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8 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

Petrofac has completed a risk assessment and engineering support project for Transmission Capital Lincs OFTO on two 48km subsea cables connecting the Lincs offshore wind farm with the onshore transmission system. Following a full assessment of the impact of external risks to the cable, such as fishing and anchor damage in areas where the seabed […]

26 July 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

SeaRoc Group has upgraded its marine management and monitoring system, SeaPlanner, to help offshore wind developers and operators mitigate risks associated with subsea cable failures, recently identified as the main culprit for financial losses and project delays. Subsea cable faults contributed to 77% of the financial losses of global offshore wind projects and led to insurance […]

20 June 2016

AgileTek, a UK engineering consultancy, has completed a multi-phase study on subsea power cables for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The study involved over 12 months of analysis and engineering work to quantify and eliminate risks to subsea power cables on the 660MW project, located in the Irish Sea, around 19 km west of the Walney Island […]

2 June 2016 R&D

Jee, a subsea cable engineering company, has completed a project for an unnamed wind farm operator to assess the risks to the array cables within a UK offshore wind farm. With concerns about the integrity of cables on the wind farm, the operator awarded Jee a contract in March 2016 to compile a risk framework […]

15 March 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Offshore wind has proven to be ”a solid third foundation” in Van Oord’s business strategy in recent years, but the industry is set to remain a high-risk proposition due to its dependence on the political support of governments in northwest Europe, the Dutch dredging, marine engineering, and offshore energy specialist said in its financial report for FY 2015. […]

8 January 2016

Risk control is a major task for offshore wind power development in China due to great difficulties and risks, as well as the uniqueness of domestic offshore projects, Bureau Veritas said after its seminar on offshore wind power in October in Beijing. According to Shi Pengfei, an industry expert who attended Bureau Veritas’ seminar, the approval process of […]

26 October 2015 R&D

A tri-nation accord between firms based in Ireland, France and the UK is to result in shared research technology designed to dramatically reduce risks faced by developers of renewable tidal and wave power schemes around north western European coast lines. Known as MOREDATAS (Methods to Obtain Refined Environmental DATA from the Seas) the project addresses […]

27 August 2014 Authorities, R&D

Plans to pin offshore wind turbines to the seafloor in the Atlantic Ocean has raised questions about potential risks to commercial shipping traffic, as vessels maneuver around the installations. To address this potential risk, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists have developed an assessment of navigation safety risks, with support from the U.S. Bureau of […]

9 May 2014 Environment, R&D

DHI United Kingdom (UK), in collaboration with NIRAS UK and BirdLife Denmark, has been awarded an innovative research project investigating collision risks of birds at offshore wind farms.  The problem of birds colliding with turbine blades is one of the most significant predicted environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. In order to minimize the future […]

6 November 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]

24 October 2013 Business & Finance, R&D

This year’s Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance (OWIM) Conference, a side-event of the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference, dedicated a session to the risks in offshore wind contracting. The session was held under the title Managing and Reducing Interface Risks in Contracting, and was chaired by Van Oord’s Theo de Lange. The speakers, and also […]

13 August 2013

When working offshore there should be one golden rule: Safety first! All kinds of legislation and regulations have been set up to ensure that both the health and safety of the employees are respected, in facet of their work, and rest time, offshore. However these rules can vary by country and also by the different […]

18 December 2012 R&D

A report made by Boston Pacific Company Inc. and Outsmart BV for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, has found that Fishermen’s Atlantic City Wind Farm project’s benefits “are not enough to offset the Project’s costs”, after the consultancy companies reviewed the application. “In summary, we remain concerned with the significant level of subsidy […]

29 November 2012 R&D

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and FloWave TT Ltd have agreed to collaborate by sharing data collected at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in the Orkney Isles, which will allow FloWave to replicate at scale the actual sea conditions at Orkney in its GBP 9.5 million onshore test facility, reports the Water Power […]

6 November 2012

Dr. Robert Habeck, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Transition, stated clearly at the beginning of the Offshore Conference OBMC, “We want offshore wind farms for Schleswig-Holstein. The wind blows steadily offshore, so they are an important component of the energy transition. And they offer good opportunities for our ports and economy.” In the panel discussion which […]

2 August 2012

Now recognised as one of the world’s leading wind developers and Independent Renewable Power Producers (IRPP), wpd group has a staff of about 700 people around the world. Founded in 1996, wpd has been one of the key players in the wind sector right from its very inception, wpd has constructed and financed more than […]

10 May 2010 Business & Finance

Allianz Global’s insurance expert, Robert Maurer, gave some interesting insight into offshore wind energy project risks. Usually, offshore projects are watched and assessed from the technical or economical point of view, but we thought it would be interesting to cite this article as a different way of looking at offshore wind. First off, the difference […]

18 April 2019 Business & Finance

Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]

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. […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance

Decisions on how US offshore wind farms will be financed are needed quickly to ensure smooth sailing for a growing number of offshore wind projects, according to a white report released by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW). “We may hit some windy financing turbulence with the loss of tax equities and safe harbor provisions […]

8 April 2019 Grid Connection

TenneT is set to deploy two 2GW direct current connections for the IJmuiden Ver offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, the first ever time this capacity is to be used. The connection will see two 525kV cables used, which allows lower costs, smaller space requirements and fewer routes on land, TenneT said. According to the […]

27 March 2019 Environment, R&D

DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance

Van Oord’s offshore wind business unit posted record revenue of EUR 706 million in 2018, a 75.2% increase compared to the revenue of EUR 403 million reported in 2017. The increase was attributed to a simultaneous start of four major offshore wind projects: Deutsche Bucht in Germany, Norther in Belgium, East Anglia ONE in the UK, […]

18 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, has officially been put into operation. According to the Canarian Association for Renewable Energy, the turbine was commissioned yesterday, 17 March, at the Plocan test site. To remind, the installation of the full-scale Elisa prototype was completed at the site offshore Gran Canaria at the beginning of July last year. […]

12 March 2019 Authorities

US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale has urged Maryland’s House and Senate committee members to incentivize the development of 1,200MW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. In testimony before Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, Vitale called on House and Senate committee members to support […]

28 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ”Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]