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