20 December 2016 08:13 AM GMT

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind was awarded the firm & unconditional contract for the 370 MW Norther offshore wind power plant in Belgium. The project is owned by Norther N.V. a JV between Elicio and Boreas (Eneco & Mitsubishi Corporation). and will be developed with the three sponsors Elicio N.V. (50%), Eneco (25%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (25%). Norther is located off the coast of Zeebrugge and is able to produce clean energy for 400,000 Belgian households, contributing significantly to Belgium meeting its target of generating 13% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

December 15th 2016
AkzoNobel Acquires BASF’s Industrial Coatings Business, Strengthens Position

AkzoNobel has finalised the acquisition of BASF’s global industrial coatings business, positioning it as a provider capable of protecting every part of a wind turbine and offering a single source of supply to customers. The agreement includes all relevant technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as two manufacturing plants in the UK and South Africa. Approximately 400 employees from BASF’s industrial coatings business will now join AkzoNobel. The transaction is valued at €475 million, with BASF’s business generating revenue close to €300 million in 2015.

November 28th 2016
Gamesa Consolidates In India, Boosted By 304 MW At Five More Wind Farm Projects

Gamesa continues to make further inroads into the Indian market. It has been present in India, where it has installed over 3,000 MW, since 2009. According to MAKE Consultancy, it is the leading OEM in India, with a market share of 34% in 2015 (up from 25% in 2014), having dominated this market for three years in a row. Gamesa’s key position in the Indian market is a significant attractor for Siemens, which has agreed in June, this year, to merge its wind business with its Spain-based rival; and according to Gamesa, Make is anticipating India’s wind market to add 30GW by 2025.

November 28th 2016
Vattenfall Wins 600MW Offshore Project For The Largest Wind Farm In The Nordics

Vattenfall has won the tender to build Kriegers Flak, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The winning bid was €49.9 per MW, which is among the lowest costs in the world for offshore wind power. It will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm; supplying 23% of all households in Denmark, 600,000 in total, with clean energy. Vattenfall’s investment will be €1.1–1.3Bn, pending a final decision. Kriegers Flak is part of Denmark’s 2012 agreement to become a green and resource efficient economy entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

November 3rd 2016
Nordex Wins 111MW Wind Turbines Order For Projects In Turkey

The Nordex Group is strengthening its position in Turkey: the manufacturer recently received 3 new orders from its customer, Eksim Yatirim. Nordex is to install a total of 37 N117/3000 wind turbines for Eksim. The wind market in Turkey has expanded greatly in the past 10 years, from 150MW to more than 5GW in installed capacity. Since entering the market in 2007 Nordex has installed a good 1.3GW in Turkey, making it the market leader according to the latest report by the Turkish Wind Energy Association.

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November 2nd 2016
Technology, Lower Costs Drive Offshore Wind Boom Towards Growth Of 650% By 2030

Offshore wind power could grow more than 650% by 2030, according to a new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “It’s poised to become a leading power generation technology in a decarbonised global economy,” said Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA, this week, at the World Wind Energy Conference. “Now that onshore wind power is cost-competitive with conventional power generation technologies, more attention is shifting to offshore applications, characterised by high technical power generation potential”.

October 31st 2016
New Report Sees Huge British Export Potential In Booming Offshore Wind Sector

RenewableUK has released a new document today which highlights the offshore wind industry’s export potential. The document shows that British companies have already won 115 contracts to provide services for 50 offshore wind projects abroad in this rapidly-growing global sector. British companies are winning multimillion-pound contracts; making and laying cables, installing turbines, and providing other essential services. The analysis highlights 250 offshore wind farms in development around the world, representing a massive economic and industrial opportunity for the UK.

October 27th 2016
Wind Turbines And Asset Sales Increase, As Clean Energy’s Momentum Accelerates

Wind industry giant Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers, instructed the SIA Group to manage the sales and disposal of excess wind turbine parts and accessories. Large quantities of spare parts and components are available due to the rationalisation of the warehouse inventory. The sale will take place through an online auction, with key locations also in Denmark, Germany, USA and Canada

October 25th 2016
Growing Stronger: Wind Energy Can Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030

A new report states that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20% of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of about €200 billion. With dramatic price decreases in recent years for wind, solar and other renewables, a decarbonised power sector is not only technically feasible but is economically competitive as well. New markets are developing rapidly across Africa, Asia and Latin America, supplying clean energy to support sustainable development.

October 24th 2016
Vestas Receives Another Order For Wind Turbines Using De-Icing Technology

Swedish company OX2 has placed another order for 41 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing technology for their largest wind power project to date. This is the third time OX2 has placed an order for Vestas turbines in 2016, reinforcing the two companies’ strong collaboration and market position in the Nordic region. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the Q2, 2018 and the order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management service agreement.

September 30th 2016
Energy In Full Force During Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2016

On 25 and 26 October 2016 Amsterdam RAI will again host the international gathering of the whole offshore energy industry, during Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2016, where exhibitors and visitors can meet more than 11,500 professionals, from engineering to sales, from procurement to finance and from project management to executive management. The event will be kicked-off with the first Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner which will take place on the evening prior to the official start of OEEC on Monday, October 24th. This festive evening will take place at the impressive Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam and will also see the presentation of the Offshore Energy Awards.

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