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PHOTO: Offshore Wind Blade for MingYang's 11MW Turbine Rolls of Production Line

Jul 30, 2021

China's MingYang is making progress will its MySE 11MW-203 offshore wind turbine development.The company said Friday via social media that its MySE 11-99A1 blade for the 11MW turbine had rolled off the production line at the Guangdong Shanwei offshore blade production facility on Thursday…

Jan De Nul Installs Export Cables for Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Jul 23, 2021

Offshore installation firm Jan De Nul has installed four export cables for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Jan De Nul used its cable-laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh to install with cables of total length of 34 kilometers.'Thanks to her shallow draft design…

Japan's JFE to Invest $363,3M in New Offshore Wind Monopile Plants

Jul 21, 2021

Japan's JFE Engineering Corporation is set to build a factory for the construction of monopile foundations and transition pieces for the offshore wind industry. The company also has plans to build jacket-type foundations in the future.'The monopile…

La Gan Wind Taps Fugro, Partners for Geotechnical Survey Off Vietnam

Jul 20, 2021

Offshore wind developer La Gan Wind, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro, and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S, and Fugro.The award is part of CIP’s…

South Korean Shipbuilder Eyes Floating Wind Opportunities

Jul 20, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is joining the offshore wind industry through the development of an independent offshore wind floater model able to operate in extreme marine environments.The company said Monday it had received Approval in Principle (AiP) for its 9…

Thai Firm GPSC Buys Stake in Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm for $500M

Jul 15, 2021

Thai energy company, Global Power Synergy Pcl (GPSC), on Thursday said it had acquired a 25% stake in a Taiwanese offshore wind farm for $500 million.The deal comes a day after it announced a $453 million investment in a solar project in India…

GIG Picks ODE as Owner's Engineer for Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Jul 15, 2021

Green Investment Group (GIG), part of Macquarie Group, has selected the UK-based engineering firm Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) as the Owner’s Engineer and Package Manager for its offshore wind farms in South Korea.Under the contract, ODE will manage a range of packages including foundations…

Ramboll Eyes Business Growth in Asian Offshore Wind Market. Opens Tokyo Office

Jul 08, 2021

Danish engineering company Ramboll has said it has secured five contracts in the past ten months for offshore wind farms located in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea, and that it expects fivefold offshore wind business growth in the region in the next five years…

BW Ideol Enters Floating Wind Partnership with Japanese Refiner Eneos

Jul 07, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has signed a deal with Japan's largest oil refiner Eneos to develop a site-specificcommercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan.The floating wind farm would be based on BW Ideol's patented Damping Pool technology…

Boost to Green Energy Investment Could Create 10 Million New Jobs

Jul 07, 2021

From offshore wind farms in Britain to floating solar power plants in Vietnam, about 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly 50 countries are waiting for finance - and could create up to 10 million green jobs, consultancy EY-Parthenon said on Wednesday…

Siemens Gamesa's Offshore Wind Turbine Gets 'Typhoon-resistant' Certificate

Jul 06, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa's offshore wind turbine SG 11.0-200 DD has received a typhoon-resistant type certificate from TÜV NORD, a trait especially important for the growing offshore wind ambitions in Asia.The wind turbine type is able…

Fred. Olsen Ocean, Shimizu in Offshore Wind Pact

Jun 29, 2021

Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO), including its subsidiaries Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) and Global Wind Service (GWS), on Tuesday announced a partnership with Shimizu Corporation (Shimizu) to support growth and development in the offshore wind industry in Japan and worldwide…

Jan De Nul Installs Final Turbine at TPC's 109.2 MW Wind Farm Off Taiwan

Jun 23, 2021

Jan De Nul Group said Wednesday it had completed the installation of all 21 offshore wind turbines for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration, including the installation of all subsea cables.The TPC Offshore Wind Farm near Fangyuan…

IRENA: Dropping Renewables Costs Undercut New and Some Existing Coal Plants

Jun 22, 2021

The cost of renewable energy sources is undercutting that of new and some existing coal-fired power plants, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Tuesday.Due to cheaper renewable energy, up to 800 gigawatts…

As Big Oil Pushes into Offshore Wind, Seabed Lease Prices Will Rise

Jun 21, 2021

The world's largest offshore wind developer Orsted is concerned that Big Oil's eagerness to harness wind at sea could push up prices for seabed leases, making the technology less competitive, its chief executive told Reuters.European oil firms including Total…

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