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Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030

Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot

Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot

The German government has funded a pilot project that will inform development of the country’s first offshore wind-to-green hydrogen project.

Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm

Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm

The Estonian and Latvian governments have agreed to jointly develop a 1GW wind farm in the Gulf of Riga that they claim could meet 40% of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption.

Offshore News & Analysis

MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.

European installations 'to fall 20% below 2020 forecast'

New European wind installations remained stable with previous years, but full-year additions are due to fall short of initial forecasts by about 20%, according to new analysis.

Shell and Eneco win Hollandse Kust Noord auction

Oil giant Shell and Dutch energy company Eneco have won the tender to build the subsidy-free 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

East Anglia One completed amid the pandemic

ScottishPower Renewables has fully commissioned its 714MW East Anglia One project off the UK’s east coast, with about half of the turbine connection work completed since the UK went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

German offshore wind output rises in H1 2020

German offshore wind production rose 17.9% in the first six months of the year, with generation increases recorded in both the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

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.