• Allocation of offshore connection capacity is in full swing

    For the first time, the German Federal Network Agency has made decisions on applications for admission to the capacity allocation process, as well as on connection capacity for German offshore wind farms. Eight of the eleven applications were approved.

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  • Borkum Riffgrund 1: first turbine installed

    The first of a total of 78 turbines has been installed successfully at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in the German North Sea.

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  • Wind Minds combines experience

    Four Dutch and German consultancies have teamed up and established a new international consultancy company Wind Minds with the objective to combine all their expertise and experience in developing and building new offshore wind farms in North West Europe, America and Asia.

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  • Alstom and DCNS are collaborating to develop a floating offshore wind turbine

    The turbine manufacturer Alstom and the shipbuilding expert DCNS have signed a partnership agreement to develop a floating offshore wind turbine. By 2017, the companies intend to produce a wind turbine with a power output of 6 MW that combines a semi-submersible platform from DCNS with an... read more

  • Offshore wind in India moves forward

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for setting up a joint venture towards undertaking a first demonstration offshore wind project in India has been signed.
    Involved in the MOU are the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), and a... read more

  • Construction begins on the transformer platform DolWin gamma

    Construction work on the offshore transformer platform DolWin gamma began on 9 October at Nordic Yards in Warnemünde. Representatives of the contractor Alstom as well as the end-customer TenneT looked on as the traditional first steel cut took place in Warnemünde.

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  • Four Scottish wind farms receive consent

    Four offshore wind farms off the Scottish coast have received development consent. Once completed, the projects in the Forth and Tay region - Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo - could be capable of generating up to 2.284 GW of electricity.

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  • Iberdrola to develop floating turbine for UK

    Iberdrola, the Scottish University of Strathclyde and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have started work on the TLPWIND project, an R&D initiative with a focus on the offshore wind power sector and a budget allocation in excess of € 1 million.

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  • Multiple opportunities

    By the end of 2013 approx. 6.5 GW of offshore wind power capacity had been installed worldwide. Almost all of the wind turbines have solid foundation structures of steel or concrete. However, floating turbines may achieve a steep learning curve in the long run – with ­economic advantages for... read more

  • Troubleshooting continues

    The converter platform BorWin alpha has been back on the grid since 23 September. The world's first high-voltage direct current transmission system for an offshore wind farm was shut down for months due to technical problems. However, the grid operator TenneT has not found the error yet.

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