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    World's most powerful commercial wind turbine successfully installed

    A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on April 9th for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two turbines will have a capacity of 8.8 MW, the other nine will have a capacity of 8.4 MW Read more
  • science & technology

    First of gigantic suction bucket jacket foundations installed for Vattenfall’s EOWDC

    North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of the 11 steel jacket foundations weighing in at almost ten Boeing 747s. Read more
  • science & technology

    Ro/Ro-loading of Rentel wind turbine nacelles

    Siemens Gamesa has been able to transfer its new logistics concept, announced in 2015 into reality. By using a Ro/Ro solution the company expects to save about 20 % in costs and increase safety at the same time. Read more

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    Port Knock in Emden becomes service base for MHI Vestas Offshore

    From March 2018, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) will provide port facilities in Emden and logistics services to the wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas for the "Borkum Riffgrund 2" offshore wind farm. After the installation of the 56 V164‐8 MW wind turbines, MHI Vestas will commission the wind turbine generators and use the service base at Port Knock at the river Ems. Read more
  • politics & business

    Prysmian will invest in a new laying vessel for submarine cables

    Prysmian Group announces an investment in excess of €170 million in a new cutting-edge cable laying vessel. This strategic asset is meant to bolster Prysmian’s turnkey approach, under which it delivers end-to-end EPCI projects. Read more
  • science & technology

    AWS Truepower Releases January 2018 Wind Trends Bulletin

    According to the Wind trend Bulletin, published by AWS Truepower the monthly wind performance in January 2018 deviated form the conditions in December 2017 all over the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three reanalysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR. The use of all three allows for rapid, reliable updates of global wind conditions. Read more
  • project update

    Exclusive delivery contract for Hornsea Project Two

    Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a contract for the delivery and service of turbines with a combinded capayity of 1,386 MW. The project is being developed by the Danish energy group Ørsted in British waters. Read more
  • The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum

    The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Read more
  • politics & business

    Seafox 5 ready for the next generation of wind turbines

    The 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 metres. Read more
  • politics & business

    Could the UK be the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market?

    Since 2008, the UK has been the world leader in offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country. Could it translate that domestic achievement into export success and become the supplier of choice for the global offshore wind market? Read more
  • logistics & operations

    Newcomer RanaWorks brings fresh ideas to the North Sea energy market

    Newly formed RanaWorks B.V. introduces an innovative concept to the market of inspection, repair and maintenance in the North Sea offshore wind market. The concept evolves around the seamless integration of subsea and above waterline services in order to achieve the best value for money without compromising safety and quality. Read more
  • politics & business

    1,169 offshore wind turbines delivered over 18 terawatt hours in 2017 in German waters

    According to an analysis by Deutsche WindGuard, a total of 1,169 offshore wind turbines with an installed capacity of around 5,387 MW were connected to the grid as of 31.12.2017. According to figures from the industry work group AG Energiebilanzen, wind turbines at sea were able to increase their electricity production to 18.3 TWh in 2017. This is almost 50% more than in the previous year (12.3 TWh). Read more
  • science & technology

    Acoustic Deterrent Devices to protect minke whales

    Minke whales, seals and harbour porpoise show a clear response to Acoustic Deterrent Devices, demonstrating the effectiveness of this technology on these important species. When used in conjunction with other mitigation measures ADDs could prevent adverse effects of subsea piling noise. Read more

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