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E.ON has decommissioned the two-turbine Blyth project, the first offshore wind farm built in UK waters. The Blyth offshore wind farm features two 2MW turbines commissioned in December 2000, which were at that time the most powerful units. According to E.ON, wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years and Blyth has reached the end of […]
E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin in April and take place for some four to six weeks off the Northumberland coast, E.ON said. According to the company's Offshore Technical Specialist, Patrick Rainey, wind farms usually have a lifespan […]
National Grid has filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from Ørsted’s 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The contract price for energy and environmental attributes is a fixed, nominal price of US 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (US 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2017 […]
JDR Cable Systems (JDR) and McAllister Towing have established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and collaborative operation of a US East Coast Offshore Wind subsea power cable service base with an integrated cable training center.
The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
Commercial Development Company (CDC) is rebranding the retired coal-fired power plant Brayton Point Power Station in Massachusetts, U.S., to a support center for the offshore wind industry.
A partnership between gas platforms and wind farms could see more power generated - maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk and bio innovator Novozymes have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall to source their electricity from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, currently under construction off Denmark.
Offshore winds blowing off the US Atlantic Coast could produce four times more electricity each year than the region currently uses, according to a report by the Environment Maine Research and Policy Center.
The state government of Schleswig-Holstein has called for an additional expansion of Germany's 2030 and 2035 offshore wind capacity targets.
The global offshore wind market is set to grow at a 16 percent compound annual rate from 2017 to 2030, reaching a cumulative capacity of 115 gigawatts compared with 17.6 gigawatts today, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
A group of leading European offshore wind developers have signed a declaration to call upon European policy makers to endorse an EU-wide binding target of 35% share of renewables in EU final energy demand by 2030.
The first Anglo-Dutch Offshore Wind Roundtable Discussion was held on 20 September at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague. The event saw key organisations and major offshore wind players come together to discuss several topics that have a great influence on the installed capacity as well as the project pipeline of future development of offshore wind in both countries.
DONG Energy has completed the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm, the 4.95MW Vindeby built in the Danish Baltic Sea near the island of Lolland in 1991.
Damen Offshore Wind - Shipyards Gorinchem ASV 7017 The Accommodation Service Vessel 7017 builds on the experiences gained from the larger ASV9020 in a smaller, lower-cost package. It facilitates optimal logistics flows for carrying out maintenance and repairs for the offshore wind industry. The vessel is equipped with a motion-compensated gangway and- elevator solution, 3D […]
Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co. has issued a new tender call for the delivery of 24 wind turbines with a capacity of no less than 5MW for the second phase of the Putian Pinghai Bay (Fujian Putian City Flat Bay) offshore wind project.
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has signed a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600.
DONG Energy has started dismantling the world's first offshore wind farm, the 4.95MW Vindeby located in the Danish Baltic Sea near the island of Lolland.
BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic Intelligence Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have developed a benchmark standard in measuring local and national value added from offshore wind developments. Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global, BVGA said. For continued growth and to build local and government […]
Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co. has invited tenders for the delivery of 20 wind turbines for the second phase of the Putian Pinghai Bay (Fujian Putian City Flat Bay) offshore wind project. The turbines should have an individual capacity of at least 5MW. The offshore wind turbines are required to meet IEC I standard or GL I […]
Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]
Following the mobilisation of the Bernhard Schulte Offshore's Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, the new service operation vessel (SOV) sailed out for the first service campaign at the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands on 1 September. Windea La Cour is supporting the ongoing service and maintenance of 150 Siemens wind turbines at the offshore project located in […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is issuing a Request for Interest in a lease area offshore Morro Bay, California, requested by Trident Winds, LLC for its proposed 765MW floating wind energy project. In consultation with the State of California, BOEM has determined Trident Winds LLC is qualified to hold an Outer Continental Shelf lease […]
The view at Kalmar Sound in Sweden has changed considerably since November of last year. The five NEG Micon 2MW turbines have been dismantled. It had been operational since 2001 and Vattenfall has had ownership since 2006 when DONG Energy handed over to them. Why was the Yttre Stengrund wind farm dismantled? Offshore WIND magazine delves deeper into this […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday issued a call for information and nominations for two areas off Hawaiian coast, identified for wind energy development. BOEM will gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in the two areas, spanning approximately 485,000 acres of submerged lands in federal waters offshore Oahu. The Call for […]
The story of offshore wind farms moving farther from shore and wind turbines being installed in deeper waters does not finish with gigantic vessels and foundations, but extends to the almost entire supply chain, where equipment is also getting bigger and services are being adapted to the industry’s needs. At the beginning of this month, […]