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Jan De Nul Installs Cables, Upgrades Substation for Changhua Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 04, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has completed the installation of four medium-voltage export cables connecting the TPC Changhua offshore wind farm to the shore in Taiwan. The company has also upgraded the onshore substation in Changhua County…

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)…

ABS Class for First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel

Aug 03, 2020

Marine classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will provide classification services to the first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan.The vessel named the Green Jade has been commissioned by CDWE…

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…

Xodus, E&E to Jointly Offer Offshore Wind Advisory Services in Japan

Jul 28, 2020

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has partnered up Japanese consultancy E&E Solutions to deliver advice and analysis for the developing offshore wind market in Japan.E&E Solutions has the local market knowledge, including an extensive…

Tekmar Energy's Cable Protection for Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

Jul 24, 2020

Subsea protection equipment provider Tekmar Energy will provide cable protection for the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farm project in Japan.The wind farms, set to be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in Japan, will be delivered by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation…

Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Pin Piles Arrive in Taiwan

Jul 22, 2020

BBC Onyx multipurpose heavy-lifter has arrived in Taiwan carrying the first batch of foundation components for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.'Formosa 2 offshore wind farm loaded-in the first set of foundation components, including pin piles…

GIEK Aims to Boost Norwegian Suppliers' Presence in Burgeoning Offshore Wind Sector

Jul 21, 2020

The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency GIEK has quadrupled its offshore wind portfolio to NOK 4.2bn (USD 453m) since the tail end of last year, and is ready to provide a further boost for local suppliers to secure more offshore wind business internationally…

Vestas Nabs 50MW Wind Turbine Order in Vietnam

Jul 21, 2020

Danish wind turbine supplier Vestas has secured a 50 MW order in Vietnam with local EPC construction company, Bac Phuong JSC for the second phase of the Dong Hai 1 intertidal wind project. Vestas was also awarded the first phase of the project in December 2019…

Siemens Gamesa Nets Double Wind Turbine Order in Vietnam

Jul 15, 2020

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has won a double order for wind turbine deliveries for two nearshore wind farm projects in Vietnam.The two orders, with 75 MW and 90 MW at the Tan Thuan and Thai Hoa wind farms respectively, will use the SG 5…

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…

First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel to Sport Wärtsilä Gear

Jul 14, 2020

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has been tasked to equip the first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel - the Green Jade - with 'a broad scope' of its solutions.The 216 meters long vessel will be built…

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…

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