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26 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

ABB has won an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply its WindSTAR transformers for installation in wind turbines on the 950MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. Under the project, 100 transformers manufactured in ABB’s transformer factory in Vaasa, Finland, will be supplied for Moray Offshore Renewable Power’s Moray East offshore wind project. […]

25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vineyard Wind has adjusted the final turbine array for its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S., by changing the location of three MHI Vestas 9.5MW units. According to Vineyard Wind, the design change eliminates three turbines located near Chappaquiddick and the Nantucket Historic District to create additional distance between turbines and important commercial fishing areas. […]

25 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The first of the 102 Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines was installed on the 714MW East Anglia ONE wind farm offshore Suffolk on 22 June. The installation of the first turbine marks the start of the final phase of the construction process following ten years of work and development, ScottishPower Renewables, the developer of the […]

21 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm carrying the first load of wind turbine components. Sea Installer departed from Great Yarmouth at around noon, Thursday, 20 June, and arrived at the East Anglia ONE wind farm some four hours later, AIS data shows. Located 43 kilometres […]

19 June 2019

Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas control the global offshore wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sector with more than 60% cumulative share expected by 2023, according to recent research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. In order to win market share from competitors, GE must focus on commercialising the Haliade-X 12MW-220 wind turbine in forthcoming auctions, […]

18 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

The 1,218MW Hornsea Project One wind farm has reached the halfway turbine installation point, Ørsted said. 87 out of the wind farm's 174 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines have now been installed and commissioned at the site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire. The wind turbines are being transported from Hull and installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's […]

18 June 2019 Technology

GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today's offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

17 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

"Almost" half of Ming Yang Smart Energy's turbines have been installed at the Datang Jiangsu Binhai offshore wind farm in China, the turbine supplier reported. According to Ming Yang Smart Energy, nearly 25 out of 50 MySE3.0-135 turbines have been installed at the project site until 15 June. The 300MW project will also comprise 46 3.3MW turbines provided by Jinfeng Technology. CCCC […]

13 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Jumbo has secured a contract for the transportation and installation of turbine foundations at the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. Preparation and planning works have already begun, with the first transportation commencing in the fourth quarter of the year and installation in mid-2020. Jumbo is responsible for transporting 40 monopiles and 120 monopile sections […]

10 June 2019 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DEME Offshore's jack-up vessel Sea Installer has arrived in Great Yarmouth to load the first set of wind turbine components and install them on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The first load-out is ongoing and the vessel is expected to depart for the installation site soon. Back in November 2016, A2SEA, now […]

6 June 2019 R&D, Technology

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has held an opening ceremony in Kitakyushu City to commemorate the start of demonstration operations for the Hibiki barge-type floating offshore wind power generation system. The system, the first of its kind in Japan, was installed at a sea depth of about 50 metres and is […]

6 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord, MHI Vestas, and partners have installed the first V164-8.4MW wind turbine on the 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea. The wind turbines are being transported from the Port of Esbjerg and installed at the site some 95km northwest of the Borkum Island by Van Oord's jack-up Aeolus. “We are very […]

30 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

China's Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]

28 May 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Vattenfall has issued a tender seeking wind turbine maintenance services on the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The service agreement covers the scheduled maintenance of 54 wind turbines in 2020 and 80 units in 2021. The contract is expected to start in June 2020 and end in June 2021. The […]

24 May 2019 R&D, Technology

The expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark has now reached the point when it is possible for the manufacturers to start casting the foundations on the two new test stands, according to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Last year, the Danish government decided to expand the Test Center in Østerild with an additional […]

22 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

China's Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm. Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW units for the project. The turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, […]

20 May 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering, a joint venture between DEME Group and CSBC Corporation, has signed a contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to transport and install wind turbines for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan, according to local media reports. The contract was reportedly signed for the Changfang and the Xidao wind farms offshore Changhua. The two […]

20 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Northland Power team is gearing up for the beginning of the turbine installation campaign at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. According to the company, the team is working to quickly assemble the towers for the MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines, with the loadout expected to start shortly at the Port of Esbjerg. Global Wind […]

14 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed the last of the total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. According to the project's latest Notice to Mariners, 78 of the 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have so far been commissioned. Commissioning works are being carried out using a combination of […]

8 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine number 18 is currently being installed on the 497MW Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said. Brave Tern has just finished installing its twelfth turbine, and Blue Tern is currently installing its sixth unit. The Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbines are being loaded in sets of four […]

8 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has loaded the last five Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines destined for the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Pacific Orca has been picking up the turbines in sets of five at the Nigg port, Siemens Gamesa’s pre-assembly base, and installing them at the site 13km off the Caithness coast in the UK. According […]

8 May 2019 Business & Finance

Global Wind Service (GWS) is set to provide offshore installation technicians for the turbine installation at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in Germany. The Denmark-headquartered company will begin supporting MHI Vestas during the installation of 33 8.4MW turbines beginning from June. In addition to providing staff for the installation phase, GWS said it will support MHI […]

3 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up Bold Tern has completed the installation of 28 turbines at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. The vessel, which is in charge of installing half of the project's 174 turbines, has picked up the 8th batch of the Siemens Gamesa units in the Port of Hull and […]

3 May 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four projects totaling up to USD 8 million to develop next-generation drivetrain technologies to facilitate the growth of tall offshore and onshore wind turbines. The projects are expected to develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will lower costs and make wind power more affordable. Each of the chosen […]

1 May 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

29 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord has completed the installation of turbines at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. The Dutch company said it installed the last of the total of 44 turbines on 26 April at the project site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge. Van Oord is the project's main contractor responsible for cable installation and burial, as well as […]