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  • science & technology

    Offshore wind research programme launched

    “In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognised as vital to maximising the learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector,” said Adam Ezzamel, Project Director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    To study the environmental impact of offshore wind energy, Swedish energy company Vattenfall has launched a scientific research programme. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Vattenfall, has dedicated a budget of €3 million to the project up to half of which will come from the EU. Read more
  • project update

    Steelwind Nordenham manufactures monopiles for Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Steelwind will deliver the monopiles for 36 of the foundations at Borkum Riffgrund 2. (Photo: Steelwind Nordenham GmbH)
    The German company Steelwind Nordenham GmbH has been awarded the contract for the delivery of the foundations for offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 by Dong Energy. Read more
  • politics & business

    Updated Global Wind Power Market Forecast

    Policy clarity in several global key markets will influence worldwide growth of the wind power market positively and negatively. But overall, the effects balance out over a ten year span with a net upgrade of less than 600 MW, renewable energy consulting company MAKE reported in an update of their Global Wind Power Market Outlook. Read more
  • 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

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