Top News of the Week, 11 – 17 September 2017
The UK government has awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the second round of auctions with strike prices going as low as GBP 57.50/MWh for projects scheduled for commissioning in 2022/23.
Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined the consortium of TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany and Denmark’s Energinet formed to develop the North Sea Wind Power Hub.
Statkraft and innogy, the developers of the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm off Lincolnshire, England, plan to take the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project by mid-2018.
After the UK government awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs), RenewableUK and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult commented on the news, highlighting the major decline in the cost of offshore wind.
A Dutch consortium led by KCI has trialed and tested a Double Slip Joint concept, a new method of connecting a wind turbine monopile to a transition piece, on a 1/5 scale prototype model.