Archive for offshore wind

ABB Secures $30M Deal To Support U.K. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

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]

House Committee Adopts Amendment Against Maryland Offshore Wind

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

“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.

Feds Approve Site Assessment Plan For Bay State Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

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]

Siemens, DONG Energy Sell Offshore Wind Services Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2017

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 Links Up With DONG Energy To Advance Virginia Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 10, 2017

Dominion Energy has signed a deal with DONG Energy to install two 6 MW turbines for the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

R.I. Council: Block Island Wind Farm Not To Blame For Whale Death

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 10, 2017

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]

Massachusetts Announces RFP For 400 MW Of Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

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]

Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

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]

Study: Offshore Wind In Newfoundland And Labrador ‘Likely’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2017

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 Supplying Turbines For Mediterranean Sea’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

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]