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  • science & technology

    AWS Truepower Releases January 2018 Wind Trends Bulletin

    According to the Wind trend Bulletin, published by AWS Truepower the monthly wind performance in January 2018 deviated form the conditions in December 2017 all over the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three reanalysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR. The use of all three allows for rapid, reliable updates of global wind conditions. Read more
  • project update

    Exclusive delivery contract for Hornsea Project Two

    Hornsea Project Two is the largest offshore project in Siemens Gamesa's history to date. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a contract for the delivery and service of turbines with a combinded capayity of 1,386 MW. The project is being developed by the Danish energy group Ørsted in British waters. Read more
  • The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum

    The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Read more
  • politics & business

    Seafox 5 ready for the next generation of wind turbines

    The 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 metres. Read more
  • politics & business

    Could the UK be the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market?

    Since 2008, the UK has been the world leader in offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country. Could it translate that domestic achievement into export success and become the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market? Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Newcomer RanaWorks brings fresh ideas to the North Sea energy market

    RanaWorks introduces an innovative concept to the North Sea offshore wind market (photo: RanaWorks)
    Newly formed RanaWorks B.V. introduces an innovative concept to the market of inspection, repair and maintenance in the North Sea offshore wind market. The concept evolves around the seamless integration of subsea and above waterline services in order to achieve the best value for money without compromising safety and quality. Read more
  • politics & business

    1,169 offshore wind turbines delivered over 18 terawatt hours in 2017 in German waters

    In 2017, 1,169 offshore wind turbines in German waters supplied over 18 TwH (Photo: EnBW)
    According to an analysis by Deutsche WindGuard, a total of 1,169 offshore wind turbines with an installed capacity of around 5,387 MW were connected to the grid as of 31.12.2017. According to figures from the industry work group AG Energiebilanzen, wind turbines at sea were able to increase their electricity production to 18.3 TWh in 2017. This is almost 50% more than in the previous year (12.3 TWh). Read more
  • science & technology

    Acoustic Deterrent Devices to protect minke whales

    ADD can protect minke whales and other marine mammals (photo: iStock)
    Minke whales, seals and harbour porpoise show a clear response to Acoustic Deterrent Devices, demonstrating the effectiveness of this technology on these important species. When used in conjunction with other mitigation measures ADDs could prevent adverse effects of subsea piling noise. Read more
  • project update

    Siemens Gamesa to supply 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW project in France

    Siemens Gamesa will supply the new 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to a 500 MW project in France (photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 62 units of its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to the 500 MW Saint Brieuc project off the coasts of Brittany. The ordered direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD 8-180 model after Siemens Gamesa has decided to focus on offshore direct drive platform. Read more
  • project update

    Nordsee One offshore wind farm starts commercial operation

    Nordsee One offshore wind farm is expected to produce an annual output of more than 1,300 GWh of green energy. (Photo: Innogy SE)
    332 MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm, located approximately 40 km north of the island of Juist, achieved full completion. The project was fully commissioned on schedule and below its total budget of €1.2 billion. Read more

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