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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 […]

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% […]

15 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

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. […]

12 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

15 March 2019 Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

25 February 2019 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

30 January 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

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 […]

10 January 2019

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 […]

3 January 2019 Grid Connection

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. 

24 December 2018 Authorities, R&D

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.

6 December 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

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.

15 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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.

7 November 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

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.

5 November 2018 Environment, R&D, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

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.

2 November 2018

“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.

17 October 2018 Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

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.

20 September 2018 Environment, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

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.

29 August 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Prysmian Group has secured inter-array cable contracts worth over EUR 220 million for three offshore wind farms in France.

10 August 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

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.

3 July 2018 Authorities

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.

14 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

SSI Energy has won contracts to provide paramedics on the Greater Gabbard and East Anglia One offshore wind farms in the UK.

17 May 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

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.

9 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

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.

9 May 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

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.

25 April 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

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.

25 April 2018 Business & Finance, Technology

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.