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  • 15 April 2014

    There are some blunt facts about wind farm support vessels and some of them do not make pleasant reading. In the past four years there have been many wind farm support vessels built, some for existing companies and some for new companies. At the time they were ordered the prospects looked good with the UK […]

  • 31 August 2015

    Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    RenewableUK is celebrating the Government’s announcement that Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk has been granted planning permission. One of the developers, RWE npower renewables, said the construction phase alone will create up up to 850 jobs, with the potential to attract over £1 billion of investment into new UK energy infrastructure […]

  • 16 April 2015

    ZephIR Lidar has installed a turbine-mounted ZephIR DM wind lidar on the 270 MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm located five miles off the Skegness coast It is anticipated that the installation of the lidar unit will help to identify opportunities where a possible improvement to production from the installed 75 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbine […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]

  • 3 August 2015

    Formosa 1 In June Siemens signed a Turbine Supply Agreement with Formosa Wind Power Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Swancor Enterprise and the developer of what could be Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, the 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind demonstration project. Formosa 1 is located 3 to 6km off Miaoli county, in north-west Taiwan, in water […]

  • 6 July 2015

    Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Work has started in Norfolk on the onshore connection for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm with the national grid. The wind farm, located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk in water depths of 18-25m is a project by Norwegian companies Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%), and […]

  • 24 August 2015

     North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine installation work is ongoing at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. The installation, performed by A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER, reached half way in mid-March. The first of the 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed back in August 2014 and the first electricity was already produced mid-February. […]

  • 10 August 2015

    Gwynt y Môr The 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8 miles offshore in Liverpool Bay in water depths of over 28 metres, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on 18 June. The offshore wind farm is the world’s second largest, with 160 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines on monopile foundations and 2 offshore substations in an area of over 80km². […]

  • 13 July 2015

    Race Bank DONG Energy signed a contract with Belgian contractor Jan de Nul during the EWA OFFSHORE event in March for the installation of the export cables for the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm. The full scope includes around 148km of cables to interconnect the 2 offshore substations and to connect each of them […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first offshore wind farm, on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island.

  • 23 March 2015

    In the design phase of an offshore wind farm, met data will be one of the influencing factors that play a part in the choice of WTG. The meteorological services that can be involved in the decision at this stage are detailed model data sets of wave and wind conditions to input into Computational Fluid […]

  • 24 May 2010
    Authorities

    Clean-energy proponents who want to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels celebrated last month when the federal government… [mappress] Source: knoxnews, May 24, 2010;

  • 15 February 2012

    Marubeni Corp led group is planning to build floating a test wind farm off the coast Fukushima Prefecture, reports Jiji Press. The project is planned to generate 12 MW after its completion in 2016. This would supply the needs of more than 100,000 households. Besides Marubeni, the consortium members are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Nippon […]

  • 12 June 2013

    Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]

  • 14 October 2011

    The Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative has filed an offshore land lease application with the federal Bureau of Ocean… by Fen Yi Chen (qchron) [mappress] Source: qchron, October 14, 2011

  • 21 November 2010
    Training & Education

    Wind farm developer, Mainstream Renewable Power, is inviting local people to have their say on the proposed Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm at a series of free community consultation exhibitions being held in November 2010. In February 2009, Mainstream was awarded the exclusive rights by the Scottish Government to develop the Neart na Gaoithe […]

  • 2 September 2015

    A recent news item on the Dutch BNR Nieuwsradio covering the results of German-American research by the Max-Planck Institute on the efficiency of wind generation published in the scientific publication PNAS has caused surprise and concern among the Dutch wind energy industry. With a new political debate on wind energy in the Netherlands planned for […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The one sector of the whole offshore wind energy industry where the British Isles stand in a commanding position is in the building of wind farm support vessels, of all shapes and sizes. The name “British Isles” is used because it includes the Republic of Ireland, and the yards there, including Arklow Marine, and Safehaven Marine, are just as much […]

  • 9 March 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    But fishermen soon may be forced to share those waters with even larger structures built to capture the gulf’s other abundant resource: the wind.

  • 21 March 2011

    Today there are rumours in the market regarding a wind farm project in Mexico of almost 400 MW. Vestas can confirm that negotiations between the consortium behind the project and Vestas are ongoing, but Vestas has not yet received a firm and unconditional order for the project. If the negotiations between the consortium and Vestas […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch utility Nuon, part of Vattenfall, has started dismantling the four turbines at the 2MW Lely wind farm in the IJsselmeer. The wind farm, located some 800 metres offshore, was built in 1992 and was in service for 22 years. It is the first offshore wind farm operated by Nuon to be dismantled. Lely made the news […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Siemens NL has contracted VSMC to design, supply and install infield cables between 48 wind turbine generators and 6 export cables to the onshore substation of the Westermeerwind wind Farm. The work for VSMC also includes 7 dike crossings (HDD), cable terminations and testing. VSMC will start the HDD in August 2014, followed by cable […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Environment

    Many offshore wind farms have been faced, and will face a problem with the unexploded World War II-era ordnance. As the industry moves further out to sea, there is a growing demand for contractors, who will make sure that the offshore wind farm installation can proceed safely. Former British Army Major Simon Cooke has established […]

  • 7 October 2013

    The Lincs wind farm, located off the Lincolnshire coast, is a joint venture between leading UK energy company Centrica Energy, offshore wind market leader DONG Energy and Siemens Project Ventures. The last of the wind farm’s 75 wind turbines was connected to the National Grid on Wednesday 24th July, bringing the 270MW project up to […]