UK: The UK's system performance, availability and reliability trend analsysis (Sparta) programme will continue as all ten offshore developers sign up.
Germany Veja Mate completes financing
United Kingdom Floating wind energy is achievable at £85/MWh
Germany Blade breaks at Nordsee Ost
United Kingdom UK to sell off GIB stake
United Kingdom Dong gives Race Bank go-ahead and signs cable deal
United Kingdom CfD announcement "in weeks" - Rudd
United Kingdom UK offshore support unchanged following onshore cut
Germany HelWin2 link commissioned
EUROPE: For technologies such as offshore wind, which cannot yet compete in wholesale electricity markets, setting a suitable tariff is not easy. The problem is compounded as costs change with time.
EUROPE: After a period of some uncertainty, offshore wind costs are now moving downwards. The EU/FOWIND's Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment suggests that installed costs of offshore wind peaked at just under €4,000/kW in 2014 and are now falling.
WORLDWIDE: Nexus, the Latin word for connection, is the name of a new cable-laying vessel from Dutch offshore contractor, Van Oord.
WORLDWIDE: Large and far-from-shore wind projects in rough environments create challenges for operations and maintenance, starting with access, which is why one area of the Carbon Trust's research is focusing on crew transfer vessels.
Windpower Offshore Events
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 26 June 2015
|Project Name||Country||MW||Developer||Announcement||Date reported|
|Race Bank||UK||580MW||Dong Energy||Inter-array cabling contract||24-Jun-15|
|Race Bank||UK||580MW||Dong Energy||Preferred turbine supplier announced||24-Jun-15|
|Race Bank||UK||580MW||Dong Energy||Final Investment Decision||24-Jun-15|
|Burbo Bank Extension||UK||256MW||Dong Energy||Foundation installation contract||24-Jun-15|
|Greater Gabbard||UK||504MW||RWE Innogy, SSE||Crew transfer vessel charter||24-Jun-15|
|Nordsee Ost||Germany||295MW||RWE Innogy||Blade loss||22-Jun-15|
|Arkona Becken Sudost||Germany||385MW||E.on||Host port announced||22-Jun-15|
|Nobelwind||Belgium||165MW||Nobelwind BV||Substation contract order||19-Jun-15|
|Kentish Flats Extension||UK||49.5MW||Vattenfall||Turbine installation begins||19-Jun-15|
|Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site||UK||99.9MW||EDF Renewables||Geotechnical surveys to commence||18-Jun-15|
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