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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 28 May 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Westermeerwind Netherlands 144MW Westermeerwind BV Foundation installation complete 27-May-15
Borkum Riffgrund 1 Germany 312MW Dong Energy Turbine installation complete 27-May-15
Kentish Flats Extension UK 49.5MW Vattenfall Foundation installation complete 26-May-15
Westermost Rough UK 210MW Dong Energy Full power achieved 26-May-15
Eneco Luchterduinen Netherlands 129MW Eneco First power delivered 22-May-15
Eneco Luchterduinen Netherlands 129MW Eneco Turbine installation two-thirds complete 22-May-15
Kentish Flats Extension UK 49.5MW Vattenfall Inter-array cable installation begins 22-May-15
Block Island USA 30MW Deepwater Wind Blade supply contract 18-May-15
Block Island USA 30MW Deepwater Wind Crew transfer contract 18-May-15
Rampion UK 400MW E.on Turbine order 18-May-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

EWEA Technology Workshop: Resource Assessment 2015

  • Tue 2 Jun 2015 - Wed 3 Jun 2015
  • Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Windforce 2015

  • Tue 9 Jun 2015 - Thu 11 Jun 2015
  • Bremenhaven, Germany

9th Quebec Wind Energy Conference

  • Mon 15 Jun 2015 - Wed 17 Jun 2015
  • Baie Bleue Hotel, Gaspé Peninsula Conference Centre, 482, boulevard Perron, Carleton-sur-Mer (Québec) G0C 1J0