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PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND — Scotland's notoriously strong winds could pan out to be a blessing in disguise after the Scottish government recently approved plans for a floating wind farm right off of the Scottish coast. According to the Guardian, Statoil, a Norwegian energy company, plans to build a floating wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland by the end of 2017. The floating wind farm, called the Hywind floating wind farm, will consist of five, 258-meter-high floating wind turbines. Each will have a floating steel tube filled with ballast as their base and they will be tethered to the seafloor by three moorings. Each of the five wind turbines will have a six-megawatt capacity, and together they will be able to power an estimated 20,000 homes. Because they're not actually ...
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Bringing the winds of change to the energy mix, Germany has opened its newest offshore wind farm. ... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/27/powering-the-future-germany-opens-its-largest-wind-farm Bringing the winds of change to the energy mix, Germany has opened its newest offshore wind farm. Located 100km off the island of Borkum in the North Sea, the 80 turbines are said to constitute the country's largest wind farm. Bard Energy claims it will power up to 400,000 households, and would go some way to achieving the goal of being nuclear free by 2022. "Without this powerfu...
We hope you enjoyed Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London and we look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre this November. For more information please visit: https://windeurope.org/confex2017/
The first offshore wind farm in the United States started producing clean energy in mid-December. Located 13 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, the five turbines will power 17,000 homes, including all the energy necessary to sustain the nearby Block Island. The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. Despite their popularity in Europe, however, coastal turbines have faced resistance in the U.S. “We have a huge, clean energy resource off of our coast, and to date we have not tapped into it,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told VICE News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Read: "Bill Gates and other billionaires are launching a climate change fund because we need an “energy miracle” - http://bit.ly/2hszYmv Watch: "Meet the man who wants to create th...
Organised with DNV GL, sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn, Chair: Johan Slãtte, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Going further out to sea to harvest more wind: Floating offshore wind Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager, Northern Europe, Ideol Hywind Scotland Pilot Park Halvor Hoen Hersleth, Operations Manager - Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, Statoil Upscaling TLPWIND® floating technology Juan Amate López, Head of Offshore Technology, Ibedrola Ingeniería y Construcción Revision of DNV GL standard for floating wind turbine structures Anne Lene Hopstad, Principal Engineer, DNV GL Floating wind - unlocking the innovative foundations for deeper waters Úna Brosnan, Business and Strategy Development Manager, Atkins Preparing for commercial scale floating offshore wind farms Jan Matthiesen, ...
The UK has the best wind resource in Europe and by leading the world in developing offshore wind energy we are improving our energy security, cutting polluting carbon emissions and building a new manufacturing and export industry that could employ over 40,000 people.
At the European Offshore Wind conference in Stockholm, the European Wind Energy Association has launched a new report Oceans of Opportunity. It claims that offshore wind could power Europe seven times over. This video features EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson and other key figures. For more details about the conference please visit http://www.offshorewind2009.info
More information at: http://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/092815offshorewind Table of contents: https://youtu.be/6fOvGFWWUOY?t=7s The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining the role of offshore wind domestically and internationally. Speakers: Senator Thomas Carper (Delaware-D) Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/6fOvGFWWUOY?t=1m44s Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Island-D). Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/6fOvGFWWUOY?t=18m22s Fatima Ahmad, Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs and Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/6fOvGFWWUOY?t=23m18s Jeff Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind (Block Island project, Rhode Island) Skip to presentation: https://youtu.be/6fOvGFWWUOY?t=30m Download Slides: http://www....
The price of offshore wind has dropped by 50% in two years in the UK. We asked the head of renewables at Scottish Power to explain what's going on.
This video presents the huge, untapped energy source that is offshore wind. It focuses on what offshore wind offers, including CO2 reductions, jobs and regional development, and reduced fossil fuel imports.
Offshore wind not only guarantees power supply in Belgium, but it also creates direct and indirect employment in innovative technology. Belgium is currently one of the top 3 offshore wind countries in Europe as regards installed capacity. (English version)
The animation shows the wind power production aggregated at synchronous area level for offshore wind power in 2030, comparing the production for the High Wind Shut Down and High Wind Extended Production. The work has been performed by DTU Wind Energy as part of the EU FP7 TWENTIES project, in the up-scaling work package. The target years are 2020 and 2030 and the offshore wind power production is aggregated at synchronous power system area. For more details, please see: http://goo.gl/Ndx0TV www.twenties-project.eu
With its 175 turbines, the London Array OWF in UK will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when completed. The monopile foundations are designed by COWI-IMS JV. The foundations support a 3.6 MW Siemens WTG, and the OWF will produce a total of 630 MW. Contractor is ABJV and developer is London Array Ltd. Read more: http://www.cowi.com/menu/project/BridgeTunnelandMarineStructures/Offshorewindfarms/Pages/the-london-array-offshore-wind-farm-uk.aspx
ABB has successfully commissioned the subsea transmission link connecting one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe to the Belgian grid. The Thornton Bank project was executed for the Belgian company C-Power NV. For more information, please read the press release: http://www.abb.com/cawp/seitp202/0dceff7e8f980b41c1257be900480aaa.aspx
Offshore wind not only guarantees power supply in Belgium, but it also creates direct and indirect employment in innovative technology. Belgium is currently one of the top 3 offshore wind countries in Europe as regards installed capacity. (Dutch version)
Manfred Hader, energy expert and Partner at Roland Berger, explains how offshore wind contributes to the current energy mix in Europe and is becoming more competitive faster than expected. Learn about the prospects for the offshore wind industry, with the rise of more windfarms across Europe and the increase in competition among suppliers. Get more information in our study: https://www.rolandberger.com/de/Publications/pub_offshore_wind_power.html
This film offers some insight into the exciting and challenging process it has been to construct Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Anholt, with a site approx. 20km long and approx. 5km wide and covers an area four times the size of the island of Anholt. More than 100 vessels were involved in the construction, and more than 3,000 people have been working offshore at the construction site.