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  • project update

    Official inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension

    DONG Energy openend 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension Project in Liverpool Bay, UK. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

    DONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8 MW wind turbine.

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  • logistics & operations

    Sea-Fire protects offshore communication hubs

    The first SeaHub already supports a wind farm in the UK. (Photo: SeaRoc Group)

    An engineered fire detection and suppression system from Sea-Fire Europe was chosen to protect SeaRoc Group’s SeaHub, an innovative monitoring and voice and data communication solution that links land-based operations to distant offshore wind farms via satellite, fiber or other data services.

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  • logistics & operations

    Cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria starts operation

    After the naming ceremony the NKT Victoria headed out for its first cable-laying project north of Scotland. (Photo: NKT)

    With a ceremony at the power cable plant in Karlskrona, Sweden, NKT’s new state-of-the art cable-laying vessel was named NKT Victoria. The new vessel is among the world’s most advanced and its design is based on extensive experience with offshore installations.

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  • politics & business

    MHI Vestas expands manufacturing facility at Port of Esbjerg

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is constructing a PCM assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg (Photo: MHI Vestas)

    Construction of a 5,600 square meter facility at the Port of Esbjerg is underway to house manufacturing of power converter modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

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  • science & technology

    New crane type for offshore turbine maintenance

    The boom of Huisman’s new crane is foldable and requires less deck space in storage position. (Photo: Huisman)

    Huisman, specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has developed the Foldable Offshore Crane, an extremely lightweight crane for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines.

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  • logistics & operations

    Third vessel for Innoven Marine Service

    The “Lev Twister” is a dynamic positioning vessel of 75 m. Photo: Christian Eckardt, Maritim Publication / Innoven

    With take-over of the „Lev Twister“, Innoven Marine Service, based in Bremerhaven, Germany, took a third vessel under its management, which broadens the service portfolio of the shipping company.

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  • logistics & operations, politics & business

    Wind energy hub planned for the North Sea

    This aritficial could be a very efficient and affordable way for the countries around the North Sea to meet the future demand for more renewable energy. (Graphic: TenneT)

    The transmission system operators TenneT and Energinet.dk have initiated a futuristic project to create an artificial island in the North Sea to inexpensively distribute electricity from offshore wind farms.

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  • logistics & operations

    LiDAR buoy measures “Firth of Forth” wind farm area

    Transportation of the LiDAR buoy to the offshore site (Photo: Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd.)

    Fraunhofer IWES has been measuring wind conditions in the “Firth of Forth” wind farm area off the east coast of Scotland with its LiDAR wind buoy for a number of weeks now. The meteorological data provided by a floating LiDAR are essential for the successful planning of a wind farm.

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  • logistics & operations

    Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory

    Prysmian’s UK production facility is now capable of manufacturing both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores to support the increased demand for UK and European offshore wind farms. (Photo: Prysmian Group)

    Prysmian Group announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms.

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  • politics & business

    Germany: Offshore wind farms with extremely low subsidies

    EnBW's Baltic Sea wind farm Baltic 2 consists of 80 turbines. The company is planning to build and begin operating the wind farm He Dreiht by 2025 without EEG subsidies. (Photo: EnBW)

    The eagerly awaited results of the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany are in. The average subsidy was only 0.44 cents/kWh. But there were also successful bids for 0.0 cents as well as 6 cents/kWh, which is still low from today's point of view. Successful bidders include Dong and EnBW.

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