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Steelwind Nordenham manufactures monopiles for Borkum Riffgrund 2


Steelwind will deliver the monopiles for 36 of the foundations at Borkum Riffgrund 2. (Photo: Steelwind Nordenham GmbH)

The German company Steelwind Nordenham GmbH has been awarded the contract for the delivery of the foundations for offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 by Dong Energy.

Financing for offshore wind farm Merkur secured


At the offshore wind park Merkur in the German North Sea, GE’s Haliade 150-6MW turbines will be used on a larger scale for the first time. (Photo: GE)

The financial close has been confirmed for the offshore wind park Merkur with a total capacity of 396 MW. A total capital investment of € 1.6 billion has been raised and the investor consortium consists of GE, DEME, the Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners and the French organization ADEME.

1,300-tonne monopiles for the offshore wind farm Veja Mate


The monopiles are loaded onto the barge in Rostock for the nearshore transport to the Netherlands. (Photo: Otto Wulf GmbH & Co. KG)

The Hamburg-based port logistics company Buss Port Logistics has successfully completed its work for the nearshore logistics and storage of the 67 monopiles for the offshore wind farm Veja Mate, which is currently under construction. The company began handling the monopiles in early March. They weigh 1,300 tonnes apiece and are the largest and heaviest ever built.

Two-part transformer platform for Wikinger is on its way.


The two-part transformer platform for the offshore wind farm Wikinger is on its way. (Photo: Iberdrola)

The transformer platform for the offshore wind farm Wikinger is now complete and will be transported from Cadiz, Spain, to the Baltic Sea. Its special feature: The platform consists of two parts (topsides), which are jointly used by the wind farm operator Iberdrola and the transmission system operator 50Hertz.

First wind turbine for offshore wind farm Sandbank has been installed


The first wind turbine at Sandbank has been installed. (Photo: Vattenfall)

The first wind turbine at the offshore wind farm Sandbank 90 km west of Sylt has been installed. The wind farm is scheduled to go into operation in early 2017, and a new transfer vessel will shorten the expected construction time by up to three months.

Offshore Wind: “The current pipeline of projects is not enough”

Annual installed offshore wind capacity in Europe (graph: WindEurope)

The offshore wind industry hit a new record for investments of €14 billion during the first half of the year – exceeding the total full-year investments in 2015 – according to offshore statistics for the first 6 months of 2016 published today by WindEurope. As of 30 June 2016, cumulatively, there are 3,344 offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 11,538 MW fully grid connected in European waters in 82 wind farms across 11 countries, including demonstration sites.

Senvion is nominated for first floating wind farm in France

Senvion will be providing 6.2M152 turbines for the first floating wind farm in France. (Photo: Senvion)

Senvion will be providing the turbines for the first floating wind farm in the French Mediterranean. The Senvion 6.2M152 turbines have been specially adapted for use on floating offshore foundations. The wind farm will be installed and put into operation by 2020.

92 MW offshore wind farm being built near Scottish East Coast


The Swedish energy company Vattenfall has bought Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) also known as “Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm”. With this the company now fully owns the project, which was developed together with AREG.

Trelleborg wins contract for Borwin-3 wind farm floatover

The platform for the offshore converter station of BorWin3 will be constructed using floatover technology. (Picture: Trelleborg)

The Siemens/Petrofac consortium awarded the contract for the floatover installation of the HVDC converter platform of BorWin3 wind farm to Trelleborg engineered products operation.

DONG Energy wins tender for Dutch offshore wind farms


DONG Energy will build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 about 20 km from the coast of the province of Zeeland. (Photo: DONG Energy)

The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 that are expected to be the cheapest worldwide.