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  • logistics & operations

    Safeway reaches record transfer speeds at latest offshore wind charter

    As from early October last year the Safeway motion compensated offshore access system of the Dutch Van Aalst Group is installed on the 95-metre long OCV ‘Olympic Intervention IV’, owned by Olympic Subsea ASA, Norway. Without any significant downtime, the 28 m long walk-to-work Seagull-type has safely transferred workers and their tools at a high pace from the ‘Olympic Intervention IV’ to offshore wind turbines of Adwen, part of Siemens. Read more
  • project update

    World's most powerful commercial wind turbine successfully installed

    A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on April 9th for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two turbines will have a capacity of 8.8 MW, the other nine will have a capacity of 8.4 MW Read more
  • science & technology

    First of gigantic suction bucket jacket foundations installed for Vattenfall’s EOWDC

    The 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III installs the first suction bucket jacket foundation for the EOWDC, off Aberdeen Bay. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of the 11 steel jacket foundations weighing in at almost ten Boeing 747s. Read more

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  • 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
  • logistics & operations

    Baltic wind farm "Vikings" feeds into the grid

    "Wikinger" started feeding into the greed (photo: Adwen)
    The offshore wind farm "Vikings" has for the first time fed electricity into the grid. After installation and interim commissioning of the last of 70 Adewen turbines, this is the next important milestone achieved. The wind farm "Vikings" is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind farm in Germany. The company has invested 1.4 billion euros in the project. Read more
  • project update

    Nearshore project Nordergründe put into operation

    wpd and the co-shareholders of the Nordergründe John Laing Group plc and the Gothaer Insurance Group announced that installation work has now been successfully completed. (Photo: wpd)
    The last of a total of 18 turbines of the 111 MW wind farm Nordergründe was connected to the grid under the project management of the Bremen developer wpd. Read more
  • politics & business

    Offshore wind outlook for India

    The FOWIND consortium launched its new report today: "From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat And Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)". This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led Facilitating Offshore Wind In India (FOWIND) consortium. Read more
  • science & technology

    German Renewables Award for offshore wind project Arkona

    Receiving the award in Hamburg: E.ON Project director Holger Matthiesen with Andrea Thilo, moderator of the ceremony.  (Photo: E:ON)
    The newly developed corrosion protection at offshore wind project Arkona in the German Baltic Sea received the German Renewables Award in Hamburg. Read more
  • politics & business

    Autumn blues in Amsterdam

    The autumnal weather in Amsterdam seemed to transfer across onto the mood at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. (Photo: Katharina Garus)
    This year the WindEurope invitation to the annual sector gathering was to Amsterdam. Exhibitor and visitor numbers have been better in the past, though, and the mood too. Read more
  • politics & business

    Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation

    Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation (photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last week confirms the intention of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to collaborate with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for developing Taichung harbor in Taiwan for the Offshore wind business. Read more
  • politics & business

    Study: offshore wind parks deliver reliable power

    Study: offshore wind parks deliver reliable power (Photo: Stiftung OFFSHORE WINDENERGIE)
    A recent study by German research institution Fraunhofer IWES concludes that the availability of offshore wind turbines has increased compared to the results of a previous study from 2013. Read more

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