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23 July 2018 Wind Farm Update

Pacific Orca installed the fourth Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine at the Beatrice offshore wind farm site on 23 July. 

18 July 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Brave Tern has left the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark loaded with the first four wind turbines to be installed on Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.

6 July 2018 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Siemens will supply sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free, gas-insulated 8VM1 high-voltage switchgear (GIS) to Siemens Gamesa for East Anglia ONE wind turbines. The 102 units of SF6-free GIS will be delivered to the turbine manufacturer by mid-2019.

2 July 2018 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca arrived at Nigg Energy Park on 28 June, according to the vessel’s AIS data, as the Beatrice wind turbine installation team is set to start erecting the first Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the project site off Scotland.

2 July 2018 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Bold Tern has installed the 28th MHI Vestas 8MW turbine at the Borkum Riffgrund II offshore wind farm, marking the halfway milestone.

11 June 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Turbine installation team working on the Merkur offshore wind farm has reached a halfway point on this 396MW project in the German North Sea.

1 June 2018 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Rønne in Denmark has been selected as the departure point for the 72 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines destined for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and will undergo upgrades to service the project.

31 May 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a preferred supplier agreement with wpd offshore for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

17 May 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

22 out of 66 GE HaliadeTM 150-6MW turbines have so far been installed on the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, Merkur Offshore GmbH reports.

15 May 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A2Sea’s jack-up Sea Installer has installed the first sets of Siemens Gamesa D7-type turbines on the Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

11 May 2018 Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Bold Tern has returned to the port of Esbjerg in Denmark to pick up the second batch of wind turbines for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

24 April 2018 Wind Farm Update

Seajacks Scylla has installed the last of the total of 87 wind turbines making up the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The project is now set to make the UK home of the world’s largest offshore wind farm for the second time, after it first earned that title with the 630MW London Array in 2013.

23 April 2018 Wind Farm Update

GE has installed all three HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines on the Xinghua Gulf demo project in China.

20 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Sif has won a contract by Van Oord for the production of 77 monopiles for the Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Netherlands.

19 April 2018 Environment, R&D

The risk of seabirds colliding with offshore wind turbines is less than half of what would be expected based on current understanding as seabirds have been witnessed to exhibit avoidance behaviour and change their flight path to avoid the turbines, a recent study has shown.

11 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making.

6 April 2018 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier.

8 March 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been chosen as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Seastar and the Mermaid offshore wind projects in the Belgian North Sea.

27 February 2018 R&D, Technology

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption. 

14 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Jan De Nul has won a contract by Senvion for the installation of wind turbine generators (WTG) at the 203MW Trianel Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm in Germany.

14 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.

13 February 2018 Vessels

Offshore WIND has chosen a photograph of Eidesvik’s vessel Viking Neptune working at the Wikinger site on 21 January as our latest photo of the day. 

8 February 2018 Environment, R&D, Technology

APEM has released a study suggesting that four times fewer Northern gannets collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought.

8 February 2018 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The fourth and final Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine was installed at the Nissum Bredning site in January, with cabling works now well underway and expected to be completed soon, according to the project’s social media page. 

6 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.