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  • 277 new offshore wind turbines in the first half of 2013

    277 new offshore wind turbines, totaling 1,045 MW, were fully grid connected in Europe during the first six months of 2013. This is double compared to the same period in 2012 when 523.2 MW were... read more
  • We cannot do without it

    Offshore wind power is making household electricity expensive, warn consumer protection groups. Without offshore there will be no energy transition, says the offshore sector in response. The German... read more
  • Interview: Job engine in reverse

    Up to now, the offshore wind industry has been an engine for job growth. Significant delays in legally guaranteed grid connections, along with the ­ongoing political debate over rising electricity... read more

  • Comment: How cheap should it be?

    Striving for profit is a core element of the capitalist market economy. The quickest way to maximum profits is to have minimum costs. “More is better than less” and “cheap is better than expensive”... read more
  • Ambau builds the tower for Mitsubishi's SeaAngel

    Ambau GmbH will build the tower for Mitsubishi's first 7-MW offshore wind turbines. The company received a corresponding order from Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Ltd. , a subsidiary of Mitsubishis... read more
  • PMSS will provide consultation for US offshore wind energy project

    A team of experts from TÜV SÜD PMSS will provide support and guidance for the management team of Cape Wind, the first offshore wind project in the USA. The companies signed a corresponding contract,... read more
  • London Array officially inaugurated

    After all of its wind turbines were connected to the grid at the end of April, the world's largest offshore wind farm, London Array, was officially inaugurated on 4 July. The wind farm consists of 175... read more
  • First US offshore wind turbine feeds into the grid

    Since June 13, the first US offshore wind turbine feeds power into the grid. The VolturnUS 1:8, a 65-foot-tall floating turbine prototype that is 1:8th the scale of a 6 MW 423-foot rotor diameter... read more
  • Eemshaven opens offshore terminal

    The Blue Orange Terminal in Eemshaven is a new logistics hub for offshore wind farms in the North Sea. In the middle of June, the Buss Group officially opened their new terminal at the Dutch port with... read more
  • DNV KEMA releases structures standard for floating turbines

    DNV KEMA , the energy arm of DNV , has developed a new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures. It should help accelerate the development of a new generation of floating offshore wind... read more

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