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Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

10 hours 11 min ago
The 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project is facing reduced revenues as it misses out on a subsidy deadline caused, in part, by Senvion's insolvency procedures.
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Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:17
France has committed to tendering up to two offshore wind projects annually and to ease the permitting hurdles facing the industry, the president has said.
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Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:16
Ørsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.
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Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:56
French cable supplier Nexans will build a cable facility in the US, after signing a framework agreement with offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.
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Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:44
The Irish government has approved a new renewables auction scheme but the wind industry trade body has warned of a gap in installations.
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ESB joins Neart Na Gaoithe

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:04
EDF Renewables has firmed up the supplier list for its 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland and announced a new financial partner, as the project moves towards construction.
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Equinor makes Hywind performance data available

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:24
Project partners Equinor and Masdar have shared performance data from a single turbine at the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia.
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WindEurope Offshore 2019: 'Work with China' to boost innovation

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:21
Europe's offshore wind industry, academia and research bodies all need to widen their horizons and collaborate with the Chinese to boost innovation in the sector and face up to the huge challenge of cutting carbon emissions.
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Enel plans 5.7GW wind capacity boost by 2022

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:27
Italian utility Enel has announced plans to invest €11.5 billion over the next three years to grow its renewable capacity by 14.1GW, including 5.7GW of wind.
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SGRE upgrades Hollandse Kust Zuid turbines to 11MW

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 09:07
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will deliver its newly unveiled 11MW offshore wind turbine model to Vattenfall's zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust Zuid projects in the Netherlands.
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WindEurope Offshore 2019: 450GW target needs grid action

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:33
Deploying up to 450GW in European waters by 2050 is possible with sufficient investments made in electricity grids and maritime spatial planning, according to a report released at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 conference in Copenhagen.
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WindEurope Offshore 2019: Sector can resist 'unprecedented pressure'

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:30
The offshore wind sector has the technology, the skills and the workforce to build volume and help fight climate change, but it is under "unprecedented pressure", Gunnar Groebler told delegates at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 conference and exhibition in Copenhagen.
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WindEurope Offshore 2019: SGRE 'flexes' offshore turbine to 11MW

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 08:00
Siemens Gamesa has unveiled a new 11MW version of its offshore wind turbine, as the WindEurope Offshore 2019 conference and exhibition kicks off in Copenhagen.
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Conversation kicks off for next 1GW site in France

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 16:16
The French government has launched a national public consultation for a 1GW wind farm in a 10,500km2 area off the Normandy coast, in order to identify its location and plan for other potential offshore projects.
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US 16GW offshore super-grid plans submitted

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 10:10
Grid developer Anbaric has filed an application with US regulators for a 16GW grid off the north-eastern coast to connect the region's planned offshore wind projects.
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Equinor and ESB target Irish offshore

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:50
Irish utility ESB and Norwegian firm Equinor plan to jointly develop offshore wind sites and enter them into the country's renewable energy auctions from the mid-2020s.
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US policy failures prompt continued need for PTC

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:17
A powerful committee in the US Congress has proposed extensions to the US's key support mechanism for wind for a further five years, potentially providing some breathing space for an overstretched supply chain. But its course to becoming law will be a difficult path to navigate.
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US projects concede spacing to fisheries demands -- updated

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:48
Developers of offshore wind projects off the northeast US coast have agreed to space their turbines in line with some of the demands of the local fishing industry. It should not affect the timeline of the 800MW Vineyard 1 site in Massachusetts.
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Lack of RET stunting Australia investment

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:08
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australia's energy ministers to take action against falling levels of investment, which is 60% lower in 2019 than it was a year ago.
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Total to supply storage system to subsidy-free Finnish site

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:26
A subsidiary of French energy giant Total, Saft Batteries, will provide a storage system to a subsidy-free Finnish wind farm. The 6MW/6.6MWh battery will be Scandinavia's largest.
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