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  • 4 May 2021
    Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted and the cable protection systems (CPS) manufacturer Tekmar are jointly trying to identify the root cause of the inter-array cable issue identified at the Race Bank wind farm offshore UK earlier this year. As reported earlier, Ørsted flagged the issue in its Q1 2021 interim report, saying that apart from Race Bank, up to […]

  • 13 May 2021
    Business & Finance

    Polish manufacturer of offshore wind foundations, ST3 Offshore, has issued a third tender looking for buyers for the company, now reducing the price by further 10 per cent. In the current tender, the starting price has been reduced to 187,744,000 PLN (around EUR 41.3 million) net. “This is 20% less than the actual value of […]

  • 30 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted has suggested that a scour protection method which left the inter-array cables unstabilised could be the potential reason for an up to DKK 3 billion (EUR 403 million) issue across up to ten wind farms in Europe. As reported earlier, Ørsted first became aware of the problem earlier this year […]

  • 29 April 2021
    Business & Finance

    An inter-array cable issue on several Ørsted’s offshore wind farms in the UK and Continental Europe could have a total financial impact around DKK 3 billion (around EUR 403 million) across 2021 to 2023, the company reported in its latest financial results. A cable failure was discovered during an inspection campaign at the Race Bank […]

  • 25 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Polish manufacturer of steel foundations for offshore wind farms, ST3 Offshore – which declared bankruptcy in March 2020 – has been put up for sale by the Official Receiver of the company in insolvency. A tender has been issued for the sale of ST3 Offshore with a reserve price of the company amounting to PLN […]

  • 20 January 2021

    GE Renewable Energy has officially received a type certificate from DNV GL for the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine with a 13 MW power output. The Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, installed in the Port of Rotterdam in 2019, obtained a full type certificate from DNV GL in November 2020. The prototype has then been optimized to […]

  • 4 May 2021
    Authorities, R&D

    UK-based consultancy BVG Associates is working with the Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank to assess Azerbaijan’s offshore wind potential. As reported, Azerbaijan recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to cooperate on the use of offshore wind energy. BVG Associates’ work will develop a roadmap […]

  • 4 May 2021
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind project, will use what the developers say is ”a revolutionary platform design, unveiling the world’s first unmanned High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore substation.” When complete in 2026, the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank wind farm will become the biggest in the world, able to produce enough […]

  • 10 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    ABB will deliver 95 units of medium voltage converters for wind turbines to GE Renewable Energy for the first phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind project. This is ABB’s first major order under its Long-Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with GE Renewable Energy and the largest order of its kind to date. The 95 PCS6000 […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company RWE has signed the Grid Connection Agreement with Poland’s transmission system operator PSE for the 350 MW FEW Baltic II offshore wind farm. The project is being developed in the Polish part of the Baltic sea and is planned to be one of the first to start construction off Poland, RWE Renewables […]

  • 11 May 2021
    Environment, Technology, Vessels

    DEME’s dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone has completed her liquefied natural gas (LNG) sea trials after being bunkered with LNG for the first time. The ship-to-ship bunkering was conducted in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, by Titan LNG’s FlexFueler, DEME said. Living Stone completed her sea trials back in 2018. The vessel’s first assignment was on […]

  • 28 May 2021
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, will carry out the first large-scale pilot of a new process that is expected to reduce welding times by as much as 80 per cent. Ebflow Reduced Pressure Electron Beam (RPEB) welding is expected to be used at the 1.2 GW […]

  • 29 April 2021

    GE Renewable Energy has secured Typhoon certification (Class T certification) from DNV for the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. The certificate shows that the Haliade-X can operate safely and efficiently under extreme wind conditions which can often be found in Asia but also in the U.S., where hurricanes occur every year, the turbine maker said. ”Typhoon […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aibel has awarded AEG Power Solutions with a contract for the supply of its Protect 8 UPS and Protect RCS rectifiers to secure power on the HVDC offshore converter platforms for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. AEG PS will deliver two Protect RCS 110TPRE1200 rectifiers, two Protect 8 inverters 60KVA, distribution cabinets and […]

  • 1 January 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    As we said our goodbyes to 2020, a lot of us will look back on a challenging year, but also a year which drew resilience, agility and the power of powering through into the spotlight. The same goes for the offshore wind industry, which met its fair share of challenges, but continued delivering in the […]

  • 31 March 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has shipped out the first 10 MW units built for the Changle Waihai offshore wind farm project. The wind turbines are being transported from DEC’s manufacturing facility in Fujian to the deep-sea terminal at the Jiangyin Port in Fuzhou. The units are expected to then be transported […]

  • 7 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Spanish manufacturer of rolled rings euskalforging has won a contract to deliver flanges for the 1.2 GW Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm. Under the contract, euskalforging will roll, heat treat, machine, and deliver flanges for all the 95 monopile foundations and transition pieces of the Dogger Bank A. According to the company, this will […]

  • 9 June 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Fugro Synergy survey vessel is currently conducting a geotechnical survey in the Dogger Bank C array area and export cable route, while the vessel Wind of Pride is performing inspection works in the Dogger Bank A array area and the export cable routes for Dogger Bank A & B. According to the latest update […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    Sif has signed a heads of agreement with Royal IHC to acquire the Netherlands-based engineering and consultancy company KCI the engineers. The final agreement is subject to due diligence outcome and is expected in the first quarter of 2021. Works Councils of the two parties have been informed or asked to advise on the intended […]

  • 18 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy have finalised contracts for the supply of 87 Haliade-X 14 MW turbines and a five-year service and warranty agreement for Dogger Bank C, the third and final phase of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. GE Renewable Energy secured a preferred turbine supplier agreement […]

  • 3 June 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Dogger Bank Wind Farm has chartered two newbuild Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for the construction and commissioning work on Dogger Bank – the world’s largest offshore wind project. Dogger Bank Wind Farm signed charter agreements for one CSOV each with Edda Wind and Awind AS. Under the terms of the contract, Edda Wind will […]

  • 15 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Global financial investment for offshore wind set a new record in 2020 with USD 30 billion, surpassing the previous high of USD 22 billion from 2018, according to The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG). According to RCG’s Global Renewable Infrastructure Projects (GRIP) database, the total capacity financed for offshore wind in 2020 reached 8,370 MW across […]

  • 17 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Aibel and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have been awarded contracts for the third phase of the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm development, Dogger Bank C. Under an EPC contract, Aibel will deliver a third converter platform for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. In October 2019, the company was selected to deliver two platforms for the […]

  • 17 May 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Axess Group has secured an Enterprise of Competence service contract with Aibel for the lifting equipment on the Dogger Bank A offshore substation. Under the contract, Axess will provide engineering review, inspection, testing and certification of the lifting appliances on the platform, to ensure statutory compliance and delivery of the asset to regional operational standards. […]

  • 25 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm have revealed the design for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base that will serve the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. Subject to planning approval, the base will be constructed in the Port of Tyne, the UK. It will serve as the main hub for operating the 3.6 […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has secured a preferred turbine supplier contract to provide its 14 MW Haliade-X turbine for the third phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind project. The 14 MW Haliade-X is an upscaled version of the 13 MW unit which will be installed at Dogger Bank A & B, and Dogger Bank C […]