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German-based offshore wind developer innogy has reached financial close for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK, worth around GBP 2 billion, and moved the project towards construction that starts with the onshore electrical system in September.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.
Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science Corporation on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life.
After securing the preferred supplier status on projects with a combined capacity of 1.5GW in Taiwan, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with local companies covering tower and blade manufacturing, as well as the supply of materials for blade production.
France’s Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds.
As offshore construction and maintenance projects move further out to sea, crew and personnel transfer times lengthen. This not only presents a requirement for innovative transfer vessels, but also the need for medical care to be available in situ in the event of an emergency.
SSI Energy has won contracts to provide paramedics on the Greater Gabbard and East Anglia One offshore wind farms in the UK.
Belgian offshore wind developer Norther NV has announced the start of offshore construction works on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm.
EnBW has selected the WINDEAcare medical care concept to be used during the construction of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.
The results of the call for offshore wind tenders in the Dunkirk area in France will be released in March, said French Secretary of State Sébastien Lecornu.
Beijing-based Huadian Heavy Industries has signed a contract with Hebei Construction & Investment Offshore Wind Power for the construction of the 300MW Laoting Body Island offshore wind farm in Tangshan, China.
The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast.
The 54th and final turbine was installed at the Nordsee One construction site today, 22 September. The 332MW offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year.
Business, council and public sector leaders have set out reasons why Great Yarmouth deserves a third bridge.