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Taiwan considers to mandate local vessel use in some offshore wind activities

Two government agencies in Taiwan are considering making the use of Taiwan-flagged vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, after complaints from local shipowners.

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Global Wind Report forecasts over 300GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind industry, with 51.3 GW of new installations. Market-based mechanisms, such as auctions, tenders and Green Certificates were the main drivers behind new installations in 2018.

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US Department of Energy announces US$ 28 million in funding for wind energy research

The US Department of Energy announced up to US$ 28.1 million in funding aimed at advancing wind energy nationwide across the land-based, offshore, and distributed wind sectors.

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Responsible wind energy development underpins new agreement for Northeast US waters

NOAA Fisheries, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding that brings local and regional fishing interests together with federal regulators to collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.

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Reducing cyclone and earthquake challenges for wind turbines

DNV GL is calling on wind industry stakeholders to join a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to mutually develop a new guideline to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones and earthquakes.

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GROW and Dutch ministry sign collaboration agreement to strengthen innovation in offshore wind energy

GROWGROW is a consortium of Dutch offshore wind industry and research partners which is contributing to the energy transition by working on the societal task of making the energy supply more sustainable. It carries out a coherent program of Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D), ranging from more fundamental research to the demonstration or rollout of offshore wind energy innovations.

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