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Offshore Wind Spending Hits Record High, Despite Covid-19

Jul 14, 2020

The offshore wind industry had by far its busiest half-year ever for final investment decisions in 1H 2020, surpassing the full-year figures from 2019, according to the latest report from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).Offshore wind financings in 1H 2020 totaled $35 billion, up 319% year-on-year and even well above 2019’s record full-year figure (a revised $31.9 billion). 'The first half of this year saw investment decisions made on 28 sea-based wind farms…

AqualisBraemar to Oversee Construction of Offshore Wind Vessels in China

Aug 13, 2020

Offshore energy consultancy AqualisBraemar will oversee the construction of two self-elevating wind turbine installation vessels in China.The jack-up units will be constructed at Chinese shipyard Dayang Offshore Equipment. The vessels will be built for OuYang Offshore Co…

AFRY's Engineering Services for Vietnam Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 04, 2020

AFRY has been awarded engineering services assignment for Tra Vinh Offshore Wind Farm, a 48 MW wind farm project located in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. The project is owned by Truong Thanh Tra Vinh Wind Power JSC, an affiliated company of Thailand's Sermsang Power Corporation (SSP)…

Mitsubishi Heavy, CIP JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Hokkaido, Japan

Jul 31, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a 50-50 joint venture regarding the development of offshore wind projects in Hokkaido, Japan.'The partners have high ambitions to be significant…

Japan Aims at 10 GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2030, up to 45 GW in 2040

Jul 31, 2020

The Japan Wind Power Association said on Thursday it aims to expand the country's offshore wind power installed capacity to 10 gigawatts(GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040.Offshore wind power currently provides only a tiny fraction of Japan's electricity supply but is set to grow after a law…

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a…

Taiwan: MHI Vestas to Source Fasteners and Cables Locally

Jul 13, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is further boosting Taiwan's local offshore wind supply chain with the decision to source fasteners and cables locally.The company has previously announced contracts in Taiwan for local supply of blades…

China's MingYang Launches 11MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Jul 10, 2020

China's MingYang has this week launched the MySE11-203, dubbed the world's biggest hybrid drive wind turbine, of the nameplate capacity of 11 MW.Per MingYang, the turbine features a rotor diameter of 203 meters and has a 31% higher annual energy production than its predecessor…

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Jul 09, 2020

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

Jul 08, 2020

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

TSMC to Offtake Full Output from Ørsted's Taiwan Wind Farm

Jul 08, 2020

World's largest offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has signed what it says is the world’s largest renewables corporate power purchase agreement with Taiwan-based TSMC.Under the agreement, TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, will…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Japan's NTT to Build Renewables Business

Jun 29, 2020

Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will develop a renewable energy business with its own electricity grid and is likely to invest over 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by fiscal 2030, Nikkei reported on Monday.The move by the telecommunications…

Japan Opens Bidding for Goto Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2020

Japan's industry ministry on Wednesday launched a bidding process to select an operator for the 21 megawatt (MW) Goto offshore wind power project in Nagasaki, southern Japan, marking its first auction under a new law to promote the sector.The…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

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