GERMANY: Dong Energy carried out an emergency exercise at its recently completed 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore project, where popcorn was used to simulate an oil spill
United Kingdom Offshore wind vital to help UK reach carbon target
United Kingdom Statoil selects anchor contract for Hywind Scotland
Denmark Anholt restarts power production
United Kingdom UK to hold three CfD auctions by 2020
United Kingdom Gallery: CWind demonstrates offshore cable pull-in
Netherlands RWE, EDPR and Macquarie form Dutch consortium
United States RES America and US Wind win in New Jersey auction
Netherlands First power from nearshore WestermeerWind
UNITED STATES: It has been a long time coming, but the US's first offshore wind project is now under construction. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski talks about the development of the 30MW Block Island and the company's plans for further growth in the sector.
FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.
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.
Windpower Offshore Events
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 27 November 2015
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Hywind Scotland||UK||30MW||Statoil||Anchor supplier selected||25-Nov-15|
|Anholt||Denmark||400MW||Dong Energy||Cable repair complete||24-Nov-15|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||600MW||-||Preliminary tender conditions published||23-Nov-15|
|Dudgeon||UK||400MW||Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar||Electrical infrastructure contractor selected||23-Nov-15|
|East Anglia One||UK||714MW||ScottishPower Renewables||Base port selected||19-Nov-15|
|Galloper||UK||336MW||RWE Innogy||Base port selected||19-Nov-15|
|East Anglia Three||UK||1.2GW||ScottishPower Renewables||Planning application submitted||18-Nov-15|
|Veja Mate||Germany||402MW||Highland Group Holdings||Foundation installation vessel charter||17-Nov-15|
|Galloper||UK||336MW||RWE Innogy||Turbine installation vessel charter||16-Nov-15|
|Bay State Wind||USA||1GW||Dong Energy||Project name change||11-Nov-15|
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