Highlights of the Month: February 2016

Highlights of the Month February 2016

Sea Worker Capsizes off Denmark

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

VIDEO: How Big is Hornsea Project One?

After reaching the Final Investment Decision for the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, Dong Energy has published this short video to put into perspective the size of what is to be by far the largest offshore wind farm ever built.

Second Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioning on the Way

DONG Energy is preparing to decommission world’s first offshore wind farm, located off Danish island of Lolland.

VIDEO: Boom Lock Fights Off High Winds

High Wind tested the Boom Lock system on a 6MW Senvion wind turbine blade, helping the blade be completely still in wind conditions of 15m/s average wind speed and gusts up to 20m/s.

VIDEO: Bilfinger Getting Busy at Sandbank

The last of the 72 foundations for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm was installed with the help of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, the company which was in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations and transition pieces.

Centrica Leaving Wind Energy

In its preliminary results for 2015, Centrica confirmed the implementation of its strategy is on track, including exiting wind power generation, following the recent disposal of the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms, and the Glens of Foudland wind farm on land.

2015 European Offshore Wind in Numbers

European offshore wind saw some big numbers last year, with EUR 13.3 billion invested in the sector and a total of 3,019 MW of new grid-connected capacity added.

Gallery: Sandbank Project On Time Despite Bad Weather

The construction of the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the North Sea is progressing well, with 69 out of 72 foundations now in place, and the installation of the turbines scheduled to start in the summer, according to Vattenfall.

Siemens 7MW Turbine to Be Tested Off Denmark

Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug has submitted the winning bid to the Danish Energy Agency’s (DEA) call for the construction of a pilot project for new offshore wind technology.

Man Injured at Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm

One of the workers on board the Wind Pioneer jack up vessel at the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm was injured during the weekend.