• Tips for getting a loan

    No loan, no offshore wind farm. To persuade banks to loosen their purse strings, the contracts between the project company and the major participants should be bank-friendly right from the start. And renegotiation is usually worthwhile!

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  • 4.9 GW of new offshore wind capacity is under construction in Europe

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has released new market data on the development of offshore wind in Europe. According to the report, 16 commercial offshore wind farms with an overall capacity of 4.9 GW are currently under construction in Europe.

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  • Areva and Gamesa sign co-operation agreement

    Areva and Gamesa have signed a legally binding agreement to form a joint venture in the area of offshore wind energy. Negotiations, which have been in progress since January, have now been successfully completed, according to a statement by the companies.

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  • VSMC will do export and inter-array cabling for Dudgeon OWF

    VSMC has been awarded a € 110 million contract by Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which is owned by the Norwegian companies Statoil and Statkraft, for the export and inter-array cabling of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.

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  • Troubleshooting is in progress

    As OWI previously reported, there have been several technical malfunctions over the course of the last few months at the offshore grid connection BorWin alpha. However, the joint search for the cause of the problems by the transmission system operator TenneT, the contractor for the grid... read more

  • A2Sea celebrating its Sea Installer

    A2SEA’s newest installation vessel Sea Challenger is mobilising for the first project – installation of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines on Dong Energy’s project Westermost Rough. On Wednesday 25 June, members for the board of A2SEA and a wide range of clients were invited to see the 132 m long and 39... read more

  • Round 3: Planning consent granted for East Anglia One

    East Anglia One Offshore Wind, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, has received consent for a 1,200 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of East Anglia. It is the largest renewable energy project ever to receive planning consent in England and Wales. The East Anglia... read more

  • Gamesa unveils new offshore turbine

    Gamesa is showcasing its new 5.0 MW turbine, the G132-5.0 MW, at the 2014 Global Offshore Wind trade fair taking place in Glasgow (UK). Compared to the recently by DNV-GL certificated G128-5.0 MW, the new machine has longer rotor blades.

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  • Bilfinger is testing steel foundations for offshore wind farms

    The engineering and service corporation Bilfinger will be testing steel foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea on behalf of the Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola. A total of 70 wind turbines will be installed in water depths of up to 42 m northeast of the island of... read more

  • DNV GL manifests 10 % cost reduction potential for offshore wind

    DNV GL’s project FORCE (For Reduced Cost of Energy) has identified potential savings of at least 10 % of the cost of offshore wind energy, if an integrated approach to four market-ready technologies is adopted.

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