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  • 19 April 2021

    Wind energy costs, including both offshore and onshore wind, could decline 37–49 per cent by 2050, resulting in costs 50 per cent lower than predicted in an analysis in 2015, according to a new study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and published in Nature Energy. In the same study performed in 2015, experts […]

  • 14 December 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The University of Plymouth has secured more than GBP 1 million to create a facility for testing new innovations in floating offshore wind technology. This first-of-its-kind facility in the UK will enable physical modeling experiments with wind, wave and currents simultaneously. Data generated in the experiments will enable researchers to improve their understanding of how […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has installed the first V164-9.5 MW turbine on a floating platform for the Kincardine offshore wind project. The first V164-9.5 MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform at the installation harbour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The turbine is the first of five such units to be installed at the Kincardine […]

  • 4 May 2021
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has highlighted strong opportunities for the wind industry in green hydrogen production, which is reinforcing the growing global wind energy capacity expected to be installed over the next decade. The growth in global wind energy capacity, including a sharp increase in offshore wind installations from 2024, will be reinforced by the enormous potential of […]

  • 25 March 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Renewable electricity generation in the UK outperformed fossil fuels for the first year ever in 2020, with offshore and onshore wind providing more than half of the country’s renewable electricity last year. Renewables generated 43 per cent of the UK’s electricity, while fossil fuels provided 38.5 per cent. Offshore and onshore wind accounted for 24.2 […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    NKT has finalized the manufacturing and delivery of both the export cable system and the inter-array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The project comprises the manufacture of 100 kilometres of 220 kV HVAC offshore export cables and 144 kilometres of 66 kV inter-array cables, as well as the installation. NKT completed the […]

  • 15 January 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The Rampion 2 team has launched a four-week informal consultation this week to raise awareness and seek feedback on their initial proposals to expand the Rampion wind farm off the Sussex coast, UK. A full and formal consultation will follow later in the year, ahead of the submission of a development consent application to build […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    In the next five years, the offshore wind supply chain could create 4,500 new jobs in the North East England, with the turnover of the UK region’s supply chain companies to more than double in their offshore wind activities over the same period. This is according to the Supply Chain Mapping 2020 research project, managed […]

  • 9 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The UK’s recent Offshore Wind Round 4 seabed leasing represents a risk for raising costs of offshore wind due to the option fee that investors need to pay upfront for the right to develop projects, WindEurope said. In its latest leasing round, the UK introduced a new bidding system that makes investors pay the option […]

  • 22 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Construction activity has started on the 448 MW Calvados offshore wind farm in France. The start of the construction phase follows the finalisation of financing agreements between the Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados (EODC) consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd, and its financial partners. The Calvados offshore wind farm, also known as Courseulles-sur-Mer, will comprise […]

  • 9 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Seacat Services’ newly launched catamaran, Seacat Rainbow, has gone straight on to a long-term charter with Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL). Seacat Rainbow will support operations & maintenance activity for the service team working at the 588 MW Beatrice wind farm offshore Scotland, joining her sister vessel Seacat Weatherly which is currently on charter with […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    The world’s installed offshore wind capacity rose by 15 per cent in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year will see a 37 per cent growth in global installed offshore wind capacity, according to Rystad Energy. Major contributor to both last year’s and this year’s growth is China. The country is expected to ramp […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Moray Offshore Windfarm (West), majority owned by Ocean Winds, has completed a two-year resource measurement campaign for which it deployed an EOLOS Floating LiDAR at the Moray West site, located next to the Moray East and Beatrice offshore wind farms. The developer contracted EOLOS as a turn-key provider of wind and ocean measurements in summer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2021
    Business & Finance

    French floating wind foundation developer Eolink and Dutch robotics company Kranendonk are looking into setting up a gigafactory for automated production of floating wind foundations. Eolink said it had slightly adapted its detailed design to be fully compatible with automated welding robots which would be used in Kranendonk production line. The flow-rate and the infrastructural […]

  • 7 May 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded a project certificate to Blauwwind consortium for its Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, enabling the project to move into the operational phase. The 731.5 MW Borssele 3 & 4 was officially handed over to the Operations team in February, as all construction phase-related activities had […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Torgy LNG AS has awarded Trelleborg with a contract to provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind farm project located off Jiangsu, China. Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will protect the inter-array grid power cables on the project from over-bending, abrasion, and fatigue. Ralph Wu, Sales Manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s […]

  • 5 February 2021
    Business & Finance

    Over the next five years, Northland Power could invest between at least CAD 15 billion and CAD 20 billion (between EUR 9.8 billion and EUR 13 billion) in new offshore wind projects in which it holds ownership shares, with offshore wind being an anchor for its next phase of growth in the renewable energy sector. […]

  • 21 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Eidesvik Offshore is set to upgrade its service operation vessel (SOV) Acergy Viking as part of the company’s ambition to reduce its fleet emissions by 50% by 2030. Acergy Viking will be updated with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion solution, which is expected to bring to a reduction of diesel consumption (MGO) by up […]

  • 16 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind brought the most revenue to Van Oord in 2020, surpassing for the first time the company’s Dredging business. Van Oord recorded EUR 632 million in revenue at its Offshore Wind business in 2020, a 10.7 per cent increase compared to EUR 571 million reported in 2019. The division’s operational results increased sharply, […]

  • 12 February 2021
    Grid Connection

    Belgian and Danish transmission system operators, Elia and Energinet, have signed an agreement to assess the possibility of connecting the countries’ grids via the energy island in the North Sea. The two TSOs will, by the end of 2021, carry out technical and cost-benefit analyses of the interconnection project. At the beginning of 2022, the […]

  • 20 January 2021
    Grid Connection

    In 2020, Germany’s total offshore wind generation was 26.89 terawatt hours (TWh), of which wind farms in the North Sea generated 22.76 TWh and those in the German sector of the Baltic Sea produced 4.13 TWh of electricity. A year earlier, wind farms operating offshore Germany generated 24.16 TWh, with 20.25 TWh coming from the […]

  • 29 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Rampion offshore wind farm has exceeded its power generation target in 2020 by generating over 1,600 GWh during the year, 15 per cent more than the assumed annual generation of 1,400 GWh. According to the Rampion team, the 400 MW offshore wind farm contributed to Britain’s greenest energy year yet, as 2020 saw record […]

  • 5 February 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Horns Rev 2 has produced 10 billion kWh of electricity since its commissioning in 2009. The 209 MW Danish offshore wind farm reached the milestone on 4 February. Located in the North Sea some 30 kilometres off the Danish west coast, Ørsted’s wind farm was expected to supply clean energy corresponding to the annual power consumption […]

  • 11 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Eni has set up a joint venture company named Vårgrønn together with Norwegian energy investor HitecVision, with offshore wind being the first item on the to-do list of the newly established business in which the Italian oil & gas major holds a 69.6 per cent stake. Namely, Vårgrønn’s first step will be pursuing opportunities in […]

  • 23 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    Bourbon Subsea Services will manage the transportation and installation of the 3.6 MW TetraSpar Demonstrator Floating Wind Turbine. This new turnkey stage, a part of Bourbon’s partnership with TetraSpar Demonstrator ApS, includes project management, engineering, installation, and offshore execution from the assembly port in Grenaa, Denmark until the hookup and the inter-array cable installation on […]