To support the integration of offshore wind in the U.K., ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) for smoothing out voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent [Read More]
“If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve,” says Congressman Andy Harris, author of the amendment.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the site assessment plan (SAP) for Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. According to DONG Energy and New [Read More]
A2SEA, an offshore wind service and installation company owned by DONG Energy and Siemens, is being sold to Belgium-based GeoSea. A2SEA, which will continue to operate out of Denmark, has been owned by DONG Energy and Siemens since 2009, when [Read More]
Dominion Energy has signed a deal with DONG Energy to install two 6 MW turbines for the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
In response to the whale carcass recently discovered on a beach in Jamestown, R.I., and the suggestion by local newspapers that the death of the creature may have been caused by the Block Island Wind Farm, the state’s Coastal Resources [Read More]
In coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the state’s investor-owned electric distribution companies have issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for 400 MW of offshore wind generation – including renewable energy credits – and associated transmission. [Read More]
Texas-based Zentech Inc. and Virginia-based Renewables Resources International (RRI) have announced their plans to build what they call the first Jones Act-compliant, four-legged, self-propelled, dynamically positioned level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel based on a U.S.-built barge. Zentech plans to install [Read More]
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released a study identifying the supply chain associated with offshore wind energy development and analyzing the capacity within the province to meet development requirements. NEIA is a nonprofit association of businesses [Read More]
Senvion has signed an exclusivity agreement for what it says will be the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. Senvion was appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for the 30 MW Taranto offshore [Read More]