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Wind Provides 14% of European Electricity

Feb 25, 2019

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union’s electricity last year, according to figures published by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including 2.65 GW of offshore wind. Continued…

SeaOwls, Ulstein Part Ways

Feb 21, 2019

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein and Dutch offshore consultancy SeaOwls BV have decided to each go their own separate ways in the offshore wind industry.The jointly developed SOUL jack-up concept is geared toward the transport and installation…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Feb 17, 2019

The first turbine of the 1,218-MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s biggest such facility, has been installed and is now generating power.Matthew Wright, UK managing director of Danish energy group Ørsted A/S, described…

SeaMade Consults Waves Group on Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 17, 2019

Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the construction of two Belgian sector offshore wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar.'We are currently providing Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the installation of foundations…

Welcon to Build World's First TetraSpar Foundation

Feb 17, 2019

Denmark’s Welcon has received the order to produce the first TetraSpar floating offshore foundation for a consortium comprising Shell, Innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies.We are very proud to be involved in this exciting project, which…

Consortium Buys Veja Mate Offshore Wind

Feb 14, 2019

A consortium led by asset manager Commerz Real AG, WPD Invest, KGAL and IKEA franchisee Ingka Group will acquire an 80% stake in the 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park in the German North Sea.Veja Mate offshore wind park in the North Sea  is…

Europe Offshore Wind Capacity Up 18% in 2018

Feb 12, 2019

Europe installed a total of 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, an 18% increase which takes the region to a total capacity of 18.5 GW.According to new figures published this week by the region’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope…

Slufterdam Doubles Wind Power

Feb 12, 2019

Eneco and Vattenfall have completed repowering of the Slufterdam wind farm in the Netherlands, boosting output to 50MW from around 25MW.The 17 existing wind turbines in the farm, which has been supplying renewable energy since 2002, have been…

Offshore Wind Energy Market to Grow 20%

Feb 05, 2019

Global offshore wind energy market was valued at $2,727 thousand in 2019, and is expected to reach $11,334 thousand by 2025, registering a CAGR of +20% from 2019 to 2025, said a study.The global offshore wind energy market has been set blazing…

Pfisterer Wins Moray East Offshore Windfarm Deal

Feb 03, 2019

The global manufacturer of high-voltage cable accessories and a system provider Pfisterer has won a contract for the supply of the 220kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.'In…

New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and…

Siemens Gamesa to Suppy 270 Turbines in India

Jan 31, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)  has won a new order in India from ReNew Power, India's large largest renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), for the supply of 270 SG 2.1-122 wind turbines with a total capacity of 567 MW.The…

Becker Intros New Sail Tech

Jan 31, 2019

Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems is now taking another step forward – wind operated vessels.'We will see different hybrid systems on board vessels in the future. There will be ships and services where sailing provides a real option for supporting propulsion…

Seasight Davits Bags First Siemens Gamesa Order

Jan 30, 2019

Spanish manufacturing company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has placed an order with Danish outfit Seasight Davits for 58 davit cranes for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.'As it is the first Siemens Gamesa order received, we are…

Record Year for US Wind Energy

Jan 30, 2019

American utilities signed contracts for 4,304 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2018 that, when combined with non-utility purchases, reached the highest level on record for overall Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) activity with 8,507 MW in 2018…

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