offshore wind

Greenspur’s Permanent Magnet Generator Could Unleash 25 MW Offshore Turbines

A permanent magnet generator concept, developed by Greenspur Renewables, could open the door for engineers to design giant 25MW offshore wind turbines. A new-generation direct-drive permanent magnet generator (PMG) concept, developed by British start-up Greenspur Renewables, could potentially open the door for engineers and developers to design giant 25MW offshore wind turbines. The concept design […]

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Vattenfall & GE to Cooperate on Deployment of Largest Offshore Turbine in Europe

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy plan to join forces in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine, the Haliade-X in Europe. With a capacity of 12MW, it is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date. Development and production of the new 12MW turbine.  It features a 220-meter rotor, a 107-meter blade (the […]

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Decline In Wind Growth Puts German and EU Renewable Targets at Risk

The growth of onshore wind energy is collapsing in Germany, jeopardizing both the German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 – the country’s worst first quarter for onshore installations since 2000. And is likely to install a total of just 1-2 […]

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Ørsted Takes FID on Two Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

Denmark-based power company has announced that it has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan.  Prior to the FID, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved Ørsted’s local supply chain plan, and subsequently, Ørsted has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower at the feed-in-tariff […]

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E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy to Co-Develop Offshore Wind Projects in Japan

E.ON intends to transfer its experience and technical know-how from its 1.8 gigawatts (GW) installed offshore wind capacity from Europe to Japan. E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Japan. The cooperation is focused on fixed bottom projects and starts with a study to jointly […]

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GE Renewable Energy Signs MoU Confirming Commitment to 1st French Offshore Wind Farm

This MoU terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF. GE Renewable Energy has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal […]

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Germany Brings Online Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea

Arkona started its power supply to the German national grid in September 2018, and its 60 wind turbines, each producing six megawatts, reached peak production in 2019 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg opened the Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Mukran on the German […]

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China’s CEI, French EDF Group Team Up for Offshore Wind in Jiangsu Province

China Energy Investment and Electricite de France Group (EDF Group) have signed a deal to jointly develop an offshore wind power project in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. The project is the first offshore wind power venture with both domestic and foreign investment in China. A total of 7.94 billion yuan (US$1.18 billion) will be invested, […]

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NOAA Fisheries & BOEM Sign MOU on Offshore Wind Energy

The 10-year MOU outlines several areas of mutual interest including responsible planning and siting of turbine arrays, development of sites of offshore wind power and to work with local and regional fishing interests. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) signed a 10-year Memorandum of […]

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