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  • science & technology

    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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  • project update

    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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  • 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
  • science & technology

    DNV GL launches project for floating wind turbines

    The first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind, off the coast of Scotland (Photo: DNV GL)
    DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project with fourteen global partners to develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. The project is the first of its kind, bringing together multiple stakeholders from the wind, oil & gas and maritime industries. Read more
  • project update

    DONG Energy wins tender for Dutch offshore wind farms

    DONG Energy will build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 about 20 km from the coast of the province of Zeeland. (Photo: DONG Energy)
    The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 that are expected to be the cheapest worldwide. Read more
  • project update

    Tendering process for offshore wind farm Albatros has been initiated

    In order to determine whether the offshore wind farm Albatros in the North Sea is economically and technically feasible, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has initiated the tendering process for the combined lot 'wind energy plant, foundations and offshore substation' and for the lot 'cable work within the wind farm'. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Rendsburg Port: centre for heavy logistics

    The quay at the heavy load port in Rendsburg is extremely sturdy. It can support loads of up to 90 t / m². (Photo: Jörn Iken)
    Rendsburg Port on the German Kiel Canal has one of the highest capacities of any centre for heavy load logistics in northern Europe, making it an important location for the onshore and offshore wind industries. Read more

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