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Inauguration Ceremony for Taiwan’s First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm

12 November 2019

The inauguration ceremony for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm – Formosa 1 – was held today at Longfeng Fishing Harbor in Miaoli. Following the final installation of 20 turbines in October 2019, commercialization is expected at the end of year, symbolizing the project’s completion. Formosa 1’s inauguration is an important milestone in the realization of Taiwan’s commitment to deliver 5.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, and a further demonstration of its commitment towards green energy. MORE ❯

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

12 November 2019

A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea.
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Johnny Thomsen appointed Co-CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

11 November 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s Board of Directors appoints the former Vestas Senior Vice President of Product Management to the Co-CEO role after the incumbent Co-CEO, Lars Bondo Krogsgaard resigned. MORE ❯

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) signs contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan

6 November 2019

Taiwan based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office have signed two contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project. MORE ❯

The inauguration ceremony for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm – Formosa 1 – was held today at Longfeng Fishing Harbor in Miaoli. Following the final installation of 20 turbines in October 2019, commercialization is expected at the end of year, symbolizing the project’s completion. Formosa 1’s inauguration is an important milestone in the realization of Taiwan’s commitment to deliver 5.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, and a further demonstration of its commitment towards green energy. MORE ❯
A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea.
MORE ❯
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s Board of Directors appoints the former Vestas Senior Vice President of Product Management to the Co-CEO role after the incumbent Co-CEO, Lars Bondo Krogsgaard resigned. MORE ❯
Taiwan based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office have signed two contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project. MORE ❯

02 Jan | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Receives Applications for 1,100 MW Solicitation

Major Step Forward in Building New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Capacity

20 Dec | Wind Industry to hold Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan in April

The wind industry will hold the first Global Offshore Wind Summit in Taipei on 24-25 April.

19 Dec | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Takes Crucial Steps Toward 3,500 MW Offshore Wind Goals

Board Approves OREC Funding Mechanism; Rejects Demonstration Project

18 Dec | World Forum Offshore Wind officially launched

  • New non-profit organisation created to promote offshore wind energy worldwide
  • Founded by ten international organisations from the global offshore wind industry, including innogy SE

24 Jan | Parkwind and ESB to develop two offshore wind farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

  • Potential generation capacity at Oriel Wind Farm to meet the needs of most of the population in Louth and Meath - 280,000 families
  • Highly complementary partnership between Parkwind, an experienced offshore operator, and ESB, which has significant experience in the delivery of major engineering projects in Ireland

18 Jan | TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), the largest power company in Japan, and Ørsted A/S (Ørsted), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects.

17 Jan | Wavin making waves with offshore wind farm energy supply

Manufacturer cuts CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year, with renewable energy from Ørsted.

11 Jan | MHI Vestas to Open US Headquarters in Boston

Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the US, the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.

16 Jan | GE's Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed in Rotterdam

  • Agreement signed with Future Wind includes five years of testing and 15 years of service
  • Installation of Haliade-X 12 MW will take place during summer 2019

15 Jan | Ingeteam is participating in the project for the first offshore wind turbine in Spain

Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.

08 Jan | The world’s first floating wind turbine gets extended life

UNITECH Offshore and Equinor have entered into an agreement that UNITECH will take over the Hywind Demo floating wind turbine outside Karmøy. The turbine will be renamed and used as an infrastructure for research projects, development of new technology, and within teaching and training.

07 Jan | Better Protection for Power Converters

Power converters are among the most frequently failing components of wind turbines and are thus associated with high costs and long downtimes.

21 Jan | MHI Vestas Achieves Final Turbine Installation at Horns Reef 3

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the final turbine at Horns Reef 3 offshore wind park, now featuring the most powerful turbines in Denmark

11 Jan | PKN ORLEN a step closer to building an off-shore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

An ORLEN Group company Baltic Power is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its off-shore wind farm licence area in the Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining an environmental permit for the project and determining the production potential of the planned off-shore wind farm.

27 Dec | The first turbine is spinning at Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

When the Danes switched on their ovens to prepare their meals during the Christmas holidays, it was partly powered by the first electricity from Denmark's next new offshore wind farm - Horns Rev 3.

