Highlights of the Month – March 2021

Here are the ten most-read articles on Offshore WIND in March 2021.

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Best Performer in UK

With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2020, Hywind Scotland set a new record in the UK.

Offshore Wind-to-Whisky Project Launches in Scotland

The power would be supplied from current and future wind farms off the coast of the Cromarty Firth, as well as onshore schemes, and fed to the hub.

Chinese Offshore Wind Farm First to Connect Fixed and Floating Turbine

Ningbo Orient (NBO) plans to use one 35 kV dynamic cable to connect the 5.5 MW floating wind turbine to the fixed-bottom turbine.

RWE Greenlights GBP 3 Billion Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The company is now poised to forge ahead with the construction of Sofia, with onshore enabling works due to start this Spring and offshore construction in 2023.

Bechtel and Hexicon to Build Multi-Turbine Floaters Offshore UK

Positive results from this demonstration project are expected to further bolster the UK as a world leader in offshore wind generation and support the UK Government’s path to generate 40 GW of offshore wind power by 2030.

First Turbine Stands at Dutch Lake Farm

The turbine components are feedered from ships and barges to the Sarens Soccer Pitch, a working platform devised specifically for this project.

Siemens Gamesa Receives Firm Order for 14 MW Offshore Wind Turbines

This is Siemens Gamesa’s first firm order for its largest turbine model in the portfolio.

Van Oord Sends Cable Installation Fleet to Taiwan

Van Oord is in charge of the transportation, installation, and burial of the inter-array and export cables at the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a project.

Heatex to Keep GE Haliade-X Wind Turbines Cool

Heatex, a cleantech company specialized in air-to-air heat exchangers, will supply the generator cooling system consisting of heat exchangers and surrounding auxiliary components.

Siemens Gamesa Taps Welcon for 140 Offshore Wind Turbine Towers

The ever-increasing sizes of wind turbines require larger and larger towers. To keep up with this development, Welcon has during the last years made significant investments in the facility in Give, Denmark.