Highlights of the Month: November 2015

DONG Unveils U.S. Offshore Wind Project Details

DONG Energy has released project details for its offshore wind farm proposed to be built off Massachusetts, USA.

Scotland Greenlights World’s Largest Floating Wind Project

The Scottish Government has granted a marine licence to Statoil for the construction of Hywind Scotland project, the world’s largest floating offshore wind development.

Fire Breaks Out on WFSV at Borkum Riffgrund 1

One of the engine rooms of the Beaumaris Bay wind farm service vessel, deployed at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, caught fire on Saturday, 31 October.

Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map

The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis.

First German Floating Foundation Secures Grid Connection

German engineering consultancy Gicon has received permission from a governmental agency to feed 2.3MW of grid connection capacity through the country’s first floating offshore foundation – GICON®-SOF.

DONG to Build World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

DONG Energy today decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain.

Vattenfall Recruiting for Sandbank Project

Vattenfall is seeking specialists for quality control and site representation for the Sandbank offshore wind farm construction.

25MW Floating Wind Farm Planned off Portugal

EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol today announced an agreement to implement a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Portugal, known as the WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) project.

GeoSea to Install Galloper’s Foundations

GeoSea has been awarded a €340m contract to design, fabricate and install 56 steel monopile foundations at RWE’s Galloper offshore wind farm.

Statoil Sets Aside EUR 214 Million for Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

Norwegian energy company Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first floating wind farm, offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, after Scotland gave the project the go-ahead yesterday.