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Foundations complete at Borkum Riffgrund

GERMANY: All 77 foundations are now in place at the Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind project in the German North Sea after GeoSea completed the installation work.

First Gemini monopiles arrive in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS: The first monopiles to be used at the 600MW Gemini project in the North Sea have arrived at the Breakbulk and Offshore Wind Terminal (BOW Terminal) in Vlissingen.

Riffgat connection down for two weeks

GERMANY: Tennet Offshore has temporarily shut down the to-shore cable link for the Riffgat wind farm in the German North Sea for more than two weeks.

Statoil launches Hywind challenge

UK: Statoil and ORE Catapult have challenged the sector to help with challenges involved in installing the Hywind floating offshore project in Scotland.

WSP wins Dong substation design contracts

UK: Dong Energy has handed engineering firm WSP contracts to help design three onshore substations for a selection of offshore wind projects.

First 2MW Vertiwind vertical-axis prototype built

FRANCE: The first photos have been revealed of the onshore prototype of the Vertiwind 2MW direct drive, vertical-axis floating turbine, designed for waters up to 200 metres deep.

Siemens wins Netherlands near-shore order

NETHERLANDS: Siemens Energy has been awarded the contract to supply turbines to the 144MW Westermeerwind near-shore project by owner Westermeerwind BV, as the project reaches financial close.

Vestas continues work on V164 at Isle of Wight

UK: Vestas is continuing to test the V164 turbine blades "on behalf on MHI Vestas" at the former's research and development facility on the Isle of Wight.


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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 25 July 2014

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW Dong Vessel update 23-Jul-14
DolWin Beta Germany 924MW Aibel Platform transport 22-Jul-14
Butendiek Germany 288MW WPD Foundation installation 22-Jul-14
Dogger Bank UK 1.2GW Forewind Consent meetings 21-Jul-14
Nordsee Ost Germany 295MW RWE Substation installed 21-Jul-14
Baltic 2 Germany 288MW EnBW Onshore contruction 21-Jul-14
Gode Wind 2 Germany 252MW Dong Project sale 18-Jul-14
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW Dong Completion delay 18-Jul-14
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