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Vattenfall has made an official offshore wind turbine order with Siemens Gamesa for its Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms, according to the turbine manufacturer, which would otherwise report no order intake in its offshore segment for the second quarter of the year.
A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-East Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was installed on Monday, 09 April, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has issued an application to Marine Scotland to remove the capacity limit on the Section 36 consents and Marine Licences for the 525MW Seagreen Alpha and the 525MW Seagreen Bravo offshore wind farms.
The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK’s electricity and reach the connected capacity of 30GW by 2030.
After a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has contracted the Teesside-based EEW OSB (formerly OSB) and Denmark’s Bladt Industries to manufacture 30 and 28 transition pieces respectively for the 174-turbine Hornsea Project One.
Stephen Blaikie has announced that he will retire from his role as CEO at Bibby Marine Services at the end of November.
Norwegian energy company Statoil will take over the operatorship of the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm from compatriot Statkraft on Saturday, 1 April.
The global wind power industry added 52.4GW of capacity in 2016 and 627GW could be added from 2017 to 2026, as MAKE expects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% for the period. However, the global outlook is heavily dependant on policy transitions and LCoE.