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28 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

EEW Offshore Structures Britain has produced the first transition piece for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The Teesside-based company rolled out the first of 35 transition pieces destined for Ørsted’s Borssele 1&2 project at the beginning of April. EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, is in charge of manufacturing 47 monopiles […]

14 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power. The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power. The unit was transported from the pre-assembly site in Hull […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The TFKable Group has produced the first part of the 220kV onshore high-voltage cable for the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the company, the 220kV cable is now ready to be delivered from its Bydgoszcz plant in Poland for the 950MW offshore wind project. TFKable and VolkerInfra won the contract to […]

4 June 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The Merkur offshore wind farm has produced its first power following a successful test on one of the wind farm's GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines, according to Merkur Offshore GmbH.

19 February 2018 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

The Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines on the Nissum Bredning demonstration site in Denmark produced first electricity on Saturday, 17 February, Nissum Brednings Vindmøllelaug said.

4 September 2017 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Cumbria, UK.

18 May 2017 Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast.

18 February 2016 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy's 252MW Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm, situated in the German sector of the North Sea, has started producing power and feeding it into the German grid, the Danish utility announced today. The Gode Wind 2 OWF comprises of 42 6MW Siemens Wind Power turbines which will produce enough power to meet the annual […]

11 February 2016 Business & Finance, Technology

GE Power Conversion has manufactured the first serial Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) at GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which is to be installed in the company's Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The 6-MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its direct drive system has no mechanical gearbox coupled to the […]

9 November 2015 Wind Farm Update

The Dutch 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm has produced first electricity. The milestone was achieved last week using the 44km of electricity cables installed by VBMS. Also, Siemens has installed a total of 17 out of 48 of its 3 MW turbines. When completed the 144MW wind farm will be able to produce electricity for […]

31 August 2015 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall's Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm has produced its first electricity. Melanie Rogers, the company’s local communications officer, witnessed the milestone which was achieved on Saturday afternoon. She said: “I have been working on the project for over four years so to witness the turbines producing their first kilowatt is such an exciting experience.” […]

10 June 2015

Germany's wind power output in January-May rose 34% year on year and the country is on track for a third successive record year for new turbine installations, with the first wave of offshore wind farms finally coming online, a Platts analysis of the latest available data show. Wind turbines in Germany generated 32.5 TWh of […]

29 April 2015 Wind Farm Update

Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, developed by E.ON in the German North Sea has started producing power, the developer announced today. The power from the first of its 3.6 megawatt turbines flows to an offshore transformer and converter platform from which it is exported via a 85-kilometer subsea cable, which comes ashore near Büsum, about […]

17 February 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated and fed into the German grid for the first time from the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1. Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director of DONG Energy in Germany and responsible for Wind Power, said: "Borkum Riffgrund 1 is our first German wind farm and we’re more than happy, that we’ve started to […]

5 February 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The first wind turbines of the Butendiek offshore wind farm in the North Sea started operation, wpd informed today. All foundations, cables and the substation were installed according to schedule during the last year. Today, the first of the 24 turbines so far installed started production and are feeding-in its first kilowatt hours into the […]

25 September 2014 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

On September 19th, Alstom’s next-generation Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine, installed just off the Ostend coast at Belgium’s Belwind facility, produced its very first kWh. The assembly and the tests conducted have so far helped to optimise the turbine’s installation and commissioning procedures at sea. Tests will continue in order to confirm how the machine […]

21 May 2014 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The world's first community-owned tidal power turbine in Scotland has started exporting electricity to the local grid, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has revealed. The turbine will power up to 30 homes, a locally owned ice plant and Cullivoe Harbour Industrial Estate on North Yell, Shetland. The turbine sits on the seabed at a depth of […]

9 April 2014

London Array’s first full winter of generation saw the offshore wind farm making a valuable contribution to Kent and the UK’s renewable electricity needs. In the six months from October 2013 to the end of March 2014, the wind farm’s 175 turbines produced 1.5 TWh of clean power – equivalent to the annual consumption of […]

21 February 2014 R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

This month, German first offshore wind farm alpha ventus surpassed the mark of one terawatt hour of generated power. With 12 wind turbines, alpha ventus has generated the equivalent of one billion kilowatt hours of climate-friendly power for the German transmission grid. This figure is equivalent to the annual consumption of 285,000 households. The operator […]

7 February 2014 Wind Farm Update

The Thornton Bank offshore wind farm, developed by the C-Power consortium, was running at full speed in December and January and produced 24% more energy than expected during those two months thanks to exceptionally favourable wind conditions and high technical reliability of the wind farm. The 54 wind turbines, which are positioned 30 kilometres out […]

28 January 2014 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Electricity has been generated for the first time from the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a major renewable energy project being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy in the Irish Sea. Engineers have now installed 42 of the 108 turbines that will make up the overall project. The commissioning process is underway, and […]

28 January 2014 R&D, Technology

Vestas’ first V164-8.0 MW prototype wind turbine has successfully produced its first kWh of electricity, making it the world's most powerful turbine in operation. “We have now completed the production, testing, and installation of the V164-8.0 MW as planned, thanks to the team’s intense effort during a time when Vestas has reduced its investments and […]

16 December 2013 Technology

The R115 machine at 40SouthEnergy's Punta Righini test site converted wave energy into electricity for the first time on December 13. The company announced this on its social media pages, and said that it will release further details soon. Punta Righini Wave Energy Park is located approximately 1.5Nm offshore Castiglioncello, Tuscany. It will comprise up […]

14 November 2013 Business & Finance

Bladt Industries is moving hand in hand with the offshore wind industry's advancement toward deep-water installations further out at sea, where larger structures are installed, therefore the company is now producing XL foundation and jacket structures. To accommodate such massive production, Bladt is using its large facilities, workshops and cranes. The company says that its […]

13 November 2013 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Minesto has achieved a "first time ever" in harnessing the potential of tidal energy resources with its project off Northern Ireland. The company's Deep Green 'underwater kite' marine power plant designed for low velocity currents has produced electricity at sea for the first time. Deep Green is the only known power plant in the world […]

29 October 2013

Alstom’s full-scale tidal device installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, has now injected over 100MWh of electricity into the grid. This is a major milestone in the development of Alstom’s tidal stream device which follows the earlier connection of the turbine to the grid and the progressive ramp up to […]