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  • logistics & operations

    Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory

    Prysmian’s UK production facility is now capable of manufacturing both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores to support the increased demand for UK and European offshore wind farms. (Photo: Prysmian Group)

    Prysmian Group announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms.

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  • politics & business

    Germany: Offshore wind farms with extremely low subsidies

    EnBW's Baltic Sea wind farm Baltic 2 consists of 80 turbines. The company is planning to build and begin operating the wind farm He Dreiht by 2025 without EEG subsidies. (Photo: EnBW)

    The eagerly awaited results of the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany are in. The average subsidy was only 0.44 cents/kWh. But there were also successful bids for 0.0 cents as well as 6 cents/kWh, which is still low from today's point of view. Successful bidders include Dong and EnBW.

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  • politics & business

    Offshore industry calls for higher installation targets

    Panel discussion at the 14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference: How many new installations does the offshore industry need to stay afloat? (Photo: DNV-GL)

    The offshore wind industry is warning of a break in the further development of technology if current expansion targets are not revised upwards significantly. At the 14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference in early April, industry representatives issued a warning that the slow progress of grid development would limit expansion targets. Current targets, they cautioned, would neither fulfil obligations under the latest climate agreement, nor ensure continuity in the development of the technology and future cost reductions.

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  • project update

    Sandbank feeds first power into the grid

    The installation of the foundations for offshore wind farm Sandbank. (Photo: Vattenfall / Ulrich Wirrwa)
    The offshore wind farm Sandbank has supplied its first wind power to the German electricity network. The first of the wind farm’s 72 wind turbines are successively being commissioned for power production. Read more
  • project update

    First turbine on Burbo Bank Extension installed

    The first turbine on DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension has been installed. It was also the first installation ever of the new 8 MW turbine produced by MHI Vestas, the V164-8.0 MW. Read more
  • project update

    Cable laying works for Nordsee One completed

    The 59 inter-array cables for offshore wind farm Nordsee One have been installed successfully with the help of the vessels Siem Aimery (shown on the left) and Siem Moxie (on the right). (Photo: SIEM Offshore Contractors GmbH)
    Three weeks ahead of schedule, the inter-array cables for offshore wind farm Nordsee One have been installed by SIEM Offshore Contractors GmbH. The foundations and the offshore substation for the 54 wind turbines have also already been installed. Read more
  • science & technology

    The world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

     Adwen and Winergy developed the world largest gearbox so far exclusively for the Adwen 8 MW ASD 8-180 wind turbine. (Photo: Adwen)
    In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world. Read more
  • project update

    First offshore wind farm of the U.S. enters final construction stage

    Blades for the offshore wind turbines are being unloaded at Rhode Island’s ProvPort. (Photo: Deepwater Wind)
    Deepwater Wind will soon start the final construction stage of Block Island Wind Farm in the federal state of Rhode Island. Read more
  • project update

    DNV GL completed due diligence work of Nordergründe

    The certification body DNV GL has successfully reviewed and quantified the technical risks of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the German North Sea. Read more
  • project update

    First turbine at Nordergründe offshore wind farm installed

    The first wind energy plant of the offshore wind farm Nordergründe has been installed. (Photo: wpd)
    On August 16, the first wind energy turbine has been installed at the offshore wind site Nordergründe in the German North Sea. The first turbine of the 111 MW wind park was produced by Senvion and has a capacity of 6.15 MW. Read more
  • science & technology

    Offshore wind research programme launched

    “In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognised as vital to maximising the learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector,” said Adam Ezzamel, Project Director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    To study the environmental impact of offshore wind energy, Swedish energy company Vattenfall has launched a scientific research programme. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Vattenfall, has dedicated a budget of €3 million to the project up to half of which will come from the EU. Read more
  • project update

    Steelwind Nordenham manufactures monopiles for Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Steelwind will deliver the monopiles for 36 of the foundations at Borkum Riffgrund 2. (Photo: Steelwind Nordenham GmbH)
    The German company Steelwind Nordenham GmbH has been awarded the contract for the delivery of the foundations for offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 by Dong Energy. Read more
  • 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

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