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Offshore wind in Germany produced 12 billion kWh in the first half of 2019, which is a 30% increase compared to 9.2 billion kWh in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary calculations. The research is being conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water […]
The power cable of the NordLink high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea interconnector has been pulled in on the German coast, according to NKT. NKT is in charge of designing, manufacturing and installing more than 400km of the 525kV mass impregnated cable system in the German part of the project connecting Norway and Germany. "The impressive […]
All 20 foundation monopiles built for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 have left the EEW SPC yard in Germany onboard two heavy load transport vessels and are en route to Taichung port in Taiwan, Jan De Nul said. Now that these components for the offshore construction are mobilized, the actual installation operations on site can be kicked […]
Ørsted has awarded Belgium's G-tec with contracts to provide geotechnical engineering services on two offshore wind farms in the German Bight. Under the two individual contracts, G-tec will in 2019 carry out geotechnical investigations and laboratory analysis of samples taken from the seabed in various depths within the Gode Wind offshore wind farm 03 and 04 and […]
Transmission system operator TenneT has awarded Jan De Nul with a framework agreement for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables in the German Bight. Under the terms of the agreement, Jan De Nul will mobilize in the event of high-voltage cable system faults or failures within the contractual period of 24 months. The agreement also […]
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]
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 […]
Siemens Gamesa has awarded 1StopWind, a UK-based wind turbine inspection and maintenance specialist, with a contract for offshore Statutory Inspection and Repair works at four offshore wind farms in Germany. The contract is the third for the UK company for Siemens Gamesa's offshore projects in Germany. Namely, 1StopWind executed similar contracts in 2017 and in 2018, […]
Eleven offshore grid connection systems with a joint capacity of 6,232MW for offshore wind energy transmission from sea to land have now been connected to the German power grid by transmission system operator TenneT. “With this, TenneT has now almost entirely achieved the federal government’s expansion goal of having 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity […]
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 […]
Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.
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.
Renewable energy covered 38% of Germany’s gross electricity consumption in the first three quarters of 2018, an increase of three percentage points over the same period in 2017.
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.
Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has performed subsea and drone inspections for TenneT TSO at six offshore converter platforms in the German North Sea.
BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.
BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star has transported the last ten transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm from the Spanish Port of Avilés to the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.
Both offshore cables of the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) are now in place, connecting the Danish and German transmission grids in combination with the infrastructure of offshore wind farm grid connection 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.
Ampelmann has opened an office in Hamburg in response to the growing business in the German offshore wind sector.
The 400MW BARD Offshore 1, Germany's largest operating offshore wind farm, generated 1.488 TWh of electricity in 2017, a 13% increase year-on-year.
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.
Germany's Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has announced the terms of the second competitive tender for grid connection and offshore wind farm compensation.
TenneT's offshore grid connection systems connect a total capacity of 5,332MW of offshore wind energy to land and have thus met more than 82% of the Federal Government's expansion target that envisages 6,500MW of offshore wind by 2020.
The German Federal Network Agency has added two more offshore wind farm connection systems to the revised Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2030.