Search results for: Germany

4220 results

A list of search results

  • 18 December 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has granted planning permission for the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm (officially known as Kaskasi II). Kaskasi II is the first offshore wind farm in Germany to receive planning permission under the new offshore wind law (WindSeeG), following participation in the auction held under the so-called interim […]

  • 15 December 2020
    Business & Finance

    Denmark and Germany have entered into an agreement to strengthen their cooperation on offshore wind and innovative energy hubs. The agreement is the starting point for further cooperation to explore the design of possible joint projects, and in this context, cooperation on the energy hubs in the North and Baltic Seas will be discussed. Additionally, […]

  • 10 November 2020
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Ørsted and the multinational oil and gas major bp have agreed to jointly develop a potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project in Germany powered by offshore wind. The project, which is expected to be operational in 2024, will comprise a 50 MW electrolyser system installed at bp’s Lingen Refinery in North West Germany. The electrolyser, powered […]

  • 6 November 2020
    Authorities

    German federal parliament (Bundestag) has passed an amendment to the Offshore Wind Energy Act (WindSeeG) which sets the country’s operational capacity targets to 20 GW by 2030 and 40 GW by 2040. The amendment was introduced by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). “With the target increase for offshore wind farms, it […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has invited tenders for geophysical investigations and hydrographic surveys as part of the geological preliminary exploration in the N-9 wind energy area. Specifically, the sites to be surveyed within the area in the North Sea are N-9.1, N-9.3 and N-9.4. The work under this tender at the N-9.1 […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has awarded LOC Germany with a framework agreement for marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services, along with several other companies that applied for the tender earlier this year. One-year framework agreements, with the potential for extension for up to eight years, have been awarded to multiple MWS providers which will support the realisation of several […]

  • 23 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    EnBW has opened a tender to hire sea-going vessels with crew for the main geotechnical investigation at the He Dreiht offshore wind project in Germany. According to EnBW, the aim of the new investigation is to meet with the governmental regulations for offshore wind farm installations according to BSH Standard 7004. The sought work comprises five tasks, […]

  • 7 September 2020
    Grid Connection

    The NordLink interconnector has transmitted the first power between Norway and Germany. According to Nexans, the system is under testing and electricity with a capacity of 70 MW was transferred between the two countries last week. NordLink is the world’s first interconnection that will enable two countries to exchange and store energy generated from renewable sources. […]

  • 7 July 2020
    Grid Connection

    Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) has transmitted the first power between Denmark and Germany. The high-voltage cable system connects the Danish region of Zealand with the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania via the 605 MW Kriegers Flak and 288 MW Baltic 2 offshore wind farms. It is the world’s first offshore interconnector using the national […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities

    German Federal Council (Bundesrat) did not accept the recently proposed offshore wind tendering model with open arms at its latest session on 3 July. The Council found the new model, introduced in a bill amending the existing Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG), should go more along the lines of Contracts for Difference (CfDs). The amendment also […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Ørsted has awarded Semco Maritime with a one-year service contract for programmed preventive maintenance on the two offshore substations at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2 wind farms offshore Germany. Semco Maritime will perform maintenance work on the substations’ LV utilities and fire, safety, and structural systems. The contract also includes upgrades to the helideck […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities

    German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy has issued a draft bill for an amendment of the Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG), which outlines the country’s goal for 40 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. If enacted, the bill would also raise Germany’s current offshore wind target for 2030 from 15 GW to 20 GW. […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    TenneT is supporting the possibility of Germany taking a minority stake in the organization. In a letter to the Dutch Lower House of Parliament, Finance Minister Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra presented his preferred scenario for meeting TenneT’s capital requirement as a result of rising investments, due to the energy transition, and low-interest rates. Germany’s participation in […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Authorities

    German federal government, the coastal states, and the transmission system operators have signed a joint agreement to raise Germany’s offshore wind capacity target from 15 GW to 20 GW by 2030. Following the meeting of the energy ministers last week, the final work on the agreement has now been completed. With the agreement, all parties […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Alpha Ventus, the first German offshore wind farm, is marking 10 years of operations. Commissioned on 27 April 2010, Alpha Ventus is Germany’s first and oldest operating offshore wind farm.  The project comprises six Adwen M5000 turbines and six Senvion 5M turbines located 45km north of the island of Borkum in the North Sea. The […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    On Friday, 3 April, EnBW marked the ninth year of operation of its Baltic 1 offshore wind farm.

  • 3 April 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Partner companies gathered around the Westküste 100 project in Germany have submitted the full application with a detailed project description to the project management company Jülich. The Westküste 100 project aims to map and bring a regional hydrogen economy in Schleswig-Holstein to an industrial scale. The heart of the project is the research and development […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Authorities

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie; BSH) has marked three new areas as suitable for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.

  • 25 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued a tender for geophysical site investigation in the N-6 offshore wind area in the North Sea. The geophysical survey is set to be carried out this summer as part of the geological preliminary investigation at the N-6.6 and N-6.7 areas. The work includes the measurement of approximately 1,100km using […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The slowdown in the German offshore wind market is increasingly becoming an existential threat to Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active within the industry, according to the wind energy agency WAB e. V. According to WAB, Germany’s Federal Government has failed to meet its own goals formulated just before the last major amendment of […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    EWE Offshore Service & Solutions (OSS) has awarded contracts for the provision of helicopter services from Emden, Germany, to offshore wind farms. The selected parties will be responsible for the execution of helicopter transports for personnel and material from Emden to offshore wind projects, with possible stopovers on Borkum. Northern HeliCopter GmbH will provide a […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Authorities

    The German federal government should take a firm decision to ramp up “green” hydrogen and to accelerate the expansion of wind energy and other renewables, according to the wind energy agency WAB e. V. Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics relies on hydrogen from fossil fuels without good cause and on a large scale of hydrogen […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has completed a EUR 510.6 million green bond refinancing of its minority interest in the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in Germany. In total, over EUR 510 million of senior secured notes were issued on Tuesday, 11 February and placed with eighteen institutional lenders in Europe […]

  • 25 October 2019
    R&D

    Offshore wind produced nearly 17 billion kWh of renewable energy in Germany in the first three quarters of 2019, representing a 31% increase compared to the previous year. The figures were released by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research BadenWürttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) based on an initial assessment. […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Vessels

    Chevalier Floatels’ walk-to-work (W2W) vessel DP Gezina is commencing new offshore wind work in the German North Sea. According to Chevalier Floatels, the vessel will mainly be transferring crews to and from offshore substations in the German Bight. The duration of the contract is two months, with options for extending. The work is being conducted for […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]