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Thai Firm GPSC Buys Stake in Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm for $500M

Jul 15, 2021

Thai energy company, Global Power Synergy Pcl (GPSC), on Thursday said it had acquired a 25% stake in a Taiwanese offshore wind farm for $500 million.The deal comes a day after it announced a $453 million investment in a solar project in India.'The Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) project will be installed in two phases. The first 96 MW (megawatt) phase is expected to achieve first power in 2022 and the second 499 MW phase in 2023…

South Korean Shipbuilder Eyes Floating Wind Opportunities

Jul 20, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is joining the offshore wind industry through the development of an independent offshore wind floater model able to operate in extreme marine environments.The company said Monday it had received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 9…

BW Ideol Enters Floating Wind Partnership with Japanese Refiner Eneos

Jul 07, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has signed a deal with Japan's largest oil refiner Eneos to develop a site-specificcommercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan.The floating wind farm would be based on BW Ideol's patented Damping Pool technology…

Boost to Green Energy Investment Could Create 10 Million New Jobs

Jul 07, 2021

From offshore wind farms in Britain to floating solar power plants in Vietnam, about 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly 50 countries are waiting for finance - and could create up to 10 million green jobs, consultancy EY-Parthenon said on Wednesday…

Siemens Gamesa's Offshore Wind Turbine Gets 'Typhoon-resistant' Certificate

Jul 06, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa's offshore wind turbine SG 11.0-200 DD has received a typhoon-resistant type certificate from TÜV NORD, a trait especially important for the growing offshore wind ambitions in Asia.The wind turbine type is able…

Fred. Olsen Ocean, Shimizu in Offshore Wind Pact

Jun 29, 2021

Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO), including its subsidiaries Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) and Global Wind Service (GWS), on Tuesday announced a partnership with Shimizu Corporation (Shimizu) to support growth and development in the offshore wind industry in Japan and worldwide…

IRENA: Dropping Renewables Costs Undercut New and Some Existing Coal Plants

Jun 22, 2021

The cost of renewable energy sources is undercutting that of new and some existing coal-fired power plants, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Tuesday.Due to cheaper renewable energy, up to 800 gigawatts…

China’s Guandong Province to Offer Subsidies to Offshore Wind Projects

Jun 16, 2021

China’s southern province of Guangdong, the country’s largest regional economy, plans to offer subsidies to offshore wind power projects, to boost lower-carbon investment and reduce emissions, an industry website reported on Tuesday.The subsidies…

Simec Atlantis Energy's Tidal Turbine Passes Test in Japan

May 24, 2021

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has informed that its tidal power generation facility in Naru Island, Japan, has passed the Japanese government's pre-use inspection tests.  The site, which features the AR500 tidal turbine installed earlier this year…

GE, Toshiba Bringing Giant Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbine to Japan

May 14, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal with Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems to localize crucial manufacturing phases of GE's giant 12-14 MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine and to support the turbine's commercialization in Japan…

Petronas Dismisses Reports on 'Exploratory Talks' with Ocean Wind as False

May 10, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has dismissed reports of the company's involvement in talks with Hong Kong-based offshore wind company Ocean Wind International Industrial Limited as false.'Petronas refers to news reports that have emerged…

Siemens Energy Lowers Sales Expectations for 2021

May 05, 2021

Siemens Energy, which supplies turbines to the power sector, on Wednesday lowered the upper end of its target range for 2021 sales, hurt by weaker-than-expected demand, project delays, and the ongoing coronavirus crisis.Revenues are now expected to grow 3-8% in the year to September…

Siemens Gamesa to Deliver Wind Turbines for Full 1,044 MW Hai Long Offshore Wind Projects

May 05, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured, subject to final contract awards, more work in Taiwanese offshore wind space.The company was back in November 2019 announced as a preferred supplier of offshore wind turbines for Hai Long 2A (300 MW) project…

Japan to Tackle Red Tape to Boost Renewable Energy

Apr 23, 2021

Japan plans to cut approval times for wind projects, open up abandoned farmland, boost grid capacity and other measures to slash red tape that has for decades impeded efforts to bring more renewable energy into the power mix.Actions to reduce…

Japan: Mitsui, Hokutaku Form Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance JV

Apr 16, 2021

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui and the country's largest wind turbine maintenance company Hokutaku, have this week formed Horizon Ocean Management, Ltd. ('HOM') for the purpose of providing inspection and maintenance services for offshore wind turbines…

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