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Australian developer OEPL to investigate offshore wind prospects
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has been granted permission to investigate the wind resources off the coast of Australia in preparation for the country’s first offshore wind farm.
Enercon breaks ground on Markbygden II
Construction has started on the second phase of the giant Markbygden onshore wind power project in northern Sweden, Enercon has announced.
Van Oord and Siemens win Fryslân contract
The developers of the Fryslân wind farm have awarded a contract to build the project to Zuiderzeewind, a consortium of Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord.
Equinor proposes floating wind farm in the Argean
Equinor has made a proposal to the Greek government for the construction of a floating wind farm in the Aegean Sea.
Senvion lands Med offshore order
German wind turbine firm Senvion has been awarded a contract to supply wind turbines for the first offshore wind farm to be built in the Italian Mediterranean Sea.
E.On forges Dunkirk partnership
E.On has signed an agreement to join Engie and EDPR in the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer offshore wind energy consortium.
Race Bank seals 10-year PPA
Wind farm developer Orsted has sealed a 10-year deal to sell energy from the 573 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm to Northumbrian Water.
Annual global wind capacity installations stabilise at around 50 GW
Data released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that the wind energy industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018.
Wind energy in Europe is on steep upward curve
Wind energy provided 14 % of electricity in the European Union (EU) in 2018, up from 12 % in 2017.
Ministers approve Inch Cape onshore plans
The Scottish government has granted planning permission for the installation of an onshore substation serving the proposed 700 MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm.
Onerous permitting process hits German onshore wind
Problems with Germany’s permitting process for onshore wind farms are threatening to stall development of the sector.
Nordex books Ukraine order
Nordex has won its first order in Ukraine, booking a 133 MW contract for the first phase of the Syvash wind farm.
Equinor eyes Korean wind opportunities
Equinor and Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) have signed an MOU to jointly explore the opportunities for floating offshore wind in South Korea.
Hornsea One powers up
The first turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity.
Europe adds 2.6 GW of offshore wind
Europe added 2.6 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, according to new statistics from industry group WindEurope.
New wind energy generation record for the UK
Wind energy generation in the UK hit a new high of 15.32 GW on Friday 8 February.
Siemens to supply 567 MW to ReNew Power for two wind projects in India
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy independent power producer.
11.9 GW of wind capacity installed in the Americas in 2018
The latest GWEC data shows that North, Central and South America has installed 11.9 GW capacity of wind power in 2018, an increase of 12% on 2017.
Thirteen groups interested in Polish offshore stakes
Thirteen groups have responded to a call by Polish energy group PGE for partners in its planned offshore wind farms.