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  • 27 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    National Grid and Statnett, the Norwegian Transmission System Operator, yesterday signed the ownership agreement which signals the start of the construction phase for the 730 kilometre interconnector between UK and Norway. The NSN Link would be the first electricity interconnector between the two countries and has a planned capacity of 1400 MW – enough to […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm has started with Seajacks Scylla having installed the heaviest monopile produced so far at the project site, according to DGI Doedijns, which provided hydraulic and software equipment for the pile-gripper used at the project. The Scylla, deemed the world’s largest and most advanced wind farm installation vessel, arrived at the site on […]

  • 18 June 2015

    The Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales today. With an installed capacity of 576 megawatts, Gwynt y Môr is the world’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm. In total, 160 wind turbines will produce enough power to supply some 400,000 […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    “Fukushima Shimpuu”, the largest floating offshore wind turbine in the world, left Onahama port on July 28th and arrived at the testing area the next morning. “Fukushima Shimpuu” has a 7MW output capacity, which is 3.5 times the capacity of the 2MW “Fukushima Mirai”, which started operation in the first phase. The height from the sea surface […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Technology

    As the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joint venture has been formally established as of today, the newborn company released a video (see below) on their main focus, the 8 MW wind turbine. The joint venture is in charge of development and supply of the V164-8.0 offshore wind turbines. The two companies announced the establishment of […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Leading global offshore wind developer Ørsted is the world’s most sustainable company according to the Global 100 ranking announced by the Toronto-based research firm Corporate Knights. Ørsted has become the first-ever energy company to top Corporate Knights’ list, outperforming more than 7,300 global companies with billion-dollar revenues to rank #1 in the 2020 index. “We’re […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has announced that its FCA regulated subsidiary, UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services Limited (GIBFS), has reached first close on commitments of £463m on its planned £1bn fund to invest in operating offshore wind farms in the UK. First close marks the completion of the first stage of […]

  • 18 February 2015

    RenewableUK has warmly welcomed the announcement today that the giant Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm has gained consent from the Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is the largest consented offshore wind project in the world, with an installed capacity of up to 2.4 gigawatts (GW), enough to meet the needs of […]

  • 22 October 2013

    The world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine is now standing at Energy Park Fife. The Samsung Heavy Industries prototype offshore turbine is due to become operational later this year. The structure is situated 50 metres offshore in the Firth of Forth and the tip of its blades stretch 196 metres above the sea. […]

  • 12 March 2013
    R&D

    Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark. The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles. In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO), the first organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the global growth of offshore wind, has officially been launched.

  • 3 March 2016
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The heaviest monopile ever produced for an offshore wind project left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock on 2 March, and will be ready to be installed at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm within the next few months. This monopile weighs a total of 1,302.5 tons, its diameter is 7.8 […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Government has granted a marine licence to Statoil for the construction of Hywind Scotland project, the world’s largest floating offshore wind development. The pilot park will comprise five floating 6MW turbines installed approximately 25km off the coast of Peterhead, with a generating capacity of 135GWh of electricity each year. It is expected that the Hywind Scotland […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Earlier this month, Highland Group Holding signed a contract with Siemens Wind Power, supplying the 400 MW offshore Veja Mate project with 67 6.0 MW wind turbines and a 15 year service contract. K2 Management stressed that this is one of the world’s fastest contract negotiations in the offshore wind industry, as they lasted just little over […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The 630MW London Array, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm, has marked four years since its official opening on 4 July, 2013.

  • 4 July 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed today’s ringing endorsement of offshore wind energy by the Prime Minister David Cameron. Speaking at the official opening of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, London Array, David Cameron paid tribute to the UK’s offshore wind industry, saying: “This is a great day for Britain and a big win for renewable energy. […]

  • 5 August 2012
    Technology

    With a length of 75 meters, Siemens has built the world’s largest rotor blades for wind turbines. The giant components made of fiber glass will be used by Siemens’ new offshore wind turbine generation with a capacity of 6 megawatts (MW). They will be installed on the first prototype of Siemens’ 6-MW offshore wind turbine […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Grid Connection

    ABB has installed DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea. The 320-kilovolt converter station, housed on an offshore platform, has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world’s most powerful installation of its kind, enough to power more than 1,000,000 households with clean energy. The offshore […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said.

  • 28 January 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Vestas’ first V164-8.0 MW prototype wind turbine has successfully produced its first kWh of electricity, making it the world’s most powerful turbine in operation. “We have now completed the production, testing, and installation of the V164-8.0 MW as planned, thanks to the team’s intense effort during a time when Vestas has reduced its investments and […]

  • 17 January 2011

    China added 16 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity in 2010, having overtaken the U.S. as the largest wind power producer in the world… (chinaknowledge) [mappress] Source: chinaknowledge, January 17, 2011

  • 28 October 2015

    DONG Energy today decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power. The turbine F18 is the first of the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW units to be installed at the site some 120 kilometres offshore Yorkshire, UK, and the first to start producing power. The unit was transported from the pre-assembly site in Hull […]

  • 24 April 2011
    R&D, Technology

      Wind power manufacturer Vestas has announced it will complete the largest offshore wind turbine in the world. Glenn Meyers (cleantechnica) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, April 24, 2011;

  • 21 August 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    ABB has announced a breakthrough in cable technology. It has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective. This latest innovation will more than double the power capacity to about 2,600 megawatts (MW) from 1,000 MW. It will also […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has taken a Final Investment Decision for its Hornsea Project Two, following the UK government’s allocation of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) and the offshore wind giant winning a CfD for what will become the world’s biggest wind farm.