Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm extension update.

Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm extension update.

Vattenfall, operators of Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, has issued a Report to give those who took part in the public consultation a summary of the feedback received, an explanation of how it will be used by Vattenfall and an overview of what will happen next with the Project. In January 2017, Vattenfall informed the community […]

Jack-up Vessel Seafox 5 Departs Damen Verolme Rotterdam.

Jack-up Vessel Seafox 5 Departs Damen Verolme Rotterdam.

The 151-meter, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore […]

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and University of Oxford have signed a five year research agreement to work on optimisation of foundation design for offshore wind turbines. According to Ørsted, more advanced geotechnical designs for foundations can make a major impact on cost reduction as the foundations contribute significantly to the overall wind turbine capital costs. The company has […]

Aberdeen bay wind farm will get world’s tallest turbines.

Aberdeen bay wind farm will get world’s tallest turbines.

Vattenfall, developer of the Aberdeen bay wind farm, confirmed at a public consultation yesterday that the project will boast the world’s tallest and most powerful turbines upon completion. Sitting nearly 15 miles off the Aberdeen coastline, the development will see eleven 191 meter turbines able to operate at 8.8MW. Capable of powering one household for […]

Hywind Scotland performed better than expected.

Hywind Scotland performed better than expected.

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and […]

Jan De Nul Group bags an order from Senvion.

Jan De Nul Group bags an order from Senvion.

Senvion has awarded Jan De Nul Group a turbine installation contract for Trianel’s 203MW Borkum West 2.2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Jan De Nul Group will install 32 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), each with a capacity of 6.33 MW, for the Offshore Wind Farm Trianel Borkum II in Germany. The new […]

World’s biggest offshore wind farm gets its blades made in Hull, UK.

World’s biggest offshore wind farm gets its blades made in Hull, UK.

The factory will produce 81.5m blades for Hornsea Project Two, 89km off the East Yorkshire coast. Siemens Gamesa’s state-of-the-art Hull wind turbine facility will manufacturer most of the turbine blades for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, off the East Yorkshire coast. Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to supply all the wind […]

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