Tag Archive for offshore wind

Vattenfall to participate in tender Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4

Vattenfall announced today their plans to participate in the tender for the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 which will open on 1 March and close on 14 March. Previously, in March 2018, the Swedish developer already won the tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2. In September 2018, Vattenfall received…

€ 9 million citizen participation in wind farm Westermeerwind

Between 15 November 2018 and 31 January of this year, citizens of the municipalities of Urk, Noordoostpolder and former Lemsterland had the opportunity to financially participate via funds in the 144 MW nearshore wind farm Westermeerwind. Today, it was announced that 441 citizens have subscribed. Together, they subscribed for approximately € 9 million. Citizens were…

GeoSea, A2Sea, Tideway and EverSea merged into DEME Offshore

Belgian marine construction company DEME has launched a new business unit, DEME Offshore. The new unit integrates the groups’ subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea. The four offshore companies have seen a strong growth in the offshore energy market. By uniting the four subsidiaries, DEME Group  aims to provide the most comprehensive offering of solutions,…

Wind responsible for 14% of European electricity

WindEurope released their report, Wind Energy in Europe 2018, today. According to the findings, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW: 8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore. Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful…

Blue Cluster and Flemish Government sign cluster pact

On Friday 15 February, the Blue Cluster (De Blauwe Cluster) signed a cluster pact with the Flemish Government. The pact establishes the engagement of the spearhead cluster, the cluster members and the Flemish Government. The Flemish Government sees the potential of a blue economy and therefore wants to engage more in innovative initiatives in and…

The future of offshore wind at Maritime Energy Transition event 2019

On 14 March, the annual Maritime Energy Transition (MET) Event will take place at the VNAB building in Rotterdam. During this second edition, industry specialists will discuss the role of the maritime industry in the energy transition. With the urge for drastic steps in creating a more sustainable energy system, how does this impact the…

Shell, innogy and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies take final investment decision floating wind

Shell, innogy SE and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have taken the final investment decision on the €18 million ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation demonstration project. This is a next step in floating wind. The demonstration project will be tested off the Norwegian coast in 2020. TetraSpar modular floating foundation The TetraSpar is an innovation by SOT.…

Boskalis to perform inter-array cable repair activities

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced today it has signed a subsea cable integrity contract. The contract includes inter-array cable repair and replacement activities an offshore wind farm. Boskalis did not disclose the name of the offshore wind farm. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 80 million. Boskalis will utilize three anchored barge…

Europe adds 2.6 GW offshore wind in 2018

Europe added 2.6 GW of offshore wind capacity during 2018. This is an 18% increase with 2017. Offshore wind now represents 2% of all the electricity consumed in Europe. This is the conclusion of the report, ‘Offshore Wind in Europe – Key trends and statistics 2018’ that was released by WindEurope this week.  15 new…

Belgium proposes 4 GW offshore wind and 4.2 GW onshore wind by 2030

During a workshop organised by EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources), in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium, the draft text of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) was presented. In this draft Belgium promises a total renewables target of 18.3% for 2030. For 2020 the country’s renewable energy target is…