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26 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

On 22 October, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Brave Tern completed the turbine installation at the site of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, developed by Iberdrola. The wind farm comprises 70 Adwen 5MW wind turbines supported by jacket foundations.

23 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

The first two transition pieces (TPs) were put on top of the two already installed jackets at the Nissum Bredning site. The first one got together with its jacket on Wednesday, 18 October, and the second one was installed on Sunday.

19 October 2017

LM Wind Power has signed a deal with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision to develop a 71.8-metre blade for Envision's new 4.5MW offshore platform, followed by a supply agreement from LM Wind’s Jiangyin factory that will require the company to expand the facility by 50%.

17 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall is looking at using wind turbines with a capacity of between 7MW and 20MW at its proposed 1,800MW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm in the UK.

10 October 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed 28 out of 56 turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, innogy reported via social media.

9 October 2017

"We need to build wind turbines like we build cars," said Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, at the opening of the Offshore WIND Conference 2017 (OWC17) today, 9 October, in Amsterdam. 

6 October 2017

With just a few days to go before the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference kicks off with a bang – or rather with a gala dinner – we are now presenting you Saitec Offshore, one of 11 companies to present at the event’s brand new start-up zone.

27 September 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Swire Blue Ocean's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Pacific Orca has installed the twenty-fourth out of fifty-six turbines at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk.

25 September 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The load-out of turbine components for the last two turbines to be installed at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project construction site took place at the Port of Esbjerg.

19 September 2017 Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa will deliver its 8MW offshore wind turbine (D8) for two projects off the French coast: Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, totalling almost 1GW, replacing Adwen's AD8 model. The recently created company – and the owner of Adwen – also plans to do this for Ailes Marines' Bay of Saint-Brieuc project.

18 September 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Statoil is currently testing the five Siemens wind turbines on the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world's first commercial floating wind farm.

18 September 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Triton Knoll has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as its preferred turbine supplier and its plans to use 90 of its 9.5 MW turbines to generate power on the 860MW wind farm off Lincolnshire, England.

15 September 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas had installed SPM Instrument's Intellinova Parallel MB condition monitoring system on the 8MW wind turbines, 32 of which were erected at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, according to SPM's article from 11 September.

7 September 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

All 67 Siemens 6MW turbines on the 402MW Dudgeon wind farm off Norfolk are now producing electricity, according to Statoil, the operator and part owner of the offshore wind farm.

31 August 2017 Wind Farm Update

The turbine installation phase on the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind project is nearing completion with 52 out of 54 Senvion 6.2MW turbines now installed in the German North Sea, according to Reetec, one of the companies involved in the project.

25 August 2017 R&D, Technology

The offshore wind turbines that DONG Energy has challenged the industry to deliver by 2024 could hit the market in the next 5 years, according to Tony Quinn, Operations/ Testing & Validation Director at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, for which Quinn said is ideally positioned to test the next generation machines since it has the world's biggest nacelle testing equipment.

16 August 2017 Wind Farm Update

The final floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has been towed to the site and installed at its designated location off Peterhead, Scotland, according to BBC.

10 August 2017 Wind Farm Update

MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel MPI Enterprise has installed 44 out of 54 Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbines at the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, Canada's Northland Power reports.

7 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables has received planning approval from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark MP, for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm with an output capacity of up to 1,200MW.

13 July 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The engineering company INNAS and technology company Hydrautrans are developing a mechanical-hydraulic transmission for offshore wind turbines with a capacity of more than 12MW.

10 July 2017 Business & Finance

There is no doubt about even bigger offshore wind turbines than we have today hitting the market over the next several years, according to Bent Christensen, Senior Vice President at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

7 July 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has shared a photo of the jack-up Brave Tern installing the 35th Adwen 5MW wind turbine on Iberdrola's Wikinger offshore wind farm to mark a halfway milestone on the project in the German part of the Baltic Sea.

6 July 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement for the supply and maintenance of 94 8MW turbines at the 752MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms being developed in Dutch waters.

4 July 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

30 out of 70 Adwen 5MW wind turbines have been installed so far on Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, the Spanish energy company said.

3 July 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Some 1,500 offshore wind turbines have come out of their warranty and, as the offshore wind farm developers/ owners are now responsible for keeping them up and running, this is a whole new era for the industry, according to Bert van Dijk, Business Advisor Offshore Wind from Van Dijk E-Projects. 

28 June 2017 Wind Farm Update

The rotor for the 27th wind turbine was successfully installed last week at the Nordsee One construction site, marking the halfway point for turbine installation at the 332 MW wind farm.