Offshore Project Progress -- 25 September

EUROPE: Recent project updates from the EnBW Baltic 2 project in Germany, the Dutch Eneco Luchterduinen site, and two UK offshore developments.

EnBW's Baltic 2 offshore project was officially commissioned this week
EnBW's Baltic 2 offshore project was officially commissioned this week

EnBW Baltic 2

Opening ceremony: The 288MW EnBW Baltic 2 has been officially inaugurated at a ceremony in the port of Stralsund.

The first turbine was installed in August 2014 following a slight delay due to adverse weather conditions, and first power from the project was transmitted in April.

Installation of all 80 Siemens 3.6MW turbines was completed in June. 21-Sep-15

 

Eneco Lucthterduinen

Project completed: Eneco Luchterduinen has been officially opened.

Located 23 kilometres off the Dutch coast, the now-fully operational 129MW wind farm was completed within budget and delivered three months ahead of schedule, the developers said.

It is a joint venture between Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation and uses 43 MHI-Vestas V112-3MW turbines.

Belgian vessels firm Van Oord's new installation jack-up vessel Aeolus completed its first commission by installing foundations and turbines at the project. 22-Sep-15

 

Humber Gateway

Transmission bidder: Energy regulator Ofgem has appointed the Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium as the preferred bidder to own and operate Humber Gateway's offshore transmission assets.

The assets' estimated value is £173.3m (€235m). They are currently owned by project developer and owner E.on. Humber Gateway lies in the North Sea off Yorkshire, north-east England.

The consortium also owns the Gwynt y Mor and Thanet transmission licences under Ofgem's Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) regime. 24-Sep-15

 

Dogger Bank

Met mast servicing: Inspections and scheduled maintenance work on the two Dogger Bank met masts has been completed.

The work was undertaken from the VOS Sympathy vessel, in the North Sea, off north-east England.

The met masts are gathering wind, wave, atmospheric and marine traffic data for Forewind's planned Dogger Bank Creyke Beck and Dogger Bank Teesside A & B projects.

The Forewind consortium comprises offshore developers RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil. Forewind cancelled the Teesside C&D project in August allowing it to focus on its consented projects. 24-Sep-15

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Offshore Events

Latest Offshore Wind Jobs