Highlights of the Month – January 2020

The Offshore WIND team brings you the ten most-read news on the site in the first month of 2020.

Construction Starts on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Project

Preliminary construction on the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project kicked off mid-January near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Fully Up and Running

Ørsted has commissioned the 1,218MW Hornsea One wind farm off Yorkshire, UK, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Ørsted Makes Operating Model Changes

Ørsted has introduced a new operating model for its offshore wind business with an aim to support the further development, execution and operation of its project pipeline and future growth.

European Patent Office Nods to SeaTwirl

Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has secured a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its divisible offshore wind turbine.

First Foundation In at Triton Knoll

The first of the total of 90 wind turbine foundations has been installed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

Pacific Osprey Gearing Up for Giant Wind Turbines

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has contracted Blue Water Shipping to transport Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom from NOV’s manufacturing yard in China to Denmark.

Prysmian to Wire Chinese 10MW Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has awarded Prysmian Group with a contract to supply cables for DEC’s 10MW offshore wind turbine prototype.

Siemens Gamesa Preferred Supplier for 2.6GW US Offshore Wind Project

Dominion Energy has selected Siemens Gamesa as the preferred turbine supplier for its 2.6GW offshore wind project in Virginia, the U.S.

Taiwan Reduces 2020 Offshore Wind Feed-in-Tariff

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has reduced the 2020 feed-in-tariff (FiT) for offshore wind by 7.6% compared to the 2019 FiT rate.

Siemens Gamesa 11MW Nacelle Taking Shape in Østerild

The nacelle of Siemens Gamesa’s prototype SG 11.0-193 DD Flex turbine is being assembled at the Østerild Test Center in Denmark.

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