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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, Orsted and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth Wind will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
An additional scope of 24 transition pieces enlarges Bladt’s fabrication and supply scope from 35 to 59 transition pieces for the Ørsted owned Borssele 1&2 offshore windfarm project. Bladt will execute the contract for the additional 24 transition pieces at its fabrication yard in Aalborg in continuation of the original
Confirming the largest MW project to date in the company’s history, MHI Vestas will supply 100 V164-9.5 MW turbines for the 950 MW project to be installed in Scotland’s Moray Firth. MHI Vestas celebrated financial close today with Moray East for the 950 MW Moray East Offshore Wind Farm as
Rovco are delighted to be a finalist at the upcoming Subsea UK Awards. We are shortlisted within the Innovation and Technology category, which recognises excellence by a company in developing new technology and bringing it to the market. Our in-house R&D team have been working closely with our offshore team
New Blade Mould Arrives at MHI Vestas Factory on Isle of Wight, Substantial Economic Boost Coming to the Solent Region
With the arrival of a new blade mould at the company’s Isle of Wight factory, MHI Vestas forecasts 1,100 new jobs and £42 million additional economic benefit per year to the regional economy. Following the company’s recruitment kick-off on October 15, MHI Vestas has received its new blade mould on
Supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in remote rural areas EDP is launching today an energy access fund that will allocate about €500,000 per year to renewable energy projects that will promote the environmental, social and economic development of rural communities in developing countries. Applications for the first edition are
With the sail away on the 2nd November 2018 the jacket of the Offshore Switch Yard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project is ready for installation. The jacket was built by Heerema Vlissingen, one of the production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group, for Belgium’s transmission system operator