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Wind Economics: Making sense of European offshore tariffs

Wind Economics: Making sense of European offshore tariffs

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.

Wind Economics: Installed costs to fall from last year's peak

Wind Economics: Installed costs to fall from last year's peak

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.

WindTech: Speed equaliser improves tensioning

WindTech: Speed equaliser improves tensioning

WORLDWIDE: Nexus, the Latin word for connection, is the name of a new cable-laying vessel from Dutch offshore contractor, Van Oord.

Charting the course for offshore access systems

Charting the course for offshore access systems

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 NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate 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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Latest special reports

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.

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.

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Latest Offshore Wind Jobs

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Offshore Wind Events

OSES 2015

  • Wed 1 Jul 2015 - Fri 3 Jul 2015
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Australian Clean Energy Summit

  • Wed 15 Jul 2015 - Thu 16 Jul 2015
  • Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

The Fundamentals of Wind Energy

  • Tue 21 Jul 2015 - Wed 22 Jul 2015
  • Greencoat House, Francis Street, SW1P 1DH

Brazil Windpower 2015

  • Tue 1 Sep 2015 - Thu 3 Sep 2015
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil