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Mott MacDonald Nets Offshore Wind Deal in Taiwan

Sep 27, 2021

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Hai Long offshore wind farm project as one of its owner’s engineers.The Hai Long project, currently in the development phase, is a 1GW wind farm located 50-70 km from the shore. Hai Long has three separate grid allocations…

DNV Launches Guidance on Wind Farm Design for Tropical Cyclone Areas

Sep 24, 2021

Classification society and energy industry consultancy DNV has published a new Technical Note (TN) providing principles for determining site extreme wind speeds for wind farms caused by tropical cyclones. The company produced the document after…

Renewable Energy Firms Pin Hopes on Taro Kono Becoming Japan PM

Sep 24, 2021

Renewable energy companies are betting that the leading contender in the race to become Japan's next prime minister, Taro Kono, will unleash changes allowing more market access and a fairer playing field after years of neglect.The 58-year-old…

Offshore Wind: High Tien Offshore to Acquire Taiwan's First Cable Laying Vessel

Sep 20, 2021

Taiwan-based offshore engineering company High Tien Offshore Engineering has said it will invest into and own the first Taiwanese large Cable Laying Vessel (CLV) to support Taiwan's growing offshore wind ambitions.The company said that the vessel…

Japan to Open Bidding for Akita Area Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 14, 2021

Japan's industry ministry will open bidding for an area off Akita, northern Japan, for the development of an offshore wind farm while designating four 'promising areas' and identifying 10 as potentially suitable for development, it said in a statement…

Ampelmann First to Deploy Motion-Compensated Gangway in China's Offshore Wind Sector

Sep 14, 2021

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China, to provide the A-type gangway to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. Ampelmann said it was able to secure this…

Siemens Gamesa Opens Offshore Wind Nacelle Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated its new offshore facility in Taichung, Taiwan, the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe. The facility will now be starting regular operations…

Ørsted, T&T in Offshore Wind Partnership in Vietnam

Sep 09, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind giant Ørsted has partnered up with Vietnam's T&T to work on offshore wind projects in Vietnam'The collaboration between Ørsted and T&T brings together a multi-GW pipeline of greenfield offshore wind projects located…

Heerema, Shimizu in Offshore Wind Pact in Japan

Sep 02, 2021

Japan-based Shimizu Corporation has signed an offshore wind partnership agreement with the Dutch offshore installation giant Heerema Marine Contractors.The cooperation, targeting the Japanese offshore wind market, is primarily focused on installing turbine foundations…

Kansai Electric, RWE Studying Floating Wind Project in Japan

Aug 23, 2021

Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co Inc and German utility RWE have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating wind project off the Japanese coast, the companies said on Monday.Japan's offshore power market is expected…

Floating Wind: TotalEnergies, GIG Get EBL in South Korea

Aug 16, 2021

TotalEnergies nad Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and have recently secured an electricity business license (EBL) for their floating offshore wind project located off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea.This is the first floating offshore…

Sembcorp Marine Completes Construction of Offshore Wind Substations for Ørsted

Aug 16, 2021

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine has completed the construction of substations for Ørsted's Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.The two substations, the Offshore Substation (OSS) and Reactive Compensation Station (RCS), set off on a voyage to…

Aker Offshore Wind, Mainstream to Acquire Stake in Japanese 800MW Floating Wind Project

Aug 12, 2021

Norway's Aker Offshore Wind said Thursday it has, with its partner Mainstream Renewable Power, been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire an initial 50 percent stake in Progression Energy’s 800MW floating offshore wind project in Japan…

LS Cable & System to Buy 'Largest' Cable Laying Barge in South Korea

Aug 11, 2021

South Korean subsea cable firm LS Cable & System said Wednesday it would soon acquire the largest submarine cable laying barge in Korea, targeting offshore wind opportunities.'LS Cable & System is planning to strengthen its position in the submarine…

'World Largest' Offshore Converter Station Debuts in China

Aug 09, 2021

The installation on what is reported to be the world’s largest offshore converter station is being hailed by China Classification Society (CCS) as ‘a significant milestone’ in the development of deep-water wind power. CCS provided authentication…

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