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    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

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  • 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
  • science & technology

    Holistic offshore wind farm control strategies to be put to the test

    Different methods of control will be used to optimise power production for the whole wind farm (photo: Vattenfall / CC BY-ND)
    The Carbon Trust has launched a new multimillion euro project as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme to investigate best use of Wind Farm Controls to maximise energy production from offshore wind farms whilst reducing turbine loads. Read more
  • science & technology

    Pipes don't come much bigger!

    At Sif, half-shells are longitudinally welded to produce shell sections of a maximum weight of 70 tonnes (photo: Dillinger)
    The challenges faced by the offshore industry are typified by extreme working locations subject to low temperatures and enormous mechanical and dynamic loads. The demands made on the design and materials selected for drilling rigs and wind turbines are also correspondingly high. Read more

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