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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.