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27 June 2017 Wind Farm Update

The sixth Siemens 4.2MW turbine was installed at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm this morning (27 June).

26 June 2017 Wind Farm Update

Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind Scotland's Siemens 6MW turbines with its SPAR-type floating foundation off Stord, Norway.

23 June 2017

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14 June 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

German wind turbine maker Senvion has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for the 30MW Taranto offshore wind farm.

7 June 2017 R&D, Technology

LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5 meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi, Ltd. for offshore application.

29 May 2017 Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has submitted a scoping report for the revised 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm to the Scottish Ministers.

26 May 2017

US Wind, which plans to set up a 248MW wind farm off Maryland, stated in its application to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbine class, according to PSC's order published earlier this month.

22 May 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co. has issued a new tender call for the delivery of 24 wind turbines with a capacity of no less than 5MW for the second phase of the Putian Pinghai Bay (Fujian Putian City Flat Bay) offshore wind project.

19 May 2017 Wind Farm Update

The fourth wind turbine has been installed at the Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK, A2SEA's spokesperson told Offshore WIND this morning (19 May).

17 May 2017 Wind Farm Update

Twenty of the total 54 wind turbines have been installed at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm.

4 May 2017 Wind Farm Update

Statoil has started assembling the Siemens 6MW turbines for the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm at the assembly base in Stord, Norway.

27 March 2017 Wind Farm Update

Two and a half months ahead of schedule, Veja Mate has reached the halfway installation milestone with 34 of the total 67 wind turbines now installed.

21 March 2017 R&D

Danish Government has approved the expansion of the national wind turbine test centres in Østerild and Høvsøre. Four new sites will be added, facilitating testing of turbines of up to 330 metres.

15 March 2017 Wind Farm Update

42 out of 50 MHI Vestas V112-3.3MW turbines have been installed at the 165MW Nobelwind offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Parkwind, the developer and part owner of the wind farm, reports.

8 March 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

innogy SE has shared several photos showing the installation of the first and the second Senvion 6.2M126 turbine at the 332ME Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

9 February 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co. has issued a second call for tenders for the delivery of 20 wind turbines with an individual capacity of at least 5MW for the Putian Pinghai Bay Phase II (Fujian Putian City Flat Bay Phase II) offshore wind project.

8 February 2017 Vessels

SeaOwls and Ulstein have launched a new heavy lift jack-up vessel design – the SOUL, developed with the installation of next-generation offshore wind turbines (10-12MW) in mind.

7 February 2017 Wind Farm Update

The fifth turbine at the Block Island Wind Farm, which had not gone online with the four that started commercial operation in mid-December 2016, is now operational, and America's first offshore wind farm is now running at full capacity.

27 January 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Iberdrola has shared several photos showing the start of turbine installation works at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea. The photos show Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Brave Tern installing some of the wind farm's 70 Adwen 5MW wind turbines at the site. Brave Tern was loaded with the […]

26 January 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

A2SEA's wind farm installation vessel Sea Challenger has installed the first four Siemens 6MW turbines at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm located some 32 kilometres off North Norfolk,UK.  Sea Challenger has already picked up the second four-turbine batch from the load out port in Hull and is en route to the installation site, A2SEA told […]

23 January 2017 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The installation vessel MPI Adventure and Siemens have installed all 72 turbines at the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm three months sooner than initially planned. The final Siemens SWT-4.0 130 turbine was installed on Saturday, 21 January, Vattenfall, the majority owner and developer of the wind farm, said. The first Sandbank wind turbine was installed at the end of […]

13 January 2017 Authorities, Technology, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has received approval of an amended building consent from German authorities which allows 8MW turbines to be deployed at the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The original consent was granted in December 2011. The latest approval has been granted by the German consenting authority Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). DONG Energy […]

12 January 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Siemens' direct drive offshore wind turbines have generated 2.5 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity since the prototype 6MW direct drive turbine was installed at Høvsøre, Denmark in May 2011. To put the amount of electricity produced by its direct drive offshore wind turbines into perspective, Siemens said that 2.5TWh of electricity is enough to meet the annual […]

9 January 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Installation of first wind turbines at the Wikinger offshore wind farm is set to start as soon as weather conditions allow. First wind turbine components have been loaded onto the jack-up vessel Brave Tern at the Port of Sassnitz-Mukran, and the vessel is now waiting for a weather window to sail out to the offshore construction […]

21 December 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise has completed the installation of 18 6.2M126 Senvion turbines at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the North Sea. After installing all of the 18 foundations at the site, the MPI Enterprise erected the first wind turbine at the 110.7MW Nordergründe in August. Nordergründe is situated in water up to ten metres in […]

15 December 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Last night, A2SEA's Sea Installer completed the installation of 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. At 8:25PM GMT yesterday, the final blade on turbine 32 at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project […]