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Offshore wind farm in South Korea

Moventas and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have agreed on the Exceed deliveries to an offshore windfarm in South Korea. Doosan is an existing customer for Moventas Exceed high torque density 3MW gearboxes. Exceed series is a gearbox platform that provides a competitive edge for a wind turbine manufacturer by lowering the LCoE of wind … Continue reading Offshore wind farm in South Korea

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Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

This new project marks the first ever offshore wind park in Southern Britain and despite a relatively short shore distance of 13km, providing offshore accommodation throughout the commissioning phase is the preferred solution of the wind park operator. Offshore logistic hub During this project, transfer of workers to the offshore wind turbines are done via … Continue reading Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

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Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

The success of the recent German offshore wind tender, in which three sites totalling 1.38GW of new capacity were awarded contracts by bidding in at zero, could encourage countries to re-evaluate their offshore wind capacity goals, industry experts have told ICIS. On 13 April, German utility EnBW was awarded a subsidy-free contract for the 900MW … Continue reading Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

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France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

Ailes Marines offshore wind farm off Brittany is, at present, France’s largest marine renewable energy project Brittany project will produce enough energy for 850,000 at full power Plans for the largest wind farm off Brittany have been given the go-ahead for Baie de Saint-Brieuc, where 62 wind turbines will cover 103km2. Dotted area shows the … Continue reading France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power … Continue reading Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

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DONG Energy awarded three German offshore wind power projects

In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. DONG Energy submitted six projects in the bid and won with the following three projects which have a total capacity of 590MW: • OWP West (240MW) • … Continue reading DONG Energy awarded three German offshore wind power projects

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1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

On 13 April, the German network regulator announced the results of the first offshore wind auction in Germany. EnBW and DONG Energy have won the rights to build offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.   Commenting on the results, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “The result of the first offshore auction in Germany … Continue reading 1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

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China on track to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of the top five power generators in China, is making swift progress in raising its planned 800 megawatts wind power farm off the coast of eastern China’s Yancheng, Jiangsu province. Once completed, the farm will eclipse the 630 MW London Array as the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It is … Continue reading China on track to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

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Germany Approves 1st Subsidy-free Bid for Offshore Wind Farm

German authorities have approved the first bid to construct an offshore wind farm without feed-in subsidies, indicating the growing competitiveness of renewable energy. Germany’s network regulator on Thursday approved 1,490 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity on the German North Sea at costs well below expectations, showing the renewable energy source can operate with lower … Continue reading Germany Approves 1st Subsidy-free Bid for Offshore Wind Farm

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Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

Last week the substation Z13 arrived at our site in Aalborg – this is the second structure for the DONG Energy – Hornsea Project 01 offshore wind farm in the UK. We are in total delivering 3 substation topsides to DONG Energy in close cooperation with our long-term partner Semco Maritime. The Hornsea project will … Continue reading Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

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JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by VBMS (UK) Ltd to supply intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm. The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see … Continue reading JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

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The boom in offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are seen as a key ingredient in renewable energy policy, and an important element in the battle against climate change, playing a leading role in meeting renewable energy and carbon emission targets and improving energy security for the future. Investment in offshore wind grew 40% in 2016 despite a fall in funding … Continue reading The boom in offshore wind energy

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First nacelle for Merkur Offshore wind farm has left the assembly line

GE Renewable Energy announces that the first nacelle (out of 66) that will be part of the Merkur Offshore wind farm has recently left the assembly line. According to planning, this nacelle will be stored at GE’s Saint-Nazaire (France) site while new ones continue to be manufactured, and then be shipped to our logistical operations … Continue reading First nacelle for Merkur Offshore wind farm has left the assembly line

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Ecosse Subsea Systems awarded a seabed clearance project on Beatrice wind farm

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has been awarded a seabed clearance project on the £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) in the Outer Moray Firth. The subsea technology company will conduct boulder clearing operations in 50 metre water depth, deploying its SCAR2 Seabed System from the Siem Ruby vessel on behalf of client Siem Offshore Contractors. … Continue reading Ecosse Subsea Systems awarded a seabed clearance project on Beatrice wind farm

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Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

Statkraft continues to hold a 40% share in Sheringham Shoal, together with partners Statoil and Green Investment Bank, through the company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. In addition Statkraft holds the power purchase agreement for the project which extends until November 2029. The transfer of the operator role at Sheringham Shoal supports Statkraft’s strategy to evaluate … Continue reading Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

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Smart innovation increases operational efficiencies on German offshore wind farm

The first use of a new offshore innovation by Ampelmann and Siem Offshore Contractors delivered major operational efficiencies on Germany’s first commercial offshore windfarm. Ampelmann’s E1000 motion compensated access system, with a gangway which transforms into a crane boom, performed over 12,000 people transfers and 7,000 cargo transfers safely between an offshore support vessel and … Continue reading Smart innovation increases operational efficiencies on German offshore wind farm

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WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

In the run up to the presidential elections, the marine energy industry gathered in Le Havre for the Seanergy trade fare and a policy conference on 22 March. The gathering, which featured senior industry representatives, the President of the Normandy region and the French Director General for Energy and Climate, was hosted by WindEurope member … Continue reading WindEurope advocates European offshore wind developments at Marine Energy Conference in Le Havre

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Giles Dickson delivers opening keynote address at Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson delivered the opening keynote address at the Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao as part of Marine Energy Week. Speaking to an audience of over 200, which included figures from industry, the Basque government and financial institutions, Dickson gave a global overview on the current market data and medium-term outlook of offshore … Continue reading Giles Dickson delivers opening keynote address at Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao

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GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade Offshore Wind turbines in China

GE Renewable Energy was selected by Chinese Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Company (a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy) to deliver three HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project. The contract includes technical support and a two year operation and maintenance service.   GE Renewable Energy is … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade Offshore Wind turbines in China

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DNV GL launches “Twisties” joint industry project to standardise and improve offshore wind logistics

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a revolutionary new joint industry project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitisation of wind project cargo. The innovative concept is called “Twisties” – a modular project-cargo transport frame system … Continue reading DNV GL launches “Twisties” joint industry project to standardise and improve offshore wind logistics

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