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    FORESEA supports 15 offshore renewable energy technologies

    The FORESEA award enables developers to improve their renewable energy technologies and test it in real life conditions. (Graphic: Tocardo)

    The FORESEA programme has awarded “recommendations for support” to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies following its second call for applications. The awards will provide a real boost to technology developers by allowing them to test their technologies on the open sea, attract further investment, and move further along the path to commercialisation.

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  • project update

    Two new inter-array projects for Prysmian

    Prysmian will supply the 33 kV submarine inter-array cables for Merkur and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farms. (Photo: Prysmian Group)

    Prysmian Group, specialist in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded two new contracts for offshore wind farms in Germany (Merkur OWF) and Denmark (Horns Rev 3 OWF).

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    First turbine successfully installed at Nordsee One

    Installation of first Senvion turbine at Nordsee One was completed according to schedule. (Photo: innogy SE)

    Installation of the 54 Senvion 6 MW wind turbines that will comprise the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm has commenced at the base port in Eemshaven.

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    Two-part transformer platform for Wikinger is on its way.

    The two-part transformer platform for the offshore wind farm Wikinger is on its way. (Photo: Iberdrola)
    The transformer platform for the offshore wind farm Wikinger is now complete and will be transported from Cadiz, Spain, to the Baltic Sea. Its special feature: The platform consists of two parts (topsides), which are jointly used by the wind farm operator Iberdrola and the transmission system operator 50Hertz. Read more
  • 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

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