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Giant technology and scaling steps The world's first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in Denmark in 1991, features 11 semi-standard 450kW Bonus B35/450kW turbines (now Siemens) and is still in operation today. From today's perspective the look of these tiny three-bladed turbines in shallow water is largely similar with today's 6 to […]
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected the Ocean Wind project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW. Located off the coast of Atlantic City, Ocean Wind will […]
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]
The UK has reached over 20 gigawatts (GW) of wind generation capacity following this month's opening of Ørsted’s 659MW Walney Extension wind farm off the coast of Cumbria, RenewableUK said. Total operational capacity of onshore and offshore wind in the UK currently stands at 20,128MW, which is enough to meet the annual power needs of […]
Taiwanese certification body CR Classification Society has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Copenhagen-based offshore insurance company Codan to establish cooperation on offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
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As 2017 reached its end, we thought looking back at what it brought to the offshore wind industry might be a good idea. As every year, we bring you the five most popular videos of 2017: Mating of Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind […]
Providing offshore wind developers with the best modelling data possible in the early stages of project development translates into significant cost reductions, according to Dr. Thor Ugelvig Petersen, Head of Department Ports & Offshore Technology at DHI Group.
German gearbox manufacturer Winergy is exhibiting a gearbox from the world's first offshore wind farm, the recently decommissioned Vindeby wind farm off Denmark, at Husum Wind.
Ireland Reveals Big Offshore Wind Plans Ireland’s state owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of renewable energy marine services related to offshore wind farms. World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Disappears from Horizon (Video) DONG Energy has completed the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm, the […]
DONG Energy has completed the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm, the 4.95MW Vindeby built in the Danish Baltic Sea near the island of Lolland in 1991.
DONG Energy has started dismantling the world's first offshore wind farm, the 4.95MW Vindeby located in the Danish Baltic Sea near the island of Lolland.
"The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed," Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's CEO, informed via social media this evening. The installation of wind turbines at the first American offshore wind farm was completed today with the last blade attached to the fifth GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Brave Tern installed the first wind […]
DONG Energy is preparing to decommission world's first offshore wind farm, located off Danish island of Lolland. After 25 years of operation, Vindeby's turbines are worn down and therefore the company is preparing to retire the wind farm, said Leif Winther, who is responsible for DONG Energy's Danish offshore wind farms. In the summer of 1991, the 4.95MW […]
The most compelling action to encourage offshore wind development in the United States is to have real live examples of successful offshore wind projects, Charles Nordstrom, a Senior Associate and Head of the US team at BVG Associates, told Offshore WIND in an interview. The first offshore wind farm in US waters, currently under construction off […]
The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine generators, WTGs, have been around onshore since one of the first electricity-generating wind turbines was built to power a holiday home in 1887 in Marykirk, Scotland. Offshore platforms were built in the early 20th century for […]
U.S. Senator for Delaware Tom Carper addressed participants in the Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s (EESI) briefing on the status of offshore wind energy projects in the United States in comparison to Europe, which has deployed more than 50 offshore wind projects since 1991. Industry has shown tremendous interest in developing offshore wind in the […]
Renewable energy support schemes, such as Feed-in Tariffs (FiT), quota obligations, capital grants, and subsidies, will continue to be instrumental in promoting Europe’s renewable energy industry growth by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that of the various support mechanisms in Europe, FiTs have emerged as a particularly […]
Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing... Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]
Today, with the installation of turbine number 76, at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany, DONG Energy reaches a total of 3,000MW of installed offshore wind capacity. The total capacity of 3,000MW - of which approximately half is installed in the UK – can supply enough electricity to cover the consumption of […]
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. has appointed Arthur Willms as its director. Willms joined Westcoast Energy in 1971 and in 1991 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer and held this position until his retirement in 1999. In 2001, Willms was appointed to the board of directors of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. In addition, he has […]
With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]
LORC plays a central role in Danish wind industry supplying state-of-the-art testing of wind turbine nacelles. The non-profit and independent commercial foundation was founded in 2009 by the major players in the offshore renewables sector with an aim to improve product reliability and consequently lower the Cost of Energy extracted from green offshore sources. In 1991, […]
Energy Intelligence has announced that Danish company Dong Energy is the winner of its 2014 Award for Leadership in New Energy. The award recognizes a company that is at the forefront of the energy transition from traditional fossil fuels to alternative energy forms. Dong Energy has been a pioneer in developing offshore wind technology, building […]
Companies worldwide are keen on developing innovative products in the Wind Energy industry to optimize the level of output. Vendors in the market are investing in R&D to reduce the weight of the rotor blades. For instance, Siemens has manufactured a blade from glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin and balsa wood using a patented integral blade […]
Former CEO of Laing O’Rourke Australia, Steve Hollingshead has joined Tidal Lagoon Power as Construction Director with Electro-Mechanical and Power-Systems Engineer Peter Wright joining as Senior Electrical Engineer. With over 35 years of experience of delivering major global infrastructure projects, Steve began his career with Taylor Woodrow Construction. He joined R.O’Rourke & Son Ltd in […]