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All news, trends, investments, projects, research and announcements concerning electricity generated by wind power as a renewable energy resource. Onshore and offshore wind projects will be covered, as well as turbine and components updates and hybrid storage solutions. Wind power PPAs and tenders will provide detail on the commercial side of the sector.

Jan De Nul’s pioneering jack-up vessel to debut at Dogger Bank

Jan De Nul's jack-up vessel, Voltaire, will have a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and when fully extended will measure 325 meters tall – taller than the Eiffel Tower.
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UKRI funding announced for offshore, geothermal clean energy innovation

The UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), supported by the UK government, has announced early-stage investment for seventeen new projects that will boost local growth via the UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund.
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Facebook to buy 170MW of windpower in landmark renewables deal

Apex Clean Energy has announced a 170MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook from its Lincoln Land Wind project, making the social media giant it's largest corporate customer by megawatt.
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Siemens Gamesa’s in-house turbine test facility first to win IECRE approval

Wind energy major Siemens Gamesa’s blade test center in Aalborg, Denmark, home of the world’s largest test stand, is the first non-commercial in-house blade test facility in the world to gain approval from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
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Enel Green Power connects €4.6 million project to Spanish grid

Enel Green Power España has connected a new 3.46MW wind farm in the towns of Mallén and Fréscano, in the province of Zaragoza, to the electricity grid.

RWE and Mitsubishi invest in US offshore floating wind project

The University of Maine has announced that two industry heavyweights are investing in the development of a pioneer floating offshore wind technology project.
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Novel COVID-19 safety solutions for offshore wind workforce lauded

As the sector adjusts to social distancing and staff restrictions, the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation, in partnership with ORE Catapult, KTN and the Workboat Association, has recognised five organisations for innovative operational safety initiatives.

Offshore wind to reach over 234GW by 2030 led by Asia-Pacific

GWEC has released the second edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the offshore wind sector globally with the latest data and analysis.
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Statkraft UK awarded 330MW in Ireland’s first renewable energy auction

Norwegian mega-utility Statkraft has been awarded a total of 330MW of the almost 1.3GW in clean energy capacity available in Ireland’s first renewable energy auction.

AFRY awarded contract for offshore wind farm project in Vietnam

AFRY has been awarded an owner’s engineering services assignment for the 48MW Tra Vinh Offshore Wind Farm.

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