project update

project update

All foundations on Sandbank project installed


Bilfinger has installed the 72 Monopiles for the Sandbank offshore wind project. (Photo: Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems)

Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems has successfully finished the foundation installation for the € 1.2 billion offshore wind farm Sandbank.

Dong Energy takes over U.S. offshore wind project

The New Jersey competitive lease auction was the U.S.' ninth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters for potential offshore wind energy development. (Graphic: Dong Eenrgy)

Dong Energy has agreed to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s more than 1,000 MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of New Jersey. The New Jersey lease is the second U.S. lease area for Dong.

Centrica sells Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms

UK Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund and funds managed by BlackRock invest £ 423 million in the acquisition of GLID from Centrica and EIG. Hereinafter, Lynn and Inner Dowsing will become UK’s first 100 % non-utility owned offshore wind farms.

EnBW and Iberdrola conclude service contract for Wikinger

EnBW will provide services for the construction of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to Iberdrola. The contract runs for two years and covers services dealing with the coordination of shipping traffic, health and safety and environmental protection at the construction site.

Dong Energy to build 1.2 GW Hornsea project

Hornsea will be located 120 km off the British east coast and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. (Graphic: Dong Energy)

Dong Energy has made a final investment decision to build the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK. With a capacity of 1.2 GW, Hornsea will on completion be the world’s first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity and by a large margin become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Strabag sells Albatros and OWP West

Strabag OW EVS, a joint venture of the Austrian company Strabag and the Norderland Group, has sold two of its projects. The offshore wind farm Albatros was acquired by EnBW. The OWP West project was purchased by Dong Energy.

Gothaer invests in Nordergründe

While debt funding for the € 410 million offshore wind project Nordergründe had already been arranged in June 2015 by European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW IPEX Bank, a new co-investor, Gothaer Leben Renewables GmbH, has recently acquired an equity stake in the project.

Siemens to equip first Finnish offshore wind farm

Ten Siemens SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines will supply clean energy for approximately 8,600 electrically heated Finnish households. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has been awarded its first commercial offshore wind order from Finland: the company will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 MW and a rotor diameter of 130 m, for the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

East Anglian seabed scanning discovers German WW1 submarine

Unexpected discovery: During seabed scanning a WW1 wreck was found. (Photo: Fugro/ScottishPower Renewables)

Whilst undertaking detailed seabed scanning for the development of windfarm projects in the East Anglia Zone windfarm developers ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall uncovered a wreck of a WW1 German submarine, missing in action since 1915.

FoundOcean completes grouting at Gemini wind farm


On behalf of Van Oord, FoundOcean has completed the grouting at Gemini wind farm. (Photo: Van Oord)

FoundOcean has completed the grouting of the foundations at Gemini wind farm on behalf of the main contractor, Van Oord. For the first time, BASF’s new grouting material MasterFlow 9800 was used.