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  • 11 November 2016

    Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany’s offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]

  • 13 July 2015

    Race Bank DONG Energy signed a contract with Belgian contractor Jan de Nul during the EWA OFFSHORE event in March for the installation of the export cables for the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm. The full scope includes around 148km of cables to interconnect the 2 offshore substations and to connect each of them […]

  • 24 August 2015

     North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]

  • 10 August 2015

    Gwynt y Môr The 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8 miles offshore in Liverpool Bay in water depths of over 28 metres, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on 18 June. The offshore wind farm is the world’s second largest, with 160 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines on monopile foundations and 2 offshore substations in an area of over 80km². […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine installation work is ongoing at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. The installation, performed by A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER, reached half way in mid-March. The first of the 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed back in August 2014 and the first electricity was already produced mid-February. […]

  • 17 November 2014

    Activities are in progress on the 100km export cable route for the 600MW Gemini wind farm project, located 85km from the coast of Groningen. Gemini will have 2 export cables that will connect two offshore substations to the eventual land fall at the Dutch port of Eemshaven. Despite delays caused by the weather the Fugro […]

  • 3 August 2015

    Formosa 1 In June Siemens signed a Turbine Supply Agreement with Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Swancor Enterprise and the developer of what could be Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind demonstration project. Formosa 1 is located 3 to 6km off Miaoli county, in north-west Taiwan, in water […]

  • 6 July 2015

    Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Work has started in Norfolk on the onshore connection for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm with the national grid. The wind farm, located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk in water depths of 18-25m is a project by Norwegian companies Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%), and […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]

  • 24 November 2014

    On 18 September the last TP was installed in the 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm, located 32km west of the isle of Sylt covering an area of 33km2. At the same time the installation of the first of the in total 80 Siemens type SWT 3.6 -1 20 turbines started. The installation is being performed […]

  • 31 August 2015

    Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]

  • 8 December 2014

    In August Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, a joint venture of Statoil and Statkraft, announced it had awarded a contract to Siemens for the supply of 67 turbines for their 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will be providing their SWT-6.0-1 54 6MW turbine. This was soon after followed by thecontract for the grid connection. Siemens […]

  • 1 December 2014

    In August Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Miinchen (SWM) reached an investment agreement for the Sandbank offshore wind project, with an investment value of approximately €1,2bn, to be built 90km west of the island of Sylt. A special project company, Sandbank Offshore GmbH, is set up for this purpose whereby Vattenfall holds 51% and SWM 49% of […]

  • 21 September 2016

    Have you seen the latest speaker update for the Offshore WIND Conference? We are very proud of the complete program, focusing on what we as an industry can do to reach potential, and of the many leading companies who have accepted being part of our conference. Just a few weeks to go and we can […]

  • 8 December 2014

    At the start of August developer Cape Wind awarded a contract to Weeks/Manson Joint Venture (WMJV), a joint venture of marine contractor Weeks Marine and heavy civil marine contractor Manson Construction Co., to become lead construction contractor for the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm. Cape Wind is to be located off the coast of […]

  • 8 December 2014

    On 5 September developer Deepwater Wind announced that it received final federal approval for the construction of their 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, to belocated around 3 miles off the coast of Block Island. The company is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for its application […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    One of the Dutch offshore wind farms, Eneco Luchterduinen is taking shape, according to Eneco. Van Oord’s jack-up vessel Aeolus installed a total of 16 foundations by 8 September. Eneco added that they faced windy weather at the beginning of August, “but the last few weeks are very good. We had some minor starting problems […]

  • 17 November 2014

    In October Japanese industrial group Sumitomo Corporation announced it has officially acquired shares in the two Belgian wind farms Belwind (39%) and Northwind (30%) from Parkwind NV, a joint venture by Colruyt Group, Korys, the investment holding of the Colruyt family, and the Flemish investment fund PMV. The 165MW Belwind project is located on the […]

  • 23 February 2015

    Sandbank  Foundation construction work has started for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm, approximately 100km North West of the island Sylt, which will comprise 72 Siemens 4MW turbines. The 72 steel monopile foundations, with diameters of up to 6.8m and lengths of up to 70m, are built by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock. Depending […]

  • 2 September 2016

    At the time this article was being written, almost 45 per cent of the purpose built crew transfer vessels in the offshore wind industry were owned or operated by eleven British companies and one Anglo-Dutch company, with 74 of the vessels owned or operated by one of two companies, Turbine Transfers Ltd. and Windcat Workboats. Turbine Transfers is a wholly owned […]

  • 8 December 2014

    The 400MW wind farm Veja Mate has recently been bought by Laidlaw Capital Group from previous owners BARD Group. Veja Mate is located 129 km off the German North Coast. It received planning approval from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in August 2009 and has also secured grid connection. Financial close is expected […]

  • 7 February 2013

    The Guernsey Renewable Energy Team has today released updated chapters of it Regional Environmental Assessment (REA) to take into account the possibility of offshore wind development. This has lead to a number of Chapters being re-worked, while others remain unaffected. The new chapters can be found here – with updates having been made to the […]

  • 1 February 2011

    Wind Energy Update’s offshore wind health and safety conference has been put together for HSE individuals to come together at an executive… (lowcarboneconomy) [mappress] Source: lowcarboneconomy, February 01, 2011

  • 19 December 2010

    A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power. Individual turbines are interconnected… By Andy Soos (oilprice) [mappress] Source: oilprice, December 20, 2010

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  • 24 November 2014

    At the end of August the last of the 80 Siemens 3.6MW turbines had been installed by SBO’s Pacific Osprey at the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm. DanTysk is located 70km west of the island of Sylt, directly on the German-Danish border, covering an area of 70km2. The installation of the turbines started in April […]