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  • 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

  • £6.5m trial of new low cost offshore wind foundation to commence this summer

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake installation trials of the Universal Foundation ‘suction bucket’ offshore wind foundation. Such innovative foundation ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Installation of the foundations for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm completed

    All foundations of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm have been successfully installed some 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland. A total of 48 jacket foundations were installed for the wind turbines and one for the substation in water up to 25 metres deep. 49 jacket foundations successfully installed "Victoria Mathias“ installation vessel being converted ...


    By RWE AG

  • Installation of foundations for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm completed

    54 monopiles successfully built Installation of inter-array cables and substation to begin in coming months Turbine installation expected to start in early 2017 Commissioning of the 332 megawatt wind farm anticipated in 2017 During the weekend the installation team successfully ...


    By RWE AG

  • Favorable Winds Blow for Offshore Wind Power, Says Frost & Sullivan

        Future prospects to depend on novel developments in foundation solutions Wind energy is the most mature technology among all renewable energy solutions. Finding appropriate sites for developing onshore wind farms might, however, soon pose a challenge due to dense urbanization (especially in western Europe) and ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 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

  • 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

  • Offshore wind farms could power 37 million homes by 2020

    Global offshore wind farm capacity will grow at a compound annual rate of 32 per cent in the coming decade, according to a new report by energy consulting firm ODS-Petrodata. The International Offshore Wind Market to 2020 report predicts that by the end of 2020 global offshore wind farm capacity will have soared to 55 gigawatts, or enough to power almost 37 million European homes. Current ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry

    Single User License (PDF): 2500USD ; Global License: 4500USD ; Pages: 257 ; Tables and Figures: 77 ; Published date: Jul 19, 2012. Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • £6.3 million boost for offshore wind innovation

    Offshore wind innovation has today been given a real boost with the announcement of the first three winners under the second call of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) Offshore Wind Component Technologies Development and Demonstration scheme, and the launch of a fourth round of this competition. Offshore wind has tremendous potential ...

  • In the UK the plans are set for a major growth in Offshore Wind

    The offshore wind industry continues to face many challenges especially with the economic and political situation facing both Europe and North America.  Lowering the cost of offshore wind is critical to ensure it is competitive with other energy production technologies and this requires new ideas, innovation and a willingness to step away from the comfort zone.  However, the "comfort ...


    By Fleming.

  • Google to join good energies in offshore wind consortium

    Good Energies, a leading global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, today announced an investment in the $5 billion Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project, with a significant but unspecified contribution by Internet giant Google inc. The transmission backbone will provide approximately 6,000 MW of offshore wind capacity, enough power to serve 1.9 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Federal Court Clears Path for Pioneering Cape Wind Offshore Wind Project

    A federal court today overwhelmingly rejected efforts of opponents to defeat Cape Wind, an offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound that has been in development for more than a decade. Today’s decision from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., considered claims in four lawsuits brought chiefly by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound—a group that counts fossil fuel ...

  • Salazar, chu announce major offshore wind initiatives

    Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Address to the Renewables UK Offshore Wind Conference

    Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to start by taking you back 15 years to the year 2000, the first year of the new millennium. It was the year the Spice Girls broke up. The year Chris Evans stopped making TFI Friday. It was the year we partied to see in the millennium. But what is the significance of this milestone year for us ...

  • E.ON backs offshore wind cost cutting plan

    Energy giant E.ON today announced it will be investing into a pioneering industry initiative to slash the costs of offshore wind power. E.ON is the latest investor to back the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) which was also recently bolstered with the addition of Mainstream Renewable Power and Statkraft. They team up with five founding members that include offshore wind ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Edward Davey speech to the Global Offshore Wind Conference

    Check against delivery Thanks very much. I’m delighted to be here today. This is my first Global Offshore Wind conference, and I’m immediately struck by the size of the exhibition. From British engineers to Norwegian shipbuilders, from the smallest control components to the largest installation vessels… the range of businesses on display is testament not just to ...

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