Offshore Wind Energy Market News

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Siemens Gamesa Launches First 10MW Offshore Turbine

reliability while improving profitability and reducing risk for customers.“The new SG 10.0-193 DD combines experiences and knowledge from five generations of proven direct drive technology in one 10 MW turbine. A showcase of strong performance, swift time-to-market, and low risk in the offshore wind energy market,” says Markus Tacke, CEO of SGRE.The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the proven SGRE Direct Drive generator technology.By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine offers up to 30% more AEP than its predecessor

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

The global offshore wind energy market is poised to grow over USD 49.74 billion by 2023 at an estimated CAGR of around 11.12% during the period 2017 to 2023.The growth in this sector can be attributed to the increasing demand for clean and reliable energy in order to reduce the global carbon emissions and to maintain ecological balance by generating electricity through renewable resources, said a report by Market Research Future.However, high initiating capital cost of the projects with high maintenance cost and logistics issues, can hinder the offshore wind market. Also, high tidal winds and bad

The SEA-3250-LT is a dedicated low CAPEX wind turbine installation solution for the emerging U.S. offshore wind market. (Image: GustoMSC)

SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations

GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up.   Designed to be a safe, stable and solid platform to lift these heavy, delicate components to heights of more than 426 ft (130 m) in an area where technicians are performing assembly tasks at the same time. GustoMSC plays a pioneering role in the offshore wind installation market, delivering designs and equipment for a wide range of jack-up and other vessels

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.  closed the third quarter of 2016 in line with expectations. Image Boskalis

Boskalis Profits Zoom as Expected

lower compared to the average seen in the first two quarters of the year. The sharply contracting market and increased competition is putting increasing pressure on utilization and margins at the capacity-driven Marine Services activities. By contrast new opportunities are opening up in the offshore wind energy market, partly thanks to the offshore activities recently acquired from VolkerWessels. In the third quarter Boskalis secured the contract for the construction of the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm as well as numerous smaller contracts. The order book of Offshore Energy was higher as a result of

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