More than 200 GW of new offshore wind projects have been announced since the beginning of 2020 — accounting for more than 44% of all global capacity at the pre-construction or early development phase — according to the “2020 Global Offshore Wind Annual Market Report” issued today from The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG). Despite a global pandemic, 2020 was a year of substantial milestones for global offshore wind. With new projects announced from Colombia to Brazil in the Americas, Spain to Estonia in Europe and Australia to the Philippines in the APAC region, the technology has been adopted by markets at contrasting levels of socio-economic development and distinct geographies. New projects exceeding 500 MW in capacity were announced in Spain, Ireland, Norway, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, Brazil and Vietnam through early 2021. Technology continues to emerge as floating offshore wind continues to emerge as a utility-scale option for markets with deep-water seabed areas.
Windpower Engineering 21st June 2021 read more »
Components for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm are now being shipped from Hull. Known as loadouts, the operation features wind turbine blades made in the Siemens Gamesa factory on Alexandra Dock in east Hull being stacked onboard an offshore support vessel called Sea Challenger before being taken to the new Hornsea Two site in the North Sea.
Hull Daily Mail 22nd June 2021 read more »