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MHI Vestas has reached a milestone for its V164 turbine model with the installation of the 200th unit. According to MHI Vestas, the milestone turbine has been installed at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. It is the fifth out of 44 8.4MW turbines to be installed at the 370MW project. Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus started […]
Peterson Offshore Passenger Terminal in the Netherlands has marked its 100th flight, which departed for the UK East Anglia One offshore wind project. The milestone flight, which took off on 3 January, is part of a contract that German helicopter operator Northern HeliCopter (NHV) secured for supporting the 714MW offshore wind farm. According to Peterson Terminal, […]
The 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project has passed its 12-month Contracts for Difference (CfD) milestone, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.
Ørsted has joined the Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA), becoming the non-profit organization’s 250th member.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has marked a milestone in offshore wind turbine installation as it installed the 400th unit.
The three offshore wind projects selected in the UK’s second Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round have passed their 12-month milestone requirement, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.
Siemens Gamesa has reached a milestone in the production of 75-meter long blades at its factory in Hull, UK, as it had produced 500 pieces.
Nine Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines have so far been installed on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said.
Jack-up vessel Bold Tern installed the eleventh MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbine on Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea on 26 May, which was the 100th MHI Vestas V164 turbine model to be installed worldwide.
Smulders loaded its 1,500th transition piece at the yard in Hoboken, Belgium, on Wednesday, 18 April, which is destined for the Hohe See offshore wind farm.
With 33 fully operational offshore wind farms and further eight under construction at the end of 2017, the offshore wind sector is on track to grow its contribution to the UK’s electricity supply to 10% by 2020, according to the Crown Estate.
French engineering specialist Dietswell has announced a number of milestones reached on the EolFloat project to develop a semi-submersible platform for large offshore wind turbines.
EEW Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd has produced its 100th transition piece, which is due to set sail to Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 has completed over 200 personnel walk-to-work (W2W) transfers while serving at the Galloper offshore wind farm.
Following the completion of the wind turbine installation at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm two weeks ahead of schedule, Blue Water Shipping said it sees this as another milestone project within their mobile terminal solutions.
The electricity consumption of DONG Energy’s 700,000 residential customers in Denmark is now covered by green power from Danish offshore wind, the energy company said.
Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) informed that the company had completed 1 million safe transfers in March 2017, with the number increasing daily.
Severn Offshore Services’ 26-metre Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), Severn Provider, has completed 5,000 safe passenger transfers since starting her charter at the 288MW Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea in April 2015. The Severn Provider is now in her second season of operation for the same client and since her […]
UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has committed GBP 2.3 billion to 58 green infrastructure projects with a total value of GBP 10.1 billion in its first three years of existence. Part of the commitments went towards financing of 757 offshore wind turbines in the UK – or 40% of all the turbines currently operating or under construction. The bank’s […]
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper joined Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the state’s congressional delegation and representatives of Deepwater Wind – the project developers – in celebrating an historic “steel in the water” milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has reached a significant milestone in its Perth Project, with the CETO 5 units reaching 10,000 hours of cumulative, continuous operation. The milestone was achieved last week as a result of continuous operation of the Project to date. During this period the units have seen a wide range of sea states, including […]
The approval for Dudgeon in meeting the milestone requirements was confirmed by the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), the designated independent Counterparty to CFDs, last week. Dudgeon issued the milestone requirement notice on 7th May 2015, two days ahead of schedule. “This milestone fulfillment is very good news for the project, and it confirms that […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s installation vessel Bold Tern reached a milestone on March 19, when turbine number 40 was successfully installed at the Butendiek offshore wind farm – bringing the installation campaign to its halfway mark. Bold Tern will continue to install the remaining 40 turbines throughout the spring. The offshore wind farm Butendiek is located west of […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of its environmental assessment (EA) of proposed wind energy related research activities offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has submitted a research activities plan that describes the proposed construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the Virginia Offshore Wind […]
Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate which manages the UK seabed, assesses the case for offshore wind in turbulent times and calls for greater transparency in debating energy future. UK has seen significant milestones hit, such as 4 GW of capacity now in operation – enough to meet the electricity demands […]
Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd (Seagreen), a 50 / 50 joint venture partnership formed between Fluor Ltd and SSE Renewables, welcomes decision by Scottish Government to grant consent to Projects Alpha and Bravo; Phase 1 of the Firth of Forth offshore wind farm development Zone. The announcement marks another positive step in the Zone’s development following […]