Politics & business news

  • politics & business

    Thomas Becker steps down

    European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) CEO Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service. read more
  • politics & business

    Joining forces

    In March, the offshore wind industry’s big get-together was hosted in Copenhagen. Once again, the focus was on reducing costs. Of course, tightening the cost-cutting screw is getting more and more... read more
  • politics & business

    Hofor and wpd establish Danish offshore consortium

    Hofor and wpd have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Denmark. Together, the companies will participate at the tender that comprises six near shore wind farms... read more

  • politics & business

    Bladt celebrates anniversary

    On 1st March, the Danish steel construction company Bladt Industries celebrated its 50th anniversary and its development from a small steel constructor to an international player in several fields. read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Vattenfall wins concession for Horns Rev 3

    Vattenfall has won the concession to build and operate the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast. The offered price of 77 ore/kWh (10,3 €-ct/kWh) was the most competitive bid. read more
  • project update, politics & business

    First U.S. offshore wind farm achieves financial close

    As first U.S. offshore wind farm, Block Island, has successfully reached financial close. Deepwater Wind will finance the US$ 290 million project through Mandated Lead Arrangers Société Générale of... read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Dong Energy chooses Vestas’ turbine for Walney Extension

    Just one month after Dong Energy had decided to install offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension with Vestas turbines the next contract is already waiting. For Walney Extension Dong is banking on MHI... read more
  • politics & business

    Larger turbines make offshore wind cheaper

    The cost of energy from offshore wind has come down from 136 £/MWh in 2011 to 121 £/MWh for projects delivered or moving to construction between 2012 and 2014. The biggest single contribution to cost... read more
  • project update, politics & business

    East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm secures 714 MW contract

    ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has hailed a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce the costs of offshore wind after the East Anglia ONE project successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in... read more
  • politics & business

    Siemens wants to lower offshore wind costs

    With new advancements in wind turbine technology, reduced grid access costs and innovative offshore logistics concepts for turbine maintenance, Siemens wants to lower offshore wind costs to below 10... read more

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