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Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]
The first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine has been installed on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Norther NV, the owner and developer of the project, said. The wind turbines are being transported in sets of four by Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus from Vlissingen in the Netherlands and installed […]
Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind has launched three newly-developed smart offshore wind turbines including a model with a capacity of 8MW, and a model with the largest rotor diameter in the world.
Siemens Gamesa has installed and commissioned the first prototype of the SG 8.0 167 DD offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.
Siemens Gamesa has modified its new SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine to address conditions across the Asia-Pacific region.
Norway could become the home of the first offshore wind farm directly connected to oil and gas platforms, as Equinor and its partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the five platforms at the oil and gas fields with power from a floating offshore wind.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a preferred supplier agreement with wpd offshore for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.
A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-East Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was installed on Monday, 09 April, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) signed a licensing agreement with Shanghai Electric today, 2 March, under which the Chinese company will manufacture, sell, and install Siemens Gamesa’s 8MW Direct Drive turbine for the offshore wind power projects in mainland China’s territorial waters.
DNV GL has awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the Type Certificate for its 8MW offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154.
French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.
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.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) have officially signed a contract for validation of the SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine nacelle.
Siemens Gamesa has launched a new offshore wind turbine – SG 8.0-167 DD – said to increase the annual energy production (AEP) compared to the 7MW model by 20%. The 8MW turbine is expected to be market-ready in 2020.
Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have signed an agreement for the supply of 113 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines for Vattenfall’s three projects in Denmark.
Siemens Gamesa will deliver its 8MW offshore wind turbine (D8) for two projects off the French coast: Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, totalling almost 1GW, replacing Adwen’s AD8 model. The recently created company – and the owner of Adwen – also plans to do this for Ailes Marines’ Bay of Saint-Brieuc project.
MHI Vestas had installed SPM Instrument’s Intellinova Parallel MB condition monitoring system on the 8MW wind turbines, 32 of which were erected at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, according to SPM’s article from 11 September.
US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC’s order published earlier this month.
Adwen’s prototype 8MW wind turbine generator, currently under construction in Bremerhaven, Germany is now mechanically complete, the company told Offshore WIND.
Adwen has entered the final stages of the installation of its AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine prototype in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is seeking over 400 production employees and engineers for its Danish production facilities in Nakskov and Lindø to help meet the increasing demand for the V164-8.0 MW turbine platform.
Siemens has installed the SWT-8.0-154 at the national test centre in Østerild, Denmark.
Siemens has obtained DNV GL’s Prototype Certificate for its SWT-8.0-154 offshore wind turbine, which enables the turbine manufacturer to install the prototype at the test centre for wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark, to demonstrate its performance.
Following the approval from the German consenting authority ‘Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie’ (BSH), DONG Energy placed an order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, marking the largest ever order for the wind turbine manufacturer.
DONG Energy has received approval of an amended building consent from German authorities which allows 8MW turbines to be deployed at the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The original consent was granted in December 2011. The latest approval has been granted by the German consenting authority Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). DONG Energy […]
An offshore wind project with a total capacity of up to 96.8MW will be built at South Korea’s estuarine tidal flat Saemangeum. On 6 January, the Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saemangeum Offshore Wind Power, a special purpose company established between KEPCO KPS and Mirae Asset, as well as […]