Highlights of the Month: February 2017
The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023.
Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations, after EnBW placed an order for its 497MW Hohe See project, for which Siemens is partnering with GeoSea, part of the DEME Group.
ITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll and BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) have delivered their third and final set of best practice guidelines for development of offshore wind farms in Taiwan and presented them to the local industry.
DONG Energy yesterday revealed its ambition to increase the installed offshore wind capacity to 11-12GW at the end of 2025.
TenneT is holding market consultation for grid connection concepts for the IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, which is farther from the coast than currently developed areas. The company is consulting on HVDC platforms and an artificial island as potential solutions.
Offshore WIND spoke to James Strong, Business Development Director at Reflex Marine, a company looking for new ways of personnel and cargo transfer between wind turbines and vessels, and one of the developers of a guidance document for personnel crane transfer, released in 2016.
The Netherlands-based oil and gas giant, Shell, is looking to get on board further projects across Europe as it aims to dive deeper into the offshore wind market.
DONG Energy left 2016 with a net profit of DKK 12.2 billion (approx. EUR 1.6 billion) – DKK 11.2 billion (EUR 1.5 billion) higher than in 2015, when the company reported a net profit of DKK 1 billion (EUR 134 million).
As of 2018, Boskalis will add a new self-propelled DP-2 crane vessel to its fleet, as the company has put Finesse, one of its semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, up for a conversion.
DONG Energy has decided to entirely phase out the use of coal as fuel at its power stations by 2023. Since 2006, DONG Energy has reduced its coal consumption by 73% and will replace it at the power stations with sustainable biomass to achieve the zero point.
Offshore WIND Staff