Offshore ReWIND: The Most Read News in 2016

Block Island Wind Farm. Source: Deepwater Wind

The Offshore WIND editorial staff wish our readers a happy and prosperous New Year! May it be at least as eventful for the offshore wind industry as 2016 was.

To remind you of just how interesting 2016 was, we compiled a list of what was read the most throughout the year behind us.

Oil & Gas Giant to Build Dutch Borssele III & IV Offshore Wind Farms

The Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender.

Vattenfall Wins Kriegers Flak Tender with EUR 49.9 per MWh Bid

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per MWh.

Statoil Secures New York Offshore Wind Lease at Price of USD 42.5 Million

Statoil Wind US came out as the winner of the New York offshore wind lease sale, agreeing to pay USD 42.5 million for rights to build an offshore wind farm at the 79,350-acre area.

Offshore Wind Turbines Make Sediment Plumes in North Sea

Offshore wind turbines installed in the North Sea have been giving rise to sediment plumes, satellite images taken by NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) show.

Shell Takes Another Wind Energy Step, Invests in Kite Power Systems

Shell’s corporate venturing arm Shell Technology Ventures (STV), E.ON and Schlumberger have invested approx. EUR 6 million in Kite Power Systems (KPS), a UK start-up company developing high-altitude wind power generation technology.

Trump to UK Politicians: “Move Scottish Wind Farms Offshore”

The US President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly advised UK politician Nigel Farage and his team, with whom Trump met on 13 November, to campaign against onshore wind farms in Scotland, suggesting that they should be moved offshore.

Sea Worker Capsizes off Denmark

Due to harsh weather, the offshore installation vessel Sea Worker has capsized during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, A2SEA reported.

Siemens Showcases Rotra Vente in Port of Esbjerg

The Port of Esbjerg played host to Siemens Wind Power’s official presentation of its first customised “roll on/roll off ” (RoRo) transport vessel, Rotra Vente.

Dutch Plan Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Farms from 2026 Onward

With continuous cost reduction, as well as stimulation of innovation and competition, the Dutch government aims at holding the first tender for an offshore wind farm that will not be subsidised in 2026.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Goes Live

America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation on 12 December.

 

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