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DNV to Support Construction of Taipower's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 23, 2021

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has signed a USD 17.7 million (NOK 150 million) contract to be the 'Owner’s Engineer' for Taipower Offshore Wind Project Phase II (Changhua Phase II) in Taiwan. It is the largest offshore…

Ørsted Starts Offshore Construction at 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Mar 19, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind installation company Ørsted, said Friday it was kicking off full-scale offshore construction activities of the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan.Ørsted said it would start laying export…

Iberdrola Enters 600MW Seihoku-oki Offshore Wind Project in Japan

Mar 17, 2021

Spanish renewable energy giant Iberdrola has added another offshore wind project to its Japanese portfolio as it has agreed with Cosmo Eco Power and Hitz to jointly develop the 600MW Seihoku-oki wind project in Aomori prefecture, in the northwest of the country…

UAE's Zakher Marine Wins Offshore Wind Installation Deal in China

Mar 15, 2021

UAE-based offshore vessel and jack-up services provider Zakher Marine International (ZMI) has secured its first windfarm installation contract in the South China Sea valued at $110 million. 'With this award, ZMI becomes the first UAE and [Gulf…

Report: Japanese Renewables Company JRE Up for Sale

Mar 09, 2021

Japanese renewables group JRE has been put up for sale by its owners, including Goldman Sachs, three people familiar with the matter said, a deal expected to draw interest from European firms eager to enter Japan's green power market.Japan Renewable…

Floating Offshore Wind: The Next Big Thing for Asia Pacific?

Feb 23, 2021

Floating offshore wind, despite the currently low installed capacity, could be the next frontier in wind power development in the Asia Pacific with almost limitless potential, says Wood Mackenzie, adding the total investment in the sector could be worth US$58 billion…

Hiring Spree Ahead: Offshore Wind Staff Count to Triple by Decade End

Feb 19, 2021

Credit: phi771/AdobeStockEmployment in the oil and gas sector, despite some expected uptick, will never return to its heydays of a few years ago, but offshore wind, however, will be 'the new hiring haven for energy jobs,' especially in the turbine making segment…

Siem Offshore's Siem Barracuda Nets 100-Day Offshore Wind Deal in Asia

Feb 19, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore and Seaway 7, the renewables business unit of Subsea 7, have entered into a contract for an offshore wind project in the Far East. Siem Offshore said that the project will utilize the offshore construction vessel 'Siem Barracuda'…

Backed by UKEF, UK Firms Win Taiwan Offshore Wind Deals

Feb 18, 2021

UK's export credit agency UKEF said Thursday it was providing a £200 million buyer credit guarantee to help finance the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, 'unlocking the export potential of the UK’s offshore wind sector.''To help the UK build back greener from the pandemic…

Tekmar Energy to Protect Cables at Two Offshore Wind Farms in China

Feb 17, 2021

Tekmar Energy has said it has won contracts to provide cable protection systems for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.Under the contracts with unnamed clients, Tekmar Energy will…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

S. Korea Plans to Build World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 05, 2021

South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world's largest wind power plant by 2030 as part of efforts to foster an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.The project is a major component of President Moon Jae-in's Green New Deal…

Mitsubishi Heavy, Vestas Form Japan JV

Feb 01, 2021

MHI Vestas Japan, a joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems started operations on Monday.The newly established joint venture is aimed at strengthening the two partners' collaboration in the field of renewable energies…

Mammoet Opens New Taiwan Office to Target Offshore Wind Opportunities

Feb 01, 2021

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet is opening a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, to allow its team to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore wind farms locally.'Due to the rapid expansion…

RCG Bolsters Japan Team ahead of Country's Expected Offshore Wind Expansion

Jan 28, 2021

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), a sector specialist advisory firm, continues its expansion into Japan ahead of the country’s expected offshore wind industry growth. With this in mind, the company has this week appointed Hideto Seto as Associate Director…

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