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Check out the top five news on Offshore WIND from 27 August to 2 September.
When it comes to emerging offshore wind markets, Taiwan, India and the U.S. have been in the spotlight over the last few years and especially in 2018. Nevertheless, a few new areas made the offshore wind map over the last year, beyond those already well known and ready for takeoff. Offshore wind is not only expanding as new markets emerge globally, but also as the countries with existing offshore wind farms and those under development already eye earmarking further areas where offshore wind turbines could be installed.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) reported an offshore wind turbine order intake totalling 2,272MW in its fiscal year 2018 – 31% more than in FY 2017 – with a total value of approx. EUR 2.78 billion.
EnBW will start the construction works on its 112MW Albatros offshore wind farm in Germany in September, according to information in the company's financial results for the first quarter of 2018.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
Goldwind will install a prototype of its GW154/6.7MW offshore wind turbine in early 2018 and plans the turbine's commercial deployment to take place during the first quarter of 2018, after it launched the GW6S platform in October.
Three Offshore Wind Projects Secure Contracts for Difference as Strike Prices Go Down The UK government has awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the second round of auctions with strike prices going as low as GBP 57.50/MWh for projects scheduled for commissioning in 2022/23. North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium […]
UK-based Automated Ships Ltd and Norway's Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world's first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations. In January 2017, Automated Ships Ltd will contract 'Hrönn', which will be designed and built in Norway in cooperation with Kongsberg, and will be in operation in 2018, the […]
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding a project under which a consortium of three British consultancies will support the Government of India in setting up its offshore wind industry. IT Power Consulting, CmY Consultants and SeaChange Offshore will deliver a 10-month long project that is focusing on the delivery of a concession competition process for new offshore wind […]
Dutch offshore foundation manufacturer Sif and compatriot consultancy and engineering company IX Wind have established a partnership under which IX will be supporting Sif in their deployment in Taiwan from September 2018 onward.
Marine Scotland has invited tenders related to the re-let of the Scottish Government's 2014 “Framework Agreement for the Provision of Strategic Environmental Assessment, Appropriate Assessment and Marine Planning Services and Advice to Support Sustainable Economic Development in Scottish Marine Waters” which expires on 30 September 2018.
The Supervisory Board of Sif Holding N.V. will nominate Fred van Beers for appointment as the company’s new CEO effective 1 September 2018.
TenneT has named Manon van Beek as the new Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 September 2018.
The next phase of environmental research at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the Aberdeenshire coast is scheduled to start next week after Vattenfall appointed a Scottish specialist to carry out the studies. The Edinburgh-based team of RPS Consulting and Danish-based DHI Group will deploy radar-camera based digital technology to monitor the flight patterns and […]
UK-based Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has completed its scope of work on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. GE Renewable Energy contracted MRE to supply temporary power, personnel, and a multi-purpose vessel during the commissioning of the wind farm's 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines. The jack-up vessel Seafox 5 installed the last […]
The newly built Damen FCS 2710 vessel HST Sofia has departed Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey and is en route to her first project, High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) said. The UK-based company did not disclose what project HST Sofia will be working on. HST Sofia, ordered in September 2018, is the second Damen FCS 2710 […]
Ofgem has appointed Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the offshore transmission link of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the UK. The consortium of HICL Infrastructure Company, Diamond Transmission Corporation and Chubu Electric Power will be operating the wind farm’s transmission link for a period of 20 years. HICL said that […]
TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable) has conducted the first Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of a 220kV onshore high-voltage cable for the UK's Moray East offshore wind farm at its Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. The cable supplier informed via social media that it had successfully FAT-tested 1,600mm² and 2,000mm² sizes to industry international standards. At the beginning of […]
Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ''Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]
Wood has completed the first commercial lidar test at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine. Wood tested its Galion lidar system at the onshore met mast of the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine located on the Fife coast in the UK. According to the UK company, the test was completed ahead of schedule, in one month […]
Siemens Gamesa has secured a Provisional Type Certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The new direct-drive offshore wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 167 metres, with its B82 blades allowing for an 18% greater swept area compared to the SWT-7.0-154 unit, Siemens Gamesa said. The first prototype was installed in Østerild, Denmark in September […]