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  • 1 January 2014

    Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea. The Netherlands: Damen Unveils Walk to Work Vessel Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind […]

  • 2 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The editorial team at Offshore WIND have compiled a list of what we thought were the most important developments within the offshore wind industry in 2016. 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 […]

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 2 January 2018

    The Offshore WIND editorial team brings you a list of what, in our opinion, were the most significant developments in the offshore wind industry in 2017. Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for […]

  • 2 January 2019

    From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector’s progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.

  • 23 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Elisa Floats Self-Installing Offshore Wind Turbine Researchers gathered around the EU-funded Elisa Project have developed an offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions. The Big League Offering Lowest Offshore Wind Prices (Interview with Vattenfall) When you are talking with people working in real estate, there is a […]

  • 13 April 2014

    VIDEO: Alstom’s 6MW Turbine Spinning at Belwind Site  Last year in November, Alsom installed 6-MW Haliade™ 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium. Five Big OW Companies Test Vibratory Driving of Monopiles  RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the […]

  • 23 February 2014

    Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

  • 7 September 2014

    DolWin Beta Becomes Resident of North Sea (Gallery) DolWin beta, the offshore HVDC platform that will connect three offshore wind farms in the German part of the North Sea, is now anchored and ballasted to the seabed, Aibel has announced on its social media pages. Greater Gabbard OWF’s Cabling Infrastructure Worries Local Fishermen The developers […]

  • 22 March 2015

    Siemens Installs First Westermeerwind Foundation Siemens kicked off Westermeerwind offshore wind farm construction by installing the first monopile foundation at the Ijsselmeer last week. GE to Combine Onshore and Offshore Activities The USA energy giant, GE, will combine its onshore wind activities into the renewable energy joint venture with Alstom. Smulders: Making of Transition Piece […]

  • 9 November 2014

    Siemens Appoints New CEO of Wind Power & Renewables Business Siemens Power Generation Services, Wind Power & Renewables business has a new global CEO. Mark Albenze succeeds Tim Holt who is taking over new responsibilities within Siemens. V164-8.0 MW Breaks All Records At the beginning of October, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new wind turbine, installed […]

  • 11 May 2014

    GDF Team Wins French Offshore Wind Tender Following a national public tender process, the French State has selected the group comprising GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA to install and operate offshore wind farms in the areas of Tréport (Upper Normandy, 500MW) and the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays de la Loire, […]

  • 31 August 2014

    Suction Bucket Jacket Foundation Installed at Borkum Riffgrund 1 (Gallery) DONG Energy has installed a suction bucket jacket foundation at its German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1. First Wind Turbine Up at EnBW Baltic 2 In the development of its second offshore wind farm, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) has reached a milestone with the […]

  • 14 July 2013

    Germany: AMBAU to Construct Largest Offshore Wind Tower July will see construction begin at the AMBAU site in Cuxhaven, Germany of the largest offshore tower ever built for a wind turbine, measuring 7.33 metres at the base flange. USA: Statoil Freezes Hywind Maine Project Statoil has decided to suspend the Hywind Maine project, which includes […]

  • 28 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    GE Tabling Bid for Adwen This Week? General Electric (GE) plans to submit a bid to buy the offshore wind turbine maker Adwen, a 50 -50 joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, this week, according to the French magazine La Lettre de l’Expansion. [email protected] Unveils Upgraded Wind Farm SOV Design German designer of offshore and […]

  • 21 December 2014

    Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015 Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed. SKWID Sinks Off Japan MODEC has confirmed that a Floating Wind & Current Hybrid Power Generation System (SKWID) constructed by MODEC sank into […]

  • 15 June 2014

    UK Signs FID Contracts for Five Offshore Wind Projects The UK Government has signed eight contracts awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, including five contracts for offshore wind projects. Drydocks Completes DolWin Beta Construction in Dubai Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. Spanish Shipyard […]

  • 13 August 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Most read news on Offshore WIND from 7 to 13 August 2017.

  • 12 October 2014

    Germany: Siemens in Offshore Wind Talks  Siemens has confirmed that they are in talks over future offshore wind contracts. Vattenfall Preparing ‘Offshore Hotel’ for Sandbank and DanTysk  During a press conference at WindEnergy Hamburg last week, Vattenfall stated that they will launch the Sandbank project in the summer of 2015, after they complete the DanTysk […]

  • 12 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves Ahead TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will sign a trilateral agreement on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union. Nordsee One Turbines Taking Shape (Gallery) […]

  • 22 November 2015

    DONG Unveils U.S. Offshore Wind Project Details DONG Energy has released project details for its offshore wind farm proposed to be built off Massachusetts, USA. 25MW Floating Wind Farm Planned off Portugal EDP Renewables (EDPR), Mitsubishi Corporation (through its subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe), Chiyoda Corporation (through its subsidiary Chiyoda Generating Europe), Engie and Repsol have announced […]

  • 28 December 2014

    MHI Vestas Receives Order for 32 8MW Turbines for Burbo Bank Extension DONG Energy has placed the first commercial order for 32 of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s record breaking V164-8.0 MW, the world’s most powerful wind turbine, for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project in the UK. Statkraft Plans Multibillion Investment in Renewables Over the […]

  • 21 September 2014

    DONG Energy UK to Employ Offshore Wind Experts from Atlas Professionals DONG Energy Power (UK) Ltd and Atlas Professionals today signed a framework agreement for the provision of temporary offshore wind specialists for DONG Energy’s UK offshore wind farms. Photo of the Day: Turtle Visiting Walney Offshore Wind Farm Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: […]

  • 27 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Shell to Bid at Upcoming Dutch Offshore Wind Tender? Reportedly, the oil and gas giant Shell is delving into the upcoming offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. TenneT Presents Borssele Offshore Platform Design (VIDEO) Along with the news that TenneT had been confirmed as the operator of the Dutch offshore grid, the TSO reported that […]

  • 8 December 2013

    Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany)  DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea. Competition in Offshore Wind Industry to Intensify  With an expected compound average growth rate of 28.3% […]