The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that there are currently 4,223 GW of untapped offshore wind energy in the USA. Wind Energy Update has now released the whitepaper “Opportunities in the U.S. Offshore Wind Market” to help wind developers and EPCs to use this potential.
Offshore Wind Energy
The Belgian Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering group (DEME) and Siemens Financial Services will join the project company Kriegers Flak ApS, which was founded by the German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in September 2015 to participate in the tender for the Danish offshore wind energy project Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea.
The wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has announced two new orders in China. The company will install 32 MW at the Bainijing wind farm at an altitude of 3,200 metres and another 50 MW for phase three of the Senjitu II complex.
Fugro has completed offshore works undertaken in preparation for full construction of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre at Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. This new facility will provide a platform for the first run of production offshore wind turbines to demonstrate their potential.
Siemens wants to build a new offshore service hub in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The site will be used as a base port for the operation and maintenance services that Siemens will supply for the Dutch Gemini wind farm.
ABB has been commissioned by the Danish energy company Dong Energy to build a 220-kilovolt high-voltage cable system. The system will connect the offshore wind farm Hornsea Project One in the North Sea with the British east coast and supply approximately one million households with wind energy.
More wind turbines in the North and Baltic Seas were connected to the grid in 2015 than ever before. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to detect malfunctions and plan maintenance work on offshore wind farms as early as possible.
On 17 March 2016, Iberdrola officially kicked off the construction of its offshore wind farm Wikinger with an event at the Sassnitz ferry port. The total investment volume for the project is € 1.4 billion.
The offshore expert MHI Vestas Offshore Wind increases its lease at the Danish Port of Esbjerg from 54,200 to 138,000 m². The space will be used for pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components.