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World’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm unveiled

Jun 18, 2015

Together, RWE AG, Gwynt y Môr, Stadtwerke München, and Siemens inaugurated the US$3 billion (£2 billion) Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8mi offshore in Liverpool Bay, on 18 June. Gwynt y Môr wind farm…

Fugro to analyze wind farm sites

Jun 04, 2015

Fugro and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, have signed two contracts to investigate the Borssele wind area, off the Zeeland coast. The work scope includes measuring meteorological…

CT Offshore launches subsea trencher ROV

Jun 02, 2015

CT Offshore will deploy its new trencher remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the CTO 107-1100, in June at DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1 + 2 Offshore Wind Farms in the North Sea off Germany. The CTO 107-1100…

Picking up wind

Jun 01, 2015

About US$336 billion (€300 billion) could be spent in offshore wind capex over the next 10 years, with cumulative capacity surpassing 57GW. Douglas Westwood’s Rachel Stonehouse explains. Cumulative offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 57GW by 2024…

Realizing potential

Jun 01, 2015

Tidal and wave energy projects are getting grid-wet this year, yet there’s still more to learn. Emma Gordon reports from All Energy. An OpenHydro device. Image from OpenHydro. The…

US wind blows, but not yet offshore

May 25, 2015

For the US energy industry, 2014 will be remembered as the year when crude oil prices fell below US$50/bbl, resulting in significant realignments in the sector.  Aside from the oil price collapse and the historic high of domestic natural gas production…

DONG hits 3000MW offshore wind capacity

May 22, 2015

DONG Energy reached a new milestone having installed 3000MW of offshore wind capacity - around half of it in the UK. The total output - achieved today with the installation of turbine number 76 at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind…

Harnessing energy

May 19, 2015

DONG Energy has taken on the offshore wind market—and it is winning. Elaine Maslin explains. A2SEA’s new wind farm installation vessel, the Sea Installer. Images from DONG Energy. In a short period of time…

Siemens installs 7 MW offshore wind turbine prototype

May 19, 2015

The new Siemens offshore flagship wind turbine of the type SWT-7.0-154 has now been installed as a prototype. The prototype installed in Østerild, Denmark. Image from Siemens. The…

Acta Marine uses Ampelmann system

May 15, 2015

Access solutions firm Ampelmann has been contracted by Acta Marine for equipment for its newbuild wind farm support vessel, the Acta Orion. The Acta Orion will be fitted with an Ampelmann motion-compensated gangway. The Ampelmann…

OMM builds offshore wind tool

Apr 07, 2015

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) secured GROW:OffshoreWind funding to build a subsea tool which will reduce project costs and improve health and safety offshore. The new tool has been designed using OMM’s experiences of working offshore…

Renewables investment reaches record highs

Apr 07, 2015

Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2014, including the record-breaking US$3.8 billion financing of the largest ever renewable energy plant, a Dutch wind farm project, a new report has shown. Image from Siemens…

Siemens gets Rhyl Flats extension

Mar 26, 2015

Siemens signed a long-term agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd., 50.1% owned by RWE AG, to continue providing service and maintenance at the Rhyl Flats wind farm off the coast of North Wales for the next 15 years. Image from Siemens…

Floating wind on the horizon?

Mar 23, 2015

Several floating wind turbines have been installed in recent years, with operational turbines in Norway, Japan and Portugal. Floating turbines have several benefits over their conventional counter-parts – firstly, they are more economically efficient…

Siemens upgrade to 7MW wind turbine

Mar 13, 2015

Siemens has introduced the new Siemens SWT-7.0-154, a generator upgrade to seven megawatt (MW) which delivers nearly ten percent more energy production than the predecessor under offshore wind conditions.  Stronger permanent magnets…

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