project update

project update

FLiDAR completes wind measurements at Neart Na Gaoithe

FLiDAR has completed the onsite wind measurements at the Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm being developed by Mainstream Renewable Power.

First U.S. offshore wind farm achieves financial close

As first U.S. offshore wind farm, Block Island, has successfully reached financial close. Deepwater Wind will finance the US$ 290 million project through Mandated Lead Arrangers Société Générale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio.

Dong Energy chooses Vestas’ turbine for Walney Extension

Just one month after Dong Energy had decided to install offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension with Vestas turbines the next contract is already waiting. For Walney Extension Dong is banking on MHI Vestas‘ V164-8.0MW.

Fault on Anholt sea cable

The cable route is approx. 24.5 km, connecting the GIS station at Grenaa with the offshore transformer platform at the Anholt offshore wind farm. (Photo: nkt cables)

A cable fault is preventing transmission of power from the Anholt offshore wind farm to the onshore grid. The cause of the fault is still unclear.

East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm secures 714 MW contract

ScottishPower Renewables recently completed the 389 MW West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm, a joint venture with DONG Energy, and is developing the 350 MW Wikinger Offshore Windfarm in Germany. (Photo: Iberdrola)

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has hailed a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce the costs of offshore wind after the East Anglia ONE project successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in the completive competitive auction process run by the UK Government.

alpha ventus exceeds expectations


Panoramic view of the wind farm alpha ventus. (Photo: Matthias Ibeler / DOTI 2010 / alpha ventus)

Germany’s first offshore wind farm “alpha ventus” has been in operation for four years and continues to work according to plan and even exceeds forecasts. From 2011 to 2014, the wind farm achieved more than 16,500 full capacity hours and produced nearly 1,000 GWh of electricity.

Borkum Riffgrund 1 delivers its first electricity


The first turbines of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 are connected to the grid and feeding electricity into the grid. (Photo: Dong Energy)

The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 is feeding its first electricity into the German grid. The wind farm is the first German project carried out by the Danish company Dong Energy.

Dogger Bank will push the limits


Planning permission has been awarded for the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project to be developed by the Forewind consortium. The project is located 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast and is more than twice the size of the UK’s current biggest offshore wind farm.

Siemens installs first turbine in the Amrumbank West


Components for the wind turbines being loaded onto the transport vessel in the Danish port of Esbjerg for further transport to the job site out at sea. (Photo: Siemens)

On February 11th, Siemens installed the first 3.6 MW wind turbine for the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm. The entire installation process took 24 hours, with work being performed around the clock in 12 hour shifts.

Foundation for French offshore wind market

The Fécamp met mast is based on a concrete gravity based foundation in a water depth of 30 m. (Foto: MT Højgaard)

A major step was recently taken in the French offshore wind market with the installation of the Fécamp met mast in the English Channel. This marks not only a further step towards opening up the French offshore wind market, but also the first installation of a concrete gravity based foundation in deep waters.