offshore wind News

  • SgurrEnergy advises on investment in world’s first floating offshore wind farm

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore wind farm. This project is an important milestone between demonstration and full commercialisation of floating wind.  ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • New York to build 2400 MW of offshore wind by 2030

    Just one day after announcing the closure of one of the state’s biggest nuclear power plants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward a grand plan to build 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, beginning with a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island. In one of a series of speeches of his unconventional “State of the State” tour, Gov. Cuomo urged the Long ...

  • Offshore wind & transmission forum

    Last week the EU council agreed to allocate EUR 576 million to offshore wind projects within the EU, as part of the stimulus package. Nearly half of the allocation is earmarked for offshore wind transmission infrastructure projects which will provide a huge boost to the offshore wind industry and help open up the private sector investment opportunities.Green Power Conferences’ Offshore Wind and ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide' which gives Product Innovation, Public Policy and development in Offshore wind farm Manufacturing worldwide. Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing WorldwideThe global move to offshore wind farm ...


  • Offshore wind assessment to provide certainty

    Offshore wind energy in Scottish territorial waters will undergo strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to establish a clear and consistent approach to future development. The Scottish Government study will ensure the significant offshore wind resource is developed consistently. The move follows a strong response from developers to The Crown Estate’s call for applications for offshore wind ...


    By The Crown Estate

  • £10million to spur on innovation in offshore wind

    Innovators with novel ideas to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy are today being invited to get their ideas off the drawing board and into turbines out at sea with the launch of two competitions. As highlighted in the Offshore Wind Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) published by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG) in February this year, offshore wind has ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind 2011: the Facts

    Wind Energy Update reports offshore wind, with its incomparably high energy production per hour witnessed important developments during 2011: RWE - The fifth largest utility company in Europe, with 3 offshore wind projects in the UK (North Hoyle, Rhyl Flats and Greater Gabbard) and a pipeline of 6.5GW of offshore wind capacity, announced 40% increase in its annual renewables investments to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Kent offshore wind farm to be extended

    One of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK has been given the go-ahead for an extension today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Up to 17 new turbines will be added to Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which already hosts 30 turbines. The wind farm – off the coast of North Kent - has been operational since 2005. Its existing capacity level would be expected ...

  • Untapped wealth offshore - wind not oil

    As the high costs of heavy U.S. reliance on fossil fuels become clear, Oceana urges policymakers to invest more in the development of cheaper renewable energy choices. An Oceana analysis released today shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Is America on the Cusp of an Offshore Wind Boom?

    America’s first offshore wind project, the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island, is almost complete. The developer, Deepwater Wind, is already eyeing much bigger projects off the Atlantic coast. Meanwhile, ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Offshore wind accelerator - News update

    Fjellstrand WindServer vessels will help to substantially reduce offshore wind operation and maintenance costs. Fjellstrand, one of the 13 access companies we have been supporting over the last 12 months from our Access Competition has achieved a major and exciting milestone - they have received an order for six vessels.  All six vessels will enter services in 2013 for major ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Driving down the cost of offshore wind

    More winds farms have been brought in to a competitive system to drive down the costs of offshore wind. The offshore transmission regime means that Ofgem can find the most cost-effective investment in the connecting cables and infrastructure for offshore wind power, saving consumers between £200 and £400 million since 2011, according to estimates by independent experts. Energy ...

  • 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

  • Galloper offshore wind farm gets green light

    Galloper Wind Farm Limited have been granted permission by Government to construct a 504MW wind farm off the coast of Suffolk and related infrastructure at Sizewell which will connect the wind farm to the electricity grid system. The developer estimates that the 140 turbine development will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes a year when completed in ...

  • The Future of Offshore Wind Power Generation - ReportsnReports

    Offshore wind power is one of the newest major sources of renewable electricity generation to be developed and also one of the most interesting. Its history is short, no more than 20 years, and yet over that period the technology has been able to establish itself as both viable and potentially profitable. Explore Table of Contents of this report @ ...


  • Worlds largest offshore wind farm opens in UK

    The world's largest offshore wind farm opened Thursday off the British coast, with 100 wind turbines capable of supplying enough electricity for 200,000 homes a year. The farm, off the coast of Kent in southern England, is part of a major renewable energy initiative spearheaded by the previous British government. Swedish energy company Vattenfall will operate the farm after having invested around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NIB finances the Anholt offshore wind farm

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Danish energy company DONG Energy have signed a loan totalling EUR 240 million (DKK 1.8 billion) for financing the Anholt offshore wind farm. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

    The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Offshore Wind Industry Research Report - ReportsnReports

    Offshore Wind Industry – Growth Potential Hampered by Issues in Supply Chain and Financing is the latest report from industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the challenges in offshore wind market. The research provides an understanding of the technology of wind turbines, generators, rotor blades, gear box and so on. The research also provides ...


  • Offshore wind industry working on a new power class

    The offshore wind industry is gearing up for the next turbine generation despite uncertainty about Germany's future political and economic environment. Far from being modified onshore machines, these turbines will be specifically designed for the offshore market in the next-higher power class of 7 to 10 MW. "Investors want technology that lowers their energy costs and makes offshore projects more ...


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