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  • 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.

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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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  • 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
  • science & technology

    Siemens offers 8 MW turbine

    Only a few components of the predecessor with a capacity of 7 MW (depicted) had to be changed for the performance enhancement of the new SWT-8.0-154. (Photo: Siemens AG)
    The German company Siemens expands its portfolio of direct drive offshore wind turbines. The new SWT-8.0-154 has a capacity of 8 MW. Read more
  • science & technology

    Accelerating grid expansion and reducing costs

    According to a recent German study, technical innovations, standardisation and optimised planning will save time and costs for offshore grid connections. (Photo: DOTI 2010 / alpha ventus)
    A recent study carried out by the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation shows that significant acceleration and cost reduction can be achieved in the area of offshore grid connections. It also proposes improving network utilisation to quickly eliminate bottlenecks on land. Read more
  • logistics & operations

    G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 HSE statistics report provides incident data for UK offshore wind farm sites and useful references for all those involved in improving health and safety performance in the offshore wind industry. (Photo: alpha ventus / DOTI)
    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety (HSE) statistics for the offshore wind sector that provides incident data for UK offshore wind farm sites. Read more
  • politics & business

    German offshore industry is struggling with weak expansion goals

    Nordergründe is one of several projects that are currently under construction and are still covered by the old EEG. (Photo: Torsten Thomas)
    Despite all of the cuts, the European offshore wind market is still large. Nevertheless, players on the German market are preparing for lean times. The 730 MW per year that policymakers have committed to are a very modest goal. Read more
  • project update

    DONG Energy builds offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Fully commissioned in 2019 offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 will supply CO2-free power corresponding to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 460,000 German households. (Photo: DONG Energy)
    DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the German North Sea, which is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019. Read more
  • science & technology

    Longest blade in the world presented

    To lower the cost of energy in offshore, Adwen and LM Wind Power have partnered to develop the longest blade in the world. (Photo: LM Wind Power)
    Adwen and LM Wind Power have partnered to lower the cost of energy in offshore wind. LM Wind Power has developed and built a 88.4 meter blade specifically for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine model. Read more

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