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Siemens Gamesa has received an order to supply turbines for the No. 5 Thanh Hai 1 nearshore wind project in Vietnam. Siemens Gamesa will provide seven of its SG 4.5-145 turbines for the 32MW project located some 2-5km off the coast, as well as O&M services for a period of 10 years. According to the company, onshore […]
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 […]
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.
Vattenfall has awarded Per Aarsleff A/S with a contract to supply and install the onshore grid for the Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd nearshore wind projects in the Danish North Sea.
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.
Vattenfall has invited tenders for the provision of wind turbine installation vessels that will work on Kriegers Flak and the two nearshore projects, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd.
Danish engineering consultancy Geo has started the final phase of the geophysical and geotechnical investigations on Vattenfall's Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd nearshore wind farm zones off Denmark.
VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded a contract to assist DEME’s subsidiary Tideway with the installation of three nearshore and shallow water sections of export cables for DONG Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Danish engineering consultancy GEO has won a contract to carry out geotechnical and geophysical offshore site investigation works for Vattenfall's nearshore wind farms Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd off Denmark.
Competitive bidding for projects in Denmark and the Netherlands has driven global levelised costs of electricity (LCOE) from offshore wind down to a benchmark estimate of USD 126 per megawatt-hour in the second half of 2016, down 22% from the first half of 2016, and 28% from the second half of 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). […]
Vattenfall has won the Danish nearshore wind tender after submitting the final bid for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord sites on 1 September and offering the lowest bid of DKK 0,475/kWh. There were five possible locations within the tender and Vattenfall bid for two sites on the west coast of Jutland. As a result, the company will now develop […]
The government of Denmark will announce the winners of the nearshore wind farm tender on Monday, 12 September, according to the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA). The three pre-qualified bidders - Wpd Hofor Danish Offshore Consortium, European Energy Nearshore Consortium and Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S - submitted their bids on 1 September. The bidders are competing for the […]
Three pre-qualified bidders are expected to submit their bids for development of nearshore wind farms in Denmark on Thursday, 1 September, in the midst of great political uncertainty caused by the Danish government's decision to withdraw their support and cut funding for these projects, according to the Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA). The wind industry now expects a […]
The government of Kitakyushu city in Japan is auctioning off 2,687 hectares of water area controlled by the city's port to companies interested in constructing and operating a nearshore wind farm at the site. The capacity of the wind farm has not been disclosed yet. The government started distributing project guideline papers on 18 August. The registration period for the project started […]
DNV GL Americas has entered into a contract with Phu Cuong Group (PCG) to deliver a feasibility study for a USD 435 million, 170MW Phu Cuong 1 nearshore wind farm project, the first in PCG’s planned series of similar projects along Vietnam’s southern coastline in Soc Trang province. PCG, a private firm majoring in real estate development […]
Danish Government could stop further development of nearshore projects as it is contemplating lowering the country's energy transition ambitions, saying Public Service Obligations (PSO) levy is too high and therefore wants to reopen the energy agreement. A proposal for changing the PSO system was presented by Danish Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt and Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen on Friday, ahead of […]
Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has published the final tender material for the development of 350MW of offshore wind capacity in nearshore wind farms. The instruction to Energinet.dk to reinforce he transmission grid is expected to follow during May, DEA said. The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) welcomed the release of tender material, saying that, after both […]
Danish Wind Industry Association warned that the government is creating uncertainty within the country's industry and energy sectors, following news that Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt wants to abandon nearshore wind farms. Should that happen, promises made in the Energy Agreement would be broken and the move would cost jobs and harm opportunities for Denmark to ensure cost-effective green […]
K2 Management has been awarded with a contract from Sønderborg Forsyning, a local Danish utility covering the municipality of Sønderborg, which is planning to build a 100-120MW nearshore wind farm. The wind farm is a part of “Project Zero” making the local community CO2 neutral by 2029. K2 Management will in the initial phase support with […]
NIRAS has provided the technical background material on three of the six designated Danish areas for nearshore wind farms, which are currently on public consultation. The technical background material is provided though environmental impact assessments (EIAs). The EIAs ensure that all environmental aspects will be addressed later on, when the construction is planned. The three parallel […]
Danish transmission system operator Energinet.dk has announced that Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for Smålandsfarvandet and Sejerø Bugt nearshore wind farms are now available, and will be in public consultation until 23 September, 2015. A public meeting regarding the EIAs will be held on 1 September for Smålandsfarvandet and for Sejerø Bugt the following day. The Danish Energy Agency […]
Danish Energy Agency (ENS) has shortlisted three companies to participate in upcoming 350 MW nearshore tender. Out of five applicants, WPD Hofor joint venture, European Energy Nearshore Consortium and Vattenfall met the certain technical and financial requirements. Since the future wind farms are smaller than Horns Rev 3, the requirements in some areas were lowered […]
With the publication of the contract notice in February, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) officially launched the tender of nearshore wind farms totaling 350 MW in up to six sites. The six sites are Vesterhav Nord, Vesterhav Syd, Sæby, Sejerø Bugt, Smålandsfarvandet and Bornholm. This is now followed by the preliminary tender documents, which are […]
The Netherlands' largest near shore wind power plant Westermeerwind is to be erected in lake IJssel along the dikes of the Dutch municipality of Noordoostpolder. The 48 Siemens wind turbines will supply approximately 160,000 Dutch homes with climate-friendly electric power. The construction work is already underway at the site, with first monopole foundation installed last […]
Danish renewable energy company European Energy A/S has handed in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the Omø South nearshore project of up to 320 MW on March 3. The EIA report for the Jammerland Bay nearshore project of 240 MW is expected to be handed in by May. The EIA report for the Omø […]
Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) for the construction and operation of nearshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 350 MW. Six areas will be offered for tender at the same time and projects within these sites will be competing against each other. The concession owner shall build and operate […]