Michael Fallon to prepare a report on effectiveness of the UK Government policy towards offshore wind.

Michael Fallon to prepare a report on effectiveness of the UK Government policy towards offshore wind.

The former Defence Secretary and former Energy Minister, Sir Michael Fallon MP, is to prepare a report assessing the impact of the Government’s policy towards UK local content in the provision of the technology required to deliver energy from the UK’s offshore wind energy licences. Sir Michael’s report, provisionally titled ‘Winning Locally’, has been commissioned […]

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and University of Oxford have signed a five year research agreement to work on optimisation of foundation design for offshore wind turbines. According to Ørsted, more advanced geotechnical designs for foundations can make a major impact on cost reduction as the foundations contribute significantly to the overall wind turbine capital costs. The company has […]

World’s biggest offshore wind farm gets its blades made in Hull, UK.

World’s biggest offshore wind farm gets its blades made in Hull, UK.

The factory will produce 81.5m blades for Hornsea Project Two, 89km off the East Yorkshire coast. Siemens Gamesa’s state-of-the-art Hull wind turbine facility will manufacturer most of the turbine blades for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, off the East Yorkshire coast. Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply all the wind […]

Ørsted to invest in MW-size storage project in Taiwan.

Ørsted to invest in MW-size storage project in Taiwan.

Ørsted has announced its intention to set up a MW-size pilot storage project in Taiwan. The pilot energy storage system, to be based on lithium-ion battery technology, will be the first MW-size facility in Taiwan. Ørsted will work with the Changhua County Government, Taipower, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and National Changhua University of Education, […]

Ørsted receives EIA approvals for four offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

Ørsted receives EIA approvals for four offshore wind projects in Taiwan.

After a comprehensive review process, The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved the EIAs for Ørsted four Greater Changhua projects. Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration has concluded the review process and approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Ørsted four offshore wind projects located off Changhua County in Taiwan. With the EIA approvals, Ørsted have secured […]

US wind farm jobs to Aqualis Offshore.

US wind farm jobs to Aqualis Offshore.

19 October 2017 – Aqualis Offshore, a sister company to Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC), has been awarded a contract by Ørsted (Formerly DONG Energy) to provide geotechnical site investigation supervision services at their Ocean Wind offshore wind farm. The contract also includes an option to provide similar geotechnical services at the Bay State Wind […]