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10 July 2019 R&D

European researchers have launched the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) which is expected to support the identification of optimal sites for new wind farm projects. Thirty partners from academia and industry from eight European countries worked on developing and validating new methods for the assessment of wind conditions as part of the NEWA R&D project. The main aim […]

10 July 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Ørsted is giving out scholarships for UK and EU students which are starting an energy master's program at the Durham University this October. The scholarships are available up to GBP 6,000 and are valid for the MSc Energy and Society and MSc New and Renewable Energy programs at the UK university. Ørsted emphasized it is already a key strategic […]

3 July 2019 Operations & Maintenance

WindEurope, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (European Composites Industry Association) have joined forces to advance recycling of turbine blades. The parties have created a cross-sector platform with an aim to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Learnings are then expected to be transferred to other markets to enhance the […]

20 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The Dunkirk offshore wind farm will deliver electricity to the French national grid at a strike price of EUR 44/MWh, Commission de régulation de l'énergie (CRE) has revealed. As reported earlier, the Eoliennes en mer de Dunkerque (EMD) consortium of  EDF Renouvelables, innogy, and Enbridge was selected to construct and operate the Dunkirk offshore wind […]

12 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]

12 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

AQUIND Ltd has issued a EUR 1.3 billion tender for the 2GW AQUIND HVDC power transmission link that will connect the UK and France. The tender is divided into three lots, with the first including the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning and O&M of two converter stations to be located in Hampshire, UK, and Normandy, France. […]

7 June 2019 Business & Finance

SeaTwirl has secured a EUR 2.48 million grant from the European Commission for its SeaTwirl S2 floating wind turbine. SeaTwirl is receiving the grant for the 1MW full-scale floating wind turbine as part of the European Innovation Council's SME Instrument program. The grant will be used for the final phase of the S2 project and primarily […]

6 June 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has deployed its trencher Dig-It to bury the laid inter-array cables at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The inter-array cables are being buried at the required depth of 1.5m below the seabed at the 269MW project, Van Oord said. The Dutch company reported that its cable laying vessel Nexus installed […]

6 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord, MHI Vestas, and partners have installed the first V164-8.4MW wind turbine on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The wind turbines are being transported from the Port of Esbjerg and installed at the site some 95km northwest of the Borkum Island by Van Oord's jack-up Aeolus. “We are very […]

6 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised EUR 850 million in its Clean Energy Fund III which will see investments in European offshore wind projects for the first time. Over 70% of Clean Energy Fund III will be invested in projects in the Eurozone with the UK also being an important market. This is the […]

4 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

DHSS is mobilizing its base in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which MHI Vestas will use for Deutsche Bucht O&M work. According to the Dutch company, walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus will begin its deployment at the 269MW offshore wind project this week. DHSS signed an agreement with MHI Vestas in March under which the turbine supplier will […]

29 May 2019 Grid Connection

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The Taoiseach and President Macron have co-signed a letter before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for […]

28 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has completed the laying of inter-array cables at the 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea ahead of schedule, Northland Power, the owner and developer of the project, said. The cables were laid by Van Oord's cable laying vessel Nexus. The cable burial at the site some 95 kilometres northwest of […]

23 May 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Acta Marine's new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus was christened in Den Helder in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 22 May. Following the ceremony, Acta Centaurus will head to Eemshaven to mobilize for its first offshore wind assignment. According to DHSS, MHI Vestas contracted the vessel for the coming work on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in […]

21 May 2019 Business & Finance

TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced another Green Bond issue of EUR 1.25 billion, with proceeds set to be used for investing in offshore wind. The green bond is split into a tranche of EUR 500 million, under an 11-year term and a coupon of 0.875%, and EUR 750 million, under a 20-year term and a […]

21 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

Van Oord has appointed the Esbjerg-based Niels Winther Maritime to serve as an agent for the wind farm installation vessel Aeolus over the summer. Aeolus will be working out of the Port of Esbjerg over the summer, loading turbine components for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project and then transporting and installing them in the German […]

20 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Northland Power team is gearing up for the beginning of the turbine installation campaign at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. According to the company, the team is working to quickly assemble the towers for the MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines, with the loadout expected to start shortly at the Port of Esbjerg. Global Wind […]

15 May 2019 Business & Finance

German energy company RWE has secured a EUR 5 billion credit agreement in preparation for the integration of the renewables activities of E.ON and innogy. The line of credit, provided by 27 international banks, was significantly oversubscribed, RWE said. Under the agreement reached in March 2018, E.ON is to take over RWE’s 76.79% stake in innogy, whereas RWE is […]

8 May 2019 Business & Finance

3sun Group is set to mobilize its teams to support MHI Vestas during turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. According to the UK company, offshore installation and completion teams will shortly be mobilizing for the 269MW project. Deutsche Bucht comprises 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines located some 95km northwest of the Borkum […]

8 May 2019 Business & Finance

Global Wind Service (GWS) is set to provide offshore installation technicians for the turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Denmark-headquartered company will begin supporting MHI Vestas during the installation of 33 8.4MW turbines beginning from June. In addition to providing staff for the installation phase, GWS said it will support MHI […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

The offshore wind industry is gearing up for growing use of helicopters and drones as more than 50% of turbines consented or planned in Europe are over 250m tall, according to RenewableUK. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows that those projects, all located in UK waters, will mainly use turbines over 280m tall, while the […]

1 May 2019 Business & Finance

The Spanish Saitec Offshore has secured funding from the European Commission to build a prototype version of its SATH (Swinging Around Twin Hull) floating wind turbine design. Saitec will use the almost EUR 2 million funding to build and deploy a 1:6 SATH prototype for two-year offshore testing to de-risk the DemoSATH, a 2MW demonstrator set […]

30 April 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Van Oord and Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) have begun the inter-array cable work for the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. According to project developer Northland Power, NSW is loading out the cables at its facility in Nordenham, Germany, with cable laying, the next construction phase, also currently in motion by Van Oord's vessel Nexus. In […]

25 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Deutsche Windtechnik has won the contract to provide maintenance for 30 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The contract, which begins in June 2019, includes basic maintenance, troubleshooting, remote fault elimination, spare parts management, maintenance of safety equipment and testing of electrical equipment in accordance with […]

22 April 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Spain's Zamakona Yards has launched a service operation vessel (SOV) being built for Esvagt AS at the company's Bilbao facilities. Once delivered, the Esvagt will start a 15-year contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The Esvagt SOV is 58.5 metres long and has a beam […]

19 April 2019 Grid Connection, Vessels

Jack-Up Barge’s vessel JB-115 has commenced work on the offshore substation of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Dutch company is responsible for the hook-up and commissioning services of the offshore substation at the 269MW project. The substation's jacket foundation and topside were installed at the offshore site by heavy lift vessel Seaway […]