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  • 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

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  • 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
  • logistics & operations

    Rendsburg Port: centre for heavy logistics

    The quay at the heavy load port in Rendsburg is extremely sturdy. It can support loads of up to 90 t / m². (Photo: Jörn Iken)
    Rendsburg Port on the German Kiel Canal has one of the highest capacities of any centre for heavy load logistics in northern Europe, making it an important location for the onshore and offshore wind industries. Read more
  • science & technology

    Siemens offers 8 MW turbine

    Only a few components of the predecessor with a capacity of 7 MW (depicted) had to be changed for the performance enhancement of the new SWT-8.0-154. (Photo: Siemens AG)
    The German company Siemens expands its portfolio of direct drive offshore wind turbines. The new SWT-8.0-154 has a capacity of 8 MW. Read more
  • science & technology

    Accelerating grid expansion and reducing costs

    According to a recent German study, technical innovations, standardisation and optimised planning will save time and costs for offshore grid connections. (Photo: DOTI 2010 / alpha ventus)
    A recent study carried out by the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation shows that significant acceleration and cost reduction can be achieved in the area of offshore grid connections. It also proposes improving network utilisation to quickly eliminate bottlenecks on land. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 HSE statistics report provides incident data for UK offshore wind farm sites and useful references for all those involved in improving health and safety performance in the offshore wind industry. (Photo: alpha ventus / DOTI)
    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety (HSE) statistics for the offshore wind sector that provides incident data for UK offshore wind farm sites. Read more
  • politics & business

    German offshore industry is struggling with weak expansion goals

    Nordergründe is one of several projects that are currently under construction and are still covered by the old EEG. (Photo: Torsten Thomas)
    Despite all of the cuts, the European offshore wind market is still large. Nevertheless, players on the German market are preparing for lean times. The 730 MW per year that policymakers have committed to are a very modest goal. Read more
  • project update

    DONG Energy builds offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Fully commissioned in 2019 offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 will supply CO2-free power corresponding to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 460,000 German households. (Photo: DONG Energy)
    DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the German North Sea, which is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019. Read more

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