Offshore Wind Energy

Loss of control over Enercon Wind turbines due to satellite outage highlights cyber risks

A ‘massive disruption’ in satellite connections has affected operations of more than 5,800 wind turbines in central Europe, said Enercon, Germany’s leading wind turbine manufacturer. Enercon informed that on Thursday, the satellite connections stopped working that knocked out the remote monitoring and control systems of the wind turbines. The disruptions impacted 11 gigawatt (GW) worth […]

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Germany invites tenders for 1 GW offshore wind farm in North Sea

Just as other European players are bullish about the offshore wind power development, the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has put up a tender inviting players for the development of 1 GW offshore wind farm in an area in the North Sea. The new notification says that the bids will have to be submitted by […]

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US Offshore Wind Bids Worth $1.54 Billion; More to Come on Thursday

The United States of America is conducting an important auction for offshore wind energy beyond the coasts of New York and New Jersey. The auction has attracted a record $1.5 billion in bids until now and the exercise will continue on Thursday as well, as informed by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). […]

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16 Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine to Come Up in China

Chinese domination in the renewable energy sector continues with the latest announcement of wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy’s plans to deploy two giant wind turbines, with 16 megawatts (MW) capacity each, in the South China Sea. Sources say that the installation will take place at the MingYang Yangjiang Qingzhou Four offshore wind farm. According […]

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400MW Floating Wind Farm Proposed off Northern Ireland Coast

Search for renewable sources of energy is gaining significant speed in Western Europe and Northern Ireland is on the forefront when it comes to capturing offshore wind energy. Possibilities of massive offshore floating wind farms, which are expected to attract investments of multi million pounds beyond the coasts of Northern Ireland, are being evaluated and […]

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ABB to Upgrade Eneti’s Offshore Wind Installation Vessels

South Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd. (DSME) will deliver two wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) to Monaco-based offshore wind construction giant Eneti Inc. The deal is worth $330 million and the delivery is expected between the third quarter of 2024 and second quarter of 2025. ABB – the global leader in automation, digitization […]

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TN CM to Center: ‘Come Out with Viable Policy on Offshore Wind Energy’

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has urged the Central government to come out with a viable policy on harnessing offshore wind energy, according to media reports. Speaking at the Southern Zonal Council meeting held in Tirupathi on Sunday, Stalin said the state has huge potential to harness offshore wind energy. “However, we are yet […]

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Aker Offshore, Ocean Winds and Statkraft Team Up For Offshore Wind in Norway

Aker Offshore Wind, Ocean Winds, and Statkraft have signed a collaboration agreement to bid for, develop, construct, and operate offshore wind and associated infrastructure for the Utsira Nord license area in Norway. While Akers and StatKraft are Norway based firms, Ocean Winds is the result of a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE […]

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NTPC, ONGC To Focus On Offshore Wind Energy Developments ?

News reports have quoted state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)  joining together for the development of offshore wind energy in the country. For ONGC, the national oil explorer, any tie-up is considered  relevant as power generation has not been its forte, and offshore wind offers […]

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