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  • politics & business

    2015 brought 3 GW of new capacity and a € 13 bn investment

    A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double the capacity connected to the grid in 2014. Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled to €... read more
  • logistics & operations, politics & business

    First ever decommissioning of an offshore wind farm

    Vattenfall has dismantled Yttre Stengrund offshore wind farm off the coast of Sweden. It is the first ever decommissioning of an offshore wind farm. read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Strabag sells Albatros and OWP West

    Strabag OW EVS, a joint venture of the Austrian company Strabag and the Norderland Group, has sold two of its projects. The offshore wind farm Albatros was acquired by EnBW. The OWP West project was... read more

  • project update, politics & business

    Siemens to equip first Finnish offshore wind farm

    Siemens has been awarded its first commercial offshore wind order from Finland: the company will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 MW and a rotor diameter of... read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Gothaer invests in Nordergründe

    While debt funding for the € 410 million offshore wind project Nordergründe had already been arranged in June 2015 by European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW IPEX Bank, a new co-investor, Gothaer Leben... read more
  • politics & business

    Siemens gets Type Certificate for its 7 MW turbine

    DNV GL has awarded Siemens Wind Power with final Type Certification for its new 7-MW offshore wind turbine SWT-7.0-154, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. read more
  • politics & business

    Catch-up effects lead to offshore record in Germany

    In 2015, offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 2,282 MW were connected to the grid in Germany. This is on par with expectations expressed early on in 2015, but for now it will remain a one-off... read more
  • logistics & operations, politics & business

    Bibby and Damen to build SOV

    Bibby Marine Services Ltd. has signed a contract with shipbuilder Damen Shipyards for a purpose-built SOV to serve the offshore wind market. The new ship called Bibby WaveMaster 1 represents the first... read more
  • logistics & operations, politics & business

    Report maps regulations on vessels used in the North Sea

    The Danish Maritime Authority has had a report drawn up that maps the regulations and industry standards applicable to maritime operations in the offshore wind sector of Denmark, the United Kingdom,... read more
  • politics & business

    Rob Spillard joins Bibby HydroMap

    Seabed survey company Bibby HydroMap continues to strengthen its executive board. The offshore survey company has appointed Rob Spillard as its new Technical Director. read more

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