Highlights of the Month – February 2020

We are bringing you a list of ten most-read articles on the site for the month of February.

Haliade X-12 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Has Another Record-Breaking Day

The HaliadeX-12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype in the Port of Rotterdam has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 288MWh of electricity continuously over the course of 24 hours.

Construction Starts on Chinese Offshore Wind Super Projects

China Three Gorges (CTG) has started construction on what the state-owned utility describes as offshore wind ‘’super projects’’ with a combined capacity of 2,200MW.

NREL Unveils 15MW Reference Offshore Wind Turbine

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released open-access designs of the International Energy Agency (IEA) 15MW reference offshore wind turbine.

589MW Taiwanese Offshore Wind Project Takes Off

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has reached financial close and the start of construction on the 589MW Changfang and Xidao wind project off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan.

Germans Developing Grid Simulator for 20MW Wind Turbines

German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization of the grid compatibility of very large wind turbines with an output of up to 20MW.

Scottish Offshore Wind Farm Applies For Capacity Boost

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has submitted a request to increase the maximum capacity of the Inch Cape offshore wind farm in Scotland from around 700MW to up to 1,000MW.

Vattenfall Cleared to Build Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

The Danish Energy Agency has granted an environmental permit for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, formally approving Vattenfall’s 605MW project in the Danish Baltic Sea.

First Large-Scale US Offshore Wind Farm Delayed Further

The 800MW Vineyard Wind will not be operational in 2022, the developer of the first US large-scale offshore wind project said in response to BOEM’s postponements in the permitting timeline.

Pacific Osprey’s New Crane Boom Arrives in Esbjerg

SAL’s M/V Wiebke has transported the new crane boom of Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up Pacific Osprey from China to the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark.

Red Rock 3D Compensated Crane Passes Harbour Acceptance Test

Red Rock’s 3D compensated crane has completed the Harbour Acceptance Test (HAT) at Ulstein Verft in Norway.