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  • 3 July 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    MHI Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to re-affirm the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind. Mating of Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines (Video) Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind Scotland’s Siemens […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with at least one of the developers offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands Opens Door to More Offshore Wind by 2023 The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023. […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Ex-Statkraft Engineer Develops New Foundation Installation Solution Arild Bolsø, an engineer who worked for Statkraft in Norway and Forewind in the UK, has developed a new technical concept for offshore wind foundation installation. According to Bolsø, the concept would reduce installation time by 30-50%, compared to current methods. Public Consultation for Borssele V Tender Opens […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Back in Business The Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. France Pre-Selects 10 Dunkerque Offshore Wind Bidders France’s […]

  • 1 November 2017

    Offshore WIND’s highlights of the past month.

  • 3 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    Vattenfall Gives Reasons for Choosing Siemens Gamesa 8MW Turbine Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it “was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said. Spain: […]

  • 1 September 2017

    MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch foundation components manufacturer Sif has recorded a total throughput of approximately 57 Ktons of steel in the first quarter of 2017, a 23.9% increase compared to a 46 Kton throughput reported for the first quarter of 2016.

  • 11 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sif today reaffirmed the projected production of 183 ktons for the entire 2016, with a full order book for offshore wind and the order book for offshore oil and gas filled to the base load level. For 2017 and Q1 2018, the order book is filled up to 118 ktons and an additional 160 ktons are […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif expects to end 2017 with a record annual production of around 222 Kton following solid results posted for the third quarter of the fiscal year.

  • 1 January 2018

    GE’s Haliade Nacelles Waiting for Merkur GE Renewable Energy has published a photo showing its Haliade 150-6MW nacelles for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm being assembled at the company’s Saint-Nazaire site in France. Galloper Nacelles Start Clicking in Esbjerg The first complete nacelle built by Siemens for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm underwent its […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]

  • 1 August 2017

    One Missing After 19 Workers Jump Off Binhai North H2 Offshore Substation on Fire One person is missing as 19 people jumped off of the Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm’s offshore substation into the sea after a fire broke out on 14 July.  Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business Siemens Gamesa has […]

  • 2 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    With the latest Dutch tender in process, we said farewell to 2017 and can now welcome 2018 with wishes for it to resume in similar manner as it is most likely to begin: with a concession contract for a project awarded at the first subsidy-free tender.  

  • 1 January 2018

    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 […]

  • 16 February 2017

    By Charles Hill, Renewables Consultant at Pangea Resourcing An important milestone in the development of renewable energy in the United States was reached in December 2016 as the $300m Block Island Wind Farm, the country’s first operational offshore wind farm, began feeding energy into the New England grid. Barack Obama insists that the clean energy […]

  • 17 August 2012
    R&D

    Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012. Thus far, almost all of this wind power has been tapped on land; worldwide just 4,600 megawatts of offshore wind farms were operating as of mid-2012. Offshore wind capacity is growing quickly, […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Technology

    InnoEnergy today launched its 2017 Investment Round to support innovative sustainable energy technology.

  • 2 January 2018

    The Offshore WIND editorial team brings you a list of what, in our opinion, were the most significant developments in the offshore wind industry in 2017. Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for […]

  • 1 September 2017

    The Offshore WIND team will attend the HUSUM Wind 2017 trade fair in Husum, Germany, from 12 to 15 September.

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Six projects worth EUR 7.5 billion reached Final Investment Decision (FID) last year – a 60% decrease from 2016 and the first decrease in investments since 2012 – according to WindEurope, which states that the transition to auctions has resulted in a lull in FIDs and that the auctions of the last two years are expected to lead to new project FIDs in 2018.

  • 20 June 2017

    The Offshore WIND Conference 2017 programme has been announced in further detail. As well as the very first speakers from Siemens, Falck, TNO, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

  • 22 June 2017

    Offshore Energy event not only offers an exhibition floor where companies and visitors can do business, network and learn more about products and services, we also offer an extensive conference program. Technical sessions, side events, keynote, Offshore WIND Conference and Marine Energy event, to name a few.

  • 2 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Throughout the year behind us, we witnessed numerous business moves within the industry from mergers and takeovers to companies securing their positions in non-domestic markets where offshore wind is about to take off. Here, Offshore WIND is reminding of only few of the big business news from 2017. 

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Commissioning of the Nordergründe offshore wind farm, initially planned for the end of 2016, has been delayed after BVT, the company in charge of the substation, entered insolvency.