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Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved the financing for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB did not disclose the amount of the approved financing. The two projects are being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN and Enbridge. The 498MW Fécamp offshore wind farm will comprise […]
MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z o.o., a joint venture between Equinor and Polenergia S.A., has secured an environmental decision for the offshore grid infrastructure connecting two offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 1440MW to the Polish national grid system. The decision was issued by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Gdansk. In May 2018, Polenergia and […]
The European Commission has approved French plans to support four demonstration floating wind farms, one in the Atlantic Ocean and three in the Mediterranean. The projects include the Groix Belle Ile wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Golfe du Lion, Eolmed, and Provence Grand Large wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. The demonstration floating wind […]
Underwater technologies specialist Coda Octopus has partnered with the Chinese offshore wind contractor AVIC IET to integrate the Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar on an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). AVIC IET will now be able to autonomously control their vehicle and the Echoscope4G Surface with its integrated Pan and Tilt rotator (IPT), to survey subsea […]
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has announced the start of construction of two offshore wind farms off the eastern coast of the Guangdong Province that will have a total installed capacity of 900MW. In December 2018, CGN started building a control centre for the 500MW Houhu and 400MW Huizhou offshore wind farms. The Houhu project will be built […]
German offshore wind farms generated over 18.8 Terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 2018, an over 8% increase compared to 17.4TWh generated in the German North Sea and the Baltic Sea in 2017, according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult have carried out a study on the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of future offshore wind farm sites in the Netherlands.
Polish state-owned power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) is launching a search for a strategic partner to prepare, build and operate offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 2,545MW.
France’s Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds.
The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has authorized the operation of two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW.
Van Oord has installed, in cooperation with the North Sea Foundation, the Natuur & Milieu organisation, and Eneco, reef balls and cages containing flat oysters within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden.
“Ecology and offshore wind power plants have the potential to go hand in hand,” Peter Eecen, Program Development Manager Wind Energy, ECN/ TNO, said at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018.
Vattenfall’s two new offshore wind farms, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord, will be the first in Denmark to be directly involved in stabilising the electricity grid and thus the power supply, the Swedish developer said.
ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is to add an additional phase of consultation for their East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore wind farm projects.
Prysmian Group has secured inter-array cable contracts worth over EUR 220 million for three offshore wind farms in France.
European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy is seeking technical support to examine the potential for harmonisation and alignment of health and safety standards for onshore and offshore wind farms.
Danish parliament unanimously voted in favour of a new energy agreement for the country on Friday, 27 June, which includes building three new offshore wind farms by 2030 with a total capacity of at least 2.4GW.
SSI Energy has won contracts to provide paramedics on the Greater Gabbard and East Anglia One offshore wind farms in the UK.
Project costs of the two offshore wind farms wpd will build in Taiwan amount to EUR 4 billion, according to the latest news from the company, which aims to have closed agreements with manufacturers and suppliers for the Yunlin and Guanyin projects at the end of 2018.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed agreements with compatriot Enbridge Inc. to acquire 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects – Hohe See and Albatros.
Vattenfall has awarded Spectrum Offshore with a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey on two nearshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.
Massachusetts electric distribution companies Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have extended the date for selection of offshore wind projects under the Section 83C of the Green Communities Act from 23 April to 23 May due to multiple reasons, including the fact that there are some 20 proposals and some of them require more time due to their complexity.
Technostrobe, a Canadian manufacturer of obstruction lighting systems for air navigation, has entered the European offshore wind market with the acquisition of a majority interest in ITO Navaids, a Dutch company specializing in marine navigation aids.
Vattenfall and community broadband group Better Broadband are investigating ways in which the proposed Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind projects could bring broadband improvements in North Norfolk, UK.
Offshore wind farms generated a record 7.8TWh of electricity in the fourth quarter of 2017, spurred on by increased capacity and higher wind speeds compared to the same period a year before, according to a report by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.