It floats! – Ideol launches first floating foundation.

FRANCE: Ideol has launched the floating foundation of its demonstration project from Saint-Nazaire harbour.

It floats! – Ideol launches first floating foundation.

The engineering consultants’ 2MW Floatgen demonstration project, which is to be moored 22 kilometers off the coast of Le Croisic in western France, has been launched. It will include the first offshore wind turbine to be installed off the French coast. The project will enable Ideol to evaluate the performance of the floating foundation, the company said. The […]

Successful Refinancing of Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

Successful Refinancing of Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

Joint owners wpd, Marguerite Fund, Siemens Financial Services, Industriens Pension, Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA), Caisse des Dépôts, ewz (Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the refinancing for the Butendiek offshore wind farm. The amount of senior debt raised for the refinancing is in excess 950 million Euros and has been […]

Beothuk Energy partners with CIP to develop offshore wind farm in Canada.

Beothuk Energy partners with CIP to develop offshore wind farm in Canada.

Beothuk Energy (Beothuk) has partnered with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop, own and operate wind farms in Atlantic Canada. “Beothuk is thrilled to be in business with one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy financing,” said Kirby Mercer, CEO of Beothuk. “CIP brings tremendous capabilities and experience to the table as well as […]

Senvion wins offshore order over 203 megawatts for Trianel Borkum II.

Senvion wins offshore order over 203 megawatts for Trianel Borkum II.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, will deliver the offshore turbines for Trianel Windpark Borkum II. At the Hamburg WindEnergy the conditional contract for the turbine delivery as well as service for the wind farm Trianel Borkum II (TWB II) has been signed with Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co KG. The […]

DONG Energy to build ‘game-changing’ operational hub for offshore wind in Grimsby.

DONG Energy to build ‘game-changing’ operational hub for offshore wind in Grimsby.

DONG Energy is today announcing plans for a GBP multi-million investment in Grimsby to create the UK’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance hub. Subject to planning approval, the new facility will be developed in the town’s Royal Dock and will initially support Westermost Rough, Race Bank and Hornsea Project One offshore wind farms. However, […]

Senvion adopts Palfinger’s innovative blade access solution.

Senvion adopts Palfinger’s innovative blade access solution.

Senvion has become the first company to select Palfinger Marine’s newly-developed blade access system for offshore wind turbines. Known as the Palfinger Blade Access (PBA), the solution will be used by Senvion on the Thornton Bank I, II and III offshore windfarms in the southern North Sea. “Safe effective maintenance work on the rotor blades is […]

Hitachi develops 5MW wind turbine generator system capable of greater power in light-wind environments.

Hitachi develops 5MW wind turbine generator system capable of greater power in light-wind environments.

– 15% Enlargement of Swept Area to Better Adapt to Regions with an Annual Average Wind Speed of below 7.5 m/s – Hitachi today announced it has developed a 5MW offshore wind turbine generator system, the HTW5.2-136, with a downwind configuration. The new system features a 15% larger rotor swept area to increase output in […]

Windea La Cour starts work for Siemens.

Windea La Cour starts work for Siemens.

The service operations vessel (SOV) Windea la Cour, which is owned by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, has commenced work at the Gemini offshore windfarm in The Netherlands of Siemens Wind Power Service, supporting service and maintenance of 150 Siemens wind turbines. The vessel functions as a platform for windfarm operations and maintenance support, accommodation and transport. […]

NorSea establishes offshore wind business unit in Denmark.

NorSea establishes offshore wind business unit in Denmark.

NorSea Group has set up an offshore wind company in Denmark, NSG Wind A/S. The company can deliver a full range of offshore wind industry services and has already won contracts in several countries, including Denmark, Germany, the UK and Taiwan. The Danish company will ensure that the group can develop and provide services for […]

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