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    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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  • Feasibility study: Test Stand for new wind turbines

    The Jülich Research Centre in Germany is evaluating the construction and operation of a large test stand for drive trains of wind turbines with gearboxes. The Centre for Wind Power Drives (CWD) of the RWTH Aachen is participating in a corresponding feasibility study and is interested in using the test rig later. Read more
  • All turbines are erected at Anholt

    On 19 May, the installation vessel Sea Power erected the last of the 111 turbines at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. Now, ahead awaits the job of having all of them delivering electricity to the Danish grid. More than 75 wind turbines are already in operation. Read more
  • Euros ships 81.6 m long rotor blade

    Three months after the inauguration of the prototype production facility in Sassnitz / Mukran on the German island of Rügen, Euros Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH has delivered and shipped the first offshore rotor blade to their customer Mitsubishi. The rotor blades of this type, which have a length of 81.6 m and a mass of 32.5 t, are intended for use on Mitsubishi's 7 MW turbine. It will be installed for the first time on the coast of Scotland near Glasgow as well as in Fukushima, Japan Read more
  • EDF, wpd and Alstom cooperate for France’s second offshore tender

    EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and wpd offshore have announced the signing of a partnership agreement. The agreement formalizes both groups’ decision to combine their expertise in the French government’s second call for offshore wind tenders. Alstom will be the exclusive partner for the supply of wind turbines. Read more
  • Dong starts flidar measurement campaign in the Irish Sea

    According to the involved companies, the first commercial offshore wind measurement campaign using floating Lidar in European waters has kicked off. FLiDAR NV has deployed a Lidar buoy for Dong Energy in the southern East Irish Sea. The partnership initially involves a one year measurement campaign in the Irish Sea. Read more
  • Seajacks and Samsung build large offshore installation vessel

    Seajacks International, offshore installation contractor, has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build an offshore wind farm installation vessel. The vessel has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the other North West European markets. Read more
  • Study on noise reduction in offshore installations published

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