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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark), General Electric Company (U.S), Senvion SA (Germany), Areva (France), Clipper Windpower, LLC (U.S), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Sinovel Wind (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea), Suzlon (India), A2SEA (Denmark) and EEW-Group (Germany)

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

150 to 200 staff once completed in 2021, according to the plans.Besides Fredericia, Google bought another plot last year in Aabenraa, Denmark, next to a planned Apple Inc data centre. Facebook has also planned a data centre in Denmark.Denmark is home to a large wind energy sector including turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems and offshore wind farm developer Orsted

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Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

, manufacture and test the submarine power export cable for the offshore wind farm.The Northwester 2 wind farm comprises 23 turbines. It will be the seventh wind farm to be constructed off the Belgian coast and the first worldwide to feature the record-setting 9.5 MW V164 turbine manufactured by MHI Vestas. Northwester 2 is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2020.Nexans’ export cable will bring the renewable power from Northwester 2 wind farm to the Elia-owned Offshore Switch Yard (OSY) platform connected to Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). The three-core HVAC cable, rated at 220

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

group Orsted unveils the Walney Extension project.The wind farm has a capacity of 659 megawatts (MW), enough to power almost 600,000 homes, and overtakes the London Array off England's east coast which has a capacity of 630 MW.Walney Extension is made up of 87 turbines built by Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas, and covers 145 square kilometers (55 square miles), which is equivalent to around 20,000 football pitches.The 40 eight-megawatt MHI Vestas turbines being used stand 195 meters (213 yards) tall and are the largest wind turbines in operation globally.Orsted said they have been optimized to generate

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

German turbine manufacturer Senvion.SkySpecs, OrstedIn less than 15 minutes, a fully automated aerial drone was able to conduct a top to bottom blade inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.The innovative inspection was recently performed on the 80m turbine blades of an 8MW MHI Vestas V164 turbine at Burbo Bank Extension, 7km off the coast of Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea, through a partnership between U.S. based SkySpecs and offshore wind farm developer and operator Ørsted.Denmark based Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) has roots in the oil and gas industry that go

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Maersk Signs on to Help Clean up Ocean Plastic

of the campaign is expected to be 60 days.“Part of Maersk Supply Service’s strategy is to diversify its business and use its technical capabilities in new areas outside traditional oil and gas. With recently announced other new partnerships in innovative fields with DeepGreen and with Vestas Wind Systems, this collaboration with The Ocean Cleanup  is a confirmation we are taking important steps in this direction,” Karstensen said.Maersk Launcher is currently on charter by DeepGreen, who has released it so that Maersk Supply Service can perform the operation for The Ocean Cleanup

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​​​​Alpha Offshore Bags Offshore Wind Blade Repair Contract

Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ).The first large windfarm built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, OWEZ consists of 36 3MW turbines and sits approximately six miles off the coast from the village of Egmond aan Zee.Alpha Offshore will be providing experienced personnel with specialist knowledge of the 44 meter Vestas V90 turbines to undertake independent blade repair of around 80 blades. The scope of work will depend on the requirement of each blade but could include tip replacement, laminate repairs, lightning damage and leading edge protection systems upgrades. All materials necessary for the campaign will

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

management consulting, strategy, and market intelligence assignments.Hutchinson is a highly experienced health, safety and environmental expert with 15 years’ experience in the wind industry. He served as HSE manager on multiple European offshore wind projects for major wind turbine supplier, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (previously Vestas Offshore). Hutchinson then joined international offshore wind developer and operator, Ørsted, working on numerous projects including the 1200 MW Hornsea One development as lead HSE manager. Prior to his career in wind power, Hutchinson served for over 20 years

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MHI Vestas signs MOU with TECO, The Switch

MHI Vestas, an offshore joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said on Tuesday it signed its 5th MOU with TECO and The Switch for the delivery of generator products.The company also confirmed that its 9 MW turbine platform will be typhoon ready in 2020, in time for all offshore wind projects in the Taiwanese market.

