German energy company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG reported a drop in first-quarter earnings in 2021 compared to the previous year, attributed partly to poorer wind conditions than in Q1 2020. EnBW generated revenue of some EUR 6.83 billion (previous year EUR 5.58 billion), and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of EUR 814.1 million, a decrease […]
During the development of its new Offshore Transformer Module (OTM), Siemens team “threw away the rulebook” and got the weight down, because stripping the weight means stripping the costs. It removes the need for specialised heavy-lift vessels and allows using vessels already deployed on the field to install turbine foundations.
The Hohe See offshore wind project commenced operations in October with turbines connected and feeding electricity into the grid, according to Enbridge. Enbridge has reported in its Q3 2019 financial results that the 497MW wind farm is expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2019. The adjacent 112MW Albatros continues to advance […]
French offshore monitoring and site assessment service provider Akrocean has won a tender to carry out meteorological measurements at two sites of the German N-10 offshore wind area. The company will perform monitoring of wind conditions and prepare a report as part of the preliminary investigation of the N-10.1 and N-10.2 sites in the N-10 […]
EnBW reported an adjusted EBITDA of EUR 482.8 million in the Renewable Energies division in 2019, a 62.2% rise compared to the previous year. According to EnBW, the growth is due to the overall improvement in wind conditions at offshore and onshore wind farms in Germany, as well as due to earnings contributions from onshore […]
EnBW plans to continue the strategic reorientation and invest heavily in growth areas such as the Grids and Renewable Energies segments, with a particular focus on wind power, the German energy company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Thomas Kusterer said.
Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected the companies to carry out geophysical investigations and hydrographic surveys at the N-10.1 and N-10.2 wind energy areas in the German North Sea. Fugro Germany Marine GmbH is the winner of Lot 1 which covers geophysical subsoil investigations, including the measurement of a given profile grid […]
International renewables consultancy OWC has opened an office in Athens, Greece, to support the growth of the local renewable energy market. In particular, OWC’s new office will cover offshore and onshore wind, grid connections, solar PV, and energy storage. The new office will be headed by Vasilis Giotas, a former offshore wind sales project manager […]
In the last two weeks, Wiking Helikopter Service has signed a multi-year contract with TenneT and a contract extension with Deutsche Windtechnik, both of which will see the company providing offshore helicopter services for projects in the German part of the North Sea. With the transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT, Wiking said it was awarded […]
EnBW has reported a 10.3% decrease in the operating result of its renewables division in the 2018 financial year, said to be partly due to poor wind conditions which had a negative impact on the output of offshore wind farms. EnBW also attributes the EBITDA drop to low water levels which negatively influenced the output from run-of-river […]
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has bought minority stakes in joint venture companies related to the operation of four grid connection systems in the German sector of the North Sea: BorWin1, BorWin2, HelWin2, and DolWin2.
Dutch foundation components manufacturer Sif Holding NV has put into operation the second production line at the company’s assembly facility at Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam, bringing the plant to full capacity. With the opening of the second production line this month, the company expects the capacity for XL monopiles to increase and reach a maximum capacity of […]
Equinor and EnBW have announced that they will jointly pursue offshore wind opportunities in Germany. “In a tough international field, we are delighted to be working together with a strong partner like Equinor and combining the individual strengths of the two companies to develop German offshore wind…In partnership with Equinor, a global offshore wind major, […]
UK oil major BP and the German energy company EnBW will be taking part in the upcoming ScotWind seabed leasing round in Scotland. The companies have now launched a bespoke online portal for the Scottish engineering and supply sector, as they aim to expand their partnership’s offshore wind portfolio by participating in the ScotWind auction. […]
Norway-based shipbuilding company Vard has signed new contracts for the design and construction of two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK support vessel operator North Star. The ships are of VARD 4 22 design, produced in collaboration with Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The vessels feature the latest hull design optimised for low […]
Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany’s offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]
A busy winter with plenty of passenger ships was followed by a spring in which special ships dominated the scene: the half-year report of Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven mirrors the current climate in German shipbuilding. “It’s a changeable market,” says Rüdiger Pallentin in a comment which also describes prospects for the coming months. And yet the […]
Last week’s ‘weatherbomb’ created large waves, particularly in the north and west of Scotland, where WaveNET ‘Squid’ unit was under test at Kishorn Port in Wester Ross. Roslin-based company, Albatern, developed a device that harnesses wave energy. It comprises a hollow central riser tube connected to 3 buoyancy floats by linking arms. The connections between each […]
Albatern, a wave energy company based in Scotland, has been supported with a GBP 400,000 investment from the Government’s Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF), administered by Scottish Enterprise. The funding will enable the company to complete verification of existing units and position it to commercialise and scale up their array based WEC – WaveNET, Scottish […]
Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), has announced a £720,000 partnership, which will demonstrate wave energy converters as a means of powering offshore aquaculture installations and potentially, remote island communities. Wave energy technology developer, Albatern, is behind the commercial demonstration and has teamed up with one of the world’s […]