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Germany's ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable energy capacity, including offshore wind, by the end of October.
Energy ministers and senators from five northern German states, and industry representatives, have signed the 'Call for Wind Energy' which urges the country's federal government to speed up the transition to renewable energy and allow for the development of at least 20GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and 30GW by 2035.
Vattenfall Vindkraft AB has issued a contract notice for the provision of statutory inspections and recertification of the company's onshore and offshore wind assets across Europe.
On Tuesday, 24 July, the Irish government approved a new scheme that will support renewable energy projects through a series of auction, with the first competitive process scheduled to take place in 2019 and set to deliver 'shovel ready' projects.
German offshore wind industry has urged the country's government to ramp up its offshore wind energy game if it wants to achieve the goal of covering 65% of Germany's power generation with renewable energies by 2030.
Transmission system operator TenneT has called for the optimisation of the German offshore wind grid through an additional capacity auction and through linking future wind farms in the western German North Sea to the Dutch grid.
Iberdrola has been awarded the rights to construct two offshore wind farms totalling 486MW in German waters in the Baltic Sea.
Germany's Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has selected six offshore wind projects in the second tendering round with at least one of the projects reaching the zero-subsidy level.
Ørsted has submitted bids in the second competitive offshore wind tender in Germany opened earlier this month, with the results expected within weeks, the company revealed in its financial report for the first quarter of 2018.
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 […]
The 964th meeting of German Federal Council, scheduled for 2 February, will review a motion requesting that the Federal Government increases the targets for offshore wind from the current 15GW by 2030 to 20GW by 2030 and 30GW by 2035.
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.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted did not submit a bid in the subsidy-free round of the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm tender in the Netherlands, Reuters reported the company's chief strategy officer Martin Neubert as saying.
Following the article about Ørsted’s participation in the upcoming Hollandse Kust I & II tender, Offshore WIND spoke with Jasper Vis, the company’s country manager for the Netherlands who said that the final decision on whether to bid at the tender has not yet been made.
Ørsted, former DONG Energy, set up a qualification system for suppliers of geophysical investigation services, and invited companies specialised in the field to register in order for them to be qualified to compete at tenders.
Wpd today filed a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe against the provisions of the German offshore wind energy law (WindSeeG), which exclude wpd's offshore wind project Kaikas from future tenders without indemnification.
On 11 September, a group of economic and energy ministers and senators of five northern German states, together with representatives of the coastal cities and the industry, signed the Cuxhaven Appeal 2.0, calling for an expansion goal of at least 20 gigawatts in the North and Baltic Seas by 2030, and at least 30 gigawatts by 2035.
German government's goal of 6.5GW of grid-connected offshore wind power by 2020 could be surpassed as the industry could have 7.7GW connected to the grid by that time, according to a report from national industry organisations.
German offshore wind farms generated 4.8 billion kWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2017, a 36.7 percent jump compared to 3.5 billion kWh of electricity generated offshore Germany in the first quarter of 2016.
EnBW has been awarded the rights to develop its 900MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm by placing a bid for the construction of the project without subsidies at the first competitive tender in Germany.
Danish transmission systems operator Energinet.dk and the UK-based National Grid Viking Link Ltd (NGVL) are looking for providers of high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables and converters for the Viking Link Interconnector. The Viking Link is a proposed 1,400 MW HVDC electricity link between the British and Danish transmission systems, connecting at Bicker Fen substation in […]
The European Commission has found amendments to the German Law on support to the production of renewable electricity (EEG 2017), which stipulate that support will mainly be granted through competitive auctions and not through feed-in tariffs from 2017 onward, to be in line with EU state aid rules. The amended EEG 2017 also included a draft bill […]
German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has confirmed a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan 2025), which regulates the connections of wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas to the German transmission network. "Electricity generation from wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is a central component of the energy […]
Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany's offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]
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 […]
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish part of the Baltic Sea with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per MWh. “The announcement is an essential milestone for our ambition to increase our production […]