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Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has selected six offshore wind projects in the second tendering round with at least one of the projects reaching the zero-subsidy level.
The Netherlands is opening the first phase of the tender for sites I and II in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone on Friday, 15 December.
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted did not submit a bid in the subsidy-free round of the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm tender in the Netherlands, Reuters reported the company’s chief strategy officer Martin Neubert as saying.
Businesses are prepared to start constructing and operating the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II without government subsidy, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) said after the application period for subsidy-free bids closed yesterday, 21 December.
Statoil, the company behind the world’s first operational floating wind farm, has submitted a zero-subsidy bid at the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II project in the North Sea.
The Netherlands will allow companies interested in developing the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II offshore wind farm zones without government subsidies to submit their bids prior to the subsidy and permit tender planned for this autumn.
DONG Energy has revealed the factors behind the decision to place two zero subsidy bids in the first round of offshore wind auctions in Germany. As reported earlier, the Bundesnetzagentur awarded DONG the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea with a combined capacity of 590MW. For two of the projects – […]
In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea totaling 590MW capacity, with two of the projects accepted with bids for zero Euros per MWh.
By Jason Deign, for New Energy Update There is one subject that all commentators on the US offshore wind industry agree on: the sector is going to undergo rapid expansion over the next decade. What does provoke argument is the likely scale of this growth, and the relative importance of the factors that are going to […]
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read news in 2017 chosen by you, our readers. From new technologies in the offshore wind industry to the development of subsidy-free bids, 2017 has shown us that the sector is developing faster than anyone had anticipated.
Oleg Strashnov to Stay on Beatrice Until New Year Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov – which left the Beatrice site after installing the 24th jacket foundation in late September and returned to the job in November – has put the 25th jacket in place and thus officially resumed the works after more than […]
Vattenfall’s three Danish offshore wind projects are progressing on schedule following the order of wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President Business Area Wind at Vattenfall, said.
To remind you of just how interesting the first half of 2017 was, the Offshore WIND editorial staff compiled a list of the most read articles published during first six months of this year. Even though the industry has been notably active since the beginning of July as well, our team has decided to set the time parameter to end with 30 June and thus provide a new overview in addition to our annual Offshore ReWIND.
Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Bid Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with at least one of the developers offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per […]
The Dutch Council of State has made final wind farm site decisions for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm sites III and IV irrevocable after rejecting appeals from three parties. The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender comprises two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]
The future operator of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farms will not be exempt from paying the seabed lease fee for the portions of the wind farms situated within the 12-mile zone of the Dutch territories in the North Sea, according to Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. […]
From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector’s progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.
Are you ready for the new dawn in offshore wind? At the Offshore Wind Conference 2018 (OWC 2018), you can discover how you and your company can prepare for the new industry standards throughout several sessions that jointly aim to cover everything needed to get the full picture of what lies ahead.
Europe has led the development of offshore wind over the past decades. Producing, researching and innovations have led to ever-increasing wind turbines up to 12MW and faster installation methods.
The Netherlands has a solid and internationally acclaimed policy regarding the development of offshore wind that has resulted in zero-subsidy bids for projects that will be built after 2020.
In 2018, the first subsidy-free tender was won. What will this mean for the future of offshore wind farms?
Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer’s future projects in the German North Sea.
The industry has been waiting for Vattenfall to give out more information on its Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 zero-subsidy bid after the company won the Dutch tender in March, especially since Ørsted – world’s leading offshore wind developer and one of the first to have unsubsidised projects in the pipeline – decided to pass on bidding to build the offshore wind farm.
Parkwind has acquired full ownership of KNK Wind, the project company behind the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea that won the concession rights at the latest offshore wind tender in Germany.