Vestas' 8 MW turbines get SPM equipment
MHI Vestas has installed the Swedish SPM Instruments Intellinova Parallel MB monitoring system on its 8 MW offshore wind turbines, of which 32 have been built at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. SPM Instrument wrote on its website.
Large order for V164-9.5 MW await Vestas|
Innogy has chosen MHI Vestas to be the preferred supplier of their 9.5 MW turbines for the 860 MW Triton Knoll wind farm in the British part of the North Sea. Developer and Partner Statkraft will use 90 of the upgraded V164 turbines, which is the world's most powerful.
Milestone reached in Hornsea Project One|
Last week, a milestone was reached in DONG Energy's Hornsea Project One when the helicopter deck was installed on the first of the total three transformer stations. It is Bladt Industries, headquartered in Aalborg, which will supply transformer stations to the world's largest wind farm
DONG Energy awards CWind a new contract|
CWind, part of Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy to install new and replace existing ports at the transitions (TP) at Gode Vind and Borkum Riffgrund wind farms in the German North Sea.
DONG won the world's largest windfarm|
DONG Energy has been awarded the contract to build the Hornsea Project Two wind farm at the lowest price ever in the UK. With a price of 57.50 GBP/MWh, the price of the CfD contract is 50 percent lower than the previous CfD round just two years ago.
|Cable work in Race Bank almost done|
All internal cables in the Race Bank offshore wind park have now been placed. The digging work is also close to being completed according to DONG Energy, the owner and developer of the 573 MW project off the North Norfolk coast in the British North Sea.
|Historical wind farm has now been taken down|
Vindeby wind farm was built in 1991 to demonstrate that it was possible to produce electricity at sea. In this way, the park's 11 wind turbines kicked off in an industry that currently employs 30,000 in Denmark and converts for approx. DKK 90 billion. See how the park is taken down.
Nordsee One two turbines from completion|
The turbine installation phase of the 332 MW Nordsee One wind turbine project in the German part of the North Sea is approaching completion as 52 of 54 Senvion 6.2 MW turbines are in place. This is stated by Reetec, one of the companies involved in the project.
Goldman Sachs plans to sell DONG shares|
The US investment bank Goldman Sachs has put 7,5 million shares in DONG Energy up for sale, DONG announced in an announcement to the stock exchange on Wednesday night. The sale is through New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. (NEI), indirectly owned by Goldman Sachs.
Vattenfall turbine service put out to tender|
Vattenfall seeks crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the construction, operation and maintenance of the 406 MW wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in the Danish part of the North Sea. The vessels will provide transport for technicians between the port of Esbjerg, possibly Hvide Sande, and the wind farm.
Aker BP gets drilling permits in the North Sea|
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, NPD, has granted Aker BP drilling permits for two wells in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The wells 25 / 2-19 S and 25 / 2-19 A will be drilled using Maersk Interceptor drilling rigs in the North Sea’s production license 442.
|DONG prepares Hornsea Project One |
DONG Energy is currently implementing the necessary preparations to start offshore work at the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, scheduled to start in September. The processors include, for example, removal of stones and potentially unexploded objects, UXO.
|DONG signs agreement on wing inspections|
DONG Energy has chosen Natural Power to provide inspection services on wings at wind farms in Great Britain, Denmark and Germany. The agreement includes 260 wind turbines, where a monitoring program must ensure maintenance and repair status, to ensure optimal turbines.
Cable for Kriegers Flak just arrived
Denmark's future largest wind farm at Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea will now be wired to Rødvig. The project was launched as one of the world's most advanced cable ships, NKT Victoria, ensured that the 45-km long submarine cable was installed in Rødvig.
Vestas dismantles giant turbine|
MHI Vestas dismantled its V164 prototype in the Østerild test center for large-scale wind turbines on August 15, after the wind turbine burned out on August 4. The wind turbine manufacturer is now starting a survey to determine the cause of the fire.
MT Højgaard loses wind turbine case |
MT Højgaard has been sentenced to pay almost DKK 200 million by the British Supreme Court, for repairs of damage to the foundations of turbines at the offshore wind farm Robin Rigg, owned by E.ON Climate and Renewables.
Sea cable worth DKK 15 billion is underway|
A 516 km. 1.4 GW capacity sea cable shall ensure the exchange of power between Norway and Germany. The joint venture project NordLink between Norway Statnett and German DC Nordseekabel has a budget of 2 billion euros - or DKK 15 billion.
|Maersk Oil's statement is inadequate|
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has received a statement from Maersk Oil on illegal emissions of chemicals in connection with the oil and gas production in the North Sea. The report is, however, inadequate and the board has given Maersk Oil until August 7 to provide the missing information.
|New strategic plan for the North Sea|
Today, the long-awaited oil and gas strategy for the Danish part of the North Sea was unveiled. It is developed in close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and the National Geological Surveys for Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
Bladt constructs the first Beatrice foundation|
Bladt Industries has successfully installed the top 3D structure on the bottom 3D structure of Jacket 1, which is the first of 30 jacket foundations for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project. The assembly began yesterday at 6.00 and ended at 8.30.
