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German Maritime and Hydrography Agency (BSH) has published a list of proposed offshore wind projects in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, excluding projects which are in operation, in trial operation or under construction. The basis for the publication of the list is the national offshore wind energy act (WindSeeG), which combines a new tendering system with the […]
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) and WindMW have obtained approval for the site surveillance concept, VENTUSmarine, from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) and the Waterways and Shipping Board (WSV). EMO offers site surveillance to a pool of windfarms in the German EEZ. All watchkeeping coordinators are STCW mariners with a nautical license and a GOC radio license […]
50Hertz has received an approval for its Ostwind 1 offshore cable project within the EEZ from Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH). "We are greatly pleased with the permit for this last 20 kilometre section in the EEZ. This means that the entire cable route is now approved," said Uwe Gyßer, Ostwind 1 project leader […]
The Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) is inviting tenders for the establishment of a specialised information system for hydrophones. The development of the systems in close coordination with the acousticians is required as similar developments are missing in Europe so far. Underwater acoustics in the civilian sector focuses on research and development during […]
The Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has released an update of the Federal Trade plan for offshore power grid planning in the EEZ of the North Sea (BFO-N). The update includes minor changes in the route and location planning. Also, it reduces the required covering height for cable systems from 3 meters to […]
The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the suction bucket jacket foundation, which is installed without noisy pile driving. "We were particularly pleased with this foundation," stated the President of BSH Monika Breuch-Moritz. "It shows that the authorities, academia and industry are continuously looking for solutions that strike a balance between protection […]
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) has issued a construction and operating license for the OWP WEST offshore wind farm. The decision comes as a result of an eight-year approval process amid which extensive studies on marine safety, environmental protection, geology, as well as technological feasibility, were conducted. The OWP WEST is located […]
German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) will publish the Federal Spatial Offshore Grid Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Baltic Sea tomorrow. It contains a planning timeline to 2023 for four grid connection measures with a capacity of about 1000 MW. The plan defines routes for submarine cable systems and locations of […]
German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) rejected the objections against the approval of offshore wind farms. Monika Breuch –Moritz, president of BSH said that the approvals were given under the current legislative framework, and that there were no reasons to deny them. "A permit for a wind farm will only be granted if the […]
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has presented a study, according to which wind farms can benefit biodiversity. The data have been collected from the demonstration offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus. The foundations of the wind turbines have become "artificial reefs" at which shells, starfish, sea anemones, sea lilies, and various fish settled, the […]
With the release of the "Federal Trade Plan for Offshore North Sea", the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) presented the first offshore network plan. The "Federal Trade Plan for Offshore North Sea" concretized and added Maritime Spatial Planning to the planning of electrical networks. It summarizes the planned and approved wind farms along with […]
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the converter platform "DolWin alpha" and the subsea cable system "DolWin1" for connection of "Borkum West II”," MEG Offshore 1" and "Borkum Riffgrund 1" wind farms to the grid. The approval covers the installation and operation of the converter platform "DolWin alpha" and the laying […]
The Bureau Veritas Industry Services GmbH has obtained a Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) certification for offshore wind turbines testing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the North and Baltic Seas. “This is an important extension of our product portfolio. The BSH recognition, as well as many years of expertise in marine and […]
DNV GL has awarded Iberdrola with the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany. The certification covers all stages of the design assessment and implementation phase of the inter-array cables, as well as the turbines and offshore substation, including their support structures. DNV GL stated that the process was carried out according to the […]
DNV GL has awarded the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany with the project certificate that confirms safe and reliable power supply. The certificate confirms all relevant safety features and validates the technical and quality compliance with the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard requirements, DNV GL said. […]
The transmission system operator 50Hertz has connected the Wikinger and Arkona offshore wind farms in the German Baltic Sea to its transmission grid ahead of their official commissioning. The wind farms were connected to the grid via the Ostwind 1 grid connection below the originally calculated budget, 50Hertz said. After three years of construction and […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) has issued a call for the provision of geotechnical investigations in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The tender is divided into two lots, the North Sea lot and the Baltic Sea lot. The geotechnical exploration works include drilling, core sampling and […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) is launching the second round of preliminary investigations of offshore wind farm sites on Friday, 1 February. The second round of investigations will cover three areas in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The three areas will feature […]
Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued early information about tender calls for geotechnical investigations and monitoring services for offshore wind farm areas in the North and Baltic Seas. According to BSH's prior notices from the end of December 2018, the tender calls for the provision of the works should be launched this […]
The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country's 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW.
German transmission system operator Amprion plans to build two offshore grid connection systems in the North Sea with a combined capacity of around 1.9GW by 2029.
Van Oord has contracted Universal Foundation to support the installation of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.
The Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator project has reached financial close, Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH said.
E.ON Climate & Renewables has hired TÜV SÜD to carry out inspections on the Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea and the Arkona wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
Germany’s total offshore wind yield amounted to 9.04 terawatt hours (TWh) in the first half of 2018, of which TenneT transferred 8.17 TWh from the North Sea wind farms to the mainland and 50Hertz transmitted the remaining 0.87 TWh from the Baltic Sea.
The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected Fraunhofer IWES, among others, to conduct the preliminary assessment of soil conditions in the first bidding round for new offshore wind farm zones in the North and Baltic Sea. Fraunhofer IWES said it will conduct multichannel seismic measuring, which, in combination with isolated findings from geological […]