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AWEA 2018: Offshore hubs to spring up Atlantic coast

AWEA 2018: Offshore hubs to spring up Atlantic coast

UNITED STATES: The US offshore wind industry will be centred around two or three ports on the east coast, predicted Paul Vigeant, managing director of the New Bedford Wind Energy Centre.

CPPIB and Enbridge to pursue European offshore wind

CPPIB and Enbridge to pursue European offshore wind

CANADA: The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and energy infrastructure company Enbridge will form a joint venture (JV) to pursue future European offshore wind projects, the companies announced.

Siemens Gamesa to refurbish Vestas gearboxes

Siemens Gamesa to refurbish Vestas gearboxes

NETHERLANDS: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will refurbish the gearboxes of the 60 Vestas turbines at the 120MW Princess Amalia project in the Netherlands as it extends its service business for multi-brand offshore wind turbines.

EDF buys Mainstream's Neart Na Gaoithe

EDF buys Mainstream's Neart Na Gaoithe

UK: French energy conglomerate EDF Group has acquired the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland from Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power following a competitive bidding process.

Parkwind buys Arcadis Ost 1

Parkwind buys Arcadis Ost 1

GERMANY: Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has acquired the 247MW Arcardis Ost 1 offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, after it secured a licence in last month's offshore wind auction.

Taiwan selects 3.8GW of projects

Taiwan selects 3.8GW of projects

TAIWAN: The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has allocated grid capacity for ten offshore wind projects, with developers ├śrsted and Wpd among the successful applicants.

in depth

The new benchmark

UK: A new offshore wind project and a new benchmark set. MHI Vestas has installed the first turbine at Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), with a capacity of 8.8MW -- the highest-rated turbine installed in the water to date.

Cape Wind: Requiem for a dream

UNITED STATES: Cape Wind was the big, ambitious project that aimed to kickstart offshore wind development in the US, but which foundered in the face of powerful opposition groups. Where did it all go wrong and what others can learn from the developer's experience?

Turkey plans to enter offshore with 1GW tender

TURKEY: Turkish energy minister Berat Albayrak unveiled plans in late February for a 1GW offshore wind project, with a tender set to be held later this year.

Do we still need met masts?

WORLDWIDE: Remote-sensing devices are cheaper to install and maintain and often gather better data than traditional met masts, but while their use is becoming more widespread offshore, bankability remains an issue, especially in complex terrain.

A handful of major markets drive growth

WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.


events

Floating Offshore Wind

  • Thu 28 Jun 2018
  • etc. venues Victoria, London, UK