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8 March 2011 Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar today (8th March) announced that the first of 177 foundations has been installed at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm, in the Thames Estuary. The monopile, weighing 268 tonnes - the equivalent of around 35 double decker buses - was supplied and installed by joint venture company Per Arsleff Bilfinger […]

8 March 2011 Technology

Griffon Hoverwork has designed a brand new craft, the 2450TD, with significant design input from the Swedish Coastguard. The 2450TD is based on the popular 2400TD design but, as the Coastguard wanted to transport their snowmobiles, the dimensions and payload of the craft were increased. These vessels are being marketed for work with offshore wind […]

1 March 2011 Operations & Maintenance

EastPort UK today announced the outer harbour had been selected by A2Sea as the reloading base for the installation of wind turbines on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Danish headquartered A2Sea A/S, whose main shareholders are DONG Energy and Siemens, is the most experienced installation contractor in the offshore wind market. Since installing turbines […]

9 February 2011

Alstom Grid will construct an offshore topside and substructure to hose the electrical offshore substation for at Borkum West II offshore... (renewableenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, February 09, 2011

26 January 2011 Grid Connection

Following the grid connections for the offshore wind farm clusters BorWin2 and HelWin1, Siemens Energy will also install a turnkey grid connection in the North Sea for the SylWin cluster. Purchaser is the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT. In a consortium with the Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian Powerlink, Siemens will connect DanTysk, located west of […]

14 January 2011

The Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm, off the shore of Cumbria, has Thursday January 13th 2011 started producing the first CO2-free electricity to the UK’s national grid. Electricity has been generated from the first of the 51 turbines that Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm will consist of eventually. When fully operational, the Walney 1 and […]

13 January 2011 R&D

The North West and North Wales Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event on Tuesday 8 February 2011 will offer workshops, seminars and exhibition viewing to 500 delegates. The offshore wind industry is showing significant growth with substantial business opportunities for suppliers across the UK and internationally. Engaging local supply chains will be critical in enabling the […]

6 January 2011 Business & Finance

By Nathalie Stevenson As we near the end of the first year of the project, I wanted to take the opportunity to recap the significant progress that has been made by Narec as we work towards our target to have first demonstrator deployments by the end of 2013/early 2014. Our proposed facility was awarded a […]

21 December 2010

The federal approval of the first wind farm to be built on water in the United States marks a new era for renewable energy projects, said Peter Mavraganis, who was recently appointed leader of Marsh's U.S. renewable energy practice. "It's a great new area for all of us, carriers and brokers," Mavraganis said. U.S. Interior […]

2 December 2010 Wind Farm Update

The project is being developed by IBERDROLA RENOVABLES’ UK subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables, in conjunction with Sweden’s Vattenfall Agreement has just been reached to connect the East Anglia Array, with a projected capacity of up to 7,200 MW, to National Grid’s land-based transmission network East Anglia ONE, the first phase of the development, will have a […]

29 November 2010 Grid Connection, Technology

DNV will certify an offshore wind converter station being built by grid operator TenneT in the German sector of the North Sea. DNV will provide full approval services for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station DolWin alpha which will be located some 60 kilometres offshore close […]

26 November 2010 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $125 million from the Belgian company C-Power NV to link a wind farm 30 kilometers off the coast of Belgium to the mainland grid. The transmission link is part of an expansion of the Thornton Bank wind farm. In the first phase […]

26 November 2010

SMart Wind, the consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, has submitted a Scoping Report to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) detailing the proposed approach to the development of the first projects in the 4GW Hornsea Zone. It sets out the proposed content, key issues and methodologies for the Environmental Impact Assessment […]

26 November 2010 Business & Finance

C-Power is pleased to announce that it has closed the financing of the second and third phases of the offshore wind farm on the Thornton Bank (located about 30 km in the North Sea off the Belgian coast). A group of 7 commercial lenders: KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale, KfW Ipex-Bank, Commerzbank, Dexia and ASN Bank […]

