Offshore Wind News

  • Government Support for Offshore Wind Creates Massive Economic Opportunity for Britain

    RenewableUK says the UK government's announcement on November 9 of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a boost for British industry. "It's great news that the Government is supporting offshore wind. This will enable our world-leading industry to deliver significant investment to the UK. The competitive auction process is continuing to drive down ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • US offshore wind expansion creates new technology insurance challenges

    US offshore wind became a reality this month when Deepwater Wind completed its 30 MW Block Island project near Rhode Island. In September, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a new national roadmap to build 86 GW of ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France

    Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France The EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Caisse des Dépôts, Eiffage/Principle Power and GE consortium’s floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean has been selected by the ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Research shows offshore wind more turbulent in Northeastern US

    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have shown the offshore wind in the Northeast of US is ‘predominantly unstable’. The study titled “On the Predominance of Unstable Atmospheric Conditions in the Marine Boundary Layer Offshore of the U.S. Northeastern Coast” analyzed ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

    The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Each of the blades are and extraordinary 80m long and will be part of the Burbo Bank Extension project which has its pre-assembly ...

  • Long Island offshore wind farm to be approved next week

    The race for North America’s first offshore wind farm had begun several years ago, and is continuing on today. The tables may have turned for one such project, as New York’s Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is expected to give the green light next week. The proposed offshore wind farm will have a capacity of 90MW, composed of 15 wind turbines and located east of Montauk; making it ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The Netherlands to build the largest, cheapest wind farm in the world

    The first phase of the Borssele offshore wind farm will be 700MW, and generate 22.5% more electricity than anticipated, enough power for 1 million homes. The government would like to expand the initial wind farm from 700MW to 3,500MW with the addition of 4 more wind farms. To give some perspective, the largest wind farms built in Europe last year, on average, was roughly 337.9MW. According to the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Scottish government invests £1.5m in offshore wind

    The Scottish government has decided to invest £1.5m in offshore wind for the purpose of increasing innovation, reducing costs and encouraging further investments from other organizations and investors. According to the press release, the Carbon Trust will fund projects in the following three areas. ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Wind power giant takes on 36,000 more investors in latest IPO

    Dong Energy, the leader in offshore wind power, has 36,000 more investors thanks to their latest IPO, bringing the company’s total worth to £11 billion. Once operational by 2020, the company will own the largest offshore wind farm in the world (Hornsea Project One), with over 170 wind turbines powering more than 1 million homes. Chief Executive of Dong, Henrik Poulsen said: ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Lake Erie wind farm receives $40 million in government funding

    The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has invested $40 million into the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. Local wind energy firms were vying for the project, and finally Lake Erie Energy Development Co (LEEDCo) received the go ahead in a decision that surprised some. Their proposal includes six, 3.45MW wind turbines with an innovative type of ...

  • G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are significant markets in which the offshore wind ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015: 44% of all new power

    Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity needs. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European ...


    By WindEurope

  • Goldman Sonnenfeldt Foundation donates Solar Powered LED Lights to Hayground School

    Goldman Sonnenfeldt Foundation has donated solar powered LED pathway lighting to Hayground School, Bridgehampton, New York. The LED solar lights were provided by Sol, Inc., a subsidiary of Carmanah Technologies Corp. (TSX:CMH). Mr. Michael Sonnenfeldt is the Chairman of Carmanah Technologies and its largest shareholder. Hayground School provides an open community where conventional ...

  • New partnership heralds green light for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

    Four-way international partnership secures £1.5 billion UK renewable energy project Significant boost to UK economy creating nearly 800 jobs Project can generate enough clean energy for up to 336,000 homes RWE Innogy has today announced three new project partners for Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL). UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Siemens Financial Services and ...


    By RWE npower

  • UK and China sign the Clean Energy Partnership

    The Clean Energy Partnership establishes co-operation in research and industry while transitioning to a low carbon global economy. This will strengthen the UK’s position as the partner of choice for China in low carbon energy and will help to pave the way for effective energy relations between the two countries. Both the UK and China are determined to find the right solutions to deliver ...

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

    Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories in ...

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