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Ireland Calls for More Offshore Wind

Sep 13, 2019

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief executive Dr David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the government in the country and across the political system to support the development of offshore wind energy.Ireland currently only…

Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

Sep 10, 2019

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm  from 2024.Deutsche Bahn will continue to steadily increase its purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources in the coming years…

TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

Shared CTV Monitoring Drives Efficiencies for Wind Farm Ops

Sep 06, 2019

Shared monitoring systems that provide comprehensive insight into CTV capabilities and limitations will support safety, planning & cost reduction for offshore wind owners. Offshore wind project owners are missing out on significant cost savings…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

SUNY Maritime College Hosts Ocean Wind Energy Conference

Sep 04, 2019

NYC Economic Development Corp. Signs on as Event Sponsor.The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce their partnership…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

Sep 02, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of…

MarineSpace Wins Ørsted Award

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based marine environmental and planning consultancy MarineSpace Limited has been awarded a place on the UK environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework agreement for Ørsted Wind Power A/S.The award means MarineSpace will be eligible to…

EDS Provides Cable Testing to Vattenfall at Horns Rev 1

Aug 27, 2019

High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group (EDS), part of the UK’s leading marine services company – James Fisher and Sons plc, has carried out an innovative cable testing campaign for Vattenfall at Horns Rev 1 after the windfarm had experienced network issues…

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Reach 25.8GW

Aug 27, 2019

The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 25,824 MW across 13 states, including the Block Island Wind Farm commissioned in 2016.Projects totaling 21,225 MW have exclusive site control, meaning…

Green Marine Secures Windfarm Deal

Aug 26, 2019

Orkney-based Green Marine won a three-year contract to deliver operations and maintenance work for Equinor’s Dudgeon offshore windfarm.Green Marine will supply its Damen-built 2610 Twin Axe vessel, Green Storm, to assist in the operations and…

MPI Offshore Begins Blade Repair Work

Aug 26, 2019

Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution has started a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of…

DNV GL Launches Renewables Certification Ops in U.S.

Aug 23, 2019

With the U.S. offshore wind industry poised for rapid growth, DNV GL has established a Renewables Certification office in Medford, Mass., to meet the growing demands for certification services. While the U.S. is still a generation behind Europe in the exploitation of offshore wind energy resources…

Scandinavia's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Aug 23, 2019

European energy giant Vattenfall opened Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3.The 49 wind turbines on the Horns Rev 3 also represent Vattenfall’s and Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, which is located 25-40 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast in the North Sea…

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