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Project Development & Execution

CWP Receives Approval for Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub

17 August 2018

The company behind the 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm has today received planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a c.200 MW solar + storage project, which will expand the wind farm to a wind, solar and battery hybrid project called the Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub.

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MHI Vestas to Host Danish Ambassadors August 21 at Lindø Factory

17 August 2018

Danish Foreign Ministry to bring 11 Danish Ambassadors from around the world to nacelle factory at Lindø as part of study trip throughout Denmark. MORE ❯

Operation & Maintenance

Second SOV Edda Mistral depparts for on sea trials

17 August 2018

Last Monday, the second SOV (Service Operation Vessel) built in Spain, Edda Mistral, left the Ria del Eo to head towards the Port of Gijón, where she will be for the next weeks to complete her sea trials programme.

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Transmission

Boskalis to provide cable integrity solutions to all Transmission Capital Partners’ OFTOs

17 August 2018

Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), which operates and maintains the transmission links as the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) between the UK’s onshore grid and the Barrow, Gunfleet Sands, Ormonde, Robin Rigg, Lincs and Westermost Rough offshore wind farms.

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Project Development & Execution

Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project Fully Commissioned

17 August 2018

MHI Vestas completes commissioning of five V164-8.4 MW turbines, now the world’s most powerful, commercially installed wind turbine. MORE ❯

Technology

New test stands at Østerild and Høvsøre are put out to tender

16 August 2018

The test facilities in Østerild and Høvsøre are each to be expanded with an additional two test stands. The in total four new test stands are now put out to tender.

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Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯

The company behind the 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm has today received planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a c.200 MW solar + storage project, which will expand the wind farm to a wind, solar and battery hybrid project called the Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub.

MORE ❯
Danish Foreign Ministry to bring 11 Danish Ambassadors from around the world to nacelle factory at Lindø as part of study trip throughout Denmark. MORE ❯
Operation & MaintenanceMORE ❯

Last Monday, the second SOV (Service Operation Vessel) built in Spain, Edda Mistral, left the Ria del Eo to head towards the Port of Gijón, where she will be for the next weeks to complete her sea trials programme.

MORE ❯
TransmissionMORE ❯

Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), which operates and maintains the transmission links as the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) between the UK’s onshore grid and the Barrow, Gunfleet Sands, Ormonde, Robin Rigg, Lincs and Westermost Rough offshore wind farms.

MORE ❯
Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯
MHI Vestas completes commissioning of five V164-8.4 MW turbines, now the world’s most powerful, commercially installed wind turbine. MORE ❯
TechnologyMORE ❯

The test facilities in Østerild and Høvsøre are each to be expanded with an additional two test stands. The in total four new test stands are now put out to tender.

MORE ❯

Transmission

16 Aug | The 22nd Offshore High Voltage Station leaves the ENGIE Fabricom yard in Hoboken

In a few days the 22nd Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) built at the Hoboken yard of ENGIE Fabricom by the consortium partners ENGIE Fabricom, Smulders and CG, will sail towards its destination to the Norther offshore wind farm. This offshore wind farm, a project by Elicio, Eneco & Diamong Generating Europe, is the largest of the Belgian coast and will provide power to close to 400,000 households. It’s being built 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeebruges. Anually the wind farm will produce 1.4 billion kWh renewable energy.

Policy & Markets

16 Aug | State of New Jersey selects Ramboll to be Offshore Wind Strategic Plan Partner

Ramboll will team with key New Jersey players to help the State secure a leadership role in the developing US offshore wind market.

Installation, Transport & Logistics

16 Aug | IMCA responds to growth of the marine renewable energy sector

  • Toolbox talks prompt guidelines planned for marine operations
  • Guidance on use of immersion suits when transferring from vessels at sea

Business & Finance

15 Aug | ENGIE North America Completes Financing of Live Oak Wind Project in Texas

ENGIE North America Inc. today announced it has signed construction and tax equity financing as well as a power hedge for the Live Oak Wind Project, located in Schleicher County, near San Angelo, in west Texas. With a total capacity of 200 MW, Live Oak is part of the Infinity Renewables portfolio recently acquired by ENGIE North America. Live Oak is scheduled to be online by the end of 2018.

Health, Safety & Environment

15 Aug | East Anglia ONE and TWO surveys completed

APEM has completed offshore wildlife surveys for the proposed East Anglia ONE North and TWO wind farms, photographing a combined area of over 1,000 square kilometres. The high quality data collected on behalf of Scottish Power Renewables during the two years of surveys will inform the ornithological and marine mammal environmental impact assessments for the developments.

Project Development & Execution

15 Aug | NEDO's new floating 2 bladed wind turbine completed at Kitakyushu port

Japanese NEDO(New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and its Consortium group(Marubeni, Hitz, Glocal, Eco Power, Tokyo University, Kyuden Mirai Energy) has completed the next generation floating offshore wind turbine and held exhibition for press reporters on 10 Aug. 2018 at Kitakyushu port.

Business & Finance

15 Aug | Infratil and Mercury to make full offer for Tilt Renewables

Infratil Limited (through its subsidiary Infratil 2018 Limited) ("Infratil") and Mercury NZ Limited ("Mercury") have today announced their intention to make a full takeover offer for Tilt Renewables Limited ("Tilt Renewables"). Infratil and Mercury already respectively hold or control 51.04% and 19.99% of the Tilt Renewables shares.

Business & Finance

15 Aug | Invis Energy closes second wind farm financing in 2018

London-based Asper Investment Management and the Craydel Group announced that financial close of a 43MW onshore wind farm in county Mayo took place this week. The Invis Energy partners have now raised over €130m of project finance debt in 2018, and this is the 7th wind farm financed together in Ireland.

Business & Finance

14 Aug | Texo Group Acquires Orca Subsea

Texo Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Aberdeen-based, Orca Subsea to form Texo Marine.

Operation & Maintenance

14 Aug | Product Update: Wind Farm Owners Can Now Detect Leading Edge Erosion From Data Alone

Using proprietary advanced analytics and machine learning, renewable energy AI software company Clir can detect and quantify the impact of leading edge erosion on wind farms.

14 Aug | Rampion grants over £230,000 to Sussex communities

19 community groups to receive a total of £230,249 from Rampion Fund second round.

Health, Safety & Environment

14 Aug | Heatwave hits European wind energy, boosts solar production

July performance maps highlight importance of balancing clean energy technology for climate resilience.