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The Scottish Government has issued a marine licence for the construction of the proposed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The EOWDC is being developed by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL) – a joint venture between Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) – plus development consortium partner Technip. The 11-turbine […]
Aberdeenshire Council has given the offshore wind farm proposal near Aberdeenshire the thumbs up. The proposal, as well as the details of all project related concerns will be sent to the body that manages Scotland's waters, Marine Scotland. Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), a GBP 150 million joint venture behind the cutting […]
Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), the joint venture (JV) partners behind a cutting edge Wind Deployment Centre in Scottish waters - the 11-wind turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen Bay – have announced dates for forthcoming public consultation events. David Hodkinson, UK Country Manager of Vattenfall, said: “The public […]
The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, is calling for innovators to bring their... (renewableenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, May 19, 2011;
Vattenfall has contracted the Aberdeen-based Rigmar to inspect and maintain subsea structures and cables as well as foundations, turbine transition pieces, subsea cabling, and boat landings at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). This is Rigmar’s first win as a main contractor in offshore wind, having built up experience as a sub-contractor, Vattenfall said. “Having completed […]
Wind turbines offshore Scotland generated 1,369 GWh of electricity in 2018, a 122.2% increase compared to 616 GWh of electricity generated in 2017, according to the latest figures from UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Scotland's operational offshore wind capacity grew by 153% year-on-year, from 246MW in 2017 to 623MW in 2018. “Last year […]
A consortium led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has secured funding from Interreg North West Europe to test Saipem's floating wind technology offshore Ireland. The Accelerating Market Uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT) project is expected to demonstrate the survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind. Under the EUR 31 million project, a floating wind turbine […]
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.
Vattenfall's Wind division posted an underlying operating profit of SEK 1.9 billion (EUR 182.5 million) in the first nine months of 2018, a 153% increase compared to SEK 752 million reported for the same period in 2017. The increase was largely attributed to additional capacity, as well as positive price and currency effects. Vattenfall’s latest capacity […]
Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.
Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.
Swedish energy group Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have formed an alliance to allow offshore wind innovators the opportunity to test and demonstrate new technology in real-world operating conditions at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen.
Crown Estate Scotland today (21 May) unveiled its proposals for leasing seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in Scotland's waters from late 2020s onwards.
Wind turbine number three and foundation number five are being installed on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, with the northern cable installation also ongoing, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the wind farm said.
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).
A group of 25 wind industry executives have called for market scale and visibility on renewables deployment volumes in order to sustain the current cost reduction pathway during the first meeting of the European Commissions' Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables.
ABB has delivered five new WindSTAR transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, to be deployed at the world's first 66 kV offshore wind farm in the UK - the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator.
Swedish utility company Vattenfall has announced the first successful projects for its EUR 3 million research programme aimed at examining the environmental and socio-economic impacts of offshore wind farms.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has once again contracted SPT Offshore, this time for the detailed design and installation suction pile foundations for Vattenfall's 92.4MW Aberdeen offshore wind farm.
A new European project – H2020 marinerg-i – aimed at developing an integrated infrastructure to facilitate future growth and development in the offshore renewable energy sector, was launched in Brussels on 15 March.
Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and Vattenfall have joined forces to roll out an educational project for people across the UK's North East who are interested in learning more about offshore wind energy. ASC and Vattenfall, the company behind the 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), have developed a series of public events and outreach activities themed around offshore […]
The US President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly advised UK politician Nigel Farage and his team, with whom Trump met on 13 November, to campaign against onshore wind farms in Scotland, suggesting that they should be moved offshore. "He thinks Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world," Andy Wigmore, who was at the meeting, said in […]
Following the result of the US presidential election, the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BizMDOSW) issued a statement congratulating President-Elect Donald J. Trump and saying it believes that harnessing the power of offshore wind to create jobs, strengthen the economy, and improve the quality of life for all citizens transcends political parties. The US offshore wind industry […]
Royal Boskalis Westminster today reported that both revenue and operating profit were higher in the third quarter of 2016 than the average seen in the first two quarters of the year, with the increase wholly attributable to the contribution from the offshore activities acquired from VolkerWessels, which are consolidated with effect from the third quarter. The […]
Renewable energy as a vital part of the future US energy mix has been put under a question mark after the announcement that Donald Trump won the presidential elections, given that his energy policy is most likely to revolve around fossil fuels. If this will affect the country's offshore wind industry in any way is […]
When you are talking with people working in real estate, there is a small chance you would not hear them saying: “Location, location, location!” at some point. In offshore wind, the same could be said for cost reduction.