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2018-02-16Floating wind farm with a capacity factor of 65%
- Data from several months of work of the world's first 300 MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm was published. The operator indicates that the results are better than expected. The floating wind farm faced three months of working in hard weather conditions and Hurricane Carolina when gusts in excess of 160 km/h and waves in excess of 8.2 meters were recorded.
2018-02-15Siemens Gamesa will be a turbine supplier for Ørsted project in the United Kingdom
- Ørsted has selected a turbine supplier for offshore wind farm (OWF) Hornsea 2 with a total capacity of 1,4 GW. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy ill deploy the SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with the 167-metre rotor.
2018-02-08Offshore wind as an opportunity for local economy
- According to the results of research held by Canada-based Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) - capacity of offshore wind sector will grow over 650% by 2030 and will expand supply chains and bring billions of dollars worth of investment. This is a real opportunity for local companies.
2018-02-0615,78 GW is a capacity of offshore wind farms in Europe at the end of 2017
- 560 new offshore wind turbines in 17 wind farms were installed in Europe in 2017. Europe now has a total installed offshore wind capacity of 15,780 MW.