Top News of 2016 – Editors’ Picks

Source: Vattenfall

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.

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.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Goes Live

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

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.

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.

DONG Greenlights Behemoth Hornsea Project One OWF

DONG Energy has made a final investment decision to build the 1,200 MW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.

S-2000 Hydrohammer Hammers Formosa 1 Monopiles Into Seabed

IHC IQIP’s S-2000 Hydrohammer was used to install two monopiles for the first two Formosa 1 offshore wind turbines in Taiwan.

Vattenfall to Build Two Nearshore Wind Farms in Denmark

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.

DONG Plans to Set Up 4 Offshore Wind Farms in Taiwan

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 Wraps Up First Ever Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioning

Vattenfall’s Yttre Stengrund wind farm has disappeared from the horizon in Kalmar Sound, Sweden, the power company said in a statement.

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.

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