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Germany Installation issues… Ballast Nedam developed HLV Svanen specifically for installing large, heavy structures

An in-depth approach to foundation design

German offshore wind developments in the North and Baltic Seas are further from shore and in deeper water than most European projects to date. Eize de Vries investigates the associated technological, manufacturing and logistical problems that foundation designers must address.


Busy times in German seas

GERMANY: By early March, German offshore operating capacity had reached 628MW.

Germany Familiar story… Red-throated divers could be affected by Butendiek and other North Sea offshore wind farms, study says (pic: Noel Reynolds)

Revised permitting 'sin' puts approved sites at risk

GERMANY: Environmental objections call into doubt the future of several large offshore wind farms in German waters and more projects could be affected under new rules on extension granted to existing permits.

Germany Big bang theory… It is usually safer to carry out a controlled explosion on site than move the ordnance (pic: Shutterstock)

Delays and costs - munitions on the seabed

GERMANY: The discovery of unexploded ordnance on the seabed has caused delays and cost overruns on a number of offshore projects. But if the right precautions and procedures are followed, the problem can be managed.

Windpower Offshore Events

Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 26 March 2014

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Dudgeon UK 400MW Statkraft,Statoil Contract award 24-Mar-14
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW RWE Bomb disposal 24-Mar-14
Westermost Rough UK 210MW Dong Foundation installation 24-Mar-14
Borkum West 2 Germany 200MW Trianel Turbine installation 20-Mar-14
Rhiannon UK 2,200MW Centrica, Dong Consultation 20-Mar-14
Moray Firth UK 1,116MW EDPR, Repsol Consenting 19-Mar-14
Beatrice UK 750MW Repsol, SSE Consenting 19-Mar-14
Meerwind Sud Germany 288MW WindMW Turbine installation 18-Mar-14
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Latest special reports


Germany Offshore - Special Report 2014

GERMANY: Windpower Offshore looks at the underwater challenges in German waters, from environmental approval and foundation design to ordnance clearance.

Operations & Maintenance - Special Report 2013

Windpower Offshore looks at operations and maintenance strategies that can help cut the cost of offshore wind energy as the sector continues to grow.

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New Energy Husum

  • Thu 20 Mar 2014 - Thu 23 Oct 2014
  • Husum, Germany.

RenewableUK Cymru 2014

  • Thu 1 May 2014
  • City Hall, Cardiff, UK.

AWEA Windpower 2014.

  • Mon 5 May 2014 - Thu 8 May 2014
  • Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vessels & Access 2014

  • Tue 13 May 2014 - Thu 15 May 2014