Europe's offshore wind sector to see rising demand for dedicated O&M vessels

Sep 27, 2016

About 25 offshore windfarms in Europe will require dedicated maintenance vessels by 2020, John Oosthoek, market intelligence manager for Offshore Renewables at Royal IHC, told Wind...

US outlines offshore targets; UK to extend CfD mechanism beyond 2020

Sep 13, 2016

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Offshore wind installation vessel capacity to tighten after 2020

Aug 30, 2016

The existing fleet of turbine and foundation installation vessels is well suited to serve the European offshore wind market in the short and mid-term but it will not be sufficient to...

European offshore wind developers shy away from multi-contracting

Aug 30, 2016

Most independent developers and utilities in Europe’s offshore wind sector are responding to new financing models and more complex projects by switching from multi-contracting to 2-3...

Tender design, output gains key to DONG’s record-low Borssele 1&2 offshore bid price

Aug 17, 2016

A competitive Dutch tender system and favorable site conditions were key to DONG Energy’s record-low bid strike price of 72.7 euros per MWh for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind...

Offshore platform bases set to cut downtimes, disrupt vessel market

Jul 19, 2016

Offshore accommodation platforms can boost turbine availability by several percent on larger wind farms and extend the reach of crew transfer vessels further offshore, industry experts...

US offshore project reveals major cost savings ahead of final PPA talks

Jul 5, 2016

The planned cost of the 21 MW Icebreaker Great Lakes wind project has fallen 17% in the last two years to $125 million and generation costs are expected to be lower than the 30 MW...

UK offshore extensions leverage site knowledge to lower installation costs

Jun 21, 2016

A flurry of U.K. offshore extension projects is set to yield major cost savings through a deeper understanding of site challenges, technological gains and economies of scale, industry...

Offshore wind storage projects to reveal output value gains

May 9, 2016

New U.K. and U.S. offshore wind projects will provide valuable data on battery usage as developers narrow in on the most profitable storage applications.


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