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The 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm was officially opened on Thursday, 6 September, at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England.
The 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2018, Ørsted, the developer of the wind farm off Cumbria, UK.
Seajacks Scylla has installed the last of the total of 87 wind turbines making up the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The project is now set to make the UK home of the world's largest offshore wind farm for the second time, after it first earned that title with the 630MW London Array in 2013.
Ørsted reported a 74% jump in wind power division's operating profit (EBITDA) in 2017, largely due to farm-downs of 50% of the Walney Extension and the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farms.
Barge Master’s new gangway system developed in cooperation with Bosch Rexroth offers continuous access for personnel and cargo and has so far performed excellently on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm, Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge Master, said.
Macquarie has provided over GBP 500 million of senior secured debt to fund the acquisition of a 50 per cent share in the Walney Extension project in the UK.
VOS Start has left Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf and is set to commence its first project next month, providing logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work (W2W) capability for MHI Vestas at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.
Leask Marine's vessel C-Fenna supported DeepOcean's Maersk Connector during recent work on DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind project.
The Hornsea Project One offshore substation Z13 arrived at Bladt Industries' site in Aalborg last week, the company informed via social media, where it also published a photo of the first load out of its share of the Walney Extension transition pieces.
Ørsted has reported DKK 3.6 billion operating profit (EBITDA) from its offshore wind farms in operation in the first quarter of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 13% mainly driven by a ramp-up in generation from the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and the Walney Extension wind farms. Power generation from offshore and onshore wind increased by 31% […]
Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 28% percent in 2018, providing a record-breaking 8% of the UK's electricity, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UK's offshore wind capacity increased by 1.2GW due to several large projects opening or continuing to expand, including the 659MW Walney Extension […]
Siemens Gamesa has awarded SMC with a contract to provide marine coordination services across the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Based some 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire, the project is being developed by Ørsted and will consist of 174 7MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, covering an area of 407 square kilometres. SMC and […]
MHI Vestas has reached a milestone for its V164 turbine model with the installation of the 200th unit. According to MHI Vestas, the milestone turbine has been installed at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. It is the fifth out of 44 8.4MW turbines to be installed at the 370MW project. Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus started […]
Europe installed 2.6GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, an 18% increase, according to the latest statistics by WindEurope. Fifteen new offshore wind farms were commissioned last year, with the UK and Germany accounting for 85% of the new capacity by adding 1.3GW and 969MW respectively. The average size of the new turbines […]
Ørsted has reported a record operating profit of DKK 30 billion (some EUR 4 billion) in 2018, which is 33% more than the year before. The news comes as the company's Board of Directors approved the all-time-high EBITDA today, on 30 January, as part of the approval process for the annual report for 2018. Ørsted […]
The UK is marking a record this year as it added more than 2GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid, which can produce enough clean electricity to power over 2,300,000 households per year.
Ørsted has taken a concrete step towards protecting marine flora and fauna at its offshore wind farm sites with its offshore wind biodiversity policy, announced on 13 December.
The UK-based Aviva Investors has invested GBP 400 million to help fund the construction of Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Ørsted has achieved an operating profit (EBITDA) of DKK 10.8 billion (EUR 1.45 billion) in the first nine months of 2018, up 14% compared to 9M 2017, mainly due to a 32% increase in operating profits from wind farms in operation.
Waves Group is providing Marine Warranty Surveyor services during the construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm - the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One.
The Edda Mistral Service Operations Vessel (SOV) has arrived at the Royal Dock in Grimsby ahead of the vessel's start of operations on Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
SeaRoc Group has deployed its SeaHub Communications System on Hornsea Project One's Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) – the world’s first offshore RCS – thus delivering the third SeaHub system for Ørsted’s 1.2GW offshore wind farm in the UK.
Ørsted reported DKK 1.8 billion (EUR 241.5 million) profit from offshore wind farms in the second quarter of 2018, an 8% jump compared to the same period last year.
Wind farm installation vessel Seajacks Scylla has completed maintenance checks and is ready for its deployment at the East Anglia One offshore wind project in the UK.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Brave Tern is ready to tackle the largest turbines currently in the market after completing a crane boom extension at Damen Shipyard in Amsterdam.
Following the official opening of the Race Bank, Ørsted will own and partly own 10 operational offshore wind farms in the UK with a combined capacity of over 3,000MW.