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MHI Vestas gets nod for 1GW Seagreen

MHI Vestas gets nod for 1GW Seagreen

MHI Vestas is in line to supply 114 turbines for the full 1,075MW Seagreen project in the North Sea. It will be Scotland's largest offshore wind farm.

Offshore wind cable market to grow 57% by 2023

Offshore wind cable market to grow 57% by 2023

The value of the global market for subsea cables is set to increase 57% in the next four years as the offshore wind sector expands.

PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada (BHE Canada) and RES have launched a search for partners to buy power from what could be Canada's largest onshore wind farm, testing how wind can compete without subsidy in Alberta.

News and Analysis

Equinor commits to Hywind Tampen floating project

Equinor has made a final investment decision on its NOK 5 billion (€500 million) Hywind Tampen project, to supply two North Sea oil and gas platforms with power from an 88MW floating wind farm.

Ideol signs deal for concrete foundations in Japan

French foundation specialist Ideol will work with Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation to develop concrete foundations for floating offshore wind projects using its damping pool design.

Prices inch up in oversubscribed French tender

France awarded power deals to 20 projects with a combined capacity of 576MW, as average prices inched up to €66.50/MWh in the country's fourth onshore wind tender.

JERA expands in Taiwan as first wind farm completed

Japanese energy group JERA has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the 376MW Formosa 2 project being developed off the west coast of Taiwan, while the last turbine has been installed at the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.

GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

GE Renewable Energy has received the first order for its Cypress turbines in Brazil, winning a deal to supply EDF Renewables with 25 5.3MW units.

In Depth

Easy does it: the art of a gentle cable pull

Connecting the world's largest offshore wind project to the grid required a new approach and a delicate touch, writes Mike Morrison, global head of Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS).

Prediction vs reality: assessing wind yield forecasts

Despite all the work that goes into finding a suitable location for a wind farm, assessing the wind resource and designing the best layout and technology to suit site conditions and maximise power yields, actual output can still fall short of expectations. Windpower Monthly investigates the reasons.

Snapshot: 100 down, 74 to go at Hornsea

Ørsted's has passed the halfway mark as it installs the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines off the UK's east coast at what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm.

Snapshot: Taken to a higher level

GE Renewable Energy's first project in Greece faced several levels of complexity -- literally. Windpower Monthly looks at how the firm built a wind farm spanning a 1,000-metre height difference.

Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water

Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.