News

  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more

The latest photo galleries

  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • (Photo: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)
  • project update

    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
  • project update

    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
  • project update

    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
  • politics & business

    EnBW acquires Danish service provider Connected Wind Services

    EnBW acquires service company CWS to expand their range of services, while CWS sees the transaction as an opportunity for growth. (Photo: Connected Wind Services A/S)
    The Denmark-based independent service provider Connected Wind Services A/S (CWS) has been acquired by German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. For EnBW this is a step to further expand its renewable energy business. Read more
  • project update

    First wind turbine for offshore wind farm Sandbank has been installed

    The first wind turbine at Sandbank has been installed. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    The first wind turbine at the offshore wind farm Sandbank 90 km west of Sylt has been installed. The wind farm is scheduled to go into operation in early 2017, and a new transfer vessel will shorten the expected construction time by up to three months. Read more
  • 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
  • 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

Pages