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  • project update

    Successful installation of transformer platform for Nordergründe

    wpd completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. (Photo: wpd)
    Under the project leadership of the Bremen-based project developer wpd, the OWP Nordergründe GmbH & Co. KG completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. Read more
  • politics & business

    European offshore wind energy market expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024

    The European offshore wind energy market was 13.4 GW in 2016 and is expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024 expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.0 % from 2016 to 2024. These are the results of the market report “Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market, By Geography - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2024” published by Credence Inc., a global market research and counseling firm based out of San Jose, California. Read more
  • project update

    Turbine installation completed at Dudgeon

    The Sea Challenger positioning for installation of the final turbine (Photo: A2SEA/Ian Greenwood)
    At the beginning of September A2SEA’s Sea Challenger completed the installation of 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines on the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Read more
  • politics & business

    EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded CfD for UK offshore wind project

    EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR) and ENGIE announced that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77 %) and ENGIE (23 %), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD) for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £ 57.50/MWh. Read more
  • project update

    New maintenance contracts for OWF DanTysk and OWF Sandbank

    Maintenance work of Deutsche Windtechnik at offshore wind farm DanTysk (Photo: Deutsche Windtechnik)
    The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the energy supplier Vattenfall are expanding their cooperation in offshore maintenance: On the one hand, Vattenfall has extended the duration of its cooperation agreement with Deutsche Windtechnik in the area of maintenance for all steel structures at the offshore wind farm DanTysk. On the other, the service provider is now also responsible for these important maintenance tasks at Sandbank, Vattenfall's second major offshore wind farm project Sandbank, which went into operation in July 2017. Read more
  • politics & business

    Province of Groningen urges minister to drive forward farms north of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands

    (Graphic: Provincie Groningen)
    Offshore wind farm conditions in the Wadden Sea Area above Groningen are excellent. That is the outcome of the report, commissioned by the province of Groningen, and presented to the Minister of Economic Affairs. Now the province calls on the Minister of Economic Affairs to facilitate the realization of many more wind farms in the area. This will contribute to a future without natural gas, a low carbon energy system and create hundreds of jobs. Read more
  • project update

    Walney Extension West offshore wind park producing power in the UK

    Installation is underway at the world’s first wind park to exceed 8 MW turbine power output. (Photo: MHI Vestas)
    MHI Vestas and DONG Energy have confirmed that power is now flowing from the Walney Extension West offshore wind park’s first turbine installed 19 km off the coast of Cumbria, in the Irish Sea Read more
  • politics & business

    Acquisition of A2SEA by GeoSea becomes effective

    On September 1st, 2017, the acquisition of A2SEA by Belgian GeoSea has become effective following the approval by the international competition authorities. Read more
  • politics & business

    Bureau Veritas releases new rules for offshore service vessels and tugs

    BV classed tug, Dux - now operating in Hammerfest, Norway. (Foto: Gondan Shipbuilders)
    International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels. Read more
  • project update

    ABB to provide BESS for the integration of Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

    The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007 and is capable of supplying electricity for up to 80,000 UK homes. (Photo: ABB)
    The integration of wind energy is a big challenge in today’s grid management, as the power output immensely depends on the current weather situation. To help facing this challenge ABB will supply a Battery Energy Storage System to DONG Energy. Read more

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