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Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy unveil floating substation

Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy unveil floating substation

Floating foundation specialist Ideol and fellow French company Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled a floating electrical offshore substation. The partners claim it is the world's first commercially available floating substation.

Microsoft signs 90MW Borssele III & IV PPA

Microsoft signs 90MW Borssele III & IV PPA

Microsoft has signed an agreement to buy output from a 90MW portion of the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV project off the coast of the Netherlands.

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.

Offshore wind hub planned for former coal plant site

Offshore wind hub planned for former coal plant site

The developer behind plans to create an offshore wind hub on the site of a former coal power station in Massachusetts has given further details about the project.

Danish-led group plan North Sea wind power hub

Danish-led group plan North Sea wind power hub

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is leading a research project to determine the technology needed for an artificial island to connect North Sea wind farms to surrounding countries.

Ørsted backs 900MW Taiwanese projects

Ørsted backs 900MW Taiwanese projects

Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the 900MW Changhua 1 & 2 wind farms off the west coast of Taiwan, with Siemens Gamesa inline for the order.

UK oil and gas body eyeing renewables links

UK oil and gas body eyeing renewables links

The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for forging closer links with offshore renewable developers.

In Depth

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.

Simplifying and lightening offshore turbines with compressed air energy storage

WORLDWIDE: Well-proven equipment and machinery can be deployed for the fast development of CAES-equipped wind turbines.

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.

Analysis: Siemens' radical substation plan

GERMANY: Siemens announced new significant potential for cost saving in grid technology for offshore wind at the EWEA Offshore conference and exhibition in Copenhagen last week.

Cabling standards hold key to cutting costs

The offshore wind sector is under significant pressure to reduce costs. One of the sectors where large savings could be made is the offshore electricity transmission network. We assess the contribution the German offshore network plan will make

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