Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult launches new floating wind centre

The multi-million pound Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence will work to reduce the cost of energy from the technology

Offshore wind industry ‘to be worth $1 trillion by 2040’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests global offshore wind capacity may increase 15-fold over this timeframe

Autonomous drones ‘offer wind sector cost, environmental and safety benefits’

The ORCA Hub says its drones can not only survey infrastructure but also physically interact with energy assets

Sale of Race Bank transmission assets agreed

Joint Venture Race Bank Wind Farm Limited, which is half-owned by Ørsted, is to sell the infrastructure to Diamond Transmission Partners.

Jeremy Corbyn promises 500% increase in offshore wind capacity

The Labour Party leader said the move would create nearly 70,000 jobs and 37 new wind farms across the country

Dominion Energy proposes to build largest offshore wind farm in the US

The facility, which it plans to install off the coast of Virginia by 2026, would be made up of 220 turbines

Net zero: Oil and gas sector sets out plan to reduce emissions

Oil and Gas UK’s roadmap reinforces the importance of the sector to the economy and to meeting the energy needs of consumers for decades to come

Ørsted opens consultation on Hornsea Project Four plans

The offshore wind developer aims to gather feedback and opinions regarding the planned project off the coast of Yorkshire

Large-scale offshore wind hubs ‘to play a major part in hitting climate targets’

The North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium says such facilities are the best way to provide renewable power at the least cost to society while maintaining security of supply

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‘Nearly 300GW of new wind capacity will be built in next five years’

The Global Wind Energy Council expects the majority of this growth to be driven by increasing investment in offshore wind and emerging markets