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MHI Vestas Confirms Scotland Offshore Wind Order

Dec 06, 2018

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 100 turbines for the 950-megawatt (MW) Moray East offshore wind farm in waters off the northeast coast of Scotland.Under the contract, MHI Vestas will deliver one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for the project in the Moray Firth…

Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Offshore Wind Project

Dec 04, 2018

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV.The wind turbines and services provider said that it includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8…

Wind Beats Solar in Danish Green Energy Auction

Dec 03, 2018

Wind emerged as the most competitive power source in Denmark's first auction where wind and solar competed for state subsidies on equal footing to deliver power at the lowest price.Subsidies which have underpinned the growth of renewable energy…

E.on Officially Opens Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 03, 2018

The 400-MW Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast in the UK has been officially opened, said German energy company E.on SE.  The offshore wind farm now generating enough green electricity for around 350,000 UK homes setting a new power record in the country…

Mitsubishi Corporation Part-divests in Moray East Offshore Wind Project

Dec 03, 2018

Japan's largest trading company  Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) announced the divestment of shares in Diamond Green Limited, with 30% to be transferred to The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc (KEPCO) and 20% to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL)…

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Backs Offshore Wind

Dec 02, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is remaining committed to supporting the state’s goals of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030 and reaching 100% of renewable energy by 2050.The Offshore Wind Supply Chain Networking Event…

MHI Vestas Hires US Offshore Vet

Nov 28, 2018

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW), a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Vestas Wind Systems, has announced the appointment of Jason Folsom, the US offshore wind veteran.Folsom, a respected offshore wind expert with extensive new…

Orsted Plots $30 Bln Green Energy Investment

Nov 28, 2018

Denmark's Orsted will invest $30 billion in green energy up to 2025, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks to become one of a handful of future 'renewable majors' leading a global transition from fossil fuels to green energy.While renewable energy…

Van Oord Contracts Tekmar Borssele 2 Offshore Wind Project

Nov 27, 2018

The subsea cables and engineering services provider Tekmar Energy announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm…

Petronas Sets Up Team for Renewables Push

Nov 27, 2018

Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, has set up a new business within the group to make a push into renewable energy, the head of the new venture said on Tuesday.Petronas has expressed interest over…

Ørsted Completes Divestment in Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 26, 2018

Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has completed the divestment of 50% of the Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).Three months ago, Ørsted signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Installs 400th Wind Turbine

Nov 26, 2018

Denmark-based offshore wind farms service provider Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has marked a milestone in offshore wind turbine installation as it installed the 400th unit.The turbine has been installed at Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Denmark using the jack-up vessel Brave Tern…

DEME Launches Orion

Nov 23, 2018

Belgian offshore vessel owner DEME has launched its next generation, giant new offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’ in a ceremony at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China. ‘Orion’ will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity…

GE Teams with Catapult to "Stay Ashore!"

Nov 20, 2018

GE Renewable Energy and the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a $11 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimizing the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for offshore wind farms…

SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

Nov 18, 2018

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO)…

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