The 4th edition of The World Offshore Wind
Market Forecast, by energy business advisors Douglas-Westwood, examines drivers, case studies, key players, major markets and growth prospects for the global offshore wind
The study finds that ongoing technology and industry advances combined with actions New York could take, independently or with other states, could lower costs for offshore wind
power as much as 50 percent and bring the clean-energy source closer to realizing its potential for "delivering utility-scale renewable electric generation" to New York City and nearby areas such as Long Island.
Welcoming the new partnership, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said: This is another vote of confidence in the world's number one offshore wind
market which is continuing to attract investors from all over the world, creating thousands of green jobs in the process.
The four companies combined employ over 100 specialists with over 15 years of experience and were directly involved in over 40 offshore wind
projects in Northwest Europe, the US, Canada and Asia.
And following the announcement of nine new wind farms off the UK coast, as part of the Crown Estates Round 3 leasing programme, 2010 promises to be even better with the UK set to become the biggest offshore wind
market in the world.
The report provides information on market leaders in offshore wind
The project will be delivered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
and will not enter into the order backlog of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
Apart from this, the report features a highly detailed and granular analysis of costs of offshore wind
Nicola Sturgeon has called for action now to provide confidence to the sector by increasing budget allocations to allow offshore wind
to be delivered on a far greater scale.
JDR, which employs 160 people at its Hartlepool facility, has led the development of inter-array cables for offshore wind
operators across a range of important projects including the Meerwind Sud/Ost farm in Northern Germany and the world's two largest offshore wind
farms, Greater Gabbard and London Array in the UK.
My current research focuses on the identifi-cation of technical challenges for the collection and transmission of offshore wind
and on providing solutions which can be used by manufacturers and power companies.
His plan sets out a commitment to maintain the guaranteed price of offshore wind
, known as strike prices, for 2015-16 at PS155 a megawatt hour (MWh).