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The Offshore WIND team brings you the ten most read offshore wind news in the month of May. Vietnamese Offshore Wind Farm Breaks Ground Vietnam's Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1). Offshore Construction Starts on Moray East The […]
We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April. Jan De Nul Orders Mega Jack-Up Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. First UK Offshore Wind Farm […]
We are bringing you a list of ten of most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of March. First UK Offshore Wind Project Retires E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin this month and take place for […]
We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February. 15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the […]
Record-breaking turbines, new offshore wind tenders... read the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the first month of 2019. Siemens Gamesa Launches 10+ MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The prototype is expected to be installed this year, with commercial market […]
Offshore WIND's ten most read news in December 2018.
Top ten most notable news on Offshore WIND from April 2018.
World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outdelivers The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Ørsted Streamlines Hornsea Project Three Ørsted has published updated plans for the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind […]
Taiwan to Sign 5.5GW of Contracts with Offshore Wind Developers by July Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) […]
Vattenfall Gives Reasons for Choosing Siemens Gamesa 8MW Turbine Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it “was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said. Spain: […]
Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]
Offshore WIND's highlights of the past month.
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]
One Missing After 19 Workers Jump Off Binhai North H2 Offshore Substation on Fire One person is missing as 19 people jumped off of the Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm’s offshore substation into the sea after a fire broke out on 14 July. Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business Siemens Gamesa has […]
MHI Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to re-affirm the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind. Mating of Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines (Video) Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind Scotland’s Siemens […]
Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Back in Business The Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. France Pre-Selects 10 Dunkerque Offshore Wind Bidders France’s […]
Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with at least one of the developers offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per […]
The Netherlands Opens Door to More Offshore Wind by 2023 The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has voted in favour of carrying out further research to determine if new offshore wind zones can be added to increase the country’s target of having a total of 4.45GW of offshore wind generation capacity commissioned by 2023. […]
Ex-Statkraft Engineer Develops New Foundation Installation Solution Arild Bolsø, an engineer who worked for Statkraft in Norway and Forewind in the UK, has developed a new technical concept for offshore wind foundation installation. According to Bolsø, the concept would reduce installation time by 30-50%, compared to current methods. Public Consultation for Borssele V Tender Opens […]
As always, we bring you a list of the most read articles of the previous month. Since several news from December 2016 made it to our yearly overviews, also published today, they are omitted in this edition of Offshore WIND's Highlights of the Month. Shell to Buy All Egmond aan Zee OWF Power Shell Energy Europe has entered […]
Vattenfall Wins Kriegers Flak Tender with EUR 49.9 per MWh Bid 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 […]