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Offshore Project Progress - 31 July

EUROPE: Recent project updates from wpd's 111MW Nordergrunde and 288MW Butendiek projects in Germany and Dong Energy's Race Bank project in the UK.

Gallery: Sandbank construction begins

GERMANY: The first foundations were shipped to Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank site in June, ahead of the start of the monopiles being installed earlier this month.

Record 2.3GW installed offshore in H1 but Germany onshore falters

EUROPE: European offshore installations reached a record amount in the first six months of 2015, as 2.3GW was put in the water, but German onshore additions fall.

Centrica to divest wind assets

UK: UK utility Centrica will sell off its interests in all its wind assets and exit the wind sector a year after announcing a halt to offshore investment.

Dong sells Danish test site to EDF

DENMARK: Dong Energy has sold its Frederikshavn offshore wind demonstration site in northern Denmark to EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF-EN), considering it surplus to requirements.

World's largest floating turbine installed at Fukushima

JAPAN: A 7MW floating offshore wind turbine developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been moored at the Fukushima demonstration site, 20 kilometres offshore.

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Seajacks to install Veja Mate foundations

GERMANY: Vessels supplier Seajacks will install the foundations at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore project in the German North Sea.

Tennet starts up DolWin1 grid connection

GERMANY: Tennet's 800MW DolWin1 grid connection has begun operating, serving the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum project.


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Last updated 31 July 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Butendiek Germany 288MW wpd Corrosion protection services 29-Jul-15
Veja Mate Germany 402MW Highland Group Holdings Jack-up vessel chartered 28-Jul-15
Block Island USA 30MW Deepwater Wind First foundation installed 27-Jul-15
Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 1 Germany 200MW Trianel Electricity marketer tender 27-Jul-15
Race Bank UK 580MW Dong Energy UXO survey contract 27-Jul-15
Nordergrunde Germany 111MW wpd Inter-array installation contract 24-Jul-15
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Energy Onshore substation transformers delivery 22-Jul-15
Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 1 Germany 200MW Trianel Defective cable replaced 22-Jul-15
Block Island USA 30MW Deepwater Wind Foundations arrive on site 21-Jul-15
Nobelwind Belgium 165MW Nobelwind NV Inter-array installation contract 20-Jul-15
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