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DNV GL Launches Renewables Certification Ops in U.S.

, DNV GL can be more responsive to the localized needs of the industry as it grows while drawing upon our thirty years of experience in offshore wind globally,” said Kim Mørk, Executive Vice president, Renewables Certification at DNV GL Energy. “As the world transitions to generating electricity primarily through renewable resources, offshore wind will become a crucial part of that mix, and the opportunities available in the northeast region of the U.S. are many and growing.&rdquo

From left to right: CEO of Vattenfall Magnus Hall, Chairman of Vattenfall Lars G. Nordström, HRH Crown Prince of Denmark, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen and pupils from Hvide Sande School. Photo: JESPER VOLDGAARD

Scandinavia's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Vattenfall´s production portfolio and takes us one step further in our ambition to enable a fossil-free living within one generation”, says Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.The first foundation for Horns Rev 3 was placed in the seabed in October 2017 and the first turbines began delivering electricity to consumers on 23 December 2018. During the construction phase, the turbines were shipped from the Port of Esbjerg but from 2024 they will be serviced from the Port of Hvide Sande, where Vattenfall will establish a new service hub.“It has taken less than two years from the first foundation

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

that are in turn attached to a specialized winch line product, which wind in and out of winches (one to three, depending on power requirements) as the sea surges. The winding motion creates energy – up to 10kW of average, exportable power with a standard unit in a high sea state - converted to electricity on board the facility via a custom designed maintenance free gear box and a standard Siemens generator set.Even Hjetland, engineering manager for BOLT Sea Power, says it’s a design that’s been worked on for more than 12 years but that now has experience operating offshore Norway, the

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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

consciousness of carbon emission limits, said a report by Acumen Research and Consulting."Offshore wind turbines are rapidly growing, with a higher capacity production more than onshore wind generation. In addition, offshore wind wires play a major part in the transport of fresh produced electricity from offshore wind farms to the coast. In addition, offshore wind cables provide stronger inclusion of renewable energy sources," said the report.Growing energy consumption across emerging economies and important public attempts to decrease damaging greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) will have

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New Harbor in the Island of São Miguel (Azores)

; range manufactured with a galvanized and painted steel structure, ideally suited for the challenging conditions of these Atlantic islands. Access to the floating facility is provided via a single gangway with a securitygate. The harbor is equipped with service pedestals that provide water and electricity as well as emergency equipment ensuring the comfort and safety of those using the facility. Lindley is a Portuguese company specialized in floating solutions that has carried out several projects of marinas and leisure harbors in Europe, South America and Africa

6-MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine. The same model will be installed at Coastal Virginia. (Photo: Business Wire)

SGRE Bags Largest U.S. OWP Order

in the budding U.S. market,” says Steve Dayney, Head of Offshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “We have always believed in the potential of this market, and with the partnership of Orsted and Eversource, we are excited to bring 1.7 GW of clean, reliable offshore wind electricity to American communities in the northeast.”The SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has a rated capacity of 8.0 megawatts (MW), and a rotor with a 167-meter diameter. It has a swept area of 21,900 m2, and uses the SGRE B81 blades, each measuring 81.4 meters. By 2020, more than 1,000 SGRE Direct Drive

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New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts

another recent win for Orsted, which last month was awarded a 1,100-MW contract by the state of New Jersey for a project off the coast of Atlantic City.The selection of Orsted and Equinor continues the trend of European companies dominating the nascent U.S. offshore wind sector.The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms has dropped dramatically in recent years but is far more costly than power from wind facilities onshore. The United States currently has just one small offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island that is also owned by Orsted, but larger projects are being developed

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

, in the next 80 years the world is fortunate that it will have plentiful quantities of oil and gas – responsibly recovered and produced but in the future sipped, not guzzled, in highly efficient engines.In the next 80 years the world is doubly fortunate that it has the chance to mainstream electricity generation from renewables, again, primarily wind and solar.  These aren’t random, disconnected opportunities.  Like all progress, these choices are evolutionary, enabled by decisions made, and work started, years ago.In the spirit of looking back, here’s a brief review of

Optimized drive: Fred Olsen Ocean’s Brave Tern. Image: Handout/Fred Olsen

Offshore wind: One-stop Power Conversion

says, not minding that we’re comparing towering wind turbines to wind-service shipping.A similar discussion“There are also different regulations, such as the strict classifications for marine. But in the end, marine and wind are very much alike. In wind, the goal is to put as much quality electricity into the grid (as possible). In marine, the goal is to slash operating costs and fuel consumption.”Similarities aside, the timing of the company extending its global reach is perfect at this the dawn of US — and, it seems, Chinese — offshore wind expansion. By some estimates

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JDR Cables Wins SeaMade OWF Contract

after a competitive tender. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometers of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.The inter-array cables connecting the 58 Siemens 8.4MW turbines, will carry electricity to an offshore substation for transmission to the offshore grid. The offshore wind power generated is transmitted by a 33kV cable system with hang-offs and connector terminations for 128 cable ends. The cable will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility, with delivery expected by the end

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