Joining forces

In March, the offshore wind industry’s big get-together was hosted in Copenhagen. Once again, the focus was on reducing costs. Of course, tightening the cost-cutting screw is getting more and more difficult, and new strategies are essential.

Size matters

It’s “only” a steel pipe stuck in the seabed. But it is not quite that simple. OWI attempts to unravel the secrets of the monopile. Shaping and welding are the essential steps.

RWE Innogy testing second metocean buoy

After a first metocean buoy test in the Netherlands had delivered promising results, RWE Innogy now commenced the trial of an additional buoy as part of the world’s largest floating LiDAR validation project.

Hofor and wpd establish Danish offshore consortium

Hofor and wpd have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Denmark. Together, the companies will participate at the tender that comprises six near shore wind farms in Denmark.

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Maxed out

Uncertainties and delays have given ample time to port operators to establish their names as service or installation ports. There is now enough port capacity – perhaps too much.

 

Furthermore:

  • Cooperation: Europe`s powerhouse
  • Erosion: Protection for the leading edge
  • Forecast: Come wind or weather

 

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MHI Vestas will hire 200 employees for blade manufacture

MHI Vestas will hire 200 employees for blade manufacture

Iberdrola awards Areva € 620 million for Wikinger offshore park

Iberdrola and Areva signed their largest renewables contract so far with a volume of € 620 million for the supply of wind turbines to the 350 MW offshore wind park Wikinger. In cooperation with its joint venture partner Gamesa, Areva will deliver 70 wind turbines of the M5000-135 type and provide maintenance services.

EnBW sells shares of the offshore wind farm Baltic 2

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has sold a 49.89% stake in the German offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 2 to the Australian investment company Macquarie Capital for € 720 million.

MHI turbines for Burbo Bank Extension

Dong Energy has decided to construct the offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension located 8 km off the United Kingdom coast in Liverpool Bay. The 258 MW project is the first commercial order for 32 of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s V164-8.0 MW wind turbines.

Dong Energy to build Burbo Bank Extension with MHI turbines

Dong Energy has decided to construct the offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension located 8 km off the United Kingdom coast in Liverpool Bay. The 258 MW project is the first commercial order for 32 of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s V164-8.0 MW wind turbines.

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