• Europe knocks on 5 GW door

    According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 293 offshore wind turbines were connected to the grid in 2012. Their combined capacity amounts to 1,165 MW, meaning that in 2012 around 33 %... read more
  • New giants at sea

    DONG Energy has erected two wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 6 MW, at the offshore wind farm Gunfleet Sands in the UK. Siemens was already testing two of these turbines onshore in Denmark... read more
  • New certification guideline

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “ Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines ”. It provides a fully integrated design and analysis concept for offshore wind... read more

  • Mitsubishi pledges support to TenneT

    The grid operator TenneT will receive a cash injection from the Mitsubishi Corporation to connect four German offshore wind farms to the grid. The Japanese corporation will stump up a total of €576... read more
  • Seaway Heavy Lifting repositions itself

    The Division Renewable Energy for Subsea 7 S.A. is now starting a 50% joint venture with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). Through the consolidation, Subsea 7 hopes it can better serve the offshore wind... read more
  • France starts the second offshore round

    On 8 January, the French government declared the second bidding round for offshore wind farms off the French coast. This time a total of 1,000 MW are up for tender, divided into two farms. These are... read more
  • Senate finances offshore terminal in Bremerhaven

    On 4 December, the Bremen Senate approved the funding for the Bremerhaven offshore terminal. The total cost will amount to € 180 million and will be funded from the budget over a period of five years... read more
  • New offshore wind turbine blade testing facility

    The Duke of York visited the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) on December 3, to open two new facilities for the development of offshore renewable energy technologies. The new offshore wind... read more
  • Subsea cable between Norway and Germany is getting concrete

    Norwegian power grid operator Statnett , German KfW bank and TenneT TSO GmbH, transmission system operator for the German North Sea region, have concluded a cooperation agreement to develop and... read more
  • ITW has completed grouting at London Array

    ITW Densit , a pioneer in producing ultra high performance cementitious materials for the offshore industry, finalized its part in the London Array project. For almost two years, ITW has been working... read more