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Orsted Contracts EEW OSB to Supply Offshore Wind Components

Oct 25, 2018

EEW OSB, a Teesside facility that manufactures transition pieces (TPs) used in offshore wind farms, is entering the international market thanks to multiple contracts with Ørsted, the global offshore wind company.The multi-million pound contract…

Asia-Pac Offshore Wind Capacity to Rise 20-fold in a Decade: Wood Mackenzie

Oct 25, 2018

Asia-Pacific's offshore wind capacity will rise 20-fold to 43 GW in 2027, said new research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Future offshore wind prices will be competitive with traditional thermal prices, it said.Leading the charge is China…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

Oct 25, 2018

Construction of Germany's 385 MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been completed at a new record speed: The workers needed less than three months to erect 60 turbines.'The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company…

Shell Joins the Global Wind Energy Council

Oct 25, 2018

British-Dutch oil and gas company Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member as part of its 'new energies strategy' that includes expansion of wind business.Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, says: “We are delighted to have Shell join GWEC’s board…

Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

Oct 23, 2018

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region…

Orsted Selects Siemens Gamesa or Typhoon-Proof Turbines

Oct 23, 2018

Danish wind power company Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.The project is subject to certain conditions such as the signing of a power…

Simec Atlantis Energy Completes Offshore Operations

Oct 23, 2018

The owner and operator of sustainable energy projects Simec Atlantis Energy announced that it successfully completed offshore operations on MeyGen Phase 1A with two Andritz 1.5MW turbines returned to service and the Atlantis 1.5MW turbine successfully retrieved for ancillary systems maintenance…

Siemens Gamesa Plans Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Oct 22, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa will build an assembly plant in Taiwan if it gets a firm order from Denmark's Orsted to supply its 900-megawatt Greater Changhua offshore wind farm, the German-Spanish company said on Monday.Siemens Gamesa,…

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Developments

Oct 22, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast.The Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1…

Goldwind, DNV GL to Digitalize Certification Tools

Oct 18, 2018

One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of…

Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

Oct 16, 2018

Nexans said it will supply a subsea power cable and associated accessories for the 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm 46 km offshore from Zeebrugge, Belgium.The French based company has been awarded a contract from Northwester 2 developer Parkwind to design…

Siemens Gamesa Reshuffles Top Management

Oct 16, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced a reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, part of a bid to advance an ambitious cost-saving plan after a year-long board battle over issues ranging from suppliers to leadership.David Mesonero, currently managing director of corporate development…

Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

Oct 08, 2018

Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million as part of its strategy to expand in a major growth market.The still small U.S. offshore wind sector is seen as one…

ABB Offshore Wind Transformers for Borssele

Sep 30, 2018

ABB has won an order of more than $20 million from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply reliable, energy-efficient and compact WindSTAR transformers, which are designed for installation in wind turbines.Borssele III and IV comprise the second phase of the Borssele wind farm…

OMM Calls EU, UK for Talk on Offshore Wind Firms

Sep 26, 2018

Leading specialist marine contractor, Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is calling on companies and associations from across the EU to engage with UK businesses and to have that tough conversation on the future of the industry beyond Brexit.The…

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