19 November 2010

CIRCOR International, Inc. a provider of valves and other highly engineered products and subsystems that control the flow of fluids safely and efficiently in the aerospace, energy and industrial markets, today announced that Pipeline Engineering, a subsidiary of its Energy Products Group, has won a £7.75 million contract with London Array Limited. Pipeline Engineering will […]

25 October 2010 Wind Farm Update

* The development of the world’s biggest offshore wind project has now been launched * 9,000 to 13,000 megawatts of wind power are planned by 2020 The development consortium Forewind, which also includes RWE Innogy, has announced the first stage in building the biggest offshore wind farm project in the world. Dogger Bank is a […]

19 October 2010 Business & Finance

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) today announced that its third quarter results will include a charge of approximately $163 million, or $0.90 per share, for estimated cost increases on the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Project. During the third quarter, the project experienced a variety of execution challenges, including material and equipment delivery issues, primarily relating to […]

10 October 2010 Business & Finance

Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG), the organisation launched in March of this year by ten global companies to progress policy towards the construction of a pan-European Supergrid, is pleased to announce the appointment of its first CEO Ana Aguado and three new founding members: Nexans, wpd offshore and CG Power Systems. Ana joins the group […]

17 September 2010 Wind Farm Update

CG Holdings Belgium N.V. (a subsidiary of CG and part of the Gautam Thapar-led US$ 4 billion Avantha Group) today announced the successful installation of the company’s first offshore wind generation project - Belwind. The windfarm is located in the North Sea, about 50 km from the Belgian shoreline. The project was set up in […]

14 September 2010 Grid Connection

Contract value of around EUR 35 million. Preparation for construction of Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm on schedule. RWE Innogy and nkt cables GmbH have today signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of high-voltage sea cable for the Welsh offshore wind farm “Gwynt y Môr”. In total, nkt cables will produce around […]

6 September 2010 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Civil specialist Murphy & Sons has won a £10m contract to connect power from a offshore wind farm near Skegness to a substation in...   By Aaron Morby (constructionenquirer) [mappress] Source: constructionenquirer, September 06, 2010;

24 August 2010 Business & Finance

Offshore foundation company Seatower have appointed Trond Kjetil Nodberg as new Vice President of Marine Operations. Nodberg comes from a position of Vice President at Aker Marine Contractors. Oslo-based Seatower is the company behind the Cranefree concept for offshore wind, which features self-installing gravity foundations designed for scalable and efficient production. “I am thrilled to […]

23 July 2010 Wind Farm Update

FoundOcean participates in the Ormonde Offshore Windfarm multiple four-legged jacket type foundation installation project FoundOcean, the subsea and offshore grouting specialist for the global energy construction industry, is mobilising to the Ormonde Offshore Windfarm today to commence grouting operations for a largescale multiple jacket type foundation installation project in UK waters. The Ormonde Offshore Wind […]

30 June 2010 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Siemens has been awarded a major order with Lincs Wind Farm Ltd to implement the grid connection for the Lincs offshore wind farm. The order volume for the grid connection is GBP101 million (approximately EUR120 million). Siemens Energy announced in December it is also supplying 75 of its high-performance 3.6 megawatts (MW) wind turbines for […]

13 June 2010 Wind Farm Update

Transpower orders its third powerful offshore grid connection. The contract with the consortium of Siemens Energy and Prysmian Powerlink is the starting signal for the third innovative major project of its kind. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection “BorWin2“ with a capacity of 800 Megawatt (MW) will connect the wind farms Global Tech 1 […]

11 June 2010 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Order worth more than EUR500 million for the consortium A consortium of Siemens Energy and Prysmian Powerlink has received an order worth more than EUR500 million from the German transmission grid company transpower. The BorWin2 offshore consortium will connect two North Sea offshore wind farms to the grid on behalf of transpower, a subsidiary of […]