• HVDC platform SylWin alpha is complete

    Just a few days ago, Siemens had announced that the HVDC converter platform HelWin beta has been completed. Its next offshore platform in the North Sea is now also ready. SylWin alpha is the largest HVDC platform that has ever been installed in the North Sea.

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  • UK renewable energy industry escalates PR efforts

    The UK renewable energy industry is making moves to increase its profile in what can be seen as a major PR push. At least three industry bodies have recently sought the support of public relations agencies.

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  • Dong finds an investor for Gode Wind 2

    Dong Energy has found an investor for its offshore wind project Gode Wind 2. A consortium consisting of four Danish pension funds will acquire 50% of the German project and invest € 600 million.

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  • 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