive Offshore Wind Turbine

In a significant leap for renewable energy, the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, an 18-megawatt semi-direct drive unit, has been successfully installed at the coastal wind power test base in Shantou City, Guangdong Province. This groundbreaking installation sets a new global benchmark in offshore wind power capacity. World First 18MW semi-direct-drive offshore wind turbine Developed…

First Monopile of îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier Offshore Wind Farm Installed in France
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First Monopile of îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier Offshore Wind Farm Installed in France

The îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier offshore wind farm in France has reached a significant milestone with the successful installation of its first monopile foundation at sea. This landmark event was carried out by DEME’s installation vessel “Innovation” on June 4th, as confirmed by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, dedicated to…

Europe Funds Offshore Wind Energy in Italy with €2 Billion Investment Using Contract for Difference
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Europe Funds Offshore Wind Energy in Italy with €2 Billion Investment Using Contract for Difference

The European Commission has approved an Italian scheme to support offshore wind energy projects with a €2 billion investment. This initiative is part of a larger effort to boost renewable energy capacity in Italy and aligns with the European Green Deal, aiming to reduce reliance on Russian fossil fuels. The Italian government notified the Commission…

Ampelmann and Seaway7 Partner for Major US Offshore Wind Project
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Ampelmann and Seaway7 Partner for Major US Offshore Wind Project

Ampelmann, a global offshore access specialist, has signed a significant contract with Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway for a major US offshore wind project. This marks the company’s continued involvement in the emerging US offshore wind market, following its successful engagements in South Fork and Vineyard Wind. Ampelmann_Wind_E5000_Europe The contract will see the deployment…

North Star Secures £425 Million for European Offshore Wind Expansion
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North Star Secures £425 Million for European Offshore Wind Expansion

North Star has announced a significant financial boost with up to £425 million in new debt investment to expand its fleet and reinforce its leadership in Europe’s offshore wind sector. This funding will facilitate the addition of 40 hybrid service operation vessels (SOVs) by 2040, marking a substantial leap towards the company’s goal of becoming…

Ørsted Awards Contract to Correll for Wind Farm Cable Maintenance in UK, USA and Taiwan
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Ørsted Awards Contract to Correll for Wind Farm Cable Maintenance in UK, USA and Taiwan

SPIE, a leading European multi-technical services provider, has announced that its subsidiary, The Correll Group, has been awarded a multi-year framework agreement by the Ørsted Group, a global leader in offshore wind. The agreement covers fault finding, diagnostic, and dry repair services for Ørsted’s wind farms in the UK, USA, and Taiwan. Correll will provide…

Hai Long Wind Project Achieves Successful Installation of Offshore Substation Jackets
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Hai Long Wind Project Achieves Successful Installation of Offshore Substation Jackets

The Hai Long Project has reached a significant milestone with the successful installation of offshore substation (OSS) jackets at the Hai Long Offshore Windfarm Project. CDWE accomplished this feat with the help of the Green Jade vessel, which transported and installed the jackets and piles supplied by barge. Each OSS jacket is a large, four-legged…

Belgium and Germany to Investigate Hybrid Interconnection for Offshore Wind Farms
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Belgium and Germany to Investigate Hybrid Interconnection for Offshore Wind Farms

Belgian Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten and German Energy State Secretary Philipp Nimmermann have agreed to explore the development of a hybrid interconnection between their offshore wind farms, despite not sharing a direct sea border. The project aims to contribute to a meshed offshore grid in the North Sea and leverage regional potential for…

TenneT Advances Offshore Grid Expansion with New Cable Production in South Korea
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TenneT Advances Offshore Grid Expansion with New Cable Production in South Korea

TenneT has commenced production of high-performance 525 kV cables for its 2 GW grid connection systems. This milestone marks the beginning of a new era in offshore grid connection technology, with the first cables being manufactured by LS Cable in Donghae. Group_Photo_LS_Cable_with_TenneT These advanced cables, capable of transmitting two gigawatts (GW) of direct current over…

OEG Renewables and Sojitz Machinery Corporation Partner to Boost Japan’s Offshore Wind Market
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OEG Renewables and Sojitz Machinery Corporation Partner to Boost Japan’s Offshore Wind Market

OEG Renewables (OEGR) and Sojitz Machinery Corporation (SOMAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide comprehensive renewable service solutions to Japan’s burgeoning offshore wind market. The agreement, signed by Eric Briar, Managing Director of OEGR, and Takahiro Morikawa, General Manager of SOMAC, marks a significant collaboration aimed at enhancing the pre-construction, construction support,…

RWE and Smålandshamnar AB Team Up to Explore Port of Oskarshamn’s Potential as Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Hub
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RWE and Smålandshamnar AB Team Up to Explore Port of Oskarshamn’s Potential as Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Hub

RWE, a global leader in offshore wind energy, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Smålandshamnar AB, the operator of the Port of Oskarshamn, to explore the port’s potential as a logistics and operations hub for offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. This strategic partnership aims to bolster Sweden’s offshore wind capacity and…

Deep Wind Offshore Partners with Ellevio to Accelerate Offshore Wind Project in Sweden
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Deep Wind Offshore Partners with Ellevio to Accelerate Offshore Wind Project in Sweden

In a significant move to enhance Sweden’s renewable energy infrastructure, Deep Wind Offshore has entered into a long-term partnership with Swedish electricity grid company Ellevio. This collaboration aims to expedite the development of the Olof Skötkonung offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Bothnia. Johan Lindehag, CEO Ellevio. Deep Wind Offshore and Ellevio will work…

Shell to Cut Jobs in Offshore Wind Division as Focus Shifts to Oil and Gas
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Shell to Cut Jobs in Offshore Wind Division as Focus Shifts to Oil and Gas

British energy giant Shell is set to reduce its workforce in the offshore wind division, with layoffs expected to commence within months, mainly in Europe. This move is part of CEO Wael Sawan’s strategy to pivot the company’s focus back to oil and gas. CEO Shell Wael Sawan A Shell spokesperson explained, “We are concentrating…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…