MHI Vestas Says Brexit Will Not Deter Investment in UK’s Wind Sector

By Susanna Twidale and Nina Chestney LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Japanese-Danish joint venture MHI Vestas plans to continue investing in its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Britain, despite the country's impending departure from the European Union, its chief executive told Reuters. MHI Vestas, a venture between Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Japan's … [Read more...]

First Turbine Installed at World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

The first turbine at the soon-to-be world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity off of England's coast. When fully operational, the 1,218-megawatt Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million homes in the … [Read more...]

Big Firms Weigh in as France Looks to Revive Offshore Wind

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A French wind power tender has attracted interest from a slew of international energy heavyweights, signalling that France's offshore wind industry could finally be taking off after years of missteps. While Britain and Germany have already built 8,200 and 6,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity - enough to power millions of … [Read more...]

Wind Farm at Center of Feds’ Spat on Twitter Said to Seek Debt

By Brian Eckhouse and Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- The offshore wind-power project that became the subject of a Twitter war between federal energy regulators is moving forward with a debt financing for an estimated $2.15 billion phase, according to people familiar with the situation. Vineyard Wind, a joint venture of Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners … [Read more...]

Mitsubishi Heavy Sees Billion-Dollar Opportunity in U.S. Northeast Wind

By Joe Carroll (Bloomberg) -- Wind-power demand in the U.S. Northeast may spur $1 billion or more in orders for offshore towers, according to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. executives. Planned auctions for wind power in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut probably will require construction of as many as 1,000 offshore towers, said … [Read more...]