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News & in-depth analysis of offshore wind power and renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, grids, energy storage, substations, supply interruption and transmission failures.

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Life science companies secure PPAs for Kriegers Flak

Life science companies secure PPAs for Kriegers Flak

DENMARK: Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and biotechnology firm Novozymes will source their power consumption from Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.

Kriegers Flak interconnection cables installed

Kriegers Flak interconnection cables installed

DENMARK/GERMANY: The two cables comprising the 400MW Kriegers Flak link between Germany and Denmark have been installed.

Ørsted in project export first

Ørsted in project export first

UK: Developer Ørsted has installed a reactive compensation station (RCS) along the export cable route for its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One site -- a world first, the developer claimed.

Equinor installs Batwind battery

Equinor installs Batwind battery

UK: Equinor has connected its "battery with a brain" to the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project in Scotland.

Nemo cable route altered as WW2 bomber found

Nemo cable route altered as WW2 bomber found

BELGIUM: The path for the 1GW Nemo cable route had to be altered after the wreckage of a World War Two bomber was found in the Channel.

Triton Knoll onshore cabling work imminent

Triton Knoll onshore cabling work imminent

UK: Construction work is about to start on the cable route for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

Tennet and Innogy to study project interconnection

Tennet and Innogy to study project interconnection

EUROPE: Transmission system operator Tennet and offshore wind developer Innogy are joining forces to look at the possibility of using offshore wind projects in cross-border interconnectors, in the latest move to create a North Sea hub.

In Depth

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.

Simplifying and lightening offshore turbines with compressed air energy storage

WORLDWIDE: Well-proven equipment and machinery can be deployed for the fast development of CAES-equipped wind turbines.

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.

Analysis: Siemens' radical substation plan

GERMANY: Siemens announced new significant potential for cost saving in grid technology for offshore wind at the EWEA Offshore conference and exhibition in Copenhagen last week.

Cabling standards hold key to cutting costs

The offshore wind sector is under significant pressure to reduce costs. One of the sectors where large savings could be made is the offshore electricity transmission network. We assess the contribution the German offshore network plan will make