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Installation, Transport & Logistics

SceneScan, the first targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms, launched

23 October 2018

SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for the offshore wind farms which eliminates the need for fixed reflective targets to be installed. This ground-breaking technology is designed to increase safety on board service operation vessels (SOVs), where vessel positioning sensors that rely on targets fixed to the structure, are often unreliable because of poor placement, poor quality, and obscurement by workers on the platform.

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Installation, Transport & Logistics

CWind Taiwan Completes Inaugural Contract at Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

23 October 2018

CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between CWind and International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC), providing offshore wind farm support services and training to Taiwanese offshore wind farm developers and owners, announced today that it has successfully completed its first project, a bathymetric survey at wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

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Technology

New research produces toolkit to optimise the design of floating offshore renewable energy devices

23 October 2018

Being able to understand and predict the behaviour of offshore floating structures, under typical or extreme environmental loads, is central to being able to assess their viability.

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Order

Long-term customer Eolus places 130 MW order for the first V150-4.2 MW turbines in Sweden

23 October 2018

Vestas has received an order from long-term customer Eolus Vind AB for the Bäckhammar project located in the municipalities of Kristinehamn and Degerfors in Sweden. MORE ❯

Innovative blade access system could save European offshore wind farms £1bn

23 October 2018

Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing an innovative way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save £1.05bn[1] across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms.
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Business & Finance

OX2 builds largest subsidy-free wind power project in the Nordics

23 October 2018

OX2 has taken investment decision to construct four wind farms in Finland. The four projects are together the largest subsidy-free wind power construction in the Nordics with a total of 25 wind turbines and a combined capacity of 107.4 MW. IKEA Retail Finland, part of Ingka Group, is financing the construction, with the commitment to acquire the farms once they are fully operational in the beginning of 2020. MORE ❯

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SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for the offshore wind farms which eliminates the need for fixed reflective targets to be installed. This ground-breaking technology is designed to increase safety on board service operation vessels (SOVs), where vessel positioning sensors that rely on targets fixed to the structure, are often unreliable because of poor placement, poor quality, and obscurement by workers on the platform.

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CWind Taiwan, a joint venture between CWind and International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC), providing offshore wind farm support services and training to Taiwanese offshore wind farm developers and owners, announced today that it has successfully completed its first project, a bathymetric survey at wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

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TechnologyMORE ❯

Being able to understand and predict the behaviour of offshore floating structures, under typical or extreme environmental loads, is central to being able to assess their viability.

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OrderMORE ❯
Vestas has received an order from long-term customer Eolus Vind AB for the Bäckhammar project located in the municipalities of Kristinehamn and Degerfors in Sweden. MORE ❯
Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing an innovative way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save £1.05bn[1] across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms.
MORE ❯
Business & FinanceMORE ❯
OX2 has taken investment decision to construct four wind farms in Finland. The four projects are together the largest subsidy-free wind power construction in the Nordics with a total of 25 wind turbines and a combined capacity of 107.4 MW. IKEA Retail Finland, part of Ingka Group, is financing the construction, with the commitment to acquire the farms once they are fully operational in the beginning of 2020. MORE ❯

Order

23 Oct | The Nordex Group wins orders for 25 N149 turbines in Finland

OX2 orders in total 107.4 MW for four projects

Project Development & Execution

23 Oct | Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund to start implementation of 200 MW project in Russia

The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund has taken the investment decision for a 200-megawatt (MW) wind power project in Russia. The project is the second of the total 1,000 MW awarded to the fund in the Russian wind auction in June 2017.

Business & Finance

22 Oct | The EU rewards Ideol with €2.5 million to finance the industrialization and commercial development of its technology

Ideol has just received a €2.5 million grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument programme. This funding is outstanding since this very selective programme only rewards 5% of the candidate projects.

Business & Finance

22 Oct | Skyline Renewables And Starwood Energy Group Reach Agreement On Horse Creek And Electra Wind Farm Transaction

  • Skyline to purchase majority stake in 460MW wind portfolio tripling holdings to more than 680MW and continuing to develop its expanding portfolio of US renewable energy assets
  • Transaction follows Starwood's sale of a 49% interest in the wind farms to asset manager in 2017

Business & Finance

22 Oct | Ameren Missouri expanding wind generation in the Show-Me State

Company's second wind facility planned for 2020

Installation, Transport & Logistics

22 Oct | FRS Windcat establishes new subsidiary FRS Windcat Polska for the upcoming Polish Offshore Wind Energy Industry

FRS Windcat continues its growth with its recently established new subsidiary FRS Windcat Polska. The new office is based in Oliwa district in Gdansk, which will be one of the majorcities in Polands future offshore-development.

Business & Finance

22 Oct | Foresight acquires 52 turbine Northern Ireland onshore wind portfolio from SPL

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) announces the acquisition of 100% of the equity of Simple Power Limited (“SPL”) for an undisclosed sum, comprising a portfolio of 52 onshore sub-250kW single wind turbines located across Northern Ireland.

Business & Finance

22 Oct | Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA's manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé's global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.

Order

22 Oct | Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for Ørsted’s 900 MW Greater Changhua offshore wind power projects in Taiwan

  • 900 MW projects to utilize approx. 112 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; Service agreement included
  • Subject to final contract, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements
  • Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin-Fong partnership to be used
  • Offshore construction for the projects to begin in 2021

Installation, Transport & Logistics

22 Oct | Bourbon Subsea Services wins a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore windfarm

Bourbon Subsea Services has been selected by Windplus to install 3 floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km off Viana do Castelo, Portuguese coast. These turbines, with a total capacity of 25 MW, are the most powerful in the floating offshore wind industry. The project includes project management, engineering and the procurement of the complete mooring system (supplied by Vryhof).

Order

22 Oct | Ørsted selects Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects

  • Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects utilising approx. 112 SG 8.0 -167 DD offshore wind turbines.
  • SGRE will deliver locally produced wind turbine towers.
  • Subject to the signature of the contract, SGRE will establish a local nacelle assembly facility by 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements.
  • The project is subject to certain conditions, such as the signing of a power purchase agreement by the end 2018 and Ørsted’s final investment decision expected in March 2019.

Business & Finance

22 Oct | EDF Renewables North America and Ameren Missouri Enter into an Agreement for Missouri Wind Project

EDF Renewables North America and Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced today an agreement by which Ameren will acquire, after construction, the 157 megawatts (MW) Brickyard Hill wind project.