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16 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swedish energy group Vattenfall is applying to the Scottish Government to extend its operational lease for the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay by three additional years. “We have submitted to Marine Scotland an application to prolong the lease of the innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre from 22-years to 25-years,'' Kevin […]

12 June 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Following the official opening of the Race Bank, Ørsted will own and partly own 10 operational offshore wind farms in the UK with a combined capacity of over 3,000MW.

3 January 2017

On 2 January, the first four monopiles were loaded from Sif's Maasvlakte 2 site onto GeoSea's installation vessel Innovation, which has now put the first section of the new deepwater quay in Port of Rotterdam into operation as it is ready to install the second batch of foundations at the Galloper offshore wind farm site in the UK. […]

8 February 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Serco has received confirmation from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) that the first of the company's five new or upgraded Air Defence radars which prevent wind farms interfering with the UK’s air defence capability is now fully operational. Trials and analyses have shown that the Remote Radar Head (RRH) Trimingham in Norfolk provides acceptable […]

22 October 2015 Wind Farm Update

All 80 turbines at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm are connected to the network. With its full installed capacity of 288 megawatts now operational, Amrumbank West can produce enough climate-friendly power to meet the needs of 300,000 households. Amrumbank West, fully owned by E.ON, is located in the German North Sea about 40 kilometers from […]

17 July 2015 Wind Farm Update

The developer of the Trianel Wind Farm Borkum has reported that the offshore wind farm is now operational, with all 40 turbines feeding power to the grid. The 40 wind turbines have a joint output of 200 MW and are located around 45 kilometers off the coast of the island of Borkum in the North Sea. The […]

24 June 2015 Technology

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 […]

3 February 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

TenneT's offshore connection BorWin2 is now operational and transports the German North Sea electricity to the grid on land. BorWin2 has a capacity of 800 megawatts (MW) and can provide around one million households with electricity. With BorWin2, four grid connections with a total capacity of approximately 1,400 MW are realized. In addition, at this moment there are […]

3 November 2014

VDS Staal- en Machinebouw (VDS) announce that the second full-service terminal on the North Sea, VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven, is fully operational. It is located at the Orange Blue Terminals (OBT) which is a perfect base for offshore logistics in the North Sea. VDS strikes up cooperation with the major stakeholder of OBT - […]

2 July 2014 Business & Finance

Last month, DELPRO signed an agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore to assume responsibility as the operational manager of the high voltage system at the test center in Lindø Industrial Park. The company will prepare and maintain the system and will be responsible for training and appointment of workers, supervisors and team officials. DELPRO has similar […]

6 February 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

A new multi-million pound pontoon has become fully operational at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm base at the Port of Mostyn in North Wales. The 10-berth pontoon will greatly improve the offshore transfer of wind turbine engineers and technicians throughout the construction and operational lifetime of the wind farm. Approximately 110 new long […]

13 December 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

UTV1200, an SMD built cable burial tool will be ready for operation in the new year. The vehicle has undergone extensive modifications that have enhanced the configuration to provide a more effective post-lay trenching burial vehicle. The previous configuration of UTV1200 (LBT1) allowed for concurrent trenching (mechanical and jetting) of a pre-loaded product, however after […]

23 September 2013 Environment

 The potential ecological impact of the introduction of anthropogenic sound to the marine environment has received increasing attention in recent decades. Most interest has focused on acoustically sensitive or ecologically or commercially vulnerable species. Potential impacts vary in severity from direct physical trauma and hearing damage through to behavioural disturbances, exclusions, fright responses and the […]

20 August 2013 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Last month, Mr Paul Gerard, MD, Port of Oostende and C.E.O. of REBO (Renewable Energy Base Oostende), was on hand to officiate at the opening of GEOxyz’s new forward operating hub in the Port of Oostende. In July, the GEOxyz Operations department completed their move into a new operations hub in the Port of Oostende. […]

13 August 2013 Operations & Maintenance

Royal Dirkzwager and VisSim have announced that the Maritime Control Room for Remote Offshore Asset Monitoring has become operational. This Maritime Control Room, located in Maassluis, is the first independent third party Monitoring center in Europe. The dedicated 24/7 team of Dirkzwager’s Offshore & Pilotage Services, monitor (for multiple customers) a variety of Offshore assets […]

7 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

Power from the last five turbines of the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm is scheduled to begin flowing this month.  The project’s 22 turbines are already producing power, while engineering work is underway to put the last 5 in operation so that the Teesside offshore wind farm would become fully operational by the end of the […]

20 June 2013 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Turbine number 111 at the Anholt offshore wind farm has just been connected to the grid and transmitted its first CO2-free kilowatt hour of power into the Danish mainland electricity grid. This means that the whole of the Anholt offshore wind farm is now operational. The first turbine at Anholt was installed on Monday 3 […]

19 June 2013

The Crown Estate has published its first report on all UK offshore wind farms which are operational or nearing construction. The 'Offshore wind operational report 2013' is the first aggregation of data showing both achievements, progress and the near-term potential. The report combines previously published and newly available information, providing clarity as to what has […]

8 March 2013

At 17.49 on Thursday 7th March 2013 London Array officially became the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm. 141 of the 175 3.6MW Siemens wind turbines are now able to generate 507MW of energy for UK homes and businesses. This is a significant achievement for everyone involved in the project which generated first power in […]

18 October 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) intends to fund only the offshore projects that are operational and to avoid those which are in construction phase. The GIB’s initial capital of GBP 3 billion is not enough to cover the projects under construction, Ian Nolan, head of origination at the Bank, is cited by Bloomberg as […]

26 September 2012

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has recently appointed Graham Gow as Head of Operational Systems. Since its foundations, Natural Power has succeeded in growing its offerings strategically to become a leading ‘360-degree’ renewable energy consultancy and products provider, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors. The company now operates in […]

14 June 2012 Wind Farm Update

Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Ltd has today confirmed that its commissioning of the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm is now complete. All of the wind farm’s 102 turbines are fully operational and all have exported electricity. The £1 billion wind farm, which was officially opened on 9 February 2012 by Ed Davey, Secretary of […]

30 March 2012

Recently, BOW Terminal in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, has invested in the largest fixed heavy lift crane of Europe (Gottwald MK 1500 crane), with 1200 tons lifting capacity. The availability of this permanent heavy lift capacity makes this terminal a perfect location for offshore (wind) and heavy lift projects. BOW Terminal, operational since 2010, is excellently […]

21 March 2012

As of 20 March 2012, all array cables connecting the 51 turbines in Walney 2 to the offshore substation have been terminated, and the fibres have been tested. Of these, 41 array cables have been energised, and 34 turbines in Walney 2 have had first power and are in operation. Still, all periods with reasonable […]

31 January 2012 Business & Finance

SSE plc remains on course to deliver an increase in the dividend per share, an increase in adjusted profit before tax for the financial year to 31 March 2012 and to deliver on its key operational goals. This Interim Management Statement includes updates on operations, major projects, issues such as household customers’ energy consumption, other […]

11 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  The first phase of the offshore wind farm being developed in the Irish Sea by Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Ltd, in which SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc) has a 25.1% stake, is now operational. This means that 51 turbines, with a total installed capacity of 183.6MW, have successfully completed commissioning tests and are […]