Offshore Wind News


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…

Getting to grips with grout

Mar 01, 2015

Grout is taking on new forms to meet the needs of offshore wind applications, Jim Bell explains. FoundOcean worked on the 30 wind turbine Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off Barrow-In-Furness in the Irish Sea…

Consent awarded for world's largest wind farm

Feb 18, 2015

Consent has been awarded for what will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, offshore the UK. The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development, to be operated by the Forewind consortium, is to be created out of two wind 1.2GW farms, each with 200 wind turbines…

TenneT takes delivery of HelWin1, BorWin2

Feb 10, 2015

The Prysmian Group and Siemens consortia completed and delivered the BorWin2 and HelWin1 projects to TenneT in the North Sea. Prysmian Group Cableship Giulio Verne operating by the HelWin converters platforms…

DONG acquires full ownership of Hornsea Project One

Feb 04, 2015

DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One from its joint venture partner SMart Wind. DONG Energy entered into the joint venture with SMart Wind in December 2011…

Tristein, Aqualis merge

Feb 04, 2015

Aqualis ASA and  Tristein AS have merged into Aqualis Offshore AS. Aqualis ASA acquired Norwegian company Tristein AS in April 2014. Tristein has since operated as a stand-alone entity as part of the Aqualis Group. Now the company is…

Seaway wins windfarm trio

Jan 27, 2015

DONG Energy has awarded offshore substation transportation and installation contracts for the Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension to Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). The three contracts cover the transportation and installation of in total up to five platforms…

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