The German government is supporting a large expansion of the country’s offshore wind power generation. Planning authorities are moving to accelerate the expansion of offshore renewable energy after years of delay.
Ørsted’s Hornsea 2, located 89 km off the east coast of the UK, has achieved first power after its offshore substation (OSS), the world’s largest offshore AC substation, and reactive compensation station (RCS) were installed in October.
EDF has signed a 15-year PPA to buy all of the electricity generated at RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has received an order from Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to supply Haliade-X wind turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind installation in the USA.
The UK Government has announced that it will provide a pot of £265 million in subsidies to support a record number of projects in the sector.
Spanish wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has announced that it has started to produce recyclable offshore wind turbine blades for commercial use.
GE Renewable Energy and PKN ORLEN have signed an MOU to develop offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW by 2050.
Ireland’s national grid operator Eirgrid has announced that it will seek bids from electricity suppliers to build new power plants in the country.
Samsung Heavy Industries has developed a model of an offshore floating 9.5 MW wind turbine. It plans to enter the global offshore wind power generation market.
Shell has started a new electrolyser at its Energy and Chemicals Park in Rheinland, Germany.