13 Dec | Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK

A world first and a major construction milestone was reached at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK when Tideway completed the export cable installation.

20 Dec | innogy signs long-term service contract with Senvion for its 295 MW offshore wind park Nordsee Ost

Senvion has been awarded a four-year service contract of innogy SE for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm following a competitive tender process. Senvion has been responsible for the service of the in total 48 wind turbines since their installation in 2014.

17 Dec | New concept improves wind turbine inspections

Cheaper, faster and more precise. The joint venture between ESVAGT and Wind Power LAB reduces both weather risk and expenses related to drone inspections of offshore wind turbines.

26 Nov | London Array Limited selects James Fisher to provide the complete maintenance solution

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has secured a trio of milestone contracts on London Array 175 turbine 630 MW wind farm – one of the largest in Europe.

15 Oct | Semco Maritime wins service contract for Deutsche Bucht

Semco Maritime has been awarded a 5-year service contract for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, owned by Northland Power. Alongside, Semco Maritime doubles staffing at offshore centre in Norddeich due to increasing activity.

15 Jan | Vattenfall and TenneT have signed agreements for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore grid connection

Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of the connection and the transmission of electricity between the 700 MW wind farm of Vattenfall and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform.

19 Dec | Smulders to build three offshore transformer modules for the Moray East wind farm

Siemens has awarded a contract for the construction of three offshore transformer modules (OTM) to Smulders. The project, situated off the Aberdeenshire coast in the North Sea, will be developed by EDP Renewables, ENGIE and Diamond Generating Europe.

03 Dec | Green light for the construction of Seamade offshore wind farms

Tractebel is part of the Consortium that has been awarded a contract for the construction and installation of the Seamade offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The consortium will build the two high voltage substations, and their respective substructure, to be installed respectively in the Mermaid and the Seastar area.

27 Nov | Van Oord select Tekmar for Borssele 2

Tekmar Energy are pleased to announce that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.

17 Jan | RODA and Ørsted Partner to Address Fisheries and Offshore Wind Coexistence

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind energy developers.

13 Dec | New report outlines offshore wind opportunities in Wales

Scaling up offshore wind generation could help Wales meet its renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, as well as deliver local economic stimulus, says a new report out today.

10 Dec | Project Update: Vineyard Wind Endorses Offshore Transit Corridor Plan Supported by RI, MA, NY Fishermen and U.S. Coast Guard

Vineyard Wind today formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that has been previously supported by fishermen from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

26 Nov | Port of Tyne demonstrates its offshore capability

Port of Tyne was selected as a base to lift and immerse the 11 ton BLIDAR buoy.

16 Jan | Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal celebrates 100th flight

On the 3rd of January 2019 flight no 100 took off from Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal at Zeeland Airport

16 Jan | Attollo Offshore launches innovation incubator to continue drive of improving offshore marine operations

Attollo Offshore, a leading offshore marine operator, continues to cement its reputation for innovative thinking by announcing the launch of its Aberdeen-based innovation incubator.

16 Jan | FairWind will collaborate with Siemens Gamesa on pre-assembly project in Taiwan

FairWind is proud to announce the signature on a Letter of Intent with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to collaborate on the pre-assembly work for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power project in Taiwan.

15 Jan | ABS Grants AIP for Neptun’s Wind Turbine Transport Vessel

ABS granted Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design, the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9 Mega Watts (MW).

06 Dec | Moray East Signs Firm Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Confirming the largest MW project to date in the company’s history, MHI Vestas will supply 100 V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 950 MW project to be installed in Scotland’s Moray Firth.

03 Dec | Siemens Gamesa to supply 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium

  • Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included
  • SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW)
  • Clean energy to be provided to 485,000 households
  • Installation and commissioning expected to be completed before the end of 2020

27 Nov | Vineyard Wind Selects MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in the United States

MHI Vestas to bring industry-leading V164-9.5 MW turbine to the US market as Massachusetts sets the pace in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

07 Nov | Parkwind and MHI Vestas Confirm Firm Order for Northwester 2

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind park to feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.