The editorial team at Offshore WIND have compiled a list of what we thought were the most important developments within the offshore wind industry in 2016.
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.
America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation on 12 December.
The Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender.
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.
DONG Energy has made a final investment decision to build the 1,200 MW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
IHC IQIP’s S-2000 Hydrohammer was used to install two monopiles for the first two Formosa 1 offshore wind turbines in Taiwan.
Vattenfall has won the Danish nearshore wind tender after submitting the final bid for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord sites on 1 September and offering the lowest bid of DKK 0,475/kWh.
At an inauguration of its office in Taipei, DONG Energy revealed its ambition to develop four offshore wind farms in the Changhua area in Taiwan.
Vattenfall’s Yttre Stengrund wind farm has disappeared from the horizon in Kalmar Sound, Sweden, the power company said in a statement.
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.