Vestas upgrades 3 MW turbines to 4 MW|
Vestas introduces the fourth generation of the 3MW platform since its launch in 2010 and now has eight turbines, including three new variants: V117-4.0 4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V150-4.0 4.2 MW. V150-4.0/4.2 MW offers the largest rotor in its class and gives the highest yield in low winds.
DONG booming in Britain|
The expansion in offshore wind causes DONG Energy to be one of the largest foreign investors in the UK energy sector. Now the company is also booming in the electricity market. DONG Energy has secured its largest contract in the UK corporate customer market delivery to Welsh Power.
Danish wind road show underway in the US|
Four Danish wind energy companies have joined the Danish Chamber of Commerce in a roadshow in the United States, where companies will meet with potential American partners on the American East Coast and at the Gulf of Mexico.
|MHI Vestas charters Vestvind|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has chartered United Wind Logistics' special vessel Vestvind for the transportation of V164-8.0 MW turbine components. Vestvind, which has received the MHI Vestas logo, has already started delivering the turbines to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
|DONG uses battery solution at wind farm|
DONG Energy will integrate battery plants in the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm to deliver frequency response. The first wind power and battery hybrid plant of its kind in an offshore wind farm must provide frequency response to stabilize the network frequency at 50 Hz and maintain its power in the main grid.
Statoil: Floating turbines in US and Japan|
Statoil has identified Japan and the two US states of California and Hawaii as leading markets for the development of floating offshore wind farms. Statoil develops the 30 MW Hywind Scotland, which, when it is in operation at the end of the year, becomes the first floating offshore wind farm at commercial level.
Recordbreaking turbines from Vestas again|
Today, Vestas has launched its newest and most powerful offshore wind turbine, V164-9.5 MW. The turbine is a further development of the world's most efficient wind turbine with 80-meter long wings. It is already the owner of the world record for production of power in 24 hours.
DONG businesses sold for 8,7 billion DKK|
DONG Energy writes in a stock exchange announcement that it has sold its oil and gas business to the chemical company INEOS, which is based in Switzerland and England, for a total of 8,7 billion DKK. 440 employees will be taken over by INEOS, the company writes.
Race Bank produces electricity for first time|
According to A2SEA, the fourth wind turbine was installed in the Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain on Friday May 19. Race Bank received its first turbine on May 9 and shortly after, the first electricity was delivered to the national electricity grid.
|20 wind turbines erected at Nordsee One|
20 of the 54 wind turbines in the Nordsee One wind farm have now been installed. It is shown in the latest press release from Galloper Wind Farm Limited, a jointventure headed by Innogy SE, which also owns Nordsee One together with Northland Power.
|New DONG Park supplies 230,000 homes|
DONG has officially launched its new Burbo Bank Extension wind turbine park out of Liverpool. It is the first offshorepark which uses Vestas' enormous V164-8.0 MW wind turbines commercially.
MHI Vestas expands production in Esbjerg|
Large demand for MHI Vestas' 8 MW turbine has brought the company to expand the production facilities at Esbjerg Harbor with 5,600 square meters. The facilities must produce Power Converter Modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas.
Goldman Sachs sells DONG shares|
Through its Luxembourg-based company New Energy Investment, Goldman Sachs has put 10,509,527 shares in DONG up for sale. This corresponds to approx. 2,5 pct. of the shares in the company. After the sale, Goldman Sachs will have approx. 4,5 pct. of its shares in DONG back.
Huge progress in orders at Siemens Wind|
Orders in the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables division amounted to approximately 3,1 billion EUR, around 23 billion DKK, in Q2 2017, compared to approximately 2,1 billion EUR, or 15,6 billion DKK, in the same period last year.
Bladt prepares Beatrice foundations|
Bladt Industries has successfully completed the first lifting operation of the external platform on the top jacket 3D structure for the first out of 30 jacket foundations for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, to be built in northern Scotland.
|The state will withdraw from North Sea fields|
The state will not continue as co-owner of the North Sea fields operated by DONG Energy when the company sells its oil and gas activities later this year. It happens even though the state has been struggling to become a co-owner for more than 30 years, Berlingske Business writes.
|Low oil prices cause losses in Nordsøfonden|
For the third consecutive year, the state-owned company Nordsøfonden experiences a big loss. In 2016 it was DKK 443 million. Which, however, was significantly less than the loss in 2015 of DKK 1,352 million, characterized by major write-downs and significant expenses for a lost arbitration case.
DONG Energy: Oil and gas is sold this year|
Dong Energy increased its earnings significantly from its oil- and gas division in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. But the plans to sell are maintained and expected to be completed this year, Dong said in its quarterly report.
Danish Wind Alliance seeks US partnerships|
Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, Semco Maritime and LICengineering join forces with the Danish Chamber of Commerce to create an integrated platform for partnerships with US companies.
DONG awarded German offshore projects|
The German Bundesnetzagentur has awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. For two of the projects - OWP West and Borkum Riffgrund West 2 - DONG Energy made bids at zero EUR per MWh
Offshore wind overtakes oil and gas|
There was a change of power in the energy sector in 2015. For the first time ever, offshore wind had a better turnover than oil and gas. It is presented in an analysis of the Danish offshore industry that Region Syddanmark has prepared.