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Penta-Ocean's New Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Set for Japan Debut

Oct 06, 2023

Singapore-based PaxOcean has recently delivered an offshore wind turbine installation vessel, CP-16001, to Penta–Ocean Construction Co. Ltd. (Penta-Ocean) in Batam, Indonesia.The offshore installation vessel is 123 meters long, 45 meters wide…

Financing Secured for 1GW Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Sep 28, 2023

Northland Power Inc. said Thursday that its Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan had met all conditions to close its 1171 billion New Taiwan Dollars long-term non-recourse green financing. This is the equivalent of around CAD 5 billion, or $3…

Taiwan Aims to Shed Dirty Power Reputation with Big Wind Push

Sep 28, 2023

One of the dirtiest and most import-dependent power sectors in Asia is on a clean-up drive. Taiwan currently imports roughly 98% of its energy sources and gets more than 80% of its electricity from fossil fuels, including around 43% from coal and 39% from natural gas…

Japan's Mitsui, Canada's Northland to Build 1 GW Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Sep 22, 2023

Japan's Mitsui & Co said on Friday it had finalized a plan with Canada's Northland Power Inc. to build a 1 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm in Taiwan at an estimated cost of 960 billion yen ($6.5 billion). The deal comes as countries around…

Shanghai Electric's Service Operation Vessel Duo Launched

Sep 18, 2023

Two Ulstein-designed Service Operation Vessels (SOV) for Shanghai Electric were launched at the ZPMC construction yard in China on Saturday, September 16.The two vessels are of the ULSTEIN SX195 and SX197 design, carrying 100 POB and 60 POB…

Siem Topaz Vessel's Contract in Taiwan Extended to Q4 2024

Sep 11, 2023

The Norwegian offshore vessel Siem Offshore said Monday it had secured a contract extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz with a local client in Taiwan. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current contract, for a firm period reaching into Q4 2024…

Taiwan: Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Commercial Operation Date

Sep 08, 2023

Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan has achieved commercial operation date (COD), becoming the first Round 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan to reach this milestone.The Formosa 2 offshore wind project is a joint development project by JERA (49%)…

Anchor Handler Construction: What to Expect as Floating Wind Picks Up

Aug 16, 2023

A fleet of newbuild specialized anchor handlers will be required to help build up the emerging floating offshore wind industry. But since the industry is still in its early days, many unknowns have made it difficult for shipyards and their partners to gear up to build this fleet…

First Jacket Installed at Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 15, 2023

CDWE has completed the installation of the first jacket of the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Project is a 300MW project located off the western coast of Changhua. It is co-owned by China Steel Corporation…

Sino-German Partnership to Build 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Guangdong, China

Jul 21, 2023

Germany's chemicals giant BASF and China's wind turbine developer Mingyang have agreed to jointly construct and operate an offshore wind farm in South China. For this, the duo has created a joint venture company, Mingyang BASF New Energy (Zhanjiang) Co…

Boskalis Installs All Foundations for Taiwan's Changfang & Xidao Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 17, 2023

Dutch marine services firm Boskalis said Monday it had completed the installation of all foundations for the 589 MW Changfang & Xidao offshore wind farm in Taiwan. 'In the last three years we installed 186 pin piles with our unique crane vessels…

Toshiba and General Electric to Establish Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Japan

Jul 17, 2023

Japan's Toshiba plans to establish a domestic supply chain for offshore wind power equipment together with U.S. manufacturer General Electric, Nikkei reported on Saturday, as Japan is expanding in renewable energy in a zero-carbon push. Japan's…

Australian Gov't Says Hunter Area Suitable of Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 13, 2023

The Australian Government has declared an area in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, New South Wales (NSW) as suitable for future offshore wind development.The announcement follows the declaration of Gippsland off the Victorian coast and will improve energy security…

Ocean Winds Pushes to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Australia

Jul 04, 2023

Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Portugal's main utility EDP  and French company Engie, said on Tuesday it had lodged applications with the Australian government to develop offshore wind farms off the coast of Victoria.The JV, which participated…

Bidding Period Closes for Japan's Second Offshore Wind Power Tender

Jun 30, 2023

Japan's government on Friday finished accepting bids for a second major round of offshore wind power tenders to build 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in four areas, with the result to be announced by the end of March.Japan's offshore wind power…

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