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Offshore wind-to-hydrogen plant plans revealed

Offshore wind-to-hydrogen plant plans revealed

Marine engineers Deme Concessions is working with the Port of Oostende and the Flemish government’s investment vehicle to commission a commercial scale offshore wind-powered hydrogen plant by 2025.

EDPR and Engie sign offshore JV

EDPR and Engie sign offshore JV

EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) targeting offshore wind, having first announced their plans for the partnership last year.

Is Germany's offshore sector about to hit the buffers too?

Is Germany's offshore sector about to hit the buffers too?

Offshore wind in Germany outpaced onshore during 2019, with 1,111MW added last year, bringing the total operating offshore fleet to 7,516MW from 1,469 turbines.

News and Analysis

EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

EDPR benefitted from a better wind resource in 2019 to boost its generation by 6% year-on-year to just over 30TWh despite its sell-down of 997MW of European wind capacity in July of last year and a further 199MW of US capacity.

Subsidy-free wind farm wins first Lithuanian tender

A 75MW wind farm has secured priority access to the grid with a zero-subsidy bid in Lithuania's first renewable energy tender.

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.

Nordex wins first N149/5.X order

Nordex gets a first order for its N149/5.X turbine, after developers of a 286MW Swedish wind farm switched their initial order to the manufacturer’s 5MW-plus model.

In Depth

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

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.

Ten of the best projects from the last decade

The Windpower Monthly team selects its pick of ten of the most ambitious and interesting wind projects that have been installed in the past ten years.

Viewpoint: How blockage effects skew energy-yield forecasts

After correcting some key methods behind the original estimates, major offshore wind developer Ørsted recently made news with a downward revision of the expected internal rate of return for seven of its offshore wind projects.