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12 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

RWE npower renewables’ first issue of a newsletter designed to keep people in North Wales informed about the development of offshore wind power has been published. “Wind Power News: North Wales Offshore Wind Farm Update” is available from libraries, leisure centres, tourist information centres, council offices and community centres along the north Wales coast. It […]

10 July 2011 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  Masdar Power, one of the five integrated units of Masdar, and partner in London Array, along with DONG Energy and E.ON, toay announced that the 630MW first phase of London Array – which will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world – is due for completion by the end of 2012. On-site […]

8 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Gamesa, a world leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, inaugurated its first manufacturing base in Brazil, in the town of Camaçari in north-eastern Bahía. With this, the company has begun to make wind turbines in Brazil, just six months after it announced its decision to establish a manufacturing and sales presence […]

20 June 2011

Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful offshore wind turbine will under-perform. While there will always be a trade-off between turbine performance losses and wind farm lay-out cost savings, the trick is knowing how to strike the right balance, says the latest Wind Energy Update Offshore Wind Installation and Construction […]

16 June 2011

This years Offshore Wind 2011 conference will include a stand by Inwind. A team of 4 will travel to Liverpool to present the Inwind Installer and their logistical solutions, as well as network with industry colleagues. Meeting room facilities have been secured in order to carry out one-to-one meetings or discuss business opportunities. Inwind can […]

15 June 2011

The London Array Consortium today marked the Global Wind Day to announce progress on the 630 MW first phase of London Array, the offshore wind farm that is under construction in the outer Thames Estuary. Global Wind Day on 15 June gives the industry a chance to showcase the virtues of wind to a public […]

30 May 2011

  The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov is due to arrive back at the Sheringham Shoal site early on Sunday morning, after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles, and is scheduled to resume foundation installations next week. Currently persons on board number 162, although this number […]

5 May 2011 Technology

  A new vessel will be visible off the North Norfolk coast over the coming weeks as further work continues on the installation of the foundations for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The ‘Oleg Strashnov’ is a state-of-the-art crane vessel designed for heavy lifting operations, and its key features include a 5000-mt fully revolving […]

26 April 2011

Vattenfall, currently installing a thirty-turbine wind farm off Barrow-in-Furness, finished three months of cable engineering works yesterday by completing the connection from the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm to the National Grid. The 42km export cable, which will take power from the wind farm to the mainland National Grid was simultaneously laid and buried in one […]

5 April 2011

International engineering contractor Offshore Design Engineering Ltd (ODE) has been awarded a new six-figure contract by Burntisland Fabricators (BiFab) to provide the engineering and design of two substation platforms for a wind farm off the North Wales coast. ODE will produce the detailed design of the jacket and primary steel design as well as the […]

30 March 2011

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “The World Offshore Wind Market Report 2011-2015” report to their offering. The new edition of The World Offshore Wind Market Report examines the current and future prospects, technologies and markets for the offshore wind energy sector. It is the definitive report of the sector, used by […]

11 March 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

As people begin arriving in Brussels on Sunday for the EWEA 2011 Annual Event, it’s a safe bet that many of them will be talking about what is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The three developers of the London Array announced on Tuesday that the first of 177 foundations has now […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 September 2010 R&D, Technology

The contract recently won from engineering conglomerate Siemens, for the design and build of two offshore substation platforms for the Gwynt… By Rikki Stancich (windenergyupdate) [mappress] Source: windenergyupdate, September 10, 2010;

7 September 2010 Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

Siemens has awarded a contract for building two new offshore wind turbine substations to a firm in Northern Ireland, which will help to…   (careerstructure) [mappress] Source: careerstructure, September 07, 2010;