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  • politics & business

    Updated Global Wind Power Market Forecast

    Policy clarity in several global key markets will influence worldwide growth of the wind power market positively and negatively. But overall, the effects balance out over a ten year span with a net upgrade of less than 600 MW, renewable energy consulting company MAKE reported in an update of their Global Wind Power Market Outlook. Read more
  • project update

    Financing for offshore wind farm Merkur secured

    At the offshore wind park Merkur in the German North Sea, GE’s Haliade 150-6MW turbines will be used on a larger scale for the first time. (Photo: GE)
    The financial close has been confirmed for the offshore wind park Merkur with a total capacity of 396 MW. A total capital investment of € 1.6 billion has been raised and the investor consortium consists of GE, DEME, the Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners and the French organization ADEME. Read more
  • project update

    1,300-tonne monopiles for the offshore wind farm Veja Mate

    The monopiles are loaded onto the barge in Rostock for the nearshore transport to the Netherlands. (Photo: Otto Wulf GmbH & Co. KG)
    The Hamburg-based port logistics company Buss Port Logistics has successfully completed its work for the nearshore logistics and storage of the 67 monopiles for the offshore wind farm Veja Mate, which is currently under construction. The company began handling the monopiles in early March. They weigh 1,300 tonnes apiece and are the largest and heaviest ever built. Read more

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  • politics & business

    The top 25 global wind asset owners in 2015

    The Top 25 global wind asset owners. (Source: MAKE)
    In 2015, the 25 biggest wind asset owners expanded their collective grid-connected wind capacity to 170 GW but lost market share. This was shown in a new market report by renewable energy consulting company MAKE. Read more
  • politics & business

    EnBW acquires Danish service provider Connected Wind Services

    EnBW acquires service company CWS to expand their range of services, while CWS sees the transaction as an opportunity for growth. (Photo: Connected Wind Services A/S)
    The Denmark-based independent service provider Connected Wind Services A/S (CWS) has been acquired by German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. For EnBW this is a step to further expand its renewable energy business. Read more
  • project update

    First wind turbine for offshore wind farm Sandbank has been installed

    The first wind turbine at Sandbank has been installed. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    The first wind turbine at the offshore wind farm Sandbank 90 km west of Sylt has been installed. The wind farm is scheduled to go into operation in early 2017, and a new transfer vessel will shorten the expected construction time by up to three months. Read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Offshore Wind: “The current pipeline of projects is not enough”

    Annual installed offshore wind capacity in Europe (graph: WindEurope)
    The offshore wind industry hit a new record for investments of €14 billion during the first half of the year – exceeding the total full-year investments in 2015 – according to offshore statistics for the first 6 months of 2016 published today by WindEurope. As of 30 June 2016, cumulatively, there are 3,344 offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 11,538 MW fully grid connected in European waters in 82 wind farms across 11 countries, including demonstration sites. Read more
  • project update, science & technology

    Senvion is nominated for first floating wind farm in France

    Senvion will be providing 6.2M152 turbines for the first floating wind farm in France. (Photo: Senvion)
    Senvion will be providing the turbines for the first floating wind farm in the French Mediterranean. The Senvion 6.2M152 turbines have been specially adapted for use on floating offshore foundations. The wind farm will be installed and put into operation by 2020. Read more
  • project update

    92 MW offshore wind farm being built near Scottish East Coast

    The Swedish energy company Vattenfall has bought Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) also known as “Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm”. With this the company now fully owns the project, which was developed together with AREG. Read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Trelleborg wins contract for Borwin-3 wind farm floatover

    The platform for the offshore converter station of BorWin3 will be constructed using floatover technology. (Picture: Trelleborg)
    The Siemens/Petrofac consortium awarded the contract for the floatover installation of the HVDC converter platform of BorWin3 wind farm to Trelleborg engineered products operation. Read more
  • science & technology

    DNV GL launches project for floating wind turbines

    The first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind, off the coast of Scotland (Photo: DNV GL)
    DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project with fourteen global partners to develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. The project is the first of its kind, bringing together multiple stakeholders from the wind, oil & gas and maritime industries. Read more
  • project update

    DONG Energy wins tender for Dutch offshore wind farms

    DONG Energy will build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 about 20 km from the coast of the province of Zeeland. (Photo: DONG Energy)
    The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 that are expected to be the cheapest worldwide. Read more
  • project update

    Tendering process for offshore wind farm Albatros has been initiated

    In order to determine whether the offshore wind farm Albatros in the North Sea is economically and technically feasible, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has initiated the tendering process for the combined lot 'wind energy plant, foundations and offshore substation' and for the lot 'cable work within the wind farm'. Read more

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