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Foundations built on corrosion protection

Foundations built on corrosion protection

WORLDWIDE: Offshore wind developers and operators have perhaps been guilty of underestimating the challenges of keeping their foundations free from corrosion. We look at the problems the industry faces, from pile slippage to the effects of sulphur reducing bacteria.

Making the right subsea skills choice

Making the right subsea skills choice

WORLDWIDE: Alarm bells have been ringing in the offshore-wind sector over a potential shortage of staff for remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operation over the coming years.

Look below the surface for maintenance regime

Look below the surface for maintenance regime

WORLDWIDE: Many vital components of wind farms are hidden below the sea surface and are subject to significant wear and tear. This is often ignored, despite the fact that the sub-surface section is at least as important as any other part of the structure

The tide turns on offshore maintenance costs

The tide turns on offshore maintenance costs

WORLDWIDE: Despite economies of scale, the cost of running and maintaining the larger offshore wind projects further from shore have remained high. But the industry's growing experience of the marine environment is now beginning to push costs down.


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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated  5 December 2014

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Sandbank Germany 288MW Vattenfall Installation contract 04-Dec-14
Gwynt y Mor UK 578MW RWE Flidar removed 04-Dec-14
DanTysk Germany 288MW Vattenfall First power 03-Dec-14
First Flight UK 400MW Dong Abandoned 02-Dec-14
Navitus Bay UK 970MW Eneco EDF Public consultation 28-Nov-14
FACW US 25MW Fishermen's Energy Consultancy 01-Dec-14
Baltic 2 Germany 288MW EnBW Vessel selection 28-Nov-14
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Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014

Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at maintenance work below the water required to keep offshore wind farms running efficiently, with a focus on skills and equipment.

Global Offshore - Special Report 2014

Global Offshore - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at the countries outside Europe that are progressing towards installing turbines off their coasts; plus we examine ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind.

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SR Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2015

  • Tue 27 Jan 2015 - Wed 28 Jan 2015
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Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels

  • Wed 28 Jan 2015 - Thu 29 Jan 2015
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