NETHERLANDS: Developer Vattenfall has been granted the licence to build the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind project in the latest Dutch offshore tender round, without subsidy.
GERMANY: Utility and developer EnBW recorded an increased operating profit (Ebitda) within its renewable energy segment due to an expanded and more productive wind portfolio.
SWEDEN: The Swedish Energy Agency has examined two models for removing or reducing transmission costs for offshore wind power to help promote cost-effective energy.
BELGIUM: Siemens Gamesa's roll-on/roll-off concept, first announced in November 2015, has been fully implemented for the first time, the manufacturer has announced.
NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord's revenue from wind power increased slightly, while its overall results fell year-on-year.
DENMARK: MHI Vestas' outgoing chief executive Jens Tommerup believes there is no business case yet for developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines, even though the technology is available.
WORLDWIDE: Remote-sensing devices are cheaper to install and maintain and often gather better data than traditional met masts, but while their use is becoming more widespread offshore, bankability remains an issue, especially in complex terrain.
WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.
INDIA/BELGIUM: Eize de Vries visits the gearbox manufacturer's facilities in India and Belgium to talk about market challenges and discover how the company's flexible platform can help drive down costs while scaling up for ever bigger turbines.
DENMARK: The generation-cost projections reported in this column rely on estimates of the energy production of the wind turbines over the life of the plant by the developer.