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Offshore WIND wishes you a happy and prosperous 2019!
German 332MW offshore wind farm, Nordsee One, entered full commercial operation on 21 December 2017 and its owners – Northland Power (85%), innogy (13.5%) and Enova (1.5%) – are now celebrating the project’s first year of operation.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) is launching its first commercial offshore wind turbine in Choshi, Japan, on 1 January 2019.
The UK government plans to publish its final policy decisions on changes to the Contracts for Difference(CfD) scheme for the third allocation round this month.
Asia is going to surpass Europe in offshore wind capacity in the next ten years, Edgare Kerkwijk, Board member at Asia Wind Energy Association, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands will invite tenders for the Hollandse Kust (zuid/south) III & IV offshore wind sites at the end of this year, Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy confirmed, adding that the upcoming process will see some changes despite running under the old regulation.
The Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland, the world’s first built for icy conditions, has marked one year since inauguration.
What Sif Group had been expecting and preparing for when it comes to this year has been reflected in the company’s results for the first half of 2018.
The UK government plans to set out the parameters of the next year’s Contracts for Difference auction later this year, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said.
Spectrum Offshore has secured a five-year contract to provide combined crew transfer and survey services for the London Array offshore wind farm.
Petrofac has secured a five-year framework agreement with Transmission Capital to provide engineering services across six of its Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) assets.
Bladt Industries started the delivery of Hornsea Project One transition pieces (TPs) and anode cages last week by loading the first six TPs and anode cages onto SAL Heavy Lift’s vessel at Bladt’s facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.
Turkish government will hold the country’s first offshore wind tender this year, with the tender details set to be disclosed in the spring, Turkey’s Energy Minister Berat Albayrak announced on 22 February, according to Anadolu Agency (AA) and Daily Sabah. Turkey’s first offshore wind farm will be installed in the Aegean Sea, Daily Sabah writes.
Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its 3-year strategic plan, with the L3AD2020 program, which includes a series of measures that will unlock EUR 2 billion of cost reductions.
Europe added close to 3.2GW of offshore wind capacity last year, taking the total installed and grid-connected capacity from 12.6GW in 2016 to 15.8GW at the end of 2017 and thus marking a 25% increase in just one year. Including sites with partial grid connection, there are now 92 offshore wind farms in eleven European countries and 4,149 grid-connected wind turbines, WindEurope reports in its annual offshore wind statistics.
On 4 January, Global Wind Service (GWS) celebrated ten years since it was founded. The company, now employing 600 people, worked on over 300 projects in 35 countries and has local business units in ten countries.
With the latest Dutch tender in process, we said farewell to 2017 and can now welcome 2018 with wishes for it to resume in similar manner as it is most likely to begin: with a concession contract for a project awarded at the first subsidy-free tender.