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19 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind developer Parkwind and marine contractor Jan De Nul have kicked off offshore seabed preparation works in the Belgian North Sea for the 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm. Jan De Nul has just finished the offshore scour protection works on the wind farm's 23 turbine locations. At each location, the subsea rock installation vessel Simon […]

16 July 2019 Grid Connection

German offshore wind farms delivered 11.64 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity to the grid in the first half of 2019, a 28.8% increase compared to the same period last year when the wind farms delivered 9.04TWh of electricity. The wind energy transmitted from the North Sea to land by the transmission grid operator TenneT rose to […]

15 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Jan De Nul's offshore installation vessel Taillevent is en route to Eemshaven in the Netherlands to start loading the first turbine components for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWBII) offshore wind farm. Located in the German North Sea, the 200MW TWBII wind farm will comprise 32 Senvion 6.2M152 wind turbines installed at the site some 40 […]

11 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has installed the first wind turbine on the 400MW CGN Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm. The installation of the first 5.5MW turbine off Guangdong Province in the South China Sea was completed on 27 June, CGN said. Also, 16 wind turbine jacket foundations have so far been installed […]

8 July 2019 Business & Finance

Equinor, the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and Korea East-West Power Corporation have established a consortium to develop a 200MW floating offshore wind project in South Korea. The Donghae 1 offshore wind farm would be developed near KNOC's existing Donghae gas platform located 58km off the coast of Ulsan City. In February, Equinor and KNOC signed a […]

3 July 2019 Grid Connection

Ørsted's offshore wind farms in the German North Sea have produced and delivered over 10 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity since the first wind farm started producing in February 2015. The Danish energy company owns and operates four wind farms in the German North Sea with a combined capacity of nearly 1.4GW. "With our four […]

1 July 2019 Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Energy Agency is seeking ideas and proposals for the content of the supplementary environmental impact assessment (EIA) Vattenfall has to prepare for the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms. The responses should be sent to the agency by 16 August at the latest. As previously reported, Vattenfall delayed the two nearshore projects […]

1 July 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

UK-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has entered into an agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) to acquire a 25% stake in the Gode Wind 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. The acquisition is the first offshore wind investment to be realised from Glennmont’s EUR 850 million Clean Energy Fund III, which achieved its final close […]

1 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 300MW Dalian Zhuanghe II offshore wind project. The wind farm is located on the east side of Shicheng Island in the Zhuanghe area of ​​Dalian City, Liaoning Province. The project will feature 60 5MW variable pitch wind turbines installed […]

27 June 2019 Business & Finance

Shell and CoensHexicon Co. Ltd have signed an agreement to develop, construct and operate a floating offshore wind farm in South Korea. According to CoensHexicon, initial project development started early this year for the wind farm which will be located circa 40km off the coast of Ulsan. The parties have already formed a project company […]

27 June 2019 Vessels

The Barrow Lifeboat Station’s volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat to go to the aid of an injured crewman aboard a wind farm guard vessel on 25 June, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) said. The request to launch came from the HM Coastguard base in Holyhead at 4-50pm local time. The Coastguard had received the request […]

20 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Rotech Subsea Ltd. has secured contracts with Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles for work on an undisclosed offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Rotech will use its TRS1 and TRS1 LD tools for cable de-burial and reburial scopes on an offshore wind project in the southern sector of the North Sea. The campaigns are set to […]

18 June 2019 Vessels

The UK-based high-speed craft and aluminium ship builder Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the wind farm support vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK wind farms, particularly those further offshore, WSC […]

18 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish government has approved the proposed changes to the Inch Cape offshore wind farm which allows for the installation of fewer bat larger capacity wind turbines. Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) said this is a key milestone for the project as it prepares to bid for the third Contract for Difference (CfD) funding allocation […]

17 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Rotech Subsea Ltd. has completed a three-phase inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) scope at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Rotech mobilized its TRS1 Controlled Flow Excavation (CFE) tool to carry out cable de-burial and retrenching at the project, while also deploying its new RSG1 cable grab tool. According to the company, the work was conducted […]

17 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Ministers have given marine consent for the construction and operation of the 850MW Moray West offshore wind project. This clears the way for the project to participate in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction scheduled for this summer. If successful in the auction, the project could enter the construction phase in 2022. The […]

7 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]

5 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has granted a license to OWP Gennaker GmbH, a subsidiary of wpd, to build and operate the 865.2MW Gennaker offshore wind farm. The license covers the construction and operation of the wind farm consisting of 103 wind turbines, two offshore substations, and the inter-array cables. The wind farm will feature Siemens Gamesa […]

4 June 2019 Business & Finance

Norwegian energy company Equinor has expressed interest to built a 200MW floating wind farm offshore Spain's Gran Canaria island, according to reports from local media. Equinor has, through a recently established subsidiary, sent an expression of interest to the Government of Spain to develop the EUR 860 million wind farm in an area southeast of […]

3 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Limburg investment holding company Nuhma has launched a cooperative through which Belgian citizens and partnerships can now invest in offshore wind projects Nuhma is involved in. The first company in which the general public can invest via the ECO2050 cooperative is Z-Kracht. Z-Kracht, a division of Nuhma, holds shares in and has financed the operational […]

30 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance

The Singapore-based Nautec is supporting the grouting work at the CTGNE Yangjiang Shapa Phase 1 offshore wind farm in China. The company said that its material specialists and grouting engineers are assisting with grouting for turbine and substation jacket foundations at the 300MW project. Nautec is supplying its NaX grouting materials for a total of 10 […]

22 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded Siemens Gamesa the project certificate for its Nissum Bredning offshore wind farm located in Thyborøn, in waters of north-western Denmark. The certification was carried out according to the Danish Executive Order No.73 (BEK 73) and covers all stages of the project development from site conditions assessment over design evaluation to commissioning. […]

7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. Corey Lang, URI associate professor of environmental economics, and doctoral student Andrew Carr-Harris, said that many coastal […]

6 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Dominion Energy will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project in the coming weeks, the Virginia-based energy company's chairman, president, and chief executive officer Thomas F. Farrell said. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project will comprise two offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 12MW installed in a federal lease area in the Mid-Atlantic some […]

3 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vietnam's Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1). The Korea- Tra Vinh intertidal wind farm (Phase 1) will comprise 24 2MW wind turbines installed offshore the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh. The project will reportedly feature Vestas wind turbines […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

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% […]