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DOE Seeks Public Input On Maine Aqua Ventus I Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine. According [Read More]

BNEF’s Wind Turbine Rankings: 2016 Was ‘All About Mergers’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

With a clear lead, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in another annual ranking of onshore global wind turbine manufacturers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Following, respectively, were GE, Goldwind, Gamesa and Enercon. Likewise, FTI Consulting reported the same [Read More]

LM Wind Power Bringing New Blade Factory To Normandy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind turbine blades, is opening up a new factory in Normandy, France. The factory, dedicated to offshore wind power, will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associes (PNA), a [Read More]

Siemens Providing Full Scope Of Work For Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

For the first time, Siemens Wind Power will be providing the full scope of work – including the foundations – for an offshore wind farm, the EnBW Hohe See project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment [Read More]

US Wind Secures Cabling Partner For MD Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In support of its planned 750 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, Baltimore-based US Wind Inc. has teamed up with JDR Cable Systems Ltd., which is supplying underwater power cables for the project. US Wind is one [Read More]

CWind Gets Big New Vessel For Offshore Wind O&M

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has invested in its largest crew-transfer vessel to date: a 27.4-meter-long catamaran that can hold 20,000 liters of fuel and 20 tons of cargo. Suited for long stretches of work [Read More]

CWind Announces Expansion Of Offshore Wind Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is extending its offerings by incorporating the resources of its parent company, Global Marine Systems Ltd. Group. CWind currently provides services such as blade repair, corrosion protection, inspections and maintenance [Read More]

Canadian Company Supporting French Floating Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2017

Vancouver Island, British Columbia-based AXYS Technologies Inc. is participating in a floating offshore wind development in French waters. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Creocean on behalf of QUADRAN in a zone between Port-La Nouvelle and [Read More]

Maine Legislator Proposes Bill Against Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

State Sen. Dana Dow, R-Maine, has proposed a bill to prevent an offshore wind test area from being built near Maine’s Monhegan Island, which the lawmaker calls a “place of rugged beauty” that is “free from commercial development and the [Read More]

URI Undertakes Unique Study On Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island. The two-year project is expected to [Read More]