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  • project update

    Successful installation of transformer platform for Nordergründe

    wpd completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. (Photo: wpd)
    Under the project leadership of the Bremen-based project developer wpd, the OWP Nordergründe GmbH & Co. KG completed installation of the transformer platform for the nearshore-project Nordergründe. Read more
  • politics & business

    European offshore wind energy market expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024

    The European offshore wind energy market was 13.4 GW in 2016 and is expected to reach 29.8 GW by 2024 expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.0 % from 2016 to 2024. These are the results of the market report “Europe Offshore Wind Energy Market, By Geography - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2024” published by Credence Inc., a global market research and counseling firm based out of San Jose, California. Read more
  • project update

    Turbine installation completed at Dudgeon

    The Sea Challenger positioning for installation of the final turbine (Photo: A2SEA/Ian Greenwood)
    At the beginning of September A2SEA’s Sea Challenger completed the installation of 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines on the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Read more

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  • science & technology, logistics & operations

    New jack-up vessel concept for 10 to 12 MW turbines

    A preview of the new SOUL jack-up vessel concept has been presented to a select group of industry players. (Graphic: Ulstein)

    SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design, the SOUL, allowing transport and installation of the next generation wind turbines with a capacity of 10 to 12 MW.

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  • science & technology

    World’s first floating microwave radiometer complements measurements of the first floating LiDAR

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) announced that design work with Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) is underway to deploy the world’s first buoy based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel. The companies are certain that the measurements of this system will significantly improve weather forecasting and lead to better site evaluation and energy producing.

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  • politics & business

    Total offshore wind capacity in Europe stands at 12.631 MW

    2016 saw a high level of investments in offshore wind and a strong pipeline of new projects. (Photo: Wind Europe)

    WindEurope released its report on the European offshore wind key trends and statistics for 2016. Offshore wind investments in 2016 reached a record € 18.2 billion with 4.9 GW of new capacity financed. Germany, the Netherlands and the UK were the only countries to install in 2016 and the first 8 MW turbine went into the water at Burbo Bank Extension wind farm.

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  • politics & business

    Expansion figures for Offshore Wind Power in Germany

    New offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 818 MW went online in Germany in 2016. The industry views this expansion as positive and expects that, combined with optimised turbine technology and operating concepts, this will also lead to cost reduction in the forthcoming tendering processes in Germany.

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  • project update

    Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm fully commissioned

    With the installation of the last of a total of 72 turbines at Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm the construction phase has been completed three months ahead of the originally planned time schedule. (Photo: Vattenfall)

    The offshore wind power plant Sandbank, located 90 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, is now fully installed and commissioned. On 21 January the installation vessel MPI Adventure together with Siemens erected the last turbine. Four days after that the last turbine “SB41” has achieved ‘final commissioning’ already

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  • project update

    Veja Mate wind park connected to BorWin beta platform

    Prysmian produced the cables for the Borwin2 HVDC submarine cable connection with a transmission capacity up to 800 MW. (Photo: Prysmian Group)

    Prysmian Group, specialist in energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces that the interconnection between the Veja Mate offshore wind farm and the offshore grid connection system Borwin2 in the German North Sea has been plugged in.

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  • science & technology

    DNV GL certifies prototype of Siemens’ 8 MW offshore wind turbine

    Handover of the Certificate for Siemens’ new 8 MW offshore wind turbine prototype (Photo: DNV GL)

    DNV GL has assessed Siemens’ new 8 MW offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154 in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate.

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  • project update

    Planning permission issued for Gode Wind 3

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) issued the planning permission for the Gode Wind 3 project. On this basis, offshore wind power turbines in the multi megawatt class can be erected in the wind farm.

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  • politics & business

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for Borkum Riffgrund 2

    The 450 MW order for Borkum Riffgrund 2 project is the largest ever for MHI Vestas. (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)

    DONG Energy has placed a 450 MW order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany.

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  • politics & business

    Northern HeliCopter wins contract for Merkur wind farm

     Helicopter Emergency Medical Services is one part of NHC’s supply contract for offshore wind farm Merkur. (Photo: Northern HeliCopter)

    Northern HeliCopter (NHC) with its holistic medical care concept WINDEAcare will supply medical services for the offshore wind farm Merkur in the German Bight during installation and commissioning phase.

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