• Offshore test side off the Aberdeen coast approved

    The Scottish Government announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) at Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting... read more
  • SylWin1 has been delayed

    Siemens is facing further delays in their offshore wind business. The grid connection project SylWin1 has been delayed all in all for about a year, because they hit an unexpected soft substrate layer... read more
  • Vattenfall intends to extend Kentish Flats

    Vattenfall intends to extend the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which is near the Thames Estuary in southeast England. The British authorities have given the energy supplier their approval to add... read more

  • Alstom implements DolWin3 offshore grid connection

    The transmission grid operator responsible for the German North Sea, TenneT has awarded the offshore grid connection DolWin3 to Alstom . As the general contractor, Alstom will deliver and construct... read more
  • BSH publishes grid plan for the North Sea

    The February, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has presented the "Federal Plan for Offshore in the North Sea", the grid plan for Germany. It substantiates and complements the... read more
  • 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