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MT Højgaard found liable for grouting failure

UNITED KINGDOM: Denmark-based MT Højgaard has been found liable for grouting issues at the 180MW Robin Rigg offshore wind project by the High Court in London.

BOEM extends OCS developer timeline

UNITED STATES: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the time for companies to submit their plans for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy development.

Fault with Senvion 6MW forces Nordsee 1 re-tender

GERMANY: RWE Innogy has been forced to re-tender for the turbine supply for its Nordsee 1 offshore project in the German North Sea following a technical issue with the Senvion turbines it was planning to use.

Centrica hires O&M staff in UK despite project cuts

UK: British utility Centrica is expanding its offshore wind operations and maintenance team in Grimsby in the north-east England, despite scrapping projects in the area.

Half of Global Tech 1 turbines installed

GERMANY: Half of the towers and nacelles of the turbines at Windreich's 400MW German offshore wind farm Global Tech 1 are now in place.

Work starts on Gwynt y Mor O&M facilities

UK: Construction has kicked off on the new long-term operations and maintenance facilities for the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm.

James Fisher develops 'faster' offshore turbine oil change

UK: James Fisher Renewables has said that it has developed a new method for changing offshore turbine gearbox oil that will improve efficiency.

Siemens and Prysmian win BorWin3 contract

GERMANY: Tennet has chosen Siemens and Petrofac to supply technology for the BorWin3 grid connection, while Prysmian will provide the cables.

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Last updated 1 July 2013

Project Name Country MW Developer(s) Turbines Online year Date reported
Belwind phase II (Bligh Bank) Belgium 165 Belwind 1 x Alstom Haliade 150 6MW 2015 June 28, 2013
Fukushima Floating Demonstration (aka Forward) Japan 16 Marubeni; Mitsubishi Corporation; IHI Marine United;The University of Tokyo; Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding; Nippon Steel Corporation; Hitachi; Furukawa Electric; Shimizu Corporation; Japan Marine United Corporation; Mizuho Information & Research Institute 2 x Mitsubishi Sea Angel 7MW 2015 June 28, 2013
Gunfleet Sands 3 Demo UK 12 DONG Energy 2 x Siemens SWT-6.0-120 6MW 2013 June 27, 2013
EnBW Baltic 2 Germany 288 EnBW (Energie Baden-Wurttemberg) 80 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW 2014 June 27, 2013
Bard Offshore 1 Germany 400 BARD Engineering 80 x BARD 5.0 5MW 2014 June 27, 2013
DanTysk Germany 288 Vattenfall;Stadtwerke Munchen 80 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW 2014 June 26, 2013
Walney 1 UK 183.6 SSE;DONG Energy 51 x Siemens SWT-3.6-107 3.6MW 2012 June 25, 2013
Humber Gateway UK 219 E.ON 73 x Vestas V112-3.0 MW 2015 June 24, 2013
Thanet UK 300 Vattenfall 100 x Vestas V90 3MW 2010 June 24, 2013
Riffgat (aka Borkum Riffgat) Germany 108 EWE;ENOVA 30 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW 2013 21 June 2013
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