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Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Two of India’s biggest fossil fuel and power groups aim to collaborate to explore opportunities in renewables — including offshore wind — in their domestic market and abroad.

Icebreaker approved, but with conditions that make it 'economically unviable'

Icebreaker approved, but with conditions that make it 'economically unviable'

The US’ first freshwater wind farm in the Great Lakes has finally been given the green light, but with operating constrictions that are “fatal” to the development.

Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

The developer of Finland’s first 40MW offshore wind farm is considering adding up to 720MW of new capacity to the site.

Offshore News & Analysis

Denmark proposes 4GW "energy islands"

The Danish finance ministry has unveiled plans to support 4GW of new offshore wind capacity in the form of new energy islands which will both increase the country’s renewables share but also support decarbonising carbon-intensive industries.

Ireland fast-tracks seven offshore wind farms

The Irish government has accelerated over 3GW of offshore wind capacity through a new marine permitting regime.

Lithuania plans 700MW offshore site

Lithuania’s energy ministry has proposed a site in the Baltic Sea for up to 700MW of offshore wind capacity it claims could meet a quarter of the country’s electricity needs.

How SGRE upped the offshore stakes with 14MW+ turbine and 222m rotor

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled details of the world’s largest and most powerful single-rotor turbine and aims for commercial availability by 2024. Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to the senior figures behind this ambitious product.

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.

Offshore In depth

WindTech: Digital 15MW turbine offers help in scaling up

The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Earth Day 2020: How fast the industry has grown

The current century has seen the wind industry move into the mainstream, becoming a legitimate source of electricity across the world. To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we want to show you how far the industry has come.

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.

Offshore wind makes waves by splitting water

Pilot projects across Europe are looking at using renewable energy to push beyond generating electricity. Powering electrolysis to produce "green" hydrogen could help decarbonise transport and heating while using existing offshore infrastructure.