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TenneT, EnBW, Ørsted Pact on Transmission Concept

Sep 09, 2019

The European transmission system operator TenneT, German utilities company EnBW and offshore wind specialist Ørsted have formed an alliance with the aim of implementing new connection concept for offshore wind farms and converter platforms in the German North Sea…

NSWPH Program Hires Intertek

Sep 06, 2019

UK consultancy Intertek has been chosen to undertake a UK permitting and planning study by the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) consortium.Consortium partners behind the NSWPH programme, TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie…

DEA Plans Thor Tender Meet-Up

Sep 06, 2019

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and transmission system operator Energinet have scheduled for 25th of November 2019 market dialogue for potential bidders and investors for the upcoming Thor offshore wind farm tender.The Thor offshore wind farm…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

Esvagt Delivers New SOV to MHI Vestas

Sep 05, 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has taken delivery of the ESVAGT Albert Betz service operation vessel (SOV) purpose-built for the 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.The joint venture by Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries informed…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Platform in German Sea

Sep 04, 2019

DNV GL has signed a four-year framework agreement with TenneT to provide project certification for new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)  substations linked to offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.Agreement includes certification of…

World's Largest OWP Opens Base at Humberside

Sep 04, 2019

Ørsted has officially opened the Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base (HTOCB) for its 1400MW Hornsea 2 project at Humberside Airport in Lincolnshire.The building, formerly a police station at the airport, will now house around 30 Ørsted employees…

Sembcorp Marine Enters Taiwan OWP

Sep 03, 2019

Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) said that its unit Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) has entered the 'highly competitive' offshore wind project (OWP) sector in Taiwan.SMOP  has landed a contract with Jan De Nul to fabricate 15 jacket foundations for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm…

Aeolus Completes Turbine Installation

Sep 02, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Royal Van Oord said that its offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully completed the installation of 31 turbines on monopiles at the Deutsche Bucht wind farm being developed by Canada's Northland Power offshore Germany…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

Sep 02, 2019

Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of…

SGRE Hires SMC at Formosa 1 Offshore

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has been awarded a contract to provide Marine Coordination services to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) at the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, Taiwan’s first commercial offshore windfarm.The Formosa…

Deutsche Bucht Nears Completion

Aug 30, 2019

Northland Power has completed installation of 31 MHI Vestas turbines on the monopile foundations for the 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.MHI Vestas Offshore Wind said that the 31 wind turbines were installed on…

MarineSpace Wins Ørsted Award

Aug 30, 2019

UK-based marine environmental and planning consultancy MarineSpace Limited has been awarded a place on the UK environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework agreement for Ørsted Wind Power A/S.The award means MarineSpace will be eligible to…

Carbon Trust Launches ORJIP Offshore Wind

Aug 29, 2019

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of Stage 2 of the Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) for Offshore Wind.The program aims to reduce consenting risk, project maturation time, cost and the environmental impact of existing and future offshore wind farms…

Crown Estate Boosts UK Offshore Wind Capacity by 2.85 GW

Aug 29, 2019

UK's offshore wind farms are about to get bigger after the Crown Estate decided that seven sites could comfortably expand their operations without posing any threat to the environment.According to an official statement the Crown Estate has given…

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