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Taiwan: The Next Battleground for Offshore Wind

," said Andreas Nauen, offshore chief executive for Siemens Gamesa, adding some European equipment would initially be used.Siemens Gamesa is working to develop the Port of Taichung as a regional hub and has signed non-binding agreements with some local partners that could provide gear locally.MHI Vestas, a venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Danish turbine maker Vestas, is also considering developing local manufacturing."We want to produce locally because we want to be competitive," the joint venture's chief executive, Philippe Kavafyan, told Reuters.(Reporting

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GE to Trial World’s Largest Wind Turbine in UK

2030, according to a report funded by a range of industry participants. Britain's energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry welcomed the agreement and said it highlights Britain's world class research and testing facilities. The largest wind turbines currently in operation are MHI Vestas' 9 MW turbines installed at Vattenfall's windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. Companies have been building larger turbines to help get more power from each turbine installed and drive down the cost of the electricity they produce. The agreement also includes a 6 million

U.S. leader: Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s Bold Tern (multiple) and crew transport vessel. Photo: courtesy Fred Olsen Windcarrier

Wind Energy: The Good News in Offshore

the uninitiated, there was something worrying about the bump-up against the grouted flanges turbine towers rested on. Grid operators then complained of suppliers’ rickety finances.  Today’s operator-supplier bonds are robust, as illustrated by Esvagt signing a 15-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to deploy SOVs to both near-shore and remote European wind projects in need of accommodation, W2W and the company’s deployable safe transfer boats, or STBs, for technicians, tools and turbine spares. In 2010, ESVAGT brought SOVs to the market that offered offshore-style leisure

Vattenfall Building Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish state-owned Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. "Horns Rev 3 is the first of three offshore farms that Vattenfall will construct in Denmark in the coming years," said head of Vattenfall's wind division Gunnar Groebler. The construction work will take place in North Sea, 34 km off Denmark's west coast and will

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Wind Power's Big Bet: Colossal Turbines

; The answer, according to the companies, are the megaturbines, which would sweep a far bigger area and harness more wind, cutting costs per megawatt. They will each generate between 10 and 15 megawatts (MW) of power - a considerable leap from the largest turbines currently in operation, made by MHI Vestas, which are 195 metres tall and generate 8 MW.   The megaturbines are no sure bet for the companies' bottom lines, however.   There are challenges on the technical front to create monumentally tall towers and light, slender blades that can withstand the strain of gale-force winds.  

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Wind Surpasses Hydro as Largest US Renewable Energy Source

for nearly 80 percent of all of last year's wind installations. The fourth quarter was the industry's largest for installed capacity since the fourth quarter of 2012. The 8,303 MW added for the year represented more than $13.8 billion in investment. Just three turbine makers - General Electric Co, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens AG -- accounted for up to 95 percent of the U.S. turbine market in 2016. Texas has more than 20 MW of installed wind capacity, or nearly a quarter of the market. Iowa is the second-biggest wind state, and Oklahoma overtook California for third place at the end of 2016

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World's Largest Wind Turbines Installed off UK Coast

Dong Energy has installed the first of the world's largest wind turbines, which are taller and wider than the London Eye, at its Burbo Bank windfarm off the coast of Britain in the Irish Sea, it said on Thursday.   The 32 turbines, made by Vestas, will each be able to generate 8 megawatts (MW) of electricity, stand 195 metres tall from sea level and have a rotor diameter of 164 metres.   "This will be the first commercial deployment of the world's largest wind turbines," Benj Sykes, Dong's UK country manager for wind power, told Reuters.   Combined, the 32 turbines will

Offshore installation vessel SEA INSTALLER. Photo: A2SEA

A2SEA Wins Hornsea One Contract

of 67 Siemens 6MW turbines. First, the vessel will act as accommodation vessel for the project from September until turbine installation is planned to start in the beginning of 2017. Load out port will be Hull.   SEA INSTALLER will install the 256MW Burbo Bank Ext., which comprises of 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines. The project will start during September and load out port will be Belfast.  

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