Floating wind: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway
innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel.
GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind deployment in new markets Wind energy pioneer Henrik
The Global Wind Energy Council announced on Wednesday that it would form a new Offshore Wind Taskforce dedicated to accelerating the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.
Discussing the new Global Offshore Taskforce, Stiesdal called it “a way to combine forces when it comes to the promotion of offshore wind on a much larger scale.” The taskforce is aiming to make this promotion a much more coordinated effort outside Europe.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set up an offshore wind taskforce to back the sector’s development beyond Europe.
Argentina is looking to contract 400 MW of clean energy from medium scale projects in the third round of its RenovAr renewable energy auction programme.The tender, which will also focus on promoting the regional development of the country, was announced on Thursday by Renewable Energy Deputy Secretary, Sebastian Kind, during the Argentina Wind Power 2018 event.
Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected. The figures collected by Deutsche WindGuard show a gross increase of 1,626 MW or 497 onshore turbines in the first semester of 2018; the net increase amounted to 1,505 MW. This corresponds to a 29 per cent decline in gross expansion compared with the same period last year at 2,281 MW.