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  • project update

    Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm

    Full-scope-project EnBW Albatros: Siemens Gamesa supplies 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)
    Following the 497 MW order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighbouring 112 MW project EnBW Albatros. Read more
  • science & technology

    Structural Health Monitoring for offshore wind turbine components and ships

    Study project of the Interreg-Programme RELIABLES Offshore is the research platform FINO 3 in the North Sea. (Photo: Kiel University of Applied Sciences)
    On June 9, 2017 the kick-off event for the Interreg-Programme RELIABLES Offshore takes place at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences. The project partners are developing a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) that shall allow a reliable prediction of a components’ service life. Read more
  • project update

    Project certification for Sandbank offshore wind farm completed

    TÜV SÜD presented the project certificate for the Sandbank offshore wind farm off the coast of Sylt in the North Sea. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    TÜV SÜD’s experts have supported the large-scale project over the past 30 months. Certification was awarded in accordance with the standard of the German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), and covers supervision and inspection of wind turbine, foundation, sub-station and internal cable manufacturing, transport, installation and commissioning for the wind farm. Read more
  • project update

    MHI Vestas opens Nobelwind

    MHI Vestas has installed 50 x V112-3.3MW turbines in the Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind park. (photo: MHI Vestas)
    In a sign of continued momentum for the offshore wind turbine manufacturer, MHI Vestas celebrates the inauguration of Nobelwind offshore wind park in Belgium - its second wind park opening in May 2017. Read more
  • project update

    LOC Group wins 60 MW offshore service contract in South Korea

    Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project will include twenty 3 MW wind turbines from Korean manufacturer Doosan. (Graphic: Doosan)
    LOC Korea will provide marine warranty surveying (MWS) services for the test phase of the Southwest Offshore Windfarm Project, being built by Korea Offshore Wind Power. Read more
  • politics & business

    Fair competition in the WindSeeG tendering procedure

    The results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms raised more questions than it answered – clarification is needed. (Photo: iStock)

    On April 13, Germany’s Federal Network Agency announced the results of a call for tenders for offshore wind farms. The tender was awarded to Dong Energy and EnBW for a total of four wind farms in the North Sea with a total capacity of 1,490 MW. Three of the projects that were awarded contracts submitted bids for 0.00 cents.

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  • politics & business

    Almost unrecognisable – optimism prevails at Windforce

    Following the zero-cent bids: offshore sector calls for expansion targets to be increased. (Photo: WAB)

    The number one discussion topic at this year's Windforce Conference was the results of the first German tender round. The zero-cent bids have revived the self-confidence of a whole industry.

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  • project update

    Official inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension

    DONG Energy openend 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension Project in Liverpool Bay, UK. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

    DONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8 MW wind turbine.

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  • logistics & operations

    Sea-Fire protects offshore communication hubs

    The first SeaHub already supports a wind farm in the UK. (Photo: SeaRoc Group)

    An engineered fire detection and suppression system from Sea-Fire Europe was chosen to protect SeaRoc Group’s SeaHub, an innovative monitoring and voice and data communication solution that links land-based operations to distant offshore wind farms via satellite, fiber or other data services.

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  • logistics & operations

    Cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria starts operation

    After the naming ceremony the NKT Victoria headed out for its first cable-laying project north of Scotland. (Photo: NKT)

    With a ceremony at the power cable plant in Karlskrona, Sweden, NKT’s new state-of-the art cable-laying vessel was named NKT Victoria. The new vessel is among the world’s most advanced and its design is based on extensive experience with offshore installations.

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