In line with its goals for EU climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050.
NYK signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fugro Singapore Marine Pte. Ltd. and Fugro Japan Co. Ltd., on an offshore geotechnical investigation vessel business related to offshore wind power generation.
Offshore wind capacity additions are forecast to reach 5.3 GW in 2020, 13% less than 2019 growth, as the offshore wind industry has been largely shielded from the COVID‑19 crisis, according to IEA. For the first time, China accounts for over half of global offshore wind expansion, while European countries provide the remainder.
In an effort to boost floating offshore wind, DNV GL released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures (DNVGL-RU-OU-0512).
Global major in offshore wind, Ørsted along with the energy player, Bp inked a Letter of Intent (LOI) so as to develop a large-scale renewable hydrogen project at a refinery in north-west Germany.
In an effort to enhance its wind energy capacity five-fold this decade and 25-fold by 2050 and become climate neutral by mid-century, the European Union is considering a new draft energy plan.
The world’s first blade walk by a robot on an offshore wind turbine took place in UK in mid-October, when the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot BladeBUG repeatedly scaled blades at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine off the coast of Fife.
The floating wind turbine Nezzy² has successfully passed its two-month test in the Bay of Greifswald. The 18-metre-tall prototype built consists of two wind turbines on a floating platform.
The UK’s ambitious goal to double its renewable energy capacity by 2030 will be achieved already by 2026, spurred by a wave of mostly wind power investments, new research by Norwegian analyst Rystad Energy shows.
New research by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of global offshore wind projects has grown by 47% since January, despite the pandemic.
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