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Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Ørsted aims to develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

The UK government hopes to award contracts to 12GW of renewable energy capacity in the next auction rounds, which are scheduled for late 2021

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE continues its strategy of selling stakes in its offshore wind assets to fund investments in further renewable energy development

Offshore News & Analysis

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland

Offshore wind construction rules 'need major shift' to hit 300GW target

The EU’s wind industry has warmly welcomed the EU Commission’s plans for 300GW of offshore wind by 2050, but it warns that money alone won’t solve the ‘mammoth task ahead’

Offshore blade maintenance robot wins major backing from GE

Novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms wins accolades in an important competition organised by GE Renewable Energy and renewable energy research groups

Siemens Gamesa names new offshore CEO

Siemens Gamesa has overhauled its senior management team following the abrupt departure of CEO Markus Tacke earlier this year

Offshore wind ‘key to UK’s green industrial revolution’

The UK government's ten-point plan includes £12 billion of government investment in offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear, electrical vehicles and other sectors key to energy transition

Offshore In depth

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

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.