• 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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  • New standard for life jackets

    The ETSO 2C-503, a new directive from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), has been in effect for helicopter pilots and passengers from 29 October on. It mandates that life jackets that are worn in helicopters during offshore flights must not inflate automatically.

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  • First turbines installed at Butendiek

    The offshore wind farm Butendiek is taking shape as the installation of the first three turbines is completed.

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  • OutSmart makes students fit

    It is the fourth year in a row that OutSmart organizes the Minor “Wind Energy Project Management” together with the HAN University of Applied Science in Arnhem (NL), which started this month. In the coming months, the new professionals in wind will learn about how they can design, organize and... read more