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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.

31 January 2018

Offshore WIND Expertise Hub interview with Rene Bos, Project Engineer at Eneco.

29 January 2018 Business & Finance, Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

First wind turbines could be installed offshore India by as early as 2020, however, several pre-conditions must be met for this to be achieved, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.

22 January 2018 Wind Farm Update

Power is now being generated from the final phase of Walney Extension which will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm on completion later this year, Ørsted, the developer of the wind farm, said.

18 January 2018 Technology

Following multiple not yet realised 10MW+ concept plans, there is already much wind industry talk about the next-generation 12-15 MW turbines. The question is whether especially new concepts in the latter category will be mainly evolutionary scaling of current technology, or a radical departure to new concept solutions.

8 January 2018

Wind farms across Denmark, both on land and those in Danish waters, broke record in 2017 by producing electricity equivalent to 43.6% of the country's total consumption. Until the end of 2017, the record year was 2015, when wind power delivered an equivalent of 42% of Danish electricity consumption, according to Dansk Energi. 

22 December 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer and offshore wind farm developer, CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HaiZhuang Windpower, informed on 21 December that two of its H128-5MW wind turbines are now installed off in Fujian Province and connected to the grid.

20 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

GE Renewable Energy has contracted Global Wind Service (GWS) for the offshore installation scope on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm located in the German North Sea.

18 December 2017 R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Installer has installed the last turbine at Ørsted’s 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast in the UK.

29 November 2017 Contracts & Tenders, R&D

Seawind has signed an agreement with wind farm and solar park operator WRE Hellas to develop small scale offshore wind farms in the Greek Aegan Sea.

28 November 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have signed an agreement for the supply of 113 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines for Vattenfall's three projects in Denmark.

20 November 2017 Business & Finance, Technology

Monopile foundations are the best option for next generation turbines because they are the most cost-effective solution in the market, Michel Kurstjens, Chief Commercial Officer of Sif Group, said.

10 November 2017 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall is seeking views from Thanet and Sandwich residents on plans to use 34 250-metre tall wind turbines for its proposed Thanet Extension wind farm offshore Kent, UK.

7 November 2017 Wind Farm Update

Innogy announced three pretty big news about its Galloper offshore wind project today, 7 November. The wind farm generated the first power on 5 November, 38 wind turbines are now installed at the site, and the project's capacity has increased by 17MW.

6 November 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has acquired the prototype turbine, design, and rights to manufacture and sell a 5.5MW wind turbine developed by Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems and AMSC. Doosan will supply the 5.5MW units – the country's most powerful domestically produced offshore wind turbines – to the first phase of the Southwest Offshore Wind Project.

3 November 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

GeoSea has been awarded a preferred supplier contract for the transportation and installation of 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The works are expected to start in the first quarter of 2021.