EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW in UK

EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD)  for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) following its latest CfD auction. EDPR and ENGIE are jointly developing this project, which is located off the north-east coast of Scotland. Upon conclusion of

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DONG Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners to form 50/50 partnership to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

DONG Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading independent global infrastructure investor, jointly announced today that Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP III), a fund managed by GIP, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm project from DONG Energy for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1,170 million. Borkum Riffgrund 2 is a 450MW offshore wind project in the German North Sea, currently being constructed by DONG Energy. DONG Energy will provide a full-scope EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for the construction of the project. In addition, DONG Energy will provide operation and maintenance services and a route

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 752 MW to DONG Energy in the Netherlands

The company will install 94 wind turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant, which are scheduled for commissioning in 2020. The power supplied by this facility will be sufficient to cover the annual energy requirement of one million households. Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement1 for the supply of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant being developed in Dutch waters. The contract additionally includes maintenance of the turbines. The wind power plant will be located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with a water depth of 14-38m and will cover

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Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

  Five Siemens Gamesa turbines of Six-Megawatt-class have now been installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW “Hywind Scotland” project – the world’s largest floating wind farm Strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Norwegian company Statoil can make a new step towards unlocking offshore areas in the future and develop a niche into a large market From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters. “Siemens

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Prevailing to launch free report on improving industry best practice for UK offshore energy yield prediction at Offshore Wind Energy 2017

It is expected that by 2030 there will be 100 GW of offshore wind capacity installed globally, equivalent to $400 billion of investment.  Recognising the attractiveness of long term government-backed energy supply contracts, reverse auctions are being used as a means of generating competition to ensure affordability for the consumer.  In recent years winning bids at Borssele and Kriegers Flak and zero subsidy bids in Germany have established new low pricing thresholds and re-defined global offshore cost expectations.  It is against this backdrop of reducing offshore profit margins that industry analyst, Prevailing, has undertaken a major study to determine the accuracy of current industry best practice offshore energy yield prediction

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Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

The company focuses on renewable generation technology as one of the keys to its future   With Through its U.S. subsidiary, Avangrid, Iberdrola joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts, scheduled to start building in 2020 Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Work on the Vineyard wind farm will start in 2020. Its

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Comparative Analysis of International Offshore Wind Energy Development

A new report published today by the International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Technology Deployment programme (IEA-RETD) highlights the importance of effective policy in stimulating deployment and driving cost reduction in the offshore wind sector. Following a year of record breaking auction prices in the Netherlands and Denmark, the study identifies the key success factors that have supported a burgeoning industry in Europe, drawing lessons learned for both policy makers and industry players. Green Giraffe was invited to contribute to the report, to draw on our unique experience in the sector. We contributed to the content by providing underlying data and comments. The report, which is delivered through a collaboration between

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Iberdrola has been awarded up to 1,500 MW of offshore wind capacity in the United States, its first project employing this technology in that country

The company already has important projects in this sector in various European countries: The United Kingdom, Germany and France. At yesterday’s auction Iberdrola, through AVANGRID, was awarded the rights to develop and construct an offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1,486 MW in the area known as Kitty Hawk, 24 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina, in the United States. The award will allow Iberdrola to apply its know-how to the development of the emerging offshore wind sector in the United States, whose east coast combines the optimum conditions of depth and wind resources. In the auction, organised by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Iberdrola’s offer topped

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First turbine installed at Rampion

The construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase. At the weekend the first of 116 wind turbines was installed for the project based in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. For the installation each tower with a length of 80 metres, weighing approximately 200 tonnes, is positioned and bolted onto each turbine foundation. Next the nacelle, which houses the generator and gearbox, is fitted onto the tower, and finally the three blades, each measuring 55m in length, are hoisted and connected one at a time. During spring, offshore cabling work will continue. Onshore construction of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base at Newhaven Port

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