Highlights of the Month: August 2015

First Gemini Offshore Substation in Place (11 Photos)

The first offshore transformer station at the Gemini offshore wind farm was placed on top of the jacket foundation yesterday.

ABB Installs World’s Most Powerful Substation

ABB has installed DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea.

Barge Accident Scars Foundation Off Rhode Island

Following the commencement of Block Island offshore wind farm construction, the developer was struck by a hazard.

Gemini Offshore Substations Sail Out

The FICG consortium of Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG, which was selected by Van Oord for the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands, has finalized the construction of the two HV offshore substations and has shipped them out to their final destination.

World’s Largest Floating Turbine Sails Out

“Fukushima Shimpuu”, the largest floating offshore wind turbine in the world, left Onahama port on July 28th and arrived at the testing area the next morning.

DONG Acquires Hornsea Two & Three OW Projects

Today, DONG Energy acquired the Hornsea Zone and the project rights to Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of 3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity.

Large Wind Farms Yield Less Energy, New Study Says

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by an international group headed by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena evaluated the effects of large wind farms on the atmospheric flow and its implications for how much renewable energy these can generate.