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Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

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.

Fishing and offshore industries no closer to finding solutions

Fishing and offshore industries no closer to finding solutions

The rift between some major commercial fishing interests and the nascent US offshore-wind sector remains as wide as ever, according to public comments submitted in response to a US Coast Guard (USCG) port-access study.

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Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights

A consortium of international groups claims to have been awarded the rights to develop The Philippines' first two offshore wind projects.

Northland takes on Canadian offshore site

Canada-based developer Northland Power has acquired the full rights to an offshore wind project planned for the Hecate Strait off British Columbia that was once supported by Ørsted.

Iberdrola enters floating wind with project duo

Iberdrola is making its first forays into floating offshore wind by leading a consortium developing a single-turbine project off Norway and exploring the possibility of a second site in Spain.

How SGRE is winning the offshore OEM war

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is tightening its grip on the offshore wind market, new figures from Windpower Monthy’s research arm, Windpower Intelligence, reveal.

Ørsted keeping tabs on Covid-19 impact

Ørsted’s under-construction wind farms are progressing according to plan despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It continues to monitor how the virus will affect its operations.

Offshore In depth

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.

Windtech: GE's offshore giant combines proven technology with new solutions

At the official inauguration of GE's Haliade-X 12MW direct-drive prototype in Rotterdam on 17 December, Eize de Vries discussed main features, technology choices and challenges with offshore CTO Vincent Schellings.

Snapshot: SGRE installs 'flexed' 11MW offshore prototype

The prototype for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's SG 11.0-193 DD offshore wind turbine is being installed at the Østerild test site in Denmark. When commissioned, it will join GE's Haliade-X in the exclusive club of double-digit megawatt machines.

Developing new grid solutions for offshore wind

Last October -- for the first time since the first power plant was fired up in 1882 -- the UK generated more electricity from renewable energy than from fossil fuels, an incredible milestone. And wind power is at the forefront of this increasing mix of clean energy.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project