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Orsted, Northland Power win big in first Taiwan offshore wind auction

Recharge: Global pacesetter Orsted emerged as the big winner in Taiwan’s first offshore wind auction, winning 920 MW in a competitive process that awarded 1.66 GW and followed May’s allocation by the country of an initial 3.84 GW. Orsted said its winning price across the two projects in the Changhua region was TWD2,548/MWh, equivalent to […]

June 22, 2018 Read More →

India expands offshore wind development effort

Recharge: The Indian government set 5 GW and 30 GW offshore wind targets after an initial expressions of interest process (EOI) attracted a roll-call of global industry players including sector leader Orsted, a clutch of European utilities, local groups ReNew Power and Suzlon, and oil majors Equinor and Shell. The country’s Ministry of New and […]

June 21, 2018 Read More →

South Korea moving forward with offshore wind projects

Greentech Media: Renewable energy development behemoth Macquarie is eyeing a floating turbine project in South Korea as interest in offshore wind grows across the Asia-Pacific region. The developer is reportedly partnering with South Korea’s Gyeongbuk Floating Offshore Wind Power for a 1-gigawatt project located around 30 miles from Pohang and Ulsan.  Robert Liew, senior analyst […]

June 20, 2018 Read More →

‘Forward-thinking’ policies around Maine’s offshore wind-platform technology will mean 2,100 jobs

Associated Press: Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities, according to a new report. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine is well-positioned thanks to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and […]

June 11, 2018 Read More →

3D printing could slash costs for offshore wind projects

Greentech Media: The towers and foundations for offshore wind turbines currently being deployed at sea, and the even larger machines under development, are so massive that shipping the components via road or rail is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible. To address the issue, a startup founded by a former National Renewable Energy Laboratory engineer […]

June 6, 2018 Read More →

Japanese Firms Take New Interest in Offshore Wind

Bloomberg: Untapped offshore wind is luring Japan’s biggest commodity houses to invest in projects in Taiwan and at home, buoyed by favorable government policies that support development of the clean power. Mitsui & Co. this month bought a stake in the Taiwanese wind developer Yushan Energy Co. that gives the Tokyo-based company a 20 percent […]

May 29, 2018 Read More →

Massachusetts, Rhode Island Bet Big on Offshore Wind

CommonWealth: The Baker administration placed a bold bet on the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind Wednesday, selecting one company to build an 800-megawatt wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and working with Rhode Island to procure another 400 megawatts at another location in the same area. State officials said they hope […]

May 24, 2018 Read More →

Former Coal Plant Could Be Reborn as Offshore Wind Fabrication Facility

Southcoast Today: Turbine foundations will be built at Brayton Point in Somerset if Bay State Wind receives a Massachusetts contract for offshore wind, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. German steel maker EEW and Houston-based steel company Gulf Island Fabrication, which will provide foundations for the project, have selected the former Brayton Point [coal-fired] power plant […]

May 18, 2018 Read More →

Poland’s Coal-Heavy PGE Looks To Build Baltic Sea Wind Farms

Reuters: WARSAW—Poland’s biggest power company. PGE. expects its Baltic Sea wind farms to achieve ready-to-build status in 2021, Chief Executive Henryk Baranowski said on Wednesday. Offshore wind farms and nuclear power station were two strategic options announced in 2016 by state-run PGE, which generates most of its electricity from lignite coal. “We have an optimistic […]

May 17, 2018 Read More →

Statoil Sees Growth Potential in Offshore Wind

Reuters: LONDON/OSLO—Statoil is working with its partner SSE to develop the Dogger Bank offshore wind project so it can take part in Britain’s renewable energy subsidy auction in 2019, the company said on Friday. The planned 4.8-gigawatt (GW) Dogger Bank project, which has approval from the British authorities, is set to become the world’s largest […]

May 8, 2018 Read More →