Report on cost reduction in offshore wind published

The Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind (TKI Wind op Zee) has published their latest offshore wind cost reduction progress assessment. The focus of the study is explaining recent development in offshore wind cost reduction by examining cost reduction trends in the offshore wind market. These trends were modelled by introducing cost reduction levers into the TKI Wind op Zee cost model.

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Global installed capacity of small and medium wind is expected to grow to 446MW in 2026

The market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWTs) is turbulent due to policy drivers like feed-in tariffs (FITs) weakening in several of the largest markets around the world according to the report Market Data: Small and Medium Wind Turbines from Navigant Research.

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Vestas returns to no. 1 spot in global wind turbine supplier ranking in 2016

FTI Consulting has released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which found Danish manufacturer Vestas reclaimed the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2016.

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ITPE, Ramboll and BMT deliver final phase of guidelines for offshore wind farms in Taiwan

Swancor TaiwanITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll and BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) have partnered since mid-2014 to provide Taiwan’s offshore wind industry with a series of guidelines for future. The group of consultants have now delivered their third, and final, phase of guidelines to the local Taiwanese industry. This ITPE-led project has been producing recommendations based on best practice approaches and case studies from European industries whilst reflecting Taiwan’s policy, environmental conditions and industrial setting.

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Creative crane combinations can half installation costs

Investigations conducted by K2 Management show that getting the crane setup right can reduce installation costs by up to 50 per cent on tall turbine projects. Wind farm developers can save € 180.000 per installed turbine by choosing the optimal crane setup for tall projects. Typically, around 25 percent, and in some cases up to 50 percent, of installation costs can be saved, according to a price study conducted by K2 Management.

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Industry installed more than 54GW of wind energy in 2016

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics: the 2016 market was more than 54GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and also with strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands.

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