• First power from Anholt offshore wind farm

    On September 3 the first wind turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was installed, less than three weeks later it fed power into the Danish grid for the first time, as the operator Dong Energy informed... read more
  • Jack-up barge officially in operation

    On September 3rd, the Innovation, the most powerful crane jack-up barge of the wind industry, was christened and commissioned in Bremerhaven. The 147-m long jack-up barge can accommodate up to 180... read more
  • Vertical axis turbines for the Mediterranean

    Ten project partners from six European countries launched the Inflow ("Industrialization setup of a floating offshore wind turbine") research project in Paris. A floating vertical axis wind turbine (... read more

  • Foundations for Riffgat offshore wind farm in place

    All 30 foundations for the German Riffgat offshore wind farm, planned by EWE Energie AG in conjunction with Enova, have been installed. EWE announced in early September that work on the foundation... read more
  • Germany addresses offshore liability

    At its 29 August cabinet meeting, the German federal government established a compensation scheme for delayed offshore wind farm grid connections and introduced a binding offshore grid integration... read more
  • Potential for development in offshore foundations

    New concepts for the foundations of offshore wind power systems could improve the energy payback time of the turbines by 100 %. This is the result of a study by Cambridge University. Jim Platts of the... read more
  • Gwynt y Môr forges ahead

    The first of 160 steel foundations for the offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr off the north Wales coast have been erected and the first export cable is currently being laid near Pensarn. Furthermore, the... read more
  • Gardline and Geo drill for Wikinger

    The British Gardline Group and GEO from Denmark are to carry out the geological investigations for the planned German offshore wind farm Wikinger. The two companies have received a contract for a... read more
  • Offshore project Innogy Nordsee put on ice

    RWE Innogy has postponed the final decision on whether to go ahead with the German offshore wind farm Innogy Nordsee. "We actually wanted to start our Innogy Nordsee 1 project in the second half of... read more
  • 523 MW of newly installed offshore wind capacity

    In the first six months of 2012 a total of 132 new offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 523.2 MW were connected to the grid. Compared to the same period last year, this represents a 